It was provided by the chairman of Dole Fruits, so that you can assess his interests, biases, and credibility.
He's 86, and still banging starlets daily.
Okay; he's an old, healthy dude in any event. . . . .
I was distressed that Frosted Shredded MiniWheats, and an occasional Baked Lay's Crisp, weren't on the list. Those, and my post-40 recurring inability to buckle down to sustained, committed exercise, will forever doom me to fat old man status
But otherwise, since I dig and eat many, many of these foods, I feel I am kickin' ass and takin' names.
By that, I mean that I'm tired.
The Healthiest Foods on Earth
|Pineapple||Speeds post-surgery||Promotes joint health||Reduces asthma inflammation|
|Blueberries||Restore antioxidant levels||Reverse age-related brain decline||Prevent urinary tract infection|
|Spinach||Helps maintain mental sharpness||Reduces the risk of cancers of the liver, ovaries, colon and prostate||Top nutrient density|
|Red Bell Pepper||Reduces risk of lung, prostate, ovarian and cervical cancer||Protects against sunburn||Promotes heart health|
|Broccoli||Reduces diabetic damage||Lowers risk of prostate, bladder, colon, pancreatic, gastric and breast cancer||Protects the brain in event of injury|
|Tomato||Reduces inflammation||Lowers risk of developing esophageal, stomach, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancer||Reduces cardiovascular disease risk|
|Apple||Supports immunity||Fights lung and prostate cancer||Lowers Alzheimer’s risk|
|Artichoke||Helps blood clotting||Antioxidant Superfood||Lowers “bad” cholesterol|
|Arugula||Lowers birth defect risk||Reduces fracture risk||Protects eye health|
|Asparagus||Nourishes good gut bacteria||Protects against birth defects||Promotes heart health|
|Avocado||Limits liver damage||Reduces oral cancer risk||Lowers cholesterol levels|
|Blackberries||Build bone density||Suppress appetite||Enhance fat burning|
|Butternut Squash||Supports night vision||Combats wrinkles||Promotes heart health|
|Cantaloupe||Bolsters immunity||Protects skin against sunburn||Reduces inflammation|
|Carrot||Antioxidants defend DNA||Fights cataracts||Protects against some cancers|
|Cauliflower||Stimulates detoxification||Suppresses breast cancer cell growth||Defends against prostate cancer|
|Cherries||Alleviate arthritic pain and gout||Lower “bad” cholesterol||Reduce inflammation|
|Cranberries||Alleviate prostate pain||Fight lung, colon and leukemia cancer cells||Prevent urinary tract infection|
|Green Cabbage||Promotes healthy blood clotting||Reduces risk of prostate, colon, breast and ovarian cancers||Activates the body’s natural detoxification systems|
|Kale||Counters harmful estrogens that can feed cancer||Protects eyes against sun damage and cataracts||Increases bone density|
|Kiwi||Combats wrinkles||Lowers blood clot risk and reduces blood lipids||Counters constipation|
|Mango||Supports immunity||Lowers “bad” cholesterol||Regulates homocysteine to protect arteries|
|Mushrooms||Promote natural detoxification||Reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancer||Lower blood pressure|
|Orange||Reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol||Lowers risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, breast and stomach, and childhood leukemia||Pectin suppresses appetite|
|Papaya||Enzymes aid digestion||Reduces risk of lung cancer||Enhances fat burning|
|Plums & Prunes||Counter constipation||Antioxidants defend against DNA damage||Protects against post-menopausal bone loss|
|Pomegranate||Enhances sunscreen protection||Lowers “bad” cholesterol||Fights prostate cancer|
|Pumpkin||Protects joints against polyarthritis||Lowers lung and prostate cancer risk||Reduces inflammation|
|Raspberries||Inhibit growth of oral, breast, colon and prostate cancers||Antioxidant DNA defense||Lower “bad” cholesterol levels|
|Strawberries||Protect against Alzheimer’s||Reduce “bad” cholesterol||Suppress growth of colon, prostate and oral cancer|
|Sweet Potato||Reduces stroke risk||Lowers cancer risk||Protect against blindness|
|Watermelon||Supports male fertility||Reduces risk of several cancers: prostate, ovarian, cervical, oral and pharyngeal||Protects skin against sunburn|
|Banana||Increases Fat Burning||Lowers risk of colorectal and kidney cancer, leukemia||Reduces asthmas symptoms in children|
Kale and Sweet Potato are not in my wheelhouse