“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
Chances are you’ve heard this phrase multiple times throughout your life, but have you ever thought to stop and consider why an apple might be beneficial enough to your health to “keep the doctor away”?
Fresh produce is full of vitamins, calories, and other nutritious benefits that will help you support your immune system, sustain your energy and metabolism and accomplish the things you pursue in life.
Here are a few of the most common produce items you can find at The Market and what they do for your body:
Apples are very filling and make the perfect snack if you find yourself hungry between meals as they are high in fiber. They also boast high levels of vitamin C and numerous antioxidants.
Avocados are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs, are creamy and tasty, and high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.
Bananas are high in vitamin B6 and fiber and one of the best sources of potassium.
Blueberries are not only delicious but also among the most powerful sources of antioxidants in the world.
Oranges are well known for their vitamin C content, but did you know that they’re also high in fiber and antioxidants?
Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and manganese and are arguably among the most delicious foods in existence.
Low in both carbs and calories, asparagus is also loaded with vitamin K.
8. Bell peppers
Crunchy and sweet bell peppers are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Broccoli is an excellent source of fiber and vitamins C and K and contains a decent amount of protein compared with other vegetables.
Carrots are loaded with nutrients like fiber and vitamin K. They are also very high in carotene antioxidants, which have numerous benefits (including increased eye health!).
Cucumbers are low in both carbs and calories, consisting mostly of water, but they contain a number of nutrients like vitamin K.
Garlic may not be great for your breath, but it’s incredibly healthy for you. It is full of bioactive organosulfur compounds that have powerful biological effects, including improved immune function).
Kale has become increasingly popular because it’s incredibly high in fiber, vitamins C and K, and a number of other nutrients.
Onions, like garlic, contain a number of bioactive compounds believed to have health benefits.
Tomatoes are usually categorized as a vegetable, although they are technically a fruit. They are tasty and loaded with nutrients like potassium and vitamin C.