The Health Benefits of Chestnuts

by Nise on September 23, 2014

The Health Benefits of ChestnutsChestnuts are sweet, starchy and flavorful nuts characteristic for the fall. These nuts are not very similar to other nuts because of their flesh that is firm and tasteless before being boiled or roasted. These nuts grow in the forests of North America, Europe, China and Japan, but are famous and eaten worldwide. 100 grams of chestnuts contain 213 calories which is relatively low in comparison to other nuts. They also contain far less fat than their nut relatives, but are very rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and protein. Because their flesh is mainly starchy, they’re similar to other starchy foods such as sweet potatoes, plantain, sweet corn etc. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Cashews

by Nise on September 22, 2014

The Health Benefits of CashewsCashews are sweet and crunchy nuts packed with lots of protein, energy, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. 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 cashews contain 553 calories which is amazingly high, so when eating almonds, watch the portion size. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts

by Nise on September 21, 2014

The Health Benefits of Brazil NutsBrazil nuts are unique nuts from the Amazon forests and they’re exclusive to this region. They contain lots of protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They’re very high in calories – up to 656 in 100 grams, so if you’re on a weight loss diet, you should pay attention to the portion size. The calories come from the high fat content, i.e. the monounsaturated fatty acids called oleic acid and palmitoleic acid that reduce the bad cholesterol and increase the good one. This helps protect the heart from coronary diseases and strokes. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds 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 […]

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The 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 […]

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The 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. […]

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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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