Here are 10 fun and educational facts about our produce and garlic!
#1: Garlic helps maintain a healthy blood pressure, lowering risk of heart related problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
#2: There are over 10,000 varieties of tomato in existence.
#3: On average, a whole head of lettuce only contains 100 calories!
#4: As in fruits, vegetables too are home for many antioxidants. These health benefiting phyto-chemical compounds firstly; help protect the human body from oxidant stress, diseases, and cancers, and secondly; help the body develop the capacity to fight against these by boosting immunity.
#5: Carrots are rich in poly-acetylene antioxidant, falcarinol. Research study conducted by scientists at University of Newcastle on laboratory animals has found that falcarinol in carrots may help fight against cancers by destroying pre-cancerous cells in the tumors.
#6: Yellow and orange color vegetables are rich in Vitamin-A, a, ß carotenes, zea-xanthins and crypto-xanthins, whereas dark-green vegetables are a good source of minerals and phenolic, flavonoid as well as anthocyanin anti-oxidants.
#7: One cup of whole strawberries (150 grams) contains less than 50 calories.
#8: When comparing fruits and vegetables, there is no such thing as “bad calories”. Contrary to popular belief, all calories coming from vegetables and fruits are processed the same way and give the same healthy benefits.
#9: You can battle both acne and cold sores with garlic, simply by slicing cloves in half and applying them directly to the skin. Hold for a bit—as long as you can stand!—and while the smell might not be the best, the antibacterial properties of the miracle plant will speed along the healing process.
#10: Research studies conducted at the Institute of Biology of São Paulo State University; Brazil suggested that eggplant is effective to control high blood cholesterol.