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10 Foods that should be in every family’s fridge!

August 30, 2010 by  
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Take a look at this list of 10 foods you should find in every healthy fridge. Mum’s tell your guys to discard their packs of beers and the sodas and install these items for the sake of your loved ones.

1. Orange Juice

Fresh orange juice is a source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), potassium, folic acid(Vitamin B9).

2. Milk

The amount of calcium from milk that is absorbed by the human body is disputed. Calcium from dairy products has a greater bioavailability than calcium from certain vegetables, such as spinach, that contain high levels of calcium-chelating agents, but a similar or lesser bioavailability than calcium from low-oxalate vegetables such as kale, broccoli, or other vegetables in the Brassica genus.

3. Nuts

Several epidemiological studies have revealed that people who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. Recent clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations. Although nuts contain various substances thought to possess cardioprotective effects, scientists believe that their Omega 3 fatty acid profile is at least in part responsible for the hypolipidemic response observed in clinical trials.

In addition to possessing cardioprotective effects, nuts generally have a very low glycemic index (GI).[2]insulin resistance problems such as diabetes mellitus type 2. Consequently, dietitians frequently recommend nuts be included in diets prescribed for patients with

One study found that people who eat nuts live two to three years longer than those who do not. However, this may be because people who eat nuts tend to eat less junk food.

4. Frozen Berries

Berries’ ranking in the top 10 foods containing cancer-fighting antioxidants

5. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. Cranberry juice can help cure, prevent, and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections by reducing E. coli bacteria found in the urinary tract. This works by altering the molecular structure of the fimbriae on the virulent strains of the bacteria that cause the infections. Cranberry juice has no effect on strains of E. coli that do not contain fimbriae. Also Cranberry juice can help prevent kidney.

6. Lettuce

Lettuce is a fat free, low calorie food and is good for a well balanced diet. It is a valuable source of vitamin A and folic acid. Lactucarium (or “Lettuce Opium”) is a mild opiate-like substance that is contained in all types of lettuce. Both the Romans and Egyptians took advantage of this property eating lettuce at the end of a meal to induce sleep.

7. Eggs

Chicken eggs are the most commonly eaten eggs. They supply all essential amino acids for humans,[17]vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also an inexpensive single-food source of protein. and provide several vitamins and minerals.

8. Avocado

High avocado intake has been shown to have an effect on blood serumcholesterol levels. Specifically, after a seven day diet rich in avocados,hypercholesterolemia patients showed a 17% decrease in total serum cholesterol levels. These subjects also showed a 22% decrease in both LDL(bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels and 11% increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels.

9. Canned Anchovies, Sardines or Herring

They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which can help maintain a healthy heart. Recent studies suggest that regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. vitamin D, calcium, B12and protein. These fatty acids can also help control blood sugar level. Not only are sardines high in omega-3 fatty acids, but they are also a good source of vitamin D, calcium, B12 and protein.

10. Broccoli and other Green Vegetables

Broccoli is high in vitamin C and soluble fiber and contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancerdiindolylmethane and selenium. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of Vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of Vitamin C. The 3,3′-Diindolylmethane only found in broccoli is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity. Broccoli also contains the compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anticancer compound sulforaphane, though the benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled more than ten minutes. A high intake of broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

If you are reading this, don’t forget to tell your Mum to install these 10 foods as long as your aren’t already consuming some of them.

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