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What foods to eat and why

Updated on December 9, 2015

Take a look at these foods to see what they contain and how that can improve your health. Note: all vitamins and minerals are listed as such; first - contains most, last - contains least.

Vegetables

Broccoli

Vitamin K - regulates normal blood clotting, increase bone health, Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling, Chromium - helps with diabetes, Folate - provides DNA synthesis and repair, Fibre - great for digestive system, Pantothenic Acid - alleviates conditions such as asthma, hair loss, allergies, stress, anxiety etc, Vitamin B6 - converts food to energy

Carrots

Vitamin A - increases bone health and immune system health, Biotin - strengthens keratin production, regulates blood sugar, Vitamin K - regulates normal blood clotting, increase bone health, Fibre - great for digestive system

Brussels Sprouts

Vitamin K - regulates normal blood clotting, increase bone health, Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling, Folate - provides DNA synthesis and repair, Manganese - processes cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein

Spinach

Vitamin K - regulates normal blood clotting, increase bone health, Vitamin A - increases bone health and immune system health, Manganese - processes cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein, Folate - provides DNA synthesis and repair, Magnesium - helps in the production of bones, enables nerve function, produces energy from food, Iron - carries oxygen to blood cells, Copper - anti-inflammatory, helps arthritis, Vitamin B2 - keeps nervous system in good condition, Vitamin B6 - converts food to energy, Vitamin E - protection against toxins and neurological disesases, Calcium - builds and maintains strong bones, Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling, Potassium - relief from stroke, blood pressure, enhances muscle strength, Fibre - great for digestive system

Mushrooms

Selenium - cancer fighting, Vitamin D - regulates calcium and phosphorus absorption, Copper - anti-inflammatory, helps arthritis, Potassium - relief from stroke, blood pressure, enhances muscle strength


Fruit

Apples

Fibre - great for digestive system, Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling

Blueberries

Vitamin K - regulates normal blood clotting, increases bone health, Manganese - processes cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein, Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling

Pineapple

Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling, Manganese - processes cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein, Copper - anti-inflammatory, helps with arthritis

Strawberries

Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling, Manganese - processes cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein, Fiber - great for digestive system

Kiwi

Vitamin C - protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and skin wrinkling, Vitamin K - regulates normal blood clotting, increases bone health, Copper - anti-inflammatory, helps with arthritis


Meat

Beef

Vitamin B12 - keeps nerves and red blood cells healthy, Protein - builds and repairs tissues, Vitamin B3 - helps heart disease, Omega-3 Fats - helps diseases and disorders such as bipolar, depression, arthritis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, etc, Vitamin B6 - converts food to energy, Selenium - cancer fighting, Zinc - prevents stunted growth and slow wound healing, Phosphorus - maintains acid-base balance in the body, works with calcium to grow and repair bones


Chicken

Vitamin B3 - helps heart disease, Protein - builds and repairs tissues, Selenium - cancer fighting, Vitamin B6 - converts food to energy, Phosphorus - maintains acid-base balance in the body, works with calcium to grow and repair bones


Turkey

Vitamin B3 - helps heart disease, Protein - builds and repairs tissues, Selenium - cancer fighting, Vitamin B6 - converts food to energy, Phosphorus - maintains acid-base balance in the body, works with calcium to grow and repair bones


Lamb

Vitamin B12 - keeps nerves and red blood cells healthy, Protein - builds and repairs tissues, Selenium - cancer fighting, Vitamin B3 - helps heart disease, Zinc - prevents stunted growth and slow wound healing, Phosphorus - maintains acid-base balance in the body, works with calcium to grow and repair bones

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