To be healthy and beautiful, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle: exercise, watch your sleep, and eat healthy food. Here is a list of the most important products that can boost immunity, fill you with energy, and minimize the chances of getting sick.
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1. Apples will help prevent heart attack
They contain quercetin, a natural flavonoid that can protect brain cells from the damaging effects of free radicals’. Apples are a great source of fiber, which quickly gives us a sense of fullness and, as a result, promotes weight loss.
One medium apple contains about 16% of your daily fiber intake. Another good news; fruits with white flesh (including pears) can reduce the risk of heart attack by 50%, according to scientists from the Netherlands.
2. Bananas protect against asthma
You should not completely abandon bananas, considering they too high in calories. One medium banana contains about 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and a lot of potassium, which helps keep blood pressure under control.
Make sure to feed your children bananas; A British study last year confirmed that eating bananas daily can protect a child from asthma symptoms.
3. Legumes increase the protective properties of the body
The main source of fiber and vegetable protein and B vitamins, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Black beans are a storehouse of antioxidants that boost the body’s defenses. And the Japanese adzuki beans are suitable even for those whose legumes tend to cause increased gas production.
And don’t forget about the very healthy chickpeas – a recent study has shown that people who include chickpeas in their diet are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods.
4. Berries help the heart
It’s impossible not to love blueberries – these juicy berries are packed with antioxidants more than any other berry, which is why they are believed to help fight cancer, increase brain activity and support heart health. Like other vegetables and fruits, blueberries can be stored in the freezer.
Freeze a few bags of good berries in summer and eat a little in winter. Don’t forget blackberries, raspberries and currants – they are rich in ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that is essential for proper heart function.
5. Cabbage – a treasure of useful trace elements
If you are making sandwiches at home, place crispy fresh cabbage leaves in them instead of green salad, which instantly turns into a shapeless mass. It is known that a glass of chopped cabbage contains only 20 kcal and an amazing amount of glucosinolates – substances that help the body resist the effects of free radicals. Broccoli and Brussels sprouts also contain these beneficial elements.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle