We all should change our lifestyle in order to improve our health. Changing the way we eat is the first step. With the right information regarding the nutritional facts and health benefits of different foods, we can improve our life and implicitly our health. Here is a short list with some of the healthy food we should include in our daily menu.
We all know that oranges are reach in vitamin C and A. These vitamins can improve your night vision and prevent aging. If we start consuming oranges frequently, we will notice a big improvement of our immune system and skin texture. Oranges also keep under control our cholesterol. For those who don’t like eating oranges, a good solution would be to transform them into a smoothie. The orange juice bought from supermarkets doesn’t contain the same amount of nutrients, but it’s still healthy. However, be very careful when consuming oranges, because too many can cause abdominal cramps and even diarrhea.
Avocado is considered to be the healthiest food we have. It is extremely high in Omega3 fatty acids, vitamin B5 and K, magnesium, potassium, iron, several antioxidants and fibers. It is a known fact that avocados can reduce the risk of some sort of cancers, like the skin or prostate cancer, due to the rich complex of anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. The antioxidants reduce the cell damage, whereas the potassium that avocado contains, can keep your blood pressure under control. It is recommended that pregnant women should start consuming avocado during their pregnancy, in order to avoid spina bifida, which is considered a birth defect. Be very careful with the amount you eat, because eating to many avocados can lead to nutritional deficiencies and even weight gain. Before you include avocado in your daily menu, make sure you are not allergic to it.
This is a low-calorie vegetable that are reach in beta-carotene and fiber. It is a vegetable that contains 95% water, which means it’s a proper hydration way, especially during the hot days of Summer. You can use cucumbers in order to make your skin look more firm. Sunburns can be treated with some slices of cucumber placed on the affected area. Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as vitamin C, which is very good for your immune system. Because of their potassium content, cucumbers can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even obesity.