Know Your Fruits and Veggies!

Aug 22, 2013 by

Here’s some useful (and interesting) information regarding the function of some fruits and vegetables – and nuts too!

A cup of broccoli has as much calcium as a glass of milk and almost twice as much protein as steak: 11.2g per 100 calories

Pears contain lignin, an insoluble fiber that helps to usher cholesterol out of the body

You can put cinnamon sticks in your drinks or sprinkle on food for efficient insulin release

Oats have 2x the protein of brown rice and help you maintain your energy level

Parsley reduces depression, lowers cholesterol & strengthens kidneys

2oz raw almonds = > 50% of your daily magnesium requirement for heart health

Use flax seed oil or ground flax seed daily to meet essential fat needs

Pomegranates have potassium, fiber, vitamin C and niacin

Kale has potent phytochemicals to prevent cancers and macular degeneration

Raspberries are low in calories, high in vitamin C and the seeds are high in fiber

Garlic slows cholesterol synthesis, lowers blood pressure and improves memory

Parsley sweetens the breath, is a diuretic and helps lower cholesterol

Blackberries have dietary fiber, vitamins C and K, folic acid and manganese

Celery has fiber, natural sodium and is a natural tranquilizer

Strawberries are a better source of vitamin C and ellagic acid than oranges

Blueberries prevent and actually reverse abnormal physical and mental decline

Figs have calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, and potassium

Bananas decrease stroke risk, relieve heartburn, prevent ulcers and reverse diarrhea

Nuts lower cholesterol, have fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, folate and vitamin E

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