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Health Benefit – the humble Strawberry

Health Benefit – the humble Strawberry Given their unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, it’s not surprising to see strong research support for strawberry health benefits in three major areas: (1) cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (2) improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, (3) prevention of […]

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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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Health matters – What are phytonutrients ?

“What are phytonutrients, how do they work in the body, and what foods contain them? Phytonutrients (also referred to as phytochemicals) are compounds found in plants. They serve various functions in plants, helping to protect the plant’s vitality. For example, some phytonutrients protect the plant from UV radiation while others protect it from insect attack. […]

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Health benefits – Did you miss this ? This Spice is a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Agent

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice plant also called Curcuma longa. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, found in the roots and bulbs of the plant. Curcuma longa is a perennial plant in the ginger family. It grows about five to six feet high, has a trumpet-shaped, dull yellow flower, tough brown skin, and […]

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