Saturday, July 15, 2006

Seven food Superstars

Learn to love these fruits and vegetables. They're all rich sources of the antioxidant vitamins C, E and betacarotene (which the body converts to vitamin A)

AVOCADOS High in vitamin E but also high in fat and calories, so enjoy them, but not too often.

CARROTS Simply bursting with betacarotene, carrots also supply some vitamin C and E. They may also help lower cholesterol.

SWEET POTATO One of the foods that's low-fat, yet has a high vitamin E level. It's also a good source of betacarotene.

BROCCOLI Good for antioxidants and a great source of iron and folic acid. Eating a 6oz serving of broccoli three times a week may also help to lower your risk of developing cancer.

RED PEPPERS Very high in vitamin C. Red peppers, rather than green or orange, are best for betacarotene.

MANGOES A ripe mango is a deliciously sweet source of betacarotene, vitamins C and E, and also contains iron.

BLACKCURRANTS One of the richest sources of vit min C and high in flavonoids - pigments which give the fruit its dark colour and are believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.


anitaxpressmyself said...

Thanks! These are great. I'm always looking for more sources of iron...

Alan said...

i'm glad you find the information usefull :)