Carrots

Antioxidant Carrot
Overview: Carrots are packed full of a variety of vitamins and minerals that improve overall health throughout the body.  Carrots act as effective antioxidents because of their high beta-carotene content.  More antioxidant properties exist in carrots due to the high potency of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, and B8, as well as biotin, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Benefits: Carrots are also high in fiber, which aids in the digestive tract.  In additi...
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Pumpkin

Overview: For most Americans, the pumpkin has been associated with Halloween and fall desserts. Not only are pumpkins delicious, but they are also packed full with healthy vitamins and other beneficial nutrients. These nutrients and vitamins are found in the seeds as well as the pumpkin itself. Benefits: Pumpkins are plentiful in Vitamin A. This Vitamin is essential for vision, especially vision in dim light. They are also rich in carotenoids, which makes the pumpkin orange. This includes b...
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Bananas

Benefits: Bananas are a typical soil grown foods that have an ample measure of profits. There are two unique sorts of bananas: sweet bananas and plantain bananas. In spite of the fact that the regular bananas has a yellow skin, they can likewise be red, pink, purple, or dark tones when ready. Plantain bananas are here and there considered a vegetable since they are starchier than sweet bananas and have a higher beta-carotene focus also. Bananas are particularly rich in potassium, which is a ...
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Zinc

Zinc Overview: Zinc is a metal/element that helps wound healing. It provides protection against cell death. According to WebMD, “Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency and its consequences, including stunted growth and acute diarrhea in children, and slow wound healing”. Zinc topical ointments can be used for psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Also it can help improve infections and increasing wound healing. There are also many other uses for Zinc. Zinc supplements are used f...
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Licorice

Licorice Overview: Licorice has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy though most people know it for its sweet flavor. Licorice can be used to treat a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to liver disease because of its demulcent, soothing, coating and expectorant properties (Ehrlich). Benefits: Research has found that Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) can be possibly used to treat stomach ulcers (Ehrlch). Licorice provides relief to ulcers by calming the muscle ...
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Holy Basil

Overview: Holy Basil has been used for many years as a medicinal herb which brings the body systems into balance and increase resilience (Roizman). Research has shown that holy basil can help to treat certain medical conditions; however, more research still needs to be conducted. Benefits: Research conducted by the “Journal of Medicinal Foods” found that holy basil has detoxifying effects on the body. The detoxifying effects of holy basil protect the liver from damage and prevented the oxid...
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Garlic

Overview: Garlic, Allium sativum, is an herb, which was originally grown in Central Asia. It goes by many names, including “Nectar of the Gods’ and “Stinking Rose”. Historically, Garlic has been used as a spice. However, Garlic has many medical applications as well, which are derived from the plant’s bulb. Garlic can be used to prevent Heart and Vascular Disease, Cancer, Colds, Skin Infections, and Tick Bites. Benefits: It has been demonstrated that Garlic lowers Blood Pressure in individua...
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