Agave Nutrients and Health Benefits

Agave VegetableAgave vegetables are not Cactus Plants and they are not Aloe Plants. Agave plants are from Agavaceae family and have more than 200 different species. Agave Americana, Agave Angustifolia, Agave Tequilana, and Agave Attenuata are the most commonly grown species of Agave Vegetable. The Agave’s Flowers, leaves, stalks (basal rosettes), and the sap (honey water) are all edible for humans. Agave vegetable provides people an another alternative to sugar in cooking which is usually called Agave Nectar (agave syrup). When you handle Agave or drink its juice please be carefull, because some people claim that some of the Agave juices can cause Dermatitis (an allergic inflammation of the skin) which can last for about two weeks. For a Huge List of Agave Species just go to Wikipedia’s Page Here. Continue reading

Mamey Apple Nutrients and Benefits

Mamey, Mammee, Mammy Apple BerryDid you know that there is another extremely healthy berry that was created for us to eat? It is called Mamey Apple, other names are Mammea Americana, Mamey, Mammee Apple, Mammee, Mammy, Santo Domingo apricot, and South American apricot. No, it is not the Mamey Sapote, because sapote is a different fruit tree. Many people assume that this is a fruit, but Mamey Apple is considered a berry instead. Mamey Apple Berries can be as big as 20 cm or almost 8 inches in diameter. These berries can have from one to four seeds inside of them. On the outside the Mamey Apple feels rough but on the inside it is usually yellow or orange, and its texture can be either juicy, crispy, firm, or tender. People describe the taste of Mamey apples as kind of sweet similar to apricots and berries with a strong and pleasant smell. This large berry can be found growing in South America, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Florida, Bahamas, Central America, and Jamaica. One average raw Mamey apple can have these Nutrients: Continue reading

Macadamia Nuts Nutrients and Benefits

Macadamia Nuts Green and BrownMacadamia Nuts grow on an evergreen tree that can grow up to 12 meters high which is about 39 feet. Macadamia Nuts can contain either one or two seeds inside of its hard and woody shell. Macadamia Nuts were named that way after a guy named John Macadam. Other names for Macadamia Nuts that you might encounter are like Bush nut, Queensland nut, Queen of nuts, Macadamia, Bauple nut, Boombera, Jindilli, and Gyndl. Macadamia Nuts are native to Australia. Today we can find Macadamia Nuts growing in Hawaii, South Africa, Brazil, California, Costa Rica, Kenya, Bolivia, New Zealand, Colombia, Malawi, and Israel. Macadamia Nuts are considered very Nutritious. Because of the health beneficial ingredients people use Macadamia oil in today’s Cosmetic, Hair, and Skincare products. The Nutrients that we find in a cup or 134 grams of Raw Macadamia Nuts are: Continue reading

Quinoa Nutrients and Benefits

Quinoa GrainQuinoa grains are very healthy and they have a unique, nutty, mild, and yummy taste with a light and fluffy texture similar to Couscous. The Inca Civilization referred to Quinoa as the Mother of All Grains. Quinoa is considered Gluten-Free and easy to digest for our stomachs. Quinoa leaves are also edible, but they are much harder to get these days. Some people like to remove the coating from Quinoa grains because it tastes a little bitter. But others prefer to keep the coating on the Quinoa and eat it all together. The cooking of quinoa is very similar to the rice cooking, about one cup of quinoa needs two cups of water, and you cook it with a closed lid until all the water disappears. In about one cup or 185 grams of Cooked Quinoa we get these Nutrients: Continue reading

Cocoa – Cacao Nutrients and Benefits

Cocoa beans are sometimes called Cacao Beans, Cocoa, Cacao, or Theobroma cacao. Anyway, these beans come from the inside of the Cacao pod like the one you see on the picture. The Cocoa beans are white, or pink, or lavender when they are still fresh, but then after the drying process they become dark or brown in color. There are also very rare cases when cocoa beans stay white even after the drying process. Just to let you know from the start that the Cocoa or Cacao beans are NOT the beans used to make coffee, because some people including me :) thought so. Cocoa beans are sometimes used to include with coffee products, but the real chocolate is out of Cocoa beans. People around the world make chocolate, hot chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate sweets, soaps, cosmetics, and cocoa butter out of the Cocoa Beans. Cocoa beans don’t taste very good, so in the factories they add some sugar or milk or both just to make it taste better, but at the same time that is what decreases the benefits of the real Cocoa bean. So, remember that the darker chocolate is healthier but at the same time it is NOT as sweet as the light brown, sweet, and milky chocolates. Also, make sure that you don’t overdose on chocolate, because it will lead to bigger health problems instead of health benefits. The Nutrients in a cup (86 grams) of Dry, Powdered, and Unsweetened Cocoa are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin K
– Protein (good amount)
– Calcium
– Iron (large amount)
– Magnesium (extreme amount)
– Phosphorus (large amount)
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc (good amount)
– Copper (extreme amount)
– Manganese (extreme amount)
– Selenium
– Caffeine
– Theobromine
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Fats
– Dietary Fiber (extreme amount)
– Carbohydrates
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

The Benefits that could possibly be expected from these Nutrients of Cocoa are:
– Improves Oxygen distribution
– Improves Immune System
– Provides Healthy energy
– Reduces fatigue
– Reduces weakness
– Improves concentration ability
– Lowers chance of infections
– Supports healthy hair
– Reduces Dizziness
– Lowers chances of headaches
– Strengthens nails
– Protects from apathy
– Lowers risks of depression
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Helps prevent warts
– Helps cure from warts
– Supports cell growth
– Improves Wound Healing
– Improves smelling ability
– Improves tasting ability
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Regulates metabolism
– Normalizes appetite
– Supports healthy growth in children
– Protects from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections
– Supports Healthy skin
– Supports Healthy nails
– Supports Healthy hair
– Supports enzyme production
– Reduces weight loss
– Improves healthy development
– Supports blood clotting
– Improves healthy growth
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Supports healthy thyroid gland
– Protects from free radicals
– Helps protect from nausea
– Reduces vomiting
– Reduces skin rashes
– Maintains Hair color
– Normalizes Cholesterol levels
– Helps prevent hearing loss
– Supports healthy reproduction

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Tamarinds Nutrients and Benefits

Tamarind, or Tamarindus indica, or Imli, or Indian Date is a bushy, tropical and evergreen tree which grows better in nice, warm, and sunny areas. Today Tamarind tree could easily be found in India, Sudan, Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, South America, and Central America. Tamarind tree does flower with red or yellow, unique, and beautiful flowers. The Tamarind fruit can be eaten raw or cooked depending on the cultural customs. The Tamarind fruit is covered with a hard, brown shell. Depending on the region where this tree is growing, one Tamarind fruit pod could have up to 12 seeds in it or only up to 6 seeds. Some people describe Tamarind fruit as juicy, fleshy, sweet, and sour. People all over the world prepare and cook Tamarinds in many different ways; made into candy, other condiments mixed with sugar and spices, in jams, in syrups, as a dry snack, as a salted snack, made into iced fruit bars, in juices, and even cakes. The Nutrients of Raw Tamarinds in about one cup or 120 grams are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium (good amount)
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Selenium
– Omega 6 Fatty Acid
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates (good amount)
– Dietary Fiber (good amount)
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

The Benefits that you could get from Tamarinds because of these Nutrients are:
– Regulates Energy Supplies
– Supports Healthy Heart Function
– May Increase appetite
– Reduces Numbness in Legs
– Supports Muscles
– Supports Nervous system
– Supports Cardiovascular function
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Helps prevent headaches
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Improves and Lowers High Cholesterol Levels
– Improves and Lowers High Blood Sugar Levels
– Helps prevent constipation
– May help prevent hemorrhoids

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Artichokes Nutrients and Benefits

artichokeIn this post we would like to introduce you all to a unique vegetable called Globe Artichoke or Cynara cardunculus. This vegetable is also considered as a thistle. The green scales that cover the heart of the artichoke are not edible. Also, the younger artichokes have more of the edible part and it is more tender and tastes better to some people. Different countries cook the Artichokes in different ways, some like to boil them, some like to steam them, some prefer to fry them, some just bake them, and some people like to eat Artichokes after they have been canned. The Nutrients that you could get from about one medium artichoke which is about 120 grams, are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate (good amount)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K (good amount)
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber (good amount)
– Calories

With these important nutrients you can most likely get these important Benefits out of Medium cooked Globe Artichoke:
– Improves blood clotting
– Reduces bleeding
– Improves kidney function
– Improves bone growth
– May protect from osteoporosis
– Supports cell production
– Helps protect from anemia
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Supports Healthy Nerve Function
– May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
– Reduces Irritability
– Protects from depression
– Reduces Insomnia
– Helps protect from fatigue
– Improves memory
– Reduces gingivitis
– Reduces birth defects
– Supports brain health
– Improves Spine health
– Improves Immune system function
– Supports Healthy skin
– Supports Healthy nails
– Supports Healthy hair
– Supports enzyme production
– Reduces weight loss
– Lowers chance of weakness
– Improves healthy development
– Supports blood clotting
– Improves healthy growth
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Helps prevent headaches
– Normalizes cholesterol levels
– Lowers chances of constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids

PassionFruit Nutrients and Benefits

passion fruit insidePassionfruit or Passion Fruit or Passiflora Edulis is a healthy Fruit that likes to grow in hotter climates. It is possible to find Passion Fruit in places like India, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Carribean, East Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, Florida, California, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Peru. The Oval Passion Fruit has a form of a very large egg and they can be about the size of a grapefruit or a lemon. You can find Passion Fruits in two different ripe colors dark purple and bright yellow, and if you see them in fresh green color then that means it is not ready to eat yet. The Passionfruit flowers on the Passion Fruit plants are extemely beautiful and have different colors also. There are different varieties available in Dark Purple color Passion Fruit and in Bright Yellow Passion Fruit. The Dark Purple Passion Fruit comes in varieties like Black Knight, Red Rover, Edgehill, Purple Giant, Frederick, Paul Ecke, and Kahuna. And the Bright Yellow Passion Fruit comes in varieties like Golden Giant and Brazilian Golden. When you’ll decide to buy some passionfruits, try choosing the bigger, heavier, firmer and even wrinkled ones while you are at the store. Do not buy the green ones, they are not ripe yet. You can enjoy Passionfruit with ice cream, yogurt, fruit salads or just fresh and raw by itself. If you don’t like the seed texture or taste in your mouth then just strain the juice that you’ll be able to squeeze out from the insides of the fruit. The Nutrients in Dark Purple Passion Fruit and in the Bright Yellow Passion Fruit are very similar and with very little differences. We will include both of the fruits’s Nutrients Lists, but only one Benefits List because of the similar Nutrients.
passion fruit flower redSo, in about one cup or 247 grams of Raw, Fresh, Dark Purple Passionfruit Juice you can expect to receive these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (extreme amount)
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Natural Sugars

passion fruit flower blueAnd, in about one cup or 247 grams of Raw, Fresh, Bright Yellow Passionfruit Juice you can expect to receive these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin (good amount)
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (large amount)
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Natural Sugars

The Benefits are awesome and important too from constant consuming of Passion Fruits:
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Helps prevent headaches
– Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels (LDL)
– Raises Good Cholesterol Levels (HDL)
– Supports Healthy Fat process
– Reduces Weakness
– Normalizes appetite
– Reduces skin infections
– Reduces digestive issues
– Provides Healthy Energy
– Improves Skin health
– Protects Cells from Oxygen Damage
– Reduces Sensitivity to Light
– Improves Skin around eyes
– Reduces Oral Sores and Cracks
– Reduces Skin peeling around nose
– Supports Good Vision
– Supports Cells Production
– Improves Eyesight
– Fights Viral Infections
– Protects from Viral Infections
– Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
– Moisturizes Skin
– Moisturizes Eyes
– Moisturizes Mucous
– Antioxidant Support
– Protects from Free Radicals
– Improves wound healing
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risk of Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

Cow Milk Nutrients and Benefits

raw milkHealthy Raw Cow Milk is a good, nutritious and healthy drink for us. At the same time some of the people are allergic to cow’s milk and some just feel weird after drinking it. First of all if you are trying to improve your health, then stay away from the store bought homogenized and pasteurized milk. If you still going to buy it from the stores, then at least buy the Organic one instead of the cheap poison that looks like milk. Some people and doctors will tell you that the raw milk is bad because of the cholesterol levels, but don’t believe them, do your own research before jumping to conclusions. We all have seen and now know, especially for the past ten years, that the government, insurance companies, bad doctors and the FDA are crazy about money, and they will not back off until you are dead or sick. If you are dead then the population is finally decreasing. If you are sick then you will keep on buying and buying and buying the medicine, the chemotherapies and other expensive and deadly stuff like that. So, from now on, when some authority tells you, that something natural which were created perfectly healthy for you, is really bad for you now, then you should just smile and nod, but then go home or to the library and do a deep research on their “new” breakthrough before jumping to conclusions. You could save your life and money, your family’s life and money, and even the lives and the money of people around you. Anyway, lets continue on our little research on cow’s milk. The Nutrients that you will find in whole milk, I couldn’t find the nutritional data on raw milk, that tells me even more about FDA hiding something from people…
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin (good amount)
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin B12, Cobalamin
– Vitamin D (good amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Natural Fats
– Cholesterol
– Sodium
– Carbohydrates
– Protein
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Sugars
– Calcium (good amount)
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus (good amount)
– Potassium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Selenium
– Amino Acids

The Benefits of healthy raw Cow’s milk are very good:
– Supports strong bones
– Strengthens bones
– Prevents bone loss
– Protects from colon cancer
– Protects from obesity
– Helps prevent migraine headaches
– Supports weight loss
– Reduces PMS symptoms
– Reduces risk of metabolic syndrome
– Helps protect from breast cancer
– Helps protect from Gout
– Protect from Cardiovascular diseases
– Provides healthy energy
– Improves Thyroid Health
– Protects from toxins
– Protects from colds
– Protects from infections
– Supports Immune system
– Supports Heart Health
– and more that we don’t know about :)

Red Beans Nutrients and Benefits

red beansRed Beans are also healthy and are kind of different from black beans. There are usually two kind of red beans, small and big. Red Beans are pretty healthy Legumes because of these nutrients:
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin B1, thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Lots of folate
– Pantothenic Acid
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Lots of Manganese
– Selenium
– Water
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Lots of Dietary Fiber
– Carbohydrates
– Protein

The Red Bean Legumes have very important benefits too that are great for our bodies:
– strengthens teeth
– strengthens bones
– provides healthy energy
– promotes bone health
– promotes bone development
– prevents tiredness
– promotes heart health
– promotes weight loss
– prevents cancers
– provides good antioxidant protection
– prevents stroke