Jerusalem Artichoke Nutrients and Benefits

Jerusalem Artichoke - Sunroot - Sunchoke - TopinamburJerusalem Artichoke is a Herbaceous and Perennial Plant. It can also be called Sunroot, Sunchoke, Earth Apple, or Topinambur. Jerusalem Artichoke plant looks like a skinny and tall sunflower and it actually is a specie of the sunflower. Jerusalem Artichoke can have yellow flowers on top of it and green leaves on its body, but the root is very similar to the ginger root. Overall, the Jerusalem Artichoke can grow up to almost ten feet or three meters. The Raw Root of the Jerusalem Artichoke has a crisp texture and taste to it, similar to potatoes, and it can be either White, Red, Purple, or Brownish in color. You probably noticed the Jerusalem part in one of the names of this plant, but to tell you the truth, people really don’t know why it is called Jerusalem Artichoke, because as far as we all know this plant has nothing to do with Jerusalem. Also, you see the Artichoke part of the name for this plant, and again as far as we know there is no reason for this plant to be called an artichoke, except that some French explorer noted that the dish that was made with this Jerusalem Artichoke resembled the real Artichoke Vegetable. Somewhere in Europe in the year 2002 this Jerusalem Artichoke was named as The Best Soup Vegetable. Some people more prefer the Jerusalem Artichoke to be steamed than boiled. A cup or 150 grams of Raw Jerusalem Artichokes can contain these Nutrients: Continue reading

Sunflower Oil Nutrients and Benefits

Have you ever tried the real Sunflower Oil? Have you ever smelled it? Have you ever seen the color of the real genuine 100% pure Sunflower Oil? It is amazing. Last time I tried that kind of Sunflower Oil was in Ukraine when I was about twelve years old. Me and my dad got the seeds from sunflowers and went to some place where they squeeze out the oil for you out of your seeds. When we got out of there and went home, we actually took some fresh bread and dipped it in that oil and ate it. And I think we used some salt, but I’m not sure. I will never forget that taste, the best of the best. I have been looking in stores for anything similar to it and I couldn’t find anything even close to that oil in any typical or organic stores. I tried a few of the ones we bought and still nothing was what I am looking for. But then we realized that Russian Grocery stores in America sell sunflower oils. So we started trying out different brands. All of the brands were still too far away from the real color, taste and smell, except for one sunflower oil brand called Kubanochka Unrefined Sunflower Oil, in Russian it is Кубаночка™. Yep, believe it or not, I finally found a brand in Sunflower oil that is actually reminds me of my childhood memories about the Real, Genuine, Fresh, and Tasty Sunflower Oil. The Real sunflower oil is really good for our health, if you enjoy it in the right amounts, just don’t overdose on it because of the Omega Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. The Nutrients in about 100 grams of Sunflower Oil are:
- Vitamin E (Extreme Amount)
- Vitamin K
- Calories (Good amount)
- Natural Fats (Extreme amount)
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Linolenic)
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic)
- Omega 9 Fatty Acids (Oleic)

Like I said before if you use just the right amount of Sunflower Oil in your foods, then you could enjoy these benefits and not overdose and get sick later:
- Protects skin from ultraviolet light
- Protects from free radicals
- Improves cell function
- May prevent from Prostate cancer
- Helps protect from Alzheimer’s disease
- Improves digestive system function
- Prevents tingling under skin
- Improves sensation under skin
- Reduces Gallbladder problems
- Reduces Liver issues
- Improves blood clotting
- Improves wound healing
- Reduces risk of CAD, Coronary Artery Disease
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- May protect from osteoporosis
- Improves skin growth
- Improves hair growth
- Regulates Metabolism
- Maintains Reproductive Capability
- Improves brain function
- Improves brain growth

Sunflower Seeds Nutrients and Benefits

sunflower seedsMany people love sunflower seeds and I do too, especially when you know how to cook them right, but since raw is healthier then I’m fine with eating raw seeds too. If you fry the seeds while they are still in their shells then that tastes so good, but make sure not to burn them, keep stirring them, and fry them dry, just lightly. Anyway, here is the reason raw is better:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Lots of Vitamin E
- Lots of Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Manganese
- Magnesium
- Copper
- Tryptophan
- Selenium
- Phosphorus
- Folate
- Carbohydrates
- Protein
- Dietary Fiber
- Natural Fats
- Calcium
- Iron
- Potassium
- Omega 3 fatty Acids
- Omega 6 fatty Acids

and more of other good and healthy stuff but in smaller amounts. Then there is benefits list following, ofcourse…
- supports cardiovascular health
- prevents inflammations
- helps prevent asthma
- helps prevent Osteoarthritis
- helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis
- protects from free radicals
- reduces diabetic problems
- lowers cholesterol
- decreases risk of cancers
- lowers high blood pressure
- reduces risk of heart attack
- reduces risk of stroke
- helps prevent migraine headaches
- helps with detoxification