Some foods pack more punch than others. Here are five foods that have a lot of disease-fighting power:
Salmon: As far as seafood goes, this delicious fish is one of your best food sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can help keep your heart rate steady, lower your triglycerides – a type of blood fat -- and slow the growth of atherosclerotic plaque.
Broccoli: It may not rank as the favorite food of kids, but as an adult you can probably appreciate the health benefits that broccoli offers. Experts think anti-cancer substances in the green veggies may act as antioxidants or encourage enzymes that detoxify harmful chemicals in your body.
Almonds: These tasty nuts are a good source of fiber and the antioxidant Vitamin E, and the fat they contain is mostly monounsaturated, which is considered a “good” type of fat that can help lower your cholesterol.
Blueberries: These vivid little orbs are chock-full of antioxidants, which can help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer by neutralizing free radicals, rogue oxygen molecules that can contribute to atherosclerosis and damage your DNA.
Green tea: This drink contains chemicals called polyphenols, which act as antioxidants. It may help control your blood sugar and lower your cholesterol. All these add up to plenty of good reasons to switch some of your daily servings of soda with green tea.
— Courtesy of ARAcontent