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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 phytonutrients.

For instance, overweight or obesity puts you at risk of developing many diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, diabetes, and cancer. The 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 the in-depth profile of each food item available around you.

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Bok choy nutrition facts and health benefits

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.

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Bitter gourd (Bitter melon) nutrition facts and health benefits

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) notably contains phytonutrient, polypeptide-P, one of the plant insulin known to lower blood sugar levels. It is one of the very low-calorie vegetables that chiefly features in Okinawa diet.

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Edamame nutrition facts and health benefits

Edamame beans in pods are young, green soybeans. The beans, boiled in salted water, enjoyed as popular snacks in Japan. The beans indeed are excellent sources of phytonutrients.

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Saffron nutrition facts, medicinal properties, and health benefits

Saffron contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been antioxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

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Jalapeno peppers nutrition facts and health benefits

Fiery hot yet tantalizing, jalapeno peppers contain numerous health benefiting compounds such as capsaicin, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and flavonoid antioxidants that have health promoting and disease preventing properties. Read on.

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Cashew nut nutrition facts and health benefits

Find out the amazing health benefits of cashew nut. The nut is packed with full of energy, antioxidants, minerals that are essential for robust health.

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Lemongrass herb (Cymbopogon citratus) nutrition facts and health benefits

Lemongrass herb (Cymbopogon citratus) is the storehouse for numerous health benefiting essential oils, phytochemicals, minerals, and vitamins that have proven anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties.

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Cloves nutrition facts, medicinal properties and health benefits

The active principles in the cloves are known to have antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), and carminative.

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Watercress nutrition facts and health benefits

Peppery-flavored, watercress is one of the traditional European green leafy vegetables rich in many phytonutrients that have been antioxidant as well as health promotional and disease prevention properties.

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Passion fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Passion fruit is a very refreshing tropical fruit and full of phytonutrients such as carotenes, vitamin-A, and vitamin-C. The fruit features unique flavor that can be enjoyed fresh, in salads, as juice, sauce, and in a variety of mouthwatering recipes.

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