Go ahead and put some tabbouleh in your plate! The mix of green and red gives you lots of vitamins and minerals!
Add a few strawberries to your fruit salad for more appeal and extra nutrients especially vitamin C. More good news – it’s also very light with 1 cup containing only 45 calories!
Like baked chicken? Season it with garlic! It is protective against heart disease and certain types of cancer!
A hot summer day? Have a slice of watermelon! It’s 92% water and helps replenish your lost body fluids. It’s also rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, antioxidants and contains healthy fiber!
Add a spoonful of beans to your salad to get some healthy protein for cell renewal, and fiber for a healthy digestive system. Try it now!
Crazy about nuts? Have a handful! Although relatively high in fat, nuts contain healthy fats that actually help decrease cholesterol levels in the blood and reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
Go ahead, eat that orange! One orange supplies all your daily needs for vitamin C which helps strengthen your body’s defenses.
Raw or steamed, add broccoli in your salad, soup or in your mixed dishes! It’s packed with nutrients from vitamin A and vitamin C to calcium, fiber, folic acid and iron!
Raw or cooked, onions are good for health! They contain a variety of antioxidants and natural compounds with disease-fighting properties. Onions specifically help decrease blood pressure and provide protection against heart disease and cancer.
An apple a day, helps maintain good health! Plant compounds, antioxidants and fiber in apples help play a protective role against heart disease! But remember, all these beneficial components are in the peel!
The more green leaves in your salad, the more satisfying and nutritious! They are very low in calories and rich in fiber, to give you a feeling of fullness so you eat less. Rocket leaves, parsley, mint and lettuce also contain a wealth of nutrients like iron, B-vitamins, folic acid and vitamin A.
Don’t skip the tomatoes in your dish! It is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, potassium and fiber. And what’s more, it’s full of the powerful antioxidant lycopene that helps protect body cells from harmful environmental factors.
Go Bananas! It is the perfect snack for a day full of activity and exercise as it gives your body energy. Not only that, but it’s also rich in potassium which helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Have baked potato with your steak without feeling guilty! A medium potato contains only 80-100 calories and is a great source of complex carbs that provide you with energy! Potatoes are also rich in vitamins and minerals especially potassium that helps lower blood pressure.