Why not start the new year with eating more fresh fruit and vegetables? A lot of us knows that fruits and veggies are good for us, but do you really know how good they are? Here are 10 amazing benefits of eating more raw foods.
- Strengthens immunity.
Fruits and vegetabls contain high levels of Vitamin C which strengthen your ability to fight infections and diseases.
- Slows down aging.
Antioxidants and phytonutrients reverse the ageing effect and protect from early ageing.
- Good for the digestive system.
Fruits and veggies are rich in fiber which gets things moving and keeps your digestive system happy. :)
- Improves vision.
Some fruits and vegetables, especially carrots and persimmons, contain high levels of Vitamin A . Studies have shown that Vitamin A helps to improve vision.
- Good for fertility.
Women who are planning on getting pregnant need to assure that they are getting enough folic acid in their diet. You can top up your folic acid intake naturally by eating at least 3 or more servings of fruit and vegetables each day. Leafy greens, such as spinach, lettuce and swiss chard, are extra high in folic acid.
- Lowers risk of many common diseases.
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables lowers the risk of many comman diseases, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes type 2, colon cancer and obesity.
- Makes you hydrated.
Almost all fruits and vegetables contains 80-95 % water, which helps you to hydrate properly.
- Packed with vitamins and minerals.
Fruits and vegetables are the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. They are packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals which makes your body and organs function properly.
- Keeps gums healthy.
Vitamin C is nessecary to keep your gums healthy. The vitamin improves your body’s ability to fight invading bacteria that contributes to diseases in your gums.
- Strengthens bones.
A lot of fruit and vegetables contain high levels of manganese and calcium (such as kiwi, bananas, dried figs, spinach and kale) which are necessary for your body to build strong bones.