Sunday, July 25, 2010

Benefits of Lychees

We recently got our hands on Lychees.  They were picked directly from the trees at Green Land Tropical Nursery in South Florida.  These fruits are delicious.  Not only do they taste great, but they are amazing for your bodies health.  Check out the benefits below!

 Nutritional Benefits of Eating Lychee 
  • Lychee helps in increasing the energy of the body.
  • It increases fluids in the body, which are required for good health.
  • It enhances the feeling of well being.
  • Lychee is extremely rich in Vitamin C and contains approximately 40 percent more vitamin C than orange.
  • It even has high levels of Beta carotene, greater than that found in carrots.
  • Lychee is considered diuretic and digestive.
  • It contains unsaturated fatty acids, which help in the absorption of beta carotene, and many other fat soluble vitamins.
  • It even helps to prevent blood clots, severe cell damage and reduces strokes, up to 50%, in heart attack patients.
  • It is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber, which are quite essential for the body.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boston's Farmers Markets

We are back!  We have had a great few weeks.  We were just in Boston doing some exploring.  One thing we found amazing was the amount of farmers markets spread throughout the city.  We counted no less than four taking place on the same day.  The markets were packed with locals and tourists alike tasting food directly from the farms of New England.  Everyone was happy and it was a beautiful sight.  Summer time is the perfect time to venture out in your city and find the perfect farmers market.  Follow the link below to find the closest market in your area!!