Milk is white colored liquid produced only by mammals to feed their young ones. Mammals produce milk through mammary glands. Milk is the primary source of food for newborns. Milk contains all essential nutrients which are required for the growth. Milk plays a major role in the diet. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Its composition includes major elements which are needed for body growth and healthy body. It helps the body to be saved from various health issues.
Cherry is a very famous fruit because of its sweet, sour and juicy flavor. Cherry is known for its taste but also for its medicinal health benefits. Cherries have 2 categories based on its flavor, one is sweet cherries, and other is sour flavored cherries. Sour cherries are usually red, but sweet cherries have wide varieties in colors. Some are more dark colored than the others. Dark colored cherries have deeper more intense flavor. No matter what type or colored cherry you are buying but always look for size, fresh stems, and no browning spot.
There are various nutrient and bioactive components present in cherries. These are packed with antioxidants which have great ability to fight with free radical damage and protect our cells. Cherry provides multiple health benefits, ie, prevent cancers, inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes and also helps to remove excess belly fat. read more
Tea is a hot aromatic drink made by combining dried and crushed tea leaves in boiling water. Tea comes from plant Camellia Sinensis. It is most extensively used drink all over the world. There are so many types of tea which have their flavor, aroma and appearance. Their oxidization process categorizes them. These are White tea, Black tea, Green tea, Oolong tea, Dark tea, Puer tea. read more
Cinnamon is sweet and warm natured effective spice which is used in cooking as well as in medical system. It is the bark of Cinnamomum tree which is utilised for various purposes. It is also used as a sweetener in cooking. It can be used as bark or in powder form as well. It is packed with a high amount of antioxidants. There are different compounds present which is responsible for cinnamon health benefits. These are cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid and cinnamate. Cinnamon can be extracted from a cinnamon plant in the form of a cinnamon stick, essential oils and in powder form. It contains phenolic compounds, flavonoids and antioxidants. These compounds are responsible for many health protecting properties like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-diabetic properties, antimicrobial benefits, immunity enhancing abilities, cancer and heart disease protective abilities. There is various cinnamon uses for health and cooking as well. read more
Basil is a significant plant with flavorful and various medicinal properties. Basil plant is aromatic herb whose leaves are used for various purposes. Basil leaves increase flavor in food and relieves various health issues. There are approximately 60 varieties of basil herb, all of these has different appearances and flavor. Sweet basil is bright and pungent while lemon basil, cinnamon basil like the names have lemon and cinnamon flavors respectively. There are various basil health benefits like enhancing immunity, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, keeps brain healthy, enhance energy, improves blood clotting, make thyroid gland healthy. read more
Tropical areas are the places where black pepper plant grows. It bears tiny white blossoms; these blossoms are picked before maturity and turn dark when dried. Piperine is the main ingredient of black pepper. It contains 79% of required manganese, 57% of vitamin K, 45% of iron, 30% of fibre. Piperine cures pigmentation disorder of skin called vitiligo. It increases body’s ability to absorb beta carotene beta vitamins, selenium like nutrients from food.
Black pepper powder or solid form contains various essential oils like piperine (an ammonia derived alkaloid) which gives pepper its original character and warmth as well as monoterpenes, limonene and myrcene which gives aroma to it. Black pepper is useful in curing different diseases. It is both spices as well as medicine for human health. It provides minerals to the body like potassium to cure heart rate, blood pressure and calcium for bone strengthening, zinc to promote cell growth and is antioxidant. read more
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a traditional ingredient which is used as a spice for traditional Indian dishes. The dried root used as a spice of turmeric plant. It is warm by nature and bitter in taste. This plant contains a yellow colored chemical which is known as Curcumin. There are several chemical compounds found in turmeric, they all known as curcuminoids. Curcumin is a powerful active ingredient with anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. It helps body fight foreign attackers and helps in relieving damage.
Turmeric powder is helpful in curing arthritis, heartburn, joint pain, stomach pain, high cholesterol, stomach bloating, intestinal gas, liver problems, kidney problems, etc. Turmeric supplements also can be used for skin disorders like pain, ringworms, sprains, swellings, acne, skin sore and eye infections and gum diseases. Here are some turmeric powder benefits which are very beneficial for health. read more
Aloe Vera has great importance in Ayurveda because of its various benefits. Aloe Vera plant is about one to two feet tall with prickly leaves. The leaves have thick gel which is bitter but is widely known for its miraculous properties. It is mainly composed of 96% water and some organic and inorganic compounds, it also has a protein which has 18 of 20 amino acids found in the body. Aloe vera gel contains Acemannan which is complex carbohydrates and facilitates cells to absorb nutrients, nourish cells and also relieve them of toxins. read more
Ayurvedic Diet is one of the benefits of Ayurveda. This is the knowledge of healthy eating. We all are always confused about what to eat or what not to eat. The healthy immune system is the result of healthy eating and proper metabolism. This is very simple and direct way to get a healthy body. Ayurveda is all about getting the balance between oneself and universe, and Ayurvedic diet is one of the paths of Ayurveda to reach there. Improved health, energetic, youthfulness, better memory, reduced stress, strength, improved concentration and metabolism, these are the benefits which come along with healthy eating. Ayurveda diet does not follow any rules and regulations it is just about eating fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, fresh juices, these all with significant benefits. read more
Hair; beauty but also symbolise body health. If you are healthy, your hair will thrive, but if there is any deficiency of mineral, vitamin or protein, it will cause you hair loss. So you should modify your diet which contains hair growth vitamins, mineral and proteins. Average hair growth is about 6 inches in a year. If you don’t take proper care of hair, they will fall rather grow. As I mentioned in my previous article, there can be several factors which negatively affect hair. Like too much heating tools, hair styling with chemically high products, not proper oiling, deficiency in the body, unhealthy eating, environmental factors like pollution, dirt, heat, etc. These environmental factors can’t be controlled, but we can do something about our hair. A protein called Keratin forms hair. Hair comes out of follicles which have its own life cycle that can be affected by various factors like age, diseases and climatic factors. This life cycle is divided into 3 phases: read more