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10 Food Items Suitable For Maintaining Optimal Health!

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10 Food Items Suitable For Maintaining Optimal Health!

Being at the peak of optimal health should be the goal of every individual. As the saying goes, 'Health is Wealth'. Certain food items will help you to reach the pinnacle of health if they are consumed regularly. These foods will not only keep you healthy and fit, but will also help the body to function properly with the nutrients it receives from them. 

Given below is a list of foods that you should be eating for optimal health:

1. Garlic

Garlic contains a compound called "Allicin" which is the major component to make garlic a healthy food item. Garlic is very effective to cure common colds and flu. Garlic also helps reduce high blood pressure. It reduces bad cholesterol and improves good cholesterol levels in the blood. Garlic also helps to detoxify your body. Treating osteoarthritis is another great benefit of garlic.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics which control bacterial growth which is harmful to your body. It also provides your body with calcium.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli contains sulphur which makes this green vegetable a cancer fighter. It contains sulforaphane which gives it this property.

4. Oats

Oats help to control blood pressure and cholesterol level in the blood. They are also a great source of fibre for the body. Oats help keep your heart healthy. 

5. Beets

Beets are a rich source of multi-vitamins. They help to lower blood pressure and also lower the risk of any cardiovascular disease. Beets also help detoxify the body.

6. Cabbage

Cabbage helps reduce the risk of having cancer. It also prevents heart diseases, gastrointestinal problems and Alzheimer's disease. Cabbage is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, which help it prevent osteoarthritis. 

7. Fish

Fish helps to control blood pressure. Fish oil can help slow down mental ageing. The omega-3 fatty acids present ion fish are very important sources of protein.

8. Eggs

Eggs are rich sources of proteins. They aid in the body-building process and the repair and maintenance of the body.

9. Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of anti-oxidants, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Omega-3 fatty acids. It helps fight cancer and also detoxifies the body.

10. Tomatoes

The vitamins and phytonutrients in tomatoes make them such a healthy food option which keeps cancer and heart diseases at bay.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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