Health Tip of the Day!!
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23rd Apr 2013, 07:53 PM #401
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24th Apr 2013, 11:49 AM #403
Camphor Oil is an effective stimulant. It stimulates circulation, metabolism, digestion, secretions and excretion, thereby treating problems and ailments associated with improper circulation, digestion, sluggish or hyper metabolic rates, obstructed secretions etc.
Camphor Oil is an excellent disinfectant, insecticide and germicide. Camphor Oil can be added to drinking water, particularly in summer and rainy seasons when there is more chance of Water getting infected, to disinfect it. A bottle or container of Camphor Oil, if kept open, or a piece of cloth soaked in it, if burnt, drives away insects and kills germs.
The strong penetrating aroma of Camphor Oil is a powerful decongestant. It immediately opens up congestion of bronchi, larynx, pharynx, nasal tracts and lungs. It is therefore used in many decongestant balms and cold rubs.
It is a pretty good anesthetic and very effective for local anesthesia. It causes numbness of the sensory nerves and the related area of application. It also calms down nervous disorders and convulsions, epileptic attacks, nervousness etc.
Being a detoxifier and stimulant for circulatory system, it excites blood circulation and gives relief in rheumatism, arthritis, gout etc. It is also anti Phlogistic, that is, reduces swelling of body parts. This is yet another beneficial effect of proper circulation.
25th Apr 2013, 11:55 AM #404
Cayenne pepper is a rich source of potassium, calcium and vitamins such as beta-carotene, B-complexes, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C.
Cayenne pepper removes the plaque adhering to arteries and cleans them. You can help a person from suffering from a heart attack by giving him cayenne pepper in a cup of water. It supplies vital nutrients to the heart, raises the body temperature, improves blood circulation by thinning the blood, removes toxins from the blood and rebuilds blood cells.
Cayenne contains health benefiting an alkaloid compound capsaicin, which gives strong spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. When used judiciously it also found to reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.
The capsaicin in cayenne pepper has the ability to kill cancer cells. Cayenne pepper can therefore help in the treatment of leukemia and cancers of the lungs, pancreas and prostate gland. Research shows that capsaicin causes cancer cells to kill themselves in a process known as apoptosis.
Although cayenne pepper is spicy, it heals stomach and intestinal ulcers. It improves digestion by stimulating the peristaltic movement of the intestines. It heals digestive problems such as abdominal cramps, acidity and gas. It also helps in the excretion of urine and feces.
Cayenne pepper has antifungal properties and can help you fight fungal infections. It’s useful in treating respiratory infections such as sore throats.It provides relief from toothache, treats snake bites, reduces fever and migraines, prevents and treats blood clots and stimulates the appetite. It also helps you to lose weight.
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26th Apr 2013, 12:14 PM #405
Purple Carrots are high in Vitamin A, and they are cholesterol free, low sodium, and a good source of fiber. In fact, eating one full size Purple carrot gives an individual enough Vitamin A for the entire day.
Purple Carrots have extra antioxidant power because of their unique anthocyanins, as well as extra beta-carotenes. Anthocyanins are special color pigments that double as pretty powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are common in many of the red, blue, and purple produce and work to combat free radicals. Free radicals damage our body’s cells and we intake them in many ways, including ingesting deep fried foods. The extra antioxidants in purple carrots are great for the prevention of blood clotting and, therefore, also heart diseases. They are anti-inflammatory agents as well as anti-bacterial.
Purple carrots are naturally low in calories, so you can snack on them without feeling guilty. A 1-cup serving of raw purple carrot sticks provides a minimal 25 calories and 5 g of carbohydrates.
Purple carrots contain high doses of Vitamin A, which helps to prevent clogging of the arteries and thus helps to prevent strokes. Along with that, they also contain vitamin B, C and E as well as calcium pectate, which is a very good source of fibre, and they help to lower cholesterol levels. They are also very useful in the prevention of macular degeneration.
They are known to nourish the hair, skin and nails, and they also greatly enhance the quality of breast milk. They also contain a form of calcium which is more easily digested by our bodies than many other sources. The roots have long been used in treating intestinal parasites, indigestion, tonsil issues and constipation.
27th Apr 2013, 11:29 AM #406
Star Fruit (Carambola)
Star fruit is one of the very low calorie exotic fruits. 100 g fruit just provides 31 calories, which is much lower than for any other popular tropical fruits. Nonetheless, it has an impressive list of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins required for well-being.
Star fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 34.7 mg or 57% of daily-required levels of vitamin C. In general, consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
The fruit along with its waxy peel provides a good amount of dietary fiber. Fiber helps prevent absorption of dietary LDL cholesterol in the gut. The dietary fibers also help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.
The type of sweet star fruit, contain a lot of pectin substances. This substance serves to reduce cholesterol, prevent hepatitis and facilitate defecation.For those who want to control her weight, the fruit is very Beneficial. Because the fiber content in star fruit could serve to facilitate digestion.
Eating a star fruit directly, it can be useful to prevent infection of the mouth and throat. For patients with urinary stones, star fruit can be used as one of herbal medicine by taking it regularly, with added natural honey mixture.
28th Apr 2013, 12:25 PM #407
Blue potatoes are high in carbohydrates and low in protein and fat. Protein, carbs and fat make up the macronutrients, which the body needs in sizable amounts for daily function.
Blue potatoes contain a moderate amount of dietary fiber. This non-digestible substance helps fill you up, and it also regulates blood sugar and prevents high cholesterol. A serving of five small potatoes contains 2 grams of fiber. Adult women should get at least 20 grams of fiber a day, while men should consume 30 grams or more.
Cholesterol is produced naturally in the liver and used for hormone production and cell formation. Foods with a high amount of cholesterol will raise blood cholesterol levels, which increases the risk for heart disease. Blue potatoes have 0 grams of cholesterol.
Potassium content is high in blue potatoes, and other varieties as well. Five small blue potatoes contain 510 milligrams. The recommended daily intake of potassium is 4,700 milligrams. This electrolyte mineral is responsible for muscular and digestive function, as well as muscle contractions.
Blue potatoes have a small amount of iron, which is necessary for oxygen transportation through the system.Blue-colored fruits and vegetables, such as blue potatoes, have a particular substance known as anthocyanins. These powerful antioxidants soak up renegade cells called free radicals, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer.
29th Apr 2013, 12:56 PM #408
Moringa leaves(Drumstick Leaves ) provide dieters with a rich array of necessary vitamins, proteins and minerals that deliver nutrients without unhealthy fats or high-calorie carbohydrates.Each oz. of moringa leaves provides a dieter with more vitamin A than an oz. of carrots, more iron than an oz. of spinach, more calcium than an oz. of milk, more potassium than an oz. of bananas and more vitamin C than an orange. Some Studies reported that moringa leaves contain protein quality at similar levels to whole milk and eggs, without the fat and calories.
Moringa leaves are low in fat and highly nutritional. Because they are packed with so many nutrients, they offer dieters a healthy alternative to eating many higher calorie foods.The B vitamins in moringa leaves also help you digest and convert foods to energy and may increase your metabolism.
It Provides nourishment to the brain and body and Promotes energy. These leaves help in decreasing anxiety, depression, and sleep related disorders.
It also Promotes cell structure of the body. It Contains antioxidants and Promotes a healthy circulatory system. It helps in Supporting normal sugar levels ans Aiding in stabilizing diabetes. It also Aids in reducing inflammation and related conditions like arthritis
It can also purify water since it has a detoxifying effect. Also a coagulant agent, Moringa can attach itself to hazardous bacteria and other materials, a process that is surmised to occur in the body too. The happy outcome is more sustained energy without any over-activity, balanced hormone and gland system, controlled blood pressure, and a rested nervous system..
29th Apr 2013, 06:28 PM #409
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29th Apr 2013, 08:58 PM #410