Spinach

spinach

Has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits thanks to more than a dozen different phytonutrients. Significant levels of Vitamin K help maintain strong bones. Wide range of antioxidant benefits including improved eye health thanks to high amounts of Vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and manganese — as well as a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium which have been related to reduced risks associated with high blood pressure and other blood vessel related conditions. Also has digestive track benefits as it helps with constipation and washes out toxins from the colon.

Lemon

lemon

One of the most alkaline forming foods once ingested, Lemons help balance the high acidic levels in the body. Contains vitamins C and flavonoids to help prevent colds and flus and help fight aging. Stimulates and detoxifies the liver, dissolves uric acid as well as gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones. Also contains bioflavonoids which help to strengthen blood vessels to help prevent internal hemorrhaging.

Carrot

carrot

Well known for improving with eyesight thanks to its beta-carotene, this nutrient has also been found to protect against macular degeneration and certain forms of cataracts. Beta-carotene also fights free radicals and protects against signs of aging. When Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A, it helps prevent premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. Carrots have been shown to reduce risk of lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer and also help prevent heart disease thanks to carotenoids.

Orange

orange

Packed with more than just disease fighting vitamin C, oranges also have been shown to help fight cancer thanks to their citrus limonoids and enhance heart health thanks to ample amounts of potassium. They also contain beta-carotene which fights free radicals and reduces the signs of aging

Cabbage

cabbage

Treats Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, constipation, eczema, eye disorders, gout, headaches, heart diseases, obesity, rheumatism, skin disorders, and stomach ulcers. Contains Glutamine, a strong anti-inflammatory agent and beta-caroteine which slows macular degeneration. Thanks to the combination of high levels of vitamin C and sulphur, cabbage can also be used as a detoxifier as it purifies the blood and removes toxins.

Parsley

parsley

Protects your immune system, tones your bones and heals the nervous system thanks to the high vitamin content including Vitamin A, B12, C, B 12, C and K. Flushes out excess fluid from the body and supports kidney function but can cause problems for those with existing kidney and gall bladder problems because of the oxalates found in it. Has anti-inflammatory properties and the folic acid in parsley is good for the heart

Broccoli

broccoli

Strong antioxidant properties thanks to substantial amounts of Vitamin C and flavonoids. Contains other nutrients that are extremely good for health including vitamins A, folic acid, and calcium. High potassium levels help maintain a healthy nervous system, lower blood pressure, and promote optimal brain function. Also contains omega 3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients which fight inflammation and reduce allergic reactions. Vitamin K and calcium help maintain good bone health. Also has glucoraphanin which is helps fight cancer. May interfere with blood thinning medications and large amounts linked to increased risk of kidney stones.

Ginger

ginger

Contains gingerols which have been shown to be effective anti-inflammatory agents against gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent research suggests gingerols may inhibit growth of human colorectal cancer cells. Also provides relief against upset stomachs, motion sickness, and nausea. Has been shown to have an antibacterial effect on respiratory and periodontal infections

Apple

apple

Delivers a high dose of pectin, a soluble fibre that lowers cholestral build up in the blood vessels reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. Apples have been shown to slow the oxidization process that builds up plaque that leads to heart disease. Also high in potassium which helps reduce blood pressure and the risk of strokes. Contains antioxidants and flavonoids that have shown early signs of protecting brain cells from degeneration, relieving symptoms of asthma, and increasing bone density. Boron in apples is also believed to strengthen bones.copper, and manganese.

Blueberry

blueberry

Known as a superfood for good reason. A rich source for a large variety of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and minerals including Anthocyanin, Vitamin C, B , E, and A, copper, selenium , zinc, and iron. This nutrient composition is believed to help reduce the risk of cancer and help cure it. Raises immunity for the whole body from the cardiovascular system to the nervous system. Helps repair damaged muscles after heavy exertion and improve eye health. Also maintains a healthy urinary tract by impairing growth of certain bacteria. Fights heart diseases and lowers bad cholesterol thanks to its soluble fibre content. Blueberries have also been shown to have a positive effect on blood sugar regulation and recent Studies have highlighted the favorable impact of blueberries on brain function in the elderly when it comes to memory loss.

Cucumber

cucumber

Cucumbers are 96% water and thus are great hydrating agents which effectively flush the system of toxins and waste products. Contains silica which makes hair and nails shinier and vitamins A, B, and C which increase immunity, boost energy, and give a clearer complexion. Other minerals include potassium and magnesium which also have positive effects on the skin. Reduces uric acid in the body helping maintain good kidney health and contains sterol which reduces bad cholesterol.

Celery

celery

A highly alkalizing vegetable which helps balance the acidity in the body. Thanks to its sodium content, which is used by the cells when they lose salt during workouts, celery is excellent for rehydration post workout. Celery leaves are high in vitamin A which fights the signs of aging, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 providing a boost of energy. Also helps fight off illness thanks to vitamin C and is dense in potassium which with the sodium acts as a diuretic helping to flush the system. Lowers blood pressure and fights cancer thanks to a number of anti-cancer compounds such as acetylenics. Also known to promote testosterone growth leading to increased sexual desire and have a calming effect to assuage insomnia. The polyacetylene in celery provides relief for inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis.

Beetroot

beetroot

Contains nitrates that open the blood vessels improving oxygen and nutrient flow throughout the body leading to an energy and brain boost, and the root of its reputation as nature's Viagra. Has antioxidants including vitamin C, manganese and also betalains which give beets their red color. Betalains are considered very powerful health boosters with early studies showing benefits for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and inflammation. It's antioxidant nutrients have also been shown to support deep cleansing of the body by chemically combining with unwanted toxic substances and flushing them from the system. Also used to treat depression thanks to tryptophan which helps relax the mind.toxins.

Kale

kale

A good source of Vitamins A, C, and K as well as calcium and a wide range of minerals including copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorous. Contains Carotenoids and flavonoids which have anti-cancer fighting properties and also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin compounds which promote better eye health. Vitamin K is especially recognized to reduce the risk of cancer but can interfere with anticoagulant drugs and should be avoided by people on them. Contains sulfur which helps detoxify the body. High iron levels promote healthy bodily function as iron is essential in the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, carrying oxygen around the body, and proper liver function. Also has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to omega 3 fatty acids content and promotes better cardiovascular health by reducing bad cholesterol levels.

Pear

pear

Contains exceptionally high levels of phytonutrients, especially in the skin, which include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids to help fight off illnesses, even cancer, and alleviate inflammation related conditions. Is a hypoallergenic fruit so generally does not cause reactions in people with food sensitivities. Also contains vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6, as well as folates and important minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.