Food Facts: M

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Fruits.

Mango
– Vitamin C: for the immune system and skin health
– Copper: allows the body to maintain health bones, blood vessels, nerves and immune function
– Folate: for cell function and tissue growth
– Vitamin B6: this helps regulate emotions (serotonin, dopamine and GABA)
– Vitamin A: great for eye health
– Vitamin E: helps to fight off infection and protects eyesight
– Vitamin B5: helps to make blood cells and convert food into energy
– Vitamin K: helps the blood to clot
– Niacin: helps lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function
– Potassium: helps to regulate blood pressure
– Riboflavin: necessary for normal cell growth and function
– Manganese: essential vitamin for the functioning of the brain and nervous system
– Thiamine: helps convert food into energy
– Magnesium: needed to help maintain normal nerve and muscle function
Anyone else super impressed by how many vitamins and minerals are in a mango? I love eating mango alone, with ice cream, with yoghurt, as part of my oats/chia pudding for breakfast. Basically, I just love mango

Melon
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin B6
– Folate
– Vitamin K
– Potassium
– Magnesium
I love melon alone or frozen, cause then it’s like sorbet!

Mulberry
– Vitamin C
– Iron: necessary for the transport of oxygen within red blood cells
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin E
– Potassium
– Rutin: powerful antioxidant that helps to protect against chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease
Eat alone or as ice cream is apparently delicious too

Vegetables.

Mushroom
– Selenium: helps the proper function of the body. Critical for metabolism, thyroid function and helps protect your body from damage caused by oxidative stress
– Riboflavin
– Niacin
– Pantothenic acid: helps to make blood cells and convert food into energy
– Copper
– Potassium
I put mushroom in everything. On toast with tofu, in curries, in a stir fry, fried up with garlic on the side, with burgers, quesadillas, chilli, spag bol (you name it, I whack them in)

Nuts, grains and legumes.

Mangetout
– Vitamin C
– Thiamine
– Pantothenic acid
– Biotin: enables fats, proteins and sugars to support our life. Contributes to food being converted into energy and mental health
– Riboflavin
– Vitamin B6
Mangetout is a staple when frying up veg for me. I love it in stir fries, with curries and even steamed as part of a roast

Macadamia nuts
– Manganese
– Thiamine
– Copper
– Magnesium
– Iron
– Vitamin B6
Perfect for eating as a snack or as part of a trail mix

Love, always – B
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