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My Top Five Superfoods

Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

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  • Seasonal change brings a bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables, but a few botanical powerhouses stand out for their exceptional nutrition
  • Tomatoes, avocados, berries, cucumbers, and leafy greens top my list for overall health benefits, especially for their anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic attributes
  • You can enrich your diet even further by adding juicing, sprouting, and fermenting
  • One new study identified chemical compounds in black raspberries that suppress the growth of tumor cells; a compound in strawberries, fisetin, may protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss
  • A second new study found that avocados, when consumed with orange vegetables, significantly increases absorption and conversion of the carotenoids into vitamin A

By Dr. Mercola

Seasonal changes come with abundant health benefits, including a bounty of wonderfully tasty superfoods. Eating more fresh vegetables is one of the simplest steps you can take to improve your overall health.


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