Superfoods for women


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Superfoods for women

  1. 1. Heli J. Roy, PhD, RDPennington Biomedical Research Center PBRC 2009 PPT35 1
  2. 2. What are Superfoods? Superfoods provide a host of benefits to help us live longer, healthier lives. They are high in phytonutrients, chemicals that occur naturally in food. They protect against cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension and may also boost your immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection. Here are 10 superfoods that offer a good start to a balanced diet for women. PBRC 2009 PPT35 2
  3. 3. 1. Green Leafy VegetablesPrevents neural tube defect! PBRC 2009 PPT35 3
  4. 4. 2. Dairy Products Contains calcium! PBRC 2009 PPT35 4
  5. 5. 3. Lean Red Meat Contains iron! PBRC 2009 PPT35 5
  6. 6. 4. Whole Grains Contains fiber and minerals. PBRC 2009 PPT35 6
  7. 7. 5. Green TeaContains a powerful antioxidant EGCG. PBRC 2009 PPT35 7
  8. 8. 6. Orange Fruits and Vegetables Loaded with Vitamin C and Beta-carotene. PBRC 2009 PPT35 8
  9. 9. 7. SeafoodReduces heart disease. PBRC 2009 PPT35 9
  10. 10. 8. Berries and CherriesContains anthocyanins, strongantioxidants. PBRC 2009 PPT35 10
  11. 11. 9. Cruciferous VegetablesEliminates free radicals! PBRC 2009 PPT35 11
  12. 12. 10. Nuts Nuts are excellent in reducing LDL (bad cholesterol). PBRC 2009 PPT35 12
  13. 13. Where do you find them?Since they are available at local supermarkets, easy togrow in a garden, and found at many restaurants,superfoods can easily be added to your daily diet.Just think about adding color and variety consistently tomeals and you will be adding many of the importantchemicals that are in superfoods!Do it for you! PBRC 2009 PPT35 13
  14. 14. About Pennington The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is a world-renowned nutrition research center. Mission: To promote healthier lives through research and education in nutrition and preventive medicine. The Pennington Center has several research areas, including:  Clinical Obesity Research  Experimental Obesity  Functional Foods  Health and Performance Enhancement  Nutrition and Chronic Diseases  Nutrition and the Brain  Dementia, Alzheimer’s and healthy aging  Diet, exercise, weight loss and weight loss maintenance The research fostered in these areas can have a profound impact on healthy living and on the prevention of common chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis. The Division of Education provides education and information to the scientific community and the public about research findings, training programs and research areas, and coordinates educational events for the public on various health issues. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted at the Pennington Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you would like to take part, visit the clinical trials web page at or call (225) 763-3000. PBRC 2009 PPT35 14