Food and Health


Coffee contains nearly 400 other chemicals, including trace amounts of several vitamins and minerals, tannins, and caramelized sugar.


Dates are very high in potassium. Dates contain iron, niacin and vitamin B6, as well as 6g of fiber. Dates have almost no vitamin C.

mushrooms and truffles

Mushrooms are virtually fat-free and a valuable source of dietary fiber. They provide good amounts of potassium, selenium, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, B6 and zinc.


A serious metabolic disease that affects the body's ability to derive energy from blood sugar or glucose. It results when the body cannot produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed for glucose metabolism.


Anemia is the umbrella term for a variety of disorders characterized by the inability of red blood cells to carry sufficient oxygen.

common food allergens

True food allergies involve the body's immune system. Whereas a food intolerance originates in the gastrointestinal system and involves an inability to digest or absorb certain substances.


Lemons are one of the most widely used of all citrus fruits. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C. Fresh lemon juice is a summer thirst quencher.


Grapes are favored for their sweet and juicy flavor. Grapes are low in calories. Grapes contain quercetin, a plant pigment that is thought to regulate the levels of blood cholesterol.