Thursday, September 18, 2008

Healthy Fruits & Vegetables


Grapes w/seeds - high in antioxidants, helps against cholesterol, helps to keep arteries flexible
Strawberry - 1 cup has more fiber than 2 slices whole wheat bread, blood purifiers & chlorophyll in stems
Blueberry - boost memory, high in antioxidants
Lemon - helps to detoxify your bloodstream and your liver
Banana - sooths a cough, high in potassium, magnesium and monounsaturated fats
Cantaloupe - 2ND most nutritious fruit, the seeds 7 times more nutritious than the cantaloupe
Pineapple - Bromelein in the core is used in over the counter medications to aid in digestion and suppress inflammation
Apple - helps to cushion your joints, has 300 nutrients and high in fiber


Cruciferous Vegetables are cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. They are all cancer fighters and should be eaten in their natural state. Make Cole Slaw or a Cabbage Salad, chop your broccoli in the Vita Mix and sprinkle over your salad, you can also mash cauliflower and add seasonings in the Vita Mix to make delicious raw mashed potatoes. Chop your Brussel Sprouts up and add them to a raw soup. Enjoy!!

Garlic - 8 cloves a day will keep the doctor away, the rest of the family and all of your friends as well, just have some parsley with it, it will definitely help.

More Healthy Fruits & Vegetables to come..................

What DO you peel and what DON'T you peel, that is the question?

Peel Outer Skin
Cantaloupe use seeds
Pineapple keep core
Orange leave on White Pith
Mango pitch skin and seed

Leave Peel, Rind On, Seeds & Stem
Watermelon with seeds and rind
Lemon w/peel and seeds
Lime w/peel and seeds
Apple w/skin and core and seeds
Honey Dew with rind and seeds
Blackberries, Strawberries and Raspberries seeds will be liquified
Avocado pits can be used - cancer fighting properties, keeps guacamole green

Remove Seed or Pit


Melissa said...

Hi Chelly! We met you at a Costco in Michigan and had I not just purchased a Vita-Mix, you would have sold me! Can you please add to your fruit and vegetable list which ones can be added with the peel and which need to be peeled? Thanks! Melissa

Health is Wealth said...

Hey Melissa,

Lemons, Limes, watermelon and honeydew rinds or peels are all safe. Squash vegetables, dirty beets and potatoes need to be peeled. Everything else is safe with the peel on just wash well. Let me know if this helps. Thank you!!