SUPER FOODS WORTH EATING
These super foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help protect you from disease and keep you healthy. We all know that health is the greatest wealth.
Lemons have powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties along with essential vitamins and minerals. Lemons contain minerals like lemonoids, quercetin and hesperidin. Lemons can also help protect from cancer and lower cholesterol. One great way to use lemon is to cut a few thin slices and put them in your water bottle while you drink that water throughout the day. Or you can try natural homemade lemonade which are always great.
This is one of my favorite foods to eat. Watermelons contain lycopene which offers many health benefits including anti-inflammatory, protecting against cancer and heart disease. Watermelons are also great to eat after exercise. They contain citrulline which reduces muscle soreness which come in handy after a hard day at the gym. Watermelons are also great for dehydration and can help cleanse the kidneys.
Anybody remember pop-eye the cartoon? Spinach may not give you that super human beast mode strength like it did for pop-eye, but it provides other essential nutrients needed to stay healthy. It is full of iron, folate, nitrate and other vitamins. It can protect us from cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, lower cholesterol and protect eye health.
There are a lot of health benefits of asparagus. Asparagus is packed with sterols, saponins, flavonoids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. Health benefits include being anti anticarcigenic, lowering cholesterol and wound healing.
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. They contain a lot of nutrients. One of the main ones is anthocyanin which is has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and can protect eye health. Strawberries also are high in vitamin C which can protect against cancer, fight the cold and improve immunity.
Blueberries like strawberries also have a high anthocyanin which has many of the same benefits. Blueberries also protect muscles from oxidative damage. They also protect from insulin resistance, stimulate insulin production and urinary tract infection.
Cherries are also high in anthocyanin and are great antioxidants. They also help reduce muscle pain from exercise and help muscle recovery. Cherries can also help sleep quality. Studies have shown that cherries help prevent grout or prevent recurrent attacks.
Kiwi is good source of vitamin C, E, potassium, polyphenols, fiber and other nutrients that help protect you from cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, improve mood and sleep patterns, protect your eye health and more. This little fruit provides big benefits compared to its size.
Cauliflower is a vegetable that not a lot of people may eat due to some reason or another. This vegetable is high in vitamin C, choline, indole-3-carbinol, and glucosinolates and is also an antioxidant. The indole-3-carbinol can help prevent obesity and is anti-inflammatory. The glocosinolates has cancer fighting properties and choline is essential for brain development.
Beans come in different colors and shapes. Beans are good antioxidants, high in saponin, protein and fiber. They also help reduce cholesterol levels, protect against cancer, liver cirrhosis and heart disease.
Choosing from the fruit and vegetables mentions above will provide you with many health benefits. They are excellent antioxidants and provide good quantities of other nutrients. Give them a try.