Category: Diet
Top 5 Health Benefits of Baobab!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Baobab!

The delightfully otherworldly-looking African Baobab tree is the source of the white powdery baobab fruit, which has been bestowed 'superfood' status for its host of nutritional ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea!

Grown in China and produced for over 700 years, jasmine tea is one of the more popular herbal teas on the market. Since being introduced to the Western world in the 1800’s, it ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Peanut Butter!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Peanut Butter!

“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” You know, 20th American President James A. Garfield might well have been on to something.  And it seems that modern ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Bell Peppers!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Bell Peppers!

These bright and juicy vegetables are full of all kinds of nutrients. Although they look among the most common items that you'll find in the supermarket, they have many benefits ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Aniseed!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Aniseed!

This historically popular seed, anise, also known as aniseed and anise seed, is the true anise, Pimpinella anisum, which is not to be confused with the unrelated star anise. The ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Sumac!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Sumac!

Using dried sumac for its deep tangy, lemon-tasting flavour is becoming more and more popular in the culinary world, moving outside of its Middle Eastern roots. Added to a number ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Jujube!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Jujube!

Though there is no precise place of origin, with common names such as ‘Chinese’, ‘Korean’, and ‘Indian date’, it is fair to assume that the ‘ziziphus jujuba’ or simply the ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts!

Despite its name, the Brazil nut is in fact the seed produced by the fruit of the Brazil nut tree. Native to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and of course Brasil, its nut tree is one of ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Celery Seeds!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Celery Seeds!

The modern day celery that we all know, originally formed from a wild celery that was native to the Mediterranean, where the seeds were used for their medicinal properties.  The ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Garlic!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Garlic!

Not just for warding off vampires and giving us (ahem) powerful breath, garlic has been used for generations as a medicine with the first recorded use dating back to the Ancient ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Konjac!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Konjac!

The increasingly popular konjac plant is found in tropical parts of Eastern Asia and is an incredible zero-calorie soluble fibre source fit for all kinds of weight loss diets and ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries!

While Cherries are primarily grown in Turkey, the sweetest batch are produced in California, USA. They are popular with young children because of the sweet and sour taste blend ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Black Pepper!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Black Pepper!

The often forgotten half of the classic salt and pepper pairing, black pepper has some impressive health benefits. Originating in India, a peppercorn is actually a dried fruit ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Stevia!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Stevia!

Evolution has programmed us to be desirous of sweet flavours, however the knowledge of the host of detrimental effects of excessive sugar intake is now part of mainstream ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds!

Fennel is a sweet, anise-flavoured herb, where the bulb, leaves and seeds are all used in different ways.  It is grown in the Mediterranean and heavily used in Italian and ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Guava!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Guava!

The southern/central American and Mexican originated Guava may be difficult to source in a commercial supermarket, but the host of health benefits offered from this sweetly ...

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Top 5 Ways to Start a Sustainable Diet!

Top 5 Ways to Start a Sustainable Diet!

Nowadays following a diet that is more plant-based and focused on reducing consumption of animal products is a topic at the centre of attention. Accumulating evidence suggests ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Jackfruit!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Jackfruit!

Jackfruit is the world's biggest fruit to grow on an actual tree and can grow up to 3ft (1m) long and weigh up to 100lb (45kg)! Indigenous to the Southwestern rain forests of ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Maca!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Maca!

Maca root, or lepidium meyenii, is a biennial plant (meaning it takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle) hailing from the high altitude regions of Peru and Bolivia. ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Cumin!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cumin!

Cumin is a small seed, ridged and yellow-brown in colour and has been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes throughout the world.  Although it is a seed native to Egypt, ...

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