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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Vilo Magee, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Vilo Magee

    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Broccoli

    Contains vitamins C, A, Beta Carotene and Fiber.

    Carrots

    2 carrots every other day provide enough beta carotene to reduce stroke risk by half for men who already have symptoms of heart disease

    Chili Peppers

    The heat source in chilis, capsaicin, is an antioxidant. Contains blood thinning properties to prevent strokes, lowers cholesterol, protects DNA against carcinogens, may stimulate release of endorphins ("natural high" chemicals)

    Spinach

    Contains vitamins A and C, folic acid and magnesium which help control cancer, reduces heart disease and stroke risk, blocks free radicals and may help prevent osteoporosis.

    Mushrooms

    Contain beta-glucan, which stimulates immune system. Shitake, enoki, zhuling and reishi all have anti-cancer and antiviral effects

    Tomatoes

    Contain lycopenes - an antioxidant more potent than vitamin C. Stimulates immune function and may slow degenerative diseases

    Strawberries

    Contains ellagic acid, which contains anti-cancer properties

    Papaya, Pineapple & Kiwi

    High amounts of enzymes that help combat everything from autoimmune diseases, allergies, and cancer to AIDS

    Mangoes

    Contains bioflavonoids that aid the immune system

    Citrus Fruits

    Contains vitamin C which helps your body fight cancers (lung, cervical, esophagus & stomach). Rich in bioflavonoids.

    Apricots

    Fresh apricots are high in beta-carotene. Also contains vitamin C and fiber.

    Bananas

    Rich in magnesium (helps protect circulatory system), potassium and slowly-absorbed sugars. Good source of pectin (a soluble fiber). Prevents radical swings in blood sugar

    Garlic

    May lower cholesterol and blood pressure. May contain chemicals capable of destroying cancer cells

    Green Tea

    Green tea contains polyphenols, which may reduce heart disease, cancer and stroke risk

    Beans

    High in protein and complex carbohydrates. Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Contains phytochemicals and protease inhibitors that may help prevent cancer

    Soybeans & Tofu

    Lowers "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in bloodstream which reduces heart disease risk. Studies have shown that people who regularly eat soy products have reduced risk or lower rates of prostate, colon, lung, rectal and stomach cancers.

    Salmon

    Contains omega-3 oils to fight heart disease. Contains calcium, magnesium, protein and B-vitamins.

    Oats

    Oat bran lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. May reduce risk of colon cancer. Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.
     
  2. fat_wilhelm

    fat_wilhelm Black Belt

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    Nice list. Don't forget cranberries and blueberries, though.
     
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    This nice little website displays a list of the most nutritional foods along with a bar chart rating them on our % RDA. There are also some good recipes on there but dont bother taking their "Food Advisor" test, I know I eat very well and they still insist I'm only getting 29% of my vitamins per week.

    http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php
     
  5. icedog11

    icedog11 Banned Banned

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    Here is one most of you may not have heard of avalible in pasta form at natural groceries

    Quinoa
    Nutritionally, quinoa might be considered a supergrain--although it is not really a grain, but the seed of a leafy plant that's distantly related to spinach. Quinoa has excellent reserves of protein, and unlike other grains, is not missing the amino aicd lysine, so the protein is more complete (a trait it shares with other "non-true" grains such as buckwheat and amaranth). The World Health Organization has rated the quality of protein in quinoa at least equivalent to that in milk. Quinoa offers more iron than other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate (folic acid).
     
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    Very interesting, Icedog. What do you do w/ it cooking-wise? I've heard of it, but I don't think I've eaten it, unless I did so w/o knowing.
     
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    Tastes tons better than whole wheat pasta. I get it in angel hair pasta form and usually eat it with shrimp and tomato sauce over it. I hate whole wheat pasta leaves a bad taste in my mouth.It can be bought in raw form and used to replace any other grain in breads pasta ect.
     
  8. fat_wilhelm

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    Thanks. So it's formed into pasta and other various treats. I think I may stop at the little organic grocery on my way home and try to find some.
     
  9. Jaxx

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    Not really a food per say but the humble aspirin has many health benefits.

    Some doctors recommend that people over 50 should take a little everyday.

    However due to the blood thinning qualities of aspirin it should not be taken if one is healing wounds.
     
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    You can usually find it as a pasta. It is pronounced Keen-wa
     
  11. Goth_Judoka

    Goth_Judoka A rainbow in the dark!

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    Corned Beef Hash for people on Carnal's plan!!
     

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