Rhubarb

1 cup diced= 26 Calories Rhubarb has long been revered for its medicinal properties, but must handled with care because their leaves are poisonous to humans. Rhubarb plant has been known to aid in preventing indigestion, lowering blood pressure, reducing painful inflammation, reducing allergic reactions, and fighting cancer through it’s antioxidant characteristics. POLYPHENOLS Full of…

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Pumpkin

1 cup boiled= 49 Calories Pumpkin is incredibly rich in vital anti-oxidants and vitamins. This humble backyard vegetable is very low in calories yet good source of vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phienolic antioxidants like leutin, xanthins and carotenes.With 7384 mg per 100 9, it is one of the vegetable in the cucurbitaceae family with highest levels…

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Potatoes

1 Medium baked=161 Calories Potatoes are a very popular food source. Unfortunately, most people eat potatoes in the form of greasy french fries or potato chips, and even baked potatoes are typically loaded down with fats. Take away the extra fat and deep frying, and a baked potato is an exceptionally healthy, low calorie, high…

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Portabella Mushrooms

1 medium= 4 calories Portabella mushrooms are an aged variety of the crimini mushroom. The mushrooms are harvested three to seven days after crimini mushrooms would normally be harvested. Portabellas can be used in place of meats due to their strong flavor and meaty texture. They contain all of the same basic nutrients and cancer…

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Pinto Beans

½ cup boiled= 99 Calories Pinto beans have a beige background strewn with reddish brown splashes of color. They are like little painted canvases, a la Jackson Pollack; hence their name “pinto,” which in Spanish means “painted.” When cooked, their colored splotches disappear, and they become a beautiful pink color with a delightfully creamy texture.…

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Pea

1 cup= 115 Calories Pea is a frost- hardy, cool -season vegetable that can be grown throughout most of the United States, wherever a cool season of sufficient duration exists. Given their exceptionally strong nutrient composition, peas should be a regular participant in every healthy persons diet. Despite the lack of studies directly linking green…

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Parsnip

½ cup boiled= 55 calories Generally, parsnip contains more sugar than carrots, radish, turnips, and has calories (100 g provide 75 calories) equivalent to that of some fruits like banana, grapes…etc. Nonetheless, its’ sweet, juicy roots are rich in several health benefiting phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Several research studies found that these compounds have…

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Onions

1 Medium= 41 Calories Onions come in three colors yellow, red and white. Approximately 87% of the crop is devoted to yellow onion production, with about 8% red onions and 5% white onions. Onions represent the third-largest fresh vegetable industry in the United States. Several servings of onion each week are sufficient to statistically lower…

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Okra

½ cup boiled= 25 calories Okra originates in Africa and is present in many African style cooking dishes. It is most known for its slimy inner skin and bright white-green seeds. Low in calories, containing no saturated fats or cholesterol, okra is recommended for cholesterol and weight control. Okra provides dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals…

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Lima Beans

1 cup boiled= 216 Calories Lima beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol, lima beans’ high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or…

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