Bell peppers contain a very broad range of antioxidants including vitamin E and manganese, as well as twice the amount of vitamin C of a typical orange. Bell peppers also include these phytonutrients: Flavonoids: luteolin, quercetin, hesperidin; Carotenoids: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin; Hydroxycinnamic Acids: ferulic acid, cinnamic acid. (Source: World’s Healthiest Foods)
Dragonfruits contain polyphenols and a variety of healthful fatty acids including Linolenic acid, Linoleic acid, Palmitoleic acid, Stearic acid and Myristic acid.
Bananas have plenty of vitamin B6 and soluble fiber, plus vitamin C, manganese, potassium and the amino acid tyrosine, a dopamine precursor.
On the left: Natalia’s cucumber salad… cucumbers cut in cubes, with olive oil and pepper.
Main: Stuffed bell peppers. To make the stuffing, mix shredded romaine leaves, zucchini, a tiny bit of alfalfa sprouts, chopped peanuts, olive oil, cumin and curry powder.
On the side: carrots in olive oil with paprika.
This recipe from Natalia Star of Oceanica Wellness.
Peaches provide vitamins A, B, C, E, K, plus potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, and calcium.
Avocado is fatty fruit that is excellent for your health. It has a buttery taste that combines well with many foods. If the avocado is overly ripe, use it in your hair instead of on your plate.
Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins such as folic acid. Avocados are high in healthy fats such as oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid, and studies have shown that consuming avocados regulates blood cholesterol (increasing HDL “good” cholesterol while decreasing LDL “bad” cholesterol)
Strawberries have lots of vitamin C, manganese, and essential unsaturated fatty acids. Strawberries also contain anti-inflammatory phytochemicals (such as polyphenols, flavonoids and phenolic acids) that help prevent both cancer and heart disease.
Papayas are loaded with vitamin C, plus vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and lots of other nutrients. Papayas are alkalizing and extremely easy to digest.
Kiwis are high in vitamin C, plus vitamins E and K, potassium and magnesium, and the carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Kiwis have been shown to prevent blood clotting as effectively as aspirin, with no side effects. The skin is edible and nutrient-dense.