Nutrition

Learn more about nutrition facts of different types of foods, and other tips and information about how to maintain a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.

The Ultimate Guide to Nuts

Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals, but some are healthier than others.

With so many different types of nuts to choose from, it may be hard to figure out which ones are best for you, and which ones you shouldn’t eat to many of.

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Health benefits of cucumbers

The cucumber is the fourth most cultivated vegetable (or should I say fruit?) in the world and is known to have some surprising health benefits.

Confusion exists around cucumber being a plant or a fruit. Cucumber is essentially a plant – cucumis sativus – that grows 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 the fruit is not only delicious but also quite 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 and avocado green smoothie

Spinach and kale are very popular ingredients for green smoothies because of their strong nutritional benefits but also because of their good taste.

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

To make it even more nutritious, add a bit of avocado to get that delicious creamy texture.

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10 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Smoothies

Reasons to start drinking green smoothies

Green smoothies have become increasingly popular over the years and with so many affordable household blenders on the market it is now easier than ever to prepare green smoothies in your own kitchen.

Here are 10 good reasons why you should start drinking green smoothies and make positive health changes to your life.

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The Power of Chia

Nutritional benefits of chia seeds

Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a member of the mint family, originally grown in central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds were an important part of the Aztec and Mayan diet.

The seeds of chia are either white or black, and even though the seeds are incredibly small, they contain a great amount of nutrition. Chia is essentially one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can find.

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Is Avocado the Perfect Food?

Health benefits of avocados

The avocado is a green tropical fruit loved by many, mainly because of its distinctive non-sweet taste and its smooth, silky texture.

Loaded with a great variety of nutrients, avocados are considered as one of the healthiest foods that Mother Nature has on offer.

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Raw, White or Brown Sugar, Which Is Best for You?

Raw sugar, white sugar and brown sugar

Let’s face it, we all have a bit of a sweet tooth. Most of us love a little snack in the afternoon or a delicious dessert after dinner.

But high sugar consumption comes at a cost, such as increased risk of obesity and diabetes.

When we use sugar as an ingredient in our cooking, or when we put sugar in our coffee or tea, what type of sugar should we actually choose?

Let’s have a closer look at the differences between raw sugar, white sugar and brown sugar so you know which one is right for you.

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