Moving on the remaining 12 items, try to add a few of these items to your grocery list this week and work them into your meals or snacks:
13. Mango and Papaya Fruit
- Rich in beta carotene.
- Rich source of vitamin C.
- Abundant in enzymes that can help prevent cancers.
- Contains vitamin E.
- Improves digestion.
14. Bean and Lentils
- Awesome source of fiber & plant protein.
- They have iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium, calcium and folic acid.
- They could help reduce the level of cholesterol.
- Lentils help regulate the blood pressure.
- Good for the heart.
- Great for weight management.
- Promotes healthy digestion.
- It protects from heart diseases.
- helps with cholesterol levels.
- Contains Vitamin E.
- Great for the skin.
- Eases the symptoms of ulcers & gastritis.
16. Bell Peppers
- Lowers the risk of certain cancers such as prostate, cervical & colon.
- Aids in lowering cholesterol.
- Nice doe of A & C vitamins which help boost everything from vision to immunity.
- Contain vitamin B6 & folic acid.
- Note: Buy organic when possible.
17. Sweet Potatoes
- Great source of vitamin B6, C & D, all vital in the prevention of degenerative diseases, maintaining skin health & mood disorders.
- Contain iron to support proper immune function & energy levels.
- Great source of magnesium which is the relaxation & anti-stress mineral. Experts estimate that approx. 80% of the population in North America may be deficient in this important mineral.
- Great source of potassium, an important electrolyte that helps regulate heart beat.
- They are yummy! Sprinkle a little cinnamon for a great sweet taste but also for an added health benefit.
18. Sunflower Seeds
- They are good for the regeneration of the cells, rich source of vitamin E.
- They nurture they skin.
- Great source of selenium, studies show a strong correlation between low selenium intake and cancer incidence.
- Support bone health with magnesium.
- Rich in B vitamins.
- Almost too many good things to mention, almost every type of nut has a lot of nutritional benefits.
- Rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
- Cashews are good source of magnesium rich may help improve memory and protect against age related memory loss.
- Pecans are among the most antioxidant rich nuts.
- Just one Brazil nut packs more than 100% of the daily value for the mineral selenium, which may help prevent certain cancers, including bone, prostate, and breast.
- Hazelnuts are high in levels of monounsaturated fats which improve cardiovascular health and help to manage type 2 diabetes.
- Pistachios are the least caloric and are high in a form of cancer fighting vitamin E. They are also packed with potassium which is good for the nervous system and vitamin B6, a mood booster!
- Aids in digestion.
- Lowers cholesterol
- Helps stabilize blood sugar and blood pleasure.
- It is rich in iron.
- Packed with phytochemicals, which are thought to reduce a person's risk of getting cancer.
- Aid in digestion system health.
- Excellent source of folic acid, vitamin A, C & E.
- Great for the skin.
- Have vitamin K & calcium, both help strengthen bone & bone tissue.
- May help reduce liver inflammation.
- May help prevent masculine infertility and prostate cancer.
- Strengthen the immune system.
- Pumpkins are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals & other healthy nutrients.
- Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of protein & essential fatty acids.
- rich source of vitamin A, which can help promote eye health and immune system function.
- high in vitamin C, which helps combat free radicals and promote collagen production.
- Pumpkin also packs a punch of magnesium, potassium, zinc & fiber.
- Come on, you know this had to make the list!
- Contributes to colon health.
- Boost immunity.
- Aids in intestinal infections.
- Great source of calcium and protein.
- May help lower cholesterol.
- Increases the absorption of calcium and B vitamins.
See, not so bad! Some of the items you may already be eating on a regular basis! Simply start adding in a few more here and there to boost your wellness.
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