Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Hidden secrets of fruits


There are varities of fruits available in different parts of the world with different tastes,shapes colour and sizes.Some belong to melon types,some are berries,some are drupe and so on.Today i will deal with the nutrition and the benifits of eating right amount of fruits and what are its effects on the systems.

1.Apple:
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Botanical name-Malus sylveslris
Family- Rosaceae
Uses;
-it make be used as a fruit or juice may even be extracted for medicinal purposes.
-It has got the hydrating affect on the body.Good while travelling also because quite comman that people avoid drinking water while travelling.so by eating apples it keeps oneself hydrates and also gives intstant glucose in form of fructose.
-has got diuretic effect.That is increases urine output.
-rich sources of vitamins and minerals
-it contains malic acid which is easily absorbed by the body
-the peal of the apple contains /is rich in vitamin -c
-pulp is a rich source of vitamin -A
-the inner pulp of an apple contains 'pectin' in itwhich helps in detoxification as it provides galacturonic acid
-prevents decomposition and elimination of protiens from the interstine during the course of digestion
-Helps in anemia to increase the Heamoglobin level to a little extent as ita a rich source of iron
-In constipation and diarrhoea also its helpful.Raw apples - 1-2 full helps in constipation problem.the same if baked or cooked helps in diarrhoea[as cooking process softens cellulose in the apples]
-Helps in dyscentry both acute and chronic
-in all stomach disorders
-Very helpful in case of headaches.take apple with little salt early mornings for 7 days continously to get good benefits
-best in heart diseases -as its rich in potassium and sodium and has less amount od sodium in it ,its even helpful in Bloodpressure also.
-apple should be take with honey for good functioning of the heart muscles and heaalthy conditions of heart
-Dry cough,take an apple which is sweet necessoryly for atleast 7 days continously .this will help a lot.
-also beneficial in kidney stones
-as it containd a special acid in it its very helpful in tooth decay also
-promotes vigour and vitality

2.Apricots:
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-its rich in protien,carbohydrates,calcium,sulphur,megnesium.phosporus,many other minerals like copper etc.
-rich source of vitamin-A
-dried ones are more potent than fresh
-dried apricot are helpful in constipation for the evacualtion of stools[6-12 should be taken]
-helps in anemia as rich in iron and calcium also.good if soaked over night and consumed in empty stomach early morning before taking any this . do not consume anything for another 1/2 hr.

3.Avacado:
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-rich sources of vitamins
-contains vitamin A,Band E
-good for skin and hair
-acta as a natural conditioner
-studies have proven that it can even help in early stages of cancer.
-helps in detoxification
-good for body and skin
-increases memory power also
-rich soure of iron and minerals .hence helps in aneamia.
-conatains good fat that is helps in reducing cholestrol level in the blood.

4.Banana:
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-rich sources of salta and minerals,vitamins , protiens,salts and carbohydrates.
-rich in potassium and zinc
-act as general body tonic
-helpful in constipation and diarrhoea also
-help ful in weight gaining
-complete source of nutrition for small kids
-when eaten after food helps or aid the process of digestion
-rich in Vit-A,C,D,E even contains vitamin B to a little extent
-it has 75% of water in it.
-in case of reduced appitite ,banana's are adviced with tamarind waterand salt
-helps in dyscentry.here banana i.e 1 should be mashed thoroughly and must be made as a paste and given to the kid
-helps in gastric ulcer ,gastritis and ulcerative collitis also.
-as banana is rich in calcuim and other minerals and salts helps in building up strong bones in young ones
-rich in iron so helps in anemia and even jaundice
-helps in heart pain.mash banan's and blend it with honey and give to the patient having chest pain at times may even save life too.[rich in potassium megnessium...]

5.Coconut:
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-god for skin as it contains natural oil.
-keeps skin moist and glowing
- rich sources of protiens
-good in any form like tender coconut water and the inner skin or pulp .all these help in gastritis and acidity.it helps in nuetralising the acid levels in the stomach
-rich in vitamin B and plenty of m,inerals
-acts as rejuvinator
-helps in cleansing the intestines
-oil out of this is helpful to apply externally in sunburn
- good for dark thick hairs[helps to develop]
-oil is used in form of oil pulling this heals many gum diseases and cure mouth ulcers also.
-applied to skin acts as moisturiser.renders back smoothness of teh skin
-applied to the soles and massaged in case of reduced sleep.
-may be applied in cracked heals for execelent effects

6.Dates:
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-rich source of iron.helps in boosting heamoglobin levels in case odf anemia.should be soaked in water or milk overnight and then taken in empty stomach daily for 1 wek to see exelant results.
-helps in dry cough
- helps to increase body weight
-it increases vigour and vitality.also increases semen .
-acts as tonic
-5-6 dates evry day followed by 2 glass of milk,then a bit of exercise helps or acts as a rejuvinator.this should be done for atleast 1 month to see the proper effect.
-dates with milk acts as general tonic and gives stamina.
-In case of constpation, drink milk boiled with 4-5 dates every day at bed time.this will help to getrid of this problem
-increases resisitance power ,mainly against virus and bacteria
-rich in vit-A,B,protiens,calcium,phosphorus
acts as a rejuvinator as it contains pectin in it.
-provides strength to heart,liver ,kidney and pancreas.
-has effect over central nervous system
-increases appitite
-if taken in excess causes throat and chestas it increases mucus
-they maintain alkali balance inthe body[intestine]
-it purifies and even strenghten's the blood by increasing hb level.
they also keep body warm in winters

7.Figs:
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-helps digestion
-purifies blood
-rich sources of protien and minerals[calcium,sodium,potassium,copper, magnesium,sulphur,chlorine....]
-helps in constipation and some chest disorders.
-good for heard disorders
-good for old cough which is there from many days
-good tonic,increases strencht and appitite even in youngchildren also
-it helps in replacement of certain minerals and compounds in all age group women and girls.so dialy intake of fig is advicable
-helps in anemia
-helps in fast recovery from a chronic illness and fetigue.
-if taken for a long duration and in good amount soaked in milk helps in weight gain in thin people.
-figs soaked in milk help in the problem of hard stools and hence even helps in curing of piles also.

8.Grapes:
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-Its generally used as an appitizer and gives a refreshing effect as is the instant souce of glucose
-enhances the activity ob bodies excretory system.
-it acts as a diuretic
-good for skin as it bestows normal clear complextion to the skin
-good laxative and increases appitite
-helps to boost up body's defence mechanism,acts as general tonic also
-helps in skin deaseases and even in helpful in respiratory tract disorders.
-Draksharista helps in increasing blood and hb level,acts as a general tonic,helpful in dry cough,helpd in weight gain also
-rich source of vitamins,minerals salts helps in anemia
-acts as a laxative,helps in constipation,bronkitis and kidney disorder
-rich source of iron and glucose
-grape juice taken daily acyts as a general tonic and keep person fit and energetic
-dried grapes soaked in water when taken early morning before food helps in increasing HB level and also purifies the blod.it also helps in contipation and clearing the achenes and leaves the face witha nice natural glow.

9.Grape fruit:
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-good appitizer,must be taken before the food generally
-they have same qualities as a fresh orange fruit
-rich source of vitamin-C
-contains minerals
-helps in constipation as its rich source of fibers and because of essential acids,and an alkali forming action of this fruit
-strenghtens interstine.increases appitite,helpful in digestive disorders also
-helpful in liver diseases also and boosts normal liver functions also

10.Lemon:
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-rich source of vitamin -C,thus helps in strong gums,sprevents scurvy and capillary fragility.Helps in preventing most of teh connective tissue disorders.
-conatins VIt-B,many of the important minerals and some salts too.
-they are good appitizers
-helps in digestion and assimilation of useful componets in the body
-very helpful in most of the stomach disorders.
-The peal has an aromatic oil which is helpful in headache
-lemon clears the debries in the tongue thus enhances the taste by activating tastebuds.
-it quenches the thirst,acts as a coolent,gives a soothing effect,
-rich source of citiric acid
-the aroma of lemon helps in naucea,and tarvelling sickness.
-lemon juice is sedative for heart and reduces palpitation
-helps in High blood pressure
-helps in various gastric disorders like acidity,diarhhoea,indigestionand dysentry
-as it stimulates tehsaliva secretion it helps in boosting appitite and even in loss of appititeand excessive thirst[dyspepsia]
-it aids the secretion of bile hence helpful in bile stones and jaundice also to a little extent
-it acts as a organic disinfectant.
-acts as a natural bleaching agent when applied to teh face .Causes no irretation
-helps in dandruff when applied to the scalp
-it cure gas problem in the stomach and acts as a mild laxative.
-lemon juice helps to kill excess unwanted fat and even the mucus
-lemon juice taken with luke warm water every morning helps in constipation
-lemon seeds helps in nausea which is caused by excessive pitta{bile]
-helps in loosing weight

11.Mangoes:
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-Natural tonic
-Rejuvinator,helps in gaining wieght
-rich source of vitamins,minerals
-helps in digestion.
-helpful in gastro intestinal disorders.
-provides instant energy,as its rich in glucose
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