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Discovery members’ top five HealthyFood items

Here’s why you should keep buying, and eating, these foods, says Discovery:

Number 5: Tomatoes

Coming in at number five is one of the most versatile fruits you can put in your basket – tomatoes. This fruit contains phytochemicals like lycopene which may help protect against cancer and chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Tomatoes also have many other health benefits, including helping keep your eyes healthy due to its Vitamin A content, promoting good stomach health due to it being high in fibre and are rich in vitamin C which helps your body absorb iron.

Number 4: Canned Tuna

Tuna species are found throughout the world. Unfortunately canned tuna is void of omega 3 fatty acids compared to canned pilchards and sardines.

However, canned tuna is a source of good quality protein which can help when trying to lose weight as it keeps you feeling full for longer. It can be eaten regularly as part of your healthy balanced diet.

Number 3: Avocado

Avocados are high in healthy (unsaturated) fats which protects against heart disease. Some of the other health benefits of avocados include weight management when eaten in moderation, but they may also lower diabetes risk.

Avocados are especially high in Vitamin K (which helps blood clot) and folate (required for brain health).

Number 2: Bananas

Bananas are a good source of fibre and a number of vitamins and minerals such as potassium (helps to lower blood pressure and necessary for bone health) and vitamin B6 (plays an important role in metabolism).

Eating bananas in moderation can help with weight loss. Bananas make a good snack option.

Number 1: Cucumbers

At the top spot of the most popular HealthyFood items is cucumber.

This HealthyFood item is a source of fibre as well as a number of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C (supports the immune system) and folate, as well as magnesium and potassium (helps control blood pressure).

Other health benefits include helping to manage diabetes and supporting kidney health.

Source: Discovery Vitality

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