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'Super Foods'

As more research is being done on foods and how they affect us, researchers continue to find that certain foods will not only help you live longer, but could help you live better.

For those curious about the "super foods," the April issue of Health magazine put together a comprehensive shopping list of the most promising anti-aging foods around.

Robin Vitetta-Miller, nutritionist and contributor of Health magazine, visits The Early Show to discuss the different categories of "super foods" and the anti-aging benefits.

Foods to Focus Your Vision

  • Spinach.
  • Broccoli: 1/2 cup each day protects against a number of cancers, particularly cancers of the lung, stomach, colon and rectum. Broccoli is a great source of flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamin C, folate and potassium that helps prevent heart disease.
  • Corn
  • Tuna
  • Peaches

    Foods to Protect Your Heart

  • Garlic
  • Oats: 5 to 7 servings a day of oats or other grains such as brown and wild rice, barley, wheat germ and flaxseed. They are a rich source of magnesium, potassium, zinc copper, manganese, selenium, thiamine and panthothenic acid.
  • Grape juice
  • Dark beer (Guinness)
  • Walnuts
  • Salmon-Try to eat two to four times per week

    Foods For A Better Memory
    Research shows that berries seem to slow and reverse many of the degenerative diseases associated with an aging brain. Blueberries also provide another antioxidant known as allagic acid. This acid blocks the metabolic pathways that can promote cancer. The acid is also found in black and red raspberries, boysenberries, marionberries and blackberries.

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Kale
  • Dark Red Apples

    Foods to Lower Cancer Risk

  • Soybeans: Soy offers tremendous health benefits when incorporated into the diet. It's an inexpensive, high-quality, vitamin and mineral rich plant protein. It has been recognized by many researchers as playing a positive role in preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis as well as helping to relieve menopausal and menstrual symptoms.
  • Garlic
  • Green Tea

    Source: Linus Paulding Institute

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