Everybody knows how healthy fruits and vegetables are for our health.Even though, we fail to add them in our routine food habits. However, here is the list of its benefits which may influence you to start consuming at least from now on. Here we go….
◆ Do you know most of the fruits and vegetable reduce cancer risk, contains rich vitamins and carbohydrates.
◆ Do you know there is increasing evidence that whole foods such as fruit are more effective in reducing the risk of cancer than specific vitamin and mineral supplements.
◆ Some risk factors for cancer can be avoided by eating fruit (and vegetables and legumes) during childhood and early adult life.
◆ Most fruits are low in energy (kilojoules) and high in fibre and water, making you feel fuller. This reduces the risk of over eating which can cause weight gain.The fibre in fruit is also thought to reduce the risk of some cancers, including colorectal cancer.
◆ Fruit is abundant in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Vitamins such as vitamin C and E and different phytochemicals may reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions.Potassium and magnesium found in fruit have also been linked to lower blood pressure.
◆ Different colored fruits, especially orange, red and yellow fruit, contain carotenes (Vitamin A) which are also thought to assist in immune function.
|Color (all shades of)||Fruits and Vegetables(Example only)||Vitamins||Minerals||Medical Benefits|
|Green||Cabbage, Lettuce, sprouts, Spinach, Apple, Barcoli, Grapes||C and E||Iron, Magnesium, Calcium||Lowers Blood Pressure,Controls Cholestrol level, Eye sight, body cell reproduction|
|Red||Apple, Red bell pepper, Tomato, cherries, pomegranate, beets watermelon, grapes||A and C||Manganese||Cold, Flu, Allergies. Fights against cancer|
|White||Garlic, Onion, Cauli Flower||C, K||Potassium, Fiber||Protect heart and blood vessels|
|Blue, Purple||Eggplant, blue berry, plum,||A||Fiber||Antioxidents, improves blood circulation, healthy skin|
|Yellow,||Mango, Banana, bell pepper, Squash||A||Potassium|
|Orange||Carrot, Orange, pumpkin, Squash, Sweet Potato, Peach||C, A and B6||Potassium and Fiber|
Fine. Let’s try to add fruits and vegetables in our food at least after reading this article.
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