So many studies of the health benefits of this diet or that. But what should you eat?
MayoClinic.com lists 10 health foods.
Each recommendation meets at least 3 of the following criteria:
- Good or excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
- High in phytonutrients and antioxidant compounds, such as vitamins A and E and beta-carotene
- May help reduce risk of heart disease and other health conditions
- Low in calorie density, meaning you get a larger portion size with a fewer number of calories
- Readily available
The bottom line?
- Red beans
- Sweet potatoes
- Vegetable juice
- Wheat germ