Thursday, February 05, 2009

Good Food

Or maybe it should be - Food that's good for you!

A couple of times this week I've come across lists of foods that are good for you that you should be including in your meals.  Bob and I are always reading about food and he's the one who does extensive online research.  I think these ideas are interesting to consider and worth sharing with you.

1.  Onions - help with cholesterol levels, especially in elevating the 'good' HDL.

2.  Celery - for high blood pressure.

3.  Cinnamon - close to insulin in chemical composition, it helps your body effectively use the natural insulin.  I've known for awhile that cinnamon can assist with diabetes prevention.

4.  Cloves - help the body handle sugar and act like a blood thinner.

5.  Mustard - specifically the curcumin (the reason mustard is yellow) which may help prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

And here's a list of some foods you should include in your diet several times every week:
- beets
- pumpkin seeds
- dried plums
- cabbage
- pomegranates
- blueberries
- pumpkin
- tumeric
- garlic
- onions
- oatmeal
- pears

So, how many have you used so far this week?  


  1. I believe I can boast a seven. When my Bp soared I was told to eat as much water based fruit / veg as I could swallow in any given day. Watermelon is the list topper, apparently!

  2. Thanks for this interesting and informative post. I'm printing it out and putting it in my cookbook.