Get your hands dirty by planting a superfood garden. These 10 fruits and vegetables are loaded with potent antioxidants, vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds that have a number of health benefits.
The vitamin K in kale and other leafy greens helps protect your heart from a condition in which the left ventricle becomes enlarged and the heart can’t pump as effectively as it should.
A study found that patients who ate three servings of carotenoid-rich spinach per week lowered their risk of developing macular degeneration by 43 percent.
Legumes slow down the body’s absorption of sugar, which is important for people with diabetes.
One study found the antioxidants in citrus fruits could stave off obesity-related diseases.
Some pots, pans and other cooking tools are made of metals that can leach into the food they cook. Uncoated aluminum can easily melt; copper has been linked to illness, and some ceramic cookware contains lead. So, choose stainless steel cookware and bakeware that can be easily cleaned. Nonstick, scratch-resistant, anodized aluminum cookware is also a good choice.
This content appeared in San Diego Health, a publication in partnership between Scripps and San Diego Magazine that celebrates the healthy spirit of San Diego.