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– Raspberries are packed with fiber and manganese. Fiber helps slow the digestive process so you feel full longer. Manganese is a trace mineral that helps keep your metabolic rate high, which in turn burns fat. Raspberries seed oil has a natural sun protection factor. It contains high amounts of polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-cancer properties.

– Blueberries and oat bran contain a powerful antioxidant that may also lower LDL cholesterol.

– Strawberries contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure and ensure a healthy immune system.

– Pomegranates combats hardening of the arteries and related diseases like heart attacks and strokes. They may also be a supplement for maintaining joint integrity and function.

– Tomatoes contain Lycopene a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation. When tomato products are heat processed the bioavailablity of the Lycopene actually increases rather than the anticipated decrease.

Citrus fruit contain vitamin C that have antioxidant properties and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and some forms of cancer.

– Spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory and Swiss chard are excellent sources of fiber, folate and a wide range of carotenoids.  Foods containing carotenoids protect against cancers of the mouth, pharynx and larynx.  Dark green leafy vegetables can inhibit the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells, skin cancer cells, lung cancer and stomach cancer.

– Eggs and soymilk are a source of protein.  Eggs increases blood levels, may stave off macular degeneration by protecting the retina from light damage.  Eggs may increase weight loss.

– Quinoa is also a source of protein.  This grain prevents migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis.

– Walnuts a source of protein and fiber.  Raw almonds, avocados and flaxseeds can help prevent LDL “bad” cholesterol and may help improve memory.  Raw almonds contains vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for skin health.

– Extra Virgin Olive Oil has fatty acids that also help skin resist UV damage, lowers cholesterol, helps prevent obesity and helps ward off hunger pains.

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