The Benefits of Adding Fruits and Veggies to Your Diet: 5 Good Choices

Eating healthy foods to lose weight should be a ‘no brainer’, but with the busy lives everyone leads nowadays it is not always easy to stay on track with healthy eating. Adding a few good foods to the regular diet will surely assist, not only with weight loss, but in many other ways as well.

Adding fruits and veggies to you diet will give you an array of benefits: you can slim down, have more energy, increase your immune function, lower cholesterol, regulate your digestive tract, and more! Here are 5 fruits and vegetables that are among our top favorite beneficial foods you can choose to add to your diet:

Broccoli is one that a lot of people do not like. It tastes funny or they do not want to eat a tree. Regardless there are ways to change the taste. It will be worth it since it is high in iron and vitamin C. The C helps the body absorb the iron. It has potassium which helps control blood pressure. The high amount of iron helps to combat osteoporosis. The beta carotene in it turns to vitamin A which is a strong antioxidant and the fiber rich food also regulates the digestive tract.

Artichokes are great too. They are full of magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and lots of fiber. The magnesium helps to regulate the body temperature. Potassium assists with fluid balance and muscle tissue. This pokey vegetable stabilizes blood sugar levels which is great if the body collects it. When the blood sugar is too high it will cause weight gain. This cool little plant also lowers bad cholesterol and raises the good. And as an added bonus the vitamin and mineral content are good at preventing memory loss.

Figs are one that many do not think about. They are high in potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, copper and manganese as well. This cute little cherub-like fruit helps to balance the body’s overall PH, regulates blood pressure and gives energy levels a spike without the side effects of caffeine or sugars.

Grapes are not as often boasted about as red wine. The ways in which red wine assists with heart health are because of the nutrients in grapes. They are high in essential minerals. This is good for a multitude of different reasons. They have anti-aging properties, good for the digestion, help reduce many of the cell killing properties of several kinds of cancer and are tasty to boot.

Of course leaving apples off this list would be a shame. The old saying is completely true. An apple is truly good food to put in the body. They are strong antioxidants, high in minerals and vitamin C, promote weight loss by controlling sugar and glucose levels in the blood, provide building blocks for any damaged cells in the body and have a large amount of dietary fiber.

While a few specifics are mentioned with specific properties on this page it is important to know that all fresh fruits and vegetables are good for revitalizing the immune system, cleansing the digestive system and give minerals to the heart and other important body functions.

A good plate of pasta or a baked potato with the juicy steak are not necessarily bad, but it is true that too much of a good thing is never a good thing. If you are a snacker, fill the house and hand bag with fruits and vegetables. They come in packs of dried that are just as nutritious and make less of a mess on the drive to work. The weight will drop off those pesky places and you will feel great in less than a week by changing your diet with natural foods. So what are you waiting for?

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