Mar 3, 2011


Stock up your trolley with these 10 super foods and you'll feel and look better than ever.

BROCCOLI (Pachai poongosu) Guards against cancer and is rich in a wide range of anti-oxidants, vitamins C and E, folate and iron. 

QUINOA (Thinai) It contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fibre and phosphorous and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

CARROTS High in carotenes, known to boost the immune system. 

LETTUCE (Salathu) AND SALAD GREENS Tangy varieties, stimulate the liver, making them great detoxifiers. Most lettuces contain valuable amounts of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. 

BEETROOT Bursting with minerals and has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, immune-boosting and detoxifying properties. 

ALMONDS You only need to eat two or three a day to benefit from their great combination of immune-boosting nutrients: vitamin E, selenium and B vitamins. 

GRAPEFRUIT (pappalimaasu) Has immune-boosting, antiseptic, wound-healing and anti-bacterial properties. 

GARLIC Strengthens the heart and blood, and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Also thought to help lower blood pressure. A key ingredient is allicin, which has cancer-fighting potential. 

CRANBERRIES (kurudhinelli) Best known for helping to prevent and treat urinary tract infections, especially cystitis, in women. They have both anti-fungal and antiviral properties. 

GINGER Stimulates the immune system and circulation. 

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