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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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Maitake mushroom nutrition facts and health benefits

Maitake mushroom (Hen of the woods) is a low caloric (31 cal/100 g) polypore fungi mainly featuring in the Japanese cuisine. Polysaccharide β (1,3) D-glucan found in it has cholesterol-lowering effect and immunomodulating effects.

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Lemon balm tea- 10 Amazing health benefits

Lemon balm tea (Melissa officinalis) has soothing effects on the nervous system. It helps relieve fatigue, stress related headache and induces quite sleep. Find out more health benefits.

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Nutmeg nutrition facts, medicinal properties and health benefits

Fragrance rich nutmeg is one of the highly prized spices known since ancient times for its aromatic, aphrodisiac, and curative properties.

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Macadamia nut nutrition facts health benefits

Macadamia nut nutrition is comprising of antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Calories- 718 per 100 g, protein -7.91 g (14% DV), niacin-2.473 (15% DV), pyridoxine-0.275 mg (21% DV), thiamin-1.195 mg (100% DV), copper-0.756 mg (84% DV), iron-3.69 mg (46% DV), manganese-4.131 mg (180% DV).

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Bottle gourd (Calabash) nutrition facts and health benefits

Bottle gourd or calabash is one of the traditional low-calorie Asian vegetables. Its delicately flavored sections can be a great addition to stews, curries, soups and sweet dishes.

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Kangkong (Water spinach) nutrition facts and health benefits

Gently sweet, succulent kangkong greens are one of the traditional South-East Asian leafy vegetables rich in health benefiting phytonutrients. 100 grams of fresh water spinach hold just 19 calories, zero fat, but amazingly high levels of vitamin-A (6300 IU/210%), vitamin-C (55 mg/ 92%), riboflavin (8%), niacin (5.5%), vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine-7%), folic acid (14%),iron (21%), calcium (8%), potassium (7%), magnesium (18%), manganese (7%), and phosphorus (5.5%) of daily required values.

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Eggplant (Brinjal) or aubergine nutrition facts and health benefits

Eggplant, also popular as aubergine and brinjal, is one of the very low-calorie vegetables. Nonetheless, it contains very healthy nutrition profile, including soluble dietary fiber and antioxidant anthocyanins.

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Breadfruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Breadfruit is another tropical produce, like jackfruit, rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Ripe fruit has a sweet, musky, custard-like flavor.

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Edamame (mangetout) nutrition facts and health benefits

Edamame beans (枝豆) in pods are young, green soybeans. The beans, boiled in salted water, enjoyed as popular snacks in Japan. Mukimame are the shelled beans used like vegetables. The beans indeed are excellent sources of phytonutrients.

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Feijoa fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Feijoa (Pineapple guava) is one of the popular tropical fruits of South American origin. Its flavorful sweet flesh is particularly rich in vitamin-C, fiber, and health-benefiting phyto-nutrients.

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