If you often feel that healthy eating is too much of a chore, think about how you're giving your body what it needs, and how you're improving your long-term health.
These unsual fruits and vegetables are packed with more hard-to-get nutrients than your standard choices. Come on give them a try...what do you have to lose or better yet what is there to gain? Healthy eating all...
has the second-highest level of heart-healthy polyphenols of 24 fruits tested. They were beat only by strawberries. Lychee's powerful antioxidants may also help to prevent the formation of breast cancer cells, according to a recent test-tube and animal study from Sichuan University in China. My mom introduced me to this fruit and I have to say it is amazingly sweet with a very smooth texture. It is now on my list of favorite fruits...pity it is only found in the summer months here in Florida.
In a study of overweight people, participants were asked to eat these purple potatoes
. Participants who ate these potatoes saw a significant drop in their high blood pressure—diastolic pressure fell an average 4.3 percent while systolic blood pressure dropped an average 3.5 percent.
Being from South America Guava
has always been a favorite of mine and still is. Eat just one cup of this South American fruit, and you're getting 5 times as much vitamin C as a medium orange. Like other red fruits, including tomatoes and watermelon, guava contains lycopene, which may help prevent heart disease. And according to research by microbiologists in Bangladesh, guava can even protect against foodborne pathogens such as Listeria and staph.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a report in June 2011 comparing the nutritional info of 50 popular fruits. They ranked them based on the percentages of certain nutrients—fiber, vitamin C, potassium, folate, iron, calcium, and antioxidant-packed pigments called carotenoids–in each serving. Guava beat out apples, bananas, and grapes to be the number one fruit.
|cheers to good health..|
Not a favorite of mine, but this leafy green cabbage known as Bok Choy is the number one veggie in China and boasts 10 times the recommended amount of vitamin A in just one cup. Packed with antioxidants, it's no surprise that several studies show that high intake of Brassica vegetables (a family of vegetables including kale, broccoli, and bok choy) may reduce the risk of certain cancers, including prostate cancer.
Snack on one large Asian Pear
, and you'll get 10 g of fiber, nearly half of your daily recommended amount. So what's so great about fiber? Not only does it lower cholesterol, but it also keeps you full longer and helps to control blood sugar levels.
Just remember...The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system and the greatest wealth is health....
The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen....
until next time...