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Health benefit – the humble Chives

Health benefit – the humble Chives Chives are very low in calories; 100 g of fresh leaves provide just 30 calories. Nonetheless, they contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, plant fiber, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits. As in scallions, they too contain more plant-derived dietary fiber than fellow allium members such as onions, […]

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Health benefit – Chocolate

Health benefit – Chocolate Originally posted in March, ( hence the picture of Easter eggs ! ) I felt this article deserved another airing ! So here in July, is a taste of the benefits of chocolate !               1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart Studies show […]

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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 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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