Grapefruit Facts (Spanish: Toronja)

Grapefruit is a tropical citrus fruit known for its sweet and somewhat sour taste. It’s rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, making it one of the healthiest citrus fruits you can eat.

Vitamin K Benefits and Sources

Vitamin K helps to make various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and the building of bones. Prothrombin is a vitamin K-dependent protein directly involved with blood clotting. Osteocalcin is another protein that requires vitamin K to produce healthy bone tissue.

Ginger Facts (Spanish: Genjibre)

Research suggests that eating ginger provides multiple health benefits, inculding nausea relief, pain relief, and blood sugar management. The health benefits of ginger are mainly attributed to its phenolic compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols. Ginger possesses multiple biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, neuroprotective, cardiovascular protective, respiratory protective, antiobesity, antidiabetic, antinausea, and antiemetic activities.

Copper Benefits and Sources

Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. It also helps the body form collagen and absorb iron, and plays a role in energy production. Most copper in the body is found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys, and…

Fig Facts (Spanish: Higo)

The fig–ficus carica–is a unique fruit with pink flesh full of tiny seeds and an edible purple or green peel. Figs may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help manage blood sugar levels. Fresh figs are low in calories and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. However, dried figs are…

Chickpea Facts (Spanish: Garbanzo)

Chickpeas are tasty when cooked and seasoned simply, but they can also be used in a variety of combinations and in substitutes for meat and cheese. They are the base of Middle Eastern favorites hummus and felafel.

Resources

Books, videos, magazines, and blogs about plant-based living are so plentiful that they can be overwhelming and confusing. Here are a few that I have found helpful.