Welcome to our Diet and Wellness Center

 

Here on this page you will find a wealth of information concerning your diet and to become educated on what foods to eat to achieve optimal health. 

We have compiled a listing of various foods A_Z that will inform you of foods and their benefits. 

 

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The purpose of this site is to inform, inspire and educate the reader about various health issues and my walk in Christ. Although, the things I write about, I really do believe, there are people who may not have the same kind of belief. Because of this, I recommend that you use caution when reading and possibly implementing some of the natural healing methods in your life. The reader should always consult his or her own physician about their health before practicing these methods. Star Management Services assumes no legal responsibilities.

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Apples

- Immunity -

ApplesAs one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a "miracle food".

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing

cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

Apples deserve to be called "nutritional powerhouses". They contain the following important nutrients:

  • Vitamin C - a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals, as well as boosting the body's resistance against infectious agents, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.1
  • B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6) - these vitamins are key in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.
  • Dietary fiber -A high fiber dietcan help prevent the development of certain diseases and may help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood from rising.
  • Phytonutrients - apples are rich in polyphenolic compounds". 

Asparagus

- Anti-inflammatory -

Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Benefits

It's not surprising to see asparagus being heralded as an anti-inflammatory food because it provides a truly unique combination of anti-inflammatory nutrients. Among these anti-inflammatory nutrients are asparagus saponins, including asparanin A, sarsasapogenin, protodioscin, and diosgenin. Alongside of these anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, asparagus provides a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and the minerals zinc, manganese, and selenium. In addition to the antioxidant nutrients above, this much-loved vegetable may also contain a valuable amount of the antioxidant glutathione (GSH). GSH is one of the body's best-studied antioxidants; it consists of three amino acids — glutamic acid, glycine, and cysteine — combined into one molecule.

Digestive Support

Like chicory root and Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus contains significant amounts of the nutrient inulin. Inulin is a unique type of carbohydrate called a polyfructan, and in practical terms, healthcare practitioners often refer to it as a "prebiotic." Unlike most other carbs, inulin doesn't get broken down in the first segments of our digestive tract. It passes undigested all the way to our large intestine. Once it arrives at our large intestine, it becomes an ideal food source for certain types of bacteria (like Bifidobacteria andLactobacilli) that are associated with better nutrient absorption, lower risk of allergy, and lower risk of colon cancer.

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Bananas

- potassium -

Bananas

 

 

Bananas are wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh. Excellent source of both vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber.

 

Health Benefits:

 

Cardiovascular health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beets

- Liver Cleanser and Gall Bladder -

 

 

Beets 

 

 

Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.  They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.

 

Beetroots have long been used for medicinal purposes, primarily for disorders of the liver as they help to stimulate the liver's detoxification processes. Beets are rich in fiber, excellent for liver cleansing, normalizes blood pressure, ease bowel movement, gall bladder and kidney ailments,gout and vericose veins.

 

 

 

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cantaloupe

- Fruit, Vitamin C, Calcium -

 

Cantaloupe

 

 

 

 

Key Nutrients in cantaloupe include folate, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin. Enriched with very important phytochemicals such as beta carotene, pectin, flavonoids and phytoserols.

Health Benefits:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Lower risk ofheart disease and cancer
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Protect against macular degeneration
  • Aid liver health

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Dates

- Fiber, Potassium -

 

Dates

 

 

Dates contain a significant amount of dietary fiber adn therefore are beneficial in improving the digestive system, especially in treatment of constipation.

 

Health Benefits:

 

Potassium

Vitamin C

Iron

Calcium

Lipids

Amino Acids

Beta-caratene