• 19Jun

    I try to eat raw alfalfa sprouts twice a week. Depending on what is available at the supermarket,  I’ll alternate between alfalfa sprouts, alfalfa and broccoli sprouts,  onion and alfalfa sprouts (onion sprouts are a tad bitter) and salad sprouts.  I only buy organic sprouts. I normally buy organic or pesticide-free  veggies that we eat raw.

    My alfalfa sprouts salad  yesterday was very refreshing!  I paired it with Korean kimchi, cool cherry tomatoes, Kobe beef jerky and crunchy meat floss.  The Kobe beef jerky and crunchy meat floss were bought from Japan and Taiwan respectively by the MIL recently.

     

     

    I used Mat Kimchi brand of kimchi imported from Korea. It’s my first time buying this brand and the girls and I are pretty satisfied with it. The spiciness level is very acceptable and even those who cannot stomach spicy food should be able to take this brand of kimchi.  I always try to get kimchi that has added Lactobacillus for its health properties and Mat Kimchi’s kimchi has this beneficial bacteria.

     

    The health benefits of eating raw alfalfa sprouts are myriad.

    Some of alfalfa’s benefits include:

    Cancer Prevention Properties:
    Alfalfa sprouts are rich in canavanine, an amino acid analog known to be beneficial in fighting leukemia, pancreatic and colon cancer as well as fibrocystic breast tumors.

    Lowering Bad Cholesterol Levels:
    Alfalfa sprouts are rich in saponins, a chemical compound believed to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels while maintaining good cholesterol (HDL) levels.

    Improving Heart Health:
    Saponins are also believed to reduce atherosclerosis (the hardening of the arteries) and other cardiovascular diseases due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

    Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
    The anti-inflammatory properties of saponins are believed to help prevent strokes, reduce the inflammatory process in arthritis and lower chronic inflammatory disorders.

    Rich in Antioxidants:
    Alfalfa sprouts are known to be one of the vegetables with the highest amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants are crucial in boosting the immune system as well as fighting free radicals. Antioxidants have long been known to lower the rate of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

    Immune System Booster:
    Studies have shown that saponins also play a role in the immune system by boosting the activity of natural killer cells, T-lymphocytes and interferons.

    Weight-Loss Properties:
    Alfalfa sprouts not only taste delicious but are also low in calories. They are rich in protein and fiber, making this vegetable a great alternative to greasy, fatty foods, which means it can help efforts to lose and control weight.

    Improving Bone Health:
    Estrogen, a compound found in alfalfa sprouts, are believed to help increase bone formation and improve bone density, therefore helping prevent osteoporosis.

    Controlling Blood Sugar:
    Studies have shown that consuming alfalfa sprouts may help manage diabetes. Limited studies have shown a small reduction in blood sugar levels; however, more research on the benefits of alfalfa sprouts in reducing blood sugar levels are needed in order to substantiate this argument

     

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  • 08May

    I love sweet corns and so do my girls. The aroma of sweet corns steaming in the pot is really therapeutic, better than any expensive essential oils!  Today I am going to steam sweet corns for dinner, along with other dishes.  I have heard the not-so-sweet news on sweet corns but how true is it that sweet corns are bad for you?

    Well, I always believe that moderation is the key. I do not think that eating an ear of sweet corn once or twice a week can cause diabetes or heart disease.

    Antioxidant Phytonutrients in Corn

    • anthocyanins
    • beta-carotene
    • caffeic acid
    • coumaric acid
    • ferulic acid
    • lutein
    • syringic acid
    • vanillic acid
    • protocatechuic acid
    • zeaxanthin

     

    Here’s what Eating Well Media Group, a communications company producing an award-winning consumer magazine in the US has to say about sweet corns:

    Myth #1: Most sweet corns are genetically modified.
    Truth: A lot of people mix up “sweet corn,” the vegetable you buy to eat, and “field corn”—the virtually inedible commodity crop used to make everything from livestock feed to ethanol to high-fructose corn syrup. While most field corn is genetically modified, most sweet corn is not. Last year only 3 to 4% of the sweet corn grown in the U.S. was GMO. Food-giant Monsanto hopes to change all that this summer, however. For the first time, farmers are planting Monsanto’s newly approved, genetically modified Performance sweet-corn seeds. A representative from the company wouldn’t divulge how much will be planted this year. One way to try to tell whether the sweet corn you’re holding is GMO is to ask the farmers you buy from if they plant GMO corn. (Syngenta’s Attribute and Monsanto’s Performance are the two varieties sold in North America.) Another way: choose USDA organic corn. GMO crops are forbidden under organic standards.

     

    Myth #2: Corn is fattening and sugary.
    Truth: An ear of corn has about the same number of calories as an apple and less than one-fourth the sugar. In other words, it can be one of the healthier foods at the cookout! Just remember: while sweet corn is healthy, some of the toppings people like to put on it aren’t. So don’t assume an ear of corn slathered in butter and doused in salt is still a healthy option.

     

    Myth #3: Cooking corn makes it less nutritious.
    Truth: Antioxidant activity, which helps protect the body from cancer and heart disease, is actually increased when corn is cooked.

     

    Myth #4: Corn has no healthy benefits.
    Truth: Sweet corn is loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that promote healthy vision. A mid-size ear also offers a helpful 3-gram dose of dietary fiber.

     

    Myth #5: The best way to choose corn is by the color of the kernels.
    Truth: Although corn lovers often profess to have favorite varieties, farmer Kevin Smith, interviewed by Estabrook for the story, says variety is far less important than freshness. “Any corn can be ruined if it’s old,” he says. Nor is color a key to quality. Yellow, white, bi-color—it doesn’t really matter. Preferences vary from region to region. Avoid corn with dry, pale husks and silks that are desiccated where they enter the cob. If pricked, kernels should squirt whitish juice. As for choosing the best-tasting corn, abide by Smith’s “one-day rule.” Don’t buy a cob that’s more than 24 hours out of the field.

     

    So we are still going to have our once weekly  indulgence in sweet corns.  Eating sweet corns is still a much better option than tucking into some unhealthy snacks that are processed.  The sweetness from the sweet corns can satiate my kids’ craving for something sweet and this is way healthier than licking on a lolly or chewing on some colorful candies. 🙂

     

     

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  • 22Mar

    Broccoli is such a versatile veggie. I can eat it in so many ways. My favorite way of eating it has to be by blanching it till it is slightly soft, yet crunchy.  Once blanched, I can either make it into a 1-pot dish like salad with other veggie and fruits, chicken or turkey breast meat, nuts, seeds and hard boiled eggs.  Or I can steam it with chicken, stir fry it with other veggies, cook it with noodles, fry it with rice and the list goes.  I love eating blanched broccoli with Goma sauce (Japanese sesame salad dressing)  or with mayo. Some people juice it but I have yet to try it.

    I was told that broccoli  are heavily sprayed with pesticides. Thus, I normally buy only organic broccoli and organic ones are really taxing on one’s wallet. If our weather permits, I would definitely plant my own broccoli!

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  • 18Nov

    My girls never really liked okra or ladies fingers until recently.  And that’s with lots of training from both grandma and mummy to alter their taste buds.  I think most kids won’t fancy ladies fingers due to the slimy feel and slightly torny  texture on the surface of the beans but if these pods are cooked tastefully, kids will gradually learn to love them, like my kids!

    We do not stir fry the okra or cook them in curries. We only blanch them briefly so that the okra are still a tad crunchy, yet soft.  I get my supply of natural baby okras (planted without the use of pesticides) from a lady who sells them at the park every week.  My girls love to have a drizzle of citrus salad sauce from Japan to go with the pods. Sometimes, we eat them with sambal belacan and sometimes with garlic oil and a drizzle of soy sauce. But the girls love their okra eaten with the sweet, sour and slightly salty Japanese citrus sauce.

    The superior fiber found in Ladies Finger (okra) helps to stabilize blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.

    Ladies Finger helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk laxative qualities. The Ladies Finger fiber absorbs water and ensures bulk in stools.

    This helps prevent and improve constipation. Unlike harsh wheat bran, which can irritate or injure the intestinal tract, Ladies Finger’s mucilage soothes, and Ladies Finger facilitates elimination more comfortably by its slippery characteristic.

    Ladies Finger binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids). These, if not evacuated, will cause numerous health problems. Ladies Finger also assures easy passage out of waste from the body.

    Ladies Finger is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming, has no adverse side effects, is full of nutrients, and is economically within reach of most unlike the OTC drugs.

    Ladies Finger is good for summer heat treatment. Ladies Finger is a supreme vegetable for those feeling weak, exhausted, and suffering from depression.

    Ladies Finger fiber is excellent for feeding the good bacteria (probiotics). This contributes to the health of the intestinal tract. These are similar to the ones proliferate by the yoghurt in the small intestine and helps biosynthesis of Vitamin B complex.

    Ladies Finger is used for healing ulcers and to keep joints limber. It helps to neutralize acids, being very alkaline, and provides a temporary protective coating for the digestive tract.

    In India, Ladies Finger has been used successfully in experimental blood plasma replacements. To retain most of Ladies Finger’s nutrients and self-digesting enzymes, it should be cooked as little as possible, e.g. with low heat or lightly steamed. Some eat it raw!!

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  • 01Mar

    As requested by some of my friends and blog readers, I managed to buy another bunch of Jews Mallow from the organic veggie seller and have the picture snapped. Here you go:


    Notice the tiny little ‘bean’ like hanging on the twig? The taste and texture are similar to that of ladies fingers. Remember to eat only the leaves. The big and tiny twigs are very hard and very difficult to chew. You can either blanch it briefly with any soup of your choice or simply blanch it plain and add in some salad dressing of your choice. I like it eaten both ways 🙂

    Since it is not easily available, I am unable to consume it regularly to treat the numbness on my hands. But I have discovered that if I sleep on my back throughout the night, the numbness and tingling sensation on my hands can be kept at bay. However, I can still feel those ‘warm’ and numbing waves coming if I try to sleep on my sides. So I have to sacrifice sleeping on my right, which is my favorite sleeping position and remain in a supine position for 5-7 each night!

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  • 19Feb

    Lately, the pins and needles and numbness on both my hands, especially on my right hand are getting worse. I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome about 2 months after the birth of Alycia, my first born more than 8 years ago. It was partially healed several painful months later. Since then, I have been experiencing numbness and tingling sensations on my hands every morning at around 5-6am, especially when I am in an air-conditioned room. If I sleep on my side, the numbness is even worse. Thus I could only sleep on my back. But sleeping on my back would aggravate my lower backache! Sometimes the numbness and stiffness in my hands get so bad that I could hardly lift my hands up. I have to slowly raise the hand up and then shake it gently, so that the blood could ‘flow downwards’. After a few minutes of shaking, I could then get up from bed.

    The other day, the organic veggie seller had some Jews Mallow from her farm. She extolled the benefits of Jews Mallow and said that it is good for treating numbness of the hands and also for preventing diabetes. She told me that she suffers from hand numbness every morning too, with the exact same symptoms as me. After a few days of consuming Jews Mallow, cooked with soup, the results were amazing. I am not sure how effective it is but I guess there is no harm trying. I got a bunch of Jews Mallow from her at RM3 and boiled them with some anchovies. The taste of the veggie was very palatable and the texture is a tad slimy. It reminds me of eating ladies fingers. I shall get more Jews Mallow from this veggie seller next week and hopefully she is able to harvest some.

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  • 12Aug

    I love radish, all types of radish – white skin radish, pink skin radish and green skin radish. I read that there is even black and purple radish, something that I have never seen. I love radish eaten in all forms – whether minced and raw, which is used as a condiment at Japanese restaurants, braised, stir fried or used as a ingredient in soups. I boil radish soup every week and my girls love radish soup too, especially after watching Kung Fu Panda 2 as Kung Fu Panda’s adoptive dad always cooks radish soup 😀

    My bowl of radish soup boiled with pork ribs and red dates, another nutrition booster for my kiddos.
    Some old folks told me never to cook carrots and radish together due to some counter-reaction that the 2 roots cause. I am not sure if it’s well documented or not and I never cook them together, to be on the safe side. I must google search on this.

    Food For Thought
    Article extracted from http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-radish.html

    Jaundice: Radish is very good for the liver and the stomach and it is a very good detoxifier too, that is, it purifies blood. It is miraculously useful in jaundice as it helps removing bilirubin and also checks its production. It also checks destruction of red blood cells during jaundice by increasing supply of fresh oxygen in the blood. The black radish is more preferred in jaundice. The leaves of radish are also very useful in treatment of jaundice.

    Piles: Radish is very rich in roughage, i.e. indigestible carbohydrates. This facilitates digestion, retains water, cures constipation (one of the main causes for piles) and thus gives relief in piles. Being a very good detoxifier, it helps heal up piles fast. Its juice also soothes the digestive and excretory system and this also relieves piles.

    Urinary Disorders: Radishes are diurectic in nature, i.e. increase production of urine. Juice of radish also cures inflammation and burning feeling during urinating. It also cleans the kidneys and inhibits infections in kidneys and urinary system. Thus it helps a great deal in curing urinary disorders.

    Weight Loss: Radishes are very filling, i.e. fills your stomach and satisfies your hunger easily without giving you many calories, as they are low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage and contain a lot of water. It is a very good dietary option for those determined to lose weight.

    Cancer: Being a very good detoxifier and rich in vitamin-C, folic and anthocyanins, radish helps cure many types of cancer, particularly those of colon, kidney, intestines, stomach and oral cancer.

    Leucoderma: The detoxifying and anti carcinogenic properties of radish make it useful in treatment of

    Leucoderma. The radish seeds are used in this case. They should be powdered and soaked in vinegar or ginger juice or cows urine and then applied on the white patches. Eating radish also aids treatment of Leucoderma.

    Skin Disorders: Vitamin-C, phosphorus, zinc and some members of vitamin-B complex, which are present in radish, are good for skin. The water in it helps maintaining moisture of the skin. Smashed raw radish is a very good cleanser and serves as a very efficient face pack. Due to its disinfectant properties, radish also helps cure skin disorders, such as drying up, rashes, cracks etc. and also refreshes it.

    Kidney Disorders: Being diurectic, cleanser and disinfectant, it helps cure many kidney disorders. Its diurectic properties help wash away the toxins accumulated in the kidneys. Cleansing properties clean kidneys up and lessens accumulation of toxins in the blood, thereby decreasing their concentration in the kidneys. Its disinfectant properties protect the kidneys from any infections too. Thus it is good for overall health of the kidneys.

    Insect Bites: It has anti pruritic properties and can be used as an effective treatment for insect bites, stings of bees, hornets, wasps etc. Its juice also reduces pain and swelling and soothes the affected area.

    Fever: It brings down the body temperature and relieves inflammation due to fever. Drink radish juice mixed with black salt. Being a good disinfectant, it also fights infections which cause fever, thereby helping cure it.

    Respiratory Disorders, Bronchitis and Asthma: Radish is an anti congestive, i.e. it relieves congestion of respiratory system including nose, throat, wind-pipe and lungs, due to cold, infection, allergies and other causes. It is a good disinfectant and also rich in vitamins, which protect respiratory system from infections.

    Liver and Gallbladder: Radish is especially beneficial for liver and gallbladder functions. It regulates production and flow of bile and bilirubin, acids, enzymes and removes excess bilirubin from the blood, being a good detoxifier. It also contains enzymes like myrosinase, diastase, amylase and esterase. It protects liver and gallbladder from infections and ulcers and soothes them.

    Other Benefits: Apart from above benefits, radish is a good appetizer, mouth and breathe freshener, laxative, regulates metabolism, improves blood circulation, is a good treatment for headache, acidity, constipation, nausea, obesity, sore throat, whooping cough, gastric problems, gallbladder stones, dyspepsia


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  • 03Jul

    Most people dislike bitter gourd as it is bitter and does not taste good but it is a full of healthy virtues. Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.

    Bitter melon contains a unique phyto-constituent that has been confirmed to have a hypoglycemic effect called charantin. There is also another insulin-like compound known as polypeptide P which have been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients.

    When I was young, I didn’t like bitter gourd. Well, I don’t think any kid would like eating bitter gourd or anything that’s bitter. Ever since I knew that this melon is a chokeful of nutrients, I eat it as often as I can. I like it best when stuffed with fish paste and fried, stir-fried with fermented soy bean paste (tau cheong), braised with chicken and fermented black bean paste and even have it boiled as soup with meat.

    Here’s my pot of bitter gourd soup, with pork ribs, carrots, red dates, honey dates and gei chee (Chinese Wolfberries).  All these sweet stuff are needed to make the pot of soup sweet.


    Baby’s lunch consisting of green tea noodles, onion omelette and a large mug of bitter gourd soup.

    Health benefits of bitter gourd, extracted from http://www.juicing-for-health.com/bitter-gourd-benefits.html :

    Blood disorders: Bitter gourd juice is highly beneficial for treating blood disorders like blood boils and itching due to toxemia. Mix 2 ounces of fresh bitter gourd juice with some lime juice. Sip it slowly on an empty stomach daily for between four and six months and see improvement in your condition.

    Cholera: In early stages of cholera, take two teaspoonfuls juice of bitter gourd leaves, mix with two teaspoonfuls white onion juice and one teaspoonful lime juice. Sip this concoction daily till you get well.

    Diabetes mellitus: Bitter melon contains a hypoglycemic compound
    (a plant insulin) that is highly beneficial in lowering sugar levels in blood and urine. Bitter melon juice has been shown to significantly improve glucose tolerance without increasing blood insulin levels.

    Energy: Regular consumption of bitter gourd juice has been proven to improve energy and stamina level. Even sleeping patterns have been shown to be improved/stabilized.

    Eye problems: The high beta-carotene and other properties in bitter gourd makes it one of the finest vegetable-fruit that help alleviate eye problems and improving eyesight.

    Hangover: Bitter melon juice may be beneficial in the treatment of a hangover for its alcohol intoxication properties. It also help cleanse and repair and nourish liver problems due to alcohol consumption.

    Immune booster: This bitter juice can also help to build your immune system and increase your body’s resistance against infection.

    Piles: Mix three teaspoonfuls of juice from bitter melon leaves with a glassful of buttermilk. Take this every morning on empty stomach for about a month and see an improvement to your condition. To hasten the healing, use the paste of the roots of bitter melon plant and apply over the piles.

    Psoriasis: Regular consumption of this bitter juice has also been known to improve psoriasis condition and other fungal infections like ring-worm and athletes feet.

    Respiratory disorders: Take two ounces of fresh bitter melon juice and mix with a cup of honey diluted in water. Drink daily to improve asthma, bronchitis and pharyngitis.

    Toxemia: Bitter gourd contains beneficial properties that cleanses the blood from toxins. Sip two teaspoonfuls of the juice daily to help cleanse the liver. Also helpful in ridding jaundice for the same reasons.

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  • 19Oct

    Ever since I ate this chives dish at Fong Lye Taiwanese restaurant recently, I got hooked on chives. The chives was all chopped up and stir-fried with minced pork, red cut chillies and tau cheong (fermented bean paste). It was really tasty. After that lunch at Fong Lye, I could not wait to try cooking that dish myself.  I quickly bought some chives from the supermarket and tried cooking them ala Taiwanese style. It was really simple to cook and I think my chives dish tasted much better than the one at Fong Lye! That’s because mine was not loaded with MSG and not salty. I try to go easy on sodium as it causes water retention, high blood pressure and works the kidneys real hard.

    Here’s the Taiwanese chives dish that I had dished up:

    Also pan-fried a mackerel fish. We normally chop the fish up into pieces before pan-frying them. This way the fish is more flavorful and crispy.

    and steamed eggs with minced pork…

    A plate of wholesome and well-balanced dinner for my 2 older girls.

    Food For Thought:
    Chive is the name given to the smallest species of the onion family, which also includes onions, garlic, shallots and leeks. Chives can usually be seen in clumps and their stalks have a light, onion flavor. The leaves of chives are used, after shredding, as condiment for fish, potatoes and soups. Chives comprise of a bulb that is attached with leaves. The bulb is slender and conical in shape, while being 2-3 cm long and 1 cm broad. The leaves, on the other hand, are hollow and tubular, being up to 50 cm long and 2-3 mm in diameter. In the following lines, we have provided information on chives.

    Nutritional Value of Chives
    Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of Chives:

    * Vitamin A – 4353 IU
    * Vitamin A – 218 mcg
    * Vitamin B6 – 0.138 mg
    * Niacin – 0.647 mg
    * Riboflavin – 0.115 mg
    * Thiamin – 0.078 mg
    * Vitamin C – 58.1 mg
    * Vitamin E – 0.21 mg
    * Vitamin K – 212.7 mg
    * Calcium – 92 mg
    * Copper – 0.157 mg
    * Iron – 1.6 mg
    * Manganese – 0.373 mg
    * Magnesium – 42 mg
    * Phosphorus – 58 mg
    * Potassium – 296 mg
    * Selenium – 0.9 mcg
    * Sodium – 3 mg
    * Zinc – 0.56 mg
    * Protein – 3.27 gm
    * Fiber – 2.5 gm
    * Water – 90.65 gm
    * Carbohydrate – 4.35 gm
    * Lipids (Fats) – 0.73 gm
    * Energy – 30 Kcal

    Health and nutrition benefits of eating chives:

    * Chives, when finely chopped and consumed with food, are said to aid digestion and stimulate appetite.
    * Consumption of chives has been found to be beneficial for the respiratory system of an individual.
    * It has been seen that chives can help the body in digesting fatty foods, such as cheese.
    * For those suffering from tiredness and fatigue, consuming chives can serve to be a good remedy.
    * Since chives have been known to have diuretic properties, they can reduce obesity and fluid retention.
    * Researches have revealed the result that chives help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, by as much as 50 percent.
    * Chives have been found to comprise of mild anti-inflammatory properties.
    * The oil of Chinese chives is believed to help heal bruises and kill germs in the intestines.



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  • 22Aug

    My visiting parents from Ipoh bought a few kilograms of raw peanuts from the wet market for us. I’ve not bought raw peanuts for aeons and I miss eating them. Each time I see a vendor hawking boiled peanuts on a bike or tricycle (which is pretty rare in KL these days), it reminds me of the time about 20-30 years ago.  Those days, my papa would bring us to the movies occasionally.  Going to the cinema was a luxury and one of the very few entertainment outlets for us back then. Before going into the cinema, papa would often buy us boiled peanuts wrapped in newspapers twirled into a cone shape.  Thinking back, how dirty it was to be eating from newspapers eh?  There were no pop-corns then. Only boiled sweet corns, boiled peanuts, kacang putih (also wrapped in newspapers twirled into a cone shape), Ramly burgers (I still love them!) and light snacks / junk food.

    When I saw my mil boiling the whole bag of peanuts, I thought we would not be able to finish them but I was wrong. They tasted so soft, so good and so fragrant that all of us whacked the few kilograms of peanuts in 2 days! We snacked on the peanuts throughout the day!  When we could not finish the peanuts on the first day, we kept them in the fridge and the following day, we ate cold boiled peanuts!  Still tasted good!  Even Baby had a try and liked them but after eating quite a bit, she spat them out coz she couldn’t chew them properly with only 3 tiny teeth.

    Food For Thought :

    Health benefits of eating peanuts :

    Eating peanuts is a good preventive measure for those who frequently suffer from nose bleed.

    Recently, research showed that it helps in reducing heavy menstruation for women who suffer from heavy periods.

    Very good for our heart, which in turn helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

    Full of mono-unsaturated fats, which are beneficial to the health. Diets consisting of “good fats” control weight better than low-fat diets, thus making groundnuts a great source of weight management. Studies have shown that eating peanuts lower a person’s risk of weight gain and promotes good heart health.

    Groundnut contains 13 different types of vitamins and is also rich in 26 essential minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, amongst others which are beneficial to building and maintaining strong bones.

    Bursting with anti-oxidants and they help in reducing the risk of heart diseases and cancer risk.

    Helps in anti-aging thus keeping the body fit, young and trim.

    Regular consumption of peanuts actually reduces a lot of ailments. They also provide protection against cancer, obesity, diabetes and Type II diabetes.

    As with other food, intake of peanuts should be taken moderately as over consumption can still lead to weight gain.  Many people also believe that eating too much roasted peanuts can cause sore throat and zits because of the ‘heatiness’.

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I am a WFHM with 3 beautiful girls - Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra. I quit the job that I love to stay home with my 3 angels as that's what I've always wanted to do. I am a health freak, fitness freak and a clean freak too. I love to eat and live healthily and I want my kids and hubby to do the same too. Apart from being obsessed with good health, I am obsessed with fashion! I own an online store that sells ladies and kids clothing. Check out my online store at Old & New Stuff For Sale

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