Health Benefits of Popular Foods

In this blog, I’m only going to mention the top 10 foods that I eat the most and assume most people would to – check out the first link in the ‘sources used’ section to read about over 40 other foods.

APPLES

  • contain 14% of daily vital C, B-complex vitamins, fibre, phytonutrients and minerals
  • help prevent dementia
  • reduce the risk of stroke
  • reduce risk of diabetes
  • promote weight loss

ALMONDS

  • contain great amounts of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, protein and unsaturated fatty acids
  • rescue risk of cancer
  • prevent cardiovascular disease
  • prolong life

BANANAS

  • rich in potassium
  • free of fat, cholesterol and sodium
  • lower blood pressure
  • promote good cardiovascular health
  • reduce risk of leukaemia

CARROTS

  • rich source of vitamin A
  • destroy leukaemia cells
  • prevent lung cancer
  • help with vision

CHICKPEAS

  • improve glucose, lipid and insulin levels
  • reduce risk of diabetes
  • maintain bone strength
  • promote good cardiovascular health

CHOCOLATE

  • rich in antioxidants
  • lowers cholesterol levels
  • prevent cognitive decline
  • reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

MILK ALTERNATIVES (seeing as these as becoming more and more popular)

  • prevents cardiovascular disease
  • beneficial in menopausal women
  • decrease risk of breast cancer
  • help with acne

ORANGES

  • many anti-inflammatory properties
  • strong antioxidant effects
  • high vitamin C content
  • boost the immune system
  • contain many vitamins and minerals

POTATOES

  • maintain bone strength
  • promote good cardiovascular health
  • prevent constipation
  • reduce chronic inflammation

TOMATOES

  • prevents chronic disease
  • rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid
  • rich in nutrients and antioxidants
  • decreases risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer

Thank you for reading this weeks blog, if you enjoyed the read feel free to comment any opinions or new blog suggestions down below!

Thanks,

Rohini

Sources used:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269143.php

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/6-ways-to-enjoy-healthy-food-more

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