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

by Nise on October 29, 2014

Black-Eyed Peas - eathealthylivefit.comBlack 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 eyed peas, you’ll get good luck. They’re an important part of many Southern dishes, but besides that, they’re an amazing source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. 100 grams of this legume contains little calories – 116. It contains lots of protein and dietary fiber and this combination, especially in legumes makes for a healthy heart and bodily functions. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Black Beans

by Nise on October 28, 2014

Black Beans - eathealthylivefit.comBlack 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 in 2 oz of chicken meat. This amount of protein is rarely found in vegetables, fruits, dairy, nuts or meats and adequate amounts of protein have numerous health benefits for the heart, blood, gastrointestinal system etc. [click to continue…]

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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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The Health Benefits of Sorghum

Sorghum, also known as milo, is not a widely known grain, even though it’s considered the fifth most important in the world. How is this possible, you might wonder, because many people don’t even know what sorghum is. Namely, sorghum is a gluten-free crop, but it’s mostly used for livestock consumption. However, there has been […]

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The Health Benefits of Rye

Rye is another healthy grain on the list with numerous health benefits and nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, dietary fiber and more. Rye can be found in supermarkets all year round and its availability and crispiness make it a well-desired grain. Rye has a very similar look to regular wheat, but rye is slightly […]

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