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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 Pasalai Keerai/Palak /Spinach


Iron is an essential content  that helps the body to protect against Anemia, raising body metabolism that leads to weight loss.

Pregnant woman is advised to take palak by the doctors for baby’s health and breast feeding. The folate in pasalai keerai enhances the healthy growth of nervous system, lungs growth in the fetus.

To protect the bones from osteoporosis, doctors recommend to take palak at least one a week. The minerals like magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese and phosphorus creates strong bones and vitamin K helps to retain calcium in bone matrix and helps in bone mineralization.

Indian spinach is good for diabetes. It acts as a agent to destroy the unwanted toxic substances in the stomach and it helps to reduce the blood sugar levels by excess urination. The magnesium is the needed mineral to maintain the blood sugar level from too much fluctuation. The best medicine for constipation.

The cancer preventing components like fiber, chlorophylin, tocopherol, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C  are present in pasalai helps to lower the cancer risk by 34 percent. In particular, stomach cancer, skin cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

The most dangerous diseases like atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, coronary heart diseases, hyperlipidemia and hypertension are controlled by C0-Q10 components. These components are present in pasalai. It helps to reduce the cholesterol and fat deposits in the valves that pumps the blood all over the body.

Vitamin A is Android essential component needed to protect the eyes and skin. The rich content of vitamin A prevents a person from night blindness, eye ulcers, itching in eyes. To protect the eyes from UV rays, beta carotene, xanthenes, zeazanthin and lutein acts as anti oxidants. These components are hidden in spinach.

To fight against the causes of gastric ulcer, the mucous membrane of stomach has given high strength by the spinach.

Folate and vitamin Body gives a cover to the skin to protect against UV radiations, rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, inflammatory ailments and Alzheimer disease.

Pasalai keerai is good for oral health. It cures dental problems like pyorrhea by chewing raw spinach.


Doctors advice is needed before taking spinach because it is not advised for people who are suffering from liver disease and some types of diseases.


Amazing Benefits of Cashew nuts


Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Studies have also shown that cashews can reduce your colon cancer risk.

Cashews are wonderfully cholesterol free and their high antioxidant content helps lower risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases.

The magnesium in cashews helps lower blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and diminish the frequency of migraine attacks

Their high copper content also endows the seed with the power to eliminate free radicals and they are also good sources of phytochemicals that protect us from heart disease and cancer.

Copper is the mineral which helps your hair get that color. So if you take cashews which are full of copper content, you can get that black hair that you always wished for.

Even though cashew nuts are considered as fats, it contains good cholesterol. So contrary to popular belief, those who eat cashews at least twice a week gain less weight when compared to those who eat less.
Daily intake of cashewnut can reduce the risk of developing gallstones up to 25%.

After menopause, these cashew nuts can give you relaxed and pleasant sleep during nights.

Cashew nuts have the ability to filter Sun’s UV rays and protect us from macular degeneration.



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.