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Health Benefits

Silverbeet

* Silverbeet is a rich source of calcium, magnesium and vitamin K, which are essential for developing and maintaining strong bones.

* Silverbeet helps to improve the health of your heart because it is rich in the antioxidant kaempferol.

* To prevent or delay age related eye disease, it is estimated that between 6000 to 10000 mcg of the carotenoid lutein should be consumed each day, and one cup of silverbeet contains over 9000 mcg of lutein.

* Excellent for weight loss, one cup of silverbeet has just 35 calories and no cholesterol.

* High in antioxidants like beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, quercetin, kaempferol, Vitamin A, C & E, silverbeet helps to fight a large number of diseases, including cancer.

* Silverbeet is extremely high in vitamin K which not only maintains strong bones, but helps the brain to function properly. Vitamin K also helps to maintain a healthy nervous system and forms a protective layer around the nerves.

* High in iron, silverbeet keeps the blood healthy and hemoglobin rich, thereby preventing anemia. The high amounts of vitamin K help in proper blood clotting, eliminating excessive blood loss.

* Silverbeet helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Pineapple

* Bromelain found in pineapple helps to keep the digestive track healthy. It also helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion, and works to neutralize fluids so that they are not too acidic.

Mango

* The glutamine acid found in mangos help to keep cells alive and boosts memory.

* Rich in iron, mangos are great for people suffering from anemia. The iron and calcium content also helps with menopause.






















About Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more

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