Health And Health Of Flavonoid Anthocyanin

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health-protecting flavonoid anthocyanin. Adding berries to the diet may even help slow the decline in brain function that can occur with aging. Try adding berries to cereal in the morning.

Cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are full of valuable nutrients. At the top of the list is a compound called sulforaphane, an enzyme in the body that detoxifies carcinogens before they damage cells. It may help to lower your risk of getting cancer. Cruciferous vegetables have the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells in the breast, uterine lining (endometrium), lung, colon, liver and cervix, and they are particularly effective in preventing breast cancer development in post-menopausal
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You may have heard about superfoods. You may even know superfoods can be good for you.

But do you know why?

Superfoods provide a host of benefits to help us live longer, healthier lives. They are high in phytonutrients, chemicals that occur naturally in food. They protect against cancer, diabetes, heart

disease and hypertension and may also boost your immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection.

Since they are available at local supermarkets, easy to grow in a garden, and found at many restaurants, superfoods can easily be added to your daily diet.

Here are 10 superfoods that offer a good start to a balanced diet for women:

Green leafy vegetables

These are one of nature’s best sources of folate

– a B vitamin that prevents birth defects, heart disease, dementia and colon cancer (the third most common cause of cancer in women). Folate also prevents vision loss and protects skin and bones. Another compound, called lutein, which is found in green leafy vegetables, helps prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of age-related vision loss. Lutein also can help prevent cataracts and it helps protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure. It appears lutein protects the fats in the top layer of skin, preventing dehydration, roughness and possibly even wrinkles. Green leafy vegetables also are an excellent source of vitamin K, a nutrient essential for bone development. Dairy products

Calcium is
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