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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    The information about gooseberry and oregano provided by you is very useful. thank you Karthiga


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    Dried Apricots

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    Dried apricots are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, E, potassium, and iron, as well as being a great source of beta-carotene. In fact, 2-3 apricots will give you nearly 50% of your daily value of Vitamin A. Apricots contain no fat and a small amount of carbs (about 8g of carbs for two apricots, 2 of those being from dietary fiber).

    The variety of nutrients found in apricots are very beneficial for good eyesight and also help to prevent heart disease and other ailments.

    Dried Apricots are also rich in powerful antioxidants, such as Lycopene, helping to promote wellness and strengthen the immune system. The healthy fruits are also a good source of fiber, beneficial for healthy digestion.

    Dried Apricots are so good for your health! With every bite of dried apricots you are helping your body fight infection, repair damaged tissues, build strong teeth and bones, and improve your eyesight.

    Apricots are naturally fat and cholesterol-free and a good source of dietary fiber and potassium. One of Mother Nature's most concentrated sources of Vitamin A, dried apricots should be part of your daily diet. (Three small fresh apricots contain more than 50% of the recommended daily intake (RDA) of beta-carotene.


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    Arugula/ Salad Rocket

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    Salad rocket has an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 1904 mol TE per 100 grams.

    In addition, di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a lipid soluble metabolite of indole has immune modulator, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties ( by potentiating Interferon-Gamma receptors and production). DIM has currently been found application in the treatment of recurring respiratory papillomatosis caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and is in Phase III clinical trials for cervical dysplasia.

    Fresh rocket is a very good source of folates. 100 g of fresh greens contain 97 g or 24% of folic acid. When given to the anticipant mothers during their conception time, folate helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborns.

    Like Kale, salad rocket is an excellent source of vitamin A. 100 g fresh leaves contain 1424 g of beta-carotene, and 2373 IU of vitamin A. Carotenes convert into vitamin A in the body. Studies found that vitamin A and flavonoid compounds in green leafy vegetables help protect from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers.

    This vegetable also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.

    Fresh rocket leaves contain good levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful, natural anti-oxidant. Foods rich in this vitamin help the body protect from scurvy disease; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

    Salad rocket is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 90% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet help limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

    Arugula leaves contain adequate levels of minerals, especially copper and iron. In addition, it has small amounts of some other essential minerals and electrolytes such as calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus.



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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    Dear Karthiga, the picture of dried apricots is actually inviting us to eat the same. The nutritional information also making our temptation to go for the fruit. The information about Salad Rocket is also fantastic. thank you

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    Mango Fruit


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    Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.

    According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.

    Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene,and beta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 mg or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin A. Together; these compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.

    Fresh mango is a good source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 156 mg of potassium while just 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

    It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production within the brain. It also controls homocystiene levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in CAD and stroke.

    Further, it composes moderate amounts of copper. Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells.

    Additionally, mango peel is also rich in phytonutrients, such as the pigment antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols.



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    Re: Health Tip of the Day!!

    useful info karti

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    Parsnips


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    Generally, parsnip contains more sugar than carrots, radish, turnips. It has calories (100 g provide 75 calories) comparable to that of some fruits like banana, and grapes. Nonetheless, its sweet, juicy root is rich in several health-benefiting phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

    It is one of the excellent sources of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. 100 g root provides 4.9 mg or 13% of fiber. Adequate fiber in the diet helps reduce blood cholesterol levels, obesity and constipation conditions.
    As in carrots and other members of apiaceae family vegetables, parsnip too contains many poly-acetylene anti-oxidants such as falcarinol, falcarindiol, panaxydiol, and methyl-falcarindiol.

    Several research studies from scientists at University of Newcastle at Tyne found that these compounds have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer function and offer protection from colon cancer and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

    Fresh roots are also good in vitamin C; provide about 17 mg or 28% of RDA. Vitamin C is a powerful water-soluble anti-oxidant, easily available to us from natural sources. It helps the body maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth, and gum. Its anti-oxidant property helps protect from diseases and cancers by scavenging harmful free radicals from the body.

    Further, the root is rich in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid as well as vitamin K and vitamin E.

    In addition, it also has healthy levels of minerals like iron, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium.



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    Red Pepper Flakes


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    Red peppers Flakes, particularly cayenne peppers, are an excellent source of beta-carotene. Some beta-carotene is converted by the body to Vitamin A, while the rest serves double duty as a potent antioxidant to protect cells from damage.

    Vitamin A also has antioxidant benefits and helps to promote healthy vision - particularly night vision. A deficiency of vitamin A causes dry eyes, dry skin, and night blindness. It also plays a role in cell division and may reduce the risk of some cancers - although this hasn't been definitely proven.

    Red peppers, particularly the super hot ones, are a good source of capsaicin - a natural inflammation fighter. Capsaicin exerts its anti-inflammatory effects by blocking a neuropeptide called substance P. Blocking this inflammation-producing peptide may reduce the pain and discomfort of some forms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

    The capsaicin in red pepper flakes reduces formation of blood clots by preventing platelets from clumping together. This may reduce the risk of peripheral blood clots, as well as the risk of stroke and heart attack.

    The capsaicin in red peppers modestly boosts metabolism '" according to some studies. Their hot, spicy flavor also suppresses appetite which helps to reduce overall calorie consumption. They're a good choice if you're trying to lose weight.

    Ever eat something hot and spicy and experience a runny nose? Sprinkling red pepper flakes on food is a great way to open up clogged sinuses and relieve congestion. It may also prevent colds by boosting immunity due to its high vitamin A content.


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    thanks for the tips man these tips are really useful to lead a healthy life. it is highly applaused here

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    Vanilla Beans

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    Vanilla beans are one of the expensive non-pungent spices especially used as flavoring agent in a wide array of sweet-drinks and confectioneries.

    Vanilla extract composed of simple and complex sugars, essential oils, vitamins and minerals.

    The chief chemical component in the beans is vanillin. They also include numerous traces of other constituents such as eugenol, caproic acid, phenoles, phenol ether, alcohols, carbonyl compounds, acids, ester, lactones, aliphatic and aromatic carbohydrates and vitispiranes.

    Ancient Mayans believed that vanilla drink was supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities. No modern research study, however, establishes its role in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions.

    Its extract contains small amounts of B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6. These vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.

    This spice also contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome-oxidases enzymes.



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