10. Flax Seed

Flax Seed

Depending on the form you consume it, flax can be acidic or alkaline. Taken in seed form, it is mildly acidic, but when consumed as an oil, it is more alkaline. Nutritionally speaking, however, flax is incredible. It contains a significant level of B vitamins, as well as fiber, potassium, zinc, and magnesium, which regulate the digestive and circulatory systems. In oil form, it also contributes to heart health because it contains helpful fatty acids. It also contains a small level of protein. It’s easy to add flax as a nutritional filler to shakes or to sprinkle on other dishes.

9. Bananas

Bananas

Bananas are often mentioned when it comes to healthy eating; this is due largely in part to their potassium content. However, heart health is not the only benefit that bananas provide. They also provide sugars which boost energy levels but don’t drastically alter blood sugar levels. They help with digestion and generally elevate the mood as well. They contain a significant amount of B vitamins which gives them a host of benefits. To get the most nutrition out of your bananas, try not to eat them too early; wait until they are overripe with lots of brown and black spots.

8. Avocado

Avocado

Avocados are a popular fad food coming away from a formerly poor reputation; they are a fatty fruit, specifically one that contains omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat) which make them good for your blood pressure and your cholesterol. Additionally, they are a solid source of potassium, which likewise contributes to heart health. They can help you absorb nutrients from other food that you consume, and because of their fiber, they facilitate easy digestion. If you aren’t too keen on eating them straight, they are easy to consume as guacamole, or part of salads, omelets, or other dishes.

Related: 11 Avocado Facts You Should Know Before Eating Another One

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