The Health Benefits of Eggplant (Aubergine)

by Nise on August 29, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Eggplant (Aubergine).

Eggplant is healthy, low calorie vegetable full of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants etc. It’s also known as aubergine and is mainly grown in tropical and semitropical regions of the world. Its main characteristic is the deep purple color of the skin and its oval or elongated shape. 100 grams of eggplant contains as low as 24 calories and decent amounts of dietary fiber. It can effectively control high blood cholesterol and its skin contains high amounts of anthocyanins which are phenolic flavonoid phyto-chemicals. Their antioxidant properties fight free radicals in the body and therefore prevent cancers, inflammations, aging, neurological diseases etc. Therefore, the ORAC value of eggplant is 993 umol/TE in 100 grams. They’re also one of the lowest glycemic index vegetables. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Cucumbers

by Nise on August 28, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers.

This low calorie vegetable is great for refreshment on a hot, summer day. It offers great quantities of electrolytes, low calorie count, and loads of other nutritive values. As it’s easy to grow, it can be found in nearly every corner of the Earth. It’s available throughout the year, in markets. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Corn

by Nise on August 27, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Corn.

Corn has lots of varieties, but mainly it’s divided into field corn, and sweet corn. The latter is more important to humans, as it’s used as food. It’s categorized as a vegetable, and is only different from the field crop by the type of sugar it is made of. Compared to other vegetables, sweet corn is highly caloric, with 86 calories per 100 grams. Those calories come from simple carbohydrates, like sucrose and glucose. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Chillies

Chili peppers, commonly called chilies, are technically a fruit. Their hot, fiery flavor and distinct spiciness have found use in various cuisines around the globe. They get their hotness from alkaloid compounds such as capsaicin, capsorubin and capsanthin. These and some other chemicals are known as disease preventing and health improving chemicals.

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The Health Benefits of Celery

Celery is a highly nutritious plant due to its edible leaves, roots and seeds. It has a strong aroma and adds flavor to foods. It’s an all season vegetable, contains very few calories, and is rich in minerals and vitamins. Phyto-nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin K, folates and flavonoids make the celery an excellent […]

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The Health Benefits of Celeriac

Celeriac, or root celery, is related to the leaf celery. It’s a root plant which is widely used along Europe’s countryside. It grows is moist soils and requires plenty of sunshine for proper development. It’s a low calorie vegetable, and contains many antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

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The Health Benefits of Cauliflower

The cauliflower belongs to the cabbage family, thus having similar nutritional values as broccoli and cabbage. It’s very commonly used for its taste and its numerous health benefits, such as a high content of phyto-nutrients, which are effective in preventing types of cancers attacking the prostate, ovaries and the cervix. The cauliflower flourishes in the […]

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The Health Benefits of Carrots

Great amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin A, minerals and antioxidants along with sweet, refreshing taste, make the carrot a great addition to the diet. They also contain dietary fiber, are low on calories and have a very low level of fat. The calorie count is just 41 kcal per 100 grams.

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The Health Benefits of Capsicum (Bell peppers)

The capsicum, also known as bell pepper is technically a fruit, but is often treated and used as a vegetable. There are variations in color and taste, ranging from dark green to bright red in color, and from sweet to slightly hot in taste. Bell peppers have a long list of health benefits and play […]

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The Health Benefits of Cabbage

Cabbage is one of the world’s most cultivated vegetables. It thrives in the cold seasons, and as all of its relatives in the Brassica family, is very nutritious, and has very few calories and almost no fat. It is made up of tightly compacted, wrinkled leaves, and can be mostly seen in green, purple and […]

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