Dr. Manny's Notes: The 7 Latin Powerfoods

By eating the 7 Latin powerfoods, by injesting foods with antioxidant properties, and by eliminating bad oils and implementing good ones, you're detoxifying yourself. What does this mean? Well, basically, every human cell takes food, burns it, creates waste, and then discards it. We all generate cellular by-products. However, when the cell doesn't get rid of waste, we become less efficient. And when the waste is contaminated, it is difficult to eliminate. What we want is to have our cells metabolize effectively. Toxins don't allow cells to work well. In order for us to lose weight, our cells must be working well. That's why antioxidants, proteins, and good oils become important when you start to talk dieting and health. That's also why when we see news reports about lowering cancer rates, they're always-if you notice-linked with balanced diets and habits (like smoking and drinking).

The good news about all this is that you can eliminate a lot of the toxins in your body-and your body will respond relatively quickly. So by incorporating the 7 Latin powerfoods into your diet, you'll be doing your body a world of good! I'll start by introducing you to the first powerfood...

TOMATILLOS: These flavorful and unique small yellow-green tomatoes pack a lot more nutrients than regular red tomatoes. Used throughout Mexico and available now here in the States, tomatillos are rich in vtiamins C, A, and folic acid, as well as potassium. They are a great source for your daily antioxidant needs.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next item on the list of Latin powerfoods!