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8 Thanksgiving Superfoods | Care2 Healthy Living

If you choose wisely, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean a heavy, less-than-healthy meal. Here are my picks for the best traditional Thanksgiving superfoods: Apples —We’ve all heard the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and provided that apple is an organic one, the saying holds some truth. In addition to the vitamins and minerals, they contain an important phytonutrient called malic acid, which when ingested helps improve energy production in your body and has been shown to help fibromyalgia sufferers. Beets —Recommended by holistic health professionals purify the blood and cleanse the liver, beets are also high in nutrients such as folate, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C. In their uncooked state, beets also contain an important compound called betaine, which research has shown reduces several compounds linked to inflammation in the body. The phytonutrient...

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