Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Health Benefits of Cucumber during Pregnancy

Cucumber is a  creeping vine; it's originally from South Asia and  widely cultivated plant in the gourd family  It generally require temperatures between 60-90°F/15-33°C. China is the largest producer of cucumbers, and it provides about 2/3rd of the global supply. the 3 different varieties of cucumbers are: slicing, pickling, and burpless. It  belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is dark-green skin, crispy, moisture, varying in size, shape, and color.

Scientific name : Cucumis sativus

In Different Languages:
 
Hindi  - ‘khira/kheera’ or ‘kakdi’
Telugu - Dosakaya
Tamil  -  Kakkarikkari
Malayalam  -  Kani Vellarikka
Marathi - Kakadi
Gujarati - Kakdi
Punjabi - Tar
Bengali  - Sosha

Nutritional Value of  Cucumber:

Vitamin A        -     2%   
Vitamin K      -    19%
Vitamin C       -     4%
Calcium         -      1%   
Iron                -     1%
Magnesium          -   3%
Cholesterol       -   0%
Dietary fiber     -    2%
Copper            -     4%
Protein             -    1%

Health Benefits:
  • It protects your brain, improves your memory and protects your nerve cells.
  • Reduces risk of cancer and treats Alzheimer disease.
  • Strengthen bones and detoxify your body.
  • Relieves stress and improves your digestive health.
  • Maintains your heart healthy.
  • Relieves Constipation and improves dental health.
  • Helps in managing diabetes.
  • Reduces kidney stones.
Skin Benefits:
  • Revitalizes your skin and it will reverses skin tanning.
  • It controls puffiness of the eyes and rejuvenates your skin.
  • It helps to open pores and fights cellulite.
  • Cucumber is a natural moisturizer, so it reduces eye wrinkles and dark circles.
Hair Benefits:
  • Controls hair fall and gives healthy and shiny hair.
Benefits during pregnancy:
  • Cucumber is good for your health during pregnancy, because it present Vitamin K. 
  • Vitamin K plays a important role, which helps to strengthen your bones, and rich in vitamin C, K, potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • It gives a proper development  of the fetus inside you and helps in preventing obesity during pregnancy.

NOTE: *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Vietnam exports Fruit, veg to China increased 218 percent


Fruits and Vegetables

On August 15th Monday, Vietnam General Department of Customs reported that fruits and vegetable exports are increased by over 218% during the first half of the year 2016.

Vietnam has sold some 803.808 million U.S. dollars worth of fruits and vegetables. In the six month period, China remained the biggest importer of Vietnam fruits and vegetables, accounting for nearly70% of the Vietnam total share market.

Vietnam has exported fruits like watermelon, dragon fruit and Logan to the country. During the six month period, Vietnam has exported fruits and vegetables to the world market in revenue of 1.16 billion U.S. dollars.

According to Vietnam Association, fruits and vegetables are exported to nearly 40 countries and territories worldwide.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Amazing Benefits Of Star Fruit

Star fruit is a star shaped tropical fruit with high nutritional value. It is also known as carambola, and native to Malayan peninsula, Southeast Asia, Pacific islands and China. The star fruit is small, bushy evergreen tree with sweet and sour flavor and  length is 2-1/2 to 5 inches. It contains very low calories and 100gram of fruit provides 31 calories.
Health Benefits of Star Fruit

Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola.

Nutritional Value:
Vitamin C 41.33%
Copper 16.44%
Vitamin B5   8.44%
Dietary Fiber 7.89%
Carbohydrate 5.59%

In Different Languages:
Hindi and Gujarati  -   Kamrakh
Telugu                    -   Ambanamkaya
Tamil                      -   Thambaratham
Kannada                -    Kaparakshi Hannu
Malayalam              -   Chaturappuli
Marathi                   -   Karambal
Bengali                    -   Kamranga

Health Benefits:
  • It cures cough, fever sore throats and ulcer. It is also good for diabetes patients and improves digestion too. The star fruit flower is good for treating children with coughs.
  • It contains fiber, helps to lose weight.
  • It has a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B5  and vitamin B9 (helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke).
  • It has low amount of minerals and rich amount of copper, will lowers cholesterol levels.

Hair Benefits:
  • Star fruits contains nutrients, which make your hair to circulate more freely. It has a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C will reduce the hair loss and ageing process.
  • It contains B-complex, which is important for hair growth and make your hair healthy and strong.
Skin Benefits:
  • Star fruit can be applied directly on a dry of oily skin. 
  • It purifies our blood and make our skin glow.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Eating fresh fruits will reduce kidney stones

Scientist has found that taking fruits in every day dissolve human kidney stones. Hydroxycitrate (HCA) is an effective inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal which is able to dissolve these crystals. People eating vegetable will not only make them healthy, also make them happy too.

Eating fresh fruits will reduce kidney stones
Calcium oxalate crystals will prevent from kidney stones. 12% of men and 7% of women are affected from kidney stones. High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity patients are affected by the kidney stones.

Patients who are at danger of developing kidney stones should take lot of water daily and also avoid foods rich in oxalate (such as rhubarb, okra, spinach and almonds and so on).

Citrate (CA) can slow crystal (kidney stone) growth.

Food supplement:

White in color: Cabbage, Radish, Turnip.
Health Benefits:
  • Improves immune system.
  • Gives protection to stomach.
  • It decreases cholesterol.
  • Provides healthy heart.

Yellow in colour: Corn, Lemon, Pumpkin, and Orange.
Health Benefits:
  • It decreases cholesterol.
  • Healthy heart and joints.
  • Gives eye protection.
  • Prevents from cancer.

Red in colour: Tomato, Chilly, Cherry, Strawberry.
Health Benefits:
  • Provides healthy heart.
  • Gives protection to our skin.
  • Prevents from cancer.

Purple in colour: Grapes, Brinjal
Health Benefits:
  • It improves your memory.
  • Improves blood vessels.


Green in color: Avacoda, Peas, cucumber.
Health Benefits:
  • Gives protection to stomach.
  • Gives eye protection.
  • Improves immune system.
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts contains vitamins and minerals and full of anti-oxidants, which are required for functioning the body. Cashew is kidney or bean shape, sweet and crunchy, and children love to eat them. It contains high calories, vitamins and minerals, copper, magnesium, and zinc. It helps in digesion, healthy gums and teeth, improve bones and nerves to make healthier.

Scientific name: Anacardium occidentale.

Origin : Brazil, but later Portugese brought these nuts to India.

In Different Languages:

Tamil  -  Munthiri Paruppu
Hindi  - Cashew nuts or ‘kaju‘
Telugu - Jeedipappu
Malayalam  - Andiparippu
kannada- Geru Beeja
Gujarati - Kaju

Health Benefits of  the Cashew Nuts:

Prevents from Cancer
Cashew nuts contains Proanthocyanidins and high copper content which fight against cancerous cells and stop them to divide further.

Keeps your Heart healthy
Cashew nut contains aleic acid and low fat content which makes your heart healthier and the anti-oxidant will prevent you from hear diseases.

Decrease High Blood Pressure
It will decrease your blood pressure, due to the presence of magnesium.

Healthy Hair
Copper content is present in cashew nut, which helps your hair get that color.

Healthy Bones
Due to the presence of magnesium, it will impreove the bone healthy.

Prevents Gallstones
It reduce the development of gallstones.

Helps in Weight Loss
Due to low fat content present in cashew nut, it will reduce your body weight.

Helps Digestion

Healthy Gums and Teeth

Pleasant sleep
During night time, daily taking cashew nut will make you relax and gives pleasant sleep.

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Guava

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Guava

Guavas are a very common type of fruit, but people will neglect this fruit because of  their hardness & presence of seeds. It contains rich in vitamin C and antioxidants for skin. It improves skin texture, brain health and thyroid health, regulates sugar in diabetics, cures scurvy and prevent from cancer and breast cancer.

Scientific name : Psidium Guajava

Nutritional Value of  Guava:
Nutrients:

Dietary Fiber - 22%
Calories - 3%
Protein - 5%

Vitamins:
Vitamin C  - 381%
Vitamin A - 12%
Vitamin E - 4%
Niacin - 5%
Folate - 12%

Minerals:
Phosphorus - 4%
Potassium - 12%
Copper - 11%
Manganese - 8%
Magnesium - 5%

In Different Languages:
Tamil  -  Koiya Pazham
Hindi  - Amrood
Telugu - Jaamapandu
Malayalam  - Nattu Peraka
kannada- SeebeKayi
Gujarati - Jam phal
Marathi - Peru

Health Benefits:
  • Reduces symptoms of diarrhea.
  • Helps to maintain good eyesight.
  • Improves skin texture.
  • Improves brain health and thyroid health.
  • Regulates sugar in diabetics.
  • Used as a remedy for scurvy.
  • Prevent from cancer and breast cancer.
  • Helps to lose weight.
  • Prevents from cold and viral infections.
  • Cures Stomach Problem.
  • Cures Dengue Fever and toothache.
  • Improves Blood Circulation.
Benefits Of Guava For Skin:
  • Improves Complexion
  • UV Protection
  • Anti-ageing Properties
  • Natural Skin Toner
  • Treatment Of Acne And Dark Spots
  • Treatment Of Blackheads And Skin Itchiness
Benefits Of Guava For Hair:
  • Combats Hair Loss - Due to the presence of Vitamin V in guava fruit that promote healthy hair growth and also helps in combating hair loss problems.
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