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The Forgotten Vegetable Powerhouse

When you go to the grocery store or restaurant, you might get excited about a big green salad with your favorite dressing, or grilled vegetables made your favorite way. We rarely think about this vegetable that can pack a powerful punch into your daily life. In addition to featuring a host of vitamins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity. Phytonutrients contained in eggplant include phenolic compounds, such caffeic and chlorogenic acid, and flavonoids, such as nasunin. Eggplant has been know to radically transform our health by the findings in the latest research.

What Does Sugar Have To Do With Cholesterol? by Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, MD

If you’ve ever seen a young child eat candy and then become HYPERactive, you’ve witnessed the speed of sugar absorption. When sugar levels spike in our blood, our insulin levels go up. Insulin’s main action is to store the blood sugar floating around. But when you trigger insulin, it doesn’t just store sugar, it shifts our entire biochemistry into storage mode. The storage form of cholesterol is LDL — the bad cholesterol. So when insulin levels are higher, LDL levels go UP. The non-storage form of cholesterol is HDL — the good cholesterol. When insulin levels are high, HDL goes DOWN. The storage form of sugar is triglycerides.

The DNA Impacting Vegetable

Given their exceptionally strong nutrient composition, we've been surprised at the relatively small amount of research specifically focused on this vegetable as a health-supporting food. They have been largely overlooked in research studies on superfoods. In studies where the health benefits of this vegetable have been directly examined, it's usually been in their dried versus fresh form. These research trends are ones that we would really like to see reversed! Due to the lack of wide-scale health research on these foods, many of the connections that we would expect to see need further research substantiation.

The Food To Help Beat Heart Disease

While this food is not an unusual source of conventional antioxidant or anti-inflammatory nutrients (for example, vitamin E or omega-3 fatty acids), the phytonutrient category is where this fruit excels. For example, in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (1,638 participants, average age range 62-69 years), the combination of these foods ranked as the second highest source of flavonols among all fruits and vegetables - partly due to the epicatechin richness. Average flavonol intake in the study was about 14 milligrams per day, and one of these can provide about half of this amount all by itself.

The Essential Daily Vegetable

When I was little I used to watch one the classic cartoon characters make himself super strong by eating this essential vegetable, but you may be surprised to learn that he may also have been helping to protect himself against inflammatory problems, oxidative stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and cancers at the same time. 

The Power Seeds

New research found on these popular seeds are found to pack a powerful punch in the health category. They may be one of the best sources of minerals in all of the nuts and seeds. Look at some of the amazing benefits of what these seeds can bring to your health. Not only can they help with reducing inflammation, they also can increase the overall immune system.Sesame are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin.

The Food That Can Heal Digestion

These super vegetables are very good for the liver and stomach, and they act as a powerful detoxifier too.  That means that it purifies the blood and eliminating toxins and waste. It is extremely useful because it removes bilirubin and also keeps its production at a stable level. It also reduces the destruction of red blood cells that happens to people suffering from jaundice by increasing the supply of fresh oxygen to the blood.  These even have different varieties and are more preferred in the treatment of jaundice, and radish leaves are also very useful in the treatment.

The Ancient Healing Spice

You may have seen a bottle marked with this precious oil many times in a health food store. There are good reasons why!  The volatile oils in this spice include thymol and carvacrol, both of which have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus . Ancient cultures have used this spice to be a major part of their health lineup.

Oregano has been known for it’s anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties that have been used both externally and internally.

The Berry That Builds The Body and Can Lower Inflammation

Certain berries are very small and mainly grow in the cooler regions of the world such as Canada, the United States and Europe. They have a tart taste to them, but they are loaded with antioxidants and many essential nutrients. There are many health benefits and you can make them a part of your daily diet by eating the whole berry, drinking the juice, or taking a supplement. Here are some powerful discovered health benefits of these easy to find berries. 

The Vegetable that Cleansing and Detoxifies

For years we have known about a vegetable that is a potent anti-aging player and can increase our immune system. When you include this powerful detoxifying vegetable into your normal routine, you will benefit from it’s powerful health-promoting properties. Science has now discovered that the main ingredients from red Cabbage has some powerful supportive mechanisms to transform our health in an amazing way. See how this cruciferous vegetable can impact our overall health.

Red cabbage is low in calories, and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

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