Superfoods To The Rescue

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Milk cooked with almonds, luscious anardana dipped in rich, dark chocolate. Baked sweet potatoes dusted with cinnamon or spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts. Gourmet grub? Definitely yes. But also a huge dose of heart health--from good fats and fibre to powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals? Bilkul theek jawab!
Five Superfoods
Try one of these five superfoods today - almonds, apples, carrots, milk, and beans.



Superfoods such as the five described below work better than vitamin pills to lower your risk of heart disease. Not only do they entertain your taste buds like a five-star chef, they also battle all six deadly heart attackers at the same time. Specifically, these amazing foods can:


• Reduce your risk of artery-clogging atherosclerosis
• Help cholesterol levels go down
• Lower your blood pressure
• Cool inflammation
• Neutralize damaging free radicals
• Reduce your chances of developing metabolic syndrome by keeping blood sugar lower and steadier
•When eaten in healthy portions, help you lose weight

More good news: We've pulled together the quickest, tastiest ways to cook and serve these healing foods, from tried-and-true favorites to fresh, new ideas. Healthy eating doesn't have to take extra time out of your busy day--reaching for a piece of dark chocolate or a handful of akhrot is as quick as grabbing a bag of potato chips. And the taste? Out of this world!
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Almonds

Storehouse of good fat and protein, almonds are fantastic for adding into soups, salads, pasta or just by themselves.
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Apples

Healthy eating doesn't have to take extra time out of your busy day--reaching for an apple is as quick as grabbing a samosa or bag of chips.
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Carrots

You can use them in sweets or to liven up savoury dishes. Carrots are your best friends if you want to eat healthy!
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Milk

From butter to drinks to sweets to breakfast items, you'll love our healthy Milk recipes!
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Beans

Discover the nutritional benefits of beans and quick and easy serving suggestions.
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