Papaya

Initially green and somewhat bitter in taste, papayas are butter-yellowa when fully ripe and shaped like a pear. Their pale-orange flesh has dozens of small, black, gelitonous seeds at the center, similar to a melon. Unripe papaya is used in some areas of the world as a vegetable substitute, but is not recommended as a …

Mangosteen

Mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana) is a unique pear-shaped, sweet, juicy and tangy tropical fruit that has a deep reddish-purple colored exocarp (rind) when ripe. It grows on an evergreen tree native to the islands of Southeast Asia. Here are some of the most notable mangosteen benefits: Antioxidant properties – The central component of the mangosteen fruit, xanthones, are responsible …

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a long thick grass with leaves at the top and a solid portion several inches long at the root end. The lower portion is sliced or pounded and used in cooking. As a spice, fresh lemon grass is preferred for its vibrant flavour, but is also sold in dried form. The dried spice is …

Bananas

Benefits of bananas: 1. Fiber content is high Banana is loaded with soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber has the tendency to slow down digestion and keep you feeling full for a longer time. Which is why bananas are often included in a breakfast meal so that you can start about your day without …

Healthier Bagels

In addition to choosing a whole-grain option, adjusting your portion size can make your bagel healthier. Instead of having an entire bagel, just eat half. This way you’re reducing the carbohydrate hit on your blood sugar. Half of a whole-grain bagel contains 24 grams of carbohydrate, a much more reasonable amount. Additionally, because it supplies …