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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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, and flavonoid antioxidants.
Cardoon, cardo in Italian, is one of the favorite leafstalk vegetables of the Mediterranean region. Its fleshy stalks have been unique, artichoke-like flavor, besides possessing cholesterol-lowering antioxidants such as cynarine.
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.
Chayote or mirliton is a pear shaped light green vegetable of the gourd family. It is very low in calories but very rich in folate vitamin and health benefiting aglycone flavonoids like apigenin and luteolin.
Mustard seeds (Brassica juncea) are a rich source of essential oils, minerals, and vitamins. The seeds are particularly popular ingredients in the preparation of mustard paste and mayonnaise.
Sweet corn, also known as sugar corn, is much used as a vegetable. It's sweet, and juicy seeds are rich in health-benefiting beta-carotene, vitamin-A, antioxidants, and minerals.
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is one of the best-loved, exotic tropical fruits. Its juicy, snow-white, sweet, and delicious arils are savored all over the Malayan peninsula.
Apricot is one of the popular summer fruits rich in vitamins, minerals, and packed with numerous health promoting phytochemicals.
Plantains are different from fruit or dessert bananas and contain more starch than sugar-rich banana fruits. They generally employed as a vegetable in savory dishes many parts of Asia, Africa, Caribbean regions.
Traditionally, olives have been deemed as a very healthy food items. They provide calories besides containing significant amounts of plant-derived antioxidants, minerals, phytosterols, and vitamins.
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