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Following up my RATE MY DIET post, Im shopping today

Ok so Im going shopping today..following my rate my diet post, can I have a list of the BEST fruit n veg to get to help my skin

Garlic and Kale seem popular

Ones I always get are

Bell peppers

Cucumbers

Tomatoes

Apples

Kiwis

Strawberries

Celery

Also whats the ideal dinners to have

Remember Im on a budget, but not too much of a budget..just nothing like organic salmon.

Thanks

-Rob

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I eat lots and lots of fish...

I am a pacific islander.... I LOVE FISH!!!

All veges should be good.... Spinach has lots of Vitamin A....

Salads are wonderful.... Just don't get a fatty dressing....

For fruit, I usually just eat pumpkin....Lots of Vitamin A, very healthy...

You should just try a little bit of everything you want to try... Everyone is different....

HAHA Snowflakes!!!! ^_____^ *vomits*

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Ok so Im going shopping today..following my rate my diet post, can I have a list of the BEST fruit n veg to get to help my skin

Garlic and Kale seem popular

Ones I always get are

Bell peppers

Cucumbers

Tomatoes

Apples

Kiwis

Strawberries

Celery

Also whats the ideal dinners to have

Remember Im on a budget, but not too much of a budget..just nothing like organic salmon.

Thanks

-Rob

frozen green beans

frozen green peas

cabbage & savoy cabbage

swiss chard

green beets

zucchini

lettuce

radishes

canned lentils

high omega3s eggs

frozen cod

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Leafy greens - spinach, baby romaine, kale (this ones the best! but it's kinda gross...).

Fruits - all berries, pomegrantes, pineapples/papayas, kiwis, apples, lemons/limes.

Vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, sauerkraut, carrots, asparagus.

Nuts - almonds.

All types of beans and legumes, I've never heard of anyone getting a breakout from anything other then the controversial soy... beans in my mind are very acne-safe. Just make sure to buy them dry and soak them before cooking.

Meat - chicken, fish, liver.

Dairy - fermented products like yogurt and kefir if your skin doesn't break out from dairy. Good for the critters in your gut.

If it's a whole food and it's colorful, it's probably good for you and your skin! I think the best of the best for skin is dark leafy greens in abundance and daily, as well as any high omega-3 food.

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it takes more energy to eat celery that it contains.

So what?

Who ever ate Celery for it's energy producing capabilities?

IN FACT Celery has been categorized as one of THE MOST healthiest food in the WORLD.

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Vitamin C

Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin that helps to support the immune system. Vitamin C-rich foods like celery may help reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms; over 20 scientific studies have concluded that vitamin C is a cold-fighter. Vitamin C also prevents the free radical damage that triggers the inflammatory cascade, and is therefore also associated with reduced severity of inflammatory conditions, such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. As free radicals can oxidize cholesterol and lead to plaques that may rupture causing heart attacks or stroke, vitamin C is beneficial to promoting cardiovascular health. Owing to the multitude of vitamin C's health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Pthalides

Celery's potential for reducing high blood pressure has long been recognized by Chinese medicine practitioners, and Western science researchers may have recently identified one reason why.

Celery contains active compounds called pthalides, which can help relax the muscles around arteries and allow those vessels to dilate. With more space inside the arteries, the blood can flow at a lower pressure. Pthalides also reduce stress hormones, one of whose effects is to cause blood vessels to constrict. When researchers injected 3-n-butyl phthalide derived from celery into rats, the rats' blood pressure dropped 12 to 14 percent. Of course, injection of a celery extract into rats is very far from food consumption by humans, and the researchers participating in this as yet unpublished study cautioned against overindulging in celery until clinical trials could be conducted with food and humans. But the potential helpfulness of this already nourishing food in lowering blood pressure seems likely, and it doesn't hurt that celery ranks as a very good source of potassium and a good source of calcium and magnesium, because increased intake of these minerals has also been associated with reduced blood pressure.

Celery has a reputation among some persons as being a high-sodium vegetable, and blood pressure reduction is usually associated with low-sodium foods. So how do the benefits of phthalides compare with the risks of sodium in celery? There are approximately 100 milligrams of sodium in a full cup of chopped celery - that's about 2 stalk's worth. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Daily Value for sodium intake is 2,400 milligrams - the equivalent of about 24 cups, or 48 stalks of celery. Since two stalks of celery only provide about 4% of the sodium DV, most individuals would be able to include 2 or even more stalks of celery in a day's diet while keeping their total sodium intake below the DV by sticking with other low-sodium foods. The exact amount of celery needed to achieve the blood pressure lowering effects found in rats cannot be determined until clinical trials are conducted on humans using the food itself.

Cholesterol-lowering Benefits

In studies of animals specially bred to have high cholesterol, celery's cholesterol-lowering activity has been demonstrated. In eight weeks, aqueous solutions of celery (like celery juice) fed to specially bred high cholesterol animals significantly lowered their total cholesterol by increasing bile acid secretion.

Diuretic Activity

The seeds of celery's wild forebears, which originated around the Mediterranean, were widely used as a diuretic. Today, we understand how celery, which is rich in both potassium and sodium, the minerals most important for regulating fluid balance, stimulates urine production, thus helping to rid the body of excess fluid.

Cancer Prevention

Celery contains compounds called coumarins that help prevent free radicals from damaging cells, thus decreasing the mutations that increase the potential for cells to become cancerous. Coumarins also enhance the activity of certain white blood cells, immune defenders that target and eliminate potentially harmful cells, including cancer cells. In addition, compounds in celery called acetylenics have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells.

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