Would You Rather pay a scientist to make your food or a farmer to produce natural food?
Eat all Vegetables colors of the rainbow
Notes before reading: Free radicals maybe formed when “oxygen” interacts with certain molecules causing cell damaging components which can be prevented by Antioxidants.
Antioxidants which are “anti-oxidizing” molecules that prevents the effects of Free Radicals. Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Beta-carotene, flavonoids, tannins, phenols and lignans are antioxidants.
The benefits of Natural Foods
Fruits, Veggies, and Herbs.
Apples are great in antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber. Reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Artichoke is high in antioxidants and fiber, good source of folate.
Avocados maximizes nutrient absorption and is the richest fruit source of phytosterols (lowers LDL).
Asparagus are a good source of chromium which helps with blood sugar, and a source of vitamins A, C, E and K.
Bananas are high in potassium which is a common electrolyte that promotes normal functions of the body. Bananas are also high in magnesium, folate and reduce the risk of stroke and have many more benefits.
Basil is rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, also aids in stress relief and anti-inflammation.
Beans are a protein rich and nutrient dense food that reduces the risk of cancer, curbs the appetite and prevent fatty liver.
Beetroots are an amazing superfood with high potassium content and many other vital minerals. Beets are great for athletic performance, lowering blood pressure, and slowing the rate of dementia.
Bell Peppers provide a decent source folate, vitamin A, Bs, C, K, E and potassium. A solid combination for reducing chronic diseases.
Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries) helps prevents viruses and bacterial infections from ellagic acid.
Broccoli high in anti-inflammatory, builds collagens for tissues and bones.
Brussel Sprouts are a fiber rich food holding a good source of B vitamin riboflavin that promotes healthy skin and cardiovascular health.
Cabbage is incredibly rich in vitamin K and C and aids in constipation.
Cantaloupe is rich in various vitamins and nutrients that promote healthy skin, eyesight and serves as a stress reducer.
Carrots are great for anti-aging, skin health, eyes and cardio health.
Celery is a good hydrating source that reduces high blood pressure and detoxifies the body.
Cherries are an antioxidant packed fruit that improve memory, aids in joint health, sleep quality and reduces inflammation.
Chlorella is an alga best known for detoxifying the body and building immunity.
Coconut is abundant in minerals and vitamins that contain healthy fat that induces fat burning.
Cucumbers are good for skin health, hydration, eye health and reduces chances of sunburn.
Garlic is low in calories, helps fight against colds, lowers blood pressure and risk heart disease.
Ginger regulates blood sugar, relieves nausea, gas, menstrual cramps and cures diarrhea.
Gooseberries are the biggest hidden source of powerful antioxidants and provides great benefits for the brain, liver and gut.
Grapes holding a purplish coat provides a powerful source of polyphenols which prevents oxidative stress, inflammation and the most prominent chronic diseases.
Kale containing alpha-linolenic acid boosts the metabolism, also a good source of veggie protein per cup and assist in brain development using the B vitamin folate.
Kiwis are packed with vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals, especially vitamin C, K, E and folate. Kiwis are also good for skin care and stoke prevention.
Lemons support weight loss, digestion, prevents kidney stones, freshen breath and is high in vitamin C.
Limes reduce inflammation, heart disease, blood sugar and rejuvenates the skin.
Mangoes are great antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, prevents cancers, and makes the body more alkali.
Okra strengthens the immune system, stabilizes cholesterol levels and blood sugar.
Onions contain chromium and sulfur which lowers and regulates blood sugar.
Oranges lowers cardiovascular risk by lowering homocysteine levels and lowering blood pressure. Oranges are high in potassium, vitamin C and folate.
Oregano aids in gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders and immune health.
Parsley is good for bone health, diabetes (lower blood glucose) and reduce the chances of cancers.
Peaches are a great source of potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins C, A, E, K and if highly consumed decreases the risk of macular degeneration and breast cancer.
Pears are good for skin health, digestion, heart disease and is an immune booster. Good source of minerals and vitamin C and K.
Peas provides carotenoid phytonutrients, promotes good eye health and are high in vitamins and minerals.
Pineapples are loaded in vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes that boost the immune system and assist in indigestion.
Plums are a chronic disease fighting fruit. Plums helps satisfy hunger, aids in digestion and boost the immune system.
Pomegranate has many amazing benefits like aids in fighting of colds, reduces oxidative stress and protectives against cognitive impairment.
Spinach is a superfood that contains an excellent source of iron promoting oxygen transportation throughout the body with neurological benefits.
Spirulina is a complete protein packed with just about essential nutrient needed.
Sweet Potatoes are a complex carb loaded with nutrients that aid in curing stomach ulcers and maintains water balance of the body.
Thyme can be used as a diuretic, and may treat stomach aches, diarrhea, arthritis and sore throat.
Tomatoes are high in lycopene which is good for prostate health and reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Watermelon is low in calories and is packed with vitamins minerals and lycopene.
Zucchini is full of nutrients reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk of stroke.
NOTE: – Your overall wellbeing will be boosted by exercising regularly, eating the best foods and avoiding simple sugars so it should never be a need for the usage of drugs and synthetic vitamins, unless prescribe by your doctor.
All blogs have been inspired by health readings, scholarly articles and TED-Ed.