Beverage Ingredients - Top 3 Healthiest Foods in the World

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Beverage Ingredients - Top 3 Healthiest Foods in the World

Lemons

It is well known that lemons are healthy, but did you know that a single lemon contains over 100% of the required daily intake of vitamin C? Not only does this help benefit your cholesterol and strengthen bones, but it also makes lemons one of the healthiest foods in the world. Furthermore, the citrus flavonoids contained within lemons have been linked to inhibiting the growth of cancer cells while also acting as an anti-inflammatory.

Want to make a healthy fruit based beverage? Use lemons as a beverage ingredient to boost flavour and health benefits! Are you an avid tea drinker? Add a slice of lemon to your tea! It has been discovered that citrus improves the ability of your body to absorb the antioxidants in tea by approximately 80%.

Broccoli

While broccoli may be a child’s least favourite food on the dinner table, it certainly shouldn’t be yours. In fact, one medium stalk of broccoli will do wonders for your bones, as it contains over 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin K, as well as almost 200% of the recommended dosage of vitamin C. The same serving also helps prevent numerous cancers.

Broccoli can be enjoyed in numerous ways, such as a beverage base for your go-to healthy beverage solution, it can be boiled or steamed, or served in a variety of other styles. However, studies suggest that while steaming or boiling broccoli preserves only 66% of its original nutrients, microwaving it will preserve up to 90%, making it the preferred method.

Dark Chocolate

Due to the unhealthiness of milk and white chocolate, chocolate all together will generally receive a bad reputation in regards to health. This however is totally false when looking at dark chocolate, which can reduce blood pressure through consumption of just one quarter of an ounce daily.

Similarly to lemons, cocoa powder is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants shown to improve cholesterol levels. While a milk chocolate bar has fewer than 14 milligrams of flavonoids, a dark chocolate bar contains about 53.5 milligrams.


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