Wednesday, 10 September 2014


  • Contain folate and vitamins A and C.
  • Mature(shelled) beans are high in protein and iron.
  • Shelled beans can cause flatulence.
  • Fava beans are toxic to some people.


  • Low in calories and high in fiber.
  • A good source of vitamin C and biofavonoids; also contain folate, iron, and calcium.
  • Caontain anthocyanins, biofalvonoids with numerous health benefits including lowering risk of cancer and heart disease. Also contain ellagic acid, which has anticancer properties.
  • Contain salicylates, which can cause a reaction in asprin-sensitive people.

Sunday, 7 September 2014


  • Moderate consumption cuts heart-attack risk by raising HDL cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clot formation.
  • May protect the brain against age-related dementia.
  • In small amounts, it can improve appetite and aid digestion.
Can provoke mood swings, aggression and hangovers. Can be addictive.

  • Interacts with many medications.
  • Over time, moderate to high intake increases the risk of cancers, as well as heart and liver disease.


  • Low in calories and high in soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol
  • Packed with numerous petrochemicals such as Quentin that may help prevent heart disease and cancer
  • Apples enhance dental hygiene
  • Relatively low in nutrients.
  • Skin may contain pesticide residues.