Thursday, October 28, 2010




Some foods that are seriously good for us just get no respect in the average diet. Men’s Health magazine suggests juicing up your diet with a bigger bite of these:

CELERY: It’s no mere garnish. Celery is loaded with bone-healthy silicon and cancer-fighting phenolic acids. It can lower blood pressure and reduce belly fat.

SEAWEED: Most Americans only eat it if it’s wrapped around sushi, but seaweed is packed with calcium and potassium. Buy sheets of seaweed in a health store, use a coffee grinder to grind it to powder, and use it as a salt substitute.

HEMP SEEDS: No, they won’t make you high, but they’re rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce risk of heart attack or stroke, and they have lots of protein. Add them to cereals or salads.

SCALLOPS: These babies are 80 percent protein, and contain magnesium and potassium. They’re easy to prepare, too. Just season, sear in olive oil, and eat.

DARK MEAT: Chicken or turkey legs have a little more fat than the white meat, but most is the “good” unsaturated kind. So, you feel fuller longer, eat less later, and get the heart-healthy benefits of higher levels of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

LENTILS: Lentils have a huge amount of belly-filling fiber, and more folate than spinach. They’re a great substitute for rice or pasta in any dish.

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