Tag Archives: chronic diseases

“Health Benefits of Whole Grains”-1

Consumption of Whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. Whole grains:

  • Provide bulk in the stomach and helps prevent overeating.

  • Slows the digestive system for blood sugar control.

  • Cleanses the digestive system to keep the intestines disease free.

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

    Barley-Health benefit: the fibre in barley helps lower cholesterol very effectively

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Tips: Can be used in soups, salads.

Corn –Health benefit: corn has high levels of antioxidants and is identified as a major contributing factor in decreasing the risk of cardiovascular problems

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Tips: Can be used in vegetable dishes, popcorn, soups, and salads

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Nutraceuticals – Nutrition + Pharmaceutical

Nutraceuticals

Nutraceutical word with “nutra” derived from nutrition and “ceutical” from pharmaceutical. A nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to genetically engineered designer foods, herbal products, and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages. 

Nutraceuticals & HealthCare 

                                            

Nutraceuticals help in curing following diseases

  • Life Style Related Diseases
  • Diet-related chronic diseases and disorders: Cardiovascular Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes,
  • Many Kinds of Cancers
  • Fatigue
  • Stress/Tensions
  • Disturbances in Routines

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Dry Fruits – Raisins

Dried fruits are not only important sources of vitaminsminerals and fiber in the diet but also provide a wide array of bioactive components or phytochemicals. These plant compounds play a role in health and longevity and have been linked to a reduction in the risk of major chronic disease.

Benefits of Raisins      

                                             

                                                                                                             

Acidosis                                                                                                         

Acidosis is a state of increased acidity of the blood or of the gases in our respiratory system, the source of acids for both being our stomach.  It may give rise to a number of problems like boils, skin diseases and damage to the internal organs, arthritis, gout, renal calculi, hair loss, heart diseases, tumours and even cancer. Raisins are good source of potassium and magnesium – being basic in nature are very effective in reducing acidity by neutralizing the acids and thus help check acidosis.

Healthy Tip: Sprinkle a few raisins into hot or cold cereal and fruit salads.