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

Chayote Nutrients and Benefits

Chayote Fruit, Sayote, Tayota, Pear Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chuchu, Chocho, Choko, Christophene, Mirliton, Alligator PearChayote Fruit or Sechium Edule can be eaten either raw or cooked. Choyote can also be called Sayote, Tayota, Pear Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chuchu, Chocho, Choko, Christophene, Mirliton, or even an Alligator Pear. If you look at the picture you could see how this fruit looks like a boxing glove, or an old person’s closed mouth but without the teeth :) Chayote is originally from Central America. While cooking, Chayote fruit is cooked lightly just like the Summer Squash. Some people like to enjoy Chayote Fruit with Salad or Salsa. Most of the people are mainly interested in the fruit, but its leaves, seeds, stem, and the root are also edible. About one cup or 132 grams of Raw Chayote Fruit contains these Nutrients:
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (good amount)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Choline
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Manganese
- Copper
- Zinc
- Potassium
- Phosphorus
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Natural Fats
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber
- Natural Sugars
- Calories
- Amino Acids

The Chayote Benefits list is healthy and unique just like the Chayote Nutrients list:
- Supports cell production
- Helps protect from anemia
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Supports Healthy Nerve Function
- May prevent from osteoporosis
- 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 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

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