The Organic Shopping List
Benefits - Provides vitamins C and A, niacin, potassium and fiber
Benefits - Contains boron and vitamins A and C, in addition to between 4 and 5 mg of fiber per apple; also contains phytonutrients that include quercitin, linked to reductions in cholesterol and cancer risk, and to improvements to lung function.
Sweet Bell Peppers:
Benefits - Has high levels of vitamin C and beta-carotene, and significant amounts of vitamin B6, fiber and other nutrients; also contains lycopene, a phytonutrient associated with reduced risk of prostate and other cancers.
Benefits - Contains a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese; modern studies support Traditional Chinese Medicine use for blood pressure regulation
Benefits - Contain lutein, a phytonutrient linked to healthy skin and reduced risk for a vision disorder called macular degeneration; also provides viatmins A and C
Benefits - Provides high levels of vitamin C and fiber; also contains antocyanins, which are potent antioxidants, and ellagic acid, which has shown anti-cancer effects
Benefits - Provides vitamin C and fiber in addition to anti-inflammatory phytonutrients; may help protect against gout
Benefits - Nutrients vary by variety- the darker better (sorry, iceberg); romaine lettuce is low in calories and high in nutrition, making it a first-rate diet aid
Benefits - Best known as a source of resveratrol, a phytonutrient that boosts heart healthy by protecting cholesterol from oxidation and inhibiting the formation of artery-clogging clots
Benefits - Contains soluable fiber, the kind that helps lower cholesterol levels, along with vitamin C and copper
Benefits - A true health superstar, with significant amounts of vitamins A, B2, C and K along with folate, iron, magnesium and manganese, also contains cancerous fighting phytonutrients
Benefits - Provides a considerable amount of Vitamin C along with copper, fiber, manganese, potassium and B6
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