NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FOOD

Submited by Laura from Jimenez Chihuahua Mexico

This section shows the nutritional value of food, at least the food most known. It has no other pretension but spreading the benefits of vegetables, fruits, , legume, spices, herbs, fish, and meats; all of them beneficial for our health.

  • AVOCADO

  • This fruit is rich in vitamins E and D and contains a high amount of fiber and minerals. It is a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. Avocado helps to fortify the bones and works to avoid the formation of intestinal gases.

  • BASIL

  • After being washed and disinfected, basil needs to dry and air out; humidity can promote the growth of fungus. This herb is beneficial to digestion and helps control blood pressure.

  • BEANS

  • Beans are high in folic acid. Beans prevent anemia, helps against fatigue and is necessary for the formation of red blood cells.

  • BEEF STEAK

  • Steak is a major source of iron and vitamin B12. It is low in carbohydrates and contains the B group of vitamins, zinc and phosphorus.

  • BEETS

  • Beets are an excellent purifier of blood and are used to counteract liver infections. They are considered a natural deterrent to anemia.

  • CARROT

  • Carrots are rich in phosphorus and vitamin A, C, B6 and fiber. Its nutritional potency helps improve vision and maintain healthy skin. It is an antioxidant and is good for the digestion and overall health.

  • CELERY

  • Celery contains vitamin C and potassium. It works to cleanse the body of liquid toxins

  • CILANTRO

  • Cilantro improves and strengthens urinary valve function.

  • CINNAMON

  • Cinnamon contains properties that help control gases, colic and stomach problems. It also helps control weight and burns calories. It contains a compound that makes the cells absorb glucose more rapidly so that it can be converted into energy. It also reduces triglycerides considered bad for the heart and reduces cholesterol.

  • CHEESE

  • Cheese is high in proteins, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins A and B12. It works toward preventing osteoporosis. Goat cheese has a highly nutritional value than cheese that is made from cow's milk.

  • CHERRY

  • The cherry is rich in essential oils, is a diuretic and help blood circulation.

  • CHILLI PEPPER

  • Chile is a natural stimulant – it stimulates the appetite. Be sure to disinfect dry peppers for no more than 5 minutes, as it can lose its aroma and consistency.. The bell pepper combats intestinal gas inflammation, and helps against nasal congestion, bronchitis and asthma.

  • CHICKEN

  • Chicken is an excellent source of protein. It's a food that provides energy and support for the digestion.

  • CHICKEN BROTH

  • Chicken Broth stimulates the immune system.

  • CLOVE

  • Clove contains a potent compound called eugenol that is anti-inflammatory and anesthetic. Eugenol has become the first choice of dentist used in dental surgery. The clove also helps maintain a lower level of cholesterol. It also has been shown to have the capacity to destroy blood clots.

  • CORN

  • In combination with other vegetables in the diet, corn is an excellent source of proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins. It is rich in fiber which helps lower cholesterol. Corn is an excellent and basic food source. It provides energy at a low cost of calories. In corn you have thiamin, one of the B complex y vitamins, which is essential for transforming food into energy. The low content of corn is both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, which is healthier than the saturated kind that is found in meat or whole milk.

  • EGGS

  • Eggs contain a host of vitamins: K, B, B12, D and proteins. Egg shells, left in water overnight, is a quality organic fertilizer. The white of the egg comprises 57% of the whole, and is largely comprised of water and proteins.

  • FISH

  • Fish contains the important benefit of omega 3 acid, and helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • GARLIC

  • Garlic is among the finest of herbs, possessing many nutritional benefits for human health. It is known to strengthen teeth and gums and reduce the effects of rheumatism. It works to lower pressure in the arteries as well as cholesterol.

  • GRAPE

  • The venerable grape contains vitamins C, B6 and potassium. It is a major antioxidant and helps lower blood cholesterol. It improves blood circulation and fortifies the immune system.

  • GRAPEFRUIT

  • Besides containing vitamin, the grapefruit is an important source of folic acid. It is an antioxidant and helps to ward off dehydration and stimulate the circulation. It fortifies the digestion and urinary system and helps maintain a healthy liver.

  • GINGER

  • Ginger works to neutralize gastric juices, and is considered good for blood circulation.

  • HONEY

  • This carbohydrate is a high energy producing product of nature. Itīs many valuable properties help maintain good muscle tone and is highly medicinal.

  • LEMON

  • The lemon contains anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants. It has a large amount of vitamin C and helps protect the blood vessels.

  • LETTUCE

  • Lettuce contains vitamins A and C, folic acid and potassium. It is essential for maintaining a health digestive tract and is a diuretic and blood purifier.

  • MANDARIN ORANGE

  • The mandarin is a source of natural fiber and folic acid, and is good for blood circulation.

  • MINT

  • Mint is well known for its antioxidant properties and helps prevent cataracts. Mint tea is has a calming and soothing effect.

  • MUSHROOMS

  • Mushrooms help lower the amount of glucose in the blood. They can be helpful in lowering hypertension and high cholesterol.

  • OLIVE OIL

  • Olive oil is rich in omega 3 and helps eliminate cholesterol. It helps prevent cardiovascular disease, asthma and arthritis. It also helps promote a healthy liver.

  • ONION

  • Onion contains proteins, potassium, selenium, vitamins B12 and 6, niacin and phosphorous. It helps combat the onset of diabetes, and is a known anti-carcinogenic. It works to reduce cholesterol and improve blood coagulation. Its enzymes contribute to oxygen in the blood cells; it improves respiratory function as well as blood circulation. It is a diuretic and helps to purify the organism

  • ORANGE

  • The orange is commonly known as a primary source of vitamin C. Oranges help to purge toxins from the bloodstream and helps to eliminate uric acid.

  • PAPAYA

  • This fruit is a natural source of vitamin C, calcium and iron and is rich in beta carotenes. It helps maintain a healthy digestive tract, especially in cases where there is a deficiency if gastric acids.

  • PARSLEY

  • Parsley helps with the digestion and with dieresis, and also contains diuretic properties.

  • PEAR

  • The pear is anti-anemic and diuretic. It eliminates uric acid. It acts as an astringent and works to counteract acid indigestion.

  • PINEAPPLE

  • Pineapple is rich in fiber and vitamin C, itīs low calorie content makes it useful in the treatment of obesity. Pineapple helps eliminate the bacteria caused by poor digestion and intestinal parasites.

  • POTATO

  • The potato is a highly nutritious carbohydrate. It is a source of potassium, vitamins B6 and C, niacin and fiber. It helps fortify the bodyīs immune system.

  • RASPBERRY

  • Raspberry is a good source of vitamin C, folic acid, iron, potassium and magnesium. It plays a part in the production of red and white blood cells and in the formation of antibodies.

  • SALMON

  • Salmon contains phosphorous, potassium, selenium, vitamin A and Omega 3, each considered necessary for good health.

  • SALT

  • Salt helps the system absorb nutrients in the intestine. It prevents muscle cramping and helps maintain equilibrium of body sugar.

  • SEAFOOD

  • It has long been scientifically proven that there is enormous nutritional value in seafood.

    Seafood can prevent anemia and helps to fortify the immune system.

    It protects against the onset of cardiovascular disease.

    One important study has revealed that consumers of seafood –in contrast to strict vegetarians- have higher concentrations omega 3 acids (which are good friends to the heart and blood vessel) and significantly lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

    Besides protecting the heart, seafood is an incredible rich source of vitamins, for example contains quit a lot of B12, and essential minerals that are important to good health.

    It is a telling fact that some elderly people who have been diagnosed with a condition of senility have been treated with B12 with positive results.

    Seafood is rich in iron, and the body is known to better absorb iron when it is accompanied by a source of vitamin C. That is why it is always a good idea to include vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, garlic or onions to the menu.

  • SHRIMP

  • Shrimp is an excellent source of protein, Selenium, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. It should be consumed with moderation.

  • SOY SAUCE

  • Soy sauce is a good substitute for sauce.

  • SPINACH

  • Spinach is a source of energy that contains vitamins and minerals. It helps with digestion, improves blood quality, lowers blood pressure and is anti-carcinogenic.

  • SUGAR

  • Sugar helps maintain a necessary degree of energy in the human metabolism and is positive to the maintenance of different organs, including the brain and muscles in the body.

  • SUNFLOWER OIL

  • This oil is rich in vitamin E and helps reduce cholesterol.

  • TOMATILLO

  • The tomatillo is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin A and the B and C group of vitamins.

  • TOMATOES

  • Tomatoes are rich in potassium, vitamins C and A, and are in the category of antioxidants. This helps to preserve muscle tone. They help to lower the risk of heart disease and cataracts

  • TUNA

  • Tuna fish is known to help maintain good eyesight, and has traditionally been considered beneficial to healthy skin and hair. Additionally it helps to fortify the immune system.

  • TURNIP

  • Turnips contain sulfur which works as a potent antioxidant that fortifies the body. It helps the organism absorb iron and keeps the body more resistant to infections.

  • VINEGAR

  • Vinegar has a wide variety if useful qualities; it is a natural household cleanser and disinfectant; it is a preservative, calms sore muscles and wards away gastrointestinal infections.

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