Look at this nutritional profile and you’ll see that it’s difficult to beat beets for many nutrients. Beets are packin’ an excellent source of folate and a very good source of potassium and manganese. Additionally, beets are good sources of iron, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus and dietary fiber. And since beets provide good amounts of folate, manganese and potassium, they are a great choice for expectant mothers and their growing babies. Beets also possess the phytonutrients betalains. They provide potent antioxidants and support healthy inflaammation levels and detoxification functions in the body—including playing a part in the important bodily Phase 2 detox steps which involve glutathione, often coined “the mother of all antioxidants.”[vc_column width="1/4"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="8309" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]
Delivering good amounts of vitamins A, C, K and folate as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, manganese and selenium, broccoli is well worth serving up. In fact, broccoli—per healthy serving—boasts a whopping 135 percent of your daily value of vitamin C and 116 percent of the daily value of vitamin K. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant for cellular health; vitamin K helps regulate calcium and bone formation process. Raw broccoli also has the enzyme myrosinase, which breaks down glucosinates into a compound called sulforaphane, helping to keep our cells and more in good health. Raw broccoli also contains indoles, which offer certain health benefits. Likewise, raw broccoli is abundant in chlorophyll, which has an alkalizing nature and a cleansing effect on the body and delivers oxygen to our tissues, while supporting the growth of friendly bacteria.[vc_column width="1/4"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="8299" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]
Can we say loads of vitamin A? A scrumptious serving of carrots is brimming with natural vitamin A—428 percent of the daily value per ample serving—to keep eyesight keen, skin healthy and eyes from drying out. Carrots owe their whopping vitamin A amounts and bright color to the carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cyptoxanthin, but carrots also offer good sources of vitamin K, potassium, antioxidants and fiber. An added bonus? Carrots are detoxifiers. One more thing— choose Certified USDA Organic. You don’t want to consume toxins, GMOs and other junk.[vc_column][vc_column_text]This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.