Mayo Clinic Lists Top Ten Heathy FoodNovember 2nd, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
West Palm Beach, Nov. 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The much acclaimed Mayo Clinic, which is situated in Minnesota, recently came up with its list of 10 most healthy foods that should be consumed in order to ensure a healthy and disease free lifestyle. However, the foods were not listed according to their nutritional value.
The list comprises of sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, almonds, vegetable juice, wheat germ, salmon and red beans. Katherine Zeratsky, dietitian associated with Mayo Clinic, has emphasized that these food items contain a large amount of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and several other nutrients that are extremely important for maintaining good health and to counter any ailments. Moreover, the food items are essentially low in calories, which would enable the list to be helpful to even weight-conscious people. She also added that the heath benefits of foods featured in the list are immense as they also contribute in reducing heart ailments and various other health diseases. Sweet potatoes are often avoided by many people due to its high carbohydrate content but the vegetable also contains large amount of beta carotene, which acts as an antioxidant as well as Vitamin A, which is an essential nutritional requirement.
Mayo Clinic is an esteemed non profit organization, located in the city of Rochester in Minnesota. It is the first integrated group medical practice in United States and over the years has earned a name for itself for the medical facilities that it provides to the common people. It is emphasized that the list provided by the Clinic is just a guide that would enable people to improve their diet and is an attempt to make them conscious about what they eat.
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