28 Sep 16
Little Known Facts About 5 Well-Known Foods
While searching for nutritional information about the foods I use almost daily in my diet, I came across a highly formative article from Mercola.com. Here is an excerpt:
- Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, which is easily burned for energy.
- An avocado has more than twice as much potassium as a banana.
- For a delicious, creamy salad dressing, mix together avocado and fresh carrot juice.
- Broccoli contains twice the vitamin C of an orange
- It has almost as much calcium as whole milk–and the calcium is better absorbed
- It contains selenium, a mineral that has been found to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties
- Broccoli is a modest source of vitamin A and alpha-tocopherol vitamin E
- It also has antioxidant properties
- Chinese cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties
- It is an excellent source of folic acid
- Chinese cabbage is low in calories and low in sodium
- It is also high in vitamin A and a good source of potassium
- Dandelion is beneficial to digestion and is an antiviral that may be useful in the treatment of AIDS and herpes
- It may also be useful in treating jaundice, cirrhosis, edema due to high blood pressure, gout, eczema and acne
- Dandelion is also used to treat and prevent breast and lung tumors and premenstrual bloating
- Dandelion greens are high in vitamin A in the form of antioxidant carotenoid and vitamin C
- They also contain calcium and potassium
- Dandelion root contains inulin, which lowers blood sugar in diabetics
- Kale eases lung congestion and is beneficial to the stomach, liver and immune system
- It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes from macular degeneration
- It also contains indole-3-carbinol, which may protect against colon cancer
- Kale is an excellent source of calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and chlorophyll
For a full article, listing 25 most well-known foods visit Mercola.com.