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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Burdock root or gobo root is an excellent source of many valuable photo-nutrients known to have antioxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. Read on.
Fragrance rich nutmeg is one of the highly prized spices known since ancient times for its aromatic, aphrodisiac, and curative properties.
Chicory greens are popular greens added to salads and cooking. The greens carry health benefiting antioxidants, inulin, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Black gram, also called as urad beans in India, are small, round legumes in the Fabaceae family. 100 g of beans carry calories-341, protein-25.21 g (45% of DV), folates-54%, vitamin-B6-22%, thiamin-23%, pantothenic acid-18%, riboflavin-20%, niacin-9%, iron-7.57 mg or 95%, copper-109%, magnesium-67%, zinc-30%, and phosphorus-54%.
Deliciously sweet, juicy English gooseberries are summer season berries in the Northern hemisphere. The berries are an incredibly rich source of health-benefiting phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Malanga cormels are nutritious tuber vegetables of Xanthosoma sagittifolium plant. Calories-98 per 100 g, pyridoxine-0.227 mg (18% of RDA), iron-0.97 (12% of RDA). The starch rich corms and leaves used in cuisines in the Caribbean, African and North part of South American countries.
What are capers good for? These uniquely piquant flavored items are flower buds of a shrub, Capparis spinosa. The buds possess health benefiting rutin and quercetin flavonoid antioxidants.
Nopales, also known as prickly pears, are one of the favorite Mexican low-calorie vegetables. It's succulent, green leaves (paddles) are an excellent source of mucilage, and antioxidants.
Fiddlehead ferns are young, tender, tightly furled new growth shoots of fern family plant, usually of the ostrich fern. The waving, curly fronds have a delicate flavor with distinctive nutrition profile comprising of antioxidants, omega-3 essential fatty acids, and vitamins.
Banana fruit (dessert banana) compose of soft, easily digestible flesh with simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. Additionally, it is the storehouse of many health benefiting anti-oxidants, and essential minerals.
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