5 Really Nutritious Fruits And Vegetables You Should Be Eating

FOOD  |  November 04, 2016
  • 1. Kiwi
    1 / 5 1. Kiwi

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    We don’t quite get how kiwi isn’t a superfood yet. Just one kiwi contains your minimum daily requirement of vitamin C. Kiwis also contain serotonin, a natural chemical that’s good for your heart and digestive system. Serotonin is said to be able to affect your mood, memory function and sleep so adding more foods with serotonin could help to boost memory and keep you focused at work too!

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  • 2. Purple Cabbage
    2 / 5 2. Purple Cabbage

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    Filled with plenty of vitamin C and A, try to replace your regular green or white cabbage with purple cabbage instead when you’re making a salad or coleslaw.

    (Also Read: 13 Fresh Vegetables That Taste Better Than Cabbage & Kai Lan)

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  • 3 Onion
    3 / 5 3 Onion

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    It might give you bad breath but onions are full of vitamins and minerals that can reduce the risk of heart diseases and strokes too. Onions contain suphuric compounds and flavonoids (also found in blueberries!) that could supress the development of bad bacteria and have anti-ageing properties.

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  • 4. Lemon
    4 / 5 4. Lemon

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    We know they’re sour and kind of unpleasant but the vitamin C content in lemons should be enough to persuade you to add them to you diet. They’re also high in flavanoids and can help to improve cardiovascular health and control free radicals in the body. So, the next time you’re drinking water, just squeeze some lemon juice inside!

    (Also Read: 8 Ways to Make Water Taste Better)

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  • 5. Cauliflower
    5 / 5 5. Cauliflower

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    This white vegetable might stick out like a sore thumb because it’s not as dark or leafy as other vegetables but it doesn’t mean that it’s any less in terms of nutritional value. Cauliflower contains choline (which helps with brain development and function) and contains about a three quarters of your daily recommended vitamin c intake. Who knew!

    A version of this story first appeared on The Singapore Women’s Weekly website.

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