Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The 30 Best Groceries for Ultimate Wellness

Excerpts from an article written by Catherine Lewis, AHJ Editor -- published: May 11, 2009

With all the “best” and “worst” lists out there, here is another list that is bound to get you to sit up and take notice. And the best part is that this time, the list really matters. It’s the list of 30 fruits, vegetables and more you cannot miss out on. It is literally a guide to put good health in your hands (or garden).Make sure you’re incorporating these fruits and vegetables in your diet for the best health:

  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots, Papaya, Mangoes, and Cantaloupes: In fact many orange and yellow colored vegetables are quite important since they contain beta carotene (the pigment that gives them the yellow color) which the body uses to convert into vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential cancer-fighting vitamin.
  • Apples
  • Mushrooms
  • Almonds, Pine nuts, Peanuts, Brazil nuts, Sunflower seeds
  • Spinach, Broccoli, Cabbage, Lettuce, Green turnips
  • Oranges, Lemons, Kiwis, Strawberries, Grapefruit, and Tangerines
  • Black beans, string beans, lima beans, French beans, peas, lentils, legumes

If you’re not getting enough of the above fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds in your diet, today is the day to start! Even by incorporating just a few of these into your daily regimen, you will be on your way to better health in no time.