Should I Be Eating… ?

food-index-165Choose from hundreds of foods, from almonds to zucchini, and find out their effects on your health.

Find out the hidden health benefits in your favorite foods. Browse the index from A to Z and discover the powerful nutrients, vitamins, and minerals each food contains β€” plus the medical conditions and concerns these foods can help treat.

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  • Kale
    Kale is a cruciferous and leafy green vegetable from the cabbage family, similar to collard greens. Because it’s a high-quality carb and very low in calories, kale can help you manage type 2 diabetes and is a terrific addition to any weight-loss plan. It's also packed with nutrients: It's a good source of antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which help maintain healthy eyes, hair, and skin. The calcium and potassium in kale help keep your bones and teeth strong and may prevent PMS symptoms. Kale is also high in the anti-inflammatory antioxidant quercetin, which protects against a...
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  • Ketchup
    Ketchup is a good source of lycopene, a carotenoid that may help protect against certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, and other conditions. Ketchup can be part of a healthy diet when used in moderation. However, some people smother their food in ketchup and those 15 calories per tablespoon add up fast β€” and may derail your weight-loss program β€” so use it sparingly. Unfortunately, ketchup contains added sugar, so people with type 2 diabetes need to keep that in mind and be stingy with its use. Because ketchup is tomato-based, in rare instances, it may be a trigger for migraines. Ketchup...
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  • Kiwi
    Kiwi is a tropical fruit that is a good source of vitamins C and E, antioxidants that help prevent and manage arthritis, cataracts, and macular degeneration, as well as maintain healthy hair and skin. Like most fruit, kiwi is a high-quality carbohydrate made up of mostly water, making it a good addition to a weight-loss plan.
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  • Kohlrabi
    Kohlrabi, also known as the German turnip, is a root vegetable that is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that may help prevent and manage arthritis and macular degeneration, and helps maintain healthy hair and skin. Kohlrabi also contains some antioxidants that may help improve memory.
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