Sunday , 20 October 2019
SUPERFOOD (Part 4 of 4: My SuperVeggie)

SUPERFOOD (Part 4 of 4: My SuperVeggie)

My SuperVeggie List

  1. Sweet potato leaf
  2. Beet root
  3. Avocado
  4. Celery
  5. Bitter gourd
  6. Sweet potato
  7. Pumpkin
  8. Tomato
  9. Daikon (white radish)
  10. Bok Choy

Sweet Potato Leaf

  • High in Fiber and good for remedying constipation
  • Rich in Vitamin A – good for skin care
  • High in calcium and iron
  • Low in saturated fat, sodium and very low in cholesterol
  • Provides good amount of vital minerals – essential for enzyme, protein and carbohydrates metabolism
  • Contains more polyphenol than any other vegetable – beneficial to microorganisms found in our gut system

Beet Root

  • Helps to reduce blood pressure level
  • Good source of folic acid and hence helps in protection against birth defects
  • Lowers bad cholesterol levels
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Extremely beneficial in treating anaemia
  • Prevents cataract
  • Slows down macular degeneration
  • Stimulates liver functions

Avocado

  • Beneficial for healthy skin
  • Helps to keep eyes healthy
  • Reduces inflammation in tissues, muscles and joints
  • Unique collection of antioxidant compounds – lowers risk of cancers and eases arthritis symptoms
  • Low in fructose
  • Loaded with Fiber – promotes weight loss
  • Fat soluble content – easier to absorb fat soluble vitamins A , D, E and K

Celery

  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Improves stomach lining and control of stomach secretions
  • Helps to remove uric acid crystal from body’s joint
  • Regulates fluid balance in body
  • Treats arthritis and muscle pains
  • Can improve eye health
  • High in Fiber and assist in weight loss

Bitter Gourd

  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Kills worm in intestines
  • Blood purifier and improves blood circulation
  • Relieves gout pain
  • Stimulates digestion and improve peristalsis movement in the intestines
  • Alleviates eye problems and improves eyesight
  • Increases body resistance against infection

Sweet Potato

  • Excellent facilitator for digestion – high in fiber and minerals
  • Anti-inflammatory – high in antioxidant
  • Healthier option for diabetic to replace rice – it regulates blood sugar
  • Soothing effect to the stomach and intestines – effective to cure stomach ulcers
  • Contains large amount of VitaminB6 – helps keep the walls of the blood vessels flexible and healthy

Pumpkin

  • Keeps eyesight sharp, reduces inflammation – loads of Vitamin A and beta carotene
  • Supports ingestion and treats constipation
  • Low in sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat and overall low in calories
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves skin health
  • Contains antioxidant – slow down aging and help body in regeneration
  • Steady your blood sugar

Tomato

  • Wards off eye diseases – due to high concentration of vitamin A
  • Vitamin K and Calcium present help to build strong bones
  • Can prevent aging of skin and hair
  • Good source of potassium, folate, niacin – aids to reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease
  • Helps to control bad cholesterol

Daikon (White Radish)

  • Helps to detoxify metal toxic from our body
  • Increases nutrient uptake in the gut
  • Diuretic by nature – stimulates urination, keeps kidney healthy
  • Rich source of calcium – lower risk of osteoporosis
  • Able to combat bacterial and viral infections
  • Enzyme in daikon – facilitate discharge of mucus and phlegm in respiratory system

Bok Choy

  • Rich source of phyto nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health benefiting antioxidant
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C – helps body to resist against infection and harmful free radical
  • One of the top Vitamin K and Vitamin A – lower risk of bone fracture
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Potassium in this veg – safeguard the body from heart related issues

About Kim Hoi

Hi! I'm Kim! I am a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner from Australia. After graduated from my Ayurvedic course, I attended trainings in Ayurvedic clinics in both Australia and India. Postings in this blog are all written with passion to improve health of not only myself but also my family and at the same time to share my experience with my friends and readers who are interested to find out more on improving and be in better health. If you need a private consult, you are welcome to contact me.

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