Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Foods

Health Benefits of Your Favorite Foods

You are what you eat. Fortunately, some of your favorite foods not only taste good, they’re actually good for you. Find out more about the health benefits of everything from fruits and veggies to spices and plants with GAYOT’s curated articles for healthy eating.

You can also check out our Top 10 Superfoods list.

Acai Gluten-Free
Almonds Green Tea
Apples Hemp
Artichokes Honey
Asparagus Kale
Avocados Lavender
Bananas Leeks
Beets Lemongrass
Beer Mangos
Bell Peppers Matcha Green Tea
Black Pepper Miracle Fruit
Brussels Sprouts Muntries
Cardamom Mushrooms
Carrots Noni
Celery Peaches
Chocolate Pineapples
Cinnamon Pomegranates
Citrus Fruit Pumpkin
Coconut Water Roses
Coffee Spring Onions
Cranberries Strawberries
Eggs Tomatoes
Fennel Turmeric
Figs Walnuts
Garlic Watercress
Ginger Wheatgrass
Ginseng Wine
Yams & Sweet Potatoes
With marigold flesh encased in brilliant red-orange-green skin, the mango is a quintessential taste of the tropics.  In India, where the native mango has been cultivated for at least 4,000 years, the teardrop-shaped fruit symbolizes love and fertility.  Legend...
According to an ancient Malaysian legend, lemongrass was once considered a sacred herb. Warriors believed that if they applied it as a balm to their bodies—accompanied by a special prayer, of course—it would prevent a sword from penetrating their skin....
Within the Allium family of vegetables—which includes garlic, onions, and shallots—leeks are oft overlooked cousins. Though ubiquitous in French, Belgian, and Dutch cooking, leeks in American kitchens tend to be relegated to potato leek soup. They can grow up to two...
From apple pie to burgers on bakery buns, wheat has long been a quintessential component of the American diet. Our heartlands are filled with undulating wheat fields that supply the nation's daily bread. Yet, for an estimated three million...
It may be hard to imagine any crops thriving in the chill of winter. As snow blankets the soil in the Northeast and Midwest, delicate produce is all but absent from the landscape. Yet, even in the deepest frosts,...
If the human body had stringy shoots for arms and legs, it would look a lot like the ginseng root. The root is native to China, Korea and America, but due to its appearance,  Chinese herbalists revered ginseng for more...
To fully appreciate the merits of ginger, one must look beneath the surface — literally. Root ginger is the underground stem, or rhizome, of the ginger plant. Underneath its knobby, burlap-colored skin lies pungent golden, white or red flesh....
Garlic — a plant closely related to the leek and onion — has long been touted as a natural remedy for elevated LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Yet there are conflicting studies that show the cholesterol-lowering effect of garlic may be...
Fall is for figs — especially if you're looking to up your antioxidant ante and add more healthy fiber to your diet. California figs, which account for the majority of the world's crop, are available only June through September...
A versatile vegetable known for its characteristic licorice and anise flavors, fennel has been revered since ancient times as a powerful all-purpose remedy. The Chinese used fennel for its purported anti-venomous properties against snake bites and scorpions, while Europeans...