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Monday, October 2

Almonds

Almond is rich with B vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin and thiamine, vitamin B6 and folate, vitamin E and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese phosphorous an zinc.
It is also rich in dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. And also almonds contain phytosterols such as beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, sitostanol and campestanol, which have been associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.

Almond is often eaten raw or toasted. They are also used to make almond oil, almond butter,almond milk, almond flour and almond syrup. These products can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.


Wednesday, September 6

GREEN TEA

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinesis (commonly called "tea plant") leaves.

Nutritional value per 100 g of regular green tea.

Energy  -  4 kJ (0.96 kcal)
Carbohydrates, Fat  -  0 g
Protein  -  0.2 g
Vitamins - 
Thiamine (B1)  0.007 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.06 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.03 mg
Vitamin B6 0.005 mg
Vitamin C 0.3 mg

Minerals - Potassium 8 mg, Sodium 1 mg, Magnesium 1 mg, Manganese 0,18 mg, Iron 0.02 mg

Water 99.9 g
Caffeine 12 mg

Green tea contains polyphenols and caffeine. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate, epicatechins and flavanols include in polyphenols. These substances have antioxidant, anticarcinogen and anti-inflammatory.
And also green tea include three kinds of flavonoids. They a kaempferol, querectin and myricetin.

Tea has one of the highest contents of flavonoids among common food and beverage products.



There is a common believe that green tea helps to lose body weight. But there is no conclusive evidence to prove it.


Green tea for weight loss and weight maintenance in overweight or obese adults

''Green tea preparations appear to induce a small, statistically non-significant weight loss in overweight or obese adults. Because the amount of weight loss is small, it is not likely to be clinically important. Green tea had no significant effect on the maintenance of weight loss. Of those studies recording information on adverse events, only two identified an adverse event requiring hospitalisation. The remaining adverse events were judged to be mild to moderate.''


Tannis M Jurgens,
Anne Marie Whelan,
Lara Killian,
Steve Doucette,
Sara Kirk,
Elizabeth Foy

First published: 12 December 2012

Editorial Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008650.pub2
      


Tuesday, July 18

Honey

Nutrition Facts:
Fructose  38.5%
Glucose  31%
Water  17.1%
Maltose  7.2%
Other Carbohydrates 4.2%
Sucrose  1.5%
Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes  0.5%  

Honey is natural energy source.

It's use to treat wounds and burns.
Give moisture to the skin.
Honey is a fungicide. 
Honey is efficacious for heart burn.
Good raw honey can reduce the sugar level of the blood.
Honey is used as a medicine in Ayurveda.