As the anticipation grows for nice weather everyone is beginning their diets. This tends to be challenging but here’s 11 ingredients to help kick off your healthy life.
These green fruits come to the rescue when you want a healthy substitute for cream or butter. Avocados are packed with folate (a B vitamin essential for body functions such as red blood cell production and DNA production and repair), vitamin K, and more potassium than a banana. So-called alligator pears are high in calories (300-400 calories each), but they’re packed with monounsaturated fats that have a positive effect on cholesterol.
In an effort to shake off certain age-related stigmas, prunes are more often referred to as “dried plums.” Regardless of their name, these chewy snacks are extremely nutritious and available year-round. Studies show that prunes help improve iron absorption, possibly as a result of their large quantity of vitamin C. They are also packed with vitamin K and most B vitamins. The dried fruit is also helpful with weight loss and maintaining blood sugar levels.