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5 Of The Healthiest Fruits And Vegetables That Can Easily Be Added to Your Diet

With the vast amount of information on the importance of nutrition available today we are all aware in some capacity or another as the popular saying from the 1980s and basic truism goes,  that we truly are "what we eat”.  We all know that the absence of many different  nutrients can lead to various physical ailments and to keep our bodies and overall health and wellness running in optimum condition adding a variety of different foods to our diet will help our bodies to grow, to heal, and to keep the immune system running efficiently.

At the same time too more information can results in 'information overload' as we are told conflicting advise from the qualified and not qualified on social media, in magazines and the likes on what classifies as good nutrition some of us is left at a complete loss at what to eat or how to maintain a healthy diet as the guidelines are constantly changing.

Below is a list of 5 of the most healthiest vegetables and fruits you can easily add to help maintain a healthy diet and their nutritious benefits.


Green vegetables are widely considered among the healthiest foods we can eat, and broccoli is definitely one of the most nutrient-rich green vegetables. It’s a great source of vitamins C and K, as well as folate, vitamin B and fibre. In addition, it contains potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, protein and calcium.

Broccoli can assist in lowering cholesterol levels which improves cardiovascular health. It supports the body’s detoxification system, aids vitamin D uptake and may also reduce our susceptibility to certain allergies.


Spinach is one of the best green vegetables for your health. It contains a huge quantity of nutrients, and offers several specific health benefits. Among the most concentrated nutrients are magnesium, folate, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin E, protein and zinc

Spinach may help reduce the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, meaning it may help reduce our susceptibility to allergies. The vitamin K, magnesium and calcium content of spinach is good for maintaining healthy bones and there are also antioxidants in spinach that help remove harmful free radicals from the body.


Green peas are another fantastic source of nutrients. They contain a huge range of nutrients in high quantities, including manganese, fibre, vitamin K and C, phosphorus, protein, copper, iron and zinc.

Peas can help to regulate blood sugar levels thanks to their fibre and protein content. Fibre and protein slow down the pace of digestion, which also means that carbohydrates are digested more slowly too. Peas are also known to reduce the chance of developing cardiovascular disease and to help protect against stomach cancer.


Blueberries have a low glycemic index (GI) which means they have a low impact on our blood sugar levels., so you won’t get a sugar rush from eating blueberries. Eating foods with a low glycemic index is also believed to reduce the risk of developing type-II diabetes as well as coronary heart disease.

Blueberries are also a very rich source of antioxidants, which are thought to help reduce the risk of developing cancer. They are a good source of vitamin K, manganese and vitamin C too, placing them high on the nutrient-density scale.


Apples are a fantastic source of fibre which helps promote a healthy digestive system. This also aids in the regulation of blood sugar levels. They are also a great source of vitamin C. Although apples aren’t as nutrient-rich as some other fruits and vegetables, they are thought to have both anti-cancer and anti-asthma properties. In addition, they’re good for cardiovascular health.

Fortunately having a healthy diet doesn't have to be as confusing as it may seem to some of us and if you're feeling inspired to upgrade your nutritional habits maybe some or all of our lists of 5 of the most healthiest vegetables and fruits may already be apart of your diet and this will serve as valid info as to their incredible health benefits.

They are all incredibly versatile and can easily be added to our daily meal plan. Steam, lightly boiled, stir-fried the vegetables which can also be added to salads and juiced or blended with the fruits listed or other fruits and vegetables of your choice, there really are a variety of ways you can use them as part of a healthy nutritious diet.

If they aren't yet apart of your weekly eating plan add them to your weekly shopping list and your body will reap the many benefits they can offer.

By|womenwhoslay @womanwhoslay


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