I hope you are having an awesome Monday 🙂 Its Top 5 Monday again and I am here with a list of my favorite veggies that you should be eating everyday to stay vibrant and get those nutrients in you so you can look and feel amazing.. especially in the cold months 😀
so here we go!
This Beautiful Orange veggie can be included in any meal… whether its a smoothie a salad or a cooked meal! It has very high levels or carotenoids in it which have been linked to reducing the risk of eye disease and some cancers!
Carrots are also a good source of antioxidants and are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese!
Get those Carrots IN!
Personally I love celery and I have just started to experiment with it a lot more in my smoothies and even some sauces ( which I will be posting in the next few weeks) … This veggie is so low in calories for all the nutrients it provides… so make sure to include it in your salads!
celery is an excellent source of vitamin K, a key nutrient for bone and blood health, it also contains a good amount of vitamin A, folate, potassium, and vitamin C. Dietary fiber!
I just posted a Green Machine Smoothie HERE with celery as one of the ingredients!
I am always snaking on some blueberries! why not!!! they are delicious and they have so many antioxidants that help the body fight heart disease, cancer and Memory loss,
as a BONUS they also contain fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6.
Blue berry smoothie recipes HERE
Tomatoes are probably my favorite thing in the world! if I do not have tomatoes in the house it is a sad day! I even planted my own tomato garden and had fresh tomatoes all summer long 😀 they tasted so amazing, I urge you to make your own tomato garden as well… you will love it!
Tomatoes will give you a smoother skin 🙂 yes because of their Vitamine- C content . Research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links consuming plenty of vitamin C-rich foods with youthful skin AND having tomatoes can prevent your skin from getting wrinkled !
tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Prostate Cancer: Lycopene has been linked with prostate cancer prevention in several studies.
I wasn’t going to leave you without including seeds in here!!! so get your Flaxseeds on…
these seeds are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. The seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops in the world – known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China.
A tablespoon of flaxseeds gives you 2.3 grams of fiber… which lets admit we all need in our diet for good digestions! These super seeds also have an anti-inflammatory power which can get rid of or control your Acne and Asthma and they are also help prevent disease and cancer!
There you go guys! I hope you enjoyed my list, there are so many more amazing veggies, fruits and foods you can include in your daily life, but I just thought this could be a great place to start 😀 as always YOU’RE WELCOME! and thanks for reading!
Love & Peace