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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Often used for making red bean paste, the dark-red colored adzuki beans are not just nutty and sweet in taste. They are also highly nutritious. These beans are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. They also contain large quantities of […]

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 […]

Sage is often added to food for flavoring. But sage does more than bring taste to your food. When added to sausage, it actually helps in your body’s digestion of meat. With antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the herb can be […]