Pharmaceuticals are not the only way to improve health and lower illness risk. Healthy eating is tastier and more medicinal. Foods can treat many ailments.
Eating broccoli and other green vegetables regularly can enhance your health and minimize disease risk.
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids found in spinach, may reduce breast cancer risk when ingested in large amounts.
A 2019 meta-analysis found that eating beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes often reduced the risk of heart disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Oatmeal's blood sugar-lowering effects can prevent and even treat type 2 diabetes. Beta-glucan, a soluble fiber in oats, supports metabolic health.
Each apple has 4.5 grams of blood pressure-lowering fiber and a healthy dose of quercetin, a powerful anti-hypertensive according to American Heart Association studies.
Blueberries and their anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory, vascular, blood sugar, and gut flora-balancing properties, according to a 2020 Advances in Nutrition review.