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Love For Lentils

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to prepare as they are small. And they are highly nutritious. Lentils are good sources of protein, folic acid as well as trace minerals. The fiber found in lentils is known to reduce […]

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Mineral-rich Molasses

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Molasses is the syrupy dark liquid that is derived from processing raw sugar into its refined form. While fully refined sugars (eg. white sugar and corn syrup) are quite devoid of any nutrients except glucose, molasses is rich in minerals […]

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Brilliant Button Mushrooms

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Button mushrooms include white mushrooms and cremini mushrooms (such as the portobello mushroom). As fungi, these button mushrooms are extremely rich in selenium (important in the treatment of some cancer), copper, potassium and zinc. These mushrooms also contain some protein […]

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Burdock Root Benefits

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Burdock root is used by many cultures (eg. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indians, Hawaiians) both as a food and as a medicine. Burdock root contains phytochemicals, known as polyacetylenes, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties. The root also contains hyaluronic acid, […]

Mangosteen Madness

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Mangosteens are tropical fruits with a hard purple-brown shell and soft white inner flesh. Though not particularly known for containing high levels of vitamins or minerals as compared to other fruits, mangosteens are nonetheless prized – for their other health […]

Raspberry Rush

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Raspberries are fantastic fruits because they are full of vitamin C and anti-cancer compounds. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, which is a powerful cancer-fighting phytonutrient. The berries, which may come in colors other than pink, like yellow, also contain anthocyanins – […]

Fantastic Fennel

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Fennel is a very popular herb among healers of different cultures. It is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and molybdenum. Eating fennel or drinking fennel tea can help if you have an upset […]

Bitter Can Be Bad For Illnesses

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Bitter foods are sometimes good for health and battling illnesses. An example is the bitter melon. This melon has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes in India, South America, Japan, China and Philippines. Amazonian healers and Ayurvedic […]

Terrific Turnip

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Turnip, a member of the cruciferous family, has the wonderful health properties of cancer-preventing cruciferous vegetables. Sometimes eaten as a starchy vegetable, turnip root contains only a-third the calories of a baked potato, and so much more dietary fiber, which […]

Grapefruits Are Great For Inflammation

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Grapefruits are citrus fruits that can be very beneficial to you if you are suffering from inflammatory problems. Patients suffering from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other inflammation-related problems have reported a decrease in symptoms after consuming grapefruits […]

Millet : A Marvellous Replacement For Rice Or Potatoes

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Consumed by the Chinese in ancient China as an alternative to rice, millet is an unrefined grain that is rich in nutrients and brings many health benefits. It is rich in thiamine, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. It […]

A Shining Star In Fruitland

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Shaped like a star when cut crosswise, the starfruit not only makes for beautiful presentation when served, it is also a wonderful source of many nutrients. This uniquely shaped fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B (eg. folates, riboflavin, […]

Head Over Heels For Olives

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Olives are often used for flavoring or garnishing food, while olive oil is often used to cook other foods. However olive is eaten, it has high nutritious value. These black or green nut-shaped fruits have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can […]

Cashews For Christmas

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cashew nuts make a great snack gift this Christmas. They are not only tasty as a snack, they are also nutritious. And they can make you feel really good! This is because cashew nuts are high in the amino acid […]

What Purple Eggplants Can Do For You

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The eggplant (sometimes known as brinjal) is an unusual fruit vegetable because of its vibrant purplish color. But it is this color that gives the vegetable its unique health property. The skin of purple eggplant contains a powerful antioxidant called […]

Magnificent Mango

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Considered by Ayurveda to be the “king of fruits”, mangoes are tasty, juicy fruits that are highly nutritious. This fragrant and sweet fruit is rich in carotenes, vitamin C, copper and vitamin A. It is also a good source of […]

Cruciferous Cauliflower For Cancer … And Others

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that contains phytochemical sulforaphane, which helps the liver produce anti-carcinogenic enzymes. This makes cauliflower an important anti-cancer food to eat. Filled with stress-relieving B vitamins, the cauliflower is one of the best vegetarian sources of […]

A Taste For Tamarind

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The brown fruit pod of the tamarind has been used in traditional cooking in many parts of the world. It gives food a sour, acidic flavor, like what you might experience with a Tom Yum soup or a Thai-styled pad […]

Kale: Green Food Power

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Kale is a green food that has much nutritious value to offer. A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, kale is rich in phytochemicals like indoles, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, as well as antioxidants like carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pay Attention To Papayas

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Tropical fruit papaya is not only sweet to taste, it also brings many health benefits. It is definitely a fruit worth knowing, especially if you often encounter digestive issues. This is because the fruit contains a powerful enzyme known as […]

Greatness In Guava

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you are looking for a fruit that would give you high-impact goodness in many ways, then you need to try the guava. The guava is rich in vitamin C (5 times as much as an orange) and high in […]

The Goodness In Plums

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

With over two thousand varieties of plums available, these fruits are packed with vitamin C and fiber. This makes plums a natural cure for constipation. Plums are also a good source of vitamin B1, B2 and B6. Plums are also […]

6 Early Signs Of Cancer You Cannot Ignore

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cancer is an illness with poor outcomes and high death rates. So any early signs that one’s body might be coming down with this life-threatening disease would be greatly valuable. The following are some important warning signs of cancer that […]

Are Mammograms Doing You More Harm Than Good?

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Mammograms have conventionally been touted as an effective means of detecting breast cancer. But some research and health experts are suggesting that mammograms may not be as useful as many think. In fact, they could bring you more harm than […]

6 Important Reasons For Eating Black Sesame Seeds

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The black sesame seed may be small, but it is a powerful food which the Chinese have learnt to use for many health-promoting and anti-aging benefits. Learn about their health secrets, and find out ways to incorporate this little treasure […]

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Love For Lentils
Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to prepare as they are small. And they are highly nutritious. Lentils are good sources of protein, folic acid as well as trace minerals. The fiber found in lentils is known to reduce cholesterol as well as keep blood sugar level steady by preventing it

posted 3:47:38pm Mar. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Mineral-rich Molasses
Molasses is the syrupy dark liquid that is derived from processing raw sugar into its refined form. While fully refined sugars (eg. white sugar and corn syrup) are quite devoid of any nutrients except glucose, molasses is rich in minerals and offers several health benefits. Molasses is rich in m

posted 3:20:24pm Mar. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Brilliant Button Mushrooms
Button mushrooms include white mushrooms and cremini mushrooms (such as the portobello mushroom). As fungi, these button mushrooms are extremely rich in selenium (important in the treatment of some cancer), copper, potassium and zinc. These mushrooms also contain some protein (and hence is a goo

posted 3:20:21pm Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Cholesterol-friendly Cocoa Butter
Extracted from the cacao bean, cocoa butter is extremely beneficial for a healthy cholesterol profile. Cocoa butter is not only a cholesterol-neutral saturated fat. Containing plant sterols known as sitosterol and stigmasterol, cocoa butter can actually help to reduce your unhealthy cholesterol.

posted 11:36:52pm Mar. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Burdock Root Benefits
Burdock root is used by many cultures (eg. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indians, Hawaiians) both as a food and as a medicine. Burdock root contains phytochemicals, known as polyacetylenes, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties. The root also contains hyaluronic acid, which promote

posted 2:08:49am Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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