Cinnamon and Diabetes

Cinnamon is a popular spice, found in all sorts of recipes and baked goods. It contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for cinnamon's medicinal properties. Cinnamon has potent antioxidant activity, helps fight inflammation and has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. But where cinnamon really shines is in its …

Honey

So, is honey actually good for you? Not really, when it's used as a food. Honey does supply some nutrients, such as iron and vitamin C. But the amounts are so small—less than 1 percent of what you need in a day. Honey actually has slightly more calories per serving than sugar: 21 calories per …

Cashew Milk

No matter if you’re a vegetarian, intolerant to lactose or you just want to limit your consumption of fat or calories, there are plenty of milk alternatives to choose from these days. Cashew milk is one of the many options you have. The name makes it clear where this milk substitute came from — cashews. …

Eggplant

Have you ever tried eggplant? Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants and are used in many different dishes around the world. Eggplants are technically a fruit, as they grow from a flowering plant and contain seeds. There are many varieties that range in size and color. And while eggplants …

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 …