Bananas are rich in vitamin B and potassium – Vitamin B gives us energy and potassium protects the heart. Eating 1 banana a day will reduce your blood pressure and clear up your arteries thus preventing atherosclerosis, which is the accumulation of fatty acids in the arteries.
Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C which improves your immune system. Orange juice should be taken regularly as the human body cannot produce Vitamin C by itself. Oranges also help in lowering blood pressure and keeping the heart healthy.
The redder the tomato, the better as this means it contains more lycopene, which is known to fight cancer. Tomatoes also keep your heart healthy and boost your immune system. So make sure you having a lot of this highly abundant vegetable.
Beans like black beans, lentils, kidney, fava, lima and peas are good for your heart. As there are a lot to choose from, there’s no excuse why you shouldn’t have a good heart (healthwise). And black beans are supposed to improve your brain as well!
Berries are rich in fibre and vitamins. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are not only lovely to look at but are also known to boost brain-power, fight cancer, improve your immune system and the health of your heart.
Spinach is also full of omega-3 and folate. It is really good for your muscles and prevents heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis. For those of you who want to stay young, know that spinach is known to fight the ageing process as it contains lutein.
Bran is an excellent source of dietary fibre. It is good for your digestive system and will promote colorectal health. It can be consumed as bran flakes in cereals.
Not only do walnuts keep you healthy but they also help muscle grow because they are full of omega-3 and protein. They are better than all the other nuts and will also help to fight cancer.
Taking oats makes stay full for longer and gives you plenty of energy as they contain slow-release carbs. They will also help your muscles grow, protect your heart and are a good source of fibre as well. You can have them as porridge, muesli or granola.
Carrots are rich in carotenoids – the compound which gives red, yellow and orange fruit and vegetables their rich colour . Not only carrots help to fight cancer but they also reduce the risk of conditions such as asthma and arthritis. And if you do not already know, they will keep your eyesight in good condition.