Nutrients are the constituents of food necessary for maintaining optimum body metabolic functions. Knowledge of the right nutrition helps us 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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Sweet, delicious green peas or garden peas are winter season crops. Garden peas indeed are packed with several vital nutrients, plant sterols (ÃŸ-sitosterol), vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and essential minerals such as iron, zinc. Calories-81/100 g, Protein- 5.42 g (10% DV), Vitamin C-40 mg (67% DV), Vitamin A- 765 IU (25% DV), Folates-65 Âµg (16% DV), Pyridoxine-0.169 mg (13% DV), Iron-1.47 mg (18% DV), and Zinc-1.24 mg (11% DV).
Maitake mushroom (Hen of the woods) is a low caloric (31 cal/100 g) polypore fungi mainly featuring in Japanese cuisine. Polysaccharide β (1,3) D-glucan found in it has a cholesterol-lowering effect and immunomodulating effects.
Adzuki beans (アズキ) are small, round legumes featuring prominent central white hilum. Nutrition profile per 100 g: Calories-329, Protein-19.87 (35% of DV), Folic acid- 155% of DV, Iron-62% of DV, Manganese-75% of DV. The beans are an excellent source of isoflavones and dietary fiber.
Pea shoots are young, tender furling vine tips and leaves of green or garden peas. Calories-27, folates-91 μg (23% DV) and vitamin A- 1133 IU (38% DV) per 100 g. Their succulent tendrils have a similar flavor to the pea and excellent source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
Lemon balm tea (Melissa officinalis) has soothing effects on the nervous system. It helps relieve fatigue, stress-related headache and induces quiet sleep. Find out more health benefits.
Nutrients in orange fruit are plentiful and diverse. Orange is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but rich in vital antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber. Calories- 49, Vitamin-C- 48.5 mg, Vitamin A- 230 IU, Protein- 0.94 g, Potassium-179 mg in 100 g of fresh fruit.
Kabocha squash is a low-calorie (34 cal/3.5 oz) Japanese winter-squash vegetable. Its orange-yellow flesh is a rich source of vitamin-A-1,370 IU (45% DV), Pyridoxine-0.156 mg (12% DV), Vitamin C-12.3 mg (20% DV), and Potassium-350 mg (7% DV).
Rutabaga is a taproot in the Brassica family of vegetables and closely related to turnips. Nutrition profile per 100g: Calories- 37, Vitamin C- 25 mg (42%), Potassium- 305 mg (6.5%) .
Beets nutrition profile contains glycine betaine, a unique phytochemical compound present in them, which helps lower homocysteine toxin levels in the human body and thus offers protection from stroke, and cardiovascular diseases. Calories-43 cal/100 g, Folic acid-109 µg (27% of DV), Potassium- 325 mg (7% DV).
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) is a fast-swimming epipelagic fish in the tuna family. Its strong-flavored pink meat has 103 calories/100 g, protein (22 mg/100 g), health-benefiting omega-3's and vitamins and minerals such as niacin (96% of RDI), vitamin-D, vitamin-A, phosphorus (32% of RDI), and selenium (66% of RDI)
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