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Published : 2014-02-09 17:25
Updated : 2014-02-09 17:25

The news website of business and technology magazine Forbes reported on five healthy food. Experts on nutrition Kristin Kirkpatrick and Liz Bedell made the list.

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1. Spinach
In terms of daily recommended intake, spinach contains 52 percent for beta carotene, 460 percent for vitamin K and 34 percent for vitamin C. It contains 21 percent for iron and 15 percent for vitamin B6. Spinach also contains glycoglycerolipids, which help in the fight against cancer.

2. Olive oil
Olive oil’s big claim to fame is that it may help lower your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.

3. Blueberries
Research suggests that a blueberry-rich diet improves motor skills and helps fight diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

4. Nuts
Research has proven that consuming nuts reduces the risk of cardiovascular-related death, helps manage Type 2 diabetes and lowers cholesterol.

5. Oats
Oats are one of the best heart-healthy foods around, with the power to decrease cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (sylee@heraldcorp.com)

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