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  Adzuki beans, also called azuki or aduki, are a small bean grown throughout East Asia and the Himalayas. Though they come in a range of colors, red adzuki beans are the most well known. Adzuki beans are linked to several health benefits, ranging from a healthier heart and weight
Taro root is a starchy root vegetable originally cultivated in Asia but now enjoyed around the world. It has a brown outer skin and white flesh with purple specks throughout. When cooked, it has a mildly sweet taste and a texture similar to potato. Taro root is a great source
A balanced diet includes foods from five groups and fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet, helps people maintain good health and reduces the risk of disease.   Dietary guidelines evolve with scientific advances, so it can be challenging to stay on top of current recommendations
  Apples are one of the most popular fruits — It’s the best season for Apples.   Apples Nutrition 100 grams — offers the following nutrients • Calories: 61(with peel) • Carbs: 16.2 grams • Fiber: 1.9 grams   Apples are a rich source of polyphenols. While nutrition labels don’t
Long prized for its deeply purple, glossy beauty as well as its unique taste and texture, eggplants are now available in markets throughout the year, but they are at their very best from August through October when they are in season. Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which
  Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root. It consists of almost pure carbs and contains very little fiber or nutrients. What Is Tapioca? Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root, a tuber native to South America. Tapioca is almost pure starch and has very limited nutritional value.
  Tanabata is an event that originated from the legend of two stars called Ori-hime and Hiko-boshi. It is held on July 7th every year. Tanabaka is also known as the Star Festival in English. Orihime represents Vega, Hikoboshi represents Altair.   The Story Outline Orihime and Hikoboshi fell in
Why is Avocado called a super food? How much avocado is good to eat? Let’s check Avocado’s nutritional benefits Nutrition Carbohydrate (Carbs & Fiber) Avocado is a low-sugar fruit. Because of this fact, they are not expected to raise blood sugar levels much. In addition, fiber occupies most of the
Cezars Café at Sugiyama Jogakuen University (Nagoya, Aichi) has received ‘one-star’ rating for its menu!! ★What is Smart Meal? – The Healthy Meal & Dietary Environment Consortium, an agency recognized by the Japanese government. It reviews menus from large food service operators, and if the menu design is top-class when
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable which has various types and is cultivated throughout the year. In Japan, you can see mainly winter cabbage (season: November – March) and spring cabbage (season: April – June), also Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, green balls, red cabbage in supermarkets. Let’s check the health benefits of
Broccoli contains large amounts of vitamin C and beta carotene which are important antioxidants. One half cup cooked broccoli contains the following nutrients as well as many other trace nutrients and phytochemicals.   Broccoli Nutrients Broccoli is a great source of vitamin, a good source of folate (folic acid) and
How Breakfast Betters Your Child   Breakfast has been associated with everything from: Better memory Better test scores Better attention span to decreased irritability Healthier body weights Improved overall nutrition Fuel and Nutrition The basic formula for breakfast: Pair carbs with proteins. The carbs give your body energy to get
What is one of the most important thing that you can do to fight food poisoning? It takes only 30seconds (if you do it the right way). It requires only 3 ingredients. Anyone can do it, even very young children.   The answer is Wash Your Hands. Over and over