quinta-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2008

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Five foods to make your diet super by Juliette Kellow
Broccoli Packed with betacarotene, vitamins C and K, folate, potassium and phytochemicals which may help protect against cancer. Human studies show that people who eat broccoli have lower incidences of lung, colon, breast, ovarian and bladder cancers.
Tomatoes Low in fat, high in fibre and vitamin C, tomatoes also contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against prostrate, colon, lung and breast cancers.
Blackcurrants Rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins, antioxidants which help to mop up disease-causing free radicals, keep your heart healthy, maintain good vision and may help to slow memory loss.
Nuts Eating nuts four times a week may lower the risk of heart disease. They increase satiety, so also can help you to lose weight.
Watercress Rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that may protect against blindness. Also contains quercetin, a flavonoid that may protect against heart disease and cancer.

Five to leave on the shelf
Gogi berries
Despite claims that they’re packed with betacarotene and vitamin C, they’re not worth the £10 they can cost for a 250g pack. You’ll get as many vitamins by eating five portions of fruit and veg daily. Instead, have a handful of raisins for a fraction of the price.
Quinoa It claims to contain more high-quality protein than other grains, but lack of protein isn’t a problem in the UK. Brown rice contains just as much fibre but fewer calories – and for an eighth of the price.
Seaweed The main nutrients in seaweed – calcium, iron and iodine – can be found in other green veg such as spinach and sprouts.
Flax seeds These hard-to-find seeds are promoted as a rich source of essential fatty acids and cholesterol-reducing lignans. Yes, they're packed with nutrients, but you’ll get a similar dietary fix from sunflower or pumpkin seeds, available from your local supermarket.
Dark chocolate It may contain flavonoids, but it’s also high in calories, fat, saturates and sugar, excessive intakes of which have been linked to diseases in the UK. Get your flavonoids from a cup of tea.

2 comentários:

José Carlos Correia disse...

Brócolos?? Blagh!! Venha os belos bifes e as batatinhas fritas bem regados com bom vinho...
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Poison Ivy disse...

Vão sempre bem, mas felizmente também como brócolos, tomates, agrião, etc., por gosto!