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Health Benefits of Asparagus
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Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is a long, thin green vegetable, about the length of a finger. The knobbly tips are the best-tasting part of the plant – some people discard the other ends, which can become woody. It can be boiled, but also roasted, griddled or fried with olive oil ...
Health Benefits of Blueberries
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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are a tasty addition to any breakfast cereal, and a handful at the end of any meal will go down a treat. They’re also a popular addition to muffins and other baking products, and go well in smoothies. They’re easy to store, too - freezing blueberri...
Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a type of chili pepper. It is named after a city in French Guiana, and is also sometimes called the red pepper or cow-horn pepper. It is found in Tex Mex, Mexica, Szechuan and Cajun food. Fresh chillies can be sliced and added to dishes, alth...
Health Benefits of Celery
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Health Benefits of Celery

The humble celery is often used to provide a base flavor in sauces, soups and stews – it’s a workaday vegetable that most people would probably not associate with trendy superfoods. But celery has a surprising number of health benefits. Celery, like black c...
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The tropical coconut tree, native to tropical climates the world over, has been a diet staple in equatorial areas for hundreds of years. In fact, many of these cultures – especially those in South Asia – get most of their dietary saturated fat from coconut oil...
Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds
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Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds, which are called cilantro seeds in some parts of the world, are very different from the plant’s pungent leaves. Many people who find the leaves unpalatable can happily consume sauces containing the seeds, which are one of the most-used spices ...
Health Benefits of Fish Oil
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Health Benefits of Fish Oil

Fish oil does not sound too pleasant, and has echoes of ‘cod liver oil’. But actually, if you like fish, then it’s easy to cook delicious dishes with oily fish. Varieties that are particularly rich in oil are mackerel, sardines, tuna, salmon and anchovies. If ...
Health Benefits of Flax Seeds
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Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are usually found in home baking – they can be delicious scattered on scones, cakes or muffins, and can be added to breakfast cereals and granolas. As well as being a useful garnish, they’re also healthy too. Flax seeds are a very good source of ...