Heart-Healthy Foods~

Heart-Healthy Foods~

Some technical terms u should know>>

Antioxidants = substances that protect your cells against the damage of free radicals.

Flavonoids = a type of antioxidant in plants.

Carotenoids = the red, orange and yellow pigments in plant foods.

Free Radicals = molecules that cause cell damage. Free radicals are sometimes created by our bodies as natural by-products. They can also come from smoke, air pollution, exposure to UV light, radiation, etc.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids = essential fatty acids that the body needs but must be obtained from the diet. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Symptoms of deficiency include: fatigue, depression, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, poor circulation.

Phytosterols = a plant based compound that works to slow or stop the absorption of cholesterol made by the liver and cholesterol from food.

1. Tomatoes
2. Red bell peppers
3. Carrots
4. Papaya
5. Sweet Potato
6. Salmon
7. Cantaloupe
8. Acorn Squash
9. Asparagus
10. Broccoli
11. Oranges
12. Spinach —


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