G-BOMBS: Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Seeds
G-BOMBS is an acronym that you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet.
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These are the foods that you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet. These foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease and promoting health and longevity (1).
G – Greens
B – Beans
O – Onions
M – Mushrooms (eat cooked mushrooms as raw mushrooms contain mild carcinogens)
B – Berries
S – Seeds
G – Greens
Greens represent a convenient, essentially non-caloric, nutrient-dense source of otherwise hard to obtain minerals, like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese.
They are rich in fiber. Fiber can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and help to temper blood-sugar swings by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream after meals. This lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes (1, 2).
Some studies suggest that leafy greens may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast and lung cancer