Top 10 Root Vegetables

Health benefits of 10 Root Vegetables

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Root vegetables are the plant roots that grow underneath the ground. These vegetable roots absorb a high amount of minerals, natural healing benefits of Mother Nature and other nutrients from the soil. These roots also absorb important nutrients from the sun through their leaves as these leaves are above the ground. These vegetables are available throughout the year. Most of the root vegetables are jam packed with the carbohydrate that breaks down into sugar in the body and provide energy and ability to function your all the organ properly. These root vegetables differ in the concentration and the balance between sugar, starch and other types of carbohydrates.

Vegetable roots are high in fiber and extra add-on health benefits that come from nature. These Roots are calorie sparse, low in fat and nutrient dense, are also easily available in the local market. Additionally, they are the superior source of anti-oxidants, generally high in vitamin C and contain essential minerals like potassium, phosphorous and magnesium etc. Eating root vegetables will improve your physical as well as mental health. Anti-oxidants present in these roots will stop oxidation inside the body, prevent damage from oxidation by blocking the chemical reaction. These will also help to remove harmful free radical and toxin from the body. There are numerous health benefits of these vegetables and some of the root vegetables with their health benefits are given here:

Ginger

Health benefits of ginger

Ginger offers extensive health benefits and is being used as a natural remedy in many ailments for centuries. It can be used in fresh, dried, in powder or in juice form. It will help in treating nausea, arthritis, heart conditions and treating sour throat and headache. The mixture of ginger juice and honey provide relief from cold and cough. Ginger tea helps in treating flu, fever, migraine, and menstrual cramp. For more details about the health benefits of ginger see “Health Benefits of Ginger:




Yam

Yam

Yam is found in more than 200 varieties and varies in color from yellow to purple. These roots are a great source of vitamin6 and potassium. Yam contains a chemical that helps in providing an alternative to hormone replacement for menopausal women and to ease the symptoms of menopause. For centuries the Chinese have been using yams to keep up their health.

Onion

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Onions are a good source of vitamin C, B6, B1, K, calcium and dietary fiber. It also contains a good amount of folic acid. Onion has been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections. Onion helps in the production of good cholesterol (HDL) that keeps your heart healthy. Flavonoids reside at their highest concentration in the outer layers of the flesh which provide antibacterial benefits so you should peel off onion as little as possible of the outer layer. Daily use of onion in your diet increases bone density which is especially for adult and mature age’s men and women.

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic has a variety of potent sulfur-containing compound which are the reason for its being bit smelly. These compounds help protect against oxidative stress often leads to unpleasant inflammation. Garlic has been used to prevent and cure a wide range of health conditions due to its antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. These conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, heart problems and preventing of cancer and saving you from disease caused by overoxidation in the body. It also helps in boosting your metabolism.

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Lemon for Skin Care

Lemon for Skin Care

Remedy for sore throat:

In case of sore throat, add one lemon juice with salt in 250ml of lukewarm water and gargle three times a day. Tilt the head back to allow the antibacterial and antiviral properties of lemon juice to flow into back of throat to get relief in sore throat. After gargle you can swallow the juice for boosting vitamin C immune system. If you have cold, the healing power of lemon will work internally as well as externally by supplying the required vitamin C to your defence cells.

Excellent remedy for Skin Issues:

Lemon juice gives glow to the skin. Due to its antiseptic properties, it can be used to cure many skin related issues like wrinkles, blackheads, acne and pigmentation. Daily use of one glass of lemon water will act as an anti-aging remedy and enhance the beauty of your skin. Applying lemon water on burns may fade scars and reduce the burning sensation. Lemon essential oil mixed with water and honey may help in curing eczema and reducing the urge to scratch.

Lemon contains citric acid; its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. With your finger or a cotton ball, apply fresh lemon juice on acne and leave it overnight. Wash with water the following morning. There may be an uncomfortable sensation of burning at first, but it will soon disappear.

Aids in dental care:

Applying of fresh lemon juice on the areas of toothache will give relief in pain. Massaging lemon juice on gums can stop bleeding from the gums. It will also give relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums. Take care that you do not brush for at least half an hour after drinking lemon juice, applying, drinking or rubbing lemon or oil on your teeth to protect teeth enamel.




Good for Weight Loss:

Yet another major benefit of lemon is that it facilitates weight loss. Mix lemon juice with Luke warm water and honey and consume it early in the morning for best results.

Vessel-strengthening properties:

Lemon oil is useful to get relief from varicose and spider veins. In case of spider vein problem mix 2-3 drops of lemon oil with jojoba, avocado, or almond oil in a small bowl and massage the affected area. To get relief from varicose veins problem, mix 6 drops of lemon oil with 50ml of wheat germ oil and 2 drops each of juniper and cypress oil. Gently massage your legs from bottom to top daily with this mixture. For vein and vessel-rejuvenating bath, add 8 drops of lemon oil in Luke warm water. Also add one table spoon of honey and 4 drops of cypress oil and blend all the ingredients properly.

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Precautions: If you are allergen to citrus, lemon oil or suffering from heartburn, kidney or gall bladder problems or any other serious health issue then consult your medical professional before using these remedies. 

(Remedies given here are for information purpose only and in no way substitute the medical advice of qualified medical practitioner for treatment)

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Lemon and Health Benefits

Lemon and Health Benefits

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Lemon is very useful for health and cosmetic use but before use, you should ensure that it is not allergen to you. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and also contains antibacterial and anti-viral properties. It is also known to purify the blood, improve the digestive system and flushes out toxins from the body. You can eat the fruit in different ways. You can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries etc…It is credited with many qualities and benefits on various health issues.

Lemon

It is credited with many qualities and benefits on various health issues.

Strengthen the Immune System:

It is a citrus fruit. It prevents infections and fights against the invader. It has antioxidants properties that strengthen the immune system of the body and helps the prevention of many diseases. One glass of lemon juice helps in getting relief from flu and cold due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties

Lemon improves the digestive system:

It can help in relieving many digestive problems. Squeeze one lemon in warm water and drink it on empty stomach every morning. It will cleanse your digestive system and will also relieve you from symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and acidity. Regular use of lemon juice in the morning regulates the bowel movement and helps in flushing out wastes more efficiently.

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Cut 2-3 thin slices in cup/container and add drinking water so it will become alkaline water, drink it the whole day, just by adding more water, you will see the surprising benefits of lemon!

Controls High Blood Pressure:

Owing to its high potassium contents, lemon lowers blood pressure and increases good cholesterol (HDL) for the heart. It also controls dizziness, nausea and provides relaxation to mind and body thereby reducing mental stress and depression.

A remedy for all types of cancers:

It is very useful in all variants of cancers. The compound of this tree is much better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. These types of therapy with lemon extract destroy only malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells. It destroys the malignant cells in 12 types of cancers including colon, breast, prostate lungs and pancreas.




A remedy for gastric problem and dehydration:

Squeeze it in one glass of water and drink empty stomach before eating or drinking anything in the morning. It will gradually reduce the gas from your stomach and within few days you will get rid of the gastric problem. Dehydration weakens the body and lemon juice is very good for preventing dehydration and it also gives surplus energy for the ailing body.

The remedy for Respiratory disorder:

Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems and asthma. Squeeze 3-4 lemon into one liter of distilled water and drink this juice all the day. Always remember to rinse out your mouth with fresh water after you drink this juice. Before using this therapy consult your doctor.

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Precautions: If you are an allergen to citrus, lemon oil or suffering from heartburn, kidney or gallbladder problems or any other serious health issue then consult your medical professional before using these remedies. 

(Remedies given here are for information purpose only and in no way substitute the medical advice of qualified medical practitioner for treatment)

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices. It is actually a bark from a specific type of tree from Lanka. There are numerous types of cinnamon and found in various forms from different part of Asia. It is one of the best spices from health and nutrition point of view. Due to its high anti-oxidant properties, it has numerous health benefits. Cinnamon is being used as a medicine since ancient times. Some of the health benefits of cinnamon are given below:

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Diabetes:

Several studies have found that taking of cinnamon in moderation regulates blood sugar; it is, therefore, a great choice for diabetics for type 2 diabetes to control blood sugar variation. It also helps in stabilizing energy and mood.

Heart Problem:

It reduces LDL cholesterol levels (bad cholesterol) that help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder and apply on bread or chapatti and eat is regularly in the breakfast. It will reduce the cholesterol level and blockage in arteries and will save the people from the heart attack.

Osteoporosis and Arthritis:

Cinnamon contains manganese which is used to build bones and other connective tissues and your body needs manganese for optimal bone health. Osteoporosis is mostly caused due to deficiency of mineral manganese “As per a study published in the journal, Frontiers of Bioscience; researchers at the University of Costilla-La Mancha (UCLM) have said manganese, which has a role in fixation of calcium in bones, could be the real culprit”. Cinnamon helps to check the disease due to the high level of manganese.



A study conducted at Copenhagen University, where patients were given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

Cancer:

Cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells as per research at the University of Texas, published in the journal in the Nutrition and Cancer. Research studies have also shown that sugar level may be causing or sustaining cancer cells but cinnamon may have mitigating effect by regulating the blood sugar level and starving the cancer cells of the sugar needed to sustain them.

Weight Loss:

Drink cinnamon powder and honey boiled in on a cup of water empty stomach every morning and also at the bedtime. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of an even most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high-calorie diet.

Menstrual pain:

Cinnamon has been found to be effective for menstrual pain and other feminine discomforts due to the presence of manganese as a manganese-rich diet may help reduce symptoms of PMS.

Infertility:

Women who cannot conceive may take the cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day so that it slowly mixed with saliva and enters the body. It will strengthen the uterus of women and also solve the infertility problem.

A chronic cough and cold:

A chronic cough, cold. Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon of lukewarm honey with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear sinuses.

Anti-infectious:

It has a natural anti-infectious compound that makes it the great natural disinfectant. Cinnamon leaf oil diluted with water can be used to disinfect many things like kitchen countertops, sinks, doorknobs, refrigerator toys etc.

Food preservation:

Cinnamon is widely used in food preparation and food preservation in hot Asian countries due to its effective inhibiting bacterial growth quality.

Odor neutralizer:

Cinnamon leaf oil is an effective odor neutralizer as it kills the bacteria that creates an odor. Mix 3-4 drops of cinnamon leave oil with water on a diffuser within minutes it will neutralize all odors.

Digestive Improvement:

Cinnamon should be used to most of the recipes not add the flavor to the food but also to add digestion. It is very effective in indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea and vomiting. It is also helpful in removing the gas, acidity and morning sickness. There are many more benefits of cinnamon powder for health and skin if taken with honey.

Precautions and side effect:

If cinnamon took in very high quantity then it may be toxic particularly to those who have some lever problem. The person who is taking medicine for treating diabetes and also takes the cinnamon supplement then they should adjust their dose as cinnamon lower the blood sugar. In some people, it may cause an allergic reaction. Cinnamon should not be given to children, breastfeeding or pregnant women as treatment. Use of cinnamon on the skin may cause irritation or redness to some people with sensitive skin.

Cinnamon has not been approved by FDA to cure any medical problem.

Health Benefits of Cucumber

Health Benefits of Cucumber

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9. Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath.

10. Cucumber juice is also beneficial for teeth and gum problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea.

11.  Cut an entire cucumber and place it in boiling water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with boiling water and be released in the steam. This steam if taken by the new mothers and college students during final exams will reduce stress.


12.  The high silica content of cucumber also helps to prevent splitting and spoiling of nails of the fingers and toes.

13. Regular intake of cucumber juice mixed with the juices of carrot, lettuce of spinach helps in promoting healthy hair growth.

14. Cucumber dice with apple cider vinegar, oregano and salt make a quick, electrolyte and enzyme-rich snack to boost energy level.

Other benefits of cucumber

1. If you do not have the time to polish your shoes, rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide quick shine to your shoes.

2. Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface of stainless steel sink or any vessel that you want to clean, It will not only remove the years old tarnish but also bring back the shine. Moreover, it will not harm your fingers or fingernails.

3. If your bathroom mirror gets fog after the shower, rub a cucumber slice to eliminate the fog and provide a soothing and spa-like fragrance.

4. To erase pen writing use skin of cucumber to erase it. It will also work on crayons and markers to erase from the walls if kids have used to decorate the walls.

5. Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin in your garden, your garden will be free from grubs, slugs, and pests throughout the season. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give odd a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pest crazy and make them flee the area.

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Precaution: If you are allergic to cucumber or has been advised by your doctor not to use any vegetable due to any health issue then you should not use it without your medical professional advice.

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