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Health Benefits of Mangos!

30/04/2013 Leave a comment

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“The king of the fruits,” mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often labeled “super fruits.”

Health benefits of Mangoes

1.  Prevents Cancer:
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

2.  Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)  Read more…

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Watermelon Health Benefits & nutrition facts!

28/04/2013 25 comments

 

 

 

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Watermelon has BIG benefits. Turns out this sweet and juicy treat is loaded with a compound that increases blood flow, much the same way Viagra and other “performance” drugs do!

Did you know that is it also nutrition packed too? Yes, watermelon is 92 percent water, but that other 8 percent is filled with good nutrition and amazing health benefits; so many benefits that we consider it a power food and give weekend web Watermelon Boot Camps with it. Read more…

Health Benefits of Raisins!

23/04/2013 13 comments

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Raisins are very good for our health, in fact, they are considered to be one of the most nutritious dried fruits in the world.

Brain Food

One of the interesting health benefits of raisins is that it is a great brain food. Raisins contain high amounts of boron that is an essential mineral for a well-functioning brain. 100mg of raisins contains 2.2mg of boron, which is a potent brain-boosting mineral. Boron improves concentration, hand-eye co-ordination and enhances memory. Additionally, boron also helps promote the functioning of important minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

Blood Pressure

Raisins not only help purify blood and eliminate toxins but they also help reduce high levels of blood pressure. There is a significant amount of Potassium, a potent mineral said to be able to help lower blood pressure, in raisins. Potassium also helps keep in check the sodium levels in our body. Too much sodium in the body is one of the root causes of high blood pressure. Read more…

Health Benefits of Eating Kiwi Fruit Daily!

16/04/2013 8 comments

kiwi164The kiwi is a small fruit that packs a wallop of nutrition. It contains more vitamin C than an orange. The national fruit of China, where it has been called a macaque peach, vine pear, or hairy bush fruit, among other names, it was introduced to New Zealand at the turn of the last century. The kiwi was called the Chinese gooseberry before its name was changed to kiwifruit upon its move to the USA in the 1960s. Currently, Italy, New Zealand, Chile, France, Japan and the United States are the world’s top producers of kiwis.  Read more…

Amazing health benefits of bananas!

15/04/2013 27 comments

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bananas have more nutrients and vitamins than apples. Its consumption can help people live healthier and more active lives through taking advantage of the energy and health benefits it can provide. Fresh bananas provide adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese. Copper, along with iron, is necessary to produce hemoglobin.

Health benefits of banana fruit:

 

Keep blood pressure under check
Bananas are very rich in potassium yet almost completely devoid of sodium, and as such very well suitable to preventing high levels of blood pressure from overcoming the body. Blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors and indicator for heart disease. Read more…

Top 10 Health Benefits Of Olive Oil!

31/03/2013 5 comments

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Olive oil is pressed from olives, which are mainly grown in the Mediterranean area. The oil is widely used throughout the world in cooking and baking, soaps and cosmetics, as well as in prescription drugs. Olive oil is available in several different grades, such as extra-virgin, virgin, pure, as well as refined olive oil.

Cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil is the healthiest, because it comes from the first pressing and is darker in color. The darker oils naturally are more expensive, but the benefits associated with them are well worth the extra price.

1. Naturally Nutritious

Cold pressed olive oil is all natural, and has not been exposed to heat or any other ingredients. This process leaves all the nutrients and antioxidants in their natural state, so that your body can obtain maximum benefits. The oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E and K. It is also high in omega fatty acids and antioxidants. These nutrients work together for the overall health of the body. Read more…

Health Benefits of Potassium !

03/03/2013 8 comments

By: Suzanne VanDeGrift

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Potassium is a mineral that’s needed to keep our body’s pH in balance. It’s also essential for maintaining the body’s normal fluid balance. And, without proper potassium levels, healthy muscle growth, and a healthy nervous system and brain function are not possible. It’s also a key element in the process of converting blood sugar to glycogen. Most of our body’s potassium is found in our cells, but a small percentage is found in the blood. Potassium can be found in a variety of foods; fresh fruits and vegetables, bananas, oranges and potatoes are very high in potassium; nuts, fish, milk and dry beans are also good sources of potassium.

That being said. How many of us actually eat a well balanced diet, with proper pyramid meals and healthy snacks? We have good intentions, but the reality is our lifestyles dictate that we often eat on the run. It’s easier to stop at the closest fast food restaurant and pick up something that’s not particularly healthy. That big cheeseburger and fries isn’t going to provide much potassium; fat yes, potassium no. Supplements are very important with many of our vitamin and mineral needs, potassium is no exception. A natural herb supplement will ensure proper potassium levels even when we fall short of eating that proper diet we know we should be eating.  Read more…

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