Healthiest vegetables

Today I was looking for some recipes and I found this very interesting article about the ten healthiest vegetables.

Veggies are an important part of everyone’s diet. They contain dozens of important nutrients and have loads of dietary fiber. And just by getting your daily quota of five to nine servings, you help build your body’s immunity to things like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. So what are the top veggies you should be eating to boost your disease-fighting potential? Read on to find out.



Though technically a fruit, tomatoes are most often served like a vegetable. Full of lycopene, these beautiful red orbs (and all tomato-based products) are renowned for their cancer-fighting capabilities. Not only are they chock full of vitaminy goodness (from vitamins A to K), they also keep our blood pressure in check and help to reduce the number of free radicals in our bodies.How to eat them: Heirloom tomato recipes



Few foods measure up to the disease-fighting potential of broccoli. This cruciferous veg is packed with antioxidants that help reduce the risk of stomach, lung and rectal cancers. And because broccoli is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C and folate, it is also good at boosting your immunity to colds and flus.How to eat it: Sesame-Ginger Frittata with Broccoli and Shrimp


Brussels sprouts

These little green veggies are especially important for pregnant woman because they’re packed withfolic acid, a B-vitamin that prevents neural tube defects. Brussels sprouts are also packed with vitamins C and K as well as fiber, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.How to eat them: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a side of Brussels Sprouts(cooking video)



These orange-wonders are loaded with eye, skin and hair-enriching nutrients. They’re also the richest vegetable source of some important antioxidants, like vitamin A. And because they’re rich in vitamin C, carrots protect your cardiovascular system from damage.How to eat them: Carrot Raisin Muffins



A good source of anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin C and beta-carotene, squash, especially summer squash, can help treat dozens of conditions including asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Squash is also rich in potassium, magnesium and fiber.How to eat it: Summer Squash Ravioli


Sweet potato

This root vegetable has dozens of anti-cancer nutrients like vitamin A, C and manganese. They’re also a good source of fiber and iron, so not only do they give you energy, they can also help regulate your digestive system.How to eat them: Sweet Potato Soup



High in heart healthy nutrients, eggplants are rich in antioxidants like nasunin (a unique compound that protects your brain cells from damage). And because eggplants are loaded with fiber and potassium, researchers believe they may reduce your risk of stroke and dementia.How to eat it: Eggplant Parmesan


Bell Peppers

Whether you prefer red, orange or yellow, bell peppers are packed with dozens of heart-healthy nutrients like lycopene and folic acid. And recent research suggests digging into a pepper every day may lower your risk of developing lung, colon, bladder and pancreatic cancers.How to eat them: Stuffed Roasted Bell Peppers



This chlorophyll-packed type of produce is an excellent source of almost every vitamin and nutrient you need.Scientists believe a diet heavy in spinach may be able to prevent everything from heart disease to colon cancer, and arthritis to osteoporosis.How to eat it: Spinach Salad



These pungent smelling veggies are particularly good for people suffering from (or at risk of developing) osteoporosis. That’s because onions are loaded with a peptide called GPCS which scientists believe slows your body’s loss of calcium. Onions may also be useful in the fight against heart disease and diabetes because they’re loaded with vitamin C and folate.How to eat them: French Onion Soup


A brighter summer skin: Face/body scrub




There’s not a more inexpensive or easy addition to your exfoliating routine than this. Epsom crystals are smooth and gently abrasive, so they work on delicate facial skin. Simply add a 1/2 teaspoon to your favorite cleansing cream or lotion and gently massage all over your face in small circles. Use twice once or twice a week. That’s it!




In this recipe, the caffeine from the coffee in this scrub with help stimulate and constrict blood vessels for a tighter appearance. Tip: Use it before you crack open the self-tanning bottle for a more even you know that the big bag of mineral salt in your bathroom cabinet has beauty benefits as well? The product’s beneficial properties have to do with its naturally occurring mineral compound of sulphate and magnesium. The former helps flush toxins, and the latter calms inflammation. Here are three DIY beauty treatments with Epsom (which you can buy pretty much anywhere) to get your whole body smooth and summer-ready.



1/2 cup Epsom salt2 quarts warm water (in a bath or bucket)Optional: your favorite essential oilDissolve the salt (and optional essential oil) into two quarts of warm water. Soak feet for 15–20 minutes. Massage your entire foot with another handful of Epsom salt, concentrating on the heels and ankles to get rid of any rough spots. Now you’re ready for a pedi!

Source: beautylish

5 kinds of food to help your face look healthy!

There are a lot of beauty products to make your skin “look” healthy. But these products are 1) most of the time very expensive and 2) they only make your face look like it’s healthy.  But is your face really healthy?

I’ve done some research and I came to the conclusion that the only way to get a healthy skin is by eating healthy food.
I’ve picked 5 kinds of food which are good for your skin.


1) Chocolate
Cocao hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple. Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant. For maximum result eat chocolate that’s at least 70% cacao.


2) Yoghurt
Prevent Wrinkles with Yogurt.
The protein you get from eating dairy helps skin become firmer, so it’s more resistant to lines. Greek yogurt is especially beneficial. The protein content is often double that of regular yogurt.

3) Pomgranates

They’re packed with polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow, giving it rosiness. One pomegranate or a few glasses of juice daily should do the trick. When applied to skin, the fruits’ antioxidants help smooth lines and moisturize


4) Walnuts
Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. The nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. Snack on a handful of walnuts each day to improve your complexion’s texture.


5) Peppers
Women who eat green and yellow vegetables regularly tend to have fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Also, studies found that carotenoids — the antioxidants in yellow and orange veggies — can decrease skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

These were the first 5 kinds of food to help your face look better I’ll post 5 more products next week.

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