5 a Day

Adding enough fruits and vegetables to one's diet is probably one of the most important steps towards good nutrition. Eating a combination of 5 fruits and vegetables helps you get adequate nutrients and fibers. The natural antioxidants that it provides help keep your body working at its best, and give your body a strong defense against disease.
  • Cranberries are a rich source of dietary flavonoids and other phenolic acids that provide a variety of health benefits. Theses phytonutrients found have proven to promote urinary tract health and to prevent cardiovascular disease, certain stomach ulcers and even cancer.
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  • Carrot Known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient that was actually named for them: beta-carotene. Also contain vitamin K which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brain power.
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  • Spinach Is well known for its iron content and for boosting energy and concentration. It is also packed with other key brain nutrients, including vitamins A and C, folic acid, and the calming minerals calcium and magnesium
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  • Red lentils Are great vegetarian sources of iron and provide zinc and B vitamins. They are also rich in protein and fiber so can provide steady slow burning energy to maintain concentration.
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  • Beans Are a good source of fiber. Kidney beans in particular are rich in iron, folate and magnesium. They also supply thiamine (vitamin B1) needed for the synthesis of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that is essential for memory.
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