Potatoes cannot be counted as one of your 5 a day but are high in vitamin c and fibre as well as filling. The vegetables offer an abundance of nutritional properties from antioxidant carotenes which have anti-cancer protection, vitamin C, E and B6 and soluble fibre.
Chickpeas are high in folate, magnesium, protein, magnesium, iron, calcium and insoluble and soluble fibre. Lentils contain iron, zinc, folate and rich in B vitamins. Eating pulses on a regular basis can help prevent future heart disease.
The abundance of vegetables offer a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which have properties that help prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, strokes and are cancer preventative.
The sulphur compounds in garlic which create its odour also offer many health benefits from minimising the risk of heart disease, certain cancers (colon, stomach and prostrate), can help to prevent stomach ulcers and is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal food.
Fresh ginger contains a higher level of compounds (terpenes and gingerols) than dried which have anti-inflammatory action and has been shown to improve pain and swelling in up to 75% of people with arthritis. It also helps with nausea.
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