* Kale is
high in iron which is essential for good health.
Iron helps the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes,
transports oxygen to various parts of the body,
promotes cell growth and helps the liver to
* High in
vitamin K, Kale helps to protect against certain
types of cancer. Vitamin K also helps to prevent
blood clotting and promotes healthy bones. Increased
levels of vitamin K can also help alzheimer's
* The compound
L-3-N-Butylphthalide found in celery helps to
prevent plagues and tangles of the brain that
can cause Alzheimer's disease. This compound
is also helpful to prevent urinary tract infections
because of its diuretic properties.
show that celery oil, when used on the skin,
repels mosquitos, with no side effects.
* With 96%
water, cucumbers help to hydrate the body, regulate
body temperature and helps to flush toxins from
are good for skin care because of the high water
content, vitamins A, B and C and minerals such
as potassium, magnesium and silica. Cucumber
facial masks help to tighten the skin, whilst
the ascorbic and caffeic acid can reduce water
retention that causes swelling and puffiness
under the eyes. The skin of the cucumber can
also offer relief from sunburn or windburn.
are rich in an antioxidant called beta carotene,
which is converted to vitamin A in the body.
This antioxidant helps to lower the risk of
an eye disease called macular degeneration (which
is damage to the retina), by as much as 36%.
anti-inflammatory qualities, pineapples help
to alleviate the pain caused by arthritis, carpal
tunnel syndrome and gout.