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The Benefits of Olive Oil

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
The Benefits of Olive Oil

The health benefits of olive oil include treatment for colon, breast cancerdiabetesheart problems, arthritis, high cholesterol, weight lossmetabolismdigestion, aging and cancer. It has been used by mankind for many centuries. It is a staple ingredient for many culinary preparations and also serves a variety of medicinal purposes. Medical studies suggest that it is loaded with health benefits.

 

It helps in lowering of the bad cholesterol level in our blood, as it is rich in monounsaturated fats. The extra virgin olive oil variety contains the highest level of antioxidant polyphenols and oleic acid. It is thus a healthy option compared to other vegetable oils.

But, it also has lots of calories, so it should be used in moderate amounts for the best health results. The Food and Drug Administration recommends 2 tablespoons every day to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Important Sources: Olive oil, as we all know, is essential fruit oil, which we get from the olive tree crop found mainly in the Mediterranean regions. It is utilized for cooking purposes, developing cosmetic products and soaps, for medicinal purposes, and as pharmaceutical supplements. It can also be used as fuel and for lighting lamps. Various types include the following:

Virgin Olive Oil: This variety is used for cooking with a lower acid content.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This is a much better variety and is made by cold pressing the olive fruit.

Pure Olive Oil: This type is a combination of refined and virgin oils. It contains a highly acidic content.

Lampante Oil: It is used as a fuel and is not recommended for cooking purposes.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

It has numerous beneficial qualities. Apart from being a good cooking aid, it is also known to have unique medicinal qualities. Some of them are as follows:

Reduce Heart Problems: Natural olive oil contains 70% monounsaturated fatty acid. As a result, it lowers cholesterol accumulation in the blood and reduces heart problems. It reduces the LDL, while at the same time increasing the HDL levels. The website of Montelcastelli Solutions Ltd. provides a table comparing the fatty acid composition of different types of oils.

Blood Cholesterol: LDL cholesterol is the bad type of cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart attacks and pulmonary heart disease. Extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in almost 40 antioxidant chemicals, helps reduce the oxidation effects of LDL cholesterol.

Weight Loss: Medical experts suggest that it is very difficult to gain weight from the mono-unsaturated fats present in olive oil. Experiments involving Mediterranean olive oil have shown positive results in regards to a reduction in human body weight.

Metabolism: Olive oil boosts the metabolism, the growth of good bone structure, and brain development in children. It is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is very beneficial for older people.

Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Properties: The phenols present in olive oil have anti-inflammatory properties. The antimicrobial characteristics of the oil are a result of its strong aroma.

Digestion: Olive oil is known to aid in the digestive process. It is used as a medicinal oil to clean the digestive tract and to improve bowel movements.

Aging Process: Rich in antioxidants, olive oil slows the natural aging process of the human body. Used in cosmetic products and natural herbal therapy, it does wonders for the skin, which gets a natural shine and glow from the enriching oil.

Prevention of Gall Stones: This oil is also effective in preventing gall stones.

Healthy Cell Walls: Olive oil contains polyphenol which helps in stronger cell walls. It also increases the elasticity of arterial walls, protecting against various heart conditions.

Cancer: Olive oil is said to protect the human body against cancerous growth, especially bowel cancer. Medical research done at the prestigious Oxford University has shown positive signs that the acidic content of this oil can prevent the commencement of rectum and bowel cancer. In the UK, bowel cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer, and kills almost twenty thousand citizens every year.

Breast cancer: Recent research study suggests that hydroxytyrosol, a major component of olive oil may help prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Hypertension: Recent research study suggests that Mediterranean diet comprising of food rich in unsaturated fats (found in olive oil and nuts) and nitrite and nitrate (found in leafy green vegetables) may help protect you from hypertension.

There are several grades of olive oil, according to the flavor, aroma, acidic value and colour. Readers are advised to buy authentic oil with proper evaluation for cooking or medicinal purposes.

Grades of Olive Oil

When you go in the market, you find different types of olive oils. What does extra virgin olive oil mean? What does US Fancy olive oil mean? There are two main types of gradations that you will find, IOOC standards and US standards.

IOOC Standards

The International Olive Oil Council ( IOOC) has released the Trade Standard Applying to Olive Oils and Olive-Pomace Oils. The council has provided descriptions for different types of oils; some of these descriptions are given below:

Virgin Olive Oil: It is the oil that is prepared from purely mechanical and physical means. There is no alteration to the oil after processing. Edible virgin oil has a free acidity of not more than 2 grams per 100 grams. No food additives are permitted in this oil.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This is a type of edible oil, which has a free acidity content of no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams. No additives are permitted in this oil.

Ordinary Virgin Olive Oil: This has a free acidity content of no more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams. This oil does not contain any additives.

Lampnate Virgin Olive Oil: This oil is not fit for human consumption. It has a free acidity content of more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams. It is used for refining and technical purposes.

Refined Olive Oil: It is the refined form of virgin olive oil. It has a free acidity content of not more than 0.3 grams per 100 grams.

Olive Oil: This is a blend of refined and edible virgin olive oil. It has a fatty acid content of not more than 1 gram per 100 grams.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil!

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Olive Oil!

The health benefits of olive oil include treatment for colon, breast   cancerdiabetesheart problems, arthritis, high cholesterol, weight lossmetabolismdigestion, aging and cancer. It has been used by mankind for many centuries. It is a staple ingredient for many culinary preparations and also serves a variety of medicinal purposes. Medical studies suggest that it is loaded with health benefits.

It helps in lowering of the bad cholesterol level in our blood, as it is rich in monounsaturated fats. The extra virgin olive oil variety contains the highest level of antioxidant polyphenols and oleic acid. It is thus a healthy option compared to other vegetable oils.

But, it also has lots of calories, so it should be used in moderate amounts for the best health results. The Food and Drug Administration recommends 2 tablespoons every day to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Important Sources: Olive oil, as we all know, is essential fruit oil, which we get from the olive tree crop found mainly in the Mediterranean regions. It is utilized for cooking purposes, developing cosmetic products and soaps, for medicinal purposes, and as pharmaceutical supplements. It can also be used as fuel and for lighting lamps. Various types include the following:

  • Virgin Olive Oil: This variety is used for cooking with a lower acid content.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This is a much better variety and is made by cold pressing the olive fruit.
  • Pure Olive Oil: This type is a combination of refined and virgin oils. It contains a highly acidic content.
  • Lampante Oil: It is used as a fuel and is not recommended for cooking purposes.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil:

It has numerous beneficial qualities. Apart from being a good cooking aid, it is also known to have unique medicinal qualities. Some of them are as follows:

  • Reduce Heart Problems: Natural olive oil contains 70% monounsaturated fatty acid. As a result, it lowers cholesterol accumulation in the blood and reduces heart problems. It reduces the LDL, while at the same time increasing the HDL levels. The website of Montelcastelli Solutions Ltd. provides a table comparing the fatty acid composition of different types of oils.
  • Blood Cholesterol: LDL cholesterol is the bad type of cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart attacks and pulmonary heart disease. Extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in almost 40 antioxidant chemicals, helps reduce the oxidation effects of LDL cholesterol.
  • Weight Loss: Medical experts suggest that it is very difficult to gain weight from the mono-unsaturated fats present in olive oil. Experiments involving Mediterranean olive oil have shown positive results in regards to a reduction in human body weight.
  • Metabolism: Olive oil boosts the metabolism, the growth of good bone structure, and brain development in children. It is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is very beneficial for older people.
  • Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Properties: The phenols present in olive oil have anti-inflammatory properties. The antimicrobial characteristics of the oil are a result of its strong aroma.
  • Digestion: Olive oil is known to aid in the digestive process. It is used as a medicinal oil to clean the digestive tract and to improve bowel movements.
  • Aging Process: Rich in antioxidants, olive oil slows the natural aging process of the human body. Used in cosmetic products and natural herbal therapy, it does wonders for the skin, which gets a natural shine and glow from the enriching oil.
  • Prevention of Gall Stones: This oil is also effective in preventing gall stones.
  • Healthy Cell Walls: Olive oil contains polyphenol which helps in stronger cell walls. It also increases the elasticity of arterial walls, protecting against various heart conditions.
  • Cancer: Olive oil is said to protect the human body against cancerous growth, especially bowel cancer. Medical research done at the prestigious Oxford University has shown positive signs that the acidic content of this oil can prevent the commencement of rectum and bowel cancer. In the UK, bowel cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer, and kills almost twenty thousand citizens every year.
  • Breast cancer: Recent research study suggests that hydroxytyrosol, a major component of olive oil may help prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
  • Hypertension: Recent research study suggests that Mediterranean diet comprising of food rich in unsaturated fats (found in olive oil and nuts) and nitrite and nitrate (found in leafy green vegetables) may help protect you from hypertension.

There are several grades of olive oil, according to the flavor, aroma, acidic value and colour. Readers are advised to buy authentic oil with proper evaluation for cooking or medicinal purposes.

Grades of Olive Oil:

When you go in the market, you find different types of olive oils. What does extra virgin olive oil mean? What does US Fancy olive oil mean? There are two main types of gradations that you will find, IOOC standards and US standards.

IOOC Standards

The International Olive Oil Council ( IOOC) has released the Trade Standard Applying to Olive Oils and Olive-Pomace Oils. The council has provided descriptions for different types of oils; some of these descriptions are given below:

  • Virgin Olive Oil: It is the oil that is prepared from purely mechanical and physical means. There is no alteration to the oil after processing. Edible virgin oil has a free acidity of not more than 2 grams per 100 grams. No food additives are permitted in this oil.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This is a type of edible oil, which has a free acidity content of no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams. No additives are permitted in this oil.
  • Ordinary Virgin Olive Oil: This has a free acidity content of no more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams. This oil does not contain any additives.
  • Lampnate Virgin Olive Oil: This oil is not fit for human consumption. It has a free acidity content of more than 3.3 grams per 100 grams. It is used for refining and technical purposes.
  • Refined Olive Oil: It is the refined form of virgin olive oil. It has a free acidity content of not more than 0.3 grams per 100 grams.
  • Olive Oil: This is a blend of refined and edible virgin olive oil. It has a fatty acid content of not more than 1 gram per 100 grams.

Surprising foods that will improve your sex life

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Surprising foods that will improve your sex life

It's something that many post-50s deal with. Around half of menopausal women reported a diminished sex drive after menopause in one study. And men aren't immune to a loss of libido -- studies have shown that decreased testosterone and estrogen also impact men's sex drives as they age.

But don't fret. When it comes to getting in the mood, there's more at play than just viagra. Expert studies on sexual life at old ages said that one of the most important keys to having a healthy sex drive is the right diet. A balanced diet will not only help you look better and feel more confident, but will deliver key nutrients to keep your high. A poor diet could be causing you toxicity, inflammation, and sluggishness, none of which will help stir your passion.

Of course there are several other contributing factors to an optimal sex drive including maintaining a healthy weight, communicating with your partner, and even getting enough shut-eye. But a few tweaks to your diet couldn't hurt. We've rounded up some of the best libido-boosting foods for you below.

Some surprising foods that will improve your sex life: 

  1. Almonds: they are a great source for adding essential fatty acids to your diets. These fatty acids are in turn responsible for producing varies important hormones. Not to mention the smell of almonds is arousing as well. So go on and eat. They are good for your brain and libido. 
  2. Figs: figs are famous for their ability to increase stamina. Basically, they are filled with amino acids which provide you with a fabulous amount of stamina. They were also known to be Cleopatra's favourite foods. We are not surprised. 
  3. Celery: they are a great accompaniment to your house party's dip platter and they are also a great accompaniment to your sex life. Celery contains androsterone, an odorless hormone which acts as a turn on for women. What more could you want out of a veggie, right?
  4. Cayenne peppers: not only do these increase spice level in your dishes. Cayenne peppers can also be very useful to spice up your sex life. Capsaicin which famously found in hot pepper which creates heat and improves blood circulation. They have an almost immediate effect. So be sure, you are ready to go when you pop them in. 
  5. Garlic: along with its vampire-warding properties, garlic is also known for its aphrodisiac properties. Garlic contains allicin which builds up the heat in the body, making it perfect for increasing sexual stamina.
  6. Onions: yes really, onion breath may definitely not be sexy, but veggies are known to strengthen reproductive organs, increase testosterone and boost libido in both men and women. Basically, chop it up and put in into everything. Just be sure to really brush your teeth at night.
  7. Dates: dates are very rich in amino acids, which are known to increases sexual stamina. They are a very popular aphrodisiac in Nigeria. But that's not all. Even the act of eating dates can be very sexual. Sure they are sticky, but they kind of melt in your mouth, making them the kind of fruit you would want to feed your partner in bed. 
  8. Bananas: bananas contain the bromelain enzyme, which is believed to increase libido and reverse impotence in men. Additionally, they are good sources of potassium and b vitamins like riboflavin, which increase the body's overall energy levels.
  9. Avocado: the Aztecs called the avocado tree 'ahuacatl' or 'testicle tree' while avocados can indeed look like that body part, they contain high levels of folic acid, which helps metabolize proteins, thus giving you more energy. They also contain vitamin b6 (a nutrient that increases male hormone production) and potassium (which helps regulate a woman's thyroid gland), two elements that help increase libido in both men and women.

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Health Benefits of Noni Fruits-02

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Noni Fruits-02

Offers Pain Relief:

Some scientists believe that Noni is associated with the body's production of a very important biochemical known as serotonin, which may involve the Xeronine system that is believed to promote the body's ability to ward off pain.

Helps Promote Weight Loss:

Noni may help you lose weight by promoting better sleep, aiding in the regulation of blood sugar levels, and by boosting the number of antioxidants in the body.

Helps Control ADHD:

Noni may be helpful for this condition in both children and adults through its ability to modulate the production of some of the chemicals in the brain as well as increase overall cellular health in the brain.

Helps Treat Migraines:

Preliminary results show that there is a non/serotonin relationship. Studies suggest that Noni juice was clinically helpful in the treatment of migraines.

Successful in the Treatment of Addictions:

Noni juice has been said to be successful in the treatment of addictions to heroine, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine, alcohol, prescription drug use and caffeine.

Protects Against Strokes:

Noni may help inhibit premature coagulation in the blood, preventing platelets form clumping together into clots associated with strokes.

Lowers Cholesterol:

Noni is a potent free radical scavenger that can contribute to lower cholesterol levels and prevents LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) from oxidizing.

Increases Memory:

Noni may be used by the brain to encode long-term memory and enhance blood flow to the brain.

Strengthens the Nervous System:

Noni functions as a "messenger molecule" that may allow nerve cells in the body and the brain to communicate effectively.

Encourages Detoxification:

Noni can increase the rate of liver detoxification by more than 50 percent.

Improves Skin Condition:

Noni can be used topically. Its anti-inflammatory and histamine-inhibiting effects can help fight allergies, skin conditions and inflammation.

 

Health Benefits of Noni Fruits -01

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Noni Fruits -01

Prevent and Protect Against Cancer:

Noni might exert a preventative and protective action against cancer during the initiation stage, which is the first phase of the formation of the cancer. Many feel antioxidant activity is an important function of Noni juice and one of the reasons so many people have reported success with cancer while using the juice. There are more than 300 alternative therapies for cancer and Noni is supposed to stand among the top ten.

Alleviates Symptoms of Arthritis:

There are several ways in which Noni may alleviate the undesirable symptoms of arthritis. Pain is the number one complaint with arthritis. Because Noni has analgesic qualities, it can help relieve this pain. Noni has also been shown to contain scopoletin, which has anti-inflammatory and histamine-inhibiting effects, both of which are excellent for the promotion of smooth joint movement. The cellular-enhancing qualities of Noni may also minimize damage to the joints and other involved tissues.

Fights Heart Disease:

Noni juice can help with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Some scientists believe that Xeronine can help promote a healthy cell structure within the circulatory system. Noni juice can also lessen the symptoms of heart disease.

Lowers High Blood Pressure:

In a research study, 85 percent of Noni juice drinkers reported decreased blood pressure while drinking Noni juice.

Strengthens the Immune System:

Noni juice boosts the overall immune system of the body and helps to maintain optimal health. Noni may help modulate a healthy immune system by either enhancing an already functioning system, by stimulating the components of a sluggish one, or by decreasing an overactive immune system. The mechanism by which Noni can do these different functions is called Adaptogenisis.

Reduces Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

Many people who suffer from Fibromyalgia experience loss of energy. An increase in energy from Noni is a very positive side effect from the juice. Seventy seven percent of people with Fibromyalgia reported lessened symptoms after they began drinking Noni juice.

Fortifies Cell Structure:

Noni is believed to fortify and maintain cell structure. This can be accomplished by Noni helping the body heal itself and because Noni can aid "sick" cells in repairing themselves.

Helps Control Diabetes:

Noni can aid in the regulation of insulin secretion by the pancreas, helping control diabetes. Drinking Noni may also help relieve diabetic symptoms through its ability to stimulate the body's production of nitric oxide. Both may also be important factors in decreasing symptoms such as poor circulation and vision problems.

Reduces Symptoms of Asthma:

Noni may help in reducing the severity of the symptoms of asthma by boosting and modulating the immune system and enhancing the cellular structure of the bronchioles.

Fights Depression:

Noni's ability to modulate natural bio-chemicals such as brain hormones might be why many people have felt less depressed after drinking Noni juice.

 

Health Benefits of Noni Fruits

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Noni Fruits

Prevent and Protect Against Cancer:

Noni might exert a preventative and protective action against cancer during the initiation stage, which is the first phase of the formation of the cancer. Many feel antioxidant activity is an important function of Noni juice and one of the reasons so many people have reported success with cancer while using the juice. There are more than 300 alternative therapies for cancer and Noni is supposed to stand among the top ten.

Alleviates Symptoms of Arthritis:

There are several ways in which Noni may alleviate the undesirable symptoms of arthritis. Pain is the number one complaint with arthritis. Because Noni has analgesic qualities, it can help relieve this pain. Noni has also been shown to contain scopoletin, which has anti-inflammatory and histamine-inhibiting effects, both of which are excellent for the promotion of smooth joint movement. The cellular-enhancing qualities of Noni may also minimize damage to the joints and other involved tissues.

Fights Heart Disease:

Noni juice can help with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Some scientists believe that Xeronine can help promote a healthy cell structure within the circulatory system. Noni juice can also lessen the symptoms of heart disease.

Lowers High Blood Pressure:

In a research study, 85 percent of Noni juice drinkers reported decreased blood pressure while drinking Noni juice.

Strengthens the Immune System:

Noni juice boosts the overall immune system of the body and helps to maintain optimal health. Noni may help modulate a healthy immune system by either enhancing an already functioning system, by stimulating the components of a sluggish one, or by decreasing an overactive immune system. The mechanism by which Noni can do these different functions is called Adaptogenisis.

Reduces Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

Many people who suffer from Fibromyalgia experience loss of energy. An increase in energy from Noni is a very positive side effect from the juice. Seventy seven percent of people with Fibromyalgia reported lessened symptoms after they began drinking Noni juice.

Fortifies Cell Structure:

Noni is believed to fortify and maintain cell structure. This can be accomplished by Noni helping the body heal itself and because Noni can aid "sick" cells in repairing themselves.

Helps Control Diabetes:

Noni can aid in the regulation of insulin secretion by the pancreas, helping control diabetes. Drinking Noni may also help relieve diabetic symptoms through its ability to stimulate the body's production of nitric oxide. Both may also be important factors in decreasing symptoms such as poor circulation and vision problems.

Reduces Symptoms of Asthma:

Noni may help in reducing the severity of the symptoms of asthma by boosting and modulating the immune system and enhancing the cellular structure of the bronchioles.

Fights Depression:

Noni's ability to modulate natural bio-chemicals such as brain hormones might be why many people have felt less depressed after drinking Noni juice.

 

Offers Pain Relief:

Some scientists believe that Noni is associated with the body's production of a very important biochemical known as serotonin, which may involve the Xeronine system that is believed to promote the body's ability to ward off pain.

Helps Promote Weight Loss:

Noni may help you lose weight by promoting better sleep, aiding in the regulation of blood sugar levels, and by boosting the number of antioxidants in the body.

Helps Control ADHD:

Noni may be helpful for this condition in both children and adults through its ability to modulate the production of some of the chemicals in the brain as well as increase overall cellular health in the brain.

Helps Treat Migraines:

Preliminary results show that there is a non/serotonin relationship. Studies suggest that Noni juice was clinically helpful in the treatment of migraines.

Successful in the Treatment of Addictions:

Noni juice has been said to be successful in the treatment of addictions to heroine, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine, alcohol, prescription drug use and caffeine.

Protects Against Strokes:

Noni may help inhibit premature coagulation in the blood, preventing platelets form clumping together into clots associated with strokes.

Lowers Cholesterol:

Noni is a potent free radical scavenger that can contribute to lower cholesterol levels and prevents LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) from oxidizing.

Increases Memory:

Noni may be used by the brain to encode long-term memory and enhance blood flow to the brain.

Strengthens the Nervous System:

Noni functions as a "messenger molecule" that may allow nerve cells in the body and the brain to communicate effectively.

Encourages Detoxification:

Noni can increase the rate of liver detoxification by more than 50 percent.

Improves Skin Condition:

Noni can be used topically. Its anti-inflammatory and histamine-inhibiting effects can help fight allergies, skin conditions and inflammation.

 

Precautions :

Avoid noni if you have kidney problems or are following a restricted-potassium diet, recommends the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Noni is rich in potassium and may cause problems. In addition, case reports showing adverse liver effects from using noni exist, according to the center. It's best to avoid noni if you have liver problems or are taking medication that alters liver function. Noni may interact negatively with certain medicines such as chemotherapy drugs and the blood thinner coumadin. Talk to your doctor before taking noni if you are taking prescribed medication. Noni appears to lower blood sugar, which may increase the effectiveness of diabetic drugs, leading to hypoglycemia.

Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)
Eye care: wash your eyes daily with a few leaves of basil soaked in water and you will be free from conjunctivitis, boils and many other problems of the eyes which are caused due to viral, bacterial or fungal infections. It also soothes eye inflammation and reduces stress. Regular consumption can protect your eyes from much of the damage done by the free radicals, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, vision defects, and opthalmia, due to the high antioxidant content of its essential oils, vitamin a, and vitamin c.

Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)
Heart diseases: holy basil contains vitamin-c and other antioxidants such as eugenol, which protect the heart from the harmful effects of free radicals. Additionally, eugenol is very beneficial in reducing the cholesterol levels within the blood.

Stress: vitamin-c and other antioxidants in holy basil, apart from repairing damages done by free radicals, also minimize the stress caused by these oxidants. They soothe the nerves, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and thus reduce stress. One such component is camphene. Potassium also reduces blood pressure-related stress by replacing sodium and loosening the tense blood vessels.

Oral care: tulsi is an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant and its freshness lasts for a very long time. Holy basil destroys more than 99% of the germs and bacteria in the mouth and this effect can last all day. It also cures ulcers in the mouth. Finally, it is also known to help inhibit the growth of oral cancer which can be caused by chewing tobacco.

Dental care: holy basil destroys the bacteria that are responsible for dental cavities, plaque, tartar, and bad breath, while also protecting the teeth. It also has astringent properties which make the gums hold the teeth tighter, thereby keeping them from falling. However, tulsi also has certain compounds like mercury, which has rich germicidal properties, that can actually be harmful for the teeth if kept in direct contact for too long. Therefore, it is advised to avoid chewing these leaves. It is actually discussed in holy books and ayurvedic teachings that chewing these leaves robs them of their holiness. However, it has no harm if you do not chew it or consume its decoction.

Kidney stones: tulsi, being a detoxifier and a mild diuretic, helps to reduce the uric acid level in the body, which is the main culprit as far as kidney stones are concerned. It also helps to clean out the kidneys through increased frequency of urination. Acetic acid and certain components in tulsi essential oils also facilitate dissolution of the stones. Finally, it has pain-killer effects and help bear the pain from kidney stones as they pass.

Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)
Skin care: try taking a daily bath with a decoction of holy basil mixed with your bathwater, washing your face with it, or simply applying the paste of its leaves on an infected area of the skin in case of skin diseases. You can also just consume tulsi leaves, and still manage to keep your skin free from all infections. You may not believe this, but rubbing holy basil leaves or its extracted oils on the body keeps mosquitoes and other insects away. It cures skin disorders both internally and externally, without any side effects. This property mainly comes from its essential oils, which are highly antibiotic, disinfectant, antibacterial and antifungal in nature. External application on the skin also removes extra oil from the skin surface. Camphene in it also gives a soothing, cooling effect.

Headache: headaches caused due to migraines, sinus pressure, cough and cold, or high blood pressure can be effectively controlled by the use of a single tulsi serving. Camphene, eugenol, cineol, carvacrol and methyl-chavicol have excellent analgesic, sedative, anticongestive and disinfectant properties.

Anti-aging: vitamin-c, a, phytonutrients and the essential oils in holy basil are excellent antioxidants and protect the body from nearly all the damage caused by free radicals in the body, which are hazardous byproducts of cellular metabolism that are responsible for a wide swath of diseases, including cancer. In the traditional indian medicine system called ayurveda, it is considered as a tonic to retain youth and avoid premature aging.

Immunity: holy basil is so good for boosting up the immune system that it is hard to describe in words. It protects against nearly all infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Recent studies show that it is also helpful in inhibiting the growth of hiv and carcinogenic cells.

Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)

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Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)
Heart diseases: holy basil contains vitamin-c and other antioxidants such as eugenol, which protect the heart from the harmful effects of free radicals. Additionally, eugenol is very beneficial in reducing the cholesterol levels within the blood.

Stress: vitamin-c and other antioxidants in holy basil, apart from repairing damages done by free radicals, also minimize the stress caused by these oxidants. They soothe the nerves, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and thus reduce stress. One such component is camphene. Potassium also reduces blood pressure-related stress by replacing sodium and loosening the tense blood vessels.

Oral care: tulsi is an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant and its freshness lasts for a very long time. Holy basil destroys more than 99% of the germs and bacteria in the mouth and this effect can last all day. It also cures ulcers in the mouth. Finally, it is also known to help inhibit the growth of oral cancer which can be caused by chewing tobacco.

Dental care: holy basil destroys the bacteria that are responsible for dental cavities, plaque, tartar, and bad breath, while also protecting the teeth. It also has astringent properties which make the gums hold the teeth tighter, thereby keeping them from falling. However, tulsi also has certain compounds like mercury, which has rich germicidal properties, that can actually be harmful for the teeth if kept in direct contact for too long. Therefore, it is advised to avoid chewing these leaves. It is actually discussed in holy books and ayurvedic teachings that chewing these leaves robs them of their holiness. However, it has no harm if you do not chew it or consume its decoction.

Kidney stones: tulsi, being a detoxifier and a mild diuretic, helps to reduce the uric acid level in the body, which is the main culprit as far as kidney stones are concerned. It also helps to clean out the kidneys through increased frequency of urination. Acetic acid and certain components in tulsi essential oils also facilitate dissolution of the stones. Finally, it has pain-killer effects and help bear the pain from kidney stones as they pass.

Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Health Benefits of Tulsi (Holi Basil)
The health benefits of tulsi include the following:

Fever: the miraculous healing properties of holy basil come mainly from its essential oils and the phytonutrients contained in it. Holy basil is an excellent antibiotic, germicidal, fungicidal and disinfectant agent and very efficiently protects our body from all sorts of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Fever is mainly caused due to infections from protozoa (malaria), bacteria (typhoid), viruses (flu) and even allergic substances and fungus. Fever is not actually an ailment in itself. It is just a symptom which shows that our body is fighting against less visible infections. The tremendous disinfectant, germicidal and fungicidal properties of tulsi destroys all those pathogens discussed above and heals the resulting fever. It is an old practice in india to have a decoction of tulsi leaves and flowers in case you are suffering from a fever.

Respiratory disorders: tulsi, along with curing viral, bacterial and fungal infections of the respiratory system, gives miraculous relief in congestion due to the presence of components like camphene, eugenol and cineole in its essential oils. It is very effective in curing almost all varieties of respiratory disorders including bronchitis, both chronic and acute.

Asthma: tulsi is very beneficial in the treatment of asthma, since it relieves congestion and facilitates smoother breathing. The phytonutrients and essential oils, along with the other minerals in it, help cure some of the underlying causes of asthma as well.

Lung disorders: the compounds like vitamin-c, camphene, eugenol and cineole that are present in the essential oils of tulsi do not only cure the infections in the lungs, but also cure congestion of the lungs. Furthermore, they are found to be effective in healing the damages caused to the lungs due to smoking, tuberculosis, and lung cancer. It also helps to cure tuberculosis due to its antibiotic properties.

I have problem of weight gain and tummy has spouted out can you please suggest me something to reduce my tummy?

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I have problem of weight gain and tummy has spouted out can you please suggest me something to reduce my tummy?
You may add protein and reduce carbs. Additionally green leafy vegetables, essential fatty acids and 30 mins. Belly exercise everyday will help you in reducing body weight.
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I am 22 years old guy my height 158 cm my weight 50 kgs. how to increase my weight?

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I am 22 years old guy my height 158 cm my weight 50 kgs. how to increase my weight?
You may add cabs. Additionally green leafy vegetables, essential fatty acids and plenty of water. Walks everyday will help you in increasing body weight. You should not be over stressed. Be positive.
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hello. I am 19 years old having weight 30. I want to gain my weight. I used many tablets but of no use. please give me some tips how to gain weight. And also am having hairfall too. Give some tips to take care of hair.

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hello. I am 19 years old having weight 30.
I want to gain my weight. I used many tablets but of no use. please give m...
First you have to take good and nutritious foods of adequate amount. Add carbs and take protein from plant source. Additionally green leafy vegetables, essential fatty acids and 30 mins. Walks everyday will help you in developing body weight.
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What is the right way to lose weight other than gym? How can be the fats accumulated in chest be reduced?

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What is the right way to lose weight other than gym? How can be the fats accumulated in chest be reduced?
You may add protein and reduce carbs. Additionally green leafy vegetables, essential fatty acids and 30 mins. Walks everyday will help you in reducing body weight.
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Do You Know: Your Regular ?Coriander? Is A Healer!

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Do You Know: Your Regular ?Coriander? Is A Healer!
Innumerable health benefits of Coriander

Coriander leaves are largely used for seasoning and in chutneys across india. Its seeds are also used in making regular indian dishes, giving them a distinct flavour and fragrance. What a lot of us might not know is that it has numerous health benefits.
Some of them are as follows.

1) Coriander assists in increasing milk flow for better breastfeeding.
2) As a culinary spice, it also negates any chance of food poisoning.
3) Essential oils cineole and linoleic acid which are present in coriander enable it to help reduce arthritis and rheumatism.
4) Coriander is also effective on conditions like swelling due to kidney malfunction or anemia.
5) It has antifungal, antioxidant, antiseptic, disinfectant and detoxifying properties which make it useful in curing skin problems like dryness, fungal infection and eczema.
6) It has certain acids which are said to be very effective in reducing levels of cholesterol in the blood, along with reducing the level of bad cholesterol all the while, raising the levels of good cholesterol.
7) Borneol and linalool found in coriander aid reducing diarrheas, digestion and proper functioning of liver. It also fights against salmonella bacteria
8) It is also used to prevent stomach disorders, vomiting and nausea.
9) Consumption of coriander assists in reducing blood pressure in many people suffering from hypertension.
10) Coriander also has antiseptic properties; it heals ulcers of the mouth and wounds.
11) Being high in iron content, coriander is highly beneficial for those suffering from anemia.
12) It protects against urinary tract infection.
13) Coriander is rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids too.


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I wants to improve my physics. Also wants to increase my weight. Please suggest what to do, what exercise I need to do, which supplement I need to take. Also share some tips to increase stamina while doing sex. Thanks

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I wants to improve my physics. Also wants to increase my weight. Please suggest what to do, what exercise I need to d...
You need to follow a regular diet plan and physical exercise. You may add cereals, plant protein, vitamins & minerals. Drink plenty of water. Any other health problem, you may discuss with me privately.
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Hi. I am a 23 year old male. I have a problem of constipation. and heat in body. Also my weight is very less compared to my age. What should I do to put on weight and also to cure heat in the body.

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Hi. I am a 23 year old male. I have a problem of constipation. and heat in body. Also my weight is very less compared...
You need to follow a regular diet plan and physical exercise. You may add cereals, plant protein, green vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Additionally drink aloe vera juice (barbadensis miller) at empty stomach at every morning. You may discuss with me privately.
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FRUITS TO BE EATEN DURING SUMMER
What are summer fruits?
Like the name suggests, the term “summer fruits” refers to a variety of fruits that are easily available, during the summer season. During the summer it is common for people to lose their appetites, which makes them stay away from rich and heavy foods. Fruits that are juicy and tart seem to be the most naturally cooling effect on the body, during summers. Hence, when it gets too hot, several people rely exclusively upon recipes made using summer fruits and vegetables. Summer fruits can be used in a variety of foods and beverages.
However, in addition to satisfying the taste buds and refreshing the body, most summer fruits are very healthy. This is because they are very high in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, phyto-chemicals and fiber. The amount of fat that is present in most of the summer fruits is negligible, but there can be some exceptions.
Moreover, since the water content of most summer fruits is between 80% and 90%, they can help add a healthy and radiant glow on the skin.

List of summer fruits
There are several varieties of fruits that are available during the summer. Given below is a lost of some of the most common summer fruits, as well as the health benefits that are associated with it.
• Apricots: High in Beta carotene, which gets converted to Vitamin A by the body
• Berries: High in antioxidants and help the body fight off several diseases
• Cherries: Contain diuretic properties, as well as Vitamin C
• Honeydew melon: Help treating infections in the urinary tract
• Mangoes: Rich in Vitamin C & E & also contain potassium, iron & nicotinic acid
• Nectarines: Can help with fluid retention, constipation and high cholesterol
• Papayas: Great for weight loss and can also help in improving digestion. It is often used as a natural remedy for constipation too.
• Peaches: Can reduce anemia, fatigue as well as high cholesterol
• Pineapples: Contains antioxidants that protect the body against diseases and are also great
for digestion and weight loss.
• Watermelons: Can help treat kidney, bladder and other digestive problems

Once in season, it is easy to purchase these summer fruits and vegetables from anywhere, like a fruit market, or a grocery store. These fruits can all be mixed together to make a tasty and nutritious fruit salad or a smoothie. Fixing a salad is very easy as compared to other recipes. For those who are not really watching their weight, a summer fruit trifle could make a tempting dessert.

Summer is the season where the sun rays are at their highest peak. To stay well hydrated is very important in these days. Although most of the fruits like apples, bananas, or pears are now available through out the year, some fruits are seasonal. Summer along with the scorching heat also brings these sensational seasonal fruits like pineapples, watermelon, muskmelon, honeydew melon, mangoes, cherries, strawberries, and other beautiful berries. These fruits not only satisfy our taste buds but are also great as a part of a balanced diet. They provide vital vitamins and minerals, fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants with negligible amount of fat. Fruits have approximately 80-90% water, natural sugars and give you a healthy, radiant looking skin.
Summer fruits and health benefits –


Watermelon – this summer fruit not only helps to quench the thirst but is also a good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, pectin, lycopene, potassium and iron.

Apricots – fresh apricots are good source of iron, vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium and fiber. Dried apricots help people with fluid retention and constipation. The health benefits of apricots includes anemia, cancer, skin diseases, fevers, earache, indigestion and constipation.

Berries – enjoy most of the berries in summer. Strawberries with stem intact can be stored up to one year with or without added sugar. The phytochemicals in blue berries, blackberries, strawberries helps boost immunity, have a protective effect against cancer, protects against heart diseases and circulatory problems. Cranberries have a healing effect in urinary tract infection.

Peaches and plums – contain good amount of vitamin C, beta carotene, antioxidant phytochemicals and anthocyanins all of which help to eliminate the free radicals from the body.

Papayas and mangoes – both are excellent source of vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin A and fiber. Eating sufficient amount of mangoes alone can make the body a rich store of vitamin A which lasts for months.

Cherries – bright red cherries not only taste great but also contain ellagic acid which inhibits the growth of carcinogenic cells in the body.

Pineapples – besides being packed with most of the vitamins and minerals, pineapple is a very good source of an enzyme bromelain which aids digestion.

For variety you can even try fresh fruit salad with some flavored low-fat yoghurt or just a plain fruit salad for dessert.

A fresh fruit juice will also help to satisfy thirst and avoid dehydration in summer months. But avoid consuming preserved fruit juices which contains preservatives, added sugar and negligible fiber in it.

Summer is a great season to enjoy these delicious seasonal fruits not only to satisfy your sweet taste buds but also to gain maximum nutritional benefits from them.


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