My beloved Google and I were doing a little research on cholesterol earlier and I came across a great web site I’d never heard of before (Health Castle.com). I found exactly what I was looking for and then some.
One of the best, most informative articles I read was titled “5 Super Foods: The Next Generation.” With respect given to Garlic, Broccoli, Soy, and Peanuts (Salmon made the cut), Health Castle listed the following as the next generation of Power Foods:
- Flax Seed
- Dark Greens
I thought the information on pomegranate was especially interesting:
Pomegranate has quickly become one of the most talked about super foods in the past two years. Pomegranate fruits contain polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins, which are all beneficial antioxidants. On the other hand, pomegranate juice contains high levels of antioxidants – higher than most other fruit juices,red wine or tea. Preliminary evidence suggested that drinking concentrated pomegranate juice may reduce cholesterol. It was further suggested that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice a day for one year reduced blood pressure (particularly systolic pressure) and slowed down low density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) oxidation.
The first chance you get, read what they have to say about the other Super Foods. Be sure to bookmark the site and give it a good once over – there’s a lot of really great information just waiting to be uncovered.