Health-boosting nutrients

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To help your health and nutrition goals, eat more foods that add these protective nutrients to your diet: 1. Antioxidants (almonds, broccoli), which may help prevent cholesterol from damaging the linings of your arteries. 2. B vitamins (sweet potatoes), which help reduce the risk of stroke and peripheral artery disease by lowering homocysteine levels. 3. Dietary fiber (apples, beans), which can help lower your cholesterol level.

Apr. 29, 2014 See more In-depth