Healthy Food Choices: A Chart from My Mother

Here’s an informative chart about the value of various wholesome foods, which arrived by email from my mother this week.

Personally, I’d recommend using organic versions of these to boost the value even more. Staying healthy with excellent whole food choices in your diet is one of the best ways to save money and improve overall health.

applesProtects your heartprevents constipationBlocks diarrheaImproves lung capacityCushions joints
apricotsCombats cancerControls blood pressureSaves your eyesightShields against Alzheimer’sSlows aging process
artichokesAids digestionLowers cholesterolProtects your heartStabilizes blood sugarGuards against liver disease
avocadosBattles diabetesLowers cholesterolHelps stops strokesControls blood pressureSmoothes skin
bananasProtects your heartQuiets a coughStrengthens bonesControls blood pressureBlocks diarrhea
beansPrevents constipationHelps hemorrhoidsLowers cholesterolCombats cancerStabilizes blood sugar
beetsControls blood pressureCombats cancerStrengthens bonesProtects your heartAids weight loss
blueberriesCombats cancerProtects your heartStabilizes blood sugarBoosts memoryPrevents constipation
broccoliStrengthens bonesSaves eyesightCombats cancerProtects your heartControls blood pressure
cabbageCombats cancerPrevents constipationPromotes weight lossProtects your heartHelps hemorrhoids
cantaloupeSaves eyesightControls blood pressureLowers cholesterolCombats cancerSupports immune system
carrotsSaves eyesightProtects your heartPrevents constipationCombats cancerPromotes weight loss
cauliflowerProtects against Prostate CancerCombats Breast CancerStrengthens bonesBanishes bruisesGuards against heart disease
cherriesProtects your heartCombats CancerEnds insomniaSlows aging processShields against Alzheimer’s
chestnutsPromotes weight lossProtects your heartLowers cholesterolCombats CancerControls blood pressure
chili peppersAids digestionSoothes sore throatClears sinusesCombats CancerBoosts immune system
figsPromotes weight lossHelps stops strokesLowers cholesterolCombats CancerControls blood pressure
fishProtects your heartBoosts memoryProtects your heartCombats CancerSupports immune system
flaxAids digestionBattles diabetesProtects your heartImproves mental healthBoosts immune system
garlicLowers cholesterolControls blood pressureCombats cancerkills bacteriaFights fungus
grapefruitProtects against heart attacksPromotes Weight lossHelps stops strokesCombats Prostate CancerLowers cholesterol
grapessaves eyesightConquers kidney stonesCombats cancerEnhances blood flowProtects your heart
green teaCombats cancerProtects your heartHelps stops strokesPromotes Weight lossKills bacteria
honeyHeals woundsAids digestionGuards against ulcersIncreases energyFights allergies
lemonsCombats cancerProtects your heartControls blood pressureSmoothes skinStops scurvy
limesCombats cancerProtects your heartControls blood pressureSmoothes skinStops scurvy
mangoesCombats cancerBoosts memoryRegulates thyroidaids digestionShields against Alzheimer’s
mushroomsControls blood pressureLowers cholesterolKills bacteriaCombats cancerStrengthens bones
oatsLowers cholesterolCombats cancerBattles diabetesprevents constipationSmoothes skin
olive oilProtects your heartPromotes Weight lossCombats cancerBattles diabetesSmoothes skin
onionsReduce risk of heart attackCombats cancerKills bacteriaLowers cholesterolFights fungus
orangesSupports immune systemsCombats cancerProtects your heartStraightens respiration 
peachesprevents constipationCombats cancerHelps stops strokesaids digestionHelps hemorrhoids
peanutsProtects against heart diseasePromotes Weight lossCombats Prostate CancerLowers cholesterolAggravates Diverticulitis
pineappleStrengthens bonesRelieves coldsAids digestionDissolves wartsBlocks diarrhea
prunesSlows aging processprevents constipationboosts memoryLowers cholesterolProtects against heart disease
riceProtects your heartBattles diabetesConquers kidney stonesCombats cancerHelps stops strokes
strawberriesCombats cancerProtects your heartboosts memoryCalms stress 
sweet potatoesSaves your eyesightLifts moodCombats cancerStrengthens bones 
tomatoesProtects prostateCombats cancerLowers cholesterolProtects your heart 
walnutsLowers cholesterolCombats cancerboosts memoryLifts moodProtects against heart disease
waterPromotes Weight lossCombats cancerConquers kidney stonesSmoothes skin 
watermelonProtects prostatePromotes Weight lossLowers cholesterolHelps stops strokesControls blood pressure
wheat germCombats Colon Cancerprevents constipationLowers cholesterolHelps stops strokesimproves digestion
wheat branCombats Colon Cancerprevents constipationLowers cholesterolHelps stops strokesimproves digestion
yogurtGuards against ulcersStrengthens bonesLowers cholesterolSupports immune systemsAids digestion

Thanks, Mom!

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