Bustling benefits of Banana flower

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Almost every part of banana tree is useful to us, be it stem, flowers, leaves, barks, and obviously the bananas- both ripen and non-ripen.

Banana flowers are the blossoms of banana tree which are used as vegetables in South Asia and South East Asia region. The people of these regions use banana flower for curries, soups and fried foods.

Nutrients info: Potassium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin E and Protein.

Benefits:

Good for heart: Banana flowers are good source of tannins and other antioxidants, potassium, and dietary fiber. All these contents help to keep your heart healthy.

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Anti-aging benefits: Banana flowers are loaded with antioxidants that encounter free radicals and prevent early aging or skin aging.

Improve Lactation: Banana flowers promote breast milk supply for lactating mothers. It also helps to prevent excessive bleeding and maintaining healthy uterus after delivery.

Anti-depressants: Banana flowers are rich in magnesium which helps to boost mood and reduce anxiety without any side effects.

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Regulate menstrual bleeding: Banana flowers help to increase the progesterone hormone in the body which can reduce excessive menstrual bleeding.

Regulating blood pressure: Banana flowers are rich in potassium and dietary fiber which help in maintaining blood pressure at normal level.

Helps in digestion: Banana flowers are loaded with dietary fibre which boosts healthy digestion and prevents constipation.

Boosts immunity: Banana flowers treat infections due to presence of ethanol-based extracts which helps to prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

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Prevents Anaemia: Banana flowers have good amount of iron that can increase the production of red blood cells.

In the upcoming blogs, we will post how to prepare food using this flower to en light our followers to get benefited from this flower’s nutrients.

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Turmeric Milk

Turmeric Milk

Before we delve in to the intricacies of how to prepare it to relish, here we just have a glimpse of its benefits:

  • Improved digestion
  • Cure heart disease by reducing bad cholesterol
  • Kills cancer
  • Gives relief from a cold and cough
  • Relives joint pain
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Soothes upset stomach
  • Fights off bacteria and viruses
  • Enhances skim complexion
  • An anti-inflammatory agent
  • Prevents clotting of blood
  • Promotes proper blood circulation
  • Improves immunity

Preparation method:

Get a cup milk, then boil it with a half tea spoon of turmeric powder, 1 tea spoon pepper powder and a little honey/Palm sugar.

“Drink and rejoice before you sleep, for health benefits”

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Curry Leaves and health benefits

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Curry leaves are an important herb, which belongs to the Rutaceae family

It is predominantly grown in India and Southeast Asian countries.

Used in food: These leaves are widely used in Asian cuisines for flavoring foods. It is used for seasoning or garnishing the dishes with curry leaves.

It is an important herb and popular for its anti-oxidant properties, which help to treat many health issues.

Nutrients info: Carbohydrates, Fiber, Calcium, Phosphorous, Irons, and vitamins like vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E.

Health benefits of curry leaves:

Detoxify our body: due to eating unhealthy and processed items, which could lead to weight gain and cause lot of accumulated toxins in the body.

Fat loss and Stomach ailments relief: If you drink curry leaves tea daily, that helps to remove unwanted fat and toxins from your body. This helps to reduce your weight effectively to solve stomach related problems. Add it to butter milk, drink it on an empty stomach for dealing with conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, and dysentery.

Supports bowel movements: Raw and tender curry leaves can be eaten on an empty stomach. It also supports bowel movements and stimulates digestive enzymes, lowers cholesterol.

Lessens blood cholesterol: Many research shows that curry leaves have properties that can help in lowering blood cholesterol levels. The rich antioxidants in it helps in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol that forms bad cholesterol. This in turn helps in increasing the amount of good cholesterol.

Protects your body from heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Good for diabetic patients: As per studies, Curry leaves have been found to effectively reduce blood glucose levels. They offer protection to insulin producing cells of the pancreas, and prevents damage caused by free radicals. It is probably because of minerals composition such as copper, iron, and zinc that curry leaves perform this function.

Helps eye: Curry leaves are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for the health of your eyes and vision.  If you wear spectacles or are suffering from dryness and stress in your eyes, drink a cup of curry leaves every day.

Alleviate Stress: Essential oils of curry leaves can help in effectively reducing stress. This is probably because of the calming effect of the scent of curry leaves. Studies show that inhaling linalool can help in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Boosts memory: Incorporating curry leaves in your diet can have beneficial effects on your memory. It can help in dealing with impaired memory disorders such as Alzhiemer’s.

Why is Jackfruit seeds good for you?

Nutrients: Carbohydrate, Protein, Fiber, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron.

Wonder! How to eat it?

  • After we consume the pulpy portion of the fruit, keep away the seeds for later use.
  • Dry the seeds under bright sunlight for a couple of hours, so that the skin of the seeds can be separated from the seed.
  • Just boil the seeds in water with some amount of salt, once it is boiled, you can directly eat it. The taste will be a little sweet.
  • This seed could be added with the curries when prepare at home, it tends to enhance the taste in most cases.

Mind boggling Benefits:

  • Helps us to stay away from skin related ailments
  • Iron content in it helps to increase hemoglobin level in our body
  • Prevents us from Anaemia and blood related illness
  • Acts as a natural immunity booster
  • This fiber rich food improves digestion and prevents constipation
  • Helps in building muscles in our body
  • Mix the powdered seeds with milk and regularly apply to face will help to get rid of wrinkles and prevents us from aging

Kindly feel free to share your experience with us via comments, we are glad to listen from your end..Cheers!!

Health Secrets of Fenugreek

As human beings, for various reasons, we often face body heat. There are various consequences of it such as burning sensation while urinating, stomach ache, and so on.

During these kind of circumstances, we think about how to immediately reduce our body heat and that too in a very simple way.

Yup! there is an easy way to reduce our body heat, which is by the usage of Fenugreek on daily basis.

Let’s see How we can use it on daily basis? Everyday morning once you wake up, in the empty stomach:

  • Put a tea spoon of Fenugreek in your mouth and drink some water (or)
  • Night soak a tea spoon of Fenugreek in water and drink the water on next day morning (or)
  • Add a tea spoon of Fenugreek powder in water and drink(experts say it gives better results)

Effects on our body:

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  • Brings down body heat and helps us to maintain it.
  • Helps in weight loss. As per studies, Fenugreek tends to remove bad fat from our body.
  • Cardiovascular health: It contains good amount of potassium which in turn reduces the chances of getting heart related illness.
  • Amino acid in it stimulates the production of insulin our body, in this way it helps the diabetes patients.
  • Soluble fibers in it helps us to stay away from constipation.
  • Digestion problems can be avoided, since it contains fiber, calcium, iron, carbohydrate, protein and minerals.
  • Cures ulcer
  • Improves our kidney functioning
  • enhances blood circulation in our body.

Please try to follow this and feel free to share your experience with us via comments on this post. We are glad to listen from our end.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar a miraculous product?

Hello All! Here, we are going to see Apple Cider Vinegar: how it is made, what it contains, what it is used for and its health benefits.

We usually get to hear from people we can use this for weight loss, then, we also do some research about it whether it really works and its side effects.

It is basically a vinegar made from fermented apple juice. It is used for many years in food preservatives, food recipes, salad dressings, and etc.

How it is made? It is made by crushing apples to squeeze out the juice. Bacteria and yeast are then added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, which converts the sugars to alcohol. In a second fermentation step, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (Acetobacter species).

What does it comprise? It possess very negligible amount of nutritional value. Maximum portion of it is water with some nutrients available in apple fruits.

Benefits: It got anti-microbial effects meaning it works against germs. It got disinfectant properties, hence it is used as food preservatives. As per studies, it lessens the blood sugar content and improves the benefits of insulin.

How to use for weight Loss?

Mix 1 tea spoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 liter of water and drink before you go for sleep. Follow this routine at least for a month. You should feel the change. then, based on how it benefits as per your observation, you could continue.

But, it works faster, given that, you take apple cider vinegar, if you do some physical activity and avoid fried and high calorie items, the weight loss will definitely be faster.

How to use for skin?

Mix some amount of apple cider vinegar with water, then, apply on your face

i. acts as a natural toner

ii. restores your skin’s PH balance and even out your skin tone.

iii. brightens your skin complexion. The alpha hydroxy acids can help slough off dead skin.

iv. Clear stubborn acnes

v. helps to get rid of pimples