Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Green Beans

What are the benefits of Green Beans?

What’s New and Beneficial about Green Beans Because of their rich green color, we don’t always think about green beans as providing us with important amounts of colorful pigments like carotenoids. But they do! Recent studies have confirmed the presence of lutein, beta-carotene, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin in green beans. In some cases, the presence of […]

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Garlic And Health

What’s New and Beneficial About Garlic You can increase the health benefits you receive from garlic by letting it sit after you’ve chopped it or crushed it. If you give your chopped/crushed garlic time to sit before changing its temperature (through cooking) or its pH (through the addition of acidic food like lemon juice), it […]

Fennel

What are the benefits of Fennel?

Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to the ever popular Mediterranean cuisine. Most often associated with Italian cooking, be sure to add this to your selection of fresh vegetables from the autumn through early spring when it is readily available and at its best. Fennel is composed of a white or […]

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What are the benefits of Eggplant?

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

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What are the benefits of Cucumbers?

Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same botanical family as melons (including watermelon and cantaloupe) and squashes (including summer squash, winter squash, zucchini and pumpkin). Commercial production of cucumbers is usually divided into two types. “Slicing cucumbers” are produced for fresh consumption. “Pickling cucumbers” are produced for eventual processing into […]

Collard Greens

Collard Greens And Health

What’s New and Beneficial About Collard Greens   The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. When […]

Celery

What are the benefits of Celery?

What’s New and Beneficial About Celery   If you have become accustomed to thinking about celery as a crunchy, low-cal vegetable but not a key part of your health support, it is time to think again. Recent research has greatly bolstered our knowledge about celery’s anti-inflammatory health benefits, including its protection against inflammation in the […]

Cauliflower

What are the benefits of Cauliflower?

WHFoods Recommendations   You’ll want to include cauliflower as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. At a minimum, include cruciferous vegetables as part of your diet 2-3 times per week, and make the serving size […]

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What are the benefits of Carrots?

Although carrots are available throughout the year, locally grown carrots are in season in the summer and fall when they are the freshest and most flavorful. Carrots belong to the Umbelliferae family, named after the umbrella-like flower clusters that plants in this family produce. As such, carrots are related to parsnips, fennel, parsley, anise, caraway, […]

cabbage

What are the benefits of Cabbage?

What’s New and Beneficial About Cabbage   Cabbage can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in cabbage do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for […]