Friday, 31 January 2014


Jackfruit Nutrition Facts

Amount: 1 cup
Total Weight: 165 g

Nutrients Amount
Basic Components
Proteins 2.8 g
Water 121 g
Ash 1.7 g
Total Calories 157
Calories From Carbohydrate 138
Calories From Fat 8.8
Calories From Protein 9.5
Total Carbohydrates 38 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Fats & Fatty Acids
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 322 mg
Monounsaturated Fat 256 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat 155 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 130 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 25 mg
Vitamin A 182 IU
Vitamin C 23 mg
Thiamin 173 mcg
Riboflavin 91 mcg
Niacin 1.5 mg
Vitamin B6 543 mcg
Folate 40 mcg
Calcium 40 mg
Iron 380 mcg
Magnesium 48 mg
Phosphorus 35 mg
Potassium 739 mg
Sodium 3.3 mg
Zinc 215 mcg
Copper 125 mcg
Manganese 71 mcg
Selenium 0.99 mcg



The pine nut seeds are edible and having ivory in color with soft texture. It may be thin and long in shape. Pine nuts are the excellent source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) such as pinolenic acid, oelic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, pyridoxine, folates, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium

 Health Benefits Of Pine Nuts  

  1. Pine nuts are the good source of high calorie contents and mono-unsaturated fatty acids such as oelic acids that helps to reduce the LDL (Bad) cholesterol level to increase the HDL (Good) cholesterol level in the blood. These mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients are also present in Mediterranean diet, that helps to prevent the coronary artery diseases, strokes, heart attack and hardening of coronary arteries and helps to maintain healthy lipid blood profile.
  2. Pine nuts are the excellent source of vitamin E equivalent to almonds and the vitamin E is known as the powerful antioxidant which is lipid soluble and beneficiary for the repairing and maintenance of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin. It also provides protection against harmful oxygen free radicals.
  3.  Pine nuts contains vitamin B complex like niacin, riboflavin and thiamin, that helps to speedup the testosterone levels in the men and increase the production of red blood cell and elevating mood by beating stress and anxiety.
  4.  Pine nuts contains essential antioxidants, that helps to neutralize the free radicals causing cancer and good for promoting cardiovascular Health benefits.
  5.  Pine nuts contains pinoleic acid, that helps to produced the useful appetite suppressing hormones when consumed. These hormones helps to curb your hunger pangs and tell the brain that the stomach is full, which helps to promotes easily and healthy weight lose. So it is good for weight loss.
  7. Pine nuts are rich in magnesium, that is required for the proper nerve and muscle functioning and essential in the conversion of blood sugar in to energy. It also helps to boost your immune system.
  8. The presence of calcium is required for building strong bones and healthy teeth, for proper function of the muscles, heart and nervous system.
  9. Iron in it helps to prevent anemia and carry oxygen to the other body parts. It also used to build red-blood cells and for repairing worn out cells.
  10. Potassium in it helps to maintain the body fluid, heart beat rate and regulate the blood pressure.
  11. Folate helps to promote healthy pregnancy and also used in the production of milk and protect from neural tube defect.
  12. Regular consumption of pine nuts helps to boost your sex drive, restore your libido and prevent pre-ejaculation.
So start eating pines nut or chilgoza in your daily routine life to avoid all these health problems. It can be used in many other health conditions such as menopause, prevent artery blockages, slowdown aging process, constipation, digestion, diabetes, gastrointestinal tract disease, celiac disease, reliving muscle cramps, fatigue and tension.

Thursday, 30 January 2014


Custard Apple Custard Apple is a sweet fruit, which is widely grown across the world. The fruit is compound in nature, measuring 3¼ to 6½ inches (8-16 cm) in diameter. The shape of the fruit may be symmetrically heart-shaped, lopsided, or irregular. It may be nearly round or oblate, with a deep or shallow depression at the base. The skin or covering of custard apple is thin but tough, which is usually yellow or brownish when ripe. Beneath the thin covering, a thick, cream-white layer of custard like, granular, flesh is present, which surrounds seeds. The flavor of the fruit is sweet and agreeable. Besides, custard apple has many health and nutritional benefits. Given below is the nutrition value of the fruit.
Health Benefits of Custard Apple Custard apple is a storehouse of Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant and helps in neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin A present in the fruit is good for hair, eyes and healthy skin. Custard apple contains magnesium, which plays vital role in relaxing muscles and protecting heart against diseases. Potassium and Vitamin B6 are also present in custard apple. Copper is yet another useful ingredient of custard apple. It is a rich source of dietary fiber, which helps in digestion. As it contains low fat levels, it is good for maintaining optimum health. The paste of the flesh of the fruit can be used for local application on ulcers, abscesses and boils. The fruit, in its unripe form, can be dried, crushed and used for treating diarrhea and dysentery. Custard apple serves as an expectorant, stimulant, coolant and haematinic and is even useful in treating anemia. The seeds of the fruit have insecticidal and abortifacient properties.


Cancer: Apricots are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are proven to protect body from free radicals. Free radicals are produced in body due to pollution, UV rays and smoke. These free radicals interfere with the normal process of cell growth. It brings unusual changes in DNA of the cells. Due to this cancer cells are produced. American society states that food rich in Vitamin C helps to reduce risk of lungs, esophagus larynx. As apricots are rich in antioxidants it is effective to reduce the risk of many cancers. Heart Health: In research it is found that people eating food rich in Vitamin C have less risk to heart disease. Apricot is good food to reduce to risk of cardiovascular disease. It reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) thus it reduce risk of heart attack and improves heart health.
Anemia: Apricot is a rich source of iron. It plays an important role in the formation of blood. Thus it improves blood flow and thus increases energy flow. If we do not get enough iron in our daily diet then, we are risk to get anemia. So food rich in iron proves beneficial to prevent anemia. Improve digestion: Apricot is rich source of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber increase metabolism which improves digestion and prevents constipation problems. Eye vision: Food rich in Vitamin A, C, E and carotenoids reduce risk of eye vision problem. It improves eye vision and also prevents macular degeneration. So apricot has proved to improve eye vision. Skin: Apricot is rich source of antioxidants thus it improves skin health. Due to high antioxidant content it reduces risk of early ageing. It is also important as Vitamin A are used to acne and other skin problems. Weight loss: Apricot is rich in dietary fiber and also it is low calorie fruit. So it proves beneficial to lose weight. Asthma: Apricot is proved beneficial in treating asthma. Bone: Apricot is rich in calcium which is important in formation and development of bone. So it is beneficial from any bone related problems. Electrolyte: Apricot contains potassium and sodium which are required to maintain electrolyte level in balance. Electrolyte is important for transportation of ions to every cells of body. Also it maintains fluid level which is important for muscle contraction. So potassium and sodium plays important role in maintaining electrolyte level.
Apricot available in market is reddish orange color due to use of sulphur dioxide, preserving agent. It may harm you if have allergy. You can also go for brown-colored apricot as it is unsulphured. You can also eat dried apricots that are available in market all season. It is equally nutritious as fresh apricot.


Health Benefits of Apricot Protect from Cancer Promotes Heart health Prevent Anemia Improve Digestion Promotes Eye health Promote Skin health Promotes Weight loss Good for Asthma patient Improves Bone Health Maintain Electrolyte

Pistachio is believed to remedy all ailments and a wide range of disorders as well. These nuts are an ideal source of nutrients. They are free of cholesterol and contain antioxidants, phytosterols, unsaturated fats and essential vitamins and minerals vital for a healthy heart, healthy growth, healthy skin and hair, blood pressure control and immune response. This in turn reduces the risk of heart diseases making the arteries less prone to blood clots. It helps reduce the plaque like substance in the blood and purify the blood stream. It reduces acute stress reactions. It is a great beauty aid. The ground pista when mixed with milk can be used as a face pack. It helps the skin to glow.
It helps in building strong teeth and bones and carrying out normal nerve functions due to their high calcium content. It also helps for promoting cell reproduction and tissue growth during the process of wear and tear of the body parts. These nuts also aid in reducing weight as they have low calories, low cholesterol and some fiber in it. The phyto-nutrients in pista can help improve your over all health ranging from cardiovascular health to vision and helps to fight against cancers.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


Nutrition Facts Pistachio nuts Amount Per 100 grams Calories 562 % Daily Value* Total Fat 45 g 69% Saturated fat 6 g 30% Polyunsaturated fat 14 g Monounsaturated fat 24 g Trans fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 1 mg 0% Potassium 1,025 mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 28 g 9% Dietary fiber 10 g 40% Sugar 8 g Protein 20 g 40% Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 9% Calcium 10% Iron 21% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 85% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 30% *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


DISEASES AND ITS TREATMENT 1) ASTHMA, COUGH & ALLERGY: For the treatment of these diseases the following method is adopted. Take a cup of WARM WATER, one spoon of honey and half tea spoon of Kalonji oil. Mix this together and drink in the morning before the breakfast. Similarly after dinner in the night. Treatment for forty days. Avoid cool food stuff. 2) DIABETES (SUGAR): For the treatment of these diseases the following method is adopted. Take one cup decoction [BLACK TEA], Mix half table spoon of kalonji oil and drink it in the morning and before going to bed. Avoid oily food stuff, particularly fried items. If any other allopathic treatment is going on continue it that treatment. After 20 days check the sugar, is its normal Allopathic treatment should be stopped and kalonji treatment be continued. After forty days, sweet can be taken to check the sugar level. If it’s normal stop the treatment.
3) Heart Attack: In a cup of goat milk add half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and us this mixture twice a day. Avoid all fatty food items. Continue treatment for ten days. After ten days use daily once. 4) POLIO AND PARALYSIS (Laqwa): Take one cup of warm water, add one spoon of honey and half tea spoon kalonji oil and use this mixture twice daily and for children’s in two spoons milk add 3 drops of Kalonji oil of warm water, this mixture three times a day. Treatment continues forty days. 5) JOINT-PAINS AND ARTHRITIS, etc.: Take one spoon of vinegar, add half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and mix two spoons honey, use twice a day (In the morning before the breakfast and in the night after dinner) 6) DYSPEPISA INDIGESTION, GASES, STOMACH IRRITATION AND STOMACH ACHE: In this case take one spoon of Ginger juice and half tea spoon of kalonji oil and drink twice day. This treatment is also useful for removing obesity. This medicine makes the patient slim. 7) OPTHALMIC DISEASE: Redness of eyes, cataract, eye’s trouble, eye weakness and watering etc. Treatment- Take one cup of carrot juice mix with half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day ( in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner), Treatment many continue for forty days.Avoid Pickle, Brinjal 8) LADIES SECRET DISEASES: (Leucorrhoea, White Discharge, Menses discharges 2 to 4 times a month, Stomach pain,Back pain, Treatment – Take mint (Pudina leaves) add two glasses of water and boil, then add half tea spoon kalonji oil and drink one time in the morning before the breakfast and in the night at the morning before breakfast and in the night at the time going to bed. Treatment may continue for forty days. Avoid Pickles, brinjal egg and fish. 9) LADIES DISEASES: (Stoppage of menses for long term, stomach pain): Take one cup of warm water add half tea spoon kalonji oil and two spoons honey one time in the morning before the breakfast and in the night after dinner. Treatment may continue for month. Avoid potato and Brinjal. 10) CANCER: (Intestine cancer, Blood cancer, Throat cencer, etc.): Take one glass grape juice and half tea spoon kalonji oil and use thrice a day once in the morning before breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. Take one Kg. barley and two Kg. wheat flour, mix together, make bread (Roti) or Daliya of Harira and give to the patient. Treatment may continue for forty days. Avoid Potato, Arvee, Brinjal and Ambada vegetables.

Thursday, 23 January 2014



Health and Olive Oil
There are arguably few products that have as much positive impact on your health as olive oil does. Healthy amounts of water are good for you, inside and out. Daily exercise fits in this category too. There is a group of “super foods” (e.g. salmon, blueberries, oats, walnuts, spinach, or soy), high in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 and 6, which are important to a healthy diet. But we think that olive oil is in a class of its own for the many ways it can positively impact a healthy lifestyle. Well-documented by numerous studies around the world, the many health benefits of olive oil make it one of the most indispensable ingredients of a healthy diet. Naturally packed with monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, not only can a good extra virgin olive oil lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, research has shown that it also provides a wide range of anti-inflammatory benefits that can positively impact illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and asthma. Even the FDA suggests that replacing just two tablespoons of saturated fat with extra virgin olive oil in your daily diet can have measurable positive effects.



GRAPES can prevent and help treat certain diseases. Here are just a few of the vitamins and nutrients presents in a single serving of grapes: 1. Vitamin C Grapes contain high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that assists your body in ridding itself of free radicals within the body. These radicals can attack your cells, weaken your immune system and allow your body to catch certain diseases. The common cold is typically a result of lowered levels of vitamin C in your body. Try eating grapes to supplement your body with vitamin C.
2. Vitamin B1 If you're looking to get an energy boost, grapes help you by providing your body with vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 is a vitamin that will give your body energy. Aside from doing that, it will also help keep your nervous system to function properly. 3. Flavanoids Though you can get flavanoids in leafy, green vegetables, too, grapes are a great source of them. The grapes found in flavanoids reduce your body's chance of suffering from blood clots. If they become enough of a problem, blood clots can cause strokes and also put you at a higher risk for heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. The flavanoids in grapes reduce the risk of these clots, which promotes good blood circulation throughout your body. 4. Potassium If you suffer from high blood pressure, grapes could help to lower it by providing your body with potassium. Potassium also helps fight your body's chances of undergoing a stroke. If you suffer from a lack of energy, you could also be suffering from a potassium deficiency. Try a single serving of grapes everyday to assist you with this. 5. Manganese In addition to the vitamins and nutrients listed above, grapes also have high levels of manganese in them. Manganese helps the body build stronger bones and also builds the connective tissue throughout your body. It also assists the body in calcium absorption, which is very important for those looking to build healthy bones.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


1. Prevent cancer Coumarin content of the figs, may also reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer. Eating figs regularly can help reduce the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. 2. Reduce cholesterol The soluble fiber found in figs called Pectin helps in reducing blood cholesterol.
3. Prevent high blood pressure and heart attack The content of Potassium, Omega 3 and Omega 6 on fig fruit helps to maintain blood pressure and coronary heart attacks. 4. Help cure diabetes Figs leaves have healing properties. Decoction of fig leaves can help patients with diabetes reduces the amount of insulin intake. 5. Consume figs can reduce fatigue, improve brain memory and prevent anemia. 6. Because laxative effect, consume the fruit is very helpful for treating chronic constipation. 7. Daily consumption of figs is an effective drug for the treatment of hemorrhoids cure. 8. When applied to the skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and ulcers. 9. Due to its high water content, mashed figs acts as an excellent skin cleanser and helps in preventing and curing acne. 10. Figs are rich in calcium and calcium is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment of people who are allergic to dairy products. 11. Figs are rich in natural Benzaldehid as Phenol and Anti-Tumor Agent and Micro-organisms can kill pathogens, fungus and virus in the human body. 12. Fig fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight loss program (Obesity). 13. Content of Calcium and Potassium in figs prevent bone thinning (osteoporosis), and helps to increase bone density. 14. Content of Tryptophan in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders such as insomnia. 15. During this time, figs have also been used to treat sexual weakness. - See more at:


A great source of fibre and full of vitamins and minerals, dried and fresh figs have a long and illustrious history. Known for being a healthy and versatile ingredient they can add a burst of sweetness to all kinds of dishes...
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K that contribute to health and wellness. A 100g serving of dried figs provides approximately:249 calories 3.3g protein 0.9g fat 69g carbohydrate 5.6g fibre A 100g serving of fresh figs provides approximately:80 calories 1.3g protein 0.3g fat 20.3g carbohydrate 2.2g fibre


Anxiety Attacks & Anxiety Disorders Signs, Symptoms, and Finding Treatment that Works for You Anxiety Help Center Anxiety Attacks and Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date. But if your worries and fears seem overwhelming and interfere with your daily life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. There are many different types of anxiety disorders—and many effective treatments and self–help strategies. Once you understand your anxiety disorder, there are steps you can take to reduce your symptoms and regain control of your life.
Self-help for anxiety attacks and anxiety disorders #1: Challenge negative thoughts Write down your worries. Keep a pad and pencil on you, or type on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. When you experience anxiety, write down your worries. Writing down is harder work than simply thinking them, so your negative thoughts are likely to disappear sooner. Create an anxiety worry period. Choose one or two 10 minute “worry periods” each day, time you can devote to anxiety. During your worry period, focus only on negative, anxious thoughts without trying to correct them. The rest of the day, however, is to be designated free of anxiety. When anxious thoughts come into your head during the day, write them down and “postpone” them to your worry period. Accept uncertainty. Unfortunately, worrying about all the things that could go wrong doesn’t make life any more predictable—it only keeps you from enjoying the good things happening in the present. Learn to accept uncertainty and not require immediate solutions to life’s problems.




Monday, 20 January 2014


Drinking a glass of cherry juice a day offers the same health benefits as eating 23 portions of fruit and vegetables, research reveals. It found 250ml of the juice contained more antioxidants than five portions of peas, tomatoes, water melon, carrots and banana. Previous research has shown that antioxidants - which target harmful molecules in the body called free radicals - can help prevent cancer, heart disease, stroke and ageing. The research, led by Dr Robert Verkerk and published in Nutritional Practitioner, compared the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity - the levels of anti-oxidant in food - of 25ml of diluted cherry juice concentrate with various food and vegetables. It found the ORAC level of cherry juice was 8,260, compared with 1,790 for fruit and vegetables. Patrick Holford, a leading nutritionist, said: 'A recent BBC2 Horizon documentary showed the longest-living people in the world all achieve a very high intake of antioxidants, measured as over 6,000 ORAC units a day.' However, the study also revealed eating cherries may not offer the same protection.


It's summer, and that means cherries are in season! Cherries are small in size, but they are packed with powerful nutrients. Not only do they taste amazing, they can also help ease pain, lower cholesterol, fight memory loss and reduce stress. They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and compounds that help with weight loss and can even prevent heart disease and improve mental functioning. Here are just a few of the many benefits you can get from eating these delicious treats: Sleep better Cherries contain high levels of melatonin, a natural sleep aid. Low levels of melatonin have been associated with higher cancer rates and heart disease, and artificial home lighting often lowers the amount of melatonin that the body produces. Cherries can help replenish the body with some of that melatonin, and in turn help regulate sleep. Age gracefully Cherries contain anthocyanins, the natural chemical that gives them their vibrant, deep red color. Anthocyanins produce essential amino acids in the body to protect its cells from the damaging effects of nitrogen, oxygen and UV radiation. Additionally, the melatonin in cherries has been shown to play a role in delaying the effects of aging. Ease pain Several studies have shown that cherries can help lower levels of pain in arthritis and gout patients. They can also reduce the pain of muscle damage and can lower cholesterol, which is a contributing factor in heart disease and strokes. Furthermore, the anthocyanins in cherries have anti-inflammatory properties which can relieve pain in much the same way as over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. Lose weight Cherries are high in water content and low in fat, and eating them regularly can help modify your metabolism to burn fat effectively. One study found that eating a diet enriched with cherries lowered total weight and body fat, especially fat concentrated in the mid-section, which is a significant risk factor for heart disease. See Also: 6 Superfoods Every Woman Should Know About Fight cancer Cherries have lots of fiber, which has been shown to reduce the risk of rectal and colon cancer. They also contain queritrin, an anticancer agent, and ellagic acid, which is a prominent compound for cancer prevention. Finally, the perillyl alcohol in cherries can deprive cancerous cells of the proteins they require in order to grow, effectively reducing the occurrence of all types of cancer.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

How to Increase Your Mental Alertness

 Absentmindedness is a huge problem for many people It can be very frustrating, embarassing and sometimes downright dangerous. Do you have trouble staying focused on the task at hand? Have you ever walked into a room, stopped, and couldn't remember why you went there?

Do not fret, you are not alone. This happens to many people, young and old. Luckily, there is help and if you are not taking advantage of it yet, then you should start today.

The simplest way to improve mental alertness is to exercise. However, exercise is also the least utilized. This is because most people do not think of exercise as a tool to increase their mental alertness.

They simply go to work, come home, sit in their easy chair and watch TV until it is time to go to bed. They lead very sedentary lifestyles. Exercise is the farthest thing from their minds. Does this sound familiar?

It is not very difficult to change this pattern. It need not be a long drawn out workout regime. It could be as simple as getting up and stretching after sitting at your work desk or computer for 1/2 hour or grabbing a sip of water at the water cooler.

On the other hand, instead of coming home and plopping down in front of the boob tube all night, you could take your dog for a walk, lift some weights (simple soup cans or water jugs work quite well as weights), dance around with your kids (if you have any) or go for a bike ride. It's up to you. Figure out something that you like to do and do it.

Exercise releases a chemical in your brain that helps you to be more alert, not only while you are doing the exercise but for the rest of the day. This is why Joe down the street, who starts his day by going for a jog around the neighborhood, seems to have enough energy for two people.

Stimulating your mind each day by learning something new is another good way to increase your mental alertness. Whether you sit down and watch an interesting clip on The History Channel, read a new book about the Egyptians or do a crossword puzzle.

Challenging your mind to take in new information not only means that you will learn new things, but as an added benefit, you will also acquire a higher level of mental alertness.

Of course, getting the necessary amount of sleep will also help you stay mentally alert. If you are only getting a few hours of sleep per night you will wake up fatigued and more prone to forgetfulness.

Simply put... by getting the needed amound of sleep, you can expect your mind to perform at a higher level. Something you can't expect if you don't give it enough time to recuperate. All you need to do is allot the time necessary each night for this to occur.

So, here is an easy way to incorporate these three ways into your day so that you maximize your mental alertness potential. When you come home after work, change into something comfortable. Jog, bike, rollerskate, rollerblade, etc. down to your local library. Get a book about a topic that interests you, go back home and read. Then, go to bed at an early time. The next day, do it again.

Hopefully, in a matter of a few days, you will start seeing an improvement. However, if the problem persists or gets worse then you should see a doctor or psychologist.

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Health Benefits of Raspberries

 Raspberries are very popular fruits; not only do they taste great, they are perfect for cooking, baking, and making desserts as well. These fruits have lots of nutrients that can fuel the body into the best of health. The many benefits of raspberries are technically enough to keep anyone in the pink of health for a long time. Raspberries are perfect for snacks and desserts. But they can be added to meals as well.
The many health benefits of raspberries are the following:

1. High in antioxidants

Raspberries have high levels of antioxidants that can keep the body practically cancer-free. Raspberries have 50% more antioxidant than strawberries and are 10 times more potent than tomatoes. Antioxidants are substances that can strengthen the immune system while warding off all kinds of diseases, including the dreaded cancer.

2. High in dietary fiber

Dietary fiber is very important in one’s daily nutritional intake as it aids in the proper digestion of the food we eat. Each raspberry fruit contains 6.5 grams of fiber, which is roughly equivalent to 16% of one’s daily recommended intake. Furthermore, insoluble fiber can provide that feeling of fullness. So by munching on a few pieces of raspberries before meals, you won’t eat more than what is necessary.

3. High in Vitamin C

About 100 grams of raspberries will produce around 26.2 milligrams of Vitamin C, which is about 47% of one’s daily recommended intake. Enough Vitamin C in the body can increase its resistance to infections, inflammation, and free radicals.

4. High in Vitamin B and Folic Acid

Raspberries contain adequate Folic Acid and B Vitamins that can help fight depression and a few other mood-related disorders. It can give you a huge energy boost as well. Given that, raspberries are the perfect natural alternative to energy drinks and caffeine.

5. Keeps the blood and the blood vessels healthy

The nutrients found in every raspberry fruit can assure the optimum health of the blood vessels, ligaments, skin, and bones. It can also help in the repair and restoration of cells. Raspberry can initiate the continued healthy growth of the body.

6. High in minerals

The range of minerals that the body needs, such as potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, and iron are all found inside a raspberry fruit. Each of these minerals offers the body an array of health benefits. For example, potassium controls blood pressure and heart rate. Manganese is a potent antioxidant. Copper is necessary for red blood cell production.

7. Can make you look young

Raspberries may just be the lost fountain of youth as it can make one feel and look younger than her age. This is because of the high content of anthocyanins in every fruit. This substance is responsible for the youthful glow of the skin. It also initiates collagen production while fighting bacterial and fungal infections.

8. Very effective in weight loss

Raspberries can be a good anti-weight gain supplement because it can keep hunger pangs at bay, control cravings, and initiate that feeling of fullness. But most importantly, these fruits are very in low calorie content. A cup of raspberry is only equivalent to 64 calories and 8 grams of dietary fiber. So there’s absolutely no fear of weight gain.


Quit smoking

Bananas can help minimize the effects of nicotine withdrawal bananas are rich potassium, magnesium and other vital vitamins present which give the brain a soothing whenever it screams for nicotine.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Natural way of teeth whitening

 Natural way of Teeth Whitening

A very cheap and natural way to whiten yellow stained teeth is by using orange peels. You can either make it into a paste and apply on teeth or simply rub the inside of an orange peel over your teeth. Many people may doubt this and even think it may bring out sensitive teeth. Actually, it’s quite the opposite! Another added benefit of orange peels is that they help prevent sensitive teeth!


Mango not only tastes good that but also offer a number of health benefits for your body. Mangoes offer important vitamins and minerals for our body, preventing that way many dangerous diseases and keeping our body healthy and fit. The fruit is also rich in vitamin E and it is believed that therefore this fruit is an aphrodisiac.

Mango, which is one of the most popular fruit in India, is also a nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities.

Health Benefits of Kishmish (Raisins)

The amount of fructose and glucose present in raisins make it an excellent source of energy. They also help in weight gain without accumulating cholesterol. The presence of vitamins, amino acids and minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium facilitate absorption of other nutrients and proteins in the body.

Magnesium and potassium in raisins, two elements present in antacids, are known to be effective in reducing acidity by neutralizing the production of acids in the body and lowering any chances of a condition called acidosis (abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body tissues). Consumption of raisins also lead to minimization of other problems such as boils, skin diseases, arthritis, gout, hair loss, heart diseases, tumours and even, cancer.

Raisins are rich in iron, copper and other constituents of vitamin B-complex, which help in the formation of red blood cells and reduce the risk of anemia. Consumption of a good amount of raisins also promotes blood clotting and speeds up the process of healing after an injury.

Raisins contain phenolic phytonutrients, which are known for their germicidal, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. They help in preventing and curing fever by fighting viral and bacterial infections. The dried fruits are also rich in vitamin A, A-beta carotene and A-carotenoid that are good for ocular health as they protect the eyes from damage.

Regular consumption of raisins is recommended for those suffering from sexual weakness. This is because an amino acid called arginine is known to stimulate libido and induce arousal.

Boron, a micro-nutrient, although required by the body in small proportions, is necessary for proper bone formation and is found in raisins. This element is also helpful in preventing osteoporosis induced by menopause in women. Apart from boron, calcium is also present in raisins that are beneficial for the bones and joints.

The oleanlic acid found in raisins is known to prevent the growth of Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromans gingivalis: two bacteria responsible for tooth decay, cavities, brittleness of teeth etc. Therefore, raisins are implemental in promoting good dental health.

Best Benefits Of Tomato Juice For Skin, Hair And Health

1. Tomato juice is an abundant source of Vitamins A and C. These help in strengthening the immune system, improving vision and in preventing vision-related diseases. These vitamins also help in maintaining the health of your bones and teeth.

2. Drinking tomato juice can also help in the prevention of high cholesterol. It is rich in fiber which helps in breaking down LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. It also has niacin or Vitamin B3 that is known for stabilizing cholesterol.

3. Another big benefit of tomato juice is that it aids in weight loss. It keeps the body hydrated, while the low sodium and high fiber content in it ensure that the body doesn’t feel weak or hungry. It gives the body the required amount of nutrients and calories to ensure that the metabolic process in the body remains unaffected.
4. One of the biggest problems that old people face is irregular bowel movement. The best solution available to counter this is tomato juice. The fiber in the tomato juice keeps the liver healthy, aids digestion, prevents constipation and thus, regulates and aids the bowel movement.

5. Tomato juice is rich in Vitamin B6 which is known to help the body to break down a compound called homocystene into other harmless molecules. Homocystene is a compound that damages blood vessel walls and causes various heart diseases.

6. Tomato juice has a detoxification effect on the body due to the presence of chlorine and sulfur. Our liver and kidneys are responsible for the detoxification of our body. Thus, for the body to remain healthy it is essential that these two organs remain in a healthy state. Natural chlorine helps the liver and kidneys to function properly, while sulphur protects them from any kind of infection. As tomato is abundant in both, to get rid of all the toxins in your body, all you need is a glass of tomato juice.
7. The red colour in tomatoes is due to a fat soluble antioxidant known as lycopene. Scientific studies have proved that lycopene protects the body against different types of cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, coronary artery disease, pancreatic cancer and also atherosclerosis.

8. Tomato juice is full of antioxidants, so its application as well as consumption helps to get rid of the free radicals in the body, thus helping it to remain young and energetic. Instead of a cup of coffee, try drinking a glass of tomato juice to get that energy kick you crave for.

9. Tomato juice for skin has a lot of benefits. It helps in getting rid of tanning, counters discoloration of skin, helps in treating and preventing acne, shrinks open pores and regulates secretion of sebum in oily skin.

10. The vitamins and iron present in tomato juice help in preserving as well as adding shine to dull, damaged and lifeless hair. It also helps in getting rid of itchy scalp as well as dandruff. Just apply fresh tomato juice to your scalp and hair after you have washed it with shampoo and leave it in for 4- 5 minutes just like you let a conditioner sit on your hair. Rinse with cold water thereafter.

So what are waiting for? Grab those plump juicy tomatoes from your kitchen, juice them up and give yourself the chance to enjoy its benefits. The best thing about it is that drinking tomato juice on a regular basis has no side effects even if it’s consumed in a large quantity. But completely avoid it in case you have high uric acid levels as tomatoes aggravate it.

Stay fit, stay healthy!