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24 Dec / 2015 Health benefits of Macadamia nuts

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Macadamia nuts

Sweet, delicious and flavorful macadamia nut is one of the popular edible nuts packed with notable health-benefiting nutrients. Botanically, macadamia belongs to the family of Proteaceae, in the genus: Macadamia. Some of common names include Australia nut, Queensland nut, bush nut, etc.

24 Dec / 2015 Health benefits of Hazelnuts

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Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are sweet, and incredibly nutritious edible kernels from the "birch" or Betulaceae family of trees. “Filbert” (C.maxima) is similar in kind, and related to the common hazel but only differing in having its nut totally covered by its tubular involucre. In Britain, both of these nuts are in general enjoyed as "cobnuts."

Scientific name: Corylus avellana.

The hazel is a small deciduous tree originated in southern Europe and Turkey. It is now being cultivated in many regions of the world, including USA as an important commercial crop.

24 Dec / 2015 Health benefits of chia seeds

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Chia Seeds

Does chia seeds have packed with all the nutrients in order to label them as numero uno, ultimate foodgrain? Or are they just an another novel entrant to the spectrum of food items so called "superfoods"?

Chia are tiny, oblong shaped oil-seeds consumed as one of the staple by ancient Aztecs. The crop, in fact, was cultivated in the same measure to corn and amaranth by native Mexicans. Many nutrition experts believe chia (Salvia hispanica. L) seeds top the list of functional foods because of their wholesome nutritional properties. In fact, nutrition planners today looking up at chia as a single wholesome source of phyto-nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids (a-Linolenic acid), anti-oxidants, minearls, vitamins and dietary fiber in right proportions.

Botanically, chia is a low-growing herb in the mint family of plants. Scientific name: Salvia hispanica.

11 Dec / 2015 Health Benefits of Horsetail

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Horsetail

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is an herbal remedy that dates back to ancient Roman and Greek times. It was used traditionally to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis and kidney problems. The name Equisetum is derived from the Latin roots equus, meaning "horse," and seta, meaning "bristle."

10 Dec / 2015 Health Benefits of Sorghum

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Sorghum

Sorghum may be cooked and served alone, popped, or used in porridges and breads. A 1-cup, 192-gram serving of sorghum is energy-rich, providing 650 calories, 48 percent of your recommended daily intake, or RDI, for carbohydrates, mainly complex carbohydrates, and 48 percent of your RDI for fiber. Sorghum is rich in thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and trace minerals such as iron, phosphorus and potassium. The color of sorghum varies from white to red to black, and the bran of dark-colored varieties is rich in compounds called phenolic acids, tannins, anthocyanins and policosanols.

 

10 Dec / 2015 Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla

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Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla is the common name for Smilax ornata (formally smilax regelii), which has been used medicinally to treat everything from chronic pain to toe fungus. Other common names include sarsaparilla, Honduran sarsaparilla, and Jamaican sarsaparilla.

It has likely been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of South America but was first introduced to Europe near the end of the Dark Ages. Today, it is still a popular supplement ingredient and medicinal treatment for a wide variety of internal and external health conditions.

 

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