8 foods to enjoy regularly for good health...

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Foods for Good Health

Nutrition Properties

What makes them healthy?

Fruits

Eat every day

Including: apples,  apricots, bananas, berries, apples, citrus, kiwifruits, mango, pawpaw and more....

Fibre

Vitamin C

Anti oxidants

Potassium

  • Anti oxidants boost the immune system &
  • prevent damaging free radicals
  • Reduce cancer risk
  • Vitamin C enhances iron absorption
  • Immune booster

 

Vegetables, herbs, spices

Eat everyday

Choose a variety of colours;

  • Red (tomatoes)
  • Yellow (carrots, pumpkin)
  • Greens (broccoli & cruciferous types)
  • onions & garlic

Folate, iron, calcium

Anti – oxidants (eg lycopene in tomatoes, carotenoids)

Fibre

Potassium


  • Folate protects from heart disease
  • Anti- oxidants reduce cancers including bowel & prostrate
  • Reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Potassium reduces blood pressure
  • Weight loss and healthy weight maintenance
  • Anti fungal & antiviral, antibacterial properties

 

Wholegrain breads & cereals –

Eat everyday...

Eg rolled oats, multigrain breads, tabbouleh, wholgrain breakfast cereals, corn, barley, spelt, quinoa ..

 

Fibre,

Iron, magnesium, iodine,

Carbohydrates and

B-group vitamins including folate & thiamin

  • Longevity,
  • reduced heart disease,
  • reduced diabetes,
  • reduced stroke and
  • protects from cancers (of gut and breast)

 

Nuts,

Eat 5 times a week...

Including almonds, walnuts, macadamias, peanuts, brazil nuts, pistachios

Selenium

Unsaturated fats

Protein,

Calcium, iron, magnesium and fibre

  • Healthy heart, reduces cholesterol,
  • Reduces diabetes,
  • Mainatin healthy weight and
  • Promotes longevity

 

 

Foods for Good Health

Nutrition

What makes them healthy?

Mushrooms –

Eat most days

 

riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, copper, chromium and selenium.

And Vitamin D (if mushrooms are exposed to light)

Plus a range of

  • Reduced breast cancer,
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Adds flavour without salt,
  • Skin & hair health,
  • Immune system booster

Olive oil

Use as the main source of fat in cooking and dressings

Polyphenols (& other antioxidants)

Monounsaturated fats

Oleocanthal

  • Increases good cholesterol &
  • Prevents heart disease.
  • Anti- inflammatory properties

 

Fish

Eat 2-3 times a week..

All fish including fresh, shellfish, canned fish

Omega 3

selenium

Protein iron, calcium

  • Reduced prostrate cancer
  • Reduces heart disease
  • Anti inflammatory

 

Legumes

Eat 3 times a week

Examples include:lentils, cannellini beans, chickpeas, baked beans

Protein, Fibre

Iron, zinc, calcium & magnesium

  • Gut health
  • Reduce diabetes,
  • reduced heart disease risk
  • weight management,
  • prevent gut and breast cancers