Due to the increasing awareness that is drawn towards the consumption of phytochemical compounds, the intake of maize has recently gained attention for studies. Maize is considered a healthy food because of its high constituent of phytochemicals and essential nutrients. Resistant starch from maize or high-amylose maize exhibits several health beneficial effects. Due to the numerous health benefits of maize, its inclusion in our daily diets is highly recommended. Moreover, the increasing population continues to increase the demand for more food production. Apart from satisfying the incessant demand for food, maize has been proven to meet up with both our nutritional, pharmaceutical, therapeutic, economic, medical and industrial demands.
The Capsicum peppers possess several pharmacologically active compounds that are medicinally beneficial for our well-being. One invaluable Capsicum peppers that is of immense importance is the bell pepper. Bell pepper or sweet pepper is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Bell peppers are richly fortified with natural pharmacological bioactive compounds. Studies reveal that a regular consumption of these bioactive compounds is essential for a healthy body due to their high antioxidant properties.
Due to the immeasurable medicinal benefits of the rhubarb vegetable, it is often referred to as "the wondrous drug". Rhubarb is richly endowed with several health-benefiting vitamins, minerals and active compounds. It also exhibits several pharmacological activities such as antioxidizing, antiplatelet, immunoregulation, purgation, antidyslipidemic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, nephroprotective, antifungal and antidiarrhoeal effects.
How often do you eat fruit and vegetables? On a scale of 1 to 10, rate yourself.If your score is 10/10, then I wholeheartedly render a very big kudos to you.If your score is between 5 to 9, then you have done so well.If you score beneath 5, then you definitely need to wake up from your slumber right away.Yes, this serves as a clarion call to us all!!!It is still not late for you to start acknowled
Arugula Leaves [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_10_Health_Benefits_of_arugula.mp3[/embed] The quest for good health has remained a major concern in today’s living with an increasing awareness on achieving such. This continues to pose a serious challenge as several degenerative diseases have been on the rise. With the ever dynamic global health conditions, and the rising
Redroot Pigweed The unavoidable plant groups of any agricultural lands are weeds. Weeds reduce crop performance through their allelopathic effects whereby they release certain substances into the environment that inhibit plants growth. Among the long lists of weeds is the redroot pigweed, which is botanically known as Amaranthus retroflexus. Pigweed is an annual green vegetable that exhibits the
Scotch Bonnet Peppers How often do you spice up your food with chili peppers?Often?Sometimes?Seldom?Never?The puzzle is right now in your court to solve!!!Just some quick heads up on my personal adventures with chilli peppers over the past years before I move ahead to share some really important facts you definitely need to be aware of about this special vegetable. Personally, I've always loved
Red Onions Vegetables and fruits continue to play an integral role in our everyday living. Being an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, they make up a balanced diet. Furthermore, they contain numerous antioxidants that scavenge for free radicals in the body thereby protecting the body from harm caused by oxidative stress.The natural compounds such as flavonoids,
Parsley botanically known as Petroselinum crispum, a specie of Petroselinum belongs to the family of Apiaceae (Mangkoltriluk et., al. 2005). It is popularly cultivated as a herb, spice or vegetable. Parsley originated from central Mediterranean region before spreading to Europe and other parts of the World. Parsley grows as a green biennial plant in the temperate regions or as annual herb in subtr
Bell pepper is botanically known as Capsicum annuum of the family of Solanaceae (Renuand Chidanand 2013). The cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colours ranging from orange, red, yellow, green, brown, white, and purple.Bell peppers are often graded as less pungent pepper varieties hence referred to as sweet peppers. Bell peppers are native of America, but are presently cultivated