LENTILS: Albeit small, lentils are a nutritional powerhouse full of cholesterol lowering fiber, folate and magnesium, both important in heart health. In addition to providing slow-burning complex carbohydrates, lentils also increase energy by replenishing iron stores.
BELL PEPPERS: High in Vitamins C, A, and B6. Bell peppers are an excellent source of carotenoids and antioxidants. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. Sweet peppers are highly sensitive to heat and their nutritional content decrease rapidly with cooking, so eat them raw or only slightly cooked.
LEMONS: Lemons contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. These flavonoids have been shown to stop cell division in many cancer cells. As an excellent source of vitamin C, lemons help to neutralize free radicals, which can damage healthy cells in the body and cause swelling and chronic pain. Although acidic in taste, lemons actually have an alkalizing effect on the body, helping to reduce inflammation.