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Healthy Fruit: BANANA

If apples are Americans’ staple fruit, in Asia and the Latin Americas, banana is a go to fruit to enjoy the taste and the nutrition that you can get from this yellow coated curved fruit.

Bananas are not only one of the most consumed fruit in the world, it is also believed that banana is considered as the world’s first fruit because of its abundance in every part of the globe. Continue reading

Healthy Fruits: AVOCADO

One of the avocado myth that I have been hearing when I was young was that, eating too much of this fruit can cause high cholesterol and heart problem to your health. Continue reading

Healthy Vegetable: BROCCOLI

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Broccoli, that green plant that most children and teens don’t want to eat because as they say, of its texture and it has no taste at all.

From the cabbage family, it maybe tasteless to some and just can’t eat the flower and its stem. but broccoli if packed with so many vitamins, minerals and nutrition that our body will surely benefit from it. is good for our body’s digestion, cariovascular and immune systems. This green vegetable can be eaten raw in your salad or cooked with your favorite stew or steamed fry.

No matter how your cook broccoli, it still gives the same nutrients to the body. Here are some of the benefits we can get from broccoli.  

  • Broccoli’s high fiber content digestion is very good for the digestive system.  This vegetable has 1 gram of fiber per 10 calories. 
  • The fiber content of broccoli helps maintain a healthy intestine with the healthy bacteria level it contain.
  • Broccoli has isothiocyanates, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol are three of the cancer-preventing properties of this healthy vegetable.  It is best to reduce the risk of having breast cancer.
  • Broccoli’s anti-inflammatory properties helps mostly for people suffering from Broccoli_Green-1osteoarthritis.  The isothiocyanates and omega-3 fatty acids also help to regulate the inflammation.
  • This green vegetable also reduces the cholesterol level in the blood.
  • With reducing the cholesterol, broccoli helps prevent damage the blood vessel lining of the heart.
  • With lutein and zeaxanthin, broccoli is good for they eye health.  It reduces the risk of cataracts and other incurable condition that affects the eyesight.
  • Mineral content of broccoli: magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, sodium
  • Vitamin content of broccoli: A, B6, Bcomplex, very high in vitamin C

Healthy Vegetables: POTATO

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Did you ever think that potato is the most popular vegetable in the world?

If you say yes…then you are absolutely correct! Continue reading

Herbs and their Nutrients Series: SAGE

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After parsley, rosemary, basil and thyme, sage is the next more popular herb that is a culinary favorite and its health benefits. Continue reading