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The Healthy Secret Behind a Rich Spinach Diet

The Healthy Secret Behind a Rich Spinach Diet
Barbara Camie

Spinach is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin E and has folic acid in plenty. It contains an abundance of antioxidants including carotenoids. Lets have a look at the healthy secrets that Spinach contains

Spinach is high in Vitamins C and K. It has lots of iron, niacin, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, copper and manganese

It helps us fight cancer

It is a natural blood cleanser

It can keep your blood vessels healthy and slow down aging

Spinach contains little fat

Great greens and Spinach

Green salads are a must in your daily diet. If you can manage great greens in your meals, you can supplement most of the nutrients our body requires through it. Say no to health tabs and vitamin supplements. Your body will prefer a natural source of vitamins and nutrients for keeping you fit. Heres one healthy salad you can have a lifetime.

Sweet and Sour Leafy Green Salad

5 cups lightly packed torn romaine lettuce leaves

3 cups lightly packed spinach leaves

2 cups sliced mushrooms

2 oranges, peeled and sliced

1 cup pitted prunes, halved

1/2 cup sliced red onion

1/2 cup commercial nonfat honey-mustard dressing

1/4 to 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

Try adding fruits to your salads. Its tasty. It makes your salad colorful and you will get some vitamins, essential minerals and fiber. Pineapple chunks, raisins, melon balls, berries and grapes are nice compliments to any green salad.

Barbara Camie

Agriculture Organic Food Specialist

Phentermine Weight Loss Managment Group

About the Author

Barbara Camie

Agriculture Organic Food Specialist

Phentermine Weight Loss Managment Group


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Getting the most from healthy fruits and vegetables

Getting the most from healthy fruits and vegetables
Tony Robinson

Fruits and vegetables are among the healthiest of all foods, and
the great variety of these foods at the local grocery store
makes it easier than every to enjoy great meals and snacks
anytime the mood strikes you.

The latest food guidelines recommend that adults eat from five
to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. While that
may seem like a lot, it is an important goal to strive for, and
a very reachable one.

A serving of a fruit or vegetable is equal to:

1 medium sized vegetable or fruit (such as an apple,
orange or banana) 2 small fruits (such as kiwi fruit or
plums)  cup of fresh, frozen or canned fruits or
vegetables  cup of 100% fruit juice  cup of
dried fruit 1 cup of green salad

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables is a great
way to start a healthier lifestyle. Diets high in fruits and
vegetables have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease,
diabetes, stroke and even some kinds of cancer. Diets high in
fruits and vegetables are also important in maintaining a
healthy weight.

Since different varieties of fruits and vegetables contain
different types and levels of nutrients, it is important to each
a good variety of fruits and vegetables. Eating a good
combination of yellow, orange, red and green fruits and
vegetables is a great way to ensure adequate levels of nutrition.

Fruits and vegetables are also an important source of fiber. One
way to maximize the amount of fiber you get from fruits and
vegetables is to eat the entire fruit and vegetable including
the edible peel. Eating fruits and vegetables whole, instead of
simply drinking fruit juice, is the best way to enjoy the fiber
these foods have to offer. Orange juice may be very healthy, but
it does not contain the same amount of fiber as a whole orange.

Getting sufficient fiber in the diet offers a great many health
benefits, including aiding in digestion, lowering levels of
cholesterol in the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease and
stroke, and reducing the chances of some forms of cancer. In
addition, fiber is though to play an important role in
controlling levels of blood sugar in diabetics. Fiber also helps
dieters feel full while limiting the number of calories you
consume.

Many people wonder if canned and frozen fruits and vegetables
are as healthy and nutritious as the fresh varieties. The simple
answer to this question is yes. Canned and frozen fruits and
vegetables contain just as many vitamins and minerals as their
fresh counterparts, so it is fine to replace fresh fruits and
vegetables with canned and frozen varieties when fresh ones are
not available.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are often less expensive, however,
especially when they are in season. In addition, local farmers
markets and produce stands are often great sources of the
freshest, most delicious fruits and vegetables at some excellent
prices.

How vegetables and fruits are prepared is just as important as
how they are chosen. It is important to rinse fresh fruit and
vegetables thoroughly under clean running water. This step is
important in order to remove any dirt, pesticide residue or
bacterial contamination. The outermost leaves of lettuce and
cabbage should be removed, and the outside of root vegetables
like carrots and potatoes should be removed, especially if you
plan to consume the skins of those vegetables. Vegetables and
fruits should be washed right before they are used in order to
keep them as fresh as possible.

The best ways to cook vegetables in order to maintain their
freshness are to boil, microwave or steam the veggies until they
are tender and crisp. It is best to use as little water as
possible when cooking vegetables. That is because overcooking
can destroy some of the valuable vitamins and minerals the
vegetables contain.

About the author:

Tony Robinson is a Company CEO, webmaster husband and dad. In
his busy lifestyle he has placed importance on health and
fitness. Visit http://www.eat-healthily.com for good eating tips
and techniques to assist you maintain a healthy lifestyle.


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