10 Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden

Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and give us that feel-good glow. But which are the best? All crops are not created equal, and some are even better for you than others. Here we give you 10 nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables to grow in your garden. Nutrient-Dense Fruits - Raspberries

  1. Zucchini/Courgettes – good for the heart, great for weight loss and a boon for healthy eyes, teeth and bones! With plenty of nutrients, this is a delicious summery vegetable.
  2. Beans – beans, beans are good for your heart! Naturally high in protein and a great source of soluble fibre, which helps reduce cholesterol.
  3. Kiwi – kiwi fruits are crammed full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Reducing the risk of heart disease and respiratory problems, kiwis are juicy fruits ideal for keeping you healthy.
  4. Tomatoes – tomatoes are very popular and include vitamins A, C and E, plus anti-inflammatory flavonoids and potassium. They are also chock full of lycopene which may help to prevent some cancers.
  5. Sweet Peppers – similarly to tomatoes, red and orange peppers are a great source of lycopene. Plus vitamins C and A so they are a powerful antioxidant.
  6. Broccoli – broccoli is known to contain compounds that help to inhibit cancerous cells. Folate, fibre, calcium, vitamins A and C, all of these work to improve how our bodies function and how we feel.
  7. Raspberries – raspberries are packed with nutrients including antioxidants and B vitamins. The rich red berries help to strengthen your immune system, prevent infections and improve eye health. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound that may help prevent some cancers.
  8. Blueberries – blueberries contain a cocktail of essential nutrients including zinc, copper, vitamins, iron and a hearty dose of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin. There has been a link between the daily consumption of blueberries and a slower advancement of Alzheimer’s.
  9. Garlic – garlic is great at boosting the immune system due to its high levels of vitamins such as B1 and B6, plus nutrients including manganese, calcium and tryptophan. It’s great for our livers and maintaining healthy lungs and stomach.
  10. Kale – kale is a great source of fibre, vitamin C, omega-3 and -6 fatty acid and antioxidants. It’s great for the immune system and an excellent anti-inflammatory. It’s rich source of nutrients is sure to give your skin, nails and hair a boost to get you glowing.

This is just the beginning of how these 10 fruits and vegetables can help your health. If you have any other information on these or any other fruits you can suggest, then please leave us a message in the comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

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