The foods you eat provide the energy your body needs to function. Just like you need to put fuel in your car or recharge your cell phone battery, your body needs to be fed energy-providing foods every day. Following is a list of common foods and nutrients your body can draw from them. If you are interested in why these compounds are good for you, send me an email and I’ll send you a article describing their uses in your body.
Beef – Zinc, Iron, Fat, Protein, and Vitamin B
Chicken – Protein, Vitamin B, Fat
Pork- iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12 and B6
White Fish (Cod, Tilapia) –Protein, Omega 3
Red Fish (Tuna, Salmon)- Protein, Omega 3
Lamb – Protein
Shellfish – Omega 3, Protein
Strawberries -Potassium, Folate, B-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids , Vitamin K, Magnesium, Copper
Orange – Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Niacin, Folate, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E.
Cantaloupe – Vitamins A and C, potassium
Bananas – Potassium, vitamin A, B vitamins, Folic Acid, vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium
Apples – Fiber, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin E
Watermelon – vitamin C and vitamin A, potassium
Peaches – potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin a, vitamin c, folate
Lemon – vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid, potassium, limonene, and flavonoids
Lime – vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, flavonoids, and limonene
Lettuce (Spinach, Iceberg) – chlorophyll and vitamin K
Mango – vitamin C, carotenes, copper, B vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E
Nuts – vitamin E
Tomato – vitamin A, vitamin C
Green peppers – vitamin B6, C, and K, beta-carotene, thiamine, and folic acid
Zucchini – folate, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C,
Squash – vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium
Green beans – protein, fiber, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganesese, and potassium
Peas – protein, B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and potassium
Corn – vitamin B1, B5, C, E, folic acid, magnesium and phosphorus
Pumpkin – vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium
Pineapple – vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B1, fiber, vitamin B6, copper, and magnesium
Grapes – manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamin C, and potassium
Radishes – vitamin C
Potatoes – fiber, potassium and vitamin C
Onion – vitamins B6 and C, chromium, biotin, and fiber
Mushrooms – phytochemicals, copper, potassium, zinc, and selenium, b vitamins
Blueberries -soluble fiber, insoluble fiber (such as pectin), vitamin C, manganese, and riboflavin
Cranberries – vitamin C, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, manganese and copper.
Celery – vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium, vitamins B1 and B6, vitamin B2 and calcium.
Cauliflower – vitamin C, potassium, fiber, phosphorus, and B vitamins
Carrots – vitamin A, fiber, vitamin K, and biotin. They are a good source of vitamins B6 and C, potassium, and thiamine.
Broccoli – Beta-Carotine, Vitamin C
Cucumber- vitamins A, C, and folic acid
Turnips -vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, copper, thiamine, potassium, niacin, magnesium, vitamin B6 and E, folic acid, and riboflavin.
Brussels sprouts – folic acid, vitamins C and K, and also beta carotene
Eggplant – Fiber, vitamins B1, B6, potassium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, and folic acid.
Pears – Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin C