Key foods can be the least obvious ones
Key foods can be the least obvious which means you are probably not eating them. Not as popular as other healthy foods, they still are very important to a healthy diet and should not be ignored. Here are some of these 'less obvious', very rich in nutrients whole foods recommended by NHS:
Beans and lentils are extremely healthy. They are a good source of fibre, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and protein. If you buy canned beans, make sure you rinse them well with water.
Watermelon: do not avoid it just because it is 'sweet'. It is full of vitamins including C and A; low in calories and has a lot of water in it - great to avoid dehydration on a hot summer day.
This one might come to you as a very big surprise so prepare yourself: sweet potatoes! Contrary to what most of us might think, these vegetables are very high in nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre and potassium. This is very good news for potato-lovers so do indulge yourself!
Maybe not as loved as the sweet potato is the red cabbage. It is rich in fibre, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K and folate, among other antioxidants - a great package of healthy nutrients. And if you eat it raw, you conserve most of the antioxidants in it.
Tomatoes in cans; incredible, but true. According to Cancer Research UK, cooked, processed tomatoes are healthier than fresh ones because they are able to discharge lycopene, a nutrient which can help reduce the risks for prostate and other cancers.
And finally, a slight cultural touch, natural Greek yoghurt! With 0% fat, this yoghurt provides vitamins B6 and B12, calcium, potassium, protein and zinc.
So now you have it, 6 'not-so-obvious' foods that should be added to your diet for a healthier lifestyle.
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