5 Must Haves For A Healthy Life

Eating well and exercise are essential for a healthy life and vitality. Here are the top 5 must haves you should incorporate into your diet to boost your immune system, improve eyesight, reduce cholesterol, support cardiovascular longevity, and strengthen teeth and overall well being.

1. Carrots

This popular and versatile vegetable is rich in Beta carotene, Vitamin K1, Potassium, fiber, Folate and much more. In addition to being nutrient rich it helps boost the immune system, improve eyesight, strengthen teeth, reduce cholesterol, support cardiovascular longevity, and aids in lowering blood pressure.


2. Spinach


This leafy green is considered one of the healthiest vegetables due to its impressive nutrient availability. A single cup of spinach (raw) is packed with over 50% of your daily vitamin A and 100% of your daily Vitamin K needs. It is also  loaded with a great deal of antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of cancer(s) and cardiovascular disease. Like many leafy greens, it is high in Lutein and Beta-carotene, antioxidants linked to helping decrease the risk of cancer and improving eye health.


3. Garlic

A member of the onion family, garlic is known to make food taste delicious and also for its medicinal properties. The main active compound Allicin (what gives garlic its distinctive aroma) and is responsible for the many medicinal benefits. Allicin is the oil in the garlic and it helps the body regulate insulin and cholesterol. Daily intake of garlic helps boost your immune and cardiovascular health.


4. Ginger

Ginger is related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal and is considered the most delicious and healthiest spice around. Its root (rhizome) is what is used as a spice, thus it is often referred to as ginger root. It is available fresh, dried, powdered, oil or juiced thereby making it a very commonly used ingredient in recipes. Here are some of the wonderful properties of having ginger in your diet; anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, morning sickness nausea remedy, weight loss aid, chronic indigestion reliever, and most importantly brain function booster.


5. Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are not your ordinary root vegetable; In fact they stand out for their vibrant orange colour, impressive health benefits and more importantly, its sweet taste. One sweet potato contains fiber, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese. Here are some of the health benefits of having sweet potatoes in your diet; manage your stress levels, help regulate insulin for those suffering from diabetes, guard against ulcers, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, promote healthy weight loss, and lastly, improve memory function.


By incorporating these top 5 must haves into your diet all of them into your diet, you can significantly improve your mental, physical and emotional health, leading you to live with vitality and vigour.