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Health benefit – Calories

Health benefit – Calories Question: What is a calorie and why is it important to know how many calories there are in certain foods? Answer: A calorie is actually a unit of heat energy. That’s right. We think of calories as just things that are in food and all foods have calories. But your body […]

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Health benefit – the humble Green bean

Health benefit – the humble Green bean Fresh green beans are very low in calories (31 kcal per 100 g of raw beans) and contain no saturated fat. Nevertheless, the lean vegetables are a very good source of vitamins, minerals, and plant derived micronutrients.    They are very rich source of dietary fiber (9% per100g RDA) which […]

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Health benefit – humble Green Tea

Health benefit – humble Green Tea “More than a decade’s worth of research about green tea’s health benefits — particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease — has been more than intriguing, as have limited studies about green tea’s role in lowering cholesterol,                                                                                burning fat,preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia. “I […]

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Health Benefit – the humble Vanilla

Health Benefit – the humble Vanilla The vanilla plant has unique growth characteristics. It requires supporting tree or pole to grow in height. A matured vine bears deep trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers open only for one day and are naturally pollinated either by the Melipona bee or long beaked humming birds. However, in cultivation, they […]

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Health benefit – the humble Pineapple !

Health benefit – the humble Pineapple ! Health benefits of Pineapple fruit Fresh pineapple is low in calories.  Nonetheless, it is a storehouse of several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. 100 g fruit provides just about 50 calories equivalent to that of apples. Its flesh contains no […]

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Health benefit – The Humble Mustard Seed

Health benefit – The Humble Mustard Seed The mustard plant is a cruciferous vegetable in the same family as cabbage, brussel sprouts and broccoli. Of the 40 varieties of mustard plants, only the black, white and brown varieties are used to make mustard seeds, according to the World’s Healthiest Foods. Mustard seeds can be consumed […]

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Lifestyle Choices Today that Can Multiply Your Tomorrows

Lifestyle Choices Today that Can Multiply Your Tomorrows One of the key things you can do to extend not only the quantity of your years, but also the quality, is to make a few simple changes to your lifestyle.   One of the most important changes is regulating your insulin through diet and exercise. Optimizing […]

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