As sweetcorn is a wholegrain it has similar benefits to other wholegrain foods with additional antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and phytonutrients all which work together to prevent disease. Eating more wholegrains helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
Peppers are a rich source of vitamin A supporting healthy eyes and skin, vitamin C to boosts immunity and wound healing and vitamin B6 and again have anti-cancer properties. Red peppers have 14 times more beta carotene (an antioxidant) than green. Beta carotene works with vitamin C to destroy harmful free radicals which destroy cells and potentially cause problems such as heart disease and cancer.
Avocados may be high in fat but they are monounsaturated fats which help to protect the heart and lower bad LDL blood cholesterol. The oleic acid contained in monounsaturated fats can lower the risk of breast cancer. They contain fat soluble vitamins A and E which are essential for the fatty body parts such as skin, brain, eyes, heart and liver. They are also a good source of B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium.
Onions of all types (standard, red, shallots, leeks and spring onions) are truly a superfood containing vitamin C and compounds which have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, help to lower bad LDL cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol thus reducing the risk of heart disease as well as regulating insulin response (insulin resistance is often a precursor to developing type 2 diabetes).
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