The Amazing Health Benefits of…

It is so important to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies. The standard American diet is shown to lack essential nutrients on a daily basis that our bodies need. This list is based on items I use regularly in my kitchen. Fuel your body, my friends!

HEALTH-BENEFITS | LexiscleankitchenBenefits of Coconut Oil:

  • Improves metabolism
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Contains antimicrobial properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Can improve many skin conditions
  • Tip: buy organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil 

Benefits of Avocado:

  • Healthy fat
  • Good source of potassium
  • Contains many phytonutrients
  • Powerhouse of vitamin E
  • Rich in folate, and vitamins A and C

Benefits of Wild-Caught Salmon:

  • Contains Omega-3 fatty acids which improve heart function
  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • High-quality protein
  • Contains essential amino acids
  • Note: always buy wild-caught over farm raised (non-gmo, No added chemicals, no preservatives, no growth hormones or antibiotics,  and no pesticides)

Benefits of Green Tea:

  • Burns fat
  • Good source of antioxidants
  • Boosts brain power and immunity
  • Lowers stress
  • Reduces bacteria and plaque in your mouth
  • Maintains a healthy circulatory system

Benefits of Broccoli:

  • Contains powerful antioxidants that help prevent cancer
  • Curbs over eating: contains a lot of protein!
  • Boosts Immune system
  • Prevents colds
  • Produces collagen that is great for your skin
  • High fiber, low sugar content

Benefits of Garlic:

  • Natural antibiotic
  • Immune booster
  • Aids in digestion
  • Good source of vitamin B6, selenium, manganese, and vitamin C
  • Helps lower blood sugar

Benefits of Organic Spinach:

  • High content of iron; cures anemia
  • Good source of folic acid and vitamins C & K
  • Contains a high amount of dietary fiber
  • Contains nutrients that are valuable in prevention of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease

Benefits of Sweet Potatoes:

  • Rich in Vitamins B6, C, D and, E
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Rich in beta-carotene
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Good source of magnesium 

Benefits of Brussels Sprouts:

  • Full of antioxidants
  • Good source of fiber
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Good source of folic acid
  • Fights inflammation

Benefits of Almond Milk:

  • Contains calcium and vitamin D
  • Great for your skin: 1 serving contains 50% of our recommended daily value of vitamin E
  • Low calorie
  • Rich in calcium

Benefits of Coconut Water:

  • Aids in digestion
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Helps fight viruses
  • Great source of potassium (fuels body with electrolytes)
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals; alkalizing to your body

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • Helps break down fat
  • Regulate pH balance in the body
  • Cures flu symptoms and allergies
  • Clears skin

Benefits of Raw Honey:

  • Rich in B vitamins
  • Antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties
  • Promotes body and digestive health
  • Strengthens the immune system

Benefits of Sesame Seeds:

  • Good source of calcium
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Loaded with essential minerals
  • Among all seeds, sesame seeds are found to have the highest amount of phytosterols (which is known to lower bad cholesterol)

Benefits of Lemon:

  • One of the most alkaline-forming foods (restore body’s pH)
  • Fight the flu (rich in vitamin C and flavonoids)
  • Cleanse your bowels
  • Contain powerful antioxidants
  • Contains 22 anti-cancer compounds

Benefits of Dark Chocolate (70% or higher):

  • Rich in essential vitamins and minerals
  • Reduces Stress
  • Contains anti-depressant agents
  • Excellent source of flavonoids (natural antioxidants)
  • Maintains a healthy heart

Benefits of Raw Almonds:

  • Good source of monounsaturated fat (healthy fat)
  • Excellent source of flavonoids (natural antioxidants)
  • Good source of vitamins B2 and E
  • Protein Packed
  • Raw almonds hold all of their vitamins and minerals (some is lost when cooked)

Benefits of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt:

  • Controls the body’s water levels
  • Promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • Naturally promotes healthy sleep patterns
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Assists the body to better absorb nutrients

Benefits of Organic Blueberries:

  • Reduces body fat
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Been proved to preserve vision
  • Supports & improves healthy digestion

Benefits of Cherries:

  • Great source of dietary fiber
  • High in antioxidants
  • Aids in exercise recovery
  • Natural source of melatonin
  • Low calorie

Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Helps cure inflammation
  • Contains calcium, potassium, manganese, and zinc

Benefits of Coconut Flour:

  • Extremely high in fiber
  • Gluten-free
  • Good source of protein
  • Low Glycemic Index (balances energy levels, keeps you full longer)

Benefits of Dates:

  • Natural source of energy
  • Good source of dietary fiber
  • Rich in iron, potassium, and protein

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Loaded with iron, calcium, omega 3’s, magnesium, and antioxidants
  • Mineral powerhouse
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Improves health of hair, skin, and nails

Benefits of Ground Flax Seeds:

  • Good source of protein
  • Nutrient-packed
  • Good source of healthy fat
  • Ground flax digests better than whole seeds

Benefits of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:

  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Healthy fat
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Good source of vitamin E

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