Finally an article that says I am doing something right! I eat these foods and they have benefits I never knew, and I like it! Thanks to the folks at Eating Well for sharing. Get the entire article here.
1. Raisins are good for pearly white teeth
Well knock me over with some dental floss. Raisins contain a natural antioxidant that fights the growth of a common bacteria that has been linked to gum disease and inflammation.
2. Coffee prevents skin cancer
Good news for me! “In one study of more than 93,000 women, published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, those who drank one cup of caffeinated coffee a day reduced their risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer by about 10 percent. And the more they drank—up to about 6 cups or so per day—the lower their risk. Decaf didn’t seem to offer the same protection.” — Eating Well. Click here for some great iced coffee recipes.
3. Fish and fruit benefit skin
Salmon is also good for the skin. Check out the article here. And so is grapefruit — check it out here. Two of my faves — I feel beautiful already.
Well, I’m downing my second cup of coffee and hankering for raisins, salmon and grapefruit. Healthy eats for Tuesday!
Chia seeds coming my way
Speaking of healthy, today, I am testing out nutritional powerhouse drinks made from chia seeds– founded by a woman in San Diego. Stay tuned!
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.