10 foods recommended for the organism
Do you know what the best foods for the organism are, in terms of nutrients and vitamins? The Huffington Post asked doctors and nutritionists and the following list is the result of that research. Take note:
– Apricot: it has a high content of potassium and fibre, as well as vitamins A and C, beta-carotenes and lycopene. Thanks to its levels of vitamin E, it helps reduce the risk of cancer.
– Asparagus: are a source of vitamin A, B6, C and E, in addition to containing iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chrome and fibre.
– Bananas: are an exceptional source of fibre and, of course, potassium, which is beneficial for blood pressure and the muscles. Its content of vitamins C and B6 help regulate our blood sugar.
– Basil: this herb helps calm anxiety, is anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant.
– Black pepper: it is attributed with benefits such as fighting bacteria, helping the digestive system and regulating the production of fat cells.
– Black rice: it is chock-full of iron, fibre, vitamin E and antioxidants.
– Carrots: source of vitamin A, good for eyesight, as well as a source of fibre, potassium and vitamins C and K and beta-carotenes, which improve the immune system and the skin.
– Chillies: help fight diabetes and cancer and favour weight-loss, according to certain studies.
– Citrus fruits: contain vitamin C and a lot of fibre.
– Garlic: its antioxidants protect against breast, prostate and colon cancer. It also helps the immune system as it fights off viruses and bacteria.
-Hemp seeds: Although they are first off considered for their psychotropic properties, hemp is actually a source of vegetarian protein, omega-3 and omega-6 (which help prevent heart disease, such as arteriosclerosis) and lineoleic acid (which helps regulate blood pressure). These seeds can be found in many presentations: in oil, flour, butter, milk, cheese, or simply toasted as snacks.
-Kiwi: Kiwis are technically berries, which is why they are full of nutrients like blueberries. They have high levels of vitamins C and E, potassium, and the antioxidant lutein (which has been proven to protect eyesight and fight off the wearing of cells).
A Norwegian study found that eating two kiwis a day prevents the formation of clots as it thins the blood.