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Why the Most Nutritious Foods Aren’t As Healthy As They Used to Be

Your parents taught you that vegetables are the healthiest foods, but your greens are probably not actually as nutritious as theirs were 25 years ago. Mineral levels in fruits and vegetables have actually declined up to 40 percent from 1959 to 2009, according to a study in HortScience .

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The basic way to reduce inflammation is adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids and a lot of colorful, low-glycemic carbs (fruits and vegetables). Balance the carbs with low-fat protein low in saturated and omega-6 fatty acids, and you have an anti-inflammatory diet.

 

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