I’ve started eating new foods and eating more of them than I ever have in the past. Today I want to look at the nutritional information and the benefits of these foods.

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Kiwi Fruit – Improves Eyes, Skin and Heart Health

  • High Source of Vitamin C. If you thought that lemons and oranges were the highest sources of Vitamin C, then think again! …
  • Sleep Inducer. Having trouble sleeping? …
  • Good Source of Dietary Fiber. …
  • Helps in Digestion. …
  • Good Source of Folate. …
  • Powerhouse of Vitamins and Minerals. …
  • Beautiful Skin. …

I’m eating 3 – 4 of these each week.

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Banana – Helps aid in digestion and can help boost your mood.

One medium size banana has roughly (in daily recommended values):

  • 110 calories
  • .5 grams of fat
  • 27 grams of carbohydrates
  • 14 grams of sugar
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of protein
  • 25% vitamin B6
  • 16% manganese
  • 14% vitamin C
  • 12% potassium
  • 12% fiber
  • 10% copper
  • 10% biotin
  • 8% magnesium

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Pink Lady Apples – The healthiest apple to eat.

This is my new favorite apple! They are very firm like a Granny Smith but they are very sweet.

A recent scientific study, conducted at the University of Western Australia, found that the Pink Lady variety had the highest level of antioxidant flavonoids. Accordingly, they have a good claim to the title of the healthiest apple to eat.

I’m stocking up on these. They are on sale this week. 99 cents a pound!

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Walnuts – The health benefits of walnuts include a reduction of bad cholesterol in the body, an improvement in metabolism, and control of diabetes.

Other important health benefits of walnuts stem from the fact that these nuts possess anti-inflammatory properties, aid in weight management, and help as a mood booster. They are also believed to slow down the spread of cancer.

Nutritional value in walnuts includes:

  • energy of 190 cal in 1 ounce, or 30 grams, of walnuts.
  • Carbohydrate content per 1 ounce is 4 grams.
  • Protein found in 1 ounce is 4 grams.
  • The total fat content found in 1 ounce is 18 grams, which includes both unsaturated fats and saturated fats.
  • Dietary fiber found in walnuts is about 2 grams per ounce.
  • The minerals found in them include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

 

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Cucumber – Aids in weight loss.

Here is a short list of the impressive health benefits that a cucumber carries:
  • Keeps you hydrated. …
  • Fights heat, both inside and out. …
  • Flushes out toxins. …
  • Nourishes you with vitamins. …
  • Supplies skin-friendly minerals: magnesium, potassium, silicon. …
  • Aids in weight loss. …
  • Revives the eyes. …
  • Cuts cancer risk.

In the past I hardly ever ate cucumbers because of the heartburn and after taste. This time around I’m eating half a cucumber each day. I’m not having any digestion problems with them at all.

Question: Have you ever had problems eating certain healthy foods, and then you tried new combinations and now you love that “problem” food? Please leave your comment below.

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