7.25.2012

What is really on my plate

 
This plate contains what appears to be cucumber, tomato, avocado, and tuna. Now let’s take a look closer at this simple summer lunch. Cucumbers are a major source of vitamins A, C, K, B6. They are great for the skin and all that water helps rid the body of toxins.  Tomatoes work to repair the body. High in vitamins, tomatoes are great for skin damage and the prevention of certain cancers.  Avocados are a major source of vitamin E. It can help prevent disease, provide healthy fat, and aid in lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease and stroke. Tuna is known for the omega-3 benefits. It can aid in cardiovascular health and reduce bad cholesterol. All topped with salt and pepper of course. 

I hope your summer plates are filled with lots of great vitamins to keep you well! Are there any specific foods you eat for the vitamin intake? I would love to hear.  

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