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WELLNESS 101

6 Nutritious Local Market Finds

Nutritious food items need not be expensive nor hard to find. #Wellnessize your family’s food choices with these popular local food items you can find almost everywhere.

These popular food items contain nutrients that are considered to be beneficial for our health and well-being.

#Wellnessize your food choices with these 6 local nutritious food items you can find almost everywhere.

#1: Coconut

Coconut meat contains fat called Medium Chain Triglyceride which is an immediate energy source and has anti-microbial properties. The meat also provides significant amounts of dietary fiber per serving that helps maintain digestive health by promoting regular bowel movement.  Coconut also contain minerals like Manganese which is needed for metabolism and bone health.

#2: Malunggay or Moringa

Considered as a nutritional powerhouse, Malunggay contain more Vitamin C than oranges, more Beta-Carotene than carrots, more Calcium than milk, and more Iron than spinach when compared on a per gram basis.

#3: Guyabano or Sour Sop    

Either as a snack or as an addition to your smoothies, Guyabano will surely give you that nutrient boost.  The Guyabano fruit is rich in Vitamin C for immunity and also contains Potassium that helps in muscle contraction and regular heartbeat.

#4: Mangosteen



Mangosteen is high in Vitamin C for immunity and it also contains Potassium that helps in maintaining blood pressure. 

#5: Saluyot or Jute

Saluyot, or Jute, is a good source of Iron, that helps in healthy blood production. Saluyot is also a significant source of antioxidants like Beta-Carotene and Vitamin C. 

#6: Alugbati or Vine Spinach

A perfect substitute for Spinach, Alugbati is a rich source of Folate and Vitamin A which are both essential in the production of new cells in the body, including that of skin and hair.

Sources:

Coconut:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/445077-how-to-cook-coconut-meat/
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3106/2

Malungay:
http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/index.php/news/library-health-news/380-nutritional-and-medicinal-properties-of-malunggay

Guyabano:
https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2063/2

Mangosteen:
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/mangosteen.html

Saluyot:
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2981
http://www.health-avenue.info/2015/08/health-benefits-of-jute-saluyot.html
http://www.allaboutdiabetes.net/saluyot-health-benefits/
http://www.erpublications.com/uploaded_files/download

Alugbati
http://www.livestrong.com/article/517905-health-benefits-of-alugbati/

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