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If your daily diet is a very typical western one, then you need to pay special attention to sunflower seeds. This is because sunflower seeds contain many nutrients lacking in a typical Western diet. Cultivated and consumed by indigenous people […]

The endive is a dedicate vegetable with white and pale green leaves. Normally harvested by hand, it comprises 95% water and is extremely low in calories. Endive contains vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and fiber. Purple endive […]

Rich in vitamin C, lemons can give a powerful boost to your immune system. Though they are extremely acidic, lemons are rapidly converted to an alkaline pH in the digestive tract. As such, the fruit makes a powerful healing agent […]

When it comes to string beans, the pods are just as edible as the beans themselves. In fact, the pods are picked before the inner beans reach maturity, which greatly increases the vitamin C content of this bean vegetable. String […]

Grapes are a rich source of manganese, potassium, vitamins B6 and C, thiamine and riboflavin. Grapes contain a phytoalexin, resveratrol, which protects the fruit from environmental stressors. In your body, this compound server as a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer […]

Watermelons are perfect thirst-quenchers for a hot summer’s day. Containing 90% water, it is perfect as a diuretic and for dealing with heat-related illnesses. This juicy fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like potassium. […]

Cinnamon is actually the bark of the cinnamon tree. The bark curls into quills when it is peeled off the tree. With methylhydroxy chalcone polymer as its main active ingredient, it is found that the essential oils found uniquely in […]

Fresh peaches contain large amounts of potassium, carotenes, flavonoids, and natural sugars. A medium-sized peach weighing 100g provides 49 calories, 0.9g of protein, 0.3g of fat, 9.5g of carbohydrate, 1.5g of fiber, and 8.4g of natural sugars (sucrose, glucose and […]

Lettuce comes in many varieties – there’s the iceberg, romaine, butterhead and more. Whatever the type of lettuce, they are a good raw food addition to any diet as they can help offset acid-forming foods like meat and dairy. All […]

Hemp is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products. However, because the Cannabis plant is seen to be a source of psychoactive cannabinoid compounds, hemp is considered illegal to grow and produce in […]

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