You know that I’m a big fan of food; more specifically, good, nutritious food. There is an avalanche of new and continuing evidence for the following foods.

Nuts and seeds: loaded with calcium, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and omega-3 fatty acids, nuts help reduce the risk of heart disease, the nation’s #1 killer. They also boost your brainpower and help balance moods.

Berries, a rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients which protect cells from damage from free-radicals (I say free them all). Also so a great source of vitamin C and fiber.

You know about fish and omega-3’s, the info has been non-stop for several years,and with good reason; salmon, herring, trout, sardines, mackerel, two or three times per week, help with blood vessels, preventing stroke and heart attacks-new studies indicate it also may help with arthritis.

Tomatoes ( I love tomatoes). Help decrease the risk of prostate, breast lung, and stomach cancers, and helps keep the blood from clumping, which can lead to strokes.

Beans, Beans, Beans. All types of beans are nutritional powerhouses. They help prevent obesity and help combat free-radical buildup. Plus, they taste good in all most all dishes.

brocoli. I know your Mom made you eat it, but you should love her for it. Part of the cruciferous vegetables, it is known to be especially protective against cancers, and helps to boost the immune system, along with good colon health.

Pomegranate. I drink this every day with my supplements; it combats free-radicals that cause such afflictions as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, heart disease, cancers, and premature aging.

These are but a few; I’ll have more superfoods shortly. I love food, especially when it’s good for you.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.