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.
Studies have shown that grapefruits may reduce our cholesterol levels and more important our insulin levels; which helps our body process food more efficiently and quickly burning more calories and storing less fat. The grapefruit (Citrus paradise) belongs to the group of citrus, it is a bitter to semi-sweet fruit. It is a good source […]
Avocados are rich in potassium, fiber and Vitamins B, E and K. Avocados are excellent for natural skin and health care. Avocado fruit (Persea americana) originated in Central America and it contains most food nutrients values after olives. It may help to improve digestive problems such as: colitis and duodenal ulcers. Also it has an […]
Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are one of the most important sources of proteins, calories, B vitamins and minerals in Latinamerica. So beans are a little difficult to categorize, they are mainly legumes but are also considered starchy vegetables, in this occasion; since they contain a significant amount of carbohydrates we are going to put them in […]
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 […]
Linen (Linum usitatissimum) is a very important oilseed in Canada and this country is responsible for the majority of its exports around the world, also known as linseed. Besides containing a-linolenic acid and having high quality protein, linseed has a strong potential as being a natural source of flavonoids, lignans and phenolic acids, all of […]