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BENEFITS OF MUSHROOM-2

Mushrooms are fungi, but categorized in the vegetable category. Mushrooms are good sources of many nutrients.

Contains important minerals:

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  • Selenium antioxidant to protect body cells from damage and other diseases of aging.

  • Copper which helps make red blood cells,

  • Potassium helps in the maintenance of normal fluid and mineral balance thus controlling blood pressure.

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WATERMELON SEEDS BENEFITS-1

Watermelon seeds and nutritional facts:

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Watermelon seeds are loaded with many important nutrients. The seeds contain protein, essential fatty acid, vitamins, and minerals.

Watermelon seeds for hair:

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The protein in the seeds are beneficial for hair health. The seeds contain iron, which helps to strengthen hair and promote hair growth. It prevents hair from becoming dry and dull.

Myth: Egg yolk contain cholestrol that are bad for heart

Eggs do contain a substantial amount of cholesterol in their yolks—about 211 milligrams (mg) per large egg. But labeling eggs as “bad for your heart” is wrong.

How?

For most of us the cholesterol we eat—in eggs or any other food—doesn’t have a huge impact on raising our blood cholesterol; the body simply compensates by manufacturing less cholesterol itself. The chief heart-disease culprits are “saturated and trans fats, which have much greater impact on raising blood cholesterol,”

A large egg contains 2 grams of saturated fat (10 percent of the Daily Value) and no trans fats.

Only about 25 percent of the cholesterol in your blood comes from food. The other 75 percent is manufactured by the liver, which produces lots of cholesterol when you eat cheeseburgers and other sources of saturated fat—something eggs are low in.

Eggs are also filled with useful nutrients that may offset any damage done by their cholesterol content, including unsaturated fat, folate and other B vitamins, and minerals.

Sprouted Green gram   

                                                      

Rich in essential nutrients: contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and calcium, dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Sprouts supply food in pre-digested form, the food which has already been acted upon by the enzymes and made to digest easily. High in Protein-contain up to 35 percent protein -highly recommended for vegans and vegetarians

Significance: Easy to Digest for people with digestive or bloating problems as it loses objectionable gas producing quality during sprouting. Also helps in weight loss as it is high in fiber and low in calorie.

Healthy Snack Bars- Til ki Gajak

Til ki Gajak       

                                                                                                                       

 Apart from a distinct and pleasant taste, til and gur are high on nutritional values as well.

Benefits

  • Half a cup of sesame seeds contains appox. 3 times more calcium than equivalent quantity of whole milk.
  • Til is one of the richest sources of iron in Indian vegetarian cooking.
  • Also contain dietary copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin, E, protein, and fiber.
  • Til contain sesamin and sesamolin- lower and prevent high blood pressure.
  • Helps in protecting the liver against oxidative damage.
  • Gur or jaggery contains 10 times more iron as compared to spinach.
  • Healthier than refined sugar as it contains several vitamins and minerals
  • Helps to cure cough, migraine, cold, asthma, fatigue and indigestion.

Health Benefits of Dates

The health benefits of dates are innumerable. It is a dry fruit that is sweet in taste and is rich in minerals and vitamins. These natural products contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are advantageous for health. It is said that consumption of one date daily is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.

Intestinal Disorders and Relieving Constipation                         

The nicotine content present in it helps in curing intestinal disorders by maintaining check on the growth of the pathological organisms and helping in the rise of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Contains insoluble and soluble fibre-help to clean out the gastrointestinal system, allowing the colon to work at greater levels of efficiency and reduces risks of colitis, colon cancer and haemorrhoids.

Healthy Tips!!!

Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have advantage over constipation.

 Flavonoids               

                                                                      

They compose antioxidant flavonoids such as ß-carotene, lutein, and zea-xanthin. These antioxidants have the ability to protect cells and other structures in the body from harmful effects of oxygen-free radicals. Thus, eating dates protects from colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers.

 Healthy Tip: Put dates syrup in milkshake instead of sugar or honey which will reduce calories and give additional benefits

Mineral Content               

                                              

They are rich in minerals like iron,calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

  • Dates are an excellent source of iron being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells
  • Calcium an essential constituent of bone and teeth and required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulse conduction.
  •  Manganese-used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
  • Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Magnesium is essential for bone growth.

Healthy Tip: Dried dates are a rich source of niacin, copper, iron and magnesium.

Tannins                        

                                                                 

 Dates contain health benefiting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to possess

  • anti-infective
  • anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

Healthy Tip: Add to roti flour to punch up the nutritional value

Vitamins                                                                           

  • contains very good amounts of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin which act as cofactors help body metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fats
  • Vitamin K is essential for many coagulant factors in the blood as well as in bone metabolism
  • Rich in vitamin A -helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers, have antioxidant properties, essential for vision, maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin.

 

Healthy Tip:  Drinking a juice made of dates soaked overnight in water will strengthen the heart and purify the blood.