Healthy fruits and vegetables you didn’t know about

Healthy fruits and vegetables you didn’t know about

If you think about healthy fruits and vegetables probably on top of your mind are spinach, kale, avocados, berries, apples and grapefruits. However, there are tons of other greengroceries that probably are not making it into your shopping list, but they definitively should do.

These fruits and veggies are unknown to most people, but they are super rich in nutrients and provide an enormous amount of benefits to health. Take a look at this list and say hello to your new healthy friends.

Romanesco

This veggie with a peculiar symmetry of spirals is a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower. It combines the best nutrients of both, making it an extremely healthy food. It is an excellent source of vegetable protein and fiber and contains a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin C and B6.

It is excellent for preparing a healthy pasta, a stir fry with rice and other vegetables, or as an accompaniment to a Sunday barbecue.

 

Rambutan

This curious fruit may look like it comes from another world, but it actually grows on trees. Although on the outside it may seem a bit rough and even gives the sensation of not wanting to touch it, inside is soft and pretty tasty.

Rambutan has so many health benefits that in some parts of the world it is used medicinally. It contains a large amount of minerals important for the optimal functioning of the body such as phosphorus, copper, manganese and iron; in addition to a good dose of vitamin C.

The best way to eat it is natural, freshly peeled.

Rambutan

Arame

Arame is a type of seaweed well-known in Japan, but mostly unknown in the rest of the world. This mineral-rich ocean plant helps people keep healthy and active, as it is high in iodine, magnesium, calcium and iron, as well as in vitamins A and K. According to SuperFoodDrinks.org, it Arame is a natural body detoxifier and may help fighting cancer. Its benefits are undeniably powerful.


Eat it in soups to add texture and nutrition. It is also great for salads, as a substitute for spinach.

 

Sea Buckthorn

Some health drinks and dietary supplements contain sea buckthorn, so you may have seen its name before. But, probably you didn’t know that it is a kind of berry high in vitamins C and E, amino acids, healthy fatty acids and at least 20 minerals.

The fruit itself has kind of a bitter taste, so we don’t recommend eating it raw. It’s better to prepare a juice and add a little honey, or you can also make a compote by boiling the fruit and adding cinnamon and orange juice.

 

Yacon

Yacon is not packed with vitamins and minerals like some of the other foods in this list, but it has a good amount of calcium, potassium and phosphorus. The main value of this tuber is that it boosts the function of the liver, which is very important for health because this organ helps the rest to work better.

You can consume yacon in tea or you can treat it like a crunchy potato and add it in stews and salads.

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