Nutrition Facts You Didn’t Know

August 11, 2015 - 2 min read

Food is more than a delicious part of our day. It helps fuel our bodies and give us the energy we need. These fun nutrition facts will help you find out more about what your feeding your body.

Your body loves avocado

Avocado - stock image
Avocado – stock image

You’ve probably heard that avocado is full of fat. However, before you write off this unique green fruit altogether check out the amazing health benefits:

  • Avocados are loaded with fibre and contain 36 per cent of your daily requirement of vitamin K.
  • Avocados contain more than twice the amount of potassium found in bananas.
  • The fats found in avocado are extremely good for you, helping to keep your cholesterol levels low.
  • Avocado is a great natural moisturiser and can be used in face masks and hair treatments.
    Click here for a great avocado face mask to try at home!


All hail to honey

Honey – stock image

Sweet and delicious, it’s hard to believe that honey is a completely natural food, free from artificial sweeteners and additives. Check out why its so good for you below:

  • Honey is packed with antioxidants, which are believed to help prevent cellular damage and memory loss.
  • Honey is known to soothe coughs, and can help to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, such as hay fever.
  • Honey is a natural antibiotic and can be used as a natural treatment for wounds and burns.
  • Like avocado, honey can be used in a number of treatments, helping to moisturise and repair hair and skin.

[Related: Top 5 Health Myths]

Super spinach

Spinach - stock image
We’re all familiar with famous Popeye the sailor man and his excessive consumption of spinach, but the question remains: why are these leaves so good for you?
It’s rich in iron, folic acid, vitamin K, A and C, as well as a good source of magnesium and vitamin B2.
Unlike many foods, when spinach is cooked its health benefits actually increase—ideal for curries and soups!
Spinach can help keep you hair and skin healthy, due to its high levels of vitamin A.
Spinach contains a high amount of potassium, which helps to control your heart rate and blood pressure.

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