Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a rich source of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, dietary fiber, carbohydrates and carotene. The CSPI, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C. has stated that sweet potatoes win over all other vegetables in terms of their protein, vitamin, carbohydrate content and fiber, and have shown to lower the blood sugar levels of individuals suffering from type I and type II diabetes.  Besides that, one sweet potato has 8 times the daily RDA of vitamin A, which supports healthy vision and your immune system.

Spinach: A number of studies have shown that green leafy vegetables including spinach drastically reduce the chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Spinach increases your immune strength, enhances vision and fights against anemia. It is also a great source of antioxidants. It’s best taken either raw or lightly boiled; steaming it with a pinch of salt works quite well as well. It has all the nutrients needed for a good health – Vitamin B complex, A, C, E and K and minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, iron, potassium, selenium and zinc.

Broccoli: Broccoli is a very important source of antioxidants which fight against all sorts of cancers. Research has proved that people who regularly consume broccoli can lower their chances of getting bladder cancer as compared to people who don’t. A medium stalk is enough to provide your daily requirement of Vitamins K and C which are important for the maintenance of strong bones. Those vitamins are well preserved even when the broccoli is cooked! 

Green beans: The research published in the Journal of Nutrition has shown that regular intake of green beans and other high fiber vegetables helps in weight loss without the need for unhealthy crash diets. Those tender green beans are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin K and silicon, needed for healthy bones, skin, and hair.

One cup of raw green beans has just 31 calories, 3g of fiber, 2 g of protein and zero cholesterol. 

Garlic: Cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes are the world’s biggest killers. High blood pressure is one of the most important triggers of these diseases.

High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with high blood pressure, and supplements may be as effective as regular medications. Garlic also contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and aging. It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, so it makes sense that it could also help you live longer!

 “Let your food be the medicine, and your medicine be the food.”

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