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Consume Pears To Keep From Constipation, Clogging Cholesterol And Cancer

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As sweet and juicy fruits, pears can offer you a whole lot of goodness.

Rich in soluble fiber, a single pear can provide you with a quarter of the dietary fiber you need each day. In turn, high fiber intake can help you reduce your risk of colon cancer.

Its high fiber content makes pears a good food remedy for constipation. The soluble fiber in pears can also help absorb unhealthy cholesterol in your gut before it reaches your bloodstream, as such helping to keep your unhealthy cholesterol levels in check.

In addition, pears can also provide you with vitamin C, potassium and some amounts of folate.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

Amazing Asparagus For All

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Asparagus is a health-promoting food for many groups of people.

Rich in proteins, potassium, vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as folate, riboflavin and thiamine, here’s the health benefits this non-leafy green brings.

The high folate levels in asparagus make this vegetable a great choice for pregnant and nursing mothers.
In addition, the folate could also help protect all (including you and I) from cardiovascular problems and reduce our risk of cancer.

As an alkalizing food, asparagus can also help rebalance your body’s systems, especially if you have been consuming too much acidic foods such as meats, grains and junk foods.

Asparagus have also traditionally benefited those who suffered from arthritis.

Many ayurvedic medicine practitioners consider asparagus to strengthen the kidney, have aphrodisiacal properties and have an overall tonifying effect on women.

Read more about the benefits of asparagus.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

Tomatoes: Too Good To Miss

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Tomatoes are so commonly found that many may not think much about them. But they are actually very nutritious. In fact, tomatoes are sometimes considered a super-food. Here are the reasons why.

Tomatoes are high in phytonutrient lycopene, which has been shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, especially prostate cancer. Lycopene is also good for the heart and can help prevent heart diseases.

Tomatoes are filled with a wide variety of nutrients. It is rich in vitamins C and B (e.g. B6, thiamine, niacin, folate, and pantothenic acid). It is a good source of minerals like potassium, chromium, biotin, lutein, zeaxanthin, as well as nutrients like carotene. Together, the entire package of nutrients and antioxidants packed in tomatoes can offer you superb protection against sunburn. This means that you can get to enjoy the health-promoting benefits of sunlight without incurring the cancer-causing risk of sunburn.

Cook your tomatoes for more easily absorbed lycopene. Do keep the skin on, as that’s where the nutrients are most dense. And if you can, choose cherry tomatoes when they are in season, as they have the most skin and nutrients.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

Terrific Tempeh

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Tempeh is a hearty-tasting staple food used in Indonesia for over 2000 years. Made by fermenting soy beans, this food is high in nutritional value.

Tempeh is rich in proteins, and hence makes a tasty meat replacement for vegans or vegetarians. Since this fermented food is rich in dietary fiber, it also makes a good source of protein for those with diabetes, some of whom have problems dealing with animal proteins. The antibiotic agents and enzymes that tempeh contains also help make the food more easily digestible.

Tempeh also contains isoflavones and soy saponins that can help reduce your risk of heart diseases and cancer. For those who believe that unfermented soy products are harmful to health, tempeh is an alternative way of getting your nutrients from soy, without the problems associated with unfermented soy.

Tempeh is also a good source of minerals like manganese and magnesium.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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