Energy Fruits and Vegetables

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Plant foods such as fruit and vegetables are great sources of energy because they absorbed sunlight directly and stored the energy as starches. Starch is one of the body’s primary source of complex carbohydrates. In order to obtain the most amount of energy from plant foods, you need to eat the ones that are organically grown. Also, eat them fresh and choose the ones that are bright in color.

Fruit and vegetables are full of essential minerals, proteins, fiber, complex carbs and many other important nutrients for increasing your energy and health. When shopping for fruits and vegetables, buy the ones that are organic because they are not treated with pesticides. Otherwise, make sure you wash the fruits before eating them.

Fruits and vegetables health benefits

  • Most fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids. For boosting energy, choose fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in magnesium, B vitamins and coenzyme Q10.
  • Fruits and vegetables are often high in fiber, which is important for lowering unhealthy cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer and detoxing toxins in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Fruits and vegetables are full of health enhancing phytochemicals. These natural chemicals play an important role for boosting the immune system.¬†Fruits and vegetables are also full of enzymes, which are helpful for helping your body to digest food.
  • If you want to lose weight, eating a lot of fruits and vegetables will help you shed some body fat, because they are low in calories and high in energy boosting nutrients.

You should try to eat at least 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables per day, more is even better. Doing this will increase your energy and health because your body will be nourished with the right nutrients. If you want to stay healthy, at least 50 percent or more of your calories should come from organic plant foods. Whenever possible, eat them raw because cooking them will destroy a good portion of their nutrients.

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