Poppy Seeds Nutrients and Health Benefits

Poppy Seeds

In this article I’d like to let GenuineAid’s readers know more about the very popular baking ingredient called Poppy Seed. Poppy Seeds are derived from a plant called Opium Poppy (or Papaver somniferum). Until I took a close-up picture of a Poppy Seeds myself I never knew that they actually have an interesting shape to them. Poppy Seeds have a kidney shape to them with little dimples all over them. Continue reading

Fun Facts of Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Vegetables.For hundreds of years, raw and fermented vegetables have been providing effective and efficient medicinal properties to mankind. These foods are able to provide you the ideal balance of gastrointestinal tract good bacteria.

Maintenance of acidity/alkalinity is significant for every body’s continuous well-being. With proper balance in your body, you can augment life longevity, control food cravings and create a healthy environment in your body so that your digestive system will function smoothly through increased presence of good bacteria in the intestines.

The raw fermentation of vegetables is basically foods having naturally occurring lactobacillus and essential enzymes. Commercially available and cultured vegetables are subjected to heat-pasteurization process that can destroy these bacteria. It is advisable to create your own fermented vegetables by purchasing fresh vegetables so that you are ensured to get highest quality bacteria able to assist you in maintaining health and longevity. Lactobacilli in fermented foods can enhance your digestive functions and enhances phytonutrients and vitamin content in your body. This bacteria plus lactic acid can promote health in your intestines and prevent harmful bacteria growth. Continue reading

Corn Nutrients and Health Benefits

Yellow Corn

Corn is pretty popular around the whole world, but it is called many different names. In United States it is mainly called Corn, but in agriculture and science people call it Maize. In Ukraine and Russia it is called Кукуруза (Kookoorooza), but in Southern Africa it is referred to as Malie (or Mielie). Corn’s binomial name is Zea Mays from the Poaceae family. Continue reading

Cherry Nutrients and Health Benefits

Sweet Cherries

I ate some cherries recently and at the same time I wanted to know what kind of Nutrients they contained. For some reason I assumed that I already had an article about Cherries, but the only article I found is How to get Cherry stain off Naturally. I was very surprised to find out that I didn’t have an article posted yet about Cherries. Cherry fruit is pretty popular around the world and I try to make sure that I have every popular fruit and/or vegetable included in GenuineAid blog.

The family of a Cherry is called Rosaceae and the Genus is Prunus. There are lots of species of the cherry. My article is going to be about the sweet cherry also know as Wild cherry, Sweet cherry, Gean, or botanically speaking Prunus Avium. In America I never heard anyone call the sour and the sweet cherries with their different names. In Russian language we always called the hard sweet Cherry as Черешня – Chereshnya, and the soft sour Cherry is called Вишня – Veeshnya. Personally, I never liked the sour Cherries, they are more acidic which is why they are much more sour than the sweet Cherry. At the same time, I just remembered that there is one dish that I really like made with sour Cherry, in Russian it’s called Вареники – Vareniki. It’s like dumplings, only instead of meat inside of the boiled dough, people put cleaned out sour cherries without the pits (or seeds). Continue reading

21 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Vitamin C Source

Vitamin C molecule from Wikipedia by Benjah-bmm27.Have you ever wondered what fruit, vegetable, or herb contains the most of Vitamin C? I did, and that is why I put together this article for people like me. For instance, when I go to the store it would be really nice to know what natural source of food contains the most of Vitamin C.

Why Vitamin C you might say? Well I’m glad you asked. If you haven’t heard yet, but Vitamin C benefits our body’s health in these kinds of ways:

- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Protects from free radicals
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections

So, was that a good enough reasons for you to consider taking more of Vitamin C? Well then, below is the list you’ve been waiting for, the list of 21 Best Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables for Vitamin C Source. Also just so you know, 100 Grams of each of these Fruits or Vegetables equals to its percentage of Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet, and your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: Continue reading

Apples Nutrients and Health Benefits

Apple and Apple Flowers in a basket.I decided to write a new and updated article post for a typical apple fruit. The older article can be found here, it was called Apple Nutrients and Benefits. An Apple in Russian look like this Яблоко, and you would pronounce it like this Yabloko. Apple’s Binomial name is Malus Domestica from the family of Rosaceae. Apple trees can grow as high as 39 feet (or 12 meters). Apple’s seeds are called pips.

Apple fruit is extremely popular throughout the world. For instance in 2005 at least 55 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide, which value is about ten billion dollars. In 2008 the top ten apple producing countries were China, USA, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Italy, India, France, Chile, and Argentina.

Some people claim that the apple’s seeds are slightly poisonous, but on the other hand many people still eat them and claim that they are very healthy instead. As far as I know don’t overdose on apple’s seeds and you should be fine, but it’s totally up to you if you want to risk eating them. After reading and listening to people’s and scientists’ reviews on fruits’ seeds I came to conclusion that most the seeds contain Vitamin B17 (also called Laetrile or Amygdaline) which is the cure and prevention of most or all cancers. At the same time it is very easy to overdose on seeds, so just estimate how many fruits you could eat at one time and that is how much seeds should be safe for you to consume. Big medicine companies and some hospitals don’t want you to know about the Vitamin B17 because you can save lots of money by curing or preventing cancer by yourself. To find out more about Vitamin B17 read my older article called One of the Best Anti-cancers – Vitamin B17.

There are researches that suggest that apples can help reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, and Lung Cancer. At the same time apples may decrease the cholesterol levels, prevent dementia, and prevent overweight problems. The Nutrients of one medium raw apple with skin which is about 3 inches in diameter and weighs about 182 grams are: Continue reading

Pear Nutrients and Health Benefits

Pears in BasketPear fruit is pretty popular throughout the world. Its Scientific Genus name is Pyrus and there are about 30 different species. This year our Pear tree bloomed with lots of beautiful white flowers, but when I came up to smell them I was surprised. The beautiful white flowers on our pear tree smelled like crap, seriously, they smelled like poop. Another weird thing about our Pear tree is that it’s blooming and growing just fine even better than before, while our apple, apricot, and plum trees are suffering from some kind of a problem. Many people claimed that for the last two years this problem is either nation-wide in USA or even world-wide. Some say it’s because of frost and some say it’s because of the disappearance of bees. I think it’s both of those issues plus something that we probably don’t know about yet.

It’s very interesting how people prefer to eat pears at different ripening times. Some like to eat pears when they are fully ripened which is when they are very yellow, very sweet, juicy, and pretty soft. I like to eat pears when they are still green, pretty sweet, not very juicy, and pretty hard. Have you noticed how the seeds in pears taste yummier than in apples? I did… I like that the seeds are kind of sour and easy to chew, because seeds are very important for our health boost and for preventing/curing cancer. Also, as a reminder this is an updated post for my earlier Pears Nutrients and Benefits article post.

One Raw Medium Pear can contain these Nutrients: Continue reading

Coconut Meat Nutrients and Health Benefits

Coconut Meat.I recently posted an article about Coconut Oil Nutrients and Health Benefits, and now I decided to post about the white chewy part of the Coconut which is called Coconut Meat. Coconuts grow on a large palm tree called Cocos Nucifera. They can grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) high. One tall Coconut tree could produce about 75 Coconuts in one year. An old fashioned spelling of the Coconut word was Cocoanut but now it is changed to Coconut. Coconuts are popularly used for Domestic, Industrial, and Commercial purposes. If you would like to check out Coconut related products at Amazon, then just click Here. The Nutrients in one cup (or 80 grams) of Raw Shredded Coconut Meat are: Continue reading

Coconut Oil Nutrients and Health Benefits

Coconut and a Straw.I would like to introduce you to an extremely healthy oil… yep… that is right… Oil. Did you know that an Organic Extra Virgin Unrefined Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil is very healthy for you and it doesn’t have trans fats, hydrogenated fats, cholesterol and hexane. It supports your metabolism, yep… many people actually started losing weight by using this kind of Coconut oil instead of other cooking oils, and many people actually believe that this oil is better than Butter. Coconut Oil is one of the world’s most nourishing super foods. Also, you can use Coconut Oil for small wounds and cuts because it helps them heal faster. If you use Coconut oil in your diet then you will fill up faster and your body will begin replacing the bad fats and oil in your body with this extremely healthy organic coconut oil. Also, I wanted to let you know that you can keep this kind of coconut oil on a normal kitchen shelf. When your house will get warmer, your Coconut Oil will melt into liquid, don’t worry, that is normal. At the same time, when your house will get colder, this kind of Coconut oil will get white and hard, just like butter. Sometimes you can melt this oil by just holding it in your hands.

So please, search your local stores for this kind of oil: Organic, Unrefined, Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin, without trans fats, without hydrogenated fats, without cholesterol and without hexane Coconut Oil. If you don’t want to look for it in your local stores, then below this article you’ll find three pictures of different size Coconut Oil products which I really recommend. We use it and we love it. I really love the smell of this oil. I personally hate the Coconut cakes and candies, but for some reason I love this oil, especially on a toasted bread with honey, hmmm, makes me want to make some now :) So far I only heard some “government-related organizations” tell people to lay off of the Coconut oil because it may not be good for you because of the large amounts of some kind of Fats, but at the same time, more and more of normal people like you and me are claiming how this kind of extremely healthy oil helped them in multiple health issues. The Nutrients in 14 grams (or 1 Table Spoon) of Coconut Oil are: Continue reading

Watermelon Nutrients and Health Benefits

Red Watermelon with Seeds.Here is some good-to-know information that I found out about the Watermelons. Watermelons are from the Cucurbitaceae family and there are more than 1200 of varieties of them. Watermelons can weigh anywhere from less than a pound and up to more than two hundred pounds. They are also can be in red, yellow, orange, and white colors when in ripened stage. Some of the Watermelon’s varieties are Carolina Cross, Yellow Crimson Watermelon, Orangeglo, Moon and Stars, Cream of Saskatchewan, Melitopolski, Densuke Watermelon, and so on.

Green WatermelonWhen you pick a Watermelon in the store, at the farm, or at some kind of a market, make sure that you choose a fully ripened Watermelon. A good amount of research has been done and it was conducted that fully ripened fruits that are close to being spoiled are much higher in antioxidants then the early picked fruits. When choosing which one to take home with you, try choosing the one with a deeper color and if you choose the whole and uncut Watermelons, then there has to be a yellow spot on one of the sides, that is the side it was laying on, if there is no yellow spot then the watermelon was picked to early. Also, the less of white lines on top of the green deep color the better. Not only do the Watermelons taste good but they also are pretty healthy. The Nutrients in about One Raw Watermelon Wedge (about 1/16 of whole melon = 286 grams) are: Continue reading