When diet is wrong medicine is of no use
When diet is correct medicine is of no need
Just one lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones.
As an excellent source of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C, lemons and lemon juice can help fight the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
• Boosting the immune system
• Preventing asthma
• Combating cancer
• Lowering ischemic stroke risk for women
• Increasing iron absorption
• Maintaining a healthy skin complexion
• Warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
• It helps cure the common cold
Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids to provide you with powerful antioxidant protection.
Recent research found that among cancer-fighting fruits and veggies, spinach is one of the most effective.
It is very nutrient-dense food and can be considered as World's Healthiest vegetables. It is readily available, nearly all over the world
• Helps you lose weight
• Controls your blood sugar level
• Great for your eyes
• Keep your brain young
• Excellent source of iron
Garlic is a powerful disease fighter that can inhibit the growth of bacteria, including E. coli.
Allicin, a compound found in garlic, works as a potent anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help lower cholesterol and blood-pressure levels. Garlic is low in calories and very rich in Vitamin C.
• Garlic Can Combat Sickness, incredibly helpful in Common Cold
• The Active Compounds in Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure
• Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower The Risk of Heart Disease
• Garlic Contains Antioxidants That protect against cell damage and ageing also may
reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
• Garlic May Help You Live Longer
• Athletic Performance Can be Improved With Garlic Supplementation
• Eating Garlic Can Help Detoxify Heavy Metals in the Body
Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.
Beetroots mainly consist of water (87%), carbohydrates (8%) and fiber (2-3%).
Beetroots and beetroot juice have many health benefits, especially for heart health and exercise performance.
Beetroots may contain high levels of oxalates, which can contribute to kidney stone formation.
• Lower Blood Pressure Levels
• Increased Exercise Capacity
• Good for pregnant women and unborn child
• Reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol and prevent plaque formation
Carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene and other antioxidants. Dietary intake of carrots has cardiovascular benefits and anti-cancer benefits as well. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants.
They are a weight loss friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health.
The traditional orange colored carrots get their bright color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A in the body.
So, make it a part of your everyday diet and stay healthy.
• Decreased Risk of Cancer
• Good for Eye Health
• Weight Loss
• Lower Blood Cholesterol
• Can be used as an antiseptic
• Vitamin A Keeps your skin glowing
Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. Broccoli also contains more protein than most other vegetables.
One medium stalk of broccoli contains more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin K requirement and almost 200 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C — two essential bone-building nutrients.
The same serving also helps stave off numerous cancers.
• Helps in treatment and prevention of cancer
• Good for Eye Health
• Reduces kidney inflammation and allergic reaction
• It improves brain performance
• It acts as a powerful digestive aid
• Lower Cholesterol Levels
Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes::
One red potato contains 66 micrograms of cell-building folate — about the same amount found in one cup of spinach or broccoli.
One sweet potato has almost eight times the amount of cancer-fighting and immune-boosting vitamin A you need daily.
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color are high in carotenoids.
• Sweet potatoes contain iron
• Controlling blood sugar and maintaining energy
• Contains magnesium, the go-to mineral for de-stressing
• Sweet and regular potatoes are good sources for health of bones
• Both regular and sweet potatoes are good sources of Vitamin B6 which are critical in creating red blood cells
When talking about bean sprouts, most people think of mung bean sprouts, which are the most commonly used bean sprouts. But a variety of many other beans and seeds can be sprouted, including alfalfa seeds, sunflower seeds, kidney beans, white beans, peas, lentils and adzuki beans.
Eating a serving of legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) four times a week can lower your risk of heart disease by 22 percent. That same habit may also reduce your risk of breast cancer.
The quality of the protein in the beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted
Research shows that during the sprouting process mung bean sproutsincrease in vitamin B1 by up to 285 percent, vitamin B2 by up to 515 percent, and niacin by up to 256 percent
• 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables
• Vitamin content increases dramatically
• help us to balance our body chemistry for weight loss and better health
• Sprouts are alkalizing to your body
• Mung bean sprouts contain high amounts of proteins, vitamins and zinc nutrients in a readily available form, and hence they are particularly helpful in preventing and treating hair and nail problems.
• Are easily digestible, assimilated easily and provide quick energy
• Hydrates the Skin & Prevents Skin Cancer
• Pregnancy Protein Powerhouse
Lady's Finger (Okra):
Lady’s finger is a non-leafy, green, fruit vegetable that is widely consumed in India and abroad. This vegetable is tender, mucilaginous and dense in nutritional content. Whether you eat them raw or you cook them as you like, you’ll surely benefit in more than one ways.
Okra is very low in calories and dense with nutrients. It is high in fiber, vitamin A, C, and folate content.
It is also a good source of the B vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and traces of magnesium and manganese.
Okra is one of those few vegetables which have the highest content of phytonutrients and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein. Moreover, a study found that okra extract and its derivatives (quercetin and rutin) have neuroprotective effects and could improve learning and memory deficits in experimental animals.
• Helps control diabetes to control blood sugar level
• It helps you lose weight
• It improves your mental function
• In pregnancy the rich folate content in okra can help decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in babies.
• It prevents heart disease
The elephant yam can be described as an edible tuber, which is one of the most widely consumed food crops, mainly in the tropical regions. The highest consumption of the elephant yam is in Africa, followed by some Asian countries such as India.
Elephant yams are very high in omega 3 fatty acids; they help reduce the bad cholesterol in the body and increase the good cholesterol instead. The consumption of elephant yams is good for women, as it increases the estrogen levels in their body, thereby, helping them to maintain their hormonal balance. Since yams are high in Vitamin B6, it can provide relief from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) too.
Potassium, Phosphorous and Magnesium are the key minerals found in elephant yam. It also contains trace minerals like zinc, copper and selenium.
• The vegetable also suits people with hypertension as it has a cooling effect on the body
• It is often use as a treatment for piles
• Elephant yam can be safely consumed by diabetic people
• Yam helps to reduce cholesterol levels in blood
• Yam is considered to be a healthy low-fat food so it can be consumed without any fear of weight gain
Fenugreek/Methi & Seeds:
Methi or fenugreek is a popular vegetable grown in winter months and is excellent to boost immunity during these months. Methi instantly increases body heat which is perfect for cold breezy days.
In Indian households, we frequently use both the seeds and leaves of methi (fenugreek) in our dals, parathas, curries and various dishes.
It can also be a valuable addition to your beauty toolkit, and not to forget its various health benefits.
• Helps control blood sugar levels in diabetics
• Helps reduce risk of heart disease
• Remedy for fever and sore throat
• Induces and eases child birth
• Can help resolve hair problems
• Increases Breast size and milk
• Maintains healthy Testosterone Levels
• Cure for Skin Inflammation
Bitter gourd thrives in hot and humid climates, so are commonly found in Asian countries and South America.
In Indian cuisine, bitter gourd is cooked in several different ways. It is rich in anti-oxidants that cleanse toxins from your body. And, its bitter taste makes it an elixir of life for diabetics.
Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.
Although, its bitter taste might turn some people away from it, in-fact, it can really sweeten your health by virtue of its disease preventing and health promoting phyto chemical compounds.
• Great for type 2 diabetics
• Karela juice is an excellent natural antioxidant
• Asthma patients can highly benefit by having karela juice
• Aids weight loss
• Bitter Melon can prevent cancer cells from multiplying
• Regular consumption of karela juice is best for triggering the condition of an HIV patient and preventing further damaging of the skin cells
Apples are a rich source of phytochemicals (anti-oxidants) such as quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid. Consuming one or more apple a day reduces risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes and promotes weight loss. Storage has little to no effect on apple phytochemicals, but processing can greatly affect apple phytochemicals, according to a review published in the Nutrition Journal.
• Apples lower your risk of stroke
• Get whiter, healthier teeth
• Apples give you glowing skin
• Apples help with weight loss
• Apples boost your immune system
• Curb all sorts of cancers
• Detoxify your liver
• Decrease your risk of diabetes
When it comes to health benefits, bananas are difficult to beat. They are delicious, cheap, and available throughout the year. Banana is very high in potassium content that is necessary for heart health. With 422mg of potassium and 1mg of sodium in a medium sized banana, it is one of the best fruits to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis. It is also a very good source of vitamin B6 and high in dietary fiber, vitamin C and manganese. Avoid bananas if you have kidney disease.
Consuming too much potassium food like bananas can be harmful for those whose kidneys are not fully functional.
• Gives you instant energy
• Fights muscle cramps & maintains bones
• Provides a glowing skin
• Controls blood pressure
• Eating Bananas Aids Digestion
• Bananas help overcome depression
Available in the market all round the year, oranges are the most common citrus fruits consumed in the world.
Also called the golden apple, oranges offer numerous benefits covering health as well as beauty aspects. Since oranges are low glycemic index (42) and low glycemic load fruit, they do not cause a sudden spike in blood glucose levels. Moreover, oranges are full of dietary fiber and vitamin C (116 percent Daily Value) that helps fight infection and build a good immune system. Orange juice has also been found to reduce the risk of formation of kidney stones.
A Glass of Orange Juice More Protective than Vitamin C Alone
• Incredibly boosts immunity
• Helps prevent ageing of skin
• Helps brain development
• Prevents hair loss
• Protects the eyes and create good vision
• Prevent Kidney Stones