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Amazing Health benefits of Cauliflower


Fresh cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, 100 g provides about 48.2 mg or 80% of daily recommended value.

Cauliflower contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer.

Choline is a very important and versatile “vitamin-like factor” in cauliflower that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.

It’s also a good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium.Cauliflower also contains high amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in decreasing inflammation.

Regular cauliflower consumption can help to decrease the risk of inflammation-mediated diseases such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.

A cup of boiled cauliflower delivers about 3.35 g of dietary fiber, which helps with weight loss, clean digestive system and gets rid of unnecessary substances.

Side Effects:
Cauliflower may prompt an allergic response characterized by symptoms such as severe itching, facial, hand swelling and breathing difficulties. If you develop allergy symptoms after eating cauliflower, seek medical attention
Cauliflower contains non-digestible carbohydrates that cause gas and bloating in the digestive system.

Amazing benefits of Dried Figs/Anjeer


Dried Figs improve fertility and libido because they are loaded with minerals like zinc, manganese and magnesium which play an important role in boosting reproductive health.

Dried figs is rich in dietary fibre. 3 pieces of dried figs contain 5 grams of fibre, which accounts for about 20% of our daily requirement. It’s a natural laxative for preventing constipation and other digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)..

Dried figs are a rich source of iron. One dried fig can give you 2% of your daily iron requirement. Iron is an important mineral that carries hemoglobin throughout your body.

One dried fig gives you 3% calcium of your daily calcium requirement. Along with other calcium rich foods, they can help to improve bone density and strength.

Their high potassium content may counteract the urinary excretion of calcium caused by high salt diets. This in turn helps to keep calcium in bones and lessens the risk of osteoporosis.

Figs contain a type of antioxidant called phenols, which may lower your risk for heart disease and cancer by preventing cell damage by dangerous free radicals.

Dried figs are low in calories. One piece of dried fig gives you just 47 calories. And, you obtain only 0.2 grams of total fat per dried fig. So, dried figs are an ideal snack for people who want to lose weight

Amazing Benefits of Pistachios


Pistachios are powerhouse of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin E, they protect your skin from UV rays, premature ageing and even skin cancer.

Pistachios help to stabilise blood sugar,  digestion, prevent heart diseases and provide your body with fibres and proteins.

Pistachios help in reducing bad cholesterol, LDL and increases good cholesterol, HDL in the body thus preventing heart diseases. It also increases strength of the nerves making heart stronger.

60% of the daily required phosphorous is present in a cup of pistachios which can prevent even type-2 diabetes. Also phosphorous in pistachios helps in breaking down proteins into amino acids, phosphorous aids glucose tolerance.

They are the storehouse of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. 100 g nuts provide 144% of daily-recommended levels of copper. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is required in neuro-transmission, metabolism, as well as red blood cell (RBC) synthesis.

The high quantity of B6 in pistachios if taken daily can increase the oxygen quantity in the blood and increase the haemoglobin count in it.

Healthy glands:Glands like spleen, thymus, etc become healthier and work properly with good supply of blood containing more white blood cells (WBC) that is required to fight against infections.

Nutrition facts and Benefits of Almonds


25 Almonds, provides 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, 35 percent of the daily value for vitamin E and manganese, 20 percent of magnesium, 15 percent of riboflavin, copper and phosphorous, 8 percent for both calcium and iron and small amounts of several other B vitamins.

Almonds improve haemoglobin and promote blood circulation. They also reduce cholesterol and help in prevention of lung and breast cancer.

Those who consume nuts five times a week have about a 50 percent reduction in risk of heart attack according to the Loma Linda School of Public Health.

It was found that the flavonoids in almond skins work in synergy with the vitamin E, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

Almonds help build strong bones and teeth.

They provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss

Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, nutrients that boost brain activity and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Almonds are the only nut and one of the few proteins that are alkaline forming. When your body is not alkaline enough, you risk osteoporosis, poor immune function, low energy and weight gain.

Amla Health Benefits


Amla is rich in vitamin C. A glass of amla juice contains twenty times more vitamin C than a glass of fresh orange juice.

The fruit is also rich in proteins and fibers. It contains minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus besides vitamins A and B.

Regular intake of amla will prevent you from all kinds of bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

Its cooling properties make it ideal for treating all kinds of skin disorders. So, if you are looking for a natural cure for your acne, give amla a try. It slows down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The fruit promotes longevity and slows down the aging process. Its strong antioxidant properties have a protective effect on your heart, lungs, brain, and skin.

Amla is considered to have a beneficial effect on respiratory disorders as well.

The fruit is good for decreasing acidity. It is also an excellent liver tonic.

It strengthens the heart muscles, lowers cholesterol, and controls hypertension.

Regular consumption of amla juice or powder also purifies blood. Its rich vitamin C content promotes the absorption of iron.

It prevents the cells of the brain from free radical damage, improves concentration and memory, and may prevent diseases such a dementia and Alzheimer’s

Ragi is rich source of fibre, calcium and protein


Ragi  is rich source of fibre, calcium and protein. It also helps reduce weight and cholesterol levels, hence its a best substitute for rice.