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You are in luck- more and more businesses are muscling into the food market at the moment, so there are far more choices...for that delicious and yummy Nigerian meals and Continental dishes, my Ndidia is here to stay! It is a personal food service delivery... you can ask for any menu of your choice and bang! bang!! bang!!! it's delivered right at your door steps. It is owned and managed by Peniel Chris Enwenwen who is a craft junkie, food enthusiast, researcher, free-lance interior decorator, biochemist, wife and mum. Soooo Aaaamhzing huh?! anyways, she is here to share some fruity facts...

Some fruits as healthy as they may look naturally contain disease-fighting, health promoting properties, while others contain elements that may hinder your health goals. Below are a number of our everyday fruits and vegetables and some important information about them.

1. AVOCADO

  • Avocados are rich in mono unsaturated fat, which is easily burned for energy.
  • An avocado has more than twice as much potassium as a banana.
  • For a delicious, creamy salad dressing, mix together avocado and fresh carrot juice.

2. BANANAS

  • Bananas are high in sugar, so they should not be eaten if you have blood sugar problems.
  • Don’t eat bananas on an empty stomach; combining them with a bit of protein will help to normalize the insulin response caused by the sugar in the banana.
  • Green-tipped bananas are better for your health than over-ripe bananas.

3. BROCCOLI

  • Broccoli contains twice the vitamin C of an orange
  • It has almost as much calcium as whole milk–and the calcium is better absorbed
  • It contains selenium, a mineral that has been found to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties
  • Broccoli is a modest source of vitamin A and alpha-tocopherol vitamin E
  • It also has antioxidant properties

4. CELERY

  • Celery is the best vegetable source of naturally occurring sodium.
  • It is high in potassium.
  • The high water content in celery makes it ideal for vegetable juicing.
  • As an easy way to reduce grains in your diet, spread peanut butter on celery rather than bread.

5. CHINESE CABBAGE

  • Chinese cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties
  • It is an excellent source of folic acid
  • Chinese cabbage is low in calories and low in sodium
  • It is also high in vitamin A and a good source of potassium

6. GREEN BEANS

  • Fresh beans contain vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, calcium and potassium
  • Green beans are diuretic and may be used to treat diabetes
  • A fresh bean should snap crisply and feels velvety to the touch

7. ONIONS

  • Onions are an excellent antioxidant, and they contain anti-allergy, antiviral and antihistamine properties.
  • Sulfur compounds in onions help to detoxify the body.
  • Onions aid in cellular repair.
  • Onions are a rich source of quercetin, a potent antioxidant.
  • To obtain the maximum nutritional benefits, onions should be eaten raw or lightly steamed

8. PARSLEY

  • Parsley is useful as a digestive aid
  • It helps to purify the blood and stimulate the bowels
  • Parsley is an anticarcinogen
  • It contains three times as much vitamin C as oranges, and twice as much iron as spinach
  • Parsley contains vitamin A and is a good source of copper and manganese
  • For a natural breath freshener, try a sprig of parsley

9. PEANUT BUTTER

  • When buying peanut butter, only buy organic varieties.
  • Non-organic peanut butters are high in pesticides and fungus and contain aflatoxin, a potent carcinogenic mold.
  • To increase the protein in peanut butter (peanuts have about the same amount of protein as soy), Brewer’s yeast can be mixed in. This is especially useful for vegetarian
10. SWEET POTATO
  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenoid antioxidants
  • They contain calcium, are high in vitamins A and C and contain thiamine
  • Be careful: eating too many may cause abdominal swelling and indigestion
  • Sweet potatoes are also high in sugar and therefore should be used sparingly
  • Sweet potatoes are not related to the potato nor the yam–they are actually a member of the morning glory family
11. TOMATOES
  • Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, flavonoids and other phytochemicals with anticarcinogenic properties
  • Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C (the vitamin C is most concentrated in the
  • jelly-like substance that surrounds the seeds)
  • They also contain vitamin A and B-complex vitamins, potassium and phosphorus
  • A tomato grown in a hothouse has half the vitamin C content as a vine-ripened tomato

Remember, something like this could also be an unusual birthday or special surprise treat for a friend, relative or for that special somebody- you can visit here to order for any of their featured menu.

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