Wednesday 7 September 2016

Crisp and Refreshing: The 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.

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.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Shining Bright: Unveiling the Amazing Health 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.

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Can Fresh Fruits Help Reduce the Risk of Kidney Stones? Exploring the Potential Benefits

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.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Unveiling the Nutritional Treasures: Exploring the Health 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.


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:

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

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

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.

Saturday 30 July 2016

Benefits of Custard Apple

Custard apples fruit is soft and chewy, and the flesh is white in color and the pulp coats  with shiny black seeds, that are slightly poisonous too. This fruit is also known as chermoyas and cultivated in south america, west indies and part of asia. It contains rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C; it will helps to get rid of free radicals from the body and aslo contains high calories.

In Different Languages:
Hindi  - ‘sharifa‘ or ‘sitaphal'
Telugu - Seetha Palam
Tamil  -  Seetha Pazham
Malayalam  -  Sita Pazham
Marathi - Sitaphala
Gujarati - Sita Phal
Punjabi - Sharifa 

Custard Apple Benefits
Healthy skin and Hair:
  • custurd apple contains Vitamin C, which helps for healthy skin moisturisation and anti-aging.
  • The pulp is used as  balm to treat boils and ulcers.
  • custard apple outer skin is good for tooth decay and gum pain.
Healthy Weight:
  • Improves weight.
During Pregnancy:
  • Custard apple develop the brain, nervous system & immune system of a baby.
  • It  reduces the risk of miscarriage.
  • During childbirth, it minimizes the extent of labor pain.
  • Prevents from nausea, numbness and mood swings.
  • Helps to produce breast milk during pregnancy.
Prevents Asthma:
  • Custard apple is rich in vitamin B6, so it helps to prevent asthmatic attacks.
Prevents Heart Attacks:
  • Custard apple contains magnesium, it helps to prevent from cardiac attack.
  • Muscles Relaxation.
Aids Digestion:
  • Custard apple is rich in copper and dietary fibre, so it helps for digestion.
  • Relives from constipation.
Excellent for Diabetics:
  • It contains dietary fiber; so it helps slow down the absorption of sugar.
Controls Blood Pressure:
  • It keeps the blood pressure levels in control because it contain potassium and magnesium.
Reduces Cholesterol:
  • It loweres cholesterol level due to the presence of niacin and dietary fiber.

Friday 29 July 2016

Pineapple Benefits for Hair, Skin and Health

Pineapple Benefits for Hair, Skin and Health

Skin Benefits:
  • Effective Solution for Acne
  • Helps Your Skin Look Younger
  • Natural Exfoliating Agent
  • Get Rid Of Those Cracks On Your Feet
  • Softens And Strengthens The Nails
  • For Hydrated, Radiant Skin
  • Natural Cure For Chapped Lips
Hair Benefits:
  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Good For Inflammatory Scalp Conditions
  • For Thicker Hair
Health Benefits:
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Helps Prevent Atherosclerosis
  • Maintains Heart’s Health
  • Immunity
  • Digestion
  • Bronchitis

Health, Skin & Hair Benefits of Grapes

Health, Skin & Hair Benefits of Grapes

Grapes are also known as “The Queen of Fruits",  flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants. It prevents form asthma,heart diseases, migraine, constipation, indigestion, kidney disorders and reduces cholesterol. aThey belong to the family of Vitaceae and it categorized to three variant colors -  red, green, and black/blue.

Nutritional Value of  Grapes
Dietary Fiber - 4%
Fat  - 0%
Calories - 3%
Protein - 1%

Vitamin C, K  - 18%
Thiamin - 5%
Vitamin B6 - 4%
Riboflavin - 4%

Potassium - 5%
Manganese - 4%
Iron - 2%
Copper- 6%
Magnesium   -  2%

In Different Languages:
Hindi  - Angoor
Telugu - Draksha Pandu
Tamil  -  Draksha Pazham
Malayalam  - Munthiri
kannada- Drakshi
Gujarati - Dhraksh
Marathi - Draksha

Skin Benefits:
  • Provide Protection Against Sunburns
  • Reverse Aging
  • Make Skin Supple
  • Combat Uneven Skin Tone
  • Help Lighten Scars
Hair Benefits:
  • Treatment For Hair Loss
Health Benefits:
  • Relieve Migraine
  • Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Prevent Indigestion
  • Fight Breast Cancer
  • Prevent Eye Degeneration
  • Treat Diabetes
  • Lower Cholesterol In Blood
  • Heal Kidney Disorders
  • Relieve Asthma
  • Help Fight Viral Infections
  • Relieve Constipation

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Orange

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Orange
Scientific name : Citrus sinensis.

Nutritional Value of  Orange:

Dietary Fiber - 1%
Carbohydrate - 3%
Calories - 2%
Protein - 1%

Vitamin C - 83%
Thiamin - 6%
Vitamin A - 4%
Folate - 8%

Potassium - 6%
Manganese - 3%
Phosphorus - 2%
Coppe r- 2%

Health Benefits:
  • Kidney Stones Prevention
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Prevents Diabetes
  • Prevent from Arthritis
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Digestion
  • Fights Against Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Brain Development
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Weight Loss
  • Rich In Anti-Oxidants
  • Fights Against Viral Infections
  • Bone And Teeth Health
  • Prevents Ulcers
  • Rich In Fiber
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Improves Blood Circulation
Skin Benefits:
  • Healthy Skin
  • Treatment Of Dark Spots And Blemishes
  • Treatment Of Acne
  • Skin Whitening Qualities
  • Anti- Aging Benefits
  • Removes Blackheads
  • Great Toner
  • Rejuvenates Dull Skin
  • Radiant Skin
Hair Benefits:
  • Excellent Conditioner
  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Treatment Of Dandruff
%Daily value per 100g. For example, 100g of orange juice provides of daily requirement of Vitamin C.

Exploring the Health Benefits of Pineapple: A Tropical Fruit with Powerful Nutritional Punch

Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit; it can be eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved. They belong to the Bromeliaceae family, now cultivated in large quantities in Brazil, the Philippines, and Costa Rica, Paraguay and Brazil, and parts of the Caribbean. Pineapple are also known as “ananas”. Pineapple help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, promotes eye sightreduce inflammation, prevent cancer and so on.

Nutritional Value of  Pineapple

Dietary Fiber - 6%
Carbohydrate - 4%
Calories - 2%
Protein - 1%
Vitamin C - 80%
Thiamin - 5%
Vitamin B6 - 6%
Folate - 5%
Potassium - 3%
Manganese - 46%
Magnesium - 3%
Copper- 6%

Health Benefits:

  • Effective Arthritis Solution
  • Treats Indigestion & Digestion Related Problems
  • Natural Diuretic
  • Maintains Cardiovascular Health
  • Remedy for Menstrual Disorders
  • Promotes Bone Health
  • Maintains Eyesight
  • Promotes Oral Health
  • Boost immune system
  • Good remedy for curing coughs and colds
  • Protects against constipation
  • Helps to reduce inflammation of joints and muscles
  • Prevents heart attacks and strokes
%Daily value per 100g. For example, 100g of pineapple provides 80% of daily requirement of Vitamin C.


Unlocking the Potential: Benefits of Mosambi Juice for Skin, Hair, and Overall Health

Mosambi juice, derived from sweet limes, offers a range of benefits for skin, hair, and overall health.

Here's a comprehensive look at its advantages:
For Skin:
  • Hydration: Mosambi juice is rich in water content, helping to keep the skin hydrated, supple, and moisturized. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin and preventing dryness and dullness.
  • Vitamin C: Loaded with vitamin C, mosambi juice acts as a potent antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental pollutants and UV radiation. It also aids in collagen synthesis, promoting skin elasticity and firmness, and helps fade scars and blemishes.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Mosambi juice contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and alleviate conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Skin Brightening: The citric acid present in mosambi juice helps in gently exfoliating the skin, removing dead skin cells, and promoting a brighter complexion. Regular consumption or application of mosambi juice can result in a more radiant and even-toned skin.
For Hair:
  • Promotes Hair Growth: Mosambi juice is rich in vitamin C, which enhances collagen production, crucial for maintaining healthy hair follicles and promoting hair growth. It also facilitates better absorption of iron, an essential nutrient for hair growth.
  • Strengthens Hair: The vitamins and minerals present in mosambi juice, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium, help strengthen hair strands, reduce breakage, and prevent split ends, resulting in stronger and healthier hair.
  • Scalp Health: Mosambi juice possesses antimicrobial properties that can help combat scalp infections and dandruff. It also maintains the pH balance of the scalp, preventing excess oiliness or dryness, and promoting a healthy scalp environment for optimal hair growth.
For Overall Health:
  • Boosts Immunity: Mosambi juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, helping the body fight off infections and illnesses, including the common cold and flu.
  • Aids Digestion: The natural acidity of mosambi juice aids in digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes and promoting the breakdown of food. It also acts as a mild diuretic, helping to flush out toxins from the body and improve overall digestive health.
  • Heart Health: Potassium, present in mosambi juice, helps regulate blood pressure levels and maintain heart health. It also contains soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Incorporating fresh mosambi juice into your diet or skincare routine can provide a multitude of benefits for your skin, hair, and overall health. However, it's essential to consume it in moderation and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any underlying medical conditions or allergies.


Wednesday 27 July 2016

Amazing Benefits Of Apples For Skin, Hair, And Health

Amazing Benefits Of Apples For Skin, Hair, And Health
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Malus domestica 

Nutritional Value of  Apple:
Dietary Fiber - 10%
Carbohydrate - 5%
Calories - 3%
Protein - 1%

Vitamin C - 8%
Vitamin K - 3%
Vitamin B6 - 2%
Riboflavin - 2%

Potassium - 3%
Manganese - 2%
Copper - 1%
Iron - 1%

Health Benefits of Apple:
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Facilitates digestion
  • Helps to prevent cancer
  • Improves eyesight
  • Useful in treating anemia
  • Reduces the risk of Alzheimer & Parkinson's disease
  • Controls Blood sugar level
  • Lowers cholesterol level in body.
  • Prevent Gallstones
  • Detoxify your LiverAverting Asthma
  • Whiter Teeth
  • Prevent Brain Cell Damage
  • Promote Bone Health
Apple Benefits For Skin:
  • Brighten And Lighten Complexion
  • Hydrate Skin
  • Anti-Aging Benefits
  • UV Protection
  • Acne, Blemishes, And Dark Spots
  • Great Toner
  • Treatment of Puffy Eyes
  • Prevent Skin Cancer
Apple Benefits For Hair:
  • Stimulate Hair Growth
  • Promote Longer And Healthier Hair
  • Prevent Hair Loss
  • Treatment Of Dandruff

Monday 25 July 2016

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Carrot

Carrots are one of the most widely used vegetables in the world and typically orange in color, but purple, white, yellow, and red carrots are out there, just not as common. carrots are now cultivated in China, but they are exported throughout the world. Nowadays both adults and children like carrots because of their crunchy texture and sweet taste.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Daucus carota   

Nutritional Value of  Carrot:
Dietary Fiber - 12 %
Carbohydrate - 3%
Calories - 2%
Protein - 3%

Vitamin A - 76%
Vitamin K - 12%
Vitamin B6 - 5%
Folate - 7%

Potassium - 7%
Manganese - 8%
Copper - 5%
Iron - 5%

Health Benefits of Carrots:
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Facilitates digestion
  • Regulates blood sugar levels in body
  • Prevents cancer
  • Lowers risk of mascular degeneration
  • Reduces risk of stroke
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves eyesight
  • Prevent heart diseases
  • Stimulate gums and induces excess saliva
  • Stop memory loss
  • Bolster your bone health
  • Protect Your Liver
  • Cardiovascular Benefits
  • Dental Health

Skin Benefits Of Carrots:
  • Carrots For Glowing Skin
  • Treatment Of Blemishes/Scars
  • Anti-Ageing Benefits
  • Sun Protection
  • Suitable For Dry Skin
  • Treatment of Skin Ailments
Hair Benefits Of Carrots:
  • Treatment Of Hair Loss
  • Stimulates Hair Growth
Beneficial During Menstruation And The Post-Menopausal Phase:
  • Phytoestrogen in carrots helps relieve menstrual pain.
  • It regularizes bleeding in those having heavy menstrual flow.
  • It helps to get rid of hot flushes and stabilizes other menopausal symptoms.
Helpful During Pregnancy:
  • They aid in the proper development of the fetus.
  • Reduce the risk of fetal infections and miscarriage.

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Health Benefits of Jujube

Health Benefits of Jujube

Jujubeis a small shrub or tree with small yellowish-green petals and drupe fruit. The size of a jujube fruit is like date and range from brown to purplish-black.
Scientific classification: Ziziphus jujuba.
Common names: red date and Korean date.
Growing areas: southern Asia, including southern and central China, Europe.
Health Benefits of Jujube
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Digestion
  • Improve the health of the skin
  • Cleanse the blood
  • Relieve stress
  • Stimulate restful sleep
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Protect the liver, aid in weight loss
  • Increase bone mineral density
  • Detoxify the body
  • Circulation Issues
  • Bone Strength
  • Weight Control

Monday 20 June 2016

6 Benefits of Eating Watermelon (Tarbooz) During Pregnancy

 Benefits of Eating Watermelon (Tarbooz) During Pregnancy

Watermelon has high fiber content, is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium. It is a solution to many of the problems a woman faces during early pregnancy.

Health Benefits of Watermelon during Pregnancy
There are many benefits of eating watermelon during pregnancy and a few side effects too. We list them here for you!

1. Eases Heart Burns
2. Reduces Swelling
3. Alleviates Morning Sickness
4. Prevents Dehydration
5. Reduces Muscle Cramps
6. Prevents Pigmentation

Is it safe to eat watermelon during pregnancy?
Though watermelon is extremely good for health, it does have a few side effects. They are as follows:

Side Effects

1. High Glucose Content
2. as a Cleanser
3. May Cause Gastric Problem

Unlocking Nature's Treasure: Exploring the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, often referred to as the "golden elixir," has been celebrated for its remarkable health benefits across various cultures and traditions for centuries. Extracted from the meat of mature coconuts, this versatile oil is not only renowned for its culinary uses but also cherished for its therapeutic properties that promote well-being in numerous ways.

In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the myriad health benefits that coconut oil offers, from supporting heart health and boosting brain function to enhancing skin and hair vitality. Join us on a journey through the rich history, scientific research, and practical applications of coconut oil as we uncover its potential to revolutionize your health and lifestyle.

Coconut oil has gained popularity for its versatile uses and numerous health benefits. Here's a closer look at its advantages:

  • Promotes Heart Health: Despite being high in saturated fats, coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), such as lauric acid, which may increase levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and improve overall cholesterol ratios, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Boosts Brain Function: The MCFAs in coconut oil can be converted into ketones, which serve as an alternative energy source for the brain. This may provide a therapeutic benefit for individuals with certain neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or epilepsy.
  • Supports Weight Loss: Coconut oil contains MCFAs that have been shown to increase feelings of fullness and boost metabolism, potentially aiding in weight management when consumed as part of a balanced diet.
  • Enhances Skin Health: Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can hydrate and nourish the skin. Its antimicrobial properties may help protect against bacteria and fungi, making it beneficial for treating conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and acne.
  • Promotes Hair Health: Applying coconut oil to the hair and scalp can help moisturize and condition, reducing protein loss and preventing damage caused by dryness and environmental stressors. It may also help combat dandruff and promote hair growth.
  • Supports Digestive Health: Coconut oil contains antimicrobial properties that may help kill harmful bacteria, fungi, and parasites in the digestive tract, promoting a healthy gut environment. Additionally, it may aid in nutrient absorption and provide relief from symptoms of digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Antioxidant Properties: Coconut oil contains antioxidants like polyphenols, which can help neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases and supporting overall health.
  • Improves Oral Health: Oil pulling, a traditional practice involving swishing oil around in the mouth, is often done with coconut oil. This practice may help reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve oral hygiene, and freshen breath.

Incorporating coconut oil into your diet and skincare routine can provide a range of health benefits. However, it's essential to use it in moderation, as it is high in calories and saturated fats. Additionally, opting for virgin or cold-pressed coconut oil, which undergoes minimal processing, can help retain more of its beneficial compounds. As with any dietary or lifestyle change, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.


Friday 27 May 2016

Health Benefits of Blackberry

Blackberry belongs to Rosaceae family. Blackberry  is a delicious and versatile frui has been honored as the official fruit of the state of Alabama and is found copiously in North America and Pacific coast. In Europe, it was famously known as the ‘gout berry’.

Blackberry provides cognitive benefits and aids in enhancing memory, helps to maintain healthy bones, useful for maintaining healthy eyes, and disease-free eyes, normal blood clotting.

Health Benefits of Blackberry

Nutritional Value of Blackberry
Dietary Fiber - 21 %
Carbohydrate - 3%
Calories - 2%
Protein - 3%

Vitamin C - 35%
Vitamin K - 25%
Vitamin E - 6%
Folate - 6%

Potassium - 5%
Manganese - 32%
Copper - 8%

Health Benefits of Blackberry
  • Reduces risk of heart diseases like stroke and atherosclerosis.
  • Effective against development of lung cancer and colon cancer.
  • Helps in reducing DNA damage and guards against vascular failure.
  • Helps to prevent excessive bleeding from injuries and aids in healing wounds.
  • Intake during pregnancy helps to reduce risk of birth defects in babies.
  • Boost immune system.
  • Aids in weight management.
  • Rich in antioxidsant properties
  • Helps to maintain healthy bones.
  • Useful for maintaining healthy eyes.
  • Aids in maintaining healthy and glowing skin.
  • Aids in regular bowel movements and improves digestion.
  • Beneficial effect in improving cognitive functionf of body.

% Daily Value per 100g. For e.g. 100 g of blackberry provides 25% of daily requirement of Vitamin K.

Health Benefits of Dates

Health Benefits of Dates

The benefits of dates include relief from  diarrhea, abdominal cancer, constipation, night blindness, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia,  sexual dysfunction, and many other conditions. Dates are good for weight gain also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. 

These delicious fruits contain  vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K, oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health.

Nutritional Value of Dates:
Dietary Fiber - 32 %
Carbohydrate - 25%
Calories - 14%
Protein - 5%
Fat - 1%

Vitamin B6 - 8%
Niacin - 6%
Folate - 5%
Riboflavin - 4%
Vitamin K - 3%


Potassium - 19%
Manganese - 13%
Copper - 1%
Magnesium - 11%
Iron - 6%

Why DATES are good for your health?
  • Prevent abdominal cancer.
  • Promote healthy bowel movements control diarhea.
  • Strengthen the bones.
  • Provide energy for anemic patients.
  • Diminish allergic reactions.
  • Maintain healthy weight.
  • Great energy booster.
  • Boost the nervous system and increase sexual stamina.
  • Reduce the risk of stroke.
  • Lower night blindness.

% Daily Value per 100g. For e.g. 100 g of dates provides 32% of daily requirement of Dietary Fiber.

Sunday 22 May 2016

Apple and its Helath Benefits

Apple and its Helath Benefits
The health benefits of apples include improved digestion, gain weight, prevention of stomach disorders, dental care, gallstones, constipation, liver disorders, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatism, eye disorders, cancer prevention, and gout.  Apples are also very good sources of dietary fiber, there are more than 7,500 varieties of this delicious fruit, and it comes in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, and green.

  • Dietary Fiber - 10%
  • Carbohydrate - 5%
  • Calories - 3%
  • Protein - 1%
  • Vitamin C - 8%
  • Vitamin K - 3%
  • Vitamin B6 - 2%
  • Riboflavin - 2%
  • Potassium - 3%
  • Manganese - 2%
  • Calcium - 1%
  • Iron - 1%
Health benefits:
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Facilitates deigestion
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Improves eyesight
  • Useful in treating anemia
  • Reduces the risk of Alzheimer's & Parkinson's disease
  • Controls blood sugar level
  • Lowers cholestrol level in body

Saturday 21 May 2016

Skin, Hair and Health Benefits of Papaya

Papayas are bright, pear-shaped, exotic fruits, ‘fruits of angels’ in your diet. It lowers cholesterol, helps weight loss, boosts your immunity, good for diabetics, protects against arthritis, improves digestion, helps ease menstrual pain, prevents signs of ageing, promotes hair growth, prevents cancer, helps reduce stress. 

Skin, Hair and Health Benefits of Papaya

  Papaya in Different Languages:

  • Hindi - Papita 
  • Telugu - Boppayi Pandu 
  • Tamil - Pappali 
  • Malayalam - Omakaya 
  • Kannada - Pappayi Hannu
  • Gujarati - Papaiya 
  • Marathi - Papai 
  • Bengali - Papita 
Skin Benefits
  • Moisturizes Skin
  • Clears Pigmentation
  • Reduces Wrinkles
Hair Benefits
  • Helps Hair Grow
  • Controls Dandruff
  • Conditions Hair
Health Benefits
  • Promotes Cardiovascular Health
  • Improves Eyesight
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Heals Wounds
  • Aids Digestion
  • Has Anticancer Effects
  • Prevents Arthritis