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.
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Sichuan peppercorns are the husks of berries from Zanthoxylum simulans (Chinese prickly ash) tree. They are one of the common ingredients in the Szechuan style cooking, imparting a bit of pungency to the recipes with a hint of citrus flavor. Read on.
Cabbage is a low calorie, fiber-rich, modified-leafy vegetable. It is the storehouse of health-benefiting phyto-chemicals such as thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane, and isothiocyanates...Read on.
Bell pepper is one of the famous chili (Capsicum annum) family members used as a vegetable. It contains many health benefiting phytonutrients such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants that have health promoting and disease preventing properties. Read on.
Crunchy, nutty flavored sesame seeds widely recognized as healthy, low glycemic foods. The seeds are the good source of anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health-promoting antioxidants. Read on.
Cinnamon spice is one of the highest antioxidant value foods in the plant kingdom. It contains many active principles that are known to have antioxidant, disease control, anti-diabetic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative. Read on.
Peppermint herb contains vital phytonutrients that are known to have been antioxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties. Menthol is the main essential oil in this mint herb. Read on.
Do you wish to quench thirst, besides, to add vitamin-A and lycopene to your body? Watermelon has everything you need to beat the soaring tropical summer. Read on.
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.
Aromatic, mystique, quince fruit is revered since ages as the golden apple in the epics. Those who taste dulce de membrillo (quince paste) would wonderfully appreciate its pleasant, aromatic flavor. 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.
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