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The Best Fruits and Veggies for Your Body ...

By Eliza

It’s no secret that eating fruits and veggies is a wonderful way to satisfy nutrient needs and keep you healthy. Produce is packed with fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium and other necessary vitamins and minerals. At the same time, it’s low in fat and calories, making it an optimal choice for booting health and keeping your weight under control. Just about any fruit or vegetable is a prime choice, but here’s a list that gives you one for each letter of the alphabet. The more variety in your diet, the better so try them all.

1 Apples

ApplesThis is obvious, right? Apples are full of fiber and antioxidants that are great for keeping you healthy and fighting illness.

2 Bell Peppers

Bell PeppersNot only are bell peppers full of vitamin C, but they are also a great way to protect your skin from infections.

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3 Carrots

CarrotsThe bright orange color of carrots tells you that they contain a lot of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in your body.

4 Dandelion Greens

Dandelion GreensDid you know you can eat dandelion greens? You can! And they’re a great way to satisfy your vitamin K intake, which is important for healthy blood clotting.

5 Eggplant

EggplantThis delicious veggie is delicious when it’s grilled. Eating it will help you get antioxidants that help fight certain types of cancer.

6 Fennel

FennelIf you’ve never had fennel, it’s time to change that. It has a pleasant flavor in salads and soups and contains vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

7 Grapefruit

GrapefruitBecause it’s a citrus fruit, grapefruit is a great way to get more vitamin C. It’s also packed with antioxidants.

8 Huckleberry

HuckleberryHuckleberries aren’t as easy to find as other kinds of berries, but they contain loads of antioxidants and a really great flavor.

9 Ice Plant

Ice PlantMany people consider this a weed and you might even have some growing in your yard. It contains vitamins A, B and C. Never eat a plant without making sure you know what it is first.

10 Jicama

JicamaThis crunchy little treat is great in salsas and salads. When you eat it, you boost your intake of vitamin C and calcium.

11 Kiwi

KiwiI could have included kale, but we all know the benefits of that veggie. A single kiwi satisfies nearly your entire vitamin C intake for the day.

12 Leeks

LeeksLeeks look like giant green onions and are a good way to get some antioxidants in your daily meal plan.

13 Mangoes

MangoesThis tropical fruit has a really wonderful flavor, but they are also loaded with potassium and vitamins A and C.

14 Nectarines

NectarinesThis stone fruit is seasonal in the summer and makes a great tart. Nectarines also contain plenty of nutrients and antioxidants to protect your health.

15 Orange

OrangeHere’s another prime citrus fruit that is loaded with vitamin C, which you need to protect your immunity.

16 Plums

PlumsAccording to experts, plums have the second highest antioxidant content of any fruit or veggie. They also contain vitamins A and C, as well as calcium.

17 Radishes

RadishesThere are no fruits and veggies that start with “Q” so here we are at the next letter. Radishes contain potassium and iron.

18 Squash

SquashRoasted squash is one of the best foods in the world. Not only does it taste heavenly, but it also loads you up with vitamin A and potassium.

19 Tomatoes

TomatoesTomatoes are one of the best sources of the antioxidant, lycopene, which fights prostate problems and other health issues. They also contain plenty of vitamin C.

20 Upland Cress

Upland CressThis leafy green contains potassium and vitamins A and C, making it something new for you to try today.

21 Watermelon

WatermelonNo “V.” Watermelon is largely made up of water, which is helpful for keeping you hydrated. It also contains lycopene in similar amounts to tomatoes.

22 Yams

YamsYams differ from sweet potatoes in that they are not quite as orange and tend more toward white. They still contain nutrients you need to stay healthy.

23 Zucchini

ZucchiniThis is one of my favorites. It tastes really good grilled and roasted. It’s also a tasty way to get some vitamin A.

Which of these is your favorite?

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