Fruits and Vegetable starting with G

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Garlic

Garlic

  • Garlic has multiple health benefits. It is good for preventing colds as well as the flu.
  • It is even said to be effective in the treatment of acne as well as maintaining blood cholesterol levels.
  • Due to the high sulphur levels in garlic it is an effective antioxidant, protecting the body from free radicals which can cause cancer.

 

Ginger

Ginger

  • Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to Asian stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes.
  • Fresh ginger root is available year round in the produce section of your local market.
  • Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.
  • herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract).
  • Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.

 

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

  • Gooseberries are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
  • These nutrients ensure overall wellbeing, keeping cancers at bay and ensuring proper bone formation and health.
  • They also help maintain a healthy immune system.

 

Grapes

Grapes

  • Grapes have beneficial components known as flavonoids, known to lower the risk of heart disease as well as blood clots.
  • Pterostilbene is an antioxidant in grapes which is considered to reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer.
  • Grapes and grape juice are also thought to reduce coronary heart disease in women.

 

Green Peas

Green Peas

  • Green peas are bursting with nutrients. They provide good to very good amounts of 8 vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein. Green peas’ supercharged nutritional profile can supercharge your health.
  • Green peas provide nutrients that are important for maintaining bone health. They are a very good source of vitamin K, some of which our bodies convert into K2, which activates osteocalcin, the major non-collagen protein in bone. Osteocalcin anchors calcium molecules inside of the bone. Therefore, without enough vitamin K2, osteocalcin levels are inadequate and bone mineralization is impaired.
  • Green peas also serve as a very good source of folic acid and a good source of vitamin B6. These two nutrients help to reduce the buildup of a metabolic byproduct called homocysteine, a dangerous molecule can obstruct collagen cross-linking, resulting in poor bone matrix and osteoporosis. One study showed that postmenopausal women who were not considered deficient in folic acid lowered their homocysteine levels simply by supplementing with folic acid by itself.

 

Guava

Guava

  • The guava fruit is widely grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
  • It can be round to pear-shaped with a thin skin that is green and turns yellow as it ripens.
  • The flesh can be white or even pink, and the seeds can be eaten.
  • The guava fruit contains lots of beta-carotene (which forms vitamin A in the body) and vitamin C.
  • The flesh can make a great snack or dessert chopped up, or scooped straight from the skin.