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Cherimoya; the fruit you should eat

By on June 29, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Cherimoya looks quite identical to custard apple but it has smaller seed inside it. It is juicy and delicious and has many health benefits. A cup of cherimoya contains

Calories 120

Protein 2.51 grams

Fiber 4.8 grams

Minerals in Cherimoya:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Cherimoya while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 459 mg

Phosphorus – 42 mg

Magnesium – 27 mg

Calcium – 16 mg

Sodium – 11 mg

Iron – 0.43 mg

Manganese – 0.149 mg

Copper – 0.11 mg

Zinc – 0.26 mg

Vitamins in Cherimoya:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Cherimoya while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.162 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.21 mg

Niacin – 1.03 mg

Folate – 37 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.552 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.411 mg

Vitamin C – 20.2 mg

Vitamin A – 8 IU

Vitamin E – 0.43 mg

Health Benefits of Cherimoya:

It possesses sufficient amount of Vitamin C and we all know that vitamin C plays a role in the improvement of our immune system.

It contains powerful anti-oxidants that are great for protecting you from cancer cells

It helps maintain your blood pressure.

Improves cardiovascular health and prevent heart attack, stroke and hypertension

It protects you from Parkinson’s disease of the brain.

It improves brain health because it is rich in vitamin B6. It also helps reduce stress.

It possesses calcium which is good for bones to make them stronger and better. This also protects bones from osteoporosis.

Cherimoya seed is said to be toxic to health so stay away from eating cherimoya seed.

These were some of the health benefits of cherimoya fruit. I’m sure you’ll be wanting to eat this from today.

 

What polyphenols do to prevent aging

By on June 25, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Anti-oxidants are popular for their property of combating the process of aging. They are quite important for us because they prevent free oxygen radicals to damage the cells and surroundings. So do you know what polyphenols are? No? Well, don’t worry here we shall discuss what you need to know about polyphenols.

Polyphenols are, actually, phytochemicals that is chemicals found in plants. Two of the types of polyphenols are flavonoids and tannins and both of them are quite beneficial in fighting off the harmful free oxygen radicals.

How much they benefit you depends on how much to take them in your diet, their bioavailability and their absorption rate.

Food sources that can help you get polyphenols include:

Fruits

Beverages derived from plants for instance different juices, coffee, tea and wine etc.

Dark chocolate

Flaxseed

Whole-grains, rye bread

Health benefits of Polyphenols:

They prevent you from many diseases. For instance if you consume blueberries they would only protect your nerve cells in the brain and also help in new nerve cells.

They boost your memory,

They help maintain your blood cholesterol level.

They contain anti-inflammatory properties

They boost your blood circulation

They help you stay young.

They protect you from wrinkles and spots and help you get a smoother and flawlessly younger skin.

Due to these health benefits of anti-oxidants especially polyphenols, many skincare products have added it as an ingredient so that their product becomes more effective. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies to get more and more anti-oxidants.

Olives

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Olives are greenish small balls that are enjoyed all over the world. Not only due to the distinguished taste, olives are popular for being high nutritive and enriched with health protective nutrients. Do you know a tablespoon of ripe olives gives you:

Calories: 10

Protein: 0.07 gm

Fiber: 0.3 gm

Minerals in olives:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 1 mg

Calcium – 7 mg

Sodium – 73 mg

Iron – 0.28 mg

Selenium 0.1 mcg

Manganese – 0.002 mg

Copper – 0.021 mg

Zinc – 0.02 mg

Vitamins in olives:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 34 IU

Niacin – 0.003 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.001 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.001 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin E – 0.14 mg

Vitamin K – 0.1 mcg

Add up olive in your diet:

Reasons why you should add olive in your diet are:

Works as an effective anti-cancer agent due to the presence of certain phytonutrients

It is great for your heart for it lowers the formation of bad cholesterol.

It is enriched with anti-oxidants.

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps alleviate pain. It mimics the role of ibuprofen which is a popular and effective painkiller.

Olives provide a great amount of protection from the bacteria that cause ulcers of the stomach. This ability to fight against microorganisms is due to the presence of polyphenols.

Olives are a great source of iron which is vital for the formation of hemoglobin.

Olive oil should also be added to your diet for it is healthy and nutritive.

Tomatoes

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Tomatoes are officially categorized under vegetables but they actually are kind of citrus fruit. A medium-sized tomato contains:

Calories 22

Protein 1.08 gm

Fiber 1.5 gm

Minerals in tomato:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 292 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 14 mg

Calcium – 12 mg

Sodium – 6 mg

Iron – 0.33 mg

Manganese – 0.14 mg

Copper – 0.073 mg

Zinc – 0.21 mg

 

Vitamins in tomato:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 1025 IU

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.023 mg

Niacin – 0.731 mg

Folate – 18 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.109 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.098 mg

Vitamin C – 15.6 mg

Vitamin E – 0.66 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Health benefits of tomato:

It acts as an anti-cancer agent. It contains lycopene which gives it this power.

It contains highly powerful anti-oxidant vitamins including vitamin C and Vitamin A.  What anti-oxidants do is that they prevent the nuclear material from getting harmed by free oxygen radicals.

It helps prevent diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Eating tomato helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

It protects you blood vessels from getting blocked by thrombus.

Contains certain chemicals that work as an anti-inflammatory agent and help you fight inflammation is a fairly intelligent manner.

Delicious Corn

By on June 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Corn is a delight to eat. With so many calories that it offers, corn also contain some important minerals and vitamins.

A large salt-less corn offers:

Calories: 113

Protein: 4.02 gm

Fiber: 2.8 gm

Minerals in corn:

 

Corns contain important minerals. These are as follows. However, some are in very minute quantity.

 

Potassium – 257 mg

Phosphorus – 91 mg

Magnesium – 31 mg

Calcium – 4 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mg

Iron – 0.53 mg

Zinc – 0.73 mg

Copper – 0.058 mg

Manganese – 0.197 mg

Vitamins in corns:

 

Corns contain important vitamins. These are as follows. However, some are in very minute quantity.

 

Vitamin C – 6.5 mg

Niacin – 1.986 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.11 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.067 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.164 mg

Folate – 27 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.935 mg

Vitamin A – 310 IU

Vitamin K – 0.5 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.11 mg

 

Health benefits of Corn:

 

Provides shield against different chronic diseases.

 

Great source of calories

 

Lowers colonorectal as well as hemorrhoids risk in people who consume it.

 

Impressive source of different Vitamins as mentioned above. Deficiency of any vitamins causes great pathology in the body.

 

Offer many important minerals that have their own particular role in the body.

 

It is rich in anti-oxidants.

 

Good for heart and prevents many heart and vascular diseases.

 

Improves blood cell synthesis due to folic acid and Vitamin B12

 

Minimizes bad cholesterol levels in the body

 

Good for hypertensive as well as diabetic patients.

 

It is rich in fiber content.

Nutritional Facts about Eggs

By on June 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

We eat eggs on almost daily basis or may be weekly. But have you ever pondered on the fact that what are we actually taking in when we are eating an egg? Well, let us see.

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Nutritive importance of egg:

An egg of large size contains the following:

Calories: 78

Calories which are offered in the form of Fat: 48

Saturated Fat: 8% 1.6g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7grams

Monounsaturated Fat 2.0grams

Cholesterol: 62%186mg

Total Fat 8%

Carbohydrates 0.6g 0%

Sugars 0.6g

Sodium 62mg 3%

Protein 6.3g

Iron 17%

Egg doesn’t contain vitamin A and C. Neither has it offered any fibers.

Health Benefits Egg:

  • Very less sugar content
  • Quite rich in vitamin B6 and B12
  • Rich in phosphorus
  • Quite rich in iron
  • Rich in riboflavin
  • Quite rich in selenium

Drawbacks of consuming egg:

Quite rich in saturated fat

Quite rich in cholesterol

Note:

Eggs are great for pregnant ladies. If you ask why, let me tell you that eggs are rich in choline. Choline plays a great deal in the development of the brain of the baby and it also helps prevent certain birth defects as well. It is advised that a lady who is breastfeeding as well as those who are pregnant should take two eggs regularly. Other than that, egg also carries certain other vital contents that help the fetus grow.

Because it is rich in protein, patients with low albumin levels take in egg to replenish their albumin level. Vitamin B has a role in nervous system development and this is why eggs are recommended in pregnancy.

Nutritional facts about Kidney Beans and Lima Beans

By on June 19, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

kidney-beans-superfood-400x400Do you know boiled salt-less 100 gm of Kidney Beans contains the following:

Calories 127

Protein 8.67 gm

Fiber 7.3 gm

Minerals in kidney beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in kidney beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 403 mg

Phosphorus – 142 mg

Calcium – 28 mg

Magnesium – 45 mg

Iron – 2.94 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.477 mg

Zinc – 1.07 mg

Copper – 0.242 mg

Selenium – 1.2 mcg

Vitamins in kidney beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in kidney beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin C – 1.2 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.216 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.058 mg

Niacin – 0.578 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.22 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.12 mg

Folate – 130 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.03 mg

Vitamin K – 8.4 mcg

Lima Beans:

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Boiled salt-less 100 gm of Lima Beans contain:

Protein 7.80 gm

Calories 115

Fiber 7.0 gm

Minerals in Lima Beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Lima Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 508 mg

Phosphorus – 111 mg

Calcium – 17 mg

Magnesium – 43 mg

Iron – 2.39 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.516 mg

Zinc – 0.95 mg

Copper – 0.235 mg

Selenium – 4.5 mcg

Vitamins in Lima Beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Lima Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.161 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.055 mg

Niacin – 0.421 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.422 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.161 mg

Folate – 83 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.18 mg

Vitamin K – 2 mcg

Beans are rich in proteins and should be definitely added to your diet.

On a strict diet

By on June 5, 2013 in Diet with 0 Comments

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The Mediterranean diet is worth eating as it is low in fats and rich in necessary fats required for a great living. The lifestyle can assist in losing weight and fat from the body.

This infamous Mediterranean diet has been studied by experts all across the world and results have been quite satisfying. In order to maintain normal body weight and remain in normal boundaries Mediterranean diet is great.

The risk of unhealthy diets can raise the chance of heart disease by 30 percent. Out these 30 percent, nearly 20 percent suffer heart stroke.

Cut down flab if healthy lifestyle is to be maintained. Make permanent changes in the daily diet. Take a balanced diet now. One won’t suffer weight gain in this way.

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy living for that matter. It includes vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, fish, chicken and olive oil. Red meat isn’t used here. These foods are fresh and unprocessed as well as unrefined.

Basic rules for losing weight

  • Take more and more virgin oil
  • Don’t take margarine, mayonnaise, salad and butter for that matter. Take olive oil rather. They are rich in mono saturated fats which is great for heart. It also contains antioxidants.
  • Don’t drink alcohol in excess. Drink red wine is good for once. No need to take higher quantities.
  • Eat more and more vegetables
  • Eat more and more fruit. The Mediterranean diet consists of more fruits than ever.
  • Eat more raw vegetables and cooked vegetables. Potatoes aren’t included here.
  • Eat more and more vegetables which include beans, peas, soybeans, lentils and chickpeas.
  • Eat bread and whole grains. The Mediterranean diet consists of cereals and whole grains. Eat pasta, bread and other items.
  • Raw nuts are as necessary as seeds. Furthermore, they include sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pumpkin seeds.

Beef VS Chicken

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Let us see what are the important elements and vitamins that are present in beef and chicken and which of them is healthier:

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6 ounces of chuck, lean beef contains:

Calories 505

Protein 49.2gm

Fat 32.59gm

Minerals in beef:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Phosphorus – 296 mg

Potassium – 393 mg

Magnesium – 32 mg

Iron – 4.11 mg

Selenium – 45.9 mcg

Zinc – 11.32 mg

Calcium – 27 mg

Manganese – 0.017 mg

Sodium – 80 mg

Copper – 0.168 mg

Vitamins in beef:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.0481 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.1 mg

Vitamin D – 14 IU

Niacin – 6.979 mg

Folate – 15 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.971 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.291 mg

Vitamin K – 3.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 3.62 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.87 mg

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Chicken:

100 grams of ground chicken (cooked) contains :

Calories 189

Protein 23.28gmm

Fat 10.92gm

Minerals in chicken:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Calcium – 8 mg

Phosphorus – 234 mg

Potassium – 677 mg

Iron – 0.93 mg

Magnesium – 28 mg

Zinc – 1.92 mg

Sodium – 75 mg

Selenium – 14.3 mcg

Manganese – 0.016 mg

Copper – 0.062 mg

Vitamins in chicken:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.538 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.121 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.302 mg

Vitamin E – 0.39 mg

Niacin – 7.107 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 1.327 mg

Folate – 2 mcg

Vitamin K – 2.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 0.51 mcg

These were some nutritive content in ground chicken and beef.

Chaddar Cheese VS Cottage Cheese

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

Let us see the difference in the nutritive content present in Chaddar Cheese as well as Cottage Cheese.

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Chaddar Cheese:

A cup of shredded cheddar cheese possesses:

Protein 28.14gm

Calories 455

Fat 37.45gm

Minerals in Chaddar Cheese:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Chaddar Cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 111 mg

Calcium – 815 mg

Iron – 0.77 mg

Phosphorus – 579 mg

Magnesium – 32 mg

Manganese – 0.011 mg

Selenium – 15.7 mcg

Sodium – 702 mg

Zinc – 3.51 mg

Copper – 0.35 mg

Vitamins in Chaddar Cheese:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Chaddar Cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.031 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.424 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.467 mg

Niacin – 0.09 mg

Vitamin D – 27 IU

Vitamin B12 – 0.94 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.084 mg

Folate – 20 mcg

Vitamin K – 3.2 mcg

Vitamin A – 1132 IU

Vitamin E – 0.33 mg

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Cottage Cheese

4 ounces of low fat cottage cheese contains

Protein 13.37gm

Calories 97

Fat 2.77gm

Minerals in Cottage Cheese:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Cottage Cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 95 mg

Calcium – 103 mg

Sodium – 373 mg

Phosphorus – 184 mg

Copper – 0.034 mg

Selenium – 11.2 mcg

Magnesium – 8 mg

Iron – 0.17 mg

Zinc – 0.46 mg

Vitamins in cottage cheese:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in cottage cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.224 mg

Folate – 11 mcg

Niacin – 0.122 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.286 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.025 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin E – 0.05 mg

Vitamin B12 – 0.51 mcg

Vitamin A – 84 IU

These were the basic vitamins and mineral content present in Cottage and Chaddar type of cheese.

The king of fruits

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

There is no alternative choice for mangoes. Mango is known as the king of fruits for many reasons. It is loved by people all around the world. Healthy facts on mangoes are as follows:

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A mango without peel possesses the following within:

Protein 1.06gm

Calories 135

Fiber.3.7gm

Minerals in mango:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in mango while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 323 mg

Iron – 0.27 mg

Magnesium – 19 mg

Calcium – 21 mg

Phosphorus – 23 mg

Sodium – 4 mg

Zinc – 0.08 mg

Selenium 1.2 mcg

Manganese – 0.056 mg

Copper – 0.228 mg

Vitamins in mango:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in mango while some are present in very low amount:

Folate – 29 mcg

Vitamin A – 1584 IU

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.118 mg

Niacin – 1.209 mg

Vitamin C – 57.3 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.331 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.12 mg

Vitamin K – 8.7 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.227 mg

Vitamin E – 2.32 mg

Health benefits of mango:

Mangos lover should know that mango lowers cholesterol level (bad) due to the pectin, fiber and vitamin C contents in it.

Gives you a flawless skin by clearing away dark spots and pimples

Improves eye sight so that you can see clearly

Contains some acids which reserve the alkalinity of the body

Has low glycemic index which makes it a great food for diabetics and obese who are on a weight loss plan.

Improves sexual health in some ways

Gives you better digestive system

Prevents you from life threatening heart diseases

Strengthens immune response

Grapes and health

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

Grapes red or purple both are yummy, enjoyable and delicious. Healthy facts about grapes are elaborated in this article.

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A cup of grapes contains

Calories 104

Protein 1.09gm

Fiber 1.4gm

Minerals in grapes:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in grapes while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 288 mg

Calcium – 15 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 11 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

Iron – 0.54 mg

Selenium 0.2 mcg

Manganese – 0.107 mg

Copper – 0.192 mg

Vitamins in grapes:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in grapes while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 100 IU

Vitamin C – 16.3 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.104 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.106 mg

Niacin – 0.284 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.076 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.13 mg

Folate – 3 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.29 mg

Vitamin K – 22 mcg

Health benefits of Grapes:

Do you know that resveratrol which is a pigment found in purple as well as red grapes have so many amazing healthy properties? If you don’t it is about time you get to know this:

Grapes are excellent for weight loss.

These are good for your health and keep it functioning properly also preventing the risk of heart diseases.

Great for your brain for it has brain boosting power.

Keeps your skin safe and healthy especially from the cancerous cell growth that may take place in the skin due to sun exposure

Keeps your body protected from the radiations that one come across.

Gives you longer life

Helps in fighting off diabetes

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent

Gives you strong and healthy muscles

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