Archive: Health Benefits

February 11, 2017

8 Health Benefits Of Chili Peppers

8 Health Benefits Of Chili Peppers

If you are a huge fan of chili pepper, then you are not only enjoying the hot taste but also getting a lot of health benefits from the food. Chili peppers, like cayenne and jalapenos, are rich in vitamins, minerals, and various unique plant compounds. The main component in chili is a compound called capsaicin, which is responsible for the ...

January 8, 2017

Swimming Benefits: 8 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Swim

Swimming Benefits: 8 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Swim

Swimming is a fun and great way to stay fit and active with much lower impact on your joints than other aerobic workouts. Swimming can help you shed body fat and maintain a healthy weight. It’s also a good muscle workout, as the water provides consistent resistance as you power through the pool to work your arms, legs, abdomen and ...

December 31, 2016

10 Health Benefits of Pineapple

10 Health Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple (ananas comosus) is one of the most popular tropical fruit in the world. The fruits are native to South America and now are grown worldwide in all tropical and subtropical countries. Pineapples have a wide cylindrical shape with brown, yellow or green scaly skin and bunch of spiny blue-green leaves on top resembling a crown. The internal flesh is ...

December 7, 2016

10 Health Benefits of Eggplant

10 Health Benefits of Eggplant

Eggplant, also known as Aubergine or Brinjal, is a member of nightshade (Solanaceae) plant, a plant family that includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. Like the tomato, eggplant is actually a fruit, but it is commonly thought of and prepare as a vegetable. Native to Indian subcontinent, eggplant is now grown in many tropical and semitropical regions throughout the world. Eggplant ...

November 5, 2016

8 Incredible Health Benefits of Sea Cucumber

8 Incredible Health Benefits of Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumber is a marine creature that belongs to a group called echinoderms which also includes starfish and sea urchins. It’s so named because its body shape is similar to a cucumber. Like all echinoderms, sea cucumbers have an endoskeleton just below the skin. There are more than 1250 species of sea cucumbers that can be found in oceans throughout ...

October 6, 2016

10 Health Benefits of Walnuts

10 Health Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts are edible seeds that grow on the trees in the genus Juglans. Botanically, walnut is a drupe, not a nut, since it takes the form of a fruit enclosed by a fleshy outer layer with a seed inside. As walnuts age on the tree, the outer shell dries and pulls away, leaving the shell and seed behind. The fruit ...

September 15, 2016

8 Health Benefits of Soursop/ Graviola Leaves

8 Health Benefits of Soursop/ Graviola Leaves

Soursop (Annona muricata), also known as Graviola, is an evergreen flowering plant that belongs to the Annonaceae family, whose members include the cherimoya, custard apple and sugar apple, or pinha. Native to the Caribbean, northen South America, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Soursop is now grown and cultivated in warm, tropical climates around the world. Soursop fruit is very delicious ...

July 4, 2015

10 Health Benefits of Seaweed

10 Health Benefits of Seaweed

Seaweed is a primitive sea plant that belongs to the Algae family. Seaweeds are grown in salt water and are usually found in ocean, rivers, lakes, and other water bodies. There are three main types of seaweed based on their pigments and colouration; green algae (Chlorophyta), brown algae (Phaeophyta), and red algae (Rhodophyta). Within these categories of seaweed, there are ...

March 24, 2015

5 Health Benefits of Soy

5 Health Benefits of Soy

Soy or also known as soybean is a part of the legume family, which includes dried beans, peas, peanuts, and lentils. Soybeans are vegetables that have been part of Asian diets for centuries, and it is now the most widely grown and utilized legume in the world. Some foods made from soybeans include tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk, soy sauce, ...

March 5, 2015

9 Health Benefits of Grapefruit

9 Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a large orange-like fruit that belongs to the Rutaceae family, in the genus, Citrus. Other members of the genus include oranges, lemons, limes, pomelos, and mandarins (tangerines). The grapefruit was first discovered in the forests of the Caribbean island, Barbados. Today, it is one of the widely cultivated fruits in the United States and China. Grapefruit got its ...