Health Benefits of Foods

8 dairy-free calcium sources

8 dairy-free calcium sources

Calcium is one of the most common minerals in the human body, and is necessary for many functions. “Calcium is required for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion, though less than 1% of total body calcium is needed to support these critical metabolic […]

by December 22, 2013
Health benefits of cucumbers

Health benefits of cucumbers

Cucumbers are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, which includes melons, zucchini, and squash. They are a very refreshing and delicious food and keep you hydrated because of their high water content. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of cucumbers. Antioxidant rich: Cucumbers are loaded with antioxidants such as […]

by December 13, 2013
Health benefits of limes

Health benefits of limes

Limes are natural powerhouses and a must have in the kitchen. They have an acidic, tart type of taste because of the citric acid it contains. They provide many of the same benefits as their close relatives, lemons. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of limes.  Digestion aid:  […]

by December 12, 2013
Health benefits of fennel

Health benefits of fennel

Fennel is a slightly sweet herb, originating from the Mediterranean, where they have been using it for years in food and in medicine. It is grown often on coastal climates. Fennel is packed with health benefits, due to the essential oils it contains. Let’s look at the health benefits of […]

by December 11, 2013
Health benefits of cauliflower

Health benefits of cauliflower

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, and is packed with health benefits. Let’s look at the health benefits of cauliflower. Anti-inflammatory: Cauliflower is full of vitamin K, which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Vitamin K directly inhibits our bodies’ inflammatory response at an early stage. Chronic inflammation is considered a major […]

by December 10, 2013
Health benefits of quince

Health benefits of quince

Quince is a delightful autumn fruit. It is sweet and delicious, with a taste similar t a pear and an apple mixed together. Quince originates from southeast Asia, and was even mentioned in Greek and Roman times. It is also packed with health benefits. Let’s take a look at the […]

by December 7, 2013
Health benefits of winter squash

Health benefits of winter squash

There’s something unique about winter squash that just feels like a comfort yet healthy food. Although it is used as a vegetable in cooking, it is technically considered a fruit. It is often used during the holidays in many dishes for its rich flavor. Let’s look at the health benefits […]

by November 30, 2013
Health benefits of sweet potatoes

Health benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are in season from autumn to winter, which makes them perfect foods for the holidays. They can also be enjoyed year around. Let’s look at their health benefits. Antioxidant rich: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, which gives them their orange hue, and […]

by November 16, 2013