Health

5 Fruits and Vegetables Every Woman Needs To Eat

These underdog fruits and vegetables are quickly surpassing the likes of kale and blueberry when it comes to nutritional content and value

By The Weekly | October 1, 2017

Reap benefits off these under-the-radar fruits and vegetables to maximise your health potential.

 


This article first appeared on womensweekly.com.sg

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1. Purple Cabbage

Filled with plenty of vitamins C and A, try to replace your regular green or white cabbage with purple cabbage instead when you’re making a salad or coleslaw.

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2. Kiwi

We don’t quite get how kiwi isn’t a superfood yet. Just one kiwi contains your minimum daily requirement of vitamin C.

Kiwis also contain serotonin, a natural chemical that’s good for your heart and digestive system. Serotonin is said to be able to affect your mood, memory function and sleep so adding more foods with serotonin could help to boost memory and keep you focused at work, too!

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3. Cauliflower

This white vegetable might stick out like a sore thumb because it’s not as dark or leafy as other vegetables but it doesn’t mean that it’s any less in terms of nutritional value.

Cauliflowers contain choline (which helps with brain development and function) and contains about three quarters of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. Who knew!

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4. Lemons

We know they’re sour and kind of unpleasant in flavour but the vitamin C content in lemons should be enough to persuade you to add them to you diet. They’re also high in flavanoids and can help to improve cardiovascular health and control free radicals in the body.

So, the next time you’re drinking water, just squeeze some lemon juice inside!

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5. Onions

It might give you bad breath but onions are full of vitamins and minerals that can reduce the risk of heart diseases and strokes, too.

Onions contain sulphuric compounds and flavonoids (also found in blueberries!) that could suppress the development of bad bacteria and they also have anti-ageing properties.

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