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Top 5 healthy foods

Every day, it seems, we wake up to a new “superfood” that will change your life. With the plethora of information available, how can you know what’s really good for you? Here are the 15 best foods you should eat, according to our experts:

Fish

smaller portions of red meat to reduce your risk of diseases such as stroke, heart disease and cancer.” – Bob Kanter, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis.

2. Broccoli or any other cruciferous vegetable

” foods are rich in nutrients, including glucosinolates, which are very important in detoxification processes. They are best served raw or steamed for five to 10 minutes.” – Alex Nella, Registered Paediatric Dietitian

3. Beetroot
– red, yellow, golden – or part – root or green – they contain a wonderful amount of protective carotenoids. Evidence suggests that their dietary nitrates can be converted to nitric oxide and improve endurance exercise.” – Alex Nella, Registered Paediatric Nutritionist

4. spinach and other green leafy vegetables

” They are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that may help protect against macular degeneration.” – Jeffrey Caspar, professor of ophthalmology at the Davis University Eye Centre.

5. Kale

It has lots of nutrients, lots of antioxidants and can help lower cholesterol.” – Brandee Waite, UC Davis Sports Medicine Fellowship Director

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