The New York Times has a great article on the 11 best foods you aren’t eating. The post, originally published last June, has a list of healthful foods recommended by nutritionist and author Dr. Jonny Bowden.
Dr. Bowden recommends adding these 11 foods to your grocery list:
Beets — a good source of folate and have natural red pigments that may help fight cancer
Cabbage — has lots of nutrients including one that may boost cancer-fighting enzymes
Swiss Chard — protects aging eyes
Cinnamon — may help control blood sugar and cholesterol
Pomegranate Juice — packed with antioxidants and may help lower blood pressure
Prunes — also packed with antioxidants
Pumpkin Seeds — contain magnesium which in high levels may lower your risk for early death
Sardines — contain omega-3 fatty acids and a variety of vitamins and nutrients
Turmeric — may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties
Frozen Blueberries — linked with better memory in animal studies
Canned Pumpkin — high in fiber and vitamin A
I’m glad beets and pumpkin made the list, I’m a big fan of both. I’ll definitely be including more of these foods into my diet!
Click here to see the New York Times post which includes more on the health benefits and ways to prepare and eat each food.
Dr. Bowden is the author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.”