I have picked 5 foods from my fridge that I like and have great healthy properties. You can always make an argument for some above others but that depends upon the criteria you’re looking for. I chose these as I like the taste and they are always in my fridge.

Beetroot
Beetroot:

I like to call Beetroot the king of vegetables. The brilliant red colour of the  vegetable is a huge tip off to great anti-oxidant properties. It helps to  prevent cancer and heart disease due to it’s hearty helping of fiber, vitamin C as well as a host of other healthy compounds.
It’s great for juicing – add 2 apples, 1/2 bag of spinach and a small lump of  ginger to 1 large beetroot or 2 mediums.
Beetroot can also be boiled and sliced as a great addition to a salad or even just sliced raw into a salad (to keep as much goodness as possible).

Flax seed oil:flax_seed_oil

These little seeds cold pressed and kept in your fridge contain the right amounts of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils. Flaxseed oil is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil seem to decrease inflammation. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be useful for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory (swelling) diseases.

Generally taken as a supplement once a day but can be used in salads as an oil dressing.

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Spinach:
Well Popeye always ate lots of spinach! And there’s a reason it’s so  nutritionally dense. It’s low in calories yet very high in vitamins,  minerals and other phytonutrientes. This leafy green is an excellent  source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron,  calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very    good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber, and  copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty  acids.

It’s great steamed, eaten raw (in salads or as a base if removing carbs  from meals) or juiced as part of several ingredients.

Tomatoes:
Heirloom tomatoes

Again the bright colour is a great sign for healthy properties. The main ingredient in tomatoes lycopene (helps protect cells against oxygen damage), helps a healthy heart and preventing cancer.

Some say tomatoes are ‘one of the worlds healthiest foods’ as they also contain  an excellent source of free radical-scavenging vitamin C and vitamin A as well as bone-healthy vitamin K. They are a very good source of enzyme-promoting molybdenum; heart-healthy potassium, vitamin B6, folate, and dietary fiber; blood sugar-balancing manganese.

Such a versatile fruit that provides flavour to so many dishes from all around the world. And can be used in so many ways: in salads, main meals, snacks you name it you’ll find tomatoes.

Blueberries

Blueberries:
Studies show that blueberries contain the highest antioxidant capacity  of all fresh fruit. As  well as antioxidants (like Anthocyanin), vitamin c, B  complex, A,E, zinc, iron and lots of  other fantastically healthy  properties
Great to add to your morning breakfast of porridge or unsweetened  muesli. And nice as a  snack on their own.

What’s in your fridge? Let us tell you their benefits…

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