15 Foods That Cure

Coffee


Beyond boosting alertness for up to 90 minutes, that morning cup is the number-one source of antioxidants and can help decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer's

Raspberries


Raspberries contain anthocyanins, which boost insulin production and lower blood sugar levels, providing a strong defense against diabetes.

Carrots


Pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lowest intakes

Salmon


Salmon and olive oil, raises good HDL cholesterol levels. And salmon contains a huge dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which can ward off heart disease.

Whole-grain Cereal


30 grams of fiber daily are half as likely to develop breast cancer, according to research. A bowl of Fiber One® with blueberries will get you halfway there.

White Tea


Drinking just one cup of tea a day may cut your risk of colon cancer in half. Antioxidants in the tea, called catechins, inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Shrimp


Aids bone density and is crucial in the generation of new cells. It is also a good source of vitamin D, an essential ingredient for bone strength.

Romaine Lettuce


The National Institutes of Health found that people who consume the most lutein—found in leafy greens— are 43 percent less likely to develop macular

Red Wine


An antioxidant in red wine called resveratrol may help extend life by neutralizing disease-causing free radicals

Jack Cheese


Eating less than a quarter ounce of Jack, Cheddar, Gouda, or mozzarella cheese will boost pH levels to protect your pearly whites from cavities.

Baked Potato


Potassium in your diet a baked potato will boost your intake by about 400 mg, but be sure to eat the skin will significantly lower your blood pressure.

Beef


Iron in the meat stimulates hair turnover and replenishment. Beef is also rich in zinc, which helps guard against hair loss.

Garlic


Compounds in garlic have been shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by up to 50 percent.

Grapefruit


Reduce your risk of developing lung cancer by up to 50 percent. Grapefruit contains naringin, which may help lower levels of cancer-causing enzymes.

Olive Oil


Antioxidants found in olives have been shown both to raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, making olive oil a doubly potent

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