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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Atlantic cod is low calorie (82 cal/100 g), deep-water fish. While its flaky white meat is an excellent source of protein and health-benefiting vitamins and minerals. Cod liver oil is a unique source of omega-3's, A, D, and E vitamins.
Galia melon is a summer cantaloupe variant developed by a hybrid technique in Israel. Its delicious, aromatic, juicy light-green flesh indeed is a rich source of vitamin-A, minerals, and numerous health-promoting polyphenolic plant-derived substances.
Juicy nectarine has a delicious flavor and sweet white to creamy-yellow flesh. Besides, the fruit is a wonderful source of plant nutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
Chokeberry contains exceptionally high-quality health-benefiting antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. Read on how this humble berry has grabbed the superfruit status.
Iceberg lettuce is a popular, low-calorie (14 cal/100g), crispy-textured head-type lettuce variety vegetable. Its leaves are the storehouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, minerals, and fiber.
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.
Mascarpone cheese is a fresh, soft, high-fat dairy product and the main ingredient in tiramisu. This nutritionally dense dairy item contains amazingly 1,373 IU of vitamin-A, in addition to being rich in calcium, phosphorus, and B-complex vitamins in healthy proportions.
Alaska pollock is low calorie (92 cal/100 g), deep-water marine fish. While its flaky, non-oily, white meat is an excellent source of protein and health-benefiting omega-3's, minerals, and vitamins including A, D, and E.
Avocados (alligator pear) is a rich source of health-benefiting monounsaturated fatty acids.Its creamy flesh also contains healthy levels of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant tannins, and carotenes. Calories-160/100 g, folates-81 Âµg (20% DV), pyridoxine-0.257 mg (20% DV), vitamin-E-2.07 mg (14% DV).
Delicious taro (dasheen) corm is one of the nutrient-rich root vegetables. Its nutty textured root and leaves are popular ingredients in the Pacific islands and some East-Asian cuisine. Calories-112 per 100 g, thiamin-0.095 mg (8% DV), vitamin C-4.5 mg (7% DV), vitamin A-76 IU (2.5% DV), pyridoxine-0.283 mg (23% DV), calcium-43 mg (4% DV), copper-0.172 mg (19% DV), iron-0.55 mg (7%), magnesium-33 mg (8% DV).
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