Add These to Your Diet

The New York Times has a great article on the 11 best foods you aren’t eating. The post, originally published last June, has a list of healthful foods recommended by nutritionist and author Dr. Jonny Bowden.

Dr. Bowden recommends adding these 11 foods to your grocery list:

Beets — a good source of folate and have natural red pigments that may help fight cancer

Cabbage — has lots of nutrients including one that may boost cancer-fighting enzymes

Swiss Chard — protects aging eyes

Cinnamon — may help control blood sugar and cholesterol

Pomegranate Juice — packed with antioxidants and may help lower blood pressure

Prunes — also packed with antioxidants

Pumpkin Seeds — contain magnesium which in high levels may lower your risk for early death

Sardines — contain omega-3 fatty acids and a variety of vitamins and nutrients

Turmeric — may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties

Frozen Blueberries — linked with better memory in animal studies

Canned Pumpkin — high in fiber and vitamin A

I’m glad beets and pumpkin made the list, I’m a big fan of both. I’ll definitely be including more of these foods into my diet!

Click here to see the New York Times post which includes more on the health benefits and ways to prepare and eat each food.

Dr. Bowden is the author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.”