Lettuce

1 leaf= 4 Calories Lettuce is not only delicious but rich in fibers that can help in the elimination of toxins and waste in the body and is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. VITAMINS A, C AND K: A great source ofthese three amazing vitamins. FOLIC ACID: The high…

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Lentil

½ cup boiled= 162 Calories Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal.…

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Leeks

1 slice= 4 Calories Leeks are great source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.Though leeks contain proportionately less thio-sulfinites than that in garlic, they still possess significant amounts of these anti-oxidants such as diallyl disulfide, diallyltrisulfide and ally’ propyl disulfide. These compounds convert to allicin by enzymatic reaction when the stalk…

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Kidney Bean

½ cup cooked= 109 Calories These dark red beans hold their shape really well during cooking and absorb surrounding flavors, which makes them a great ingredient for simmered dishes. Kidney beans that are white in color are known as cannellini beans. Kidney beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other…

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Kale

1 cup= 33 Calories Kale is a nutrient dense vegetable low in calories, cholesterol and fat, and high in rich antioxidants. Having a variety of polyphenolic flavonoid compounds such as lutein, vitamin A, vitamin K, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, more than any other leafy green vegetable. It has preventative properties slowing the effects of diseases like…

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Jicama

1 cup boiled= 49 Calories Jicama is a large starchy root vegetable whose edible outer that is best described as a cross between an apple and a potato, however, the flesh has a nutty succulent taste. It is a great source of dietary fiber and antioxidants, and has small amounts of vitamins and minerals. The…

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Iceberg Lettuce

1 Medium Leaf= 1 Calorie Butter-head lettuce is also called Boston lettuce or Bibb lettuce. Its’ loose heads have a softer, buttery quality and a slightly sweet flavor. Fresh butter lettuce heads will have an green color and a pleasant smell. Butter-head lettuce has known anti-inflammatory qualities as it is high in vitamins A, K…

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Green Beans

½ cup boiled= 38 Calories Green beans are long immature pods of the bean plant rich green in color, hence its name. Green beans are “bush” beans, meaning they do not need supports to grow upright like some other bean varieties. Low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, green beans help reduce cholesterol levels…

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Ginger

1 root= 9 Calories Ginger is also known to have the ability to calm an upset stomach and to promote the flow of bile. Stomach cramps can be eased and circulation can also be improved. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less sticky which in turn reduces circulatory problems. GINGEROLS: A potent…

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Garlic

1 tsp=4 Calories Modern science has shown that garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic, albeit broad-spectrum rather than targeted. The bacteria in the body do not appear to evolve resistance to the garlic as they do to many modern pharmaceutical antibiotics. This means that its positive health benefits can continue over time rather than helping…

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