Bulgur rates the highest on the insoluble fiber scale, at 8.6 grams per serving with spelt and barley coming in second and third.
Providing more than 15 grams of total fiber per cup, lentils also have high potassium content which helps lower blood pressure and is also low on the glycemic index.
Fish provides marine-based omega-3 in the form of DHA and EPA which are essential for lowering blood
cholesterol, maintaining brain function and may assist in preventing Alzheimer’s Disease. Vegetarians should
consider taking an algae-based DHA supplement.
Half an avocado actually has more potassium than a whole banana and is a good source of heart-friendly monounsaturated fatty acids, the same fat found in olive oil.
Plums and other foods in the purple food group collectively have the highest antioxidant level of all the colors. Enjoy plums, blueberries, blackberries and concord grapes.
Contains monounsaturated fatty acids that can protect against serious illness including heart disease.
Known to contain certain antioxidants, drinking red wine in moderation may help prevent coronary artery disease.
Broil instead of frying whenever possible
Eat sprouted grain bread.
Creamy salad dressings
Use olive oil and vinegar.
Substitute with brown rice.
Get your sweet fix with fresh fruit.
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