Eggplant

Overview: This deep purple vegetables has been described to have a pleasant bitter taste with a spongy texture. The eggplant is also available in many other colors like lavender, jade green, orange, and yellow-white. Eggplants are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and important phytonutrients. Benefits: The phytonutrient, nasunin, found in the eggplant skin, has been shown to be a potent antioxidant. It gets rid of free radicals in the body and protects the cell membranes from damage. It...
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Broccoli

Overview: Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family. It is a man-made plant, created from the breeding of cultivated leafy cole crops in the Northern Mediterranean in the 6th century BCE. Although many claim that they do not like to eat broccoli, there is no denying that it surpasses countless of other healthy foods in health benefits. It is essential to incorporate broccoli into one’s diet. Benefits: Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which the body creates into the anti-cance...
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Turmeric

Overview: Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is native to Southern Asia, and is mostly grown in India. The Roots and Bulbs of Turmeric are used in medicine, and are available as a Capsule, Fluid Extract, or as a Tincture (UMMC). Turmeric is also known as Indian Saffron, Curcumin, and Jiang Huang. It has Circuminoids, which have Antioxidant Activity and Inhibit Inflammation Mediating Molecules. Antioxidants protect Cells and DNA in our bodies against Oxygen Free Radicals (Sloan Kettering). Benefits: ...
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Cabbage

Overview: Cabbage has been used for its medical uses dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Cabbage is native to the Mediterranean region and is known for being an excellent diet food due to its low caloric value. Many people are aware that cabbage can help with digestive problems but may be unaware of its many other uses. Cabbage may also be referred to as Collard Greens, Green Cabbage, Kale, Purple Cabbage, Red Cabbage, and White Cabbage. Benefits: One of the many benefits of cab...
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Black Pepper

Overview: Black pepper is one of the most common spices used around the world. It not only adds flavor to a variety of foods but it also aids in digestion due to the active compound piperine (Le Blanc). Black pepper is also known as black pepper oil, Brazilian black pepper, pink pepper, red pepper and white pepper. Benefits: One of the most heavily researched benefits of black pepper is its ability to increase the production of gastric juices. In a study conducted by the University of Port ...
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