The food that will keep you lean and reduce cardiovascular risk
What kind of super food could that be? You might have guessed it, it is vegetables.
We all have heard that vegetables are good for us. This is exactly what a large recent study involving 13,355 men and 15,724 women living in Japan documented (Nakamura K, et al, 2008). It showed that the highest quartile of vegetables intake for women was associated with a 38% reduced risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease compared with the lowest quartile intake.
Eat at least one salad a day and of course you could even have two. When you eat something hot include some steamed or stir-fried vegetables.
If you add beans or lentils to a salad it will be a really low glycemic index meal that will give you prolonged energy.
Nakamura K, et al. Fruit and vegetable intake and mortality from cardiovascular disease are inversely associated in Japanese women but not in men. J Nutr. 2008 Jun;138(6):1129-34.