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Salads That You’ll Want to Eat

One of the sad facts of healthy eating is that yes, those of us who follow this lifestyle tend to eat a lot of salad. All too often people try to shame us with taunts of “you don’t win friends with salad!” or “yuck, rabbit food!” but no longer! Here are some great suggestions to up your salad game and make it feel like a luxury decadence instead of a healthy chore:

  • Have you ever tried Haloumi? It’s a firm, salty cheese and makes a great protein addition to a salad. Cube it and sear it in some olive oil (it won’t melt) them toss with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs like dill or cilantro and a hummus lemon dressing
  • Speaking of herbs, are you including them in your salads? Fresh, delicate ones like basil, dill, and cilantro work best, and bring a lot of flavour with no guilt
  • How about upping the nutrients with some unexpected fruit in a savoury salad? Cherries, peaches, strawberries, pears, and apples are all great choices to start with. Be sure to follow the seasons where you are to get the freshest (and most nutritious) ones.
  • Olive oil is a perfect, heart healthy way to start off a homemade dressing, but consider adding other oils too for flavour. Walnut, almond, and sesame oil are all readily available at most large grocery stores and can really add a new dimension to your dressing
  • Do you have a favourite comfort food? Why not try re-imaging it as a salad? Fajitas are an easy choice, but why not a chicken cordon bleu? You can grill the chicken, dice some lean ham, sprinkle a little grated swiss and make a punchy Dijon dressing to get all the flavour of the classic dish, but with the addition of as many greens as you can handle

Cherimoya; the fruit you should eat

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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.

 

Oranges and orange peel

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God has bestowed upon us the best of things. Speaking of oranges, you will be excited to know that oranges not only give you amazing nutritional benefits but the orange peel can also prove to be very useful. In this article you will get to know the vitamin and minerals that are present in an orange but also the surprising health benefits of orange peel.

First let us see what a normal sized orange contain.

Calories: 62

Protein:1.23 grams

Fiber: 3.1 gm

Vitamins in orange:

Vitamin C – 69.7 mg

Vitamin A – 295 IU

Pantothenic Acid – 0.328 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.114 mg

Niacin – 0.369 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.052 mg

Vitamin E – 0.24 mg

Folate – 39 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.079 mg

Minerals:

Magnesium – 13 mg

Potassium – 237 mg

Calcium – 52 mg

Iron – 0.13 mg

Phosphorus – 18 mg

Zinc – 0.09 mg

Selenium 0.7 mcg

Copper – 0.059 mg

Manganese – 0.033 mg

Orange peel can surprise you!

Read the following information to know the health benefits of orange peel.

  • Promotes digestive system health due to its fiber content and also promote probiotic growth.
  • Orange peel is rich in an anti-oxidant called Hesperidin. This anti-oxidant will help control blood pressure and cholesterol by lowering them and will reduce your risk of other heart diseases.
  • It is also used as a remedy to get rid of bad breath.
  • Good for people who aim to lose weight because of the fiber content it posses. Fibers keep your stomach full for a longer time.

Cherry Tasty

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Sometimes it’s not all about taste; you have got to see what is present inside the food you are putting inside your mouth. We all hear how good fruits are for us. But have you ever tried to find out what they have in stored for you? What is so good about cherries that you love to eat? I’m sure you’d love to find out.

A cup of full of cherries has:

Calories 87

Protein 1.46 gm

Fiber: 2.9gm.

Vitamins present in cherries:

There are many vitamins present. Some which are present in minute amounts are not mentioned.

Vitamin A – 88 IU

Vitamin C – 9.7 mg

Folate – 6 mcg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.037 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.068 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin E – 0.1 mg

Vitamin K – 2.9 mcg

Niacin – 0.213 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.275 mg

Minerals present in cherries:

There are many minerals present. Some are in small amount.

Potassium – 306 mg

Iron – 0.5 mg

Calcium – 18 mg

Phosphorus – 29 mg

Zinc – 0.1 mg

Magnesium – 15 mg

Copper – 0.083 mg

Manganese – 0.097 mg

Cherries offer following health benefits:

  • Possess anti-inflammatory property and hence help in different inflammatory conditions. This is due to anthocyanins that it contains.
  • These possess the power to fight off cancer.
  • Possess a hormone, melatonin which regulates circadian cycles.
  • These are excellent for arthritis patients..
  • These are good for heart health.
  • These are good for your memory.

 

 

Surprising health benefits of fruits

Fruits are a gift for us by nature and they boost our health in numerous ways. These colorful fleshy products of plants help in blood cell formation, improving the functions of different organ systems of the body such as circulatory system, digestive system, integumentary system etc. The list of benefits that we get from fruits is huge that even today; a lot of benefits have not been discovered.

Are you eager to know some surprising health benefits of fruits that you didn’t know about? Here you go:

Improve blood clotting with plums:

Did you know plums possess blood clotting factor thrombin? Surprising isn’t it? This factor helps in blood clotting and in the prevention of the spider veins and varicose veins.

Lose weight by adding apple to your eating plate:

Apples are liked of many people. But did you know that these are over loaded with iron and pectin? Pectin is fibrous in nature. This soluble fiber stays in the stomach for a longer period of time resulting in reduced of amount of sugar to be released in blood. This helps in weight loss.

Fight hunger with avocados:

Avocados can help you fight food craving. How? Well, avocados are rich in omega-9 fatty acid. This fatty acid is responsible of reduce the hunger pangs.

Get energized by the watery water melon:

This watery juicy big fruit carries great energizing properties. But what is it that helps us get all the energy? Let me tell you that water melon is enriched with Vitamin B6. This makes us lively and full of energy.

Importance of eating fruits

Fruits are essential due to the following reasons.

First they have roughage which helps in the digestion. The fiber is not digested, but aids in excretion which removes wastes faster from the body. It also helps people with thyroid sickness because the bulk they add to food makes one feel full for long hence reducing amount of snacks taken. Such fruits include guava avocado and apples.

Secondly, fruits like vitis vinefera are added in cakes to make them more delicious and enhance the flavor. Bakers use the fruits to increase their market for cakes since several people like taking fruits hence cakes made of fruits are marketable.

Thirdly, fruits have a sweet scent which makes them serve as air fresheners. Apple mangoes provide a sweet aroma as they are ripening. In-addition fruits like horned melon have been used to decorate houses due to their unique shape.

Fourthly, fruits are made to generate economic benefit. Grapes are widely known to be used to manufacture wine. Nevertheless, other fruits like plum, cherry and dandelion are fermented to make fruit wine. When wine is sold money is earned that is a source of living for many.

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Fifthly, they enhance weight loss in different ways. First, vitamin C in lemons makes the body integrate calcium in the cells that contain fat hence cutting weight. Lemons also reduce sugar absorption in the body. Second, the fiber in fruits that are not digested keeps one feeling their stomach is full reducing the desire to eat.

Sixthly, watermelons and pineapples are used to quench thirst. This is because they contain a high percentage of water. Moreover, they provide sugar for instance bananas, which can be consumed by people with diabetes.

Lastly, they boost immunity and physical appearance. Fruits like bananas contain potassium which helps the body organs function properly. Oranges have vitamin C is helps harden bones. Vitamins in fruits help in repair and growth. Someone who takes fruits regularly has a better immunity which enhances resistance to diseases. They enhance appearance by making the skin look nourished.