Small, cabbage-like and often ignored on plates across America, Brussels sprouts deserve a second (and third) look because they’re surprisingly packed with vital nutrition. Just a one-cup serving of Brussels sprouts will meet your daily requirement for vitamin C and vitamin K for the day, while also providing plenty of folate, potassium, B vitamins, manganese and loads of other nutrients.
Because of their high-nutrient-per-low-calorie ratio, every expert will tell you that cruciferous vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, should be at the top of your grocery list. On top of this, Brussels sprouts can help you to reach a healthy weight, give you more energy, aid in muscle growth and improve your eyesight and complexion.
“Healthy eating is important for so many reasons, but most people don’t understand exactly how deeply your health is impacted by what you eat. This awesome infographic from Tesco Health and Well Being spells it out.”
It’s easy to forget the importance of everything we put into our bodies. What we eat has a critical impact on our health and in turn, our ability to deal with stress.
The main takeaway from this article should be to eat the most nutrient-dense foods possible. Meaning, for every bite you put in your mouth be sure you are getting important macronutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Here are some foods (note this is just a brief list – there are many more!) that can help alleviate your stress.
Remember, if you are under chronic or severe stress, food is just one component. Adequate sleep, hydration and stress management are also important factor to address!
Matcha (抹茶, pronounced [mat.tɕa]) is finely milled or fine powder green tea. The Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha. In modern times, matcha has also come to be used to flavour and dye foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Matcha is a fine-ground, powdered, high-quality green tea and not the same as konacha.
Blends of matcha are given poetic names called chamei (“tea names”) either by the producing plantation, shop or creator of the blend, or by the grand master of a particular tea tradition. When a blend is named by the grand master of a tea ceremony lineage, it becomes known as the master’s konomi, or favoured blend.
The Moringa Oleifera tree has a long list of reported benefits and potential applications. This infographic will help you sort through the myth and rumors to understand the more evidence based side of the nutritional moringa benefits and potential applications.