The most powerful foods in the produce aisle



Fill your grocery cart with these 10 powerful foods, and you have all the ingredients you need to protect your health. They’re bursting with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and natural plant chemicals to battle the most common problems of aging.


Food Health Benefits How it works


aid digestion

soluble and insoluble fiber maintain digestive regularity

prevent heart disease

flavonoids work as antioxidants to lower LDL cholesterol


prevent deep vein thrombosis

vitamin E acts as an anticoagulant to prevent clots

battle high blood pressure


potassium balances sodium in diet to lower blood pressure




prevents cancer


indoles and isothiocyanates activate enzymes that remove carcinogens




battle arthritis


anthocyanins reduce painful inflammation



lower high cholesterol


antioxidant effects of garlic lower LDL cholesterol


fight high blood pressure


allicin acts as antioxidant to dilate blood vessels




keep away Alzheimer's disease


polyphenol antioxidants protect brain better than supplements




protect against arthritis


vitamin C encourages buildup of collagen, which is needed for healthy cartilage in joints




 lower cancer risk


sulforaphane, indole-3-carbinol, dithiolethione, and isothiocyanates spur your immune system to fight cancer and help stop cell damage



prevents stroke


folate lowers homocysteine levels, reducing stroke risk


keep away osteoporosis


manganese helps enzymes function to keep bones dense and strong


sweet potatoes

keep your eyesight sharp


beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc work as antioxidants to prevent age-related macular degeneration


help avoid osteoporosis


potassium helps bones stay strong by holding on to calcium




lower cancer risk


lycopene and other nutrients work together to block cell damage




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  • FC&A Staff Writer