Food Facts: P

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Fruits.

Pomegranate
– Vitamin C: great for both skin health and the immune system
– Vitamin K: helps the blood to clot
– Folate: for cell function and tissue growth
– Potassium: helps the regulate blood pressure and helps to prevent bloating
Great alone, the seeds are also great for using on salads and within oats/cereals

Passion fruit
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin A: great for eye health
– Iron: necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells
– Potassium
Oh, I love passion fruit. Especially with yoghurt or in a chia pudding

Pepper
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin B6: regulates emotions (serotonin, dopamine and GABA)
– Vitamin K
– Potassium
– Folate: for cell growth and tissue function
– Vitamin E: helps fight off infection and protects eyesight
– Vitamin A
I love putting peppers in salads, as part of fajitas, within any sort of stir fry, chilli, curry etc and also alone as a nibble

Pineapple
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin B6: helps regulate emotions (serotonin, dopamine and GABA)
– Manganese: an essential vitamin for the functioning of your brain and nervous system
– Copper: allows the body to maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves and immune function
– Thiamine: helps convert food into energy
– Folate
– Potassium
– Magnesium: needed to help maintain normal nerve and brain function
– Niacin: helps lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function
– Pantothenic acid: helps to make blood cells and convert food into energy
– Riboflavin: necessary for normal cell growth and function
– Iron
I love pineapple as a snack alone or as part of a fruit salad.

Papaya
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin A
– Folate
– Potassium
Perfect alone

Peach
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin A
– Potassium
– Niacin: helps lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Copper
– Manganese
Perfect alone, as part of a pudding or I love it with chia pudding and peanut butter

Pear
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Potassium
– Copper
Love to eat them alone or poached with a caramel coat

Persimmon
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin B6
– Potassium
– Copper
– Manganese
Eat alone, as a breakfast topper or even chucked into smoothies

Pumpkin
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Potassium
– Copper
– Manganese
– Vitamin B2: helps convert carbs into energy
– Vitamin E
– Iron
Think pumpkin pie or even roasted and then blended for a soup with chilli

Plum
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Potassium
– Copper
– Manganese
I love eating plums alone

Prunes
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin B2
– Vitamin B3: Niacin
– Vitamin B6
– Potassium
– Copper
– Manganese
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus: helps maintain normal acid balance, supports growth and aids calcium to develop healthy bones and teeth
Perfect as a little snack or even prune juice

Vegetables.

Peas
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin C
– Thiamine
– Folate
– Manganese
– Iron
– Phosphorus
Perfect as a side or chucked into curries/stir frys

Potato
– Potassium
– Vitamin C
– Folate
– Vitamin B6
Baked, cut up and roasted, steamed or boiled, potatoes are a great staple for a meal

Parsnip
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Folate
– Vitamin E
– Magnesium
– Thiamine
– Phosphorus
– Zinc: great for the immune system
– Vitamin B6
I love to roast parsnips!

Nuts, grains and legumes.

Peanuts
– Biotin: converts food into fuel
– Copper
– Niacin
– Folate
– Manganese
– Vitamin E
– Thiamine
– Phosphorus
– Magnesium

Pistachios
– Vitamin E
– Magnesium
Perfect to snack on

Pecan nuts
– Vitamin E
– Magnesium
Great used in desserts or simply for snacking on as part of trail mix

Love, always – B
Etsy shop: beccabynature

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