Lotus Nutrients and Health Benefits

Cooked Lotus Roots

Have you heard of a name Lotus? What comes to your mind when you hear this word “Lotus”? Do you imagine a car, or a flower, or food? Well, believe it or not, but yes there are Lotus Cars, Flowers, and people even eat Lotus. No, people don’t eat Lotus cars, they eat Lotus roots which come from Lotus Flowers.

The flower of a Lotus PlantThe Lotus flower that I’m talking about is also called Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, or Binomialy speaking Nelumbo Nucifera, Nelumbium Seciosum, or Nymphaea Nelumbo, but NOT just Nymphaea which is a Water Lily. This Lotus flower is considered as an aquatic perennial plant.

Lotus’s roots grow in the bottom of the river or a pond and the leaves usually float on top of the surface of water. The flower itself, using a thick stem, rises a little higher then the water’s surface. A very unique feature of this flower which was observed and documented is that in cool temperatures of like 10 degrees Celcius (50 degrees Feirenheit) Lotus flower is able to keep or regulate its own temperature of like 35 degrees Celcius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). Continue reading

Kelp Nutrients and Benefits

kelp seaweed sea vegetableKelp, seaweed, and sea vegetable are pretty much the same thing, and they come from the order of Laminariales. Kelp usually grows in underwater forests of some shallow ocean places. People use seaweed for rice, sushi, salads, soups, or instead of salt. The Nutrients that you will find in Raw Kelp are:
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Iodine (Large or Extreme Amount)
- Magnesium
- Calcium
- Iron
- Tryptophan
- Dietary Fiber
- Copper
- Manganese
- Molybdenum
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Amino Acids Continue reading

Swiss Chard Nutrients and Benefits

swiss chardSwiss Chard is a very healthy green vegetable. It has some taste similar to the other leafy green vegetables like spinach and beet greens. The List of Nutrients in Swiss Chard is very big and awesome:
- Vitamin A (Extreme amount)
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, pyridoxine
- Vitamin C (large amount)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (Extreme Amount)
- Magnesium (good amount)
- Manganese (good amount)
- Potassium (good amount)
- Iron (good amount)
- Dietary Fiber
- Copper
- Calcium
- Tryptophan
- Protein
- Phosphorus
- Zinc
- Folate
- Biotin
- Water
- Carbohydrates
- Selenium
- Sodium
- Amino Acids

Swiss Chard Vegetable has very good and healthy benefits too, especially after seeing a huge list of nutrients. The leaves and the Roots of this Green Leafy Vegetable are important for our health:
- Prevents Digestive Tract Cancers
- Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer
- Improves Kidney Health
- Improves Bone Health
- Supports Vision
- Reduces Risk of Cataracts
- Reduces Risk of Cancers
- Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer
- Improves Lung Health
- Supports Immune System
- Antioxidant Protection
- Protects from Free Radicals
- Protects from Asthma
- Protects from Osteoarthritis
- Protects from Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Prevents oxidation of cholesterol
- Prevents colds
- Prevents Ear Infections
- Improves Heart Health
- Regulates Blood Pressure
- Improves Heart function
- Promotes Cardiovascular Health
- Protects from atherosclerosis
- Lowers High blood pressure
- Reduces Risk of Stroke
- Provides Healthy Energy
- Helps with menopause
- Reduces Diabetic Complications
- Protects from Heart Attack
- Prevent blocked arteries
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
- Supports Healthy Nervous system
- Slows down Loss of Mental Function
- Decreases Cognitive Decline

So, yeah, that was some very good and useful info about Swiss Chard the Green and Leafy Vegetable. Well, we sure do recommend for all of you to try introducing this vegetable to your healthy diet. You could enjoy Swiss Chard in salads, pastas, omelets, and lasagna.

Romaine Lettuce Nutrients and Benefits

romaine lettuceRomaine Lettuce would be a very healthy choice for your salads, and sandwiches. Romaine Lettuce Leaves have lots of good and important Nutrients in them:
- Vitamin A (large amount)
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin C (good amount)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (extreme amount)
- Folate (good amount)
- Manganese (good amount)
- Chromium
- Potassium
- Molybdenum
- Dietary Fiber
- Iron
- Phosphorus
- Calcium
- Protein
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Tryptophan
- Water
- Copper
- Iodine
- Magnesium
- Zinc
- Amino Acids

The Health Benefits in Romaine Lettuce are awesomely healthy too:
- Improves Heart Health
- Prevents Oxidation of Cholesterol
- Prevents Blood Clots
- Prevents Strokes
- Prevents Heart Attacks
- Lowers High Cholesterol Levels
- Lowers High blood pressure Levels
- Prevents Heart Diseases
- Supports Good Vision
- Fights Viral Infections
- Helps Prevent Cancers

Parsley Nutrients and Benefits

parsleyFresh Organic Parsley is a very good and pleasant smelling herb. Cilantro looks a lot like Parsley, but it smells totally different. Parsley Herb can be used in many different dishes as a seasoning. About two table spoons of fresh parsley has these kinds of nutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Lots of Vitamin K
- Folate
- Iron
- Water
- Calcium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Amino Acids

We recommend to use fresh cut parsley because the dry parsley does not have as much effect and smell. From good fresh parsley you could get these kinds of healthy benefits:
- promotes optimal health
- an anti-oxidant herb
- protects from free radicals
- helps protect from atherosclerosis
- helps protect from colon cancer
- helps protect from diabetes
- helps protect from asthma
- an anti-inflammatory herb
- helps protect from Osteoarthritis
- helps protect from rheumatoid arthritis
- helps protect from colds
- helps protect from ear infections
- promotes healthy immune system
- promotes healthy heart

Fresh parsley can be added to these foods to make them smell and taste better, these foods are: salads, fish dishes, sauces, soups, and pesto.

Avocado Nutrients and Benefits

avocadoAvocado is an important fruit for our bodies too, yes it is a fruit and not a vegetable. Avocados are good with soups, guacamoles, salads, sandwiches, and sushi. Here is the list of the nutrients in Avocado fruit:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6, pyridoxine
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Dietary Fiber
- Potassium
- Folate
- Copper
- Carbohydrates
- Water
- Biotin
- Calcium
- Chloride
- Iodine
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Sodium
- Oleic Mono Fat
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Just like many other fruits and vegetables Avocado has good and healthy benefits for our bodies too:
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Regulates Blood Pressure
- Reduces Risk of Stroke
- Promotes Heart Health
- Reduces Risk of Heart Attack
- Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular disease
- Promotes optimal health
- Protects against breast cancer
- Fights Oral Cancer
- Fights Prostate Cancer

Onions Nutrients and Benefits

onionsWarning! This blog article might make you cry because it’s about onions. Since many people cry when they cut onions, so I decided to warn you before you keep on reading. I don’t know, maybe it’s because people feel so sorry for the onion that they are cutting apart :) Well anyway, onions are very good and healthy for you because they have these important nutrients in them:
- Chromium
- Vitamin B6 = pyridoxine
- Vitamin C
- Copper
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Dietary Fiber
- Manganese
- Molybdenum
- Tryptophan
- Folate
- Carbohydrates
- Natural Sugar
- Water
- Natural Chloride
- Calcium
- Iodine
- Magnesium

Not only the onions are great in salads, soups, meat dishes or just alone by itself, but they have very good and healthy benefits for our bodies too:
- Lowers blood sugar or glucose levels
- Decreases bad cholesterol levels
- Increases good cholesterol levels
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Prevents Atherosclerosis
- Prevents Diabetic heart disease
- Reduces the risk of heart attack
- Reduces the risk of stroke
- Reduces the development of colon cancer
- Halts the grows of tumors in animals
- Protects against many cancers
- Reduces the risk of oral cavity cancer
- Reduces the risk of pharynx cancer
- Reduces the risk of esophageal cancer
- Reduces the risk of colorectal cancer
- Reduces the risk of laryngeal cancer
- Reduces the risk of breast cancer
- Reduces the risk of ovarian cancer
- Reduces the risk of prostate cancer
- Reduces the risk of renal cell cancer
- Supports bone health
- it is an anti-inflammatory vegetable
- it is an anti-bacterial vegetable

The onions will make your mouth smell pretty strong and they will make your tears come out when you cut it up, but it sure is worth it for the taste and the benefits.