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The next time you throw the banana peel or trash the watermelon rinds, give a second thought. Some of the vegetable peels, stem and leaves are more nutritious than their fleshy counterparts. The green leaves of the root vegetables like carrots, radishes, beets and the stalks of cruciferous veggies like broccoli have incredible benefits. Lemon pith is exceptionally high in vitamin C, contains vitamin B6, and fiber. And an apple’s skin contains anti-cancer properties like polyphenols as well as pectin, which is known for its ability to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Banana skin contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as fiber and protein and magnesium and potassium.
Firing up the grill often means bringing out the meat fest, those barbecued ribs, beef burgers and spatchcocked chicken. The veggies are often an...
With awareness about healthy eating and living habits, people have become conscious about the food that they eat. However, it is not often that...
We may have heard of the nutritional benefits of our everyday fruits and veggies countless times. But there are several nutritious foods that we...
Losing weight needs a multi-pronged approach and you cannot just depend on exercise to do it for you. What you eat is just as...
Probiotic products have seen a huge increase in usage in the past decade alone. Popularly called as the 'good bacteria,' the benefits of including probiotics especially for gut health has been scientifically proven through many studies. However, what most people do not know is that probiotics can be had naturally through our daily foods and not just as an off-the-shelf product. Foods like yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate, kimchi, and a variety of Japanese foods fall under this category.
Eating half a grapefruit before a meal will increase satiety. Beans have both protein and fiber, so they’re a smart choice. Both spicy and sweet peppers have compounds that burn fat through thermogenesis. Love sweets? Eat antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, which is linked to lower BMI. Kimchi, a fermented food, will restore bacterial balance and prevent weight gain. Oatmeal is also rich in fiber, especially when topped with fruits.
The liver is one of the largest organs in the body that has many important metabolic functions. It converts the nutrients in our food into substances that the body can utilize, stores them, and provides them to the cells when required. The liver absorbs toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances or ensures they are removed from the body. By eating certain healthy foods we can promote liver health.
Overeating, not engaging in any physical activity, and if you are working under stressful conditions, will give you lifestyle-based complications like a heart attack, hypertension, stroke, and cholesterol. Extra virgin olive oil; greens like spinach and kale and cruciferous vegetables; figs and other fruits. Lentils and other legumes are good. Seafood such as salmon are ideal; nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds; garlic and onions; oatmeal and whole grains, and finally eggs can reverse heart disease, heal the arteries and prevent a heart attack.
Our need for healthy skin is mostly to look good. For skin to look healthy, it has to be healthy on the inside. And what better way to develop healthy skin than through food? Adequate hydration is the first step, followed by the consumption of sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and berries for their antioxidant potential. Broccoli, a wonder vegetable, has the ability to prevent skin cancer. Healthy fats obtained from food sources can keep your skin feeling young and supple for longer.
Cauliflower is a very nutritional vegetable. It has great nutritional value. It is also low in calories which makes it a great addition to a weight loss diet. It contains fiber to keep the gut healthy. It may help prevent cancer, improve memory, and unclog arteries. It makes a great substitute for rice and mashed potatoes. Cauliflower makes smooth velvety soups and tastes great when roasted.
Natural remedies and alternative medicine find great use for a variety of ailments. Acne can be treated quite effectively using turmeric root, cuts and wounds with honey and cinnamon, internal bleeding with cabbage juice, and burns with aloe vera gel or honey. Both boils and bad breath are addressed using betel leaves in different ways. Everyday rashes can be reduced with cilantro paste and ginger and honey work on respiratory issues.
There exists a close relationship between your diet and inflammation. Most processed meats, refined grains, and carbonated drinks are associated with inflammation. You can help treat painful inflammation by eating anti-inflammatory foods. A diet rich in plant-based foods and healthy fats and oils helps reduce the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer caused by inflammation and formation of free radicals in the body.
Not all of us have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Most of us store them for quite some time and then use them. It would be easier if we know which of them stay longer and which rot quickly, and the ideal conditions to store them. This will help us prevent food wastage to a great extent. Root vegetables do well when their green stems are cut off. Leafy greens need aeration even in a refrigerator. When it comes to apples, the smaller they are, the longer they last.
When it comes to women's health, estrogen is one of the most important aspects. When you take into account problems that relate to women,...