When it comes to potatoes, the general consensus it that it is a delicious and versatile vegetable used in many dishes such as mashed potatoes and casseroles, and in fact, potatoes are the fourth most consumed food-crop in the world. But are potatoes really good for your health? And what are the nutritional differences in potatoes and sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes and potatoes are both root vegetables originated from South America, but they have little in common apart from their origin and name. Potatoes can grow in most climates and soil, making it an easy crop to grow, but sweet potatoes tend to be more delicate. [Read more…] about Which potatoes are healthier ? Sweet Potatoes Or White Potatoes | Mevolife
Fermented foods are foods that have been preserved through a process of fermentation. In this process the natural bacteria feed on the sugars and starches in food, which results in lactic acid. The result of this process is longer lasting preserved foods that are high in beneficial enzymes, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and most importantly, different strains of probiotics. But why is this important for us?
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Kombucha is a naturally fermented drink that consists of a living colony of bacteria and yeast, which makes it a great probiotic beverage. Among many things, Kombucha benefits a variety of ailments, such as digestion, mood stability and mental clarity, weight loss, detoxification, sleep issues, candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, and immune system disorders. Kombucha consumers have even gone as far as saying that it prevents cancer, improves liver function, and stops hair loss.
Many have said that Kombucha is the “elixir of life” because of the vast benefits this drink carries. Whatever the opinion, anyone who has tried this tea-like drink would agree that it’s one of the hottest new trends in the health beverage industry.
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Smoothies are great for weight loss as they are loaded with the nutrition of their ingredients. Today we have got a smoothie which is a powerhouse of nutrition as its main ingredients are succulent, summer-ripe blueberries, and banana. Tiny, round blue-purple blueberries have long been attributed to the longevity and wellness and in terms of nutrients they are loaded with fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content. Bananas have always been associated with weight gain while the truth is that 1 banana has only 105 calories, 27 grams of carbs, 3 grams of satiating fiber and just 14 grams sugar. It is true that compared to other fruits they do have slightly high calories and carbs but sticking to one five inch portion a day will do no harm. Let’s checkout this delectable “Banana-blueberry-soy smoothie” now which can be prepared in just 5 mins – [Read more…] about Banana-Blueberry-Soy Smoothie
Magnesium is a mineral that’s naturally found in the body and is present in many of the everyday foods you consume. Magnesium can also be found in supplements and medicines normally found in your medicine cabinet, such as antacids and laxatives. This powerful mineral aids in biochemical reactions in the body, muscle, and nerve function, blood pressure regulation, protein synthesis, and blood glucose control.
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