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Avocados have become the darling of the produce section in supermarkets and health food stores. They’re the go-to ingredient for guacamole dips at parties. And they’re also turning up in everything from salads and wraps to smoothies and even brownies. So what, exactly, makes this pear-shaped berry (yes, that’s right!) such a super food? Read more
Garlic — known to some as the stinking rose — is used by many cuisines around the world to add flavour to food, but it’s also been used as a natural medicinal ingredient for centuries, both in its fresh plant form and as a supplement. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/25/benefits-of-garlic_n_3990616.html
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,
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
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
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