Fruits and vegetables are a vital part of a healthy diet,because they are vitamin and mineral powerhouses. These foods make great healthy snack options for kids and adults, and they can be used in a variety of different ways. The L’EQUIP line of juicers and dehydrators helps you get the most out of fruits and vegetables. Drying and juicing add convenience and variety to your diet.
Many people do not consume enough nutrient-rich foods in order to meet their daily nutritional requirements. In fact, research has shown that 40 percent of a child’s daily diet comes from empty calories that offer no nutritional benefit, such as a candy bar.
- Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and high in fiber. Fiber is known to aid in digestive health.
- They are excellent sources of vitamins, especially vitamin A, which keep eyes and skin healthy, and C, which helps heal cuts and wounds.
- These foods naturally contain minerals such as iron, magnesium, and potassium, which help maintain healthy bones, blood pressure, and cell function.
And here is one more reason to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: phytochemicals. Also known as antioxidants, flavonoids, and other terms, phytochemicals are a compound found in plant-based foods. There are up to 4,000 kinds of phytochemicals but only a fraction have been studied thoroughly.
- Phytochemicals have protective or disease preventive properties.
- Each phytochemical works differently, but common actions include antioxidant (oxidation and cancer prevention), hormonal, and anti-bacterial processes.
- They prevent and treat certain health issues including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Also, some phytochemicals may prevent the formation of cancer-causing substances or suppress cancer development.
- It is advised to consume a variety of plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, because different phytochemicals are present in different foods.
Although gnawing on a raw carrot is a great way to get unspoiled nutrients, modern technology has created ways to get the most out of fruits and vegetables. Juicing, dehydrating, and blending allow you to eat these foods in new and convenient methods. L’EQUIP offers lines of juicers, dehydrators, and blenders built with unsurpassed engineering and materials.