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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.

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.

Probiotics – Lactobacillus

Probiotics                                                                                                                           

Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.”Probiotics is live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurtsoy yogurt, or as dietary supplements      

                                                                                                                                 

Lactobacillus                                                                                         

Origin: They are naturally found in the digestive, urinary, and genital systems

Source:  Foods that are fermented, like yogurt, curd, buttermilk

Benefits: Lactobacillus helps in treating and preventing yeast infectionsurinary tract infectionirritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, treating lactose intolerance, skin disorders (fever blisterseczemaacne, and cancer sores), and prevention of respiratory infections, reduce abdominal pain, increases immune response and reduces overgrowth of pathogens in digestive tract.

How do I increase dietary fiber?

Fibre                                                                                           

Fiber is an important component of a healthy balanced diet. Fiber is also known as roughage. It is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements.Fiber is not a nutrient and contains no calories or vitamins but necessary for a healthy and efficient digestive system.

                                        

How do I increase dietary fiber?

Because fiber is central to your bowel health, be careful about suddenly increasing your intake and overburdening your digestive system. You should only aim for a 5g increase over a three to five day period, and drink plenty of water for it to be effective. Make sure you get both forms of fiber in your diet.

  • Tips:
  • Eat more whole fruit instead of fruit juice and snack on raw vegetables. 
  • Read labels. Look for the word “whole” before any grains on the ingredient list and check the number of grams of dietary fibre on the nutrition facts panel of packages to select high-fibre foods. 
  • Add legumes, seeds, and nuts into soups, salads, and stews. 
  • Replace refined white bread, pasta, and rice with whole-grain products.

Power Of Papaya

  • Papaya is great for the skin and helps to get rid of acne and skin infections as it helps to open clogged pores.                                                                     
  • It is rich in fiber which lowers blood cholesterol levels. It contains vitamins that help prevent oxidation of cholesterol, which in return helps to prevent heart-attacks. 
  • The antioxidants in papaya help in controlling premature ageing and help you get a younger look.
  • Papaya helps in preventing constipation and aids in digestion.                                                                                              
  •  Its juice helps in curing infections of the colon by clearing the pus and mucus from it. You need to take it regularly to heal quickly.
  • It is low in calories and high in nutritional values. Hence, it is a good food for those who want to lose some weight.           
  •  It is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C that help in boosting the body’s immunity and hence is very good for those who are suffering from fever, cold or flu.                                                                                                                                        
  • It helps in controlling the menstrual irregularities in women. Papaya helps to ease menstrual cramps and helps in promoting regular flow of menstruation.


Herbs-Curry Leaves Benefits

Curry leaves              

                                       

Curry leaves are herbs which are added to curries, stews, soups, legumes, and many such preparations not just for the flavour but they also provide many health benefits. Health benefits of Curry leaves

  • Diarrhoea: The carbazole alkaloids present in it play an important role in controlling diarrhoea.
  • The presence of antioxidants, vitamins and alkaloids helps in maintaining a healthy digestive Good source of vitamin A and help in maintaining good eyesight.
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  • Controls diabetes: help in controlling the blood glucose levels.
  • Cholesterol control: The antioxidants present help in controlling the LDL or bad cholesterol.
  • Reduces side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Tip!!  Taking curry leaves on a regular basis can nullify the effects of free radicals which can damage the liver

Curry Leaves Benefits

Curry leaves                                                     

Curry leaves are herbs which are added to curries, stews, soups, legumes, and many such preparations not just for the flavour but they also provide many health benefits.

Health benefits of Curry leaves

  • Diarrhoea: The carbazole alkaloids present in it play an important role in controlling diarrhoea.
  • The presence of antioxidants, vitamins and alkaloids helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
  • Controls diabetes: help in controlling the blood glucose levels.
  • Cholesterol control: The antioxidants present help in controlling the LDL or bad cholesterol.
  • Good source of vitamin A and help in maintaining good eyesight.
  • Reduces side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Tip!!  Taking curry leaves on a regular basis can nullify the effects of free radicals which can damage the liver