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Fruits.

Watermelon
– Vitamin C: for the immune system and skin health
– Potassium: helps to regulate blood pressure
– Copper: allows the body to maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves and immune function
– Vitamin B5: helps to make blood cells and convert food into energy
– Vitamin A: great for eye health
I love watermelon straight from the fridge and even with a little bit of lemon juice squeezed over and garnished with mint

Vegetables.

Watercress
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K: helps the blood to clot
– Calcium: needed for the body to take on vitamins to develop healthy bones and teeth
– Manganese: an essential vitamin for the functioning of your brain and nervous system
Great added to salads or sandwiches

Nuts, grains and legumes.

Walnuts
– Vitamin E: helps to fight off infection and protects eyesight
– Omega-3: lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease, slow development of plaque in the arteries
– Copper
– Folic acid: helps your body produce and maintain new cells and helps to prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer
– Vitamin B6: regulates emotions (serotonin, dopamine and GABA)
– Manganese
– Phosphorus: helps to maintain normal acid balance, supports growth and aids calcium to aid healthy bones and teeth
I love walnuts more than any other. I like to eat them alone or within a trail mix

Wheat
– Selenium: a powerful mineral that’s essential for the proper functioning of the body. Critical for metabolism and thyroid function. Also helps to protect the body from damage caused by oxidative stress
– Manganses
– Phosphorus
– Copper
– Folate
Think weatabix, cereals and pasta made from wheat

Love, always – B
Etsy shop: beccabynature

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