Fennel

1 cup= 27 Calories Like many of its fellow spices, fennel contains its own unique combination of phytonutrients including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides that give it strong antioxidant activity. The phytonutrients in fennel extracts compare favorably in research studies to BHT (butylatedhydroxytoluene), a potentially toxic antioxidant commonly added to processed foods.The…

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Favabeans

½ cup cooked = 90 Calories Fava beans are especially high in fiber and iron, and very low in sodium. Additionally, they contain no cholesterol and low in fat. While the nutrition and health benefits of fava beans are quite impressive, they are also countered by the fact that favas do contain 50 grams of…

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Endive

1 cup boiled= 63 Calories Endive, commonly known as escarole, is a green leafy vegetable with a hint of bitter flavor. However, this well known salad plant is much more than just a leafy green. Current research studies suggest that high inulin and fiber content in escarole helps reduce high glucose and LDL cholesterol levels…

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Eggplant

1 cup boiled= 33 Calories Rich in soluble fiber content research studieshave shown that eggplant is effective in thetreatment of high blood cholesterol. Eggplantalso has metabolism boosting properties thatlead to weight loss when added to a daily diet.Eggplant is high in these essential nutrients that are required for your body to breakdown fats, carbohydrates and…

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Raw Daikon

1= 61 Calories Raw daikon is used throughout Japan to complement the taste of oily or raw foods and more importantly, to aid in their digestion. Laboratory analysis has shown that the juice of raw daikon is abundant in digestive enzymes similar to the ones found in the human digestive track. These enzymes,- diastase, amylase,…

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Crimini Mushroom

1 medium= 4 Calories Like all mushrooms, crimini, are actually a type of fungi. Crimini mushrooms can provide us with unique levels of immune system boosting support. Several recent studies have shown that they can also get rid of unwanted inflammation as well as aid in arthritic pain. Classical studies have already revealed that eating…

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Corn

1 cup boiled= 124 Calories Also called Maize, this exceptional field crop is grown on every continent except for Antarctica. This popular food is high in fiber. In fact, it’s notoriously hard to digest. But its insoluble fiber is tops at tackling common digestive ailments (like constipation and hemorrhoids) by absorbing water, which swells the…

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Collard Greens

  1 cup=11 Calories Collard greens are a dark green cabbage-like plant rich in vitamins, phytonutrients and cancer preventing agents. They are traditionally a staple in southern American cuisine. Extremely low in calories is boasts only 30 calories per 100g. With no cholesterol this vegetable has both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber good for controlling…

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Chickpeas

1 cup boiled=269 Calories Chickpeas also called Garbanoz are a good source of cholesterol, chickpeas high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making them especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. MAGNESIUM: Nature’s own calcium channel blocker. When enough magnesium is around, veins and…

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Celery

1 stalk= 6 calories Celery contains compounds that may help prevent cancer. Celery is also a good source of insoluble fiber as well as a number of essential nutrients, including potassium, vitamin C and calcium. FIBER: The fiberous content of celery will cleanse your intestines. MINERALS: Potassium and calcium can also be found in this…

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