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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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Amaranth greens nutrition facts and health benefits

Learn Amaranth greens nutrition profile. 23 calories/100 g, 2917 IU (97% of RDA) of vitamin-A and Zero cholesterol. Its bright-green leaves hold more calcium, potassium and vitamin-K than spinach

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Okinawa diet plan and the benefits of eating less...

The Okinawa diet is antioxidant rich, calorie-restricted diet originally followed by indigenous people of the Okinawa Islands in Japan. Read more about the longevity secrets of healthy Okinawa people.

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Lentils nutrition facts and health benefits

Lentils, also called as masoor dal in India, are small, lens-shaped legumes commonly referred as pulses. 100 g carry calories-353, protein-24.63 g (44% of DV), folates-120%, pyridoxine-42%, thiamin-76%, pantothenic acid-43%, riboflavin-16%, niacin-16%, iron-6.51 mg or 81%, copper-84%, magnesium-12%, zinc-30%, and phosphorus-40% of DV.

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Important food safety guidelines

Food safety rules include hygienic and careful handling of food, raw or prepared, from its selection, processing, and storage to its consumption.

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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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Adzuki beans nutrition facts and health benefits

Adzuki beans (アズキ) are small, round legumes with prominent central white hilum. Calories-329 calories per 100 g, protein-19.87 (35% of DA), folates- 155% of RDA, Iron-62% of RDA, Manganese-75% of RDA. The beans are an excellent source of isoflavones, and dietary fiber.

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Grapefruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Grapefruit is very refreshing, delicious, and packed with phytonutrients like flavanone glycoside antioxidants, vitamin A, lycopene.

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Mango fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Mango fruit (Mangifera indica) is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich tropical fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities categorizing it in the list of the superfruits. Read on.

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Yard long beans nutrition facts and health benefits

Yard long beans, also known as asparagus beans, are long, slender, immature pods in the bean (legume) family. Crispy, delicious beans are very popular in Asian and Caribbean cuisines.

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Dragon fruit (pithaya) nutrition facts and health benefits

Dragon fruit is one of the popular South-East Asian tropical fruits. 50 Calories per 100 grams of edible pulp. Learn more about this delicious fruit's nutrition profile.

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