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The 6 Healthiest Recipes in History

The foods in these easy recipes are powerhouses of nutrition.

After a decade of interpreting the best nutrition science, she firmly declares that these six tasty recipes contain the essential foods our genes crave for optimal health and long life. Eat up!

Grilled Salmon With Orange Glaze

Why it's good for you:

  • High omega-3 fat in salmon
  • Antioxidants in orange rind, scallions and garlic
  • Anticoagulant activity in ginger
  • Eating fatty fish could prevent an astounding 80% of sudden deaths from heart attacks, Harvard investigators say.

Easy Blueberry-Lemon Parfait

Why it's good for you:

  • Low saturated fat
  • High antioxidants
  • Gut-protecting bacteria in Ginger is a mild anti-blood-clotting agent
  • Eating 6 ounces of yogurt a day reduced hay-fever attacks and colds in a University of California at Davis study.

Fifteen Minute Chicken Chili

Why it's good for you:

  • High antioxidants in tomatoes, corn and beans
  • High fiber in beans
  • Low in fat (20% of calories from fat)
  • Beans help suppress blood sugar rises and may help combat diabetes and heart disease.

Spinach-And-Berries Salad With Non-Fat Curry Dressing

Why it's good for you:

  • Super-high antioxidants in spinach and berries
  • Curry powder is anti-inflammatory
  • Blueberries stimulate the birth rate of new brain cells in elderly rats, according to Tufts University research.

Spicy Mixed Nuts

Why it's good for you:

  • High antioxidants and fiber in nuts
  • Nuts lower cholesterol and help prevent heart disease
  • Adding cinnamon to foods helps suppress blood sugar by boosting insulin activity and cells' ability to process glucose.

Pizza with Pepper, Onion, and Feta

Why it's good for you:

  • Powerful antioxidants in peppers, onion, garlic and herbs
  • Plus, vegetables help lower high blood pressure.
  • Spicy. Easy. Good.
  • Essential. Hearty. Fast.

Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA Weekend. All rights reserved.

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    Apr. 9, 2010 8:24 am
    Fantastic list. Thank you for sharing these great recipes. :)
    p j 
    Apr. 11, 2010 4:43 pm
    These sound great. I can't wait to try them all. Will comment back then. Thanks, :)
    Apr. 19, 2010 4:33 pm
    luv it ...will def try some...
    Aug. 30, 2010 7:28 am
    Appetizing, simple, healthy. Thanks for a great compilation.
    Sep. 15, 2010 10:14 am
    Most of these recipes will kill anyone with diabetes. How can they be called healthy?? Sugar is a poison.
    Oct. 25, 2010 12:09 am
    I saved every since recipe listed here! I'm super excited to make all of them. Thanks for sharing the wealth for good health!
    Feb. 14, 2012 9:02 am
    I'm pretty sure the salmon salad my husband & I love would rival these!
    Jun. 16, 2012 2:49 pm
    To Norm971: Sugar is not a poison! I am a diabetic, and my problem is not sugar, it's carbs! These recipe's don't contain refined sugars, they contain natural sugars and as such will process in the body diferently. (at least mine!) I believe the benefits contained in these receipes outweigh any bad results.
    Sep. 20, 2012 12:30 pm
    You can adjust any of these recipes to suit your own diet restrictions. They are very good and a starting place to figure out healthful was to eat. Thanks for sharing.
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