Fruit and vegetables are the kings and queens of nutrition. They’re some of the most nutrient diverse foods you can eat, and there is a wide variety that all come together to create a complete nutrient profile that will help you achieve good health. The problem is, a lot of people tend to have their go-to fruit and veg that they eat without fail.
Many are unadventurous when it comes to the good stuff. This may be down to the fact that, as children, a great deal is made of getting us to eat our fruit and veg so, once convinced to eat some, in particular, our parents tend to stick with them as they know we’ll eat them. Some of the adversity to fruit and veg carries over into adult life, too. But today we’re putting a stop to this and introducing some new fruit and veg into your diet. Here are some we love for their flavour and nutritional value. Remember, allergy testing is essential before adding any new food to your diet; we’ll explain why a little later.
Mangoes have been shown to help facilitate efficient, healthy digestion and gut health due to the high fibre content. They also promote a healthy immune system. Vitamins A & C found in mangoes helps you maintain healthy skin & hair.
These little green fruit are a fantastic source of healthy fats which are good for cholesterol levels and heart health. Fat also helps you lose weight by telling your brain that you’re full sooner than with other macronutrients. They’re also a great source of vitamins C, E, K & B6. The folates in avocados have been shown to help protect against certain forms of cancer and also aid in foetal development.
Beetroot is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food. They contain a near-complete vitamin and mineral profile with a high content of folates, potassium and manganese. They have been shown to have a high concentration of nitrates which help lower blood pressure. Beetroots also contain pigments which have been linked with reduced inflammation, a key contributor in the aging process and brain degeneration.
Taking on the appearance of little trees, broccoli is almost a superfood. It is absolutely jam-packed with nutrients at an incredibly low caloric total per gram. It is also incredibly satiating, which means that is stops you from potentially tucking into other foods afterwards in the quest to feel full. It is a fantastic source of vitamins K & C as well as dietary fibre & potassium.
As we mentioned above, it is vital to consider allergy testing before adding new foods to your diet in case you have an intolerance or allergy to any of the new foods you’re adding. By undertaking allergy testing, you’re reducing your risk of symptoms including bloating, sickness, fatigue and diarrhea. Find allergy testing to suit your budget here.