Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Beet vegetable

The benefits of Beets

What’s New and Beneficial About Beets   Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving […]

Yams

Benefits Of Yams

Creamy or firm when cooked, yams have an earthy, hardy taste and usually a minimal amount of sweetness. Although they are available throughout the year their season runs from October through December when they are at their best. There are approximately 200 different varieties of yams with flesh colors varying from white to ivory to […]

Turnip Greens

Benefits Of Turnip Greens

What’s New and Beneficial About Turnip Greens   The noticeably bitter taste of turnip greens has been linked by researchers to its calcium content. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, turnip greens contain about 4 times more calcium than a much less bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage. Even in comparison to mustard greens, turnip greens contain about […]

Tomatoes

Benefits Of Tomatoes

An Important Message About Tomatoes   We have placed nightshade vegetables (such as tomatoes) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like tomatoes) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Nightshade vegetables can be […]

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Benefits Of Swiss chard

What’s New and Beneficial About Swiss Chard   We’ve become accustomed to thinking about vegetables as great sources of phytonutrients. Indeed they are! But we don’t always appreciate how unique each vegetable can be in terms of its phytonutrient content. Recent research has shown that chard leaves contain at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants, including […]

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Benefits Of Sweet potato

What’s New and Beneficial about Sweet Potatoes   Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. This benefit may be particularly true for children. In several studies from Africa, sweet potatoes were […]

Winter Squash

Benefits Of Winter Squash

What’s New and Beneficial about Winter Squash Although winter squash has long been recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, only recently have research studies documented just how fantastic winter squash can be when it comes to these key antioxidants. For some groups of study participants, winter squash turns out to be the primary […]

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Benefits Of Summer Squash

The delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh of summer squash is a perfect addition to any summer meal. While especially plentiful in the U.S. marketplace during the summer months, summer squash is actually available through the year. Summer squashes, members of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber, […]

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Benefits Of Spinach

What’s New and Beneficial About Spinach Bright, vibrant-looking spinach leaves are not only more appealing to the eye but more nourishing as well. Recent research has shown that spinach leaves that look fully alive and vital have greater concentrations of vitamin C than spinach leaves that are pale in color. The study authors suggest that […]

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Benefits Of Sea Vegetables

Sea Vegetables are our Food of the Week Western cultures are only recently beginning to enjoy the taste and nutritional value of sea vegetables, often referred to as seaweed, which have been a staple in the Japanese diet for centuries. Sea vegetables offer the broadest range of minerals of any food, containing virtually all the […]