The super helpful healthy food chart

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables have multiple health benefits. This simple instant reference guide will help you keep track of all those benefits.

Fruit / Veg Benefits        
Apricots   Combat cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer’s Slows ageing process
Avocadoes Fights diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stop strokes Controls blood pressure Looks after skin
Bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Calms an upset stomach
Cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system
Cucumbers Skin health Healthy hair Cancer prevention Mosquito repellent Hangover cure
Dates Diabetes control Liver protection Kidney protection Anti-obesity Anti-cancer
Kale Lung decongestion Kidney and liver detox Increases metabolism Prevents several cancer types Anti-ageing properties
Lemon Inhibits cancer Promotes oral health Reduces kidney stone formation Alleviates depression Controls cholera outbreaks
Pineapple Anti-cancer Bone health Anti-inflammatory Boosts immune system Digestive aid
Watermelon Reduces high blood pressure Reduces heart disease Super hydrating Boosts immune system Cleans kidneys
Apples Protects your heart Prevents constipation Blocks diarrhoea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints
Aloe Vera Halts growth of cancer tumours Boosts blood oxygenation Heals physical burns and radiation burns Alkalises the body Ends constipation
Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilises blood sugar Guards against liver disease
Blackberries Prevents Parkinson’s disease Reduce heart attack risks Keeps colon clean Reverse ageing Prevents wrinkles
Orange Anti-cancer Pain killer Heart health Anti-hypertensive Stroke prevention
Beans Prevents constipation Prevents Parkinson’s disease Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilises blood sugar
Beetroot Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
Mangoes Free radical scavenging Immune system boosting Improves memory Improves vision and eye health Boosts red blood cells
Broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
Cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Reduces hangover

   
And there you have it – all the best fruits and veggies for health. Happy, healthy eating!  

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