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 of North and South America for thousands of years, sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins…

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 beans are a rich source of vitamins A and K, as well as folate, potassium,…

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 agent. Resveratrol reduces plaque buildup in your arteries, and hence supports cardiovascular health. This compound…

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 cinnamon are what give cinnamon its special and diverse medicinal properties. Studies have found cinnamon’s…

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