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.
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Beta-carotene is an important flavonoid phytochemical compound in the plant world. It works as an antioxidant inside the human body and helps scavenge harmful free radicals, thereby limiting damage to cell membranes, DNA, and other cell structures. Read on.
Buckwheat, like quinoa, is a seed in the flower-bearing Polygonaceae family plants. This old crop has found a renewed interest in its well-balanced protein, fat, carbohydrates, and mineral composition. Read on.
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. Read on.
Jicama, also known as yam bean, is a very low-calorie root vegetables of Mexican origin. The tuber is an excellent source of inert carbohydrate, oligofructose inulin, which makes it an ideal food to include in the weight reduction programs. Read on.
Fennel bulb or “Florence fennel” is a versatile winter-season vegetable native to the Mediterranean. The bulb fennel (sweet anise) indeed has many health beneficial phytochemicals such as anethole-essential oil, flavonoid antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Read on.
Celeriac is a close relative of common leaf celery, grown for its edible underground root. Recent research studies suggest that it compose polyacetylene antioxidants such as falcarinol, which offers protection from colon cancer and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Read on.
Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is one of the popular thistle vegetables of Mediterranean origin. Besides known since antiquity for its aphrodisiac and medicinal properties, certain antioxidant compounds...Read on.
Borage is one of the most sought after Mediterranean herbs, known for its unique, delicate cucumber-like flavor and fragrance. Also, it has excellent levels of antioxidants and health promoting gamma-linolenic acid. Read on.
Blackcurrant is incredibly rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants having potential health promoting properties. This highly esteemed fruit has an ORAC value of 7,950, one of the highest among bush berries. Read on.
Tender, firm and flexible, green beans (snap beans/ French beans) are a delight of every vegetarian lover! Beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Read on.
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