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#1 Dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach and kailan
These iron-rich greens help build bones and red blood cells.

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#2 Red, yellow and green capsicums
Brimming with vitamin C, which gives us luscious locks and radiant skin.

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#3 Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges
High in dietary fibre, vitamin C (to prevent illnesses) and phytonutrients (to reduce risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease). These are must-have multitaskers. 

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#4 White dragon fruit
These potassium-rich fruits help manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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#5 Berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and cranberries
Top sources of disease-fighting antioxidants. 

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#6 ‘Oily’ fish like salmon, cod and mackerel
A dose of omega-3 fatty acids (read: good fats do exist!) for good heart health. 

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#7 Dark chocolate (more than 70 per cent cocoa)
Yes, it’s true – chocolate is good for our hearts, fights ageing and satisfies occasional sugar cravings. 

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#8 Low-fat diary products, like milk, cheese and yogurt
Good sources of protein and calcium that keep our bones strong. 

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#9 Tofu, soya milk and other soya bean products
Good sources of protein and phytoestrogens that ward against breast cancer.

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#10 Lean red meat like beef, pork and mutton
Offers protein, iron and zinc for supporting a healthy immune system. 

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This story was first published in HerWorld Fit & Fab Issue #1, 2012. 

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