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The Amazing Health Benefits of Fresh Bok Choy

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 


We often see bok choy in the produce aisle of our supermarket and listed in the ingredients of various soups, stews and stir-fry dishes.

Many of us probably omit this vegetable in favor of more familiar forms of cabbage and greens, but to do so would be a large mistake, because this super Asian vegetable has a number of useful health benefits and is rich with vitamins and minerals essential for healthy living.

This leaf vegetable is a member of the cabbage family and very popular in As...


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The Amazing Benefits of Cucumber

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
Cucumber is a precious ally for an enviable figure and for the detoxification cures. Discover the qualities of this vegetable next and read about some recipes that will help you to judge the true value.

Cucumber is found all year long, but its season is from April to September.

There are 3 types of cucumbers:

- Traditional cucumber is dumpy and covered with small roughness. Grows in any garden.
- Long Cucumber, Dutch, is straight, has smooth skin and without that bitter taste and ...
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The Amazing Health Benefits of Cabbage

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
Under the scientific name Brassica oleraceea, cabbage is known since antiquity as both food and a natural cure, especially in its fighting against vitamin C deficiencies or scurvy - the disease caused by lack of vitamin C, manifested in anemia, bleeding gums and tooth loss.


Cabbage can be consumed fresh or preserved (sour cabbage), in both cases with beneficial effects.

Cabbage contains sugars, mineral salts, a hypoglycemic principle, vitamin C and provitamin A, antibiotic principles...
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The Amazing Benefits of Green Lettuce

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
Green salad (lettuce) is present almost all year rpund, because it can be grown in greenhouses, but it is one of the first vegetables that appear in spring and which, by its content, can replace a heavy diet or the lack of vitamins.

Its scientific name is Lactuca sativa, the lettuce stimulates appetite, reinvigorates and cleanse the body of the accumulated toxins. It also contributes to fighting against the deficit of hemoglobin and mineral salts from the body.

Lettuce is rich i...


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The Amazing Health Benefits of Fresh Mint

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
Known from antiquity, mint is a herb with curative properties. It is also used in the specific Arabian cuisine as a spice.

Description of Mint plant

Perennial herb, that spreads itself quickly, mint (Mentha piperita, Mentha spicata) has small violet or purple-white flowers that bloom all over its growing period. Depending on the type, the herb can grow up to 60 or 90cm tall. A particularity of this herb is represented by the "orange mint" that spreads a subtle orange perfume.

Mint can ...
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The Amazing Benefits of Mustard Plant (And Greens)

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 

One of the oldest spices, dating back 3000 years ago, mustard has been used, since ancient times, as a medicine and an aliment. The name, "mustard", derives from the Latin word "mustum" which means "must".

Description of Mustard

Mustard appears under 3 different forms: white mustard, black mustard and brown mustard.

White mustard has its leaves covered with small, rough puff. The flowers are arranged in clusters, and the fruits have elongated, podded shapes, covered with small rough p...
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The Amazing Benefits of Kale Greens

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 

Kales or borecole (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group) are a variety of cabbage that belongs to the plant family Brassica. The three most common subtypes of this species of leafy vegetable are ornamental kale, dinosaur kale and curly kale. Each of these varieties has their own distinct flavor and texture and they vary in their general appearance also. While the curly kale has a typical pungent taste, the ornamental variety has a very mellow flavor and their texture is also very tender an...

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The Amazing Benefits of Endive Greens

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 

Originally from Mediterranean area, endives are known from ancient times and they were planted by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. The thick leaves can be consumed. Besides this, endives have also some medical properties.

Endives contain essential amino acids, fats, starch, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and B1, B2, C, K and P vitamins.

Other benefits of endives:

  • contain essential amino acids, fats, starch, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and B1, B2, C, K and P vitamins.
  • stimu...

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The Amazing Benefits of Raw Celery

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
Celery is from the same family with parsley and fennel, the Umbelliferae family. It can grow to the height of up to 16 inches. The white celery is grown shaded from direct sunlight, thus has less chlorophyll, compared to its greener counterparts.

The ribs of celery are crunchy and are often used to make soup or salad. It has a salty taste, so celery juice is a good mix with the sweeter fruit juices. Depending on variety, some may taste very salty.


Nutritional Benefits


Celery leaves has high cont...
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The Amazing Health Benefits of Cilantro (Coriander)-Dhania

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
Apart from being an aphrodisiac, condiment and medicament, coriander is used as a condiment in cuisine for preparing the finest foods, in the perfumery industry because of the volatile oil contained by its fruits but as a medicinal herb also. The coriander contains a powerful diuretic that reduces the sanguine pressure and ameliorates a headache.

Description of Coriander Plant

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is a Mediterranean herb grown for its fruits that look like white-rose seeds and...
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The Amazing Benefits of Consuming Raw Dandelion Greens

Posted by Miriam Chemmoss on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Green Vegetables 
The powerful sun-like yellow color emits energy, reminding us that the dandelion is not just an ordinary garden herb, but it is one of nature's miraculous treatments.

Description of Dandelion plant

Dandelion or "Taraxacum officinale" is a well known herb that came from Greece. Old books about herbal medicine state that in order to have a shiny complexion, women used to use an infusion obtained by boiling the herb and its root. Nowadays, dandelion is consumed mostly in Japan, Italy, Fr...
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Lulu Miriam Lulu Chemmoss has been a holistic health enthusiast since her childhood in East-Africa, (Kenya & Tanzania)- where she was born and raised. She's currently based in the US where she has been expanding her awareness about the connection between holistic living and general well-being for the past 13 years. In 2001, Lulu became Vegan (Vegetarian) and even though that switch alone had enormous benefits, she would later learn in 2008 that a diet based primarily on raw vegetables and fruits has far more health-giving benefits than one based on cooked foods alone. Today, Lulu is celebrating vibrant, holistic wellness that is far better than anything she had ever imagined when she first started in 2001. She has not only transformed her own life, but also the lives of hundreds of people by sharing her research-very simple, common-sense, health-enhancing practices with everyone she comes into contact with. Her expertise is: Detoxing/Cleansing with raw foods and fresh juices for optimal health. Lulu decided to create this website and blog from scratch to inspire anyone looking to make that jump to taking responsibility towards a fulfilling life via simple choices that start with taking better care of self, those around us, the environment and eventually the entire planet. She believes it's never too late for anyone to return to the natural state of being. THE NATURAL WAY...IS NOW!!!
 
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