Food has the power of healing and that has originated from the food itself. Here we have a list that will help you achieve great health.
1. Whole grains
Eating wholegrains is one of the ways to benefit from its fibre for better digestion and prevent constipation. Also, its fibre content is beneficial for better control of blood sugar as it will regulate glucose metabolism and prevent sugar spikes in your body. Examples of whole grains would be brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, oatmeal and other whole grains products that are not refined.
Target organs: gut, brain, skin
2. Beans and Legumes
If you go on a vegetarian diet once in a while, you definitely will need beans and legumes to level up on your protein intake. They are rich in protein, folate, B vitamins, calcium and more. Low in calories as compared to meat sources, they make a great protein choice for weight management.
Target organs: eyes, skin, heart
3. Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are both great sources of omega 3 fatty acid and vitamin E which have a protective effect for your heart and help in maintaining good skin integrity due to its antioxidant properties.
Target organs: heart, skin, brain
4. Green leafy vegetables
Completing half of your plate with green leafy vegetables is useful in achieving your daily recommended intake of veggies of at least 3 servings a day. They are wonderful sources of phytonutrients, fibre vitamins and minerals that help to sustain your overall health, ranging from sharp vision, bright brain, strong heart and more.
Target organs: gut, skin, brain, heart
5. Citrus fruits
Having a fresh citrus fruit gives you a great boost of vitamin C that helps in maintaining your immune system. The presence of plant antioxidants help in clearing harmful free radicals that will cause cell damage leading to various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, hypertension.
Target organ: immune system, skin, heart