Top 10 Foods You Aren’t Eating, but Should

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6. Sweet Potato

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, orange fleshed, delicious and readily available in the market. They are found to be excellent providers of vitamin A, which prevents night blindness, and vitamin C that helps in maintaining good skin, bone and tooth formation. These are also very good sources of anti oxidants and anti inflammatory nutrients. They are also very beneficial in maintaining the blood sugar levels.

 

7. Lentils

Lentils

Lentils are the quick and easy too cook legumes that can absorb any flavour very quickly. These are rich source of iron and are very beneficial for menstruating women who could be in the danger of iron deficiency. They are very good blood sugar stabilizers and also help in improving the heart by inhibiting coronary heart diseases. They contain all the B-vitamins and proteins with almost no fat! They are also a vital source of cholesterol low fibre.

 

8. Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a red juicy deciduous fruit with a hard shell and seeds inside. Only the seeds and the juice are edible. Pomegranates can be eaten as such or can be made into juice. Pomegranates are very good for blood vessels and heart. They are good anti-oxidant source and also are quite low in fat. They help in maintaining the platelet aggregate and blood pressure that help in preventing blockages in the arteries. They also help in inhibiting breast cancer and prostrate cancer.

 

9. Sardines

Sardines

Sardines are silvery fish that are oil rich and soft bones. They are named after the Italian island Sardinia as they were found in large numbers there. Sardines come in the bottom of the food chain thus they are not prone to heavy metal concentrations due to so many sea contaminations. They completely live on planktons, thus they are free from such risks. Moreover they are good supporters of bone health. They help in the absorption of calcium due the high concentration of vitamin D present in them. They are also very rich in vitamin B12, which helps in maintaining heart’s health!

 

10. Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard also called chard is a green leafy vegetable, usually referred to as greens. It is available almost throughout the year and it belongs to the same family as spinach, beets, etc. The taste profile is also same as those. Swiss chard is famous for it high nutrient value. They contain phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits. They are very good blood sugar regulators and are helpful for people having diabetes. They also help in the development and stronger bones as they are rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin K. Chards are preferably boiled to remove the acid content and bring a sweeter taste while cooking.

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