benefits of Banana

What are the benefits of Banana?

Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year. The banana plant grows 10 to 26 feet and belongs to the Musaceae family of plants along with plantains. The cluster of fruits contain anywhere from 50 to 150 bananas with individual fruits grouped in bunches,... [More..]

Apricots

Health Benefits of Apricot

Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Although dried and canned apricots are available year-round, fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C and are in season in North America from May through August. Any fresh fruit you see during the winter months have... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Apples

What’s New and Beneficial About Apples The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar. Recent research has shown that apple polyphenols can help prevent spikes in blood sugar through a variety of mechanisms. Flavonoids like quercetin found in apples can inhibit enzymes like alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase. Since these... [More..]

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Green tea benefits for weight loss

All true teas—as distinct from herbal and flower infusions, which afficiandos call tisanes, are made from the leaves of an evergreen tree with the botanical name of Camellia sinensis. Although reaching a height of 30 feet in the wild, on tea plantations (called gardens or estates), the plant is kept as a shrub, constantly pruned to a height of about... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Tuna

An Important Message About Tuna   We have placed tuna on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like tuna) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. One of the most controversial aspects of tuna is its potential... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Shrimp

Shrimp is Our Food of the Week   This week we celebrate another one of our new Foods of the Week, shrimp. Shrimp accounts for 25% of all seafood purchased in the U.S. today. Shrimp provides a rich source of astaxantin, a carotenoid that is receiving special attention in the latest health research, primarily for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant... [More..]

scallops

Health Benefits of Scallops

The soft fleshy texture and delicately mild sweet flavor of scallops are enjoyed by even those who are not particularly fond of fish or other shellfish. The season for fresh sea scallops and bay scallops runs from October through March, while fresh calico scallops are available from December through May. Sea scallops and frozen scallops are available... [More..]

Health Sardines

Health Benefits of Sardines

Nutrients in Sardines 3.20 oz-wt (90.72 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  vitamin B12135.1%  tryptophan78.1%  selenium68.3%  omega-3 fats55.8%  protein44.6%  phosphorus44.4%  vitamin D43.7%  calcium34.6%  vitamin B323.8%  choline16% Calories (188)10% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Sardines provides for each... [More..]

Health Benefits of Salmon

Health Benefits of Salmon

What’s New and Beneficial about Salmon   With so much focus on the amazing omega-3 benefits of salmon, other unique health benefits from salmon may have been inadvertently overlooked. One fascinating new area of health benefits involves the protein and amino acid content of salmon. Several recent studies have found that salmon contains small... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Halibut

The firm white meat and delicately sweet flavor of halibut, combined with its high nutritional value, make it a favorite among fish lovers. Fishing season for halibut is in the summer and fall when it is available fresh and of optimum quality. Frozen halibut is available throughout the year. Halibut is the largest of the flatfish and one of the largest... [More..]