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Pundits – Chocolate

Are you a chocoholic? I know I certainly am and although chocolate tastes delicious due to its creamy, dreamy, silky cocoa flavour, it doesn’t always benefit the body; especially when you may be trying to transform your physique, control your blood sugar or defending yourself from heart disease. ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Buckwheat!

Buckwheat is a pseudo grain - it has grain-like properties but is not a grain. Also, it has no relation to wheat as the name suggests. In Europe, countries like Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine are large producers of buckwheat. Similarly, Russia, the United States and China are main global buckwheat ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Plantains!

Not to be mistaken for “dessert bananas” plantains come from the same family as bananas. They are grown around the world from Central and South America to the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. The nutrition of this vegetable is similar to that of a banana but the benefits of plantains go beyond ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Spirulina!

The past few years have seen the well-known 'superfood' Spirulina continue to rise in popularity, and with good reason. Spirulina was a food source for the Aztecs in Mexico, with records of it yielding from Lake Texcoco as described by one of Cortés' soldiers. It is a form of bacteria known as ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Eggplant!

Eggplant, otherwise known as aubergine or brinjal, is a deep, purple glossy pear-shaped vegetable. It belongs to the nightshade family of vegetables which include tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes. There are many different varieties that all differ slightly in taste, texture and, one can describe ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Rambutan!

The sharp and hairy appearance of the Malay-Indonesian and Southeast Asian originated Rambutan might make it look like an aggressive lychee imposter, but this exotic fruit has a unique health benefit profile. The Nephelium lappaceum, (Latin) comes from the Sapindaceae family of flowering plants, ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Sweet Potato!

Sweet potatoes are readily available, inexpensive, tasty and very good for you. If you thought that chips can't be good for your cardiovascular system and blood pressure, well, the sweet potato variety is at your rescue  read on for our Top 5 Health Benefits of Sweet Potato! 1. Blood sugar ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Bananas!

Did you know that the banana is actually a berry? Native to Southeast Asia and grown in many warm parts of the world, there are several different types of banana, which vary in shape, size, colour, taste and texture; the most common type is the classic fruit bowl yellow banana. Being one of the ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts!

Broccoli sprouts are a potent, cancer fighting food that contain 1000 percent more nutrients than mature broccoli which means you only need eat small quantities. Broccoli sprouts are three-day-old broccoli plants that look and taste similar to alfalfa sprouts. Their nutrients are easily absorbed by ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Mango!

Mangoes are native to the South of Asia where the common or Indian mango (Mangifera indica) is exported worldwide as one of the most widely cultivated tropical fruits. Mangoes are an utterly delicious, sweet fruit, full of flavour,  juice and a soft texture that adds colour to your plate. Whilst ...

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