Monday, 11 July 2011


fruit and veg overload coming right this-a way - wallop!

3 stems purple sprouting broccoli
1 plum
slice pineapple
slice ginger
chunk mango
handful baby spinach
1/2tsp spirulina
1 gala apple

Purple sprouting and green broccoli contain more calcium and folic acid than other varieties of broccoli. About(170g) servings of broccoli a week lowers the risk of cancer.

Plums are good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and lutein and zeaxanthin, pigments that help protect your vision. Eating three or more servings of fruit a day can lower by about one-third your risk of age-related macular degeneration, the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.

Fresh pineapple may contain enzymes that can break up blood clots, reducing the risk of heart diseases.

Ginger contains good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

The vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin E and selenium present in mangoes provide protection against heart disease.

Baby spinach is very high in vitamin K, A, C and folate. A 2 cup serving of raw baby spinach meets over 25 percent of the Recommended Daily Value or DV for vitamin C and nearly 400 for vitamin K.

Spirulina helps support a healthy pH balance in your body. A diet heavy on acidic foods such as animal proteins and grains can be effectively balanced by the alkaline properties of spirulina.

Antioxidants are chemicals that prevent cell and tissue damage from free radicals in the body by preventing or reducing oxidation. Gala apples are a significant source of these damage-fighting chemicals

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