Monday, 26 March 2012

Healthiest Foods To Eat - Part 2

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Here’s   a compilation on foods that are the healthiest and are readily available.

In continuation with Healthiest Food To Eat Part 1 - Here

Spinach is high in vitamins A and C folate. It’s also  a  good source of riboflavin, vitamin B-6 Calcium  ,iron and magnesium. The plant compounds in spinach boosts immune systems and researchers have identified 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that act as antioxidants and anti- cancer agents.

Sweet potatoes:
Are high in the antioxidant beta carotene which may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some cancers. Also a good source of  fibre vitamins, folate and potassium.   Like most vegetables, they’re  fat –free and relatively low in calories.

Vegetable juice:
Has most of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients found in the original vegetables and is an easy way to  include vegetables in your diet. Tomato juice and vegetable juices, which include tomatoes, are good sources of lycopene, an antioxidant. Some vegetable and tomato juices are high in sodium so select the low sodium varieties. Carrot juice is probably the most concentrated source of beta- carotene.

A  treasure trove of nutrients. One-half of this fruit provides as much potassium as a banana and more than 100 percent of RDAfor vitamin C. It's  also a good source of beta- carotene. Papayas are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients and fibre.

Wheat germ:
At the centre of a grain of wheat is the wheat germ- the part of the seed that’s responsible for the development and growth of the new plant sprout. Though only a small part of the wheat seed, the germ is a highly concentrated source of nutrient’s including niacin thiamin riboflavin vitamin E folate magnesium, phosphorus potassium iron and zinc. They germ also contains protein fibre and some fat. Low- fat cheeses great sources of calcium but read nutritional lables carefully. Some of them aren’t much lower in fat than the regular kind and they can be high in sodium. Choose one that contains 5 grams or less fat pre ounce.

Or dahi is another staple in most Indian households. It is not only high in calcium, which keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy but is rich in live bacterial cultures. The live microbes found in yoghurt encourage the right type of bacteria to flourish in the digestive system, which allow by you to process food and absorb nutrients better.

Tomatoes are  ane of the healthiest foods.Tomatoes are composed of lucopene,a carotenoid that gives them their color.Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant with cancer fighting properties that has shown to be effective in preventing both prostate and breast cancer.Like other antioxidants,lycoene destroys free radicals in the body that may otherwise damage cells and slow down the aging process.Tomatoes are also relatively high in vitamins A and C and have small amounts of fibre,pottassium,niacin and other trace minerals as well.

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