Each day scientists uncover new interactions between food and health. This has led to the marketing of superfoods. But to find foods with real health superpowers, you don’t need to buy costly supplements or fancy exotic fruit juice. Many of the foods we see everyday at the store are just as good at fighting diseases and promoting health.
The best everyday foods to:
Detox naturally: Lemon, dark leafy greens, garlic, asparagus, avocado, and watermelon
Fight infections: garlic, onions, green tea, broccoli sprouts
Repair DNA: carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, dark leafy greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, red peppers
Prevent cancer: green tea, grapes, strawberries, blackberries, walnuts, broccoli, and cabbage
Fight heart diseases: flaxseeds, grapes, eggplant, blackberries, and tomatoes
Make your skin glow: carrots, papaya, beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, red peppers
Prevent sun damage: tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, carrots, beets, and red peppers
Prevent autoimmune diseases: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cabbage, peaches, and nectarines
Lower bad cholesterol: pumpkin, rice, yams, dark leafy greens, and broccoli
Boost immune system: kale, daikon, arugula, buckwheat, and wheat germ
Fight osteoporosis: green tea, dark leafy greens, broccoli, almonds, and sesame seeds
Do you use foods as medicine? What foods do you eat to target a specific health condition?