TAG: Nutrients

Top 10 Magnesium-Rich Foods

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body. It helps with effective functioning of nerves and muscles. It helps to maintain strong bones and regulates blood pressure and sugar levels. We need about 300-400 mg of magnesium every day. Below are listed the Top 10 magnesium-rich foods that will help boost your intake of this vital mineral. 1. Green Leafy Vegetables – the chlorophyll in vegetables like spinach which give them their green colour, contains magnesium. 2. Whole Grains – wheat, oats, rye, buckwheat. Not to be confused with refined grains such as white bread as the magnesium is lost… read more

Not Just For Halloween

Squash-gourds-and-mini-pumpkins

The pumpkin is one of the most versatile of vegetables. It can be made into muffins, pie, soups, salads, and even as a sweet or savoury dish. It is classed as a superfood as it is fantastic for your skin containing Vitamins A, C, E and zinc which help to prevent wrinkles. It can have an anti-inflammatory effect and combined with its high levels of antioxidants, can prevent arthritis and joint inflammation. The phytosterols can lower the risk of prostate cancer. It is said to be beneficial to sufferers of depression, can prevent kidney stones, is a diuretic and is also used… read more

Black Rice Benefits

Black Rice

Sometimes found tucked into packets of white rice, if not overlooked altogether, black rice is a sticky variety of rice that offers a vast selection of vitamins and nutrients not prevalent in other varieties. Like other foods of darker shades, it is generally better for you than its lighter colored counterparts like white rice, which pales in comparison. This is not mere coincidence; it owes its dark shade to the anthocyanin antioxidants it contains. Its color also garners it the names of ‘purple rice’ and ‘forbidden rice’. Don’t let the latter deter you. The only reason ever to neglect this grain,… read more

Rice for your Skin?

Rice for your Skin

We know that rice is a healthy addition to a balanced diet. However, it can nourish you externally as well. This is done by applying rice to your skin. Doing so replenishes your skin with vitamins, giving it a luminous glow, while shielding your skin from sun damage. One of the most common ways to apply rice to the skin is in powdered form. Rice powder can be applied in a thin layer beneath foundation or even replace powder foundations altogether. Some beauty supply stores carry rice powder, but you can just as easily make your own. If you have a coffee grinder or food processor handy, use it on… read more

Peanut Butter – Healthy?

Peanut butter

Peanuts, often consumed in the form of peanut butter, are not actually nuts; they’re highly nutritious legumes (a group that includes peas, beans, and lentils). Despite its fat and sodium content, peanut butter can be considered a health food for a number of reasons: Peanut butter contains fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients. Peanut butter has a similar ratio of saturated to unsaturated fat as olive oil, which is considered to be among the healthiest foods (saturated fat is fine in moderation; it only becomes a problem when people eat too much of it, which is common with modern… read more

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Many uses of coconut oil

Dry skin, a cut, or dirty hair?  Try some coconut oil.  Coconut oil offers many health benefits and here are some reasons why you should try it. 1.  Skin Care:  Coconut oil has been a proven moisturizer for all skin types.  It will leave your body looking refreshed and wide awake.  The fat in the oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles without any irritation.  Coconut oils can also help with various skin conditions.  In fact, the oil is frequently used in expensive skin care products. 2.  Stress Relief:  You’re having another long Monday at school or the office, your… read more