x
Almost there! Please complete this form and click the button below to gain instant access.
EliteFitness.com FREE Email Series: How You Can Use Winstrol, Masteron, HGH, and Testosterone for a Perfect, Muscular Physique!
- -
We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.
- -

What are the most nutritious fruits and vegetables?


Welcome to the EliteFitness.com Bodybuilding Site! Please join this discussion about What are the most nutritious fruits and vegetables? within the Diet & Bodybuilding category.

Excerpt: Found on ivillage.com I try to eat a good balance of fruits and vegetables. However, for convenience, I would like to know the top five most nutritious fruits and vegetables. That is, if you could only choose five fruits and five vegetables to live on (to compliment a diet including meat) what would they be? Sue Gilbert Sue is a consulting nutritionist. For many years she worked with Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, integrating nutrition and product development. She has written

Read more or register here to join the discussion below...

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    anthrax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Want a good body? Work at it. Want to be a success? Work at it. Want to be truly exceptional? Be a touch insane...You need a little bit of insanity to do great things
    Posts
    16,090
    Rep Power
    624

    Post What are the most nutritious fruits and vegetables?

    Found on ivillage.com

    I try to eat a good balance of fruits and vegetables. However, for convenience, I would like to know the top five most nutritious fruits and vegetables. That is, if you could only choose five fruits and five vegetables to live on (to compliment a diet including meat) what would they be?


    Sue Gilbert
    Sue is a consulting nutritionist. For many years she worked with Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, integrating nutrition and product development. She has written numerous articles on children's health and nutrition for parenting publications.


    What a great question. There are those who think that five servings of french fries qualifies as their five servings of vegetables for the day. Many folks don't eat the proper amount of fruits and veggies, so if they eat only a limited amount, then the ones they do eat should pack a real nutritional punch.

    The following lists can help add nutritional quality to your diet. I looked at variety and quantity of key vitamins and minerals, the amount of fiber, plus beta-carotene and phytochemicals -- those non-nutritive components that have disease-fighting benefits. The description of nutritional benefits highlight their strengths, but this list is not all-inclusive.

    Top Five Fruits:


    Watermelon: Loads of vitamin C and carotenoids, good amount of fiber, and low in calories.

    Papaya: Loads of vitamin C and carotenoids, great source of potassium and fiber.

    Orange: Great vitamin C and folate, and plenty of fiber if you eat the whole fruit and not just the juice.

    Grapefruit (pink or red): Loads of vitamin C and carotenoids, good amount of fiber of the cholesterol lowering type, pectin, plus it contains phytochemicals such as flavonoids, terpenes, and limonoids.

    Apricots: They are brimming with beta-carotene, have loads of potassium and fiber, and contribute some vitamin C to the diet. Dried apricots don't have the vitamin C, but are a good source of iron. Canned apricots have only half the vitamin C and beta- carotene as fresh.
    Top Five Vegetables:


    Spinach: Great source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, and calcium.

    Sweet Potatoes: Loads of potassium, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber.

    Collard greens: Superb source of beta-carotene, member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, known for their cancer prevention power, loads of vitamin C and folate, good source of calcium and fiber.

    Carrots: Loads of beta-carotene, and fiber.

    Sweet Red Pepper: A great source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber.
    If you don't shut your fucking mouth, I will kill you.

    Sport, truth, like art, is in the eye of the beholder. You believe what you choose and I'll believe what I know.
    Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice;
    it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.




  2. #2
    Elite Bodybuilder Stryc-9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    right thurr
    Posts
    1,931
    Rep Power
    76
    I would add blueberries to the list of fruits! Apparently they deliver the most antioxidants per relative serving than any other fruit.

    I'm also an advocate of raw broccoli (vitamin C, roughage, etc.)...

Similar Threads

  1. Diet question: substitutes for fresh fruits & vegetables
    By mekannik in forum Diet & Bodybuilding
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2006, 11:07 PM
  2. how nutritious are grits?
    By AAP in forum Chat & Conversation
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 12-Apr-2005, 04:02 PM
  3. most nutritious/cheapest of the fast foods?
    By Malleus in forum Diet & Bodybuilding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Mar-2003, 09:02 AM
  4. juicing fruits and vegetables
    By TJ24 in forum Diet & Bodybuilding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2002, 10:55 AM
  5. What fruits/vegetables are high in protein?
    By gettinlarger in forum Diet & Bodybuilding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-Dec-2002, 03:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •