Friday, September 12, 2008

Health Benefits of Green Tea

So tea as in my previous post here has its own advantages. Today we will concentrate on Green tea which has its own health benefits. Before we go into health benefits of green tea, let me run you through some of the ill effects of green tea and then we can discuss if they are worth ignoring the positive effects of green tea on health.

Less Amount of Caffeine and Tannin : Tea has a couple of harmful ingredients caffeine which is considered to be a addictive drug and Tannin which is considered as a risk for oesophagal and nasal cancer. Now when it comes to green tea. Green tea actually reduces the quantity of caffeine as well as tannin present in it. In comparison to a normal tea, green tea has 50% less amount of caffeine and tannin. To be specific and statistical, every 150 ml of green tea will have just12 to 60 mg of caffeine and tannin. Green tea helps in bringing down cholesterol levels and maintain desired ratio between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol levels.

Green tea is also a very good source of quercetin which helps body in boosting the immune system and fighting against flu, Alzheimer's, pancreatic cancer and other cardiovascular diseases.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Health Benefits of Honey

Honey the loving word! Has anyone imagined why we call our loved ones by the name honey? Because honey is the sweetest of all known products that one can get. But one should know honey is far much better than being sweet, as it has its own health benefits.

  • To discuss in brief honey is known for being antioxidant, antiseptic, moisturiser and age fighting capabilities.
  • Honey gets its germ killing power from its sweetness. So is also know for being able to heal the wounds on the body.
  • The sticky and thick property of honey makes an idle condition to keep the infection on the outer side and creating a moist and healing condition within. The most accepted approach to get rid of blisters.
  • Honey has the capability of bringing the free water that lies within the tissues to the surface of the skin. Thus creating a plump effect to the skin. Who doesn't want to give a morning presentation with plumpy glow on the face. Besides it also get rid of the wrinkles for temperory purpose.
If you want to experience a soothing effect. Try the following facial which I read in a local newspaper. Get a mixture of 2 tablespoons of honey and milk each. Warm it in a microwave. Apply it to the face for 10 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water. And Wow!!! see the effect yourself.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Health Benefits of Herbs - Part 2

I know, I know it is quite a hectic to read all the herbs and their benefits in one go. So I have divided the post in two parts. In the last post, I covered health benefits of Bitter Melon, Babool, Garlic, Amla and Bael Fruit. Today I shall cover the health benefits of Haritaki, Ginger, Neem, Tulsi and Chyavanprash.

Health Benefits of Neem
  • Neem is mostly known to fight diabetes, viral and bacterial infections.
  • Neem is a wonderfull catalyst for detoxification of body and a good blood purifier.
  • Strengthens the immune system and helps in maintaining a healthy skin.

Health Benefits of Tulsi
  • Tulsi is used during following condition common cold and fever, anxiety, stress, heart dosorder an, respiratory tract infections.
  • Tulsi is widely known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Health Benefits of Ginger
  • Provides mangesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium.
  • Remedy for digestive problems and food poisoning.
  • Helps in bone formation and benefits the heart.
  • A good antioxidant.

Health Benefits of Chyavanprash
  • Made from more than 40 herbs, with gooseberry being one of the main content. Some other contents are ghee, sugar, oil, sesame and honey.
  • Known to be a anti stess and anti aging tonic.
  • Strengthens the immune system and provides energy to the body.

Health Benefits of Haritaki
  • Some properties of Haritaki are laxative, stomachic, aleterative and tonic.
  • Nourishes the tissues of the body.
  • Good for hair, skin, eyes and liver.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Health Benefits of Herbs - Part 1

Health Benefits of Bitter Melon
  • Rich in 'quinine' which is famous for its anti malarial properties.
  • Abundant in vitamins
  • Gaurds the body against diabetes bringing down blood sugar level and insulin.

Health Benefits of Babool
  • Babool leaves are very much beneficial for headaches, eye complaints, throat and urinary problems.
  • Babool is famous for its stem which is used as a toothbrush and for its gum which proves to be healer of burns.
  • Other diseases which are also cured using Babool are diabetes, bronchitis, dysentry, diarhhoea and skin diseases.

Health Benefits of Amla
  • Abundant Vitamin C
  • Other ingrediants are calcium, iron, protein, garlic, tannic acids, sugar, phosphorus and carbohydrates, etc.
  • Improves eyesight.
  • Strengthens immune system.
  • Good for skin and hair glow.

Health Benefits of Garlic
  • Garlic has a powerful antibiotic called allicin and phytoncide which is a anti-fungal compound.
  • Minerals and Vitamin B is found in abundance.
  • Garlic helps prevent diseases such as heart diseases, cancer and high blood pressure.

Health Benefits of Bael Fruit
  • Source of calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C
  • Cures digestive and urinary problems.
  • Used a lot during respiratory disorders, diseases like gonorrhea, leucorrhea and menstruation disturbances.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Whole Grains and Healthy Eating

You've probably heard a lot about how whole grain can be good for you. But do you really know what whole grains are or why they are so beneficial for health? This post will answer this question in detail and explain why whole grain is a great food choice.Add Image
What are whole grains?
A grain is considered whole when all three parts Bran, Germ and Endosperm are present. Whole grains are a good source of B Vitamins, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Iron and Fiber, as well as other valuable antioxidants. Following are the whole grains, Whole Wheat, Rice, Corn, Oats, Sorghum, Pearl Millet and Finger Millet. Some other whole grains are Barley, Whole Rye, Maxseed and Qulnoa.

What are the health benefits of whole grains?
Whole grains form an important part of healthy diet and may lead to following health benefits
Whole grains reduces heart diseases, keeps a person away from diabetes type 2 , asthma won't be able to find the person who eats whole grains. Same can be hold true for colorectal cancer and diseases which might result in inflammation of certain organs.
Recent studies show that whole grains prove to be of benefit in avoiding any tooth loss or infected gums and restricts the weight of human body to desired value along with maintaining the blood pressure to the correct levels.

If you want to gaze more into whole grain health benefits here is the link

When you whole grain look for a note on the food package which says "100% Whole Grain