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    Passion Fruit - தாட் பூட் பழம்


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    Delicious, passion fruit is rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber. 100 g fruit contains about 97 calories.

    The fruit is a very good source of dietary fiber. 100 g fruit pulp contains 10.4 g or 27% of fiber. Good fiber in the diet helps remove cholesterol from the body. In addition dietary insoluble fiber by acting as a bulk laxative helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxic substances in the colon as well as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.

    Passion fruit is good in vitamin C, providing about 30 mg per 100 g. Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful water soluble anti-oxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.

    The fruit contains very good levels of vitamin-A (provides about 1274 IU per 100 g), and flavonoid antioxidants such as β-carotene and cryptoxanthin-β. Current research studies suggest that these compounds have antioxidant properties, and along with vitamin A are essential for good eye-sight.

    For those of you with asthma, passion fruit is very nutritious and healthy who can soothe asthma attacks. In addition because it contains vitamin C, Passion Fruit seems to have a blocking effect of histamine that cause asthma symptoms.

    Passion fruit has a soporific effect on the human nervous system that makes sense of calm and help you relax your pirikan. This helps people with insomnia or those who can not sleep soundly. A glass of passion fruit juice before bed can possibly can you drink before bed.

    Passion fruit is very good Consumed People Moderate Diet: For people who are on a diet, The fruit is a must eat, and passion fruit is very good to eat. This is because the passion fruit has low calories, only 97 calories per 100 g! Passion fruit is also low in sodium and fat. Passion fruit also contains carbohydrates and natural sugars in the amount of good. This fruit nutrients work to reduce levels of cholesterol in the body. High fiber content in this fruit to fill you up, so you do not want to eat other foods anymore.



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    Longan Berry


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    Longan fruit is high in vitamin C, with 80 percent of your daily needs in a half cup. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron from the foods you eat, so combining longan fruit with chicken or fish will increase your iron levels. This vitamin also plays a role in healthy immunity, skin and cells, and helps your body heal wounds.

    Longan fruit is not a magic weight control food, but eating foods that are low in fat and calories can help you control your weight. A half-cup of longan fruit contains only 35 calories and 0 g of fat, making it a healthy addition to a low-fat and low-calorie diet.

    Its a good source of antioxidants, which are compounds that help protect your body from free-radical damage, which can alter cellular structures, resulting in health problems. Adding longan fruit to your diet will increase your antioxidant intake and could protect you from developing cancer and heart disease. Polyphenols and vitamin C are two specific antioxidants found in longan fruit.

    Fresh longans assist produce wonders for the skin too. They’re recognized to consist of anti-ageing effect and therefore are shown to enhance skin overall health. The fruit is especially recognized to profit the fragile skin near to the eyes, reduce peeling and also breaking of skin and for that reason increase your appearance.

    With higher vitamin C content, the fruit is useful in safeguarding the body from colds and also flu, and enables to improve the defense mechanisms. Vitamin C assists the entire body in soaking up iron also it is important in sustaining healthy skin and also allowing the body to recover injuries. Vitamin C works well for enhancing wound recovery and also raises durability since it battles the free radicals which injury cells.

    Longans may also be utilized to deal with insomnia, to beat anxiousness along with a trouble in concentration since it consists of fitokimianya which serves to unwind the nerves and offers a relaxing effect.



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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    very nice information about these rare fruits you have shared. thank you Karthiga

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    Brown Ginger


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    Brown Ginger has been in use since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent, and anti-microbial properties. Total antioxidant strength measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of ginger root is 14840 µmol TE/100 g.

    The root contains health benefiting essential oils such as gingerol, zingerone, shogaol, farnesene, and small amounts of β-phelladrene, cineol, and citral. Gingerols help improve the intestinal motility and have been anti-inflammatory, painkiller (analgesic), nerve soothing, anti-pyretic as well as anti-bacterial properties. Studies have shown that it may reduce nausea induced by motion sickness or pregnancy and may help relieve migraine headache.

    This herb root only has 80 calories per 100 g and contains no cholesterol. Nonetheless, it composes many essential nutrients and vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) that are required for optimum health.

    Brown Ginger settles the stomach and relieves all gas, and it helps and is beneficial in sore throat condition. It enhances the blood circulation so Ginger may have benefits in reducing heart disease rates among people of all ages.

    When used for digestive purpose Ginger usually optimizes digestion, so if a person is planning to take Ginger for digestive purposes then small piece of ginger before a big meal is a good and healthy advice.



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    Soy Milk


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    Soy milk, which is made from soaking, grinding and boiling soy beans with water, is a very nutritious drink. Soy is naturally high in essential fatty acids, proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals. These nutrients provide energy and keep your body functioning at its optimum level.

    The most important attribute of soy milk is its ability to improve your blood lipid profile. Unlike dairy milk, which is high in saturated fat and cholesterol, soy milk fat is mostly unsaturated with zero cholesterol. Studies have shown that regular intake of soy can significantly lower you blood concentrations of triglyceride and low density lipoproteins (LDL) and raise the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL). This combined effect makes soy milk an ideal drink if you have high cholesterol or have a family history of coronary heart diseases.

    The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as the powerful phyto-antioxidants in soy can effectively protect your blood vessels from lesions and hemorrhage. These compounds bind to the blood vessel lining and defend your lining cells from free radical attacks and cholesterol deposits.

    Soy milk is a rich source of phytoestrogen, a unique plant hormone that can inhibit the production of testosterone in men. Reduced testosterone levels can significantly cut the risk of prostate cancer. Studies have shown that men who eat a soy-rich diet are less likely to develop prostate hypertrophy or prostate cancer.

    Osteoporosis is another age and hormone related disease. The phytoestrogen in soy can help accelerate calcium absorption by your body and prevent the loss of bone mass. For the maximum benefit, make sure to buy the soy milk that is fortified with extra calcium and vitamin D.




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    Rose Gulkand


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    Being one of the best natural cures for acidity, gulkand is made of rose petals and sugar which makes it one of the most delicious Ayurvedic preparations.It can be used as a tonic in order to relieve lethargy, muscle ache, itching, fatigue and overexposure to heat and it is considered to be very efficient when it comes to purifying the blood and improving eyesight and memory.

    Gulkand can also be used to counter the ill effects of radiotherapy or chemotherapy in patients who suffers from certain types of cancer. Gulkand’s cooling properties are good for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers and hyperacidity, as well as the strengthening of the digestive tract.

    Moreover, it is beneficial for those who suffer from water retention. menstrual pain and white discharge during menstruation.Additionally, gulkand is very efficient in facilitating digestion, reducing nausea and preventing the development of acne and foul body odor.

    When dissolved in water, it can be used for the treatment of mouth ulcers and the strengthening of gums and teeth. Also, it is well known for its virility and aphrodisiac properties.

    The magnificent gulkand is excellent for treating various cardiac complications too, facilitating an effective uptake of heart medications and controlling arrhythmia, blood pressure, palpitation and hypertension.

    It is also helpful in preventing nose bleeding in warm seasons and it soothes and reduces the burning sensation of sole and palms, relieving the stress and calming the Nervous System as well. Furthermore, when taken in significant amounts, gulkand can even act as a laxative.



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    Butternut Squash


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    Butternut squash contains many vital poly-phenolic anti-oxidants and vitamins. Similar to other Cucurbitaceae members, this too is one of the low-calorie vegetables, which provides just 45 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, is rich source of dietary fiber and phyto-nutrients. Squash is one of the common vegetables that often recommended by dieticians in the cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

    It has more vitamin A than that in pumpkin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is perhaps the single vegetable source in the Cucurbitaceae family with the highest levels of vitamin-A, providing about 354% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for good eye-sight. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A help the body protected against lung and oral cavity cancers.

    Butternut squash seeds
    are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids that benefit for heart health. In addition, they are rich in protein, minerals, and numerous health-benefiting vitamins. The seeds are an excellent source of health promoting amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan converts to health benefiting GABA neuro-chemical in the brain.

    It is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid.

    It has similar mineral profile as that in pumpkin, containing adequate levels of minerals like iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.



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    Brussel Sprouts


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    Brussel sprouts are one of the low-glycemic nutritious vegetables that should be considered in weight reduction programs. 100 g brussel sprouts provide just 45 calories, nonetheless, contain 3.38 g of protein, 3.80 g of dietary fiber (10% of RDA) and zero cholesterol.

    Recent studies have shown that certain compounds in Brussels sprouts block the activity of sulphotransferase enzymes that can be detrimental to the health and stability of DNA within white blood cells.

    Glucobrassicin, a glucosinolate particularly abundant in Brussels sprouts, has been shown to fight inflammation on a genetic level once converted into the molecule indole-3-carbinol, or ITC. Furthermore, one and a half cups of Brussels sprouts contain about 430 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids (about ⅓ of the daily recommended amount) that are an essential part of our body's anti-inflammatory messaging molecules. Finally, the wealth of vitamin K found in Brussels sprouts has been shown to effectively regulate our body's inflammatory responses.

    Glucosinolates in Brussels sprouts and their detox-activating isothiocyanates are shown to fight against and even prevent various cancers, including bladder, breast, colon, lung, prostate, and ovarian cancer.

    Brussels sprouts contain the isothiocyanate sulforaphane made from glucosinolates. This powerful compounds not only triggers anti-inflammatory activity in our cardiovascular system but may also prevent and even possibly help reverse blood vessel damage. By regulating inflammation within the body, Brussels sprouts can fight against the onset of heart attacks, ischemic heart disease, and arteriosclerosis. Furthermore, the lowered cholesterol mentioned earlier may also lessen the possibility of arterial blockage.

    Brussel sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C; 100 g sprouts provide about 85 mg or 142% of RDA. Together with other antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin A and E, it helps protect the body by trapping harmful free radicals.



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    wow!! i will start again,,, i left a yr back,,,

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    Red Clover


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    Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is also considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants).

    Red clover helps in lowering the levels of 'bad' low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and raise the levels of 'good' high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the body. In addition, red clover may also promote an increase in the secretion of bile acid. Because cholesterol is a major component of bile acid, increased bile acid production usually means that more cholesterol is used and less cholesterol circulates in the body.

    Additionally, red clover contains small amounts of chemicals known as coumarins, which may help keep the blood from becoming thick and gummy. Therefore, the possibility of forming blood clots and arterial plaques may be reduced.

    Red clover may also help the arteries remain strong and flexible (a quality often called 'arterial compliance'), which may also help to prevent some of the plaque deposits that may lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

    Red Clover helps in extending bones, too. Studies show that red clover may increase bone density and slow bone loss in menopausal women.

    It has been found to be helpful in quitting smoking.



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