Sweet Potatoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Sweet potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch. They have got over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A in one medium spud, as well as loads of fiber and potassium. They have got more grams of natural sugars than regular potato but more overall nutrients with fewer calories. Despite the terms sweet potato and … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Oranges: Health Benefits

There are thousands of reasons why eating an orange a day is a good idea; they are low in calories but full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions as part of an overall healthy and varied diet. Orange trees are the most … Continue reading Oranges: Health Benefits

Watercress: Health Benefits

Watercress is a dark, leafy green grown in natural spring water. For the past few decades, watercress has been used as little more than a plate garnish; however, it is now seeing a resurgence in popularity as one of the next big super foods. An ancient green said to have been a staple in the … Continue reading Watercress: Health Benefits

What is Healthy Eating? What is a Healthy Diet?

Healthy eating means consuming the right quantities of foods from all food groups in order to lead a healthy life. Diet is often referred to as some dietary regimen for losing weight. However, diet simply means what food we eat in the course of a 24-hour, one week, or one month, etc. period. A good … Continue reading What is Healthy Eating? What is a Healthy Diet?

Healthful Food Perceptions Influenced by Price

 Many of us have been trawling grocery stores in the search for healthful foods to kick-start the New Year's resolution of losing weight. But according to new research, you should avoid looking at the prices - it might skew your perception of what foods are good for you. Researchers find that food prices influence our … Continue reading Healthful Food Perceptions Influenced by Price

Cilantro: Health Benefits

The health benefits of fresh herbs are often overlooked; however, they can be just as essential to a healthy diet as fruits and vegetables thanks to their high antioxidant content. Learning how to use fresh herbs and spices like cilantro to flavor food can also help to cut down on sodium intake. In this article, we will give a … Continue reading Cilantro: Health Benefits

What is Beta-Carotene? What Are The Benefits of Beta-Carotene?

Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables. The name beta-carotene comes from the Greek "beta" and Latin "carota" (carrot). It is the yellow/orange pigment that gives vegetables and fruits their rich colors. H. Wachenroder crystallized beta-carotene from carrot roots in 1831, and came up with the name … Continue reading What is Beta-Carotene? What Are The Benefits of Beta-Carotene?

Carrots: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why, you explain, "Because they're good for you!" But how did the carrot get such a good reputation and why exactly are … Continue reading Carrots: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Chewing Your Food Could Protect Against Infection

"Chew your food!" This is a phrase likely to have been heard by many of us during childhood. According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect against infection. Chew your food; it could help … Continue reading Chewing Your Food Could Protect Against Infection