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Winter 2017
Olive Oil
Aside from making arterial walls more elastic, olive oil has many of the same beneits that walnuts do. As far as bodybuilders and other athletes are concerned, adding olive oil to your meals is a necessity to balance out our fat intake.
Blueberries
Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other known fruit or vegetable. Just one serving contains more antioxidants as ive servings
of carrots, apples, broccoli, or squash. These high anti-oxidant levels help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and degenerative
eye diseases.
Spinach
Studies show that the more spinach eaten, the lower the risk of almost every type of cancer.
Tomatoes
Tomatoes are on my list for one main reason, or rather, one main nutrient: lycopene. This member
of the carotenoid family could be the silver bullet in preventing prostate cancer. Consider the 1995 study that showed men who ate ten or more
servings a week of tomatoes reduced their risk of prostate cancer by 35% and their risk of aggres- sive prostate cancer by 50%.
Turkey Breast
Turkey is practically the leanest piece of meat on the planet. It’s inexpensive and has a nice array
of nutrients.
yogurt
yogurt contains probiotics which help your diges- tive system function properly. Gastrointestinal problems
are likely at the root of a lot of health problems. yogurt that contains live active cultures of bacteria encourages the
growth of “good” bacteria and hampers the growth of the “bad”.
Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is another excellent source of protein. What sepa- rates this protein source from others is that cottage cheese is one of the
top food sources of casein (a slow-digesting milk protein). The fact that it is digested slowly means that it provides a steady release of amino acids to rebuild
and repair muscle ibers, and to help prevent muscle breakdown. n
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