Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Veggies!
Fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods around. They are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, enzymes, and vitamins and minerals. Studies show that populations who eat the most fruits and veggies have the lowest rates of disease over all. Best of all they are low in calories and add variety, color, and texture to the diet. Here are many examples of just why:
Phytochemicals are the plant chemicals that produce the diverse
colors in fruits and vegetables, which act like antioxidants in the body.
Phytochemicals also prevent serious illnesses. Cauliflower and
brussels sprouts all contain phytochemicals that prevent cancer. The low fat
content in most fruits and vegetables maintain cholesterol levels, which
reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of chronic
diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Some vitamin or mineral
deficiencies lead to serious illnesses.
The low fat content in most fruits and vegetables maintain
cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Fruits and vegetables have a low Glycemic Index (GI) due to their
high content of fiber.
Eating fruits and veggies makes us feel fuller for longer when we
eat fruits and vegetables because the glucose is released into the body slowly,
unlike foods that make us hungry again quickly. Broccoli and jalapeno peppers
support weight loss by increasing metabolism.
Most fruits function as natural laxatives, helping to regulate
your body's digestive process. They provide roughage and fiber that is
important in helping your body get rid of wastes.
Phytonutrients are extremely powerful antioxidants that help
protect your body against cancer-causing free radicals and may slow down some
of the effects of aging.
Not surprisingly, studies have shown that a diet high in fruit can
help prevent many of the symptoms of diseases like Alzheimer's disease and
other deteriorating conditions of the brain.
Eating six servings per day of fruits and vegetables has been
shown to cut stroke rate by 44%. Increasing your fruits and vegetables to nine servings
per day will cut our stroke rate by 66%.
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- Cabbage, eating cabbage more than once per week
cuts colon cancer odds by 66%.
- Carrots, one a day cuts the stroke rate in women by 68%.
- Spinach, eating a half a cup of once per day cuts macular
degeneration odds by 45%.
- Broccoli has 20-50% more anti-cancer capabilities than Tamoxifin.
- Blueberries lower cholesterol better than drugs.
- Apples have natural estrogen and help reduce cholesterol.
- Acerola Cherries are known to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis.
- Cranberries are strong antibiotics and antivirals.
- Oranges, besides being high in Vitamin C, have every class of
cancer inhibitor is known.
- Papayas are natural medicine for helping digestion.
- Peaches contain Boron, which aids in calcium absorption.
- Pineapple is your best anti-inflammatory and helps dissolve blood
- Raw Beets are a natural antidepressant.
- Broccoli is a super source of chromium, which helps regulate insulin
and blood sugar.
- Cabbage is anti-ulcer.
- Carrots fight heart and eye disease.
has 50% more calcium than milk, more Vit C than an orange.
- Parsley lowers blood pressure.
- Spinach lowers cholesterol.
- Tomatoes reduce your risk of skin, pancreatic, bladder and prostate cancer.
drugs, fruit and veggie nutrients don’t have a rapid effect. The business of
nutrition is to build better cells and this process takes time, waiting on
nature to turn over body cells. A blood cell lasts 60-120 days, so in three to
four months your whole blood supply is completely replaced. Once you start
feeding it better, your body will grow new, improved cells.
It is proven that you can change your life by the food that you
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