Nutritious Food Groups

Healthy FoodsFor a Healthy Diet

These nutritious foods can build health, ward off disease, and taste wonderful!

  • Fatty fish—broiled, baked or grilled—may lower triglycerides and blood pressure, increase good cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of clotting.
  • Whole grains are full of fiber, flavor and texture. They may lower your risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes and cancer.
  • Tomatoes practically burst with B and C vitamins, minerals and lycopene, which may reduce your risk of cancer and heart attack.
  • Berries (such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or raspberries) provide antioxidants, which may lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also high in fiber and taste great!
  • Cruciferous & “leafy green” vegetables—cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy and brussels sprouts—give you vitamins A and C, fiber and phytochemicals that may reduce your risk of cancer. They’re cholesterol-free, low in fat and calories too.
  • Soy is so beneficial you’ll want to find a palatable source—it may protect against cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
  • Fat-free, fortified dairy products provide protein, calcium, trace minerals and vitamin D. They may help ward off osteoporosis, hypertension, stroke and colon cancer.
  • Nuts are high in protein, minerals and vitamins while being cholesterol-free. Their omega-3 fatty acids may reduce your bad cholesterol—LDL—and your risk of heart attack or coronary artery disease.
  • Green tea provides flavonoids, which may prevent heart problems and certain cancers.

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