Brown Rice Versus White Rice

Brown rice versus white rice

Brown rice or white rice, which one is better for you and which one should you choose? Learn which type of rice is higher in nutrients and which one is the better choice for weight loss.

Brown rice is high in nutrients such as manganese, thiamine, niacin, phosphorus and magnesium, and white rice is often enriched, so it is a good source of folate, niacin, thiamine, iron, selenium and manganese.

But when it comes to weight loss, brown rice is the better choice, because it is lower in calories and higher in fiber than white rice.

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Watermelon

Health benefits of watermelon

One of my favorite summer fruits must be the good old watermelon, it literally ticks all the boxes for me. Watermelon is juicy, it’s easy to eat, it has the perfect texture, it’s super refreshing, and best of all, it has the best flavors!

It’s also a super nutritious fruit, full of essential vitamin and minerals. It is also incredibly hydrating, and is naturally low-fat.

Make watermelon part of your daily diet and take advantage of the health benefits it offers, from improving cardiovascular health to boosting your immune system.

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Cucumber health benefits

The beloved and versatile cucumber is the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and is known to have some surprising health benefits.

But is cucumber a vegetable or a fruit? Cucumber is essentially a plant that goes by the name of cucumis sativus, and this plant happens to grow green juicy fruits. These fruits are sometimes used as culinary vegetables, even though they are technically fruits.

The cucumber plant originates from South Asia but is now grown all around the world. And for good reason, because this fruit is not only delicious, but also very nutritious.

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Mint Green Smoothie with Pineapple and Spinach

Mint green smoothie with pineapple and spinach

Mint may not be the most common ingredient for green smoothies, but its health benefits are indisputable.

Mint is very rich in antioxidants, is good for the stomach, helps against nausea and headaches, and also promotes healthy skin.

Mint has a very unique taste and distinct smell, so it is important to mix mint with the right ingredients to make your green smoothie taste great.

This is a simple mint green smoothie that you can use to start experimenting with mint in your smoothies.

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Kale, Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothie

Kale spinach avocado green smoothie recipe

Kale and spinach are two of my favorite veggies to add to my green smoothies, because of their strong nutritional benefits but also because of their somewhat neutral flavors.

When you combine these two together and mix it up with avocado and fresh fruit, chances are you will end up with a super nutritious and very green looking smoothie.

This particular kale, spinach and avocado green smoothie recipe is one of my classics that I like prepare quite often whenever I need a healthy energy boost!

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The Power of Chia (Nutritional Benefits)

The power of chia seeds

Have you ever tried chia seeds? I found out about these tiny nutrition powerhouses only recently and was surprised at how versatile they really are.

However, as small as they may be, chia seeds really do pack a punch when it comes to vitamins and minerals. So much so that I often add them to my smoothies, or sprinkle them on my salads or yogurts.

So let’s have a closer look at what chia seeds actually are, and what type of nutritional benefits they offer.

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