If you have been following some of my recent post, you will know the importance of carbohydrates, its main functions and why it is important that you should be including it into your diet. In this post we will be covering which vegetables are high in carbs and calories so don’t go away! Calories from vegetables Not all calories are bad, in fact most vegetables that have a high calorie value can help you to burn fat faster which in turn aids weight loss! If you are eating a well balanced diet that consist of fruits and vegetables and less or no artificial sweeteners, yourRead More →

Carbohydrates The main function of carbs is to provide energy, but they also play an important role in the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs. Research shows that people who eat more carbs are less likely to accumulate body fat than those who follow a low carbs/ high fat diet. In this post, we will be covering which vegetables are high in carbs and sugar, so read on! Sugar Now you might be thinking sugar?  Well don’t worry its not the white kind that we are all used to, it’s the one found in fruits and vegetables, which is the healthy type. SugarRead More →

Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to function correctly. Having increased or decreased amounts of Potassium can lead to various health issue’s. Potassium is responsible for the communication between our muscles and nerves, it also helps carry nutrients to our cells while removing waste products out. Another great benefit of Potassium is that it aids in offsetting the harmful effects that sodium has on our blood pressure. So read on to discover which vegetables are high in Potassium and sodium to help you make the right decisions about your diet. Various research and studies show that Potassium along with sodium is crucial forRead More →

Simply put, protein is the core of life! The human body cannot survive without protein because every cell in our body contains protein, if you do not consume the appropriate amount of protein daily, your body will not be able to repair damaged cells and make new ones. Protein is important for the development and growth in kids, teenagers and expecting moms.Read on to discover which vegetables are high in carbs and protein. Did you know that protein deficiency is surprisingly a common condition that so many people face even in developed countries? Data shows that most patients who suffer from protein deficiency are vegetarians.Read More →

Magnesium is a mineral naturally found in many foods,it plays an important role in keeping the body healthy. Magnesium is responsible for regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels and blood pressure, Like potassium, magnesium is essential for maintaining overall health. Read on to discover which vegetables are high in magnesium and potassium. Which Vegetables Are High In Magnesium And Potassium? Daily recommended intake amounts of magnesium Symptoms of magnesium deficiency Weakness Muscle cramps Tremors Nausea Anxiety High blood pressure Type 2 diabetes Dizziness Fatigue Poor memory Confusion Difficulty swallowing Facts about magnesium and potassium According to ancient-minerals.com, Magnesium is the second most abundantRead More →

What is sodium and why do we need it? Sodium is one of the important elements which the body needs to function properly,the body uses sodium to control blood pressure and blood volume, It also needs sodium for our muscles and nerves to work correctly. Research shows that consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, fluid retention,cirrhosis of the liver, therefore extreme care must be taken when adding sodium to your diet! In this post we will be covering Vegetables high in sodium. Vegetables High In Sodium Side effects of consuming too much sodium Edema (Swelling) High blood pressure KidneyRead More →

What are proteins and why do we need them? Did you know that your hair, nails and skin are made of protein? Proteins are essential for our cells, for growth,strengthening our bones and they also help make tissues and cells in our body. In this post we will be covering which vegetables are high in protein. There are many types of protein, Enzymes, Antibodies, DNA,Contractile protein, Structural protein, Hormone protein and Transport protein all serve important roles in our growth, developement and everyday functioning. Which Vegetables Are High In Protein? Symptoms of too much protein in your diet. Weight gain Nutritional deficiencies Kidney disease ConstipationRead More →

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