Goodness Of Asparagus

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360 There are two basic varieties of asparagus, white and green. The latter is the only variety cultivated on a commercial scale in the United States, whereas the former is much-favoured in Europe. White asparagus is produced by banking soil against the plant to keep out sunlight, which otherwise would turn the stalks

Goodness Of Broccoli

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360  Broccoli, a form of cabbage, of the mustard family [Brassicaceae], according to Encyclopaedia Britannica, is grown for its edible flower buds and stalk. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Sprouting broccoli was cultivated in Italy in ancient Roman times. It was introduced to England and America in the

Goodness Of Onions

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360 Never mind the tears they bring on — besides adding oodles of taste to your food. Onions provide incredible health benefits.  Onions are found in every kitchen — thanks to the delectable taste they bring to food. They also form the basis of several dishes — be it raw, cooked, sautéed, baked,

Goodness Of Rosemary

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360 Herbalists have traditionally used rosemary as an anti-fungal and antiseptic, and also as an effective herbal ‘ammo’ to improve memory, relieve muscle pain and spasm, activate hair growth, and support our circulatory and nervous systems. What’s more, rosemary, according to native medicine, is useful to ease menstrual cramps, enhance urine flow, and

Goodness Of Zinc

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360 What makes you appreciate the good taste of your chocolate ice-cream, or cherry cheesecake? It is zinc. Zinc allows you to savour the flavours of your food. Its deficiency may alter your taste. Recent studies have shown that zinc can ease symptoms of the common cold. Subjects who consumed zinc lozenges, or syrup,

Goodness Of Artichoke

Words: Team ThinkWellness360 The artichoke plant is an affiliate of the thistle, or sunflower family. The cones, or spherically-shaped buds, are enveloped by overlapping outer scales [bracts] and are eatable at the base. At the centre of the bud is an ‘uneatable’ thistle [choke]. The edible ‘heart’ of an artichoke is the round, tender, firm

Goodness Of Blueberries

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360 Blueberries, a species native to North America, grow in shades ranging from light blue to dark purple. The berries have a smooth, but somewhat waxy skin, covered with a powdery silver film, or ‘bloom.’ Blueberries are, in some cultures, called star berries, because of the star-shaped calyx on the top of each

Goodness Of Lettuce

Words: Team THINKWELLNESS360 Lettuce is a small-size annual plant. Its leaves give out milk-like ‘sap’ when cut. There are about six varieties of lettuce that exist. The leaf varieties which have a mild bitter taste are rich in antioxidants. A low calorie green-vegetable, fresh lettuce provides just 15 calories per 100gm. Put simply, the vegetable

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