A healthy diet is the key to a healthy body and mind. Beautiful hair, flawless skin, amazing immunity and to-die-for physique, all this and more is possible only when you eat right. Here is a list of few easily available fruits and vegetables that you should include in your daily diet for fab results!
These ruby red fruits are high in three types of antioxidants known as polyphenols, including tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid. Antioxidants are beneficial because they provide protection against free radicals — harmful substances that damage your body’s cells and may increase your risk for diseases, such as cancer. Pomegranates are also loaded with the antioxidant vitamin C, the electrolyte potassium and healthy digestion-promoting fiber, yet relatively low in calories.
- Broccoli and Kale
Broccoli and kale are vegetables loaded with vitamins and minerals. Broccoli also contains polyphenols. It fights against cancer and degenerative diseases. Kale also has long been touted ‘super food.’
- Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries
Blueberries are considered a super food for the brain. Their high antioxidant content facilitates cognitive functioning and could potentially help to ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Blackberries are beneficial because they are high in fiber and the same polyphenol found in green tea, which may help reduce your risk for heart disease and forms of cancer.
Tomatoes are prime sources of the antioxidant lycopene. Its intake reduces the risk of many types of cancer and prevents prostate cancer against advancement to higher levels. Tomatoes are also high in vitamin C and fiber.
Avocados contain rich amounts of fibre, the antioxidant vitamin E and healthy unsaturated fats. Fats help your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamins E, D and K. Avocados also inhibit the production of inflammatory chemicals in your body helpful in conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis or heart disease.
- Brussel sprouts
These are a great source of folic acid, a B-vitamin that protects against neural tube defects in babies. Brussel sprouts are also loaded with fibre and notable amounts of other nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C.
Good old-fashioned apples are packed with beneficial nutrients. Apples reduce risk of some cancers, heart disease, diabetes and asthma. They contain a variety of potent antioxidants such as Guercetin, Catechin, Phloridzin and Chlorogenic acid.