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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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Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Beets

1 1/2 lbs quarter or thinly sliced raw veggies

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2-3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

– Preheat oven to 400°F.

– Clean and cut off the ends of the veggies.  Cut each in half, quarter or slices.

– Mix veggies in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh rosemary.

– Transfer raw veggies to a sheet pan and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until crisp outside and tender inside.

– Shake the pan from time to time to brown the veggies evenly.

– Sprinkle with more sea salt and serve hot and crispy.

Detox Cleansing Foods

Beets, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes with ginger flush you out.  If you feel sluggish, these veggies will accelerate things.  Beets are said to also lower blood pressure, sweet potatoes pack a super beta-carotene punch and ginger is good for your heart.  Brussels sprouts have high cancer-fighting properties.

I like to steam, grill and bake raw veggies.  Beets are wonderfully sweet.  They taste great with other veggies or alone.  I often eat raw veggies though out the day in small portions.

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