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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Fuhrman's Top Seven Foods for Good Health and Longevity

Seven Best & Seven Worst Foods for Health and Longevity

Top Seven Foods for Good Health and Longevity:

black raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, flax seeds, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, broccoli sprouts. ... These high nutrient foods, consumed regularly, will contribute to your health and longevity. What you eat -- now and when you were growing up -- dramatically affects the state of your health. The effect is cumulative, influencing everything from the amount of energy you have (or lack), to your emotional state, medical condition, and ultimately longevity.

... I selected these healthy foods because they contain the most powerful phytochemicals and anthocyanins which illustrate strong inhibition of chemocarcinogens.

Other foods with high antioxidant and high anti-cancer potential include walnuts, sunflower seeds, pomegranates, beets, cabbage, peppers, and parsley. Make your diet strongly cancer-protective and longevity-favorable by including these highly beneficial, nutritious foods. ...

Worst Seven Foods for Health and Longevity: Butter, cheese, potato chips and French fries, doughnuts, salt , sausage and hot dogs, pickled, smoked or barbequed meat

Foods high in saturated fat and trans fat are consistently associated with high cancer rates. Cheese and butter typically contain over ten times as much saturated fat as fish and white meat chicken and turkey. Salt has been consistently linked to stomach cancer and stroke, even in populations that eat diets low in saturated fat. Add the carcinogenic potential from heated and overcooked oils (usually trans containing), carbohydrates cooked at high heat (acrylamide formation) and you have a great cancer potion. The best foods to eat are the healthy, nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables. By making these antioxidant foods the major portion of your diet, you can protect yourself against cancer and other serious diseases. As you extend your youthful vigor into later years, you have contributed to your longevity by Eating to Live with a healthy, nutritious diet.

Reprinted in part from Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live plan

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