The most important Fruit and veggies!
January 10, 2007 8:41am CST
Want to know what are the best fruits and veggies to eat for maximum nutritional benefits? Here’s a list, and why they’re good for you! Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, that can help ward off lung, skin, bladder, and cervical cancer. You can also get lycopene in watermelon, pink grapefruit, baked beans, and red peppers. Avocados are chock full of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that can protect you from heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Avocados are also an excellent source of healthy fat and fiber. Soy can help reduce your saturated fat intake because it is full of vegetable protein, which is much healthier than protein you get from eating meat. Soy can also help reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. Beans have soluble fiber, which, when eaten regularly, reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It can also help lower your cholesterol! Broccoli can protect against many forms of cancer, particularly lung and colon. It also helps your liver detoxify carcinogens and can help prevent and heal ulcers!