24 May 2013

6 beneficial foods

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share a short list of foods that are very beneficial for your body and your health.

1. Carrots

Did you use to hear that carrots were good for your eyes when you were a kid? Me too! But this is not just a story parents tell their kids to make them eat their veggies, it is actually true! Carrots contain lots of beta carotene, which is great not only for your eye sight, but for your skin as well.

2. Strawberries

This is one of my favorite thing to eat at the moment! Strawberries contains a lot of vitamin C which boosts your immune system. They are also antioxidant rich, which helps fight cancer. So stuff those bellies full of strawberries this summer :) 

3. Celery 

In my post about Wheat and dairy free food I mentioned that where are lots of veggies that can give you the calcium you need without drinking milk. Celery is one of these veggies. Celery is also a great source of vitamin C, which as a mentioned above boost your immune system, and it is also high in fiber which is very beneficial for your digestive system.

4. Mango

This fruit has a lot of benefits! It contains vitamin E which helps control acne, controls your cholesterol levels, helps digest fat and is known to prevent cancer. Mango also contains glutamine, which is great for memory and muscle retention, it has and digestive enzymes for nutrient breakdown and absorption. In short, a super fruit!

5. Nut butters

When you here 'nut butter' you probably think of peanut butter, right? But there are so many other nut butters available! If you like nuts, then check out
almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter, macadamia nut butter, pecan butter, pistachio butter or walnut
 butter as an alternative to peanut butter. Nut butters has a lot of monounsaturated fats, which are great for digestion and an excellent energy source. Just make sure your nut butter is organic, with no sugar added!

6. Banana chips

Dried pieces of banana is a great alternative if you want a healthier snack. They contain potassium, which is a great source of electrolytes and a little bit of healthy sugar.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this list and that it have opened your eyes to some of the benefits that these foods have. Eating healthy is a great way to take care of your body. and to make sure it will last you a long, long time. And it's not too hard to incorporate into your everyday meals.

Talk to you later! :)

xo, Sanna

+ Health and Exercise


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