Tip: Why are Green Leafy Vegetables Good for You?

Benefits of Dark Leafy GreensDark green leafy greens have been associated with lowering people’s risk of diabetes, stroke, colon cancer, cataracts, bone loss and memory loss.  They are packed with nutrients and contain large amounts of beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium and fiber.

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Tip: Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention

Cruciferous vegetables contain phytonutrients which help cleanse the body of cancer causing substances.

Cruciferous Vegetables and CancerCruciferous vegetables contain phytonutrients which help cleanse the body of cancer causing substances.  They are also a good source of beta carotene, vitamins C and E, folate, and calcium.

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Tip: Pomegranate Health Benefits

Pomegranates and its juice are good sources of Vitamin C, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), potassium, and the antioxidant polyphenol.

Pomegranate Juice BenefitsPomegranates, especially its juice, are good sources of Vitamin C, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), potassium, and the antioxidant polyphenol.  If you eat the seeds inside the arils you’ll get a little bit of fiber too.  Most of the research focus on the juice, since most of the health benefits are in the juice of the fruit.  A few of the noted pomegranate health benefits: Continue reading “Tip: Pomegranate Health Benefits”

Tip: Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Fresh fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants which are an essential component to your body’s defense against free radicals.

Antioxidants Free RadicalsFresh fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants which are an essential component to your body’s defense against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the body that can damage healthy cells.

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