Move over colorful produce, your white counterpart has something to say. If your diet doesn’t include these neutral fruits and veggies, you’re missing out on some serious performance boosting properties.
Let’s take a look at some WHITE HOTS
Cauliflower – In its heyday of popularity, the bumpy white veggie can be found everywhere and with good reason. It’s high in fiber and those important B vitamins. And it makes a pretty mean pizza crust!
Mushrooms – Pick up some of these tasty whites as they are one of the only good plant sources of vitamin D.
Potatoes – Rich in vitamin C, these white spuds can load you up with potassium, an electrolyte that aids in the workings of our heart, muscles, and nervous systems.
Garlic – While it may not keep the vampires away it does fight high cholesterol. Taking a garlic supplement on a regular basis helps fight off the common cold. Prefer it raw? Vinaigrettes and pesto are the way to go.
Onions – Also a cholesterol fighter, these tear makers are rich in antioxidants as well as sulfur, which has anti-inflammatory effects to reduce joint and muscle pain.
Parsnips – You know, those white-looking carrots. Their high fiber content helps maintain regularity and reduces blood cholesterol. Add in perks of potassium, vitamin C and B6 too.
Turnips –These round balls with purple crowns have an impressive profile. They support blood sugar control and protect against harmful bacteria. And don’t share this with the other white members, but their greens are quite nutritious.
Rutabagas – That sometimes the forgotten family member that is fun to say its name. A bit more flavorful than its cousin the turnip, they are rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and E.
Apples – Eating one of these a day can keep the doctor away. This tasty, popular fruit is rich in fiber and antioxidants. Partaking in them regularly has been linked to lowering chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, while improving gut and brain health.
Bananas – The monkeys were onto something. This sweet fruit contains many essential nutrients, aiding in heart health, digestion and even weight loss.
Pears – Providing essential minerals and other nutrients, these bell-shaped yummies also contain compounds that may offer anti-cancer benefits. They are highly nutritious, providing vitamins C and K, copper, potassium, folate and a touch of fiber.
Coconuts – These palm tree treasures are especially high in manganese, which is essential for bone health and the metabolism of carbs, proteins and cholesterol. Eat as flakes, drink as water and include in recipes for its oil.
White Blackberry – With its bright white tint, this new blackberry variety is sweeter and less tart than the standard blackberry. They are especially high in vitamin C with anti-inflammatory properties as well as being advantageous for gums and teeth.
White veggies have been linked to a reduction of the occurrences of strokes, up to 9%. While that may not be a lot, every bit helps when it comes to prevention.