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Nutrition facts and Benefits of Almonds

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25 Almonds, provides 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, 35 percent of the daily value for vitamin E and manganese, 20 percent of magnesium, 15 percent of riboflavin, copper and phosphorous, 8 percent for both calcium and iron and small amounts of several other B vitamins.

Almonds improve haemoglobin and promote blood circulation. They also reduce cholesterol and help in prevention of lung and breast cancer.

Those who consume nuts five times a week have about a 50 percent reduction in risk of heart attack according to the Loma Linda School of Public Health.

It was found that the flavonoids in almond skins work in synergy with the vitamin E, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

Almonds help build strong bones and teeth.

They provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss

Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, nutrients that boost brain activity and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Almonds are the only nut and one of the few proteins that are alkaline forming. When your body is not alkaline enough, you risk osteoporosis, poor immune function, low energy and weight gain.

An Egg Yolk a day Keeps the Doctor Away

Most people today are very deficient in most of the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K2) and would benefit greatly from the healthy dose that a couple of egg yolks a day can bring. In fact, egg yolks will keep the doctor away much more than the fructose-rich apples will. The cholesterol in them is also much needed, especially for children, menopausal women, elders or anybody with adrenal problems. On their parts, egg whites are not such a big deal and can even cause problems for some people. Appreciate that tasty super-food without guilt and discard the white without loosing anything meaningful if you suspect that that make you feel bad. All hail to the egg yolk omelet!

1) Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the market. What other ingredient can cause a souffle to rise and a custard to thicken? What else can be scrambled, fried, poached, and baked – with equally delicious results? Eggs are just as handy when separated. Egg whites make delicate meringues and elegant angel food cakes, while egg yolks enrich sauces, cakes, and pie fillings.

2) Eggs have a high nutrient density because, in proportion to their calorie count.

3) Speaking of protein, egg protein quality is so high that scientists often use eggs as the standard by which the protein quality of other foods is measured.

4) Did you say “lean”? As for the fat found in eggs, two-thirds of it is the healthy unsaturated kind.

5) Eggs have always been a bargain, nutritionally and economically. Studies have found that eggs are one of the best protein buys.

6) Any time of the day is right for eggs.

7) Egg yolk is an excellent source of choline, a nutrient now considered essential for human health.

8) Lutein and zeaxanthin are two newly-recognized nutrients that have put eggs in the “functional foods” category. A functional food is one that provides health benefits beyond its basic nutrient content.

9) On weekends, when time is not an issue, eggs can be elegant.

10) For those interested in weight loss, research indicates that increased protein and reduced carbohydrate intake stabilize blood sugar been meals, which can lead to reduced between-meal snacking.

11) Children like eggs, too!

12) Convinced yet? Why not try out new egg ideas with your family?

Ragi is rich source of fibre, calcium and protein

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Ragi  is rich source of fibre, calcium and protein. It also helps reduce weight and cholesterol levels, hence its a best substitute for rice.