The Health Benefits of Almonds

by Nise on September 20, 2014

The Health Benefits of AlmondsAlmonds are one of the healthiest nuts in the world. They contain many healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients and are a health-friendly snack. They can be eaten raw, roasted, in desserts and meals and give the body energy that is slowly released and long-lasting. They’re rich in calories – 100 grams of raw nuts contain 575 calories which is amazingly high, so when eating almonds, watch the portion size. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Zucchini

by Nise on September 19, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Zucchini.

Zucchini, also known as zucchini squash or courgette is one of the most sought after veggies of the summer, especially in Europe and America. There are numerous recipes with this delicious and easy to eat veggie. Plus, it contains lots of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. It contains very few calories – just 17 in 100 grams. It has smooth skin and even smoother flesh with small seeds. It also has high water content, so it’s recommended to leave the zucchini drain itself before using it in meals that don’t require moisture. Check out this yummy recipe using zucchini! [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Watercress

by Nise on September 18, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Watercress.

Watercress is a perennial plant that is the freshest and most abundant near natural springs, slow waters etc. This water-loving plant has been known for its medicinal properties from ancient times, mostly in Europe, Central Asia, Americas etc. It’s a close relative to cabbage, mustard greens, arugula etc. and has green leaves with high moisture. Its taste is a mix of mustard greens and garden cress and it appears in the summer, with small white flowers that then grow into pods with seeds. The seeds, when mature, are also edible. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Turnip

Turnips are root veggies especially famous in Asia, Eastern America, Europe etc. and they’re cold season vegetables that belong to the Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage family. The entire plant – roots and leaves – is nutritious and edible with tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, nutrients etc. This vegetable is also low in calories – […]

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The Health Benefits of Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are vegetables with a sweet taste, excellent for the heart. They’re rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, natural sugars, dietary fiber etc. Sweet potatoes are grown in warm tropical regions and need little attention and just enough water to grow. 100 grams of sweet potatoes contain 90 calories, mainly from the starch in this […]

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The Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a type of green algae which is in fact a cyanbacteria with amazing health benefits and properties. It’s mostly known for its richness with chlorophyll, protein and other nutrients. Spirulina is very famous for its health benefits and it can be found available in almost every supermarket, healthfood store or pharmacy.

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The Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach is one of the healthiest foods in the world, used for its amazing nutritive properties, abundance of vitamins and minerals and crispy, fresh taste. It belongs to the leafy greens group of vegetables and it’s a welcome ingredient in many salads, side and main dishes, smoothies etc. Spinach is usually available all year round, […]

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The Health Benefits of Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a specific, perennial vegetable that is famous for its edible, rose colored stalks, while the leaves are inedible. 100 grams of fresh rhubarb contains just 21 calories, making it a great choice for people on a weight loss diet. Also, it contains lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber etc. Rhubarb stalks have […]

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The Health Benefits of Radish

Radish is a root vegetable that’s very famous in many main dishes, salads and other recipes. It’s has red, round roots and green leaves above the ground. There are other types of radish as well, differing in shape, color, size etc. Different types grow in different seasons. Some can be white and some red; some […]

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The Health Benefits of Pumpkin (Squash)

The pumpkin is generally considered a fruit, but it is in fact a vegetable. It’s very rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and has very few calories. There are many flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as zea xanthin, leutin, carotenes etc. and vitamin A. There are only 26 calories in 100 grams of fresh pumpkin. Pumpkin seeds […]

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