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White Foods for Your Health

Just because a plant lacks color doesn’t mean it’s devoid of nutritional value. Check out these seven white foods that are loaded with beneficial compounds for your health.
By Mother Earth Living staff
January/February 2013
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Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fats and also contain protein and minerals such as calcium and iron.
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It’s popular to load up on colorful produce these days—the flavonoids inherent to yellow, red, blue and green plants are marvelous for our health, carrying anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But just because a plant lacks color doesn’t mean it’s devoid of nutritional value. While it’s smart to eschew white bread and sugar, white plants can be healthful. Look below for a list of seven body-boosting white foods.

Cauliflower
High in fiber and vitamin C; contains health-boosting phytochemicals such as carotenoids

Macadamia Nuts
High in monounsaturated fats; contain protein and minerals such as calcium and iron

Horseradish
Contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamin C

Potatoes
Good source of potassium; high in vitamin C; contain phytochemicals such as carotenoids

Mushrooms
Low in calories, but pack B vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin, and minerals such as selenium and potassium

White Beans
High in fiber; may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as “bad,” cholesterol levels

White Onions
Rich in the flavanol quercetin, which is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant








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chadrottes
7/14/2014 8:24:41 AM
White beans are very rich in fibers which is very good for kids, my children like when I prepare them their favorite white beans soup after I explained them the real benefits of white beans and how it helps them grow stronger. The soup recipe I know from my mother, she used her own home-made sauce but I buy it from http://www.hotsaucemall.com/ store and my kids love it.

alexpuri
6/30/2014 8:01:36 AM
My uncle found out about the benefits of Horseradish and that it contains calcium, potassium and vitamin C from his doctor when he was at the http://incentahealth.com/ clinic. The doctor suggested him to eat horseradish and made a customized daily lifestyle coaching for him, he has gained a lot of weight in the past three months and must get rid of it because it gives complications to the heart.








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