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Nutritional Benefits Of Ginger Snap Cookies
See below: No exposure to pesticides and their potential harm. ...Read more
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Whole grains: type of carbs (4 Cal/gm). Eg would be bread or pasta. Generally do not contain vitamins or minerals.
Vegetables: provides type of carbs as well, though more specifically they have more dietary fiber (Stuff that helps lower cholesterol and keep regular bowel movements). Also are relatively high on vitamins and minerals.
Ideally, make a colorful plate - spinach in pasta with EVOO. ...Read more
1c green plantains::
181 kcal fat 1 gm sat fat 0 gm chol 0 gm
na 6mg k 739mg mg 54.8mg
phos 50.3mg zinc 0.2mg cu 0.1mg
sel 2.2mcg h2o 96.6g om3fa 37mg
om6fa 63.6mg fiber 3.4g sugars 22.2g total carbs 47.2 g vit a 1668 iu vit c 27.2mg vit e 0.2mg vit k 1mcg vit b6 0.4mg thia 0.1mg ribo0.1mg folate (folic acid) 32.6mcg
choline 20mg pantothenic acid 0.4mg
protein 1.9g. ...Read more
Amanranth is high protein, high fiber, and packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins a, b, k, c, folic acid, and riboflavin and minerals potassium, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, phosporus, and manganese.
The oils in amaranth have been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease.
It's very tasty, and is utilized in many carribean, asian, indian & other ethnic dishes. ...Read more
Yes - but..: You will get more benefits if ground. Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. ...Read more
Nopales: Looking at prickly pear cactus, we might not realize the paddles can be food -- but they have a long history in mexican cuisine. The flat pads are called "nopales;" the fruits are "tuna." nopales have lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals. For people with diabetes, eating nopales may lower blood glucose. Also, they have 17 Amino Acids -- 8 of them "essential" ones that our bodies can't make. ...Read more
Yes, but caution re::
Raisins are, of course, dried grapes ; have many of the same benefits as grapes. Dark raisins have additional benefits from anthocyanin pigments (just as red wine is healthier than white)but golden raisins still have benefits.
However, raisins raise blood sugar more than grapes ; unless organic, have significant pesticide residues.
See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice;dbid=40. ...Read more
Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint? is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?
100% maple syrup: Pure maple syrup contains fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals such as manganese and zinc than honey. Manganese and zinc may help you maintain healthy immune function. It's loaded with polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. I think it's a healthy choice for your pancake. ...Read more
Does dry roasting of nuts, seeds, chickpeas, etc increase their calorific value or reduce their nutritional benefits?
No and no: No and no. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more
Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more
Soda is one of the: Worst things for your body. Avoiding it is a really good idea ...Read more
I started taking flax seeds powder should I take chia seeds too or do they have the same nutritional benefit? I'm
Does overcooking vegetables make them lose their nutritional value? Can you still get some benefit from them if you eat fruit too?
Nutrients in Vegetables: There is no single best to answer to this question. It depends on which vegetable and which nutrients you're talking about. Generally vegetables pack the most nutrients when they are fresh, not overcooked, and not over boiled (for water-soluble nutrients). It is perfectly OK to eat vegetables and fruit at the same time. You will still absorb the nutrients from both. Enjoy! ...Read more
Sure: You can add ground flax seed to lots of foods & beverages. Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. ...Read more
Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack? Will the roasting process (unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?
Lemons in general: Can trigger digestive juices. So, having some w/or during a meal may be marginally beneficial. If you have digestive issues please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No: Neither would take away the benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is moringa oleifera nutritional supplement by zija really worth it? Does it really benefit to take it? When I read what's in it, doesn't seem much
Studies support it: Moringa oleifera: impressive range of medicinal uses. Parts of this plant contain minerals, and are a good source of protein, , vitamins, β-carotene Amino Acids and various phenolics. Various parts of this plant act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, anti epileptic, anti inflammatory anti ulcer antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, and multiple other rx. ...Read more
I know oil roasting of nuts increases fat & calorie amt & thus is unhealthy. But iam wondering if oil roasting decreases nutritional benefits of nuts??
Yes: With the exception of meat, most food is most nutritious in its raw or steamed form as many nutrients are heat-sensitive. ...Read more
Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?
Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more
What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?
None: An anti-aromatase drug given to a post-menopausal woman is de facto an "anti-estrogen", since aromatase is the enzyme which converts ovarian testosterone and adrenal androgens to estrogens. They effectively block stimulation of hormone-sensitive cancers, but they have no place as a nutritional supplement as they markedly interfere with bone metabolism. ...Read more
Part: They are part of healthy diet best obtained by a diet of unprocessed grains (not wheat or corn) like brown rice or quinoa, vegetables (not potatoes), beans, fruit, nuts like walnuts/pecans/almonds), or seeds + wild caught game (fish or free range chicken or cage free eggs). This is the correct food intake for the human biology. Www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more