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Health Benefits of Banana

Health Benefits of Banana

Bananas, Sweet, astringent, Cooling increase Mucus and in excess Bile, Bananas are a holy food and are very popular in India as prasad (consecrated food). They are useful in cases of dysentery, diarrhea, chronic indigestion, and in general for people suffering from weak digestive fire. As a fruit they are a great tonic and provide the system with large amounts of nutrients.
Benefits of cucumber

Benefits of cucumber

Cucumbers are supposed to have originated from India. This unassuming vegetable is a cooling food, very much used in vegetable juices. Little wonder then, that the adage “keeping cool as a cucumber” has originated from this wonderful vegetable. This adage is literally true due to its cooling effect on blood.
Pesticides in Foods and their dangers

Pesticides in Foods and their dangers

Pesticides are poisonous chemical substances which are sprayed over crop plants to protect them from pests (harmful small animals) and diseases. These include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides and weedicides. The earliest chemical pesticides were nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrum from plant sources. The first synthetic pesticide was Paris Green – copper acetoarsenate – an [...]
Harmful ingredients, additives in food

Harmful ingredients, additives in food

Common Eatables and Their Harmful Ingredients The description given below only gives the harmful elements contained in the following foods but it doesn’t mean that they are totally harmful and shouldn’t be taken at all. They have got some beneficial nutrients also. That’s why their occasional use is permissible. Ice water (or chilled/refrigerated water) Ice water impairs the ability [...]
Spinach juice benefits for the human body

Spinach juice benefits for the human body

From where does Popeye the sailor derive all his power to fight the mammoth Bluto?  Ask any child and pat comes the reply. It’s none other than spinach that gives the lean sailor such immense muscle. Spinach is one of the natural foods that are rich in nutrients and hence spinach juice benefits are many. Spinach is a broad green leafy vegetable that is rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K and [...]
Health benefits of onions

Health benefits of onions

Onion is a source of energy and acts as a stimulant, increases vigour and vitality, acts as an expectorant and diuretic, slows the heart beat, prevents flatulence and dyspepsia. It is useful in various diseases.
Health benefits of turmeric

Health benefits of turmeric

Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), the main yellow bioactive component of turmeric has been shown to have wide spectrum of biological actions. These include its anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, anticoagulant, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antifibrotic, antivenom, antiulcer, hypotensive and hypocholesteremic activities.
Benefits of Mango – The king of fruits

Benefits of Mango – The king of fruits

Mango is a golden fruit of Indian origin. From ancient times, the Vedas and Upanishads, have praised the mango as a heavenly fruit. The mango is considered an Indian holy fruit. At present, there are about 600 varieties of mango, out of which 40 varieties are cultivated in India. Among these 40 varieties, few are very popular within and outside India like Alfonso, Neelma, Langarda, Daseri and Magoba. [...]
Wrong Food Combinations

Wrong Food Combinations

Sometimes you may be eating best foods but due to wrong combination these become harmful to us rather than beneficial. Hence it is desirable that one should understand the laws of food combination and their scientific basis. When one eats an incompatible combination foods, nature flashes a distress signal in the form of a belch (this also happens when one overheats). We should learn to heed this little [...]
Health benefits of cereals

Health benefits of cereals

Cereals have been an essential part of the human diet since the beginning of agriculture. They have played an essential role in world history and the evolution of certain civilizations coincide with the cultivation of cereal grains. Cereals used for human consumption belong to the grass family and are seeds of matured plants, in which nature has stored the elements for the germination and growth of [...]
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