We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, for many of us it has been drilled in from a very young age, but we don’t often know why they are good for us. Do they help strengthen your immune system or make burning fat more effective? Take a look at five fruits and vegetables chosen by us that you should be including in your daily food groups!
“Berries” – Raspberries, Blueberries Etc.
While raspberries are low in calories, sugar and carbohydrates, they are high in fibre and will help satisfy your sweet tooth. Blueberries contain antioxidants that are associated with good memory and better brain function and make a great snack on their own, or to sweeten a yoghurt.
Containing an exceptional amount of vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C, kale is a super vegetable which works great in salads or sautéed with coconut oil. Organic kale is better as it has less pesticide residues.
Spinach is rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, magnesium and iron, making it a great alternative to red meat for those on a budget or those who prefer not to eat meat. It can also be combined with a number of cheese dishes to make a delicious meal.
High in fibre and rich in antioxidants, broccoli can be used to help you feel fuller while ingesting fewer calories, which is a great way of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Broccoli can be added to any first class kitchen stir fry without skimping on flavour.
Red Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers are rich in antioxidants and have twice the vitamin C content of oranges, making them a great addition to any salad, tortilla wrap or even roasted in the oven.