Nutrients are the constituents of food necessary for maintaining optimum body metabolic functions. Knowledge of right nutrition helps understand our daily requirements of calories, minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients.
For instance, overweight or obesity puts you at risk of developing many diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, diabetes and cancer. Majority of these conditions can be avoided OR at least put off by adopting healthy eating habits.
The main objective of this blog is to guide viewers aware of the nutrition facts about the food they eat. The blog provides in-depth profile of each food item available around you.
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Parsnips are taproots belonging to the carrot (Apiaceae) family of root vegetables. Sweet and crunchy, they are indeed a rich source of many health-benefiting polyacetylene antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Read on.
Arugula, also known as salad rocket, is one of the popular Mediterranean green leafy vegetables. Its succulent dark-green leaves are an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins...Read on.
Bok choy or pak choi is a Chinese leafy-cabbage. It is very low in calories but rich source of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and phytonutrients such as thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol. Read on.
Mango fruit (Mangifera indica) is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich tropical fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities categorizing it in the list of the superfruits. Read on.
Lima beans and butter beans (baby lima) are flat, light green beans usually eaten shelled for their creamy, delicious seeds. The beans are an excellent source of phytonutrients, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Read on.
Pattypan squash (scallop) is one of traditional summer squash variety vegetables. Like zucchini, scallop squash too is a very low-calorie vegetable. Nonetheless, it carries proper amounts of electrolytes, minerals and some health-benefiting flavonoids such as zeaxanthin, lutein, and carotenes. Read on.
Asparagus is one of the popular spring season vegetables in the US. Its spears have been prized for their delicacy, nutrition, and health benefits...Read on.
Avocados are rich in health benefiting mono-unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, its creamy flesh contains very good levels of minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidant tannin, carotenes...Read on.
Celery herb contains just 16 calories per 100 g of leaves. Together with numerous health-benefiting phytonutrients, it has all the characteristics to consider as one of the most recommended low-calorie weight loss foods. Read on.
Grapefruit is very refreshing, delicious, and packed with phytonutrients like flavanone glycoside antioxidants, vitamin A, lycopene… Read on.
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