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Good food guide, time to act

Ben Silva

As some suspect, we may be on the brink of a global food crisis. It is time to act now, before it is too late. Many articles have appeared indicating that good nutrition is important to the physical and mental well being of the nation. In fact, in a global market driven economy, physical and mental fitness are essential for survival. Reports indicate that many Sri Lankans suffer from malnutrition. This however need not be the case, as Sri Lanka has an abundance of fish in the sea surrounding Sri Lanka, fertile land, rain and sunshine.
The following guide was compiled using easily available information on the internet. The guide gives information about vegetables and fruits to grow. By growing your own veg you may even be able to reduce your food bill. I hope this article would encourage other writers to give tips on growing vegetables.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes have nutrients that protect against number of cancers and is also full of vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to reduce the effect of toxins. Cooked tomatoes, provides protection against prostate cancer.

Murunga
This is one of the best foods and has many vitamins and minerals.

Broccoli
Tomatoes and broccoli-two vegetables separately recognized for their cancer-fighting capabilities.

Papaya
Papaya is a wholesome fruit. It is a rich source of anti-oxidant nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin A and C and flavonoids, B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid.
Guava (Pera )
Guava is rich in vitamin C

Peppers
Red and green peppers are full of nutrients including vitamin C.

Spinach
Spinach should be part of your diet. It's low in calories and high in nutrients. Research has shown that spinach aids in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, some cancers and cardiovascular disease. It is also good for the eye.

Berries
Various berries are known to have good nutrients.

Cashew nuts
Good for protein, vitamin B complex and mineral intake.

Flax seed oil
Flax seed oil contains omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are thought to be beneficial for the development of the brain.

Recommendation
Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily
Protein intake
Raise poultry for eggs.
Avoid
Sugary drinks and food containing sugar and salt.

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