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Health Benefits of Custard Apple-3

Well-balanced ratio of sodium and potassium

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  • The well-balanced ratio of sodium and potassium in custard apple regulates and controls blood pressure fluctuations in the body

Fiber

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  • Fiber in custard apple lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body. It also prevents the absorption of cholesterol in the gut.

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What is Coconut Sugar? Does it have any Benefits?-2

  • Being high in potassium, magnesium and sodium, coconut sugar has the ability to regulate the body’s water content.

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    Coconut Sugar

  • The fiber of coconut sugar has the ability to promote the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria, which have been known to help restore the good bacteria in the gut and also boost your immunity.

NOTE: Although healthier than Regular sugar, Coconut sugar must be taken in moderation as it contains the same amount of fructose as regular sugar.

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.

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.

Herbs- Coriander

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Herb is a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody and persistent. Herbs are valued not only for its medicinal properties but also for the flavor they contribute to Indian dishes.

Coriander                  

                                                    

Coriander is a great source of potassium, iron, vitamin A, K and C, folic acid, magnesium and calcium. Therefore it is known all over the world for its medicinal properties.

Health benefits of Coriander

  • Rich source of vitamin C which is essential for healthy body and skin.
  •  Anti-diabetic properties, stimulates insulin production and helps maintain healthy blood sugar.
  • Its regular intake protects from food borne diseases due to its anti-bacterial properties.
  • Contains high amount of iron which helps to prevent anaemia.
  • Contains natural compounds which help to detox the body and remove all the traces of heavy toxic metals like lead, arsenic, mercury

Tip!!  Women particularly should include coriander seeds and fresh leaves in their diet to gain iron

Belly Bursting Food – Whole Grain (brown rice/ multigrain)

Belly Bursting Food                                                                                           

Belly fat is a return gift that our haphazard lifestyle and wrong eating habits give us. It not only destroys your image but also increases your risk of diseases like hypertension, diabetes and stroke. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) people who have a waist more than 40 inches have heightened risk of heart diseases and diabetes.

The most common reasons for the accumulation of fat on the tummy are hormonal imbalance, excessive eating, intake of large quantities of alcohol, sweets and chocolates and lack of exercise .Stress and improper digestion also are prominent reasons for belly fat accumulation.

                                             

 

Whole Grain (brown rice/ multigrain):

 

These are unprocessed foods that have not been stripped off their nutrients. Whole grains have carbohydrate along with goodness of nutrients like fibre and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium. Easily available whole grains are whole wheat bread, whole-wheat aata, whole grain cereal & brown rice. Processed grains like white rice, processed pastas and white bread are not only high in simple carbs but also belly bloaters hence should be avoided.

Research shows that eating at least 5 servings of whole grain per day eliminate 24% more belly fat than those who take the same amount of calories in the form of refined grains.

Benefits of Jamun (Indian Blackberry)

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 Flavonoides, essential oils and molecules such as gallic acid, oxalic acid, malic acid and tannins contribute to its medicinal properties, it is a good source of mineral salts viz. calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and vitamin C  and  fairly good amount of carotene.

                                        

                                                                                         

Benefits:

  • The antibacterial, antioxidant and astringent effect of this fruit makes it beneficial in diabetes, diarrhea, enlarged spleen
  • Teeth disorders-The bark  is used as a mouth freshener and for treating inflammation of the gum tissue
  • Weight loss–  very low on calories and fat free
  • Skin– used as a face mask to treat oily skin and acne because of its astringent and antibacterial properties.
  • Ringworm treatment – water diluted juice is used as lotion.
  • Diabetes- Even Diabetics can consume this fruit or drink its juice without increasing the sugar level.