Friday, September 29, 2006

8 Ways to Healthier Eating

The Toronto Star put together their food section's top eight ways to improve your diet.

Here they are:

Blueberries - They're a low-calorie source of fibre and antioxidants. If eaten regularly, may improve short-term memory and reduce the cellular damage associated with aging.

Almonds - Delicious. Plus, they contain magnesium, iron, calcium, fibre, riboflavin and vitamin E, an antioxidant. Most fat in almonds is monounsaturated, which can help lower cholesterol levels when substituted for other fats.

Broccoli - Provides vitamin C, beta-carotene (an antioxidant) fibre, calcium, potassium, and phytonutrients - compounds that may help prevent diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Salmon - An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to help the heart. Salmon is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is a good source of protein.

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