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Fruits and Veggies to Benefit Your Body

Not only do fruits and vegetables fuel your body with vitamins and minerals, they also promote good health and even some healing qualities that you may not know. Here’s a look at a few of the more popular attributes they provide.

 

See Longer

While they may not give you super sight, carrots contain key vitamins and antioxidants that can help combat vision loss with age. Eating carrots helps boost blood flow to the eye, increasing function and keeping cataracts at bay.

 

Smile Bigger

Bananas may have won your favor with the protein tryptophan, which becomes serotonin once digested. Serotonin is a vital chemical for mood regulation in the brain, and lack of it is a leading contributor to depression.

 

Settle Your Stomach

The use of ginger to treat an upset stomach is a home remedy nearly as old as history itself. Ginger root, which often resembles your stomach’s shape, includes the component gingerol, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for preventing nausea and vomiting.

 

Be Stronger

Forget milk. A stalk of celery will do your bones better. Celery contains calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus, which work together to support bone density and health as well as combat chronic bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

 

Beat Better

Tomatoes are a heaven for heart-healthy nutrients including lycopene, potassium, vitamin C and more. Lycopene has been proven to combat high cholesterol and heart disease, which is less present in women with high levels of it in their blood.

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