I wanted to share some good info from:Family Circle Magazine June 11, 2011 pgs. 106-110.
Red Bell Peppers= Lutein to reduce macular degeneration
Spinach=Vitamin K-100% daily req. Calcium for bones in 1 cup.
Cherries=1 hour before bed= Melatonin assistance.
Tomato= Lycopene= guards against cancer= cook them
corn=beta-cryptoxanthin reduces lung cancer 27%
Broccoli= 37% protection from UV rays
Bananas= Potassium- prevention cardio-vascular disease; regulate blood pressure.
Pineapple=1 cup manganese 128% daily requirement; sweeps aways free radicals (prevent cancer)
carrots for heart & eyes=60% prevention for heart attacks
cantaloupe= 1 cup 113% vitamin C
Sweet potatoes= 262% =Vitamin A req. for younger looking skin
Purple Cabbage=6 times Vita C req + oxidants
Blueberries=Brainfood 25% less Parkinsons disease.
Beets= Sweet veggies= betalein, flush -toxins from the body.
Limes similar to green tea for cancer prevention; better with white tea.
Garlic helps blood pressure, & stops platelets from becoming sticky.
Cauliflower=K+ 3 fatty acids= helps heart inflamation, lowers risk and is anti-cancer.
Blackberries=salicylate a natural pain reliever; stomach cramps & wards off atherosclerosis.
Raisins=Boron, Estrogen, therapy during menopause.
*I could not find the contributor of this research.