Eat Green Chinese Cabbage To Lose Weight

March 19th, 2012

Eat green Chinese cabbage to lose weight and get a fiber boost. It is a healthy source of many nutrients and is a good addition to a well-balanced diet that supports our good health. A cup of shredded Chinese cabbage contains 9 calories and virtually no fat.

While Chinese cabbage is low in carbs, a large portion of the carbs the vegetable provides comes from fiber. Out of the 1.5 g of carbs in one cup of shredded Chinese cabbage, about half, or 0.7 g, comes from fiber.

Fiber is important for dieting because it helps you feel full and helps keep your blood sugar levels stable. It also promotes the health of your digestive system and might aid in managing your cholesterol levels. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yacon: Natural Sweetener That Heals

March 8th, 2012

Yacon: natural sweetener that heals. Yacon root is a gift from nature that has been enjoyed for centuries in the Andean highlands of Peru. Imagine a natural low-calorie sweet treat that you can indulge in even if you’re diabetic.  Yacon is glucose-free sweetener that can improve digestive health as well as help reduce sugar intake.

Its flavor isn’t what what you might expect from an underground tuber – it’s like a sweet cross between early apples, watermelon and very mild celery, with a touch of pear. The tuber has that fine texture of water chestnuts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Radishes: A Healthy Snack That Loves You Back.

February 26th, 2012

Radishes. A healthy snack that loves you back and can detoxify your liver by helping you lose weight.

Radishes are considered a very filling food, despite their small size. They are also low in carbohydrates, high in roughage and have plenty of water. All of these are good ingredients if you’re  looking to lose weight and take pressure off your liver function.

Radishes have been held in high esteem for healing qualities by old housewives for ages. Many people have claimed radishes are capable of curing anything from coughing, digestion problems, liver health, to skin problems and even cancer. Although not all these may be true, there are some very real health benefits associated with consuming radishes regularly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Onions Do More Than Just Flavor Food

February 15th, 2012

Onions do more than just flavor food; they also provide health-promoting phytochemicals as well as nutrients. Onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and have only 45 calories per serving. They are sodium, fat, and cholesterol free.

One medium onion contains as much vitamin C as each of the following: 2 apples, 1 banana, 1 tomato, or 1 orange. They are an excellent source of fiber which helps to keep the digestive track working properly.  Onions also contain Vitamin B6 which is required to sustain a healthy nervous system that positively affects the skin, the blood cell system, mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Surprising Way To Lower Cholesterol With Collard Greens

February 8th, 2012

A surprising way to lower cholesterol with collard greens. Collard greens provide us with cholesterol-lowering benefit whether they are raw or cooked.

—The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens out shined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract.

Since bile acids are made from cholesterol, the net impact of this bile acid binding is a lowering of the body’s cholesterol level. It’s worth noting that steamed collards show much greater bile acid binding ability than raw collards. Read the rest of this entry »

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