The Health Benefits of Chickpeas

by Nise on November 1, 2014

Chickpeas - eathealthylivefit.comChickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans are a type of beans that have very high fiber content – up to 50% of the recommended daily allowance and with this information, we will start the story about them. This is important for human health because fiber is the best helper of the digestive system. It helps food move faster through the intestines and allowing it to digest better, it enables the body to absorb more of the nutrients. Chickpeas themselves contain many nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, protein, antioxidants etc. 100 grams of cooked chickpeas contains 164 calories which is pretty low for a bean, so this is good news for people on a weight loss diet. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Cannellini Beans

by Nise on October 31, 2014

Canellini Beans - eathealthylivefit.comCannellini beans, as the name itself implies, are beans from Italian origin, white in color and kidney-like in shape. They have a creamy, strong kernel and are excellent for cooking in stews, soups, main dishes, side dishes etc. Cannellini beans are similar to their bean cousins in many things: they contain lots of protein and fiber, plus vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. However, like almost every type of beans, cannellini contain high amounts of a toxic substance lectin which can be dangerous for humans if the beans are not well prepared and boiled. 100 grams of cannellini beans contains 114 calories and no fat. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Broad Beans

by Nise on October 30, 2014

Broad Beans - eathealthylivefit.comBroad beans have many, many names: fava beans, field beans, Windsor beans, horse beans, bell beans, tic beans, pigeon beans – call them anyhow you like. There are even more health benefits to broad beans than the number of names. Like all legumes, they contain enormous amounts of protein and dietary fiber as well as B vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. 100 grams of broad beans contain 110 calories and no fat. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Black eyed peas is a type of legume with white color and a black spot resembling an eye which is, of course, why they’re called black eyed peas. They’re considered a tradition in the Southern parts of the USA as a tradition, especially on New Year’s Eve, when it’s believed that if you eat black […]

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The Health Benefits of Black Beans

Black beans are a type of legume with black color and small, round shape. As all legumes, they’re famous for their high protein content and dietary fiber. As a matter of fact, 1 cup of black beans contains 15 grams of dietary fiber and the same amount of protein (almost equal to the protein content […]

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The Health Benefits of Alfalfa

Alfalfa is considered a strange, but yet a healthy food. It is used for its incredible nutritive properties, naturally abounding in vitamins and minerals and protein. The name of this plant Alfalfa means the father of all foods and it was named because it has so many health benefits for the entire human body and […]

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The Health Benefits of Wild Rice

Wild rice originates from North American regions, specifically the Great Lakes of USA and Canada. It was cultivated in wetlands and was harvested in a special manner, by canoes going through the water and using sticks to make the ripe seeds fall into the canoes. This traditional way of harvesting wild rice still exists today […]

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The Health Benefits of Titicale

Triticale is the child of wheat and rye and its name is derived from the Latin names for wheat – Triticum and rye – Secale. This crossed breed has even more health benefits than its parents and more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. 100 grams of triticale contains 336 calories. Triticale, like other grains, offers […]

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The Health Benefits of Teff

Teff is an Ethopian-native grain now gaining worldwide recognition for its gluten-free and nutritive properties. This grain, if unprocessed (raw), is used to enrich the nutritional value of your breakfast, breads and muffins, cakes and cookies, to make soups and stews thicker and tastier and it can be cooked as porridge as well. Teff contains […]

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The Health Benefits of Spelt

Spelt is an ancient grain over 9000 years old. It was a highly popular grain until the end of the 19th century when regular wheat and its easy production took its place. However, today spelt enjoys a renewed popularity among the masses for its health benefits and easily tolerable ingredients. Even though it belongs to […]

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