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Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby Sunnypk » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Health Benefits of Peas :

Peas are really little powerhouses of nutrition that are a boon for your health and the whole planet. Read all their benefits, how to use them properly, and some easy recipes. We’ll start with the benefits of this
tasty powerfood.

1. Weight management:

Peas are low-fat but high-everything-else. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but lots of protein, fiber and micronutrients.

2. Stomach cancer prevention:

Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol. A study in Mexico City determined you only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to help prevent stomach cancer. A cup of peas has at least 10.

3. Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy:

This comes from the high levels of antioxidants, including:

flavinoids: catechin and epicatechin
carotenoid: alpha-carotene and beta-carotene
phenolic acids: ferulic and caffeic acid
polyphenols: coumestrol

4. Prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida:

These come from peas’ strong anti-inflammatory properties. Excess inflammation has also been linked to heart disease, cancer, and aging in general. These properties include:

Pisumsaponins I and II and pisomosides A and B (anti-inflammatory phytonutrients found almost exclusively in peas)
Vitamin C and vitamin E, and a good amount of the antioxidant mineral zinc
Omega-3 fat in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

5. Blood sugar regulation:

Peas’ high fiber and protein slows down how fast sugars are digested.
Their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents prevent or reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes)
All peas’ carbohydrates are natural sugars and starches with no white sugars or chemicals to worry about.

6. Heart disease prevention:

The many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in peas support healthy blood vessels. The formation of plaque along our blood vessel walls starts with chronic, excessive oxidative stress and inflammation.

The generous amounts of vitamin B1 and folate, B2, B3, and B6 reduce homocysteine levels, which are a risk factor for heart disease.

7. Healthy for the environment:

Peas work with bacteria in the soil to ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air and deposit it in the soil. This reduces the need for artificial fertilizers since one of their main ingredients is nitrogen.
After peas have been harvested, the remaining plant easily breaks down to create more organic fertilizer for the soil.
Peas are also able to grow on minimal moisture, so they are a perfect crop in many areas due to not needing irrigation or using up valuable water supplies.

8. Prevent constipation:


The high fiber content in peas improves bowel health and peristalsis.

9. Healthy bones


Just one cup of peas contains 44% of your Vitamin K, which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. Its B vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.

10. Reduces bad cholesterol:

The niacin in peas helps reduce the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein), which results in in less bad cholesterol, increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.
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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby Sunnypk » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:54 pm

Health benefits of Ginger


Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in the
treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Here are ten health benefits of this powerful herb.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.

Colon Cancer Prevention

A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

Morning Sickness
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.

Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.

Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.

Heartburn Relief
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

Migraine Relief

Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.

Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby lankshire » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:50 am

Its all about diet and eating habits,because without proper diet control it is nearly impossible to reduce fat or weight loss.The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.
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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby rachelle » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:03 pm

Dried foods grown from the ground looks after their strand and cancer prevention agent segments, which then get amassed in the dried feature, transforming them into nutritious powerhouses.
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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby Adlersmith » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:09 pm

You are right,These things should be a part of our daily diet because nowadays we are so much into junk and fast food which we should not and vegetable or fruit should be what we need to eat.
I am glad that you have shared such tremendous article.
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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby Lionking » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:18 am

I wanna sharee with you my own view about weight lose resources food diary which keeps a tally of your fruit and vegetable servings each day.According to my own calculation which based on the principle that 80g fruit or vegetables = one serving. This is an approximation,it proves to be a good indication of your fruit and vegetable intake,which will help to get to 5 a day.............. {-:
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Re: Health Benefits of Foods. Vegetables and Dry Fruits.

Postby Lionking » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:45 am

Lionking wrote:I wanna sharee with you my own view about weight lose resources food diary which keeps a tally of your fruit and vegetable servings each day.According to my own calculation which based on the principle that 80g fruit or vegetables = one serving. This is an approximation,it proves to be a good indication of your fruit and vegetable intake,which will help to get to 5 a day.............. {-:



Approximation,it proves to be a good indication of your fruit and vegetable intake,which will help to get to 5 a day.............. {-:

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