Archive | May, 2013

Health benefit – the humble but vital calcium

Health benefit – the humble but vital calcium Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet and a mineral necessary for life. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, “Calcium plays an important role in building stronger, denser bones early in life and keeping bones strong and healthy later in life.” Approximately 99 percent of the […]

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Health Benefit – the humble Cinnamon

Health Benefit – the humble Cinnamon By Cassandra Forsythe-Pribanic, PhD, RD Cinnamon is one spice almost everyone has in their kitchen cupboard. Whether it’s used to create hot, delicious, apple cider on a cold winter day, or is added to toast with butter and brown sugar, it actually has several health properties we can all […]

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Health benefit – the humble Lemon

Health benefit – the humble Lemon   ☛ Is lemon peel, the cheapest investment in your health? What we’ve been wasting: ❥It gives you more vitamins – Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself. To name a few: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, […]

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Health benefit – the humble Green/Yellow/Red Pepper !

Health benefit – the humble Green,/Yellow/ Red Pepper ! While bell peppers are a very popular vegetable, they have not always shared the health research spotlight with other members of the pepper family due to their very minimal content of the phytonutrient capsaicin, the well-researched pepper compound that gives hot peppers their “heat.” Once active […]

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Health benefits of green peas – the humble pea !

Health benefits of green peas – the humble pea ! Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.                                        Peas are relatively low in calories on comparison with beans, and cowpeas. 100 g of green peas provide only 81 calories, and no cholesterol. Nonetheless, the […]

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Health benefit – the humble salad – Rocket

Health benefit –  the humble salad –  Rocket As in other greens, arugula (rocket) is one of very low calorie vegetable. 100 g of fresh leaves provides just 25 calories. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can immensely benefit health. Salad rocket has an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, […]

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