Calcium is the main structural mineral in the body. About 99% of the body´s 3 pounds of calcium is in the skeleton and teeth and is accountable for their resistance and strength. Calcium in the bones and teeth is not always located there, this is since the bones and teeth also serve as reservoir for […]
A recent study has shown that significant amounts of phenolic acids are present in raisins, these compounds are responsible for health benefits. Total antioxidant capacity and total polyphenol contents remain relatively unaffected when grapes are dehydrated into raisins. When comparable amounts of grapes are fed either as fresh grapes, raisins or wine (non-alcoholic); similar quantities […]
This is an effective diuretic that combats excess weight due to water retention, helps remove fat, prevents oxidation of the food in the stomach, lowers cholesterol, provides fiber and helps circulation problems.
Tomatoes are one of the vegetables rich in oligosaccharides. Oligosaccharides are functional foods very popular in Japan; they cannot be digested by the human organism, but are used specifically by bifidobacteria, a group of microorganisms which are antagonists of undesirable bacteria in the digestive tract. The beneficial health effects of the consumption of oligosaccharides are […]
Cereal with health benefits!! Oatmeal (family Poaceae) is richer in fats and minerals than other cereals, but it is also known for its high protein content (11% in its dry weight). Oatmeal also has insignificant amounts of gluten; therefore it may be well tolerated if you have a mild gluten intolerance. Oatmeal flour contains approximately […]