A healthy body needs a healthy diet full of nutritious vegetables and fruits. People adhere to a variety of diet plans but there are some nutrient laden fruits and veggies that can help you gain muscle and lose fat. Besides loading your body with proteins, fats and carbs it is also essential to add micronutrients to the diet, for a great physique and healthy body.
The body thrives best on some essential minerals and vitamins called micronutrients, which are supplemented through the diet of a person. Deficiencies in these micronutrients can be harmful for the body and can lead to fatigue, weakness, heart problems, muscle cramping and so many more health complications. Isn’t it better to load your food tray with “nutrient-dense” food products? Read on for more:
Pomegranate is loaded in nutrients like magnesium, potassium, fibers and essential vitamins such as B-1, B-2, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. You need to make the effort to price the small pomegranate beads from the main fruit to taste the nutritional benefits of slurpy red beads.
It may be a “messy-eat” and a challenge to dig the pulp out of a mango but it has plenty of fiber, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. It may have a few more calories than the rest of the fruits, but can you afford to leave it out of your plateful?
This is one of the richest sources of sulphur and fiber and is very helpful in detoxification of the body. These sprouts that have omega 3 fatty acids are good for the digestion and also contain folate, copper, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C, manganese, and Vitamin K.
Make sure you add a guava to your daily diet and don’t treat it as a holiday fruit. The guava is antioxidant rich, and contains niacin, lycopene, fiber and vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B-3, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin K. Don’t let the summer pass by without eating a guava daily, after all you will have to wait throughout winter to get it again
The delicious raspberries are high in Vitamin K and Vitamin C and are loaded in folate and fiber. You can make a jam, a preserve, freeze them in yogurt or a milk shake out of these berries daily.
The healthy kale contains a whopping amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps the calcium ions bond with proteins. Kale also contains copper, manganese, calcium, potassium, fiber, Vitamin B-6, omega fatty acids etc. All you have to do is steam the kale and dig into its health benefits.
Enrich your body with lots of Vitamin K and C with broccoli. You will also be able to balance the calorie addition to the body with this green vegetable that contains selenium, calcium and potassium.
Bell peppers contain loads of Vitamin C , Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, fiber and folate and very less fat content.
Spinach is a very good source of fiber and phytochemicals with anti-inflammatory qualities. Spinach also contains Vitamin K, A, E and calcium.
Oranges and eggplants:
These two needed a special mention because of their high mineral and vitamin content. Oranges also contain Beta-carotene that is a precursor of Vitamin A. Eggplant helps in balancing cholesterol and blood sugar so load yourself on the goodness of fruits and vegetables.