Thoughtful Tuesday GOKI Readers, my daily health tips continue, as I have mentioned in my previous posts, courtesy of my desk calender titled: 365 Ways To Boost Brain Power, written by Carolyn Dean, M.D., Valentine Dmitriev, Ph.D., and Donna Raskin.

March 22, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

Eat Nutrient Rich Vegetables

Vegetables are packed with all types of healthy nutrients. Daily requirements for several vitamins - including vitamin C, folic acid, and beta-carotene, the precursor for vitamin A - can be met almost exclusively from fresh vegetables and fruits. This is especially true with dark-green leafy vegetables, such as spinach or broccoli, and dark orange vegetables, such as carrots and yams. Some vegetables also supply sufficient amounts of calcium, iron, and magnesium. It's a good idea to load your diet with as many cruciferous vegetables as possible because of their cancer-preventing antioxidant properties (as well as other healthful benefits). Some of the most potent cruciferous vegetables, include bok choy (Chinese cabbage), broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and collard greens.

As always, To Your Health!


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