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17 Cabbage Health Benefits

There are many varieties of cabbage. There are the green and red cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts. Kale is the most cultivated variety and the best known in the world. The origin of this vegetable dates back to the Greek and Roman civilizations. They are the first to have used the cabbage for its culinary and medicinal properties. The introduction of cabbage in Europe was made by Celtic, 600 BC. Besides flavor, cabbage has beneficial health properties including the following few.

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Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

Drinking  hot water or even warn on an empty stomach has become more important in the food programs and diet and weight loss health steps.

Many scientific and medical studies in Japan have concluded many benefits of drinking warm or hot water on an empty stomach and its relationship to human health, these benefits are as follows:

Warm water on an empty stomach has a great effect on serious and chronic diseases, such as: obesity – inflammation of the stomach – Inflammation of joints- dry skin – the heart – diabetes – diseases and disorders of menstruation for girls and constipation.

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Onion Juice and Its Benefits for Hair Treatment

Onion is not only good vegetable, but it is also good medication for your hair problem. Onion juice contains some kind of chemical compound which may help you deal with the hair fall problem. The sulfur compound of this juice of onion vegetable is good for helping the regeneration of your hair. This sulfur is regenerating the hair follicle and decrease inflammation. Don’t think much about the smell and lot of tears you may create in making this juice; it is so simple that you don’t have to be afraid in complicated process.

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Smoothie Recipes – Great for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss!

If you want to shed a few pounds and start eating healthier, then smoothies are a great way to go. Smoothie recipes are jam-packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, and they are also highly delicious. Plus, smoothies can be made in less than five minutes, and they are very portable. Just pour your smoothie into a tall to-go cup, pop in a straw, and take your smoothie with you wherever you go.

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Reap the benefits of fresh veggies – try juicing

What is so magical about fruits and vegetables?

Plants are amazing biochemists…much better than we are. Plants are able to produce every thing they need for reproduction, growth, maintenance, and protection from disease, insects, and environmental stress. Because we aren’t quite as gifted as the plant kingdom in this regard, we need to eat a variety of plants to realize the health benefits derived from all the nutrients available in plants.

Along with essential vitamins and minerals, plants contain a class of nutrients called phytochemicals, or phytonutrients. Plants produce literally hundreds of thousands of different phytochemicals that, until 20 years ago, we didn’t even know existed. Research is exploding about the health benefits of phytochemicals; it seems each day we hear about a new one…lycopene in tomatoes, resveratrol in grape skins, allyl sulfur compounds in garlic and onions, lutein in blueberries…the list goes on and on. Phytochemicals are powerful anti-oxidants, anti-microbials, and are protective against cancer and other chronic diseases.

Eating vegetables is a good way to get an abundant supply of phytochemicals, as well as vitamins and minerals. All so important in keeping our cells healthy.  And, yes, vegetables just taste good.

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Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

This may not sound as tasty as mashed potatoes, but it definitely is, and as comforting, too. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have a cauliflower taste, and people who don’t like cauliflower will enjoy this dish. This dish goes great with baked salmon and a fresh salad.

Cauliflower literally means “cabbage flower” and is part of the cabbage family, as is broccoli. Cauliflower is great for you: it is low in calories and contains many nutritents including fiber, vitamin C, potassium, B6 and folate (although some of the folate is destroyed during the cooking process). It also contains bioflavonoids, indoles, and other phytonutrients thought to be protective against many types of cancer.

Storage fun fact: Store cauliflower heads in the refriderator, stem side up. This keeps moisture from accumulating on the florets which increases shelf life.

While is easier to digest than broccoli, cauliflower still benefits from light cooking. Avoid overcooking as cauliflower becomes mushy and releases sulphurous compounds which give off an unpleasant aroma and a bitter taste. Interesting, it is the sulfur compounds in cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables, that are most associated with its cancer protective properties.

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Healthy snack idea…eggs!

Planning and preparing food for the week ahead is an important aspect to maintaining your goals for a healthy diet. Having healthy foods available makes it easier to avoid poor food choices.

Eggs are an affordable, nutrient-rich food. They contain the highest quality source of protein as well as nearly every essential vitamin and mineral. They also contain nonessential nutrients like choline, which is essential for normal brain development and memory, and lutein and zeaxanthin, two anti-oxidants from the carotenoid family, that contribute to eye health by  protecting eyes from ultraviolet rays, reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration, and decreasing  risk of developing cataracts.

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Black coffee without sugar 7 times excellent health!

Many people prefer black coffee. Some thought that black coffee is harmful for health. But this idea is wrong. According to experts, at least twice a day is quite beneficial for the health of coffee without sugar. After breakfast in the morning and evening one cup a cup of coffee can be eaten. A cup of coffee is 60% nutrition, 0% and 10% minerals and vitamins have calories. Other parts of the body, including the heart, which is a benefit. However, it must be without sugar.

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