First published at www.beyoumag.com by Isobella Jade
Some of the best foods for you are easily forgotten. There are a lot of healthy foods that many of us aren’t eating. Here is a dose of nutritional food items not to be forgotten the next time you go grocery shopping.
Pumpkin Seeds: We played with them as kids during Halloween but pumpkin seeds are actually the most nutritious part of a pumpkin since they are full of magnesium and give you a great dose of omega-3 essential fatty acids and protein.
Frozen Blueberries: They do not spoil like other frozen products and taste great mixed with your yogurt or soy chocolate milk.
Beets: They are a source of folate which is great tissue growth and potassium. They are also a notable cancer fighter; include them with your next salad.
Cabbage: Cabbage protects the body’s cell membranes. From the outer layer to the inner leaves, cabbage is full of nutritious elements including vitamin E and vitamin C. As an extra bonus it makes you regular.
Dried Plums: Also known as prunes, it might sound old and out of style but dried plums (the new and improved name) are really great for the body and a great source of fiber, and help with digestion. Eating a serving can also help you build bone destiny.
Cinnamon: Enjoy with your coffee or atop your oatmeal and just a teaspoon will give you 28 mg of calcium, and Vitamin C, K, and manganese, not bad huh?
Sardines: This little fish delicacy is high in omega-3, full of calcium and loaded with vitamins including B vitamins, iron, zinc magnesium, and potassium. You can eat these with a salad, on a sandwich, on pizza, or plain.
Pomegranate juice: This juice will give you a filling dose of Vitamin A and E and folic acid. As an antioxidant, it also prevents heart disease and cancer, and can clear your arteries.
Turmeric: This is a spice you can add to any veggie dish or your eggs. The turmeric root is an anti-inflammatory and slows the spread of cancers and is a blood purifier, along with being an antioxidant, anti-tumor, and antibacterial. Turmeric is also used in some sunscreens.
Swiss chard: Your eyes might skip over this leafy green but they shouldn’t. Swiss chard is jam packed with carotenoids, a cup with promote your cardiovascular health. It is also easy to grow in your own garden.
Canned Pumpkin: Being high in fiber and vitamin A, you can get filled up on this fast. With a bite you can fight diseases with its antioxidants that protect against cancer and other diseases. Canned pumpkin has even been mixed with green chiles for a Mexican twist as a great homemade chili.
These items are easy to add to your diet and to add to your next meals. It will surely pay off to include foods that help the immune system, your body and health. Who knew, that you can let the food you eat do the work for you, and keep your body strong and active while as you devour.