Nutrition & Fitness

Fabulous Figs and Other Fruit

By Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN

Sweet and delicious raw, dried, or as jam, figs are one of the plant kingdom’s brightest stars in terms of calcium and fiber content. However, what really labels figs as a bona fide heart attack prevention superfood is their extraordinary amount of carotenoids, most notably lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene. Few foods on earth are known to contain such an array of heart-health-promoting antioxidants.

Studies show that heart disease death rate drops with each added fruit serving!

That is why figs and other fruit are part of a plan I developed to reverse heart disease, and/or to build good heart health to hopefully avoid heart troubles. My full program is detailed in Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease (PreventaSecondHeartAttack.com). The other key food groups are olive oil, leafy greens, lentils and other legumes, salmon and other seafood, walnuts and flaxseeds, oatmeal and other whole grains, and red wine. Dark chocolate is a bonus food in this plan. Yeah! Read More….
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