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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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Cholesterol-friendly Cocoa Butter

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

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 […]

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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, […]

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 – […]

Brilliant Bananas

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As one of the richest natural food sources of potassium, bananas can help protect you against heart diseases as well as stroke. Besides potassium, bananas are also great sources of vitamin B6 and C, riboflavin, magnesium, biotin, silicon, and phosphorus. […]

Amazing Amaranth Grains And Greens

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The Amaranth grain is a highly nutritious grain. The ancient Greeks believed that this seed bestowed the gift of immortality, and hence named it “amarantos”, which meant “unfading”. World health workers found that in areas of Africa and Latin America […]

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 […]

Ghee Is Great

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Ghee is a type of clarified butter produced by simmering butter and removing the residue. With casein and lactose removed in the process, this food is considered by the Ayurvedics as one of the best types of fat you can […]

Beneficial Basil

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

A member of the mint family, basil is a culinary herb that brings multiple benefits. With antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it is particularly good for eliminating harmful bacteria on food. Hence, some people add basil leaves to their salads for […]

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 […]

Chickpea Charms

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

You might have seen the chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) that are used to make the Middle Eastern dip known as hummus. But do you know that these little beans are actually very nutritious? Chickpeas are rich in protein, […]

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, […]

An Artichoke Affair

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The global artichoke is an unusual food. A member of the thistle family that is cultivated as food, it is one of the world’s oldest cultivated vegetables. Artichokes are used in many parts of the world both as food and […]

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 […]

Honeydew Melon For The Holidays

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Honeydews make great snacks this holiday season. Not only are they rich in nutrients, they can also help your body with some cleaning up after the holiday feasting. Honeydews are rich in B and C vitamins, as well as copper. […]

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 […]

Precious Jems In Pumpkin Seeds

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they are highly packed with nutrients. They are especially good for guys, and here’s why. Pumpkin seeds are extremely rich in zinc, magnesium, manganese, protein, omega 3, iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins E and B […]

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 […]

Coconuts From The “Tree Of Life”

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Known in the Philippines as the “tree of life”, the coconut palm is an amazing source of food and medicine – virtually all parts of the tree can be used in one way or another for nutrition or healing. The […]

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 […]

Chayote Craze

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The chayote is widely eaten in many parts of the world. Native to Mexico, but is now found in many countries including India, Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii thanks to early explorers, the chayote plant offers a variety of culinary and […]

Don’t Despise Durian Just For Its Smell

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Some people find durian a put-off because of its smell. But many of those who have actually tried this thorny Asian fruit often cannot put it down. Tasting like rich delicious custard, durians are actually rather nutritious. The fruit is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Figs Are Fine

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Figs have long been used in the Mediterranean for their healing and nutritional benefits. Figs are rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper and manganese. Great as a healthy energy-giving snack, figs can help those with constipation (just […]

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 […]

More Foods For A Cholesterol Profile That Would Impress Your Doctor

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Besides reducing your intake of sugars and simple carbohydrates, as well as replacing your unhealthy snacks with “good cholesterol” promoting nuts, here are more foods you can eat for a cholesterol profile that will amaze your doctor. * Garlic. Just […]

Nuts About Cholesterol

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Contrary to conventional knowledge that nuts are unhealthy because they are rich in fats, nuts can actually be good for helping you achieve a better cholesterol (and cardiovascular) profile. Nuts have been found to contain significant levels of plant sterols, […]

Don’t Cut the Fats If You Have High Cholesterol

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Contrary to conventional wisdom, cutting your intake of fatty foods may not actually help you lower your cholesterol levels. In fact, there are those who have actually lowered their blood cholesterol levels while still on a high cholesterol diet. This […]

6 Good Reasons To Eat Forbidden Fruit Avocado

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

What does a fruit like the avocado, which is high in calories and fats, have to offer? Isn’t it a forbidden food to avoid if one wishes to maintain a healthy diet? The avocado is often misunderstood to be unhealthy […]

7 foods to help you lower your cholesterol levels naturally

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Do you have an unhealthy cholesterol level and are wondering what you could do about it without resorting to drugs? Here’s a very simple solution – eat more foods that help to lower cholesterol in your body. Below are 7 […]

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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