Bell peppers are an ideal natural vitamin source. These little jewels come in many colors. Just one cup of chopped raw red bell pepper provide 100% of RDA of vitamin C. They also provide 100% of RDA of vitamin A. Red bell peppers are also a good source of vitamin B-6.
The orange bell pepper is the best natural source of zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin helps to protect against cataracts.
The rich red color of cherries comes from phytonutrients called anthocyanins, an antioxidant. This antioxidant has been shown to reduce the risk factors of heart disease . Heart healthy dried cherries are certified by the American Heart Association.
Cherries are also packed with beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium.
Pineapples are second only to bananas as America favorite tropical fruit. The season for pineapples is March-June but they can be found year round in stores.
Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B-1, manganese, and vitamin B-6. They only pack 75 calories per serving.
Bananas are a good source of vitamin B-6, high in potassium but low in salt. They are also high in iron and fiber. The US Food Drug Administration now allows the banana industry to advise the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Bananas are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium. One large banana is only 140 calories.
Sweet potatoes can be found year round. They are excellent baked with the skin on. Sweet potatoes provide vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B-6, potassium and iron. One potato is only 70 calories.
Your first choice when it comes to getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs is to look for nature vitamins in the RDA of fruits and vegetables. Variety is the spice of life. Keep it fresh, eat a different fruit or vegetable at each meal.
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