Eat Your Way Healthy
Food does more than help you manage your health conditions — it can actually prevent those conditions in the first place! It can also improve your mood, your skin, and even your memory! I’ve discovered the hidden powers of everyday foods, and now I want to share them with you! Let’s get started — just choose your health condition above.
The Power of Chocolate
Scientists have discovered that the antioxidant flavonoids in dark chocolate can lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve the elasticity of blood vessels, and may increase HDL (“good” cholesterol). Dark chocolate contains more than double the amount of flavonoids as milk chocolate. So reach for a brand that is 70 percent dark chocolate. But don’t overdo it — dark chocolate is also rich in calories and fat.
Boost Your Memory
The color of fruits and vegetables — blue blueberries, red apples, green broccoli — is caused by natural compounds called phytochemicals. Many phytochemicals are antioxidants, which help prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries, ensuring good blood flow to the brain — and boosting memory! Blueberries are one of many foods that have this natural healing power.