Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables
- Beetroot (Beets) – According to Wikipedia, “Beets were domesticated in the ancient Middle East, primarily for their greens, and were grown by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.” They were known to be used as natural food coloring, cooking, and medicinal purposes. It helps keep blood pressure in check, fight inflammation, and improve digestive health.
Measurement of raw beets: 3.5 ounces (100g) 1.6g protein, 0.2g fat, and 9.6g carbs.
- Kale – Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man. They are available in different color leaves and could be smooth or curly shaped. It contains more than your daily value of vitamins such as vitamin A (beta-carotene), K, and C. Kale can help lower cholesterol, reduce health risk, and can protect the eyes.
Measurement of raw kale: 3.5oz (100g) 4.3g protein, 0.9g fat, 8.8g carbs
- Carrots – Carrots are crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Vitamins and minerals contained in carrots are vitamin A, K1, B6, and Potassium. The health benefits carrots provide are improving eye health, lowering blood cholesterol, and reducing the risk of cancer.
Measurement of raw carrots: 3.5 ounces (100g) 0.9g protein, 0.2g fat, 9.6g carbs
- Oranges – Orange the world’s most popular fruit. Also known as sweet oranges, they grow on orange trees (Citrus x Sinensis) and belong to a large group of fruits known as citrus fruits. Full of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and antioxidants. Oranges are known to aid in heart health and prevent anemia as well as kidney stones.
Measurement of raw oranges: 3.5 ounces (100g) 0.9g protein, 0.1g fat, and 11.8g carbs
- Turmeric – Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Like ginger, it can help support immune functions, with skin conditions, and aids in brain health. Juice this in its natural form with ginger for an immune-boosting power shot.
- Ginger root (Ginger) – Mentioned by Healthline, “Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.” It contains medicinal properties that can help with osteoarthritis, drastically lower blood sugar, and treat chronic indigestion to name a few.
Measurement of raw ginger: 3.5 ounces (100g) 1.82g protein, 0.75g fat, and 17.8g carbs
- Celery – Celery is a great source of antioxidants that protects cells, blood vessels, and organs from free radical damage. Celery can reduce inflammation, support digestive health, and low the glycemic index. This crispy, crunchy green stalk is a delicious snack on its own, or easily incorporated into your cooking and juicing!
Measurement of raw celery: 3.5 ounces (100g) 0.7g protein, 0.2g fat, 3g carbs
- Coconut – Coconut water, less commonly known as coconut juice, is the clear liquid inside coconuts. It is tasty, refreshing, and good for you! According to Healthline, “Coconut water is the juice found in the center of a young, green coconut. It helps nourish the fruit.” The benefits of coconut water are how it may support heart health, reducing blood pressure, and can lower blood sugar levels.
Fun fact: As a coconut ripens, very little juices remain and become solid white flesh known as coconut meat.
Measurement of raw coconut: 3.5 ounces (100g) 0.7g protein, 0.2g fat, and 3.7g carbs
Pu-erh Tea – Pu-erh Tea is a unique type of fermented tea that’s traditionally made in the Yunnan Province of China. It is a different type of fermented tea that is not like kombucha as the leaves are fermented rather than brewed. These tea leaves can help improve cholesterol, boost liver health, and may promote weight loss.