12 Powerhouse Foods
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To the stomach and beyond! From wild salmon to sweet potatoes, the following culinary crusaders perform heroics in your body, like lowering your cholesterol and boosting your immune system. Read on to discover the amazing nutritional benefits these delicious foods deliver.
The pink fish is packed with hearthealthy omega-3 fatty acids that help lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and reduce stress by boosting serotonin levels. Feeling a little sluggish? Salmon contains a number of nutrients (among them, vitamin B6, niacin and riboflavin) that help convert the food you consume into energy.
A powerful combination of vitamin C, potassium and folate helps these citrus fruits ration out energy steadily instead of giving you a quick sugar rush. The fruits' inner membranes are full of pectin, a soluble dietary fiber that may reduce blood cholesterol levels. And their vitamin C helps