10 Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables to Grow

| 10/30/2017 11:52:00 AM


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10. Zucchini: Zucchini is beneficial for the heart, good for weight loss, and great for healthy eyes, teeth, and bones. It’s a great source of vitamins C and A.

9. Beans: Beans are rich in flavonoids, which are good for your heart. They are high in protein and are a great source of cholesterol-reducing soluble fiber. Darker colored beans contain the most disease-fighting antioxidants.

8. Kiwi Fruits: They are packed with fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Weight-for-weight, they contain more vitamin C than oranges. Kiwi may help reduce the risk of heart disease and respiratory problems.

7. Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain vitamins A, C, and E, anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and potassium. They’re also high in lycopene, which may help to prevent some cancers.

6. Sweet peppers: Red and orange peppers are a great source of lycopene, plus vitamins C and A.

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