Food Facts: Get to Know Your Food

A healthy, nutritious lifestyle begins with wholesome foods that fuel the body. By eating the right combinations of foods, you can avoid many health risks and boost your energy levels (and your life expectancy!) significantly. Here are some to get started.

  • Strawberries are low in calories, but rich in vitamins A, C, B2 (riboflavin), B5 and potassium.
  • Green peppers provide an excellent source of vitamins A and C. Red peppers are also high in vitamin B6.
  • Broccoli is a powerhouse of vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, E, K, plus potassium, phosphorus and lutein.
  • Watermelons are the most balanced pH food available, so they’re the perfect food to eat when you’re sick or dehydrated.
  • Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, B3, C, E and K, plus the anti-oxidant lycopene which can reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Like watermelon, tomatoes are rich in the anti-oxidant lycopene which can reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Even the sweetest peaches have a low glycemic index, and they’re high in vitamins A, B2, B3 (niacin) and C.
  • Many people who are lactose-intolerant can drink raw milk since it contains natural bacteria that help digest lactose.
  • Each spoon of local honey provides natural anti-oxidants, enzymes for digestion, vitamins, minerals, plus it acts as an anti-bacterial salve for burns.  
  • Grass-fed beef has less fat and higher levels of omega 3 and linoleic acid, both shown to lower risks of heart disease and cancer.
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