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Not just a sweet and wonderful fruit, mangoes are also rich in vitamin C and other vitamins such as A, B6 and other B-complex vitamins plus beneficial phytochemicals.
Mangosteens can be called a “royal fruit” for many reasons. It’s been called “The Queen of Tropical Fruits”, it looks beautiful, its pearly white flesh segments, when perfectly ripe, indeed taste divine and it’s no wonder that
it was Queen Victoria’s favorite fruit. In the last few decades dozens of studies have been published on the health benefits of Mangosteen. It’s considered an important indicator of inflammation in the body, when elevated levels of a protein called “C-reactive protein” (CRP) are present. Higher levels of CRP in the blood can be a sign of many things, including an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. A 2009 study on the mangosteen whole fruit juice consumption, saw the participants’ levels of CRP levels drop by a significant 32%, which is a good indicator that the inflammation levels in their bodies dropped. Studies also show that mangosteen may be able to significantly improve immune response. Mangosteen is loaded with antioxidants such as polyphenols, tannins, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins (flavonoids) and even rare phytochemical antioxidants called “xanthones”. Mangosteens are also rich in vitamin C and many minerals.
Masoor Dal (pink lentils):
Whole masoor dal is very rich in protein, fiber and iron. Using it whole is more nutritious (it’s greenish brown in colour when whole). Masoor dal contain contains low-fat proteins which means they’re important for growing, building, repairing and maintaining tissues in the blood, bone, skin and muscle cells.
A combination of raw nuts, seeds, grains and dry fruits was invented about 100 years ago by a Swiss doctor for patients in his hospital. He felt that eating fruits, vegetables and muesli was very important to get well and stay well.
Mulberries (Morus plant fruit):
Mulberry trees are what the silk worms need to get all the energy and nutrients they need to produce the silk thread. This has been going on for over 4,000 years since the silk production started in China.
Mulberries are an excellent source of vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K and iron. It is also a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. A powerful antioxidant called resveratrol that red grapes and red wine are famous for, is also abundant in mulberries. Some of the reported health benefits of mulberries include lowering of cholesterol, preventing certain forms of cancer, blood clots, diabetes (they are also called “diabetic fruit”) and also help in weight loss. It is also a natural remedy for certain digestive problems.
Mung Bean Sprouts:
Sprouts are considered a “superfood” because of their high nutritional qualities. Loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, mung bean sprouts are also high in vitamin K which is very important for heart and bone health.
Vitamin K is vital for signaling to the body “calcify bones, but not arteries”. Without vitamin K calcium can be deposited into the arteries, causing hardening of the arteries and heart attacks, in-stead of being deposited into the bones which need the calcium!
Mung Bean & Moth Bean Sprouts:
Sprouts are considered a “superfood” because of their high nutritional qualities. Loaded with protein, fiber, iron, calcium and other nutrients, bean sprouts (especially mung bean sprouts) are also high in
vitamin K which is very important for heart and bone health. Vitamin K is vital for signaling to the body “calcify bones, but not arteries”. Without vitamin K calcium can be deposited into the arteries, causing hardening of the arteries and heart attacks, instead of being deposited into the bones which need the calcium!
Musambi (also called mosambi, sathukudi, citrus limetta, Mediterranean sweet lemon):
Easy-to-digest citrus with a very pleasant flavor with is rich in Vitamin C content.
Mushrooms (Champignion variety):
Having just 13 calories per 100 grams, these mushrooms are high in micronutrients and also contain dietary fiber, protein, vitamin D and vitamin C.
Mushrooms (Shiitake variety):
Shiitake provide a large variety of unique phytonutrients and are rich in copper, manganese, selenium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and other minerals, vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid), B3 (niacin), B2 (riboflavin), B6
as well as fiber and protein. Shiitake mushrooms have been extensively studied in Japan for their ability to lower cholesterol levels, improve immunity and even their anti-cancer effects along with other medicinal mushrooms.
Mushrooms (wild, from Coorg!):
Wild mushrooms provide a large variety of unique phytonutrients, minerals, fiber, protein and vitamins and can thus not only provide us good nutrition, but also boost our immunity as well.
Mustard seed sprouts:
Sprouts are nutrient powerhouses and high in protein. Proteins in sprouts are easily assimilated in our bodies. They are a clean and enzyme-rich fuel to our bodies.