10 OF THE BEST HEALTHY VEGETABLES TO KEEP YOU FIT THIS WINTER…

With Autumn closing in fast and colds going around like grease lightening, it’s time to make sure you are eating all the right foods to keep you healthy. Here are ten of the best vegetables from General Medical.

1.Brussels sprouts

Like it or lump it, whatever your thoughts are about Brussels sprouts, they’re a highly nutritious vegetable. They’re rich in vitamin K and high in the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid which is beneficial to those with diabetes.

2. Cabbage

Cabbage is very low in calories and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation. Increasing your intake of potassium-rich foods like cabbage may help lower high blood pressure levels.

3. Leeks

Leeks provide a good source of vitamins A, C and K which helps your blood to clot. They are also a great source of minerals including magnesium and iron which helps our nervous system to work properly.

4. Celeriac

Celeriac is a highly nutritious vegetable which offers several health benefits, such as improving bone and heart health. Celeriac may also reduce the risk of diabetes.

5. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is considered a superfood because it’s full of nutrients and high in fibre which is important for digestive health, and may reduce the risk of several chronic diseases.

6. Turnip

Turnips have glucosinolates (plant-based chemicals) that may help prevent all kinds of cancer, from breast to prostate. Turnips are rich in a certain antioxidant called lutein which keeps your eyes healthy and wards off problems like cataracts.

7. Beetroot

Beetroot is packed with essential nutrients, they’re a great source of fibre, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroot can help improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance.

8. Parsnip

Parsnips are highly nutritious, they’re a great source of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. They also improve your digestive health, regulate blood sugar levels, and enhance heart health.

9. Sweet potato

Compared to a standard white potato, sweet potatoes offer more vitamins and antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which helps support your immune system and gut health.

10. Swede

Swede is a cross between a turnip and cabbage, this root vegetable is particularly high in vitamins C, E, K and B6. 100g of swede has 41% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C – great for fighting off winter colds.

Source General Medical

APPLE DAY – THURSDAY 21st OCTOBER, 2021…

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It’s Apple Day on Thursday 21st October, 2021.

Each year, people in various parts of the world gather for a celebration of the most delicious harvest of the year and come together to share the joy and fun of apples. Events range in size from minor to full-blown fairs in villages all over the country, where enthusiasts come together to share recipes for juice and cider, advice on how to properly grow their apples, and information on all the apple varieties available.

First made an official event in 1990 in Covent Garden, the events for Apple Day have been celebrated every year since, and it has grown from a local event to one celebrated all over in different parts of the globe. It has grown from a simple celebration of the apple to a recognition of cultural and genetic diversity in food that should not be allowed to pass from…

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