Health Benefits of Sweet Granadilla or Grenadia

Sweet granadilla or grenadia is a highly nutritious and flavorful fruit, with an orange to yellow skin when ripe. It is native to countries in Central and South America, including Mexico. Today, sweet granadilla grows in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Argentina. It is also an exotic fruit to tropical regions inContinue reading “Health Benefits of Sweet Granadilla or Grenadia”

Ten Health Benefits Of Kiwano/Horned Melon

Kiwano or horned melon is a fruit with bright orange skin and an edible lime green flesh. The name varies widely, depending on the region. Kiwano is commonly regarded as spiked melon, African horned cucumber, jelly melon, or blowfish fruit. Scientifically, the horned melon is known as Cucumis metuliferus. The fruit was originally grown inContinue reading “Ten Health Benefits Of Kiwano/Horned Melon”

Facts and Myths About Keto Diet Plans

The ketogenic or keto diet has grown in popularity in the last few years. However, keto diet plans have been in existence for nearly 100 years. The ketogenic diet dates back to 1921 when a Mayo Clinic physician expressed the concept of using a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. The keto diet plan revolves around consuming foodContinue reading “Facts and Myths About Keto Diet Plans”

Five Reasons You Should Eat Dragon Fruit Or Pitahaya

Dragon fruit or pitahaya/pitaya is a red-skinned fruit mainly grown in the tropics and subtropics. Dragon fruit is sometimes referred to as the strawberry pear and grows in different places globally. In the United States, dragon fruit is cultivated in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and southern California. Globally, the fruit grows well in the Caribbean, Australia,Continue reading “Five Reasons You Should Eat Dragon Fruit Or Pitahaya”

Dietary Value And Health Benefits Of Ginger

Ginger is a rhizome that finds wide use in flavoring and adding fragrance to foods and beverages. Ginger also has medicinal properties that justify its use in treating different conditions. For instance, there is a reference to the use of ginger for medicinal purposes in Chinese, Arabic, Greek, and Arabic records. Ginger is consumed freshContinue reading “Dietary Value And Health Benefits Of Ginger”

Aloe Vera and Weight Loss

Weight loss has become an increasingly important element of a healthy lifestyle in the wake of growing obesity concerns. At the same time, aloe vera has found increasing support in literature as a solution to obesity and overweight problems. Aloe vera demonstrates anti-obesity effects and aids in weight loss in several ways. Improves Metabolism AloeContinue reading “Aloe Vera and Weight Loss”

Macadamia Nuts: Nutritional Facts and Benefits

Did you know that macadamia nuts have a higher total fat content than most types of nuts, including cashews, pistachios, almonds, peanuts, and walnuts? However, macadamia nuts largely contain monounsaturated fats that have numerous health benefits. In fact, over 75 percent of the total fat content in macadamia nuts is monounsaturated fats. Improve Heart HealthContinue reading “Macadamia Nuts: Nutritional Facts and Benefits”

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Have you ever asked yourself why aloe vera features prominently as a key ingredient in your everyday beauty, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products? Aloe vera finds great use in different places across the world. It has numerous health benefits when consumed as a juice or used as an ointment. Its wide availability in tropic, subtropic, andContinue reading “Health Benefits of Aloe Vera”

Is Turmeric Safe? Does It Have Any Side Effects?

In most cases, turmeric is safe because people take it in relatively small quantities in their food. However, this spice might have side effects when taken in large quantities. According to the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, the recommended daily dose of turmeric is 1.4 mg for every pound of your body weightContinue reading “Is Turmeric Safe? Does It Have Any Side Effects?”

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the oldest spices in use today. Its use is documented as far back as 4000 years. It was used for medicinal purposes across India, China, and other countries in the Asian continent. Today, it is a key ingredient in the meals of almost every country across the globe. Turmeric is aContinue reading “Health Benefits of Turmeric”

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