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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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Butternut squash nutrition facts and health benefits

Butternut squash nutrition profile -Calories 45 per 100 g, pyridoxine-0.154 mg (12% DV), vitamin C-21 mg (35% DV), vitamin A-10,630 IU (354% DV), magnesium- 034 mg (9% DV). It is the most popular winter squash variety which contains the highest levels of vitamin-A and carotenes among squash family vegetables.

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Kiwi fruit (Chinese gooseberry) nutrition facts and health benefits

Kiwi fruit nutrition is a very good vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about this delicious fruit's nutrition profile. Calories- 61 per 100 g, folates- 25 μg (6% DV), vitamin C- 92.7 mg (154% DV), vitamin A-87 IU (3% DV), iron-1.60 mg (20% DV), copper-0.130 mg (14% DV), potassium-312 mg (7% DV).

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Quinoa nutrition facts and health benefits

Mother of all the grains, learn about the quinoa nutrition profile here. The grain, in fact, composes all the essential amino acids, fats, starch, fiber, minerals, and vitamins in ideal proportions. Calories-368 per 100 g, folates-184 μg (46% DV), riboflavin-0.318 mg (24% DV), thiamin-0.360 mg mg (30% DV), potassium-563 mg (12% DV), copper-0.590 mg (65% DV), iron-4.57 mg (57% DV), manganese-2.003 mg (87% DV).

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Radish nutrition facts and health benefits

Radish, also recognized as daikon in Asia, is notably very low-calorie root vegetable and contains only 16 calories per 100 g. Nevertheless, this favorite veggie indeed is an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

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Sweet potato nutrition facts and health benefits

Sweet potato nutriton is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins (abundant vitamin-A), minerals, and dietary fiber that are essential for optimal health. Calories-86 per 100 g, pyridoxine-0.209 mg (15% DV), vitamin A-14,187 IU (473% DV), iron-0.61 mg (7.5% DV),copper-0.037 mg (4%DV), manganese-0.258 mg (11% DV), magnesium-25 mg (6% DV).

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Enoki mushroom (エノキタケ- enokitake) nutrition facts and health benefits

long, thin stemmed, enoki mushroom (エノキタケ) is a winter season, delicious fruiting mushroom body native to the China. It carries just 37 calories; but ample amounts of minerals and vitamins such as phosphorus-15%, copper-12%, zinc-6%, and iron-14%, pantothenic acid-27%, niacin-44%, folates-12%, thiamin-19%, and riboflavin-15% of daily-required values

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Elderberry nutrition facts and health benefits

Elderberry fruits and flowers carry health-benefiting nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. Anthocyanin antioxidants in the berries have proven benefits against flu infections, and rheumatism.

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Ginkgo nuts (银杏坚果) nutrition facts, medicinal properties and health benefits

Find out the ginkgo nuts (银杏坚果) health benefits and side effects. Are ginkgo nuts healthy? The complete nutrition profile of the kernels from one of the long-lived Ginkgo biloba trees.

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Persimmon fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Delicious persimmon fruit is rich in health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are vital for optimum health.

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Chestnuts nutrition facts and health benefits

Chestnuts are unique, starchy, sweet, delicious nuts rich in energy. Additionally, they contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

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