It is important to know what the healthiest foods are so that you can get a wide range of nutrients. A balanced diet is the key to healthy eating, and many delicious and healthy fruits can help you stay healthy. This article will talk about 6 healthy fruits and vegetables and why you should always eat them.
1. Brazil nuts.
Selenium is a mineral that your thyroid gland needs, and these foods are full of it. Selenium is an antioxidant that helps stop free radicals, which are caused by things like cigarette smoke and UV radiation, from hurting your neurons and cells and making your immune system weaker. WebMD says that selenium is also good for your immune system.
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WebMD says that this member of the cabbage family is usually used as a garnish instead of as the main dish it should be. It has a lot of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which help fight disease and slow down the aging process.
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Medical News Today says that avocados have a lot of fat, which is why some people don't like to eat them. Avocados, on the other hand, have B vitamins, vitamin K, and vitamin E, as well as healthy fats. Avocados are a good source of fiber. Avocados raised the amount of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" cholesterol. This type of cholesterol takes out more dangerous cholesterol from the blood.
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4. A watermelon
The website Healthline says that watermelon is a very healthy food. It has a lot of antioxidants like beta carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A and C. They also have a lot of magnesium and potassium. One of the best nutrients in watermelon is lycopene, which is a carotenoid that gives watermelon its pinkish-red color. Diets high in lycopene are linked to less oxidative stress and inflammation.
One of the worst things about eating watermelon, says a dietitian, is that it makes you thirsty.
Dates may help control blood sugar because they are low on the glycemic index, high in fiber, and have antioxidants. Healthline says that eating them may help people with diabetes.
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Broccoli has about the right amount of fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients reduce the chance of getting heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. Broccoli has important antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene. It also has sulforaphane, which Medicalnewstodat says may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
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