I love sharing these tidbits from magazines to provide you with healthy alternatives/choices for your life.

The article I am sharing shows which super foods assist in our health as well which ones come out of top as being more beneficial.

Breast Cancer Fighter
Brussels Sprouts VS Broccoli???

Winner: Brussels Sprouts
One cup of each of these veggies contains your full recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamins C and K, but the sprouts blow broccoli out of the water with significantly more glucosinolates. When glucosinolates break down in the body, they produce compounds that have been found to inhibit the growth of some cancer cells. Raw is more beneficial otherwise try steaming them. (boiling reduces amount of cancer fighting glucosinolates).

Best Waist Whittler
Blueberries VS Raspberries

Winner: Raspberries
While blueberries are known for their high antioxidant content and can help protect against cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease, when it comes to weight loss, red wins out. Raspberries have 31 percent fewer calories, about 1/3 the sugar, and 46 percent fewer carbs than blueberries. Raspberries is the better choice. One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fibre compared to just 3.6 in blueberries. Fibre slows digestion to help keep you from overeating.

Best Mood Booster
Sunflower Seeds VS Pumpkin Seeds

Winner: Pumpkin Seeds
They have similar calories per ounce but pumpkin seeds have 68 percent more tryptophan, an amino acids that aids in the production of serotonin, a mood-regulating neurotransmitter. Pumpkin seeds also offer more than five times as much magnesium per cup. Having the daily required magnesium requirement (approx. 320 milligrams for women and 400 mg for men – Dr. Oz show) were less likely to be depressed than those diets that contained less.

Best Bone Builder
Flaxseeds VS Chia Seeds

Winner: Chia Seeds
Both contain high levels of heart-healthy omega-3s but chia seeds are a better source of calcium, with two table spoons providing 16 percent of your RDA – four and a half times that of the same quantity of ground flax. Chia seeds have nearly 150 percent more phosphorus and more than 100 percent more manganese (two minerals important in bone formation) than flaxseeds.

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