This is taken from Mediterranean Diet Book. I believe you will find this helpful.
When we think about eating well, many of us forget one crucial component.
While we're cutting calories, passing up break room treats, we're mot getting our fruits and vegetables.
It's time for you to reacquaint yourself with the produce section at the store, for more reasons than it's the slimmest section.
You already know how helpful fruits and vegetables can be for losing weight.
You probably also know that fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals your body needs to function.
But do you know that they are also loaded with phytonutrients and other compounds that both improve your health and help you function at peal efficiency?
Some of these compounds can only be obtained by consuming fruits and vegetables, juices and canned fruit don't cut it.
Try some of these scrumptious foods to help you feel and look your better. They're even sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Research shows the arils and juice of the pomegranate contain potent antioxidants that can heal vascular damage.
I always sprinkle a handful of pomegranate seeds over my lunch salads to enjoy more antioxidants and have something sweet for lunch.
Mama always said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and she just might be right.
One medium apple contains 4 grams of soluble fiber, a full 17% of what you need each day , along with Vitamin C for the immune system.
Apples also contain quercetin, a compound with antihistamine properties that may also help with allergies.
Whenever practical, check your farmer's market. Your grocery store only carries a few of the more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown worldwide. Your farmer's market will offer many others.
Apples are delicious, but would get boring eating them plain every day.
Come back tomorrow and find recipes for your apples that puts them one step above a plain apples. You will love these recipes.
We also have more fruits and vegetables you'll love to add to your diet.