Eating Smart for the Whole Body

untitled (4)  Melon and Citrus for Breasts:

Reason why: Melons and oranges are rich in immune-boosting vitamin C, and many studies have indicated that a diet heavy in vitamin C (from food, not supplements) helps prevent breast cancer.

 

 

 

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Rhubarb and Bok Choy for Bones

Reason why: Bok Choy is an excellent source of calcium, a mineral that’s essential for keeping bones strong and dense. And rhubarb,  is rich in vitamin K, which helps activate three proteins involved in bone health and increases bone-mineral density.

 

olive-01  Olives for Ovaries

Reason why: An Italian study found that women whose diets included lots of olive oil had a 30% lower risk of ovarian cancer. The exact reasons are unclear, but they believe the healthy fats in the oil may help suppress genes predisposed to causing cancer.

 

imagesCAKE1G2M  Walnuts for the Brain

Reason why: Walnuts, which kind of resemble a brain, are an excellent source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which help brain cells communicate with each other and are essential to cognitive performance, memory, and nerve health.

 

  imagesCAL709S5 Grapes For the Heart

 Reason why: Red and purple grapes contain flavonoids, which experts say protect against heart disease, as well as cancer and brain-aging. A recent study from the University of Michigan also found that grapes may help control your blood pressure.

 

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Sweet Potatoes for the Pancreas

Reason why: Pancreas-shaped sweet potatoes release sugars gradually into the bloodstream. That means they don’t stress the organ, which also helps regulate blood-sugar levels.

 

 

 

 

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