Unpopular Foods You Should Get Into

I’m a strong believer in the idea that if you open your mind to something and try to like it, you can. I also believe if you learn about the health benefits of different foods, you’ll be more inclined to eat healthy. Just knowing that fruits and vegetables are healthy isn’t too enticing, but knowing, for example, that mangoes reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and make your hair moisturized* and fabulous, you may be more tempted to add some to your plate at a potluck. If you want to expand your tasty horizons and be healthier than ever, open your mind to some foods that you aren’t super into, or maybe didn’t use to be into and haven’t tried in years. They may be your new favorite and the reason you feel better every day. Plus, taste buds change and being picky is lame.

 

Mushrooms

Olives

  • prevent cancer
  • promote a healthy complexion and hair
  • improve digestive health
  • good source of iron
  • improve eye health

Brussels Sprouts

  • fight cancer
  • improve bone health
  • keep eyes healthy
  • reduce wrinkles

Peas

  • prevent stomach cancer
  • prevent diabetes
  • prevent heart disease
  • keep bones healthy

Raisins

  • Prevent cancer
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Help cure fevers
  • Assist in bone health
  • Protect teeth

Beets

  • Prevent cancer
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Boost your stamina
  • Boost your immune system

Asparagus

  • Prevents cancer
  • Fights cognitive decline
  • Helps rid the body of excess salts

Eggplant

  • Prevents cancer
  • Supports heart health
  • Helps regulate blood cholesterol levels
  • Assists in cognitive functions

Tomatoes

  • Prevent cancer
  • Helps keep blood pressure healthy
  • Supports overall heart health
  • Protects against neural tube defects in infants.

So toss a few mushrooms on at the salad bar or next time don’t pick of the olives from your pizza. The taste will grow on you if you let it and want it to! While I picked a few key health benefits for each food and left some out for length’s sake, I kept one common health benefit: prevents cancer. That was one I just couldn’t leave off. Whatever motivates you to eat healthy, use it! Researching specific benefits is what works for me. Although, I do love all of the foods above.. 🙂

 

xo,

Emily

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275921.php

Mushrooms: Health Benefits, Facts, Research by

10 Reasons You Should Be Eating Olives by John Summerly

Brussels Sprouts: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information by Megan Ware RDN LD

10 Health Benefits of Peas by Randy Fritz

Health Benefits Of Raisins on organicfacts.com

Benefits of Beets  on mercola.com

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know by Cheryl Forberg, RD

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know by Megan Ware RDN LD


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