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    Dried Banana Chips - Dried banana chips are high in carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy for your body. A 1/2-cup serving of banana chips provides 44.14g of carbohydrates and 23.65g of sugars. Adults need to consume between 40 and 60 percent of their total daily calories from carbohydrates. Dried banana chips also have some protein, providing 1.95g per 1/2-cup serving. Studies recommended that adults consume between 46 and 56g of protein daily.

    Dried bananas are low in fat, especially when compared to fried banana chips. Fried banana chips are deep fried in coconut or palm oil and are high in saturated fat. A 1/2-cup serving of dried banana chips has 0.91g fat. Adults should consume between 20 and 35 percent of their calories from fat.

    Dried banana chips are a source of dietary fiber, which promotes gastrointestinal health and lowers blood cholesterol. A 1/2-cup serving of dried bananas provides 5g of dietary fiber. Fiber also reduces the risk of diabetes by regulating blood glucose and insulin levels after a meal.

    Dried banana chips are a source of niacin, a B vitamin. Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the function of several enzymes involved in energy metabolism. A 1/2-cup serving of dried banana chips has 1.4mg of niacin.

    Dried banana chips are rich in potassium, a mineral necessary for the maintenance of fluid balance in and outside cells. A 1/2-cup serving of dried banana chips provides 746mg of potassium. Dried bananas are also a source of manganese, a mineral necessary for metabolism, wound healing and bone development.


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    Green Onions - A single, 12-gram green onion contains nearly 20 micrograms of vitamin K and 1.6 milligrams of vitamin C. For a healthy adult man, this supplies 16 percent of his recommended daily allowance of vitamin K and nearly 2 percent of his vitamin C RDA. For a woman, a green onion stalk provides 22 percent of her daily vitamin K and 2.1 percent of her vitamin C. Both vitamins K and C are crucial for the growth, development and maintenance of strong bones. If your diet lacks these vitamins, you may be more likely to develop osteoporosis or to suffer from bone fractures.

    The body needs vitamin A to produce rhodopsin, the protein in the eyes that allows retinal receptors to absorb light. People whose diets don't include enough vitamin A can develop night blindness and other vision disorders, including corneal ulcers.

    A green onion stalk contains 24 micrograms of vitamin A in the form of provitamin A carotenoid compounds that the body converts to retinol, the active form of the vitamin. This amount of vitamin A fulfills 2.6 percent of a man's required daily intake and 3.4 percent of a woman's.

    The vitamin C and vitamin A found in foods like green onions both have strong antioxidant properties. This means the vitamins can help prevent DNA and cellular tissue damage by inhibiting the activity of free radical compounds. A diet rich in foods with a high antioxidant concentration primarily fruits and vegetables linked to a decreased risk of heart disease. Vitamin C may also help prevent high blood pressure, which, in turn, can lower your risk of heart disease.

    Green onions are a rich source of phytochemicals, especially flavonoid compounds such as quercetin and anthocyanins. These particular phytochemical compounds are naturally occurring plant chemicals that may support the function of the immune system and may also help prevent cancer by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that produces free radicals that can damage DNA and cellular tissue.



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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    This is a great tip about garlic. I did not know still. I will pass this to my friends and family. Thanks.

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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    Hi Karthiga, wonderful information about dried banana chips and green onions you have shared. thank you !

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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    nice info karti about dried banana chips & green onions


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    Vermicelli - Vermicelli rice noodles are calorie-dense, as a cup of the cooked noodles provides 192 calories, about 9.6 percent of the daily recommended intake of 2,000. If you're trying to lose weight, you can burn the calories in vermicelli rice noodles through 22.5 minutes of swimming laps or 13 minutes of rollerblading.

    The majority of the calories in vermicelli rice noodles come from carbohydrates. Each cup of cooked vermicelli rice noodles contains 44 g of carbs, which amounts to 176 calories, or 92 percent of the total calories in the noodles. Carbs are your body's primary energy source, so consuming carb-rich foods such as vermicelli rice noodles might help fuel your exercise sessions.

    If you're following a low-fat diet, vermicelli rice noodles can be a good choice because they contain no fat. However, fat does aid in vitamin absorption and supply feelings of fullness, so you might find that even though these noodles are calorie-dense, they aren't very filling.

    Unlike other grain-based products, vermicelli rice noodles do not provide any dietary fiber. As with dietary fat, fiber helps promote satiety, but it also aids in managing your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.



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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    Very good information about vermicelli. thank you!

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    Dried Peas - Since dried peas have high fiber content, they have a cholesterol lowering effect.

    People with diabetes, hypoglycemia, or insulin resistance problems suffer from irregular glucose metabolism. Dried peas helps to maintain blood Sugar levels as it slows down the burning process, thereby providing steady amounts of glucose to the blood.

    A cup of dried peas provide 65.1% of the daily value of fiber, and the fiber helps to relieve constipation and prevent gastrointestinal disorders.

    The isoflavones present in dried peas prevents health conditions like prostate and breast cancer.
    Dried peas are good source of iron and by eating a quarter cup of peas daily, one can meet 8% of his/her daily iron needs.

    Other dried peas benefits include the lowering risk of heart disease. The ingredients folate and magnesium present in dried peas help to maintain the level of homocysteine and help to avert heart diseases.

    Dried peas are rich in magnesium and potassium. The former helps to improve blood flow, and the latter helps to maintain blood pressure, thus lowering the chance of plaque buildup in blood vessels.

    Sulfites that are commonly used in salads and processed foods cause headache and disorientation.

    Molybdenum present in dried peas play a vital role in detoxification of sulfites. One can obtain 196% of the daily value of molybdenum by consuming a cup of cooked dried peas.

    Dried peas are also great protein snack with fiber that helps with weight loss. They will curb hunger pangs by keeping the blood sugar levels under control.


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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    Hi gkarti,

    Very nice info. I havent heard of this before. I used to put garlic cloves in rasam like this only, without knowing its value. Thanks for sharing..

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    Wheat Germ - The three parts of a wheat kernel are the bran, germ and endosperm. The wheat bran is the fibrous outer layer, the germ is the center and is the main source of essential fats and vitamins in wheat. The middle layer, in between the bran and germ, is the endosperm. This starchy part is the bulk of wheat, and the only part of the wheat kernel used in white flour. While the endosperm provides carbohydrates, the wheat germ contains the majority of a wheat kernel's nutrition.

    One 115g serving of wheat germ contains 60 percent of your daily dietary fiber requirement. Adequate fiber intake is associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Fiber also helps your body rid itself of toxins, working to prevent colon cancer and other digestive anomalies. However, the body also need an adequate intake of fat to properly digest and use the nutrients in wheat.

    Because of the delicate oils in wheat germ, it goes rancid about as quickly as unrefrigerated milk. Thus, wheat germ purchased in the stores is often already rancid. Rancidity is a measure of the deterioration of oils and fats exposed to air. This form of oxidation produces volatile molecules and can destroy nutrients in the food. Natural antioxidants in wheat, including vitamin E, slow the process of oxidation. Fresh flour contains the most nutrients and minimal oxidation; wheat flours stored at room temperature for a week have lost a great deal of their vitamins and nutrients.

    Wheat is best consumed in its entirety. The whole grain is highly nutritious when properly processed and prepared; when over processed, nutrition drops drastically or even ceases. In the case of white bread products, the nutritious wheat germ has been entirely removed from the flour, basically negating its nutritional value. For this reason, avoid white flour and any baked goods made with white flour. Fresh, whole wheat flour is the best for your health. Consider milling your own with a home mill, or buying fresh ground flour form a health food store or natural food co-op.

    Wheat germ contains a very good amount of protein, 27g per 115-gram serving. It has a low glycemic index, meaning its effect on blood sugar levels is mild. This makes wheat germ acceptable for diabetics who have to control their insulin levels.


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