Bell Peppers


  In the U.S. the term sweet pepper covers a wide variety of mild peppers that, like the chile, belong to the capsicum family. The best known sweet peppers are bell peppers, named for their bell-like shape. They have a mild, sweet flavor and crisp juicy flesh. When young most bell peppers are a rich, bright green, but there are also yellow, orange, purple, red … Continue reading Bell Peppers

Red delicious


  Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol. “Apples are high in polyphenols, which function as antioxidants,” said Laura Flores, a nutritionist based in San Diego. “These polyphenols are found in both the skin of … Continue reading Red delicious

Oranges


Sweet, juicy oranges make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal. A whole orange contains only about 85 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium. And, of course, “oranges are well known for their vitamin C content,” said Laura Flores, a San Diego-based nutritionist. Oranges may boost your immune system and improve your skin; they also aid with heart health, cholesterol levels, and … Continue reading Oranges

Carrots–among the world’s healthiest foods


Did you know carrots are ranked among the world’s healthiest foods. They belong to the Umbelliferae family, named after the umbrella-like flower clusters that plants in this family produce. Most of us associate carrots with the color orange, but carrots come in a variety of colors including white, yellow, red, or purple. Carrots are good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and … Continue reading Carrots–among the world’s healthiest foods