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The colorful food stuffs like fruits and vegetables are not only appetising but also it is very good  for total health of our body.Each color is related to different phytochemicals that has more health benefits . Phytonutrients are super nutrients and disease fitting chemicals which are responsible for giving color to the fruits and vegetables .Flavonoids ,isoflavones ,carotenoids ,allylsulfidy and polyphenols are some phytochemicals present in the fruits and vegetables . Phytochemicals may strengthen the immune system of the body ,help your body against cancer,controls high blood pressure ,prevent aging ,improves memory power ,maintain normal weight of the body ,gives strong bones and teeth,  it helps for good vision ,reduce the risk of type -2 diabetes , cholesterol ,cardiovascular diseases , stroke ,arthritis,psychological disorders ,and other infectious diseases. etc.
  The five color natural  food groups are 1. Red color food stuffs. 2.Green color food stuffs .3.White color food s…


Insomnia is an inability to get sleep.Insomnia can occur at any stage.But it is particularly occur in elderly. Which can lead to so many problems like fear,stress,anxiety.mental tension,work problems.Financial problems,memory problems ,psychiatric problems,illness of the body,noise,medication side effects,over eating at bed time,drinking caffeine, and environmental cause etc.

Accupressure points to be pressed for insomnia.
 DU-20 (or) GV-20 ,H-7, UB- 62.
These points should be pressed with your thump for 1 minute in the manner of press and release for getting relief from insomnia.
DU-20(or) GV-20(Governing vessel meridian)

This point is located on the top of the head.(middle head).Place the finger at the top of the each ear and draw an imaginary line upward,it is located where your two fingers converge.

H-7(Heart meridian)
It is located in the wrist crease,in the line with the little finger ,as shown in the figure.

UB-62 (Urinary Bladder meridian)
This point is located in the leg depression…


The  natural ,delicious ,oval shaped .fuzzy, highly nutritious,  brown colored fruits which measures the size of large hen's egg. Its flesh is soft, juicy,emerald green with rows of tiny black ,edible seeds.This fruit texture is similar to strawberry . Flavour resembles a blend of strawberry, apple and pine apple fruits.another name of this fruit is chine gooseberry or sunny peach.Kiwi is  the national fruit of china.Kiwis were brought to New zealand from china.It is a commercial crop in several countries like new Zealand , Italy, Chile ,France, japan and USA.It contains numerous amount of           phyto nutrients , vitamins and is the excellent source of water soluble antioxidant vitamin C.very good source of vitamin A,E,K , flavonoids,potassium ,manganese, iron ,magnesium,        antioxidants such as beta carotene,lutein, xanthin and  high content of dietary fiber.                     
- It prevent the coronary heart diseases because it contains  Omega 3 fa…


The natural metabolic trigger and most powerful antioxidant ,the moringa tree  is grown in semiarid ,tropical and subtropical areas. The botanical name of the tree is moringa oleifera. India is the largest producer of moringa . Moringa is grown in home gardens and as living fence in south India and Thailand.Many parts of the moringa are edible.(Leaves,drumsticks,flowers,matured seeds,oil from the matured seeds.) The moringa leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant . moringa leaves are a significant source of vitamin A,B C,E and K,beta carotene ,manganese,protein,calcium ,potassium,iron,dietary fiber, 8 essential amino acids  and 90+ verities of nutrients.The moringa leaves has 7 times the vitamin C in oranges.4 times the vitamin A in carrots.4 times the calcium in milk.3 times potassium in bananas.2 times the protein in yogurt . moringa trees have used to combat malnutrition especially among infants and nursing mothers.
- moringa leaves or drumstick leaves prevent the cardiova…


LI-4(Large Intestine Meridian)
 This point is located on the top of the hand,on the web between thump and index finger.Press this point for headache,stomach pain,joint pain, tooth ache,large intestine related problems,jaw pain ,foot pain,frontal sinus pain, migraine  head ache etc.Avoid pressing this point during pregnancy.  
ST-44(Stomach Meridian)
This point is located on  the foot ,the web margin between the 2 and  
3  toes at the junction of the red and white skin.Press this point for tooth ache, head ache ,stomach pain,joint pain ,paralysis ,leg pain,etc.

Mudra For Reducing Blood Cholesterol and obesity(surya mudra)

Mudras are hand gestures ,that are important for curing diseases in ancient Indian culture. Mudras are said to work on the balance of the five elements of the body. This mudra increases the fire element in the body.Surya Mudra is very effective for reducing  cholesterol and body weight.Surya means sun. Sun is the source of energy.Surya Mudra attracts the energy of the sun.
Steps to be practice
1.Sit straight on the yoga mat.
2.Hold your both hands out in front of you.
3.Fold the ring finger of both hands and touch the bottom of the thump finger.
4.Press the thump gently with ring finger.
5.Keep the remaining fingers straight as shown in the figure.
6.Breathing should be normal.
7.Do it for 8 to 12 minutes .
8.Conscenrate wholly on mudra.

Benefits of this mudra
1.It reduces the blood cholesterol.
2.It helps to reduce the body weight.
3.It helps to cure the digestive problems.
4.It enhances the thyroid function.
5.It helps to relieve the anxiety and mental depression.
6.It can also be used t…


Guava is a fruit ,it has numerous health benefits, easily available in anywhere at cheap cost.It is an evergreen tropical shrub or small tree. Guavas are cultivated in many tropical and subtropical countries.The botanical name of this fruit is ''Psidium guajava".It may be round,ovoid or pear shaped.The fruit is soft when ripe with sweet musky aroma and creamy in texture.Flesh  of this fruit is varies in colors may be pink ,white,yellow or red.. contains numerous tiny ,semi hard edible seeds.It is a excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C.Very good source of vitamin A,flavonoids like betacarotene,lycopene,lutein,ctyptoxanthin ,folic acid, potassium and dietary fibers .Moderate source of B-complex vitamin such as niacin,phyridoxine,pantothethic acid,vitamin E and K.Minerals like magnesium,copper,and manganese.It is a low calorie fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange.

-It regulates the blood pressure with its potassium c…

Asana For Knee Pain Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Utkata means powerful,fierce,uneven.Asana means pose.This asana is like sitting on an imaginary chair.This is the best asana for knee pain.
How to practice :
 1.Stand erect and keep the legs parallel to each other with one feet gap. .
2.Stretch your hands at front side ,it should be at shoulder level and the distance between the two hands is equal to the length of the chest.
3.Bend your keens and lower the trunk till the thighs are parallel to the floor.
4.Do not bend the chest forward.The spinal cord should be straight.
5. Breathing should be normal.
6.Stay in this pose for 20-30 seconds.
7. Repeat the same for 2-3 times.
Benefits of this asana:
1.This asana cures the knee pain and the swelling in  knees and foot.It helps to relieve the joint pain.
2.It will give a relief for women those who are suffering from menstrual cramping.
3.It removes the stiffness in the shoulders and corrects any minor deformities in the legs.
4.It increase the balance and stability of the body.
5. It will help to t…

Eka Padhasana (Tree Posture)

'Eka' means one. 'Padha' means foot. This asana is a standing asana in one foot. This is a compliment asana for sirasasana. This asana tones up the leg muscles and improves the balance of the body.
How to practice:Stand erect with the feet together, with the heel and big toes touching each other.Bend the right knee and place the right heel in the root of the left thigh.Rest the foot on the left thigh, toes pointing downwards.Raise your hands together above the head as illustrated.Balance on left leg.Concentrate any one point infront of the eyes.This pose can be done for 30-60 seconds.The breathing should be normal while doing this asana.Instead of standing on left leg, right leg also can be practiced by placing left heel at the root of right thigh.Benefits of this asana: It gives will power.It improves concentration power.It strengthens the leg muscles.It gives the total balance to the body.It reduces aging.

Natural food stuffs for reducing obesity

Obesity is a serious problem all over the world in adults and children of both sexes. Overweight or obesity is termed as the accumulation of excessive fat in the body impairing the health. Obesity is measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) which is a simple index of weight for height that is used to classify obesity in adults. BMI is equal to the person's weight in kilogram divided by the square of his height in metres (kg/m2). According to WHO (World Health Organisation), if BMI greater than or equal to 25 it is overweight. If BMI is greater than or equal to 30, it is obesity.
Fundamental causes of obesity:Taking more energy giving foods (fatty, oily foods).Sedentary nature of work.Lack of exercise.Watching TV and operating computer for long duration.Changing modes of transportation instead of cycling or walking.Labor saving devices.Heredity.Alcohol intake.Increasing urbanization.Education System.Hormone imbalance.
Common health consequences of obesity:Cardiovascular diseases like heart …

Natural food stuffs for lowering high blood cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance that is found in all cells of the body travelling through the blood stream in small packages called lipo-proteins. Body needs cholesterol to work properly, but too much of cholesterol increase the chance of getting heart diseases, stroke and other problems. Cholesterol is categorized in the following ways : 
LDL Cholesterol - Low Density Lipo-protein - Bad Cholesterol - (70-130 mg/dL)HDL Cholesterol - High Density Lipo-protein - Good Cholesterol - (40-60 mg/dL)Total Cholesterol - Combined Cholesterol (200-220 mg/dL)Triglycerides - (10-150 mg/dL)
Causes for High Blood Cholesterol :Unhealthy lifestyleObesityLack of exerciseOvereating (fried items, fatty foods, vanaspathi...)Inactive lifestyleDiabetesHypothyroidismKidney diseasesPregnancyOther medicines like birth control pills, stress medicines, diuratics beta blockers...High blood cholesterol is the condition in which you have too much cholesterol in the body, this condition usually shows some sym…


The most essential ten letter word is CONFIDENCE -Trust it.
The most powerful nine letter word is KNOWLEDGE-Acquire it.
The most enviable eight letter word is JEALOUSY- Avoid it.
The most hard working seven letter word is SUCCESS - Achieve it.
The most fast spreading six letter word is RUMOUR- Ignore it.
The MOST Pleasing five letter word is SMILE - Keep it.
The most used four letter word is LOVE- Value it.
The most poisonous three letter word is EGO-Kill it.
The most satisfying two letter word is WE -Use it.
The most selfish one letter word is I - Avoid it.

A Powerful antioxidant - Lycopene

Lycopene is a naturally occurring phytochemical and powerful antioxidant. It belongs to carotenoid pigment class which gives fruits and vegetables the red color. It is found in tomatoes, papaya, water melon, red chillies, apricot, red cabbage, pink guavas, strawberry, pink and red grape fruit. Cooked tomatoes are excellent source of lycopene. It is the most predominant carotenoid in the human plasma present naturally in great amounts than beta-carotene and other dietary carotenoids. Like other carotenes, lycopene does not get converted into vitamin A.

Lycopene lower the cholesterol and prevents the heart diseases.It reduces the risk of muscular degeneration.It reduces the risk of cancer of prostate gland, breast, lungs, bladder, ovaries, uterus, pollen and pancreas.It is also used in treating papilloma virus infection.It is also used for cataract and asthma.As lycopene is available in these natural stuffs itself, so if we add these we can get the essential amount of lycopene and live h…

First domesticated grain (Barley)

Barley was used by ancient civilizations as a food for humans and animals as well as alcoholic beverages. Barley is a major and important cereal grain in many countries like USA. It is cultivated world wide and is a widely adoptable crop. It belongs to grass family. It is the source of fermenteble material for beer, certain distilled beverages and for whiskey. It is used in soups, stews, flakes, barley water, barley coffee, barley tea, pancake and bread. It contains carbohydrates, dietary fiber, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, eight essential amino-acids, selenium (a type of anti antioxidants) and beta glucane.

It lowers the LDL cholesterol using beta glucane present in it.It also helps to stabilize blood glucose level.It solves the urinary infections.It cures the inflammation of legs in pregnant ladies.It also strengthen the kidneys.Add barley in your diet in the form of rice, flakes, soup and barley water to be healthy.

VAJRASANA (Thunder Pose)

Vajrasana is one of the simplest and easiest yoga posture to practice. It can be done by any one easily. Vajra means thunder, asana means pose. Islamic religion is using this pose for offering prayers. This asana should be done after meal.

How to practice :
Bend your legs backwards and sit with the help of your knees.Sit on your heel by folding knee joints.Erect  your spine with both hands placed on knees parallel.Normal breathing stay it for 20 seconds.Repeat the same for 3-4 times.
Benefits of this asana :
It helps to improve the digestive power and it cures the all digestive problems.Makes the body strong , healthy and powerful like thunder.It helps to cure the leg pain, sciatic pain, varicose vein.The nerves and muscles of the legs and thighs are strengthened.This asana gives longevity and strengthen the spine.