Avocado is one of a Dharma Yogi's favorite foods! The creaminess of a ripe avocado makes it the perfect addition to almost any savory dish (plain old quinoa and beans becomes DELIGHTFUL when you add chopped avocado). Avocados are also high in B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, and fiber. Links to a recipe for vegan avocado alfredo sauce.
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Brussels sprouts, not only tasty when cooked right, they are one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. These leafy green veggies are low in calories and fat, yet high in fiber. They are also packed full of antioxidant vitamins and minerals you need (vitamin C, E and A), and they can also reduce your risk of disease.
Kale is high in vitamin E, which Warren says “acts like an antioxidant in our bodies and may help repair cells damaged by allergies and other illnesses.” Kale also contains quercetin, which is a potent water-soluble flavonoid antioxidant that acts like an antihistamine. And raw kale is also loaded with vitamin C, which counteracts histamine—eat the green veggies raw, though, so as not to cook out the vitamin C!
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Collard Greens Another nutrient-dense stalwart in the green leafy veggie family, eating collard greens is like taking a potent multivitamin: They're packed with vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as Folate. Try them as wraps for your favorite sandwiches
Dark, leafy greens Studies have suggested that vitamin E may play a key role in protecting the body from pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines—and one of the best sources of this vitamin is dark green veggies, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens. Dark greens and cruciferous vegetables also tend to have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals—like calcium, iron, and disease-fighting phytochemicals—than those with lighter-colored leaves.
Spinach is teeming with important nutrients: vitamins A, C and K—as well as some fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin E. Spinach is an easy, delicious and good source of folate, a water-soluble B vitamin that helps produce DNA and form healthy new cells, making it especially important for mothers-to-be. A cup boasts 15 percent of the recommended daily intake.
#FoodForEyes Wheat germ is great source of vitamin E, another important antioxidant. “What vitamin E does is protect the eyes from free-radical damage,” says Coulson, meaning that it protects cells in the body from oxidation, which can cause deterioration and disease. @urLash