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HEALTH BENEFITS OF APRICOTS

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The sweet ,tasty ,delicious ,small  and golden orange apricots are originally from china but arrived in Europe via Armenia .It consists of a single seed surrounded by crunchy ,aromatic ,edible flesh .The seed is enclosed a hard stony shells .Fresh rip apricots have a  sweet flavour similar to plums .It can be used as a fresh ,dried ,cooked into pastry , jam ,distilled brandy and liqueur . Scientific name of this apricots are Pruns Armenia .The leading producers of the apricots are Turkey ,USA ,Russia ,France ,Italy ,Spain ,Greece and China .The largest producer of apricot is Turkey .
They are rich in health promoting phytochemicals and nutrients .    - - They are excellent source of vitamin A , 100 grams of apricots will provide 1926 IU of vitamin A .It is very good for vision .
- They are good source  of minerals like potassium ,iron ,calcium ,zinc ,manganese ,amino acids ,fatty acids and dietary fiber  .
- Lutein ,zeaxanthin  and beta cryptoxanthin present in it will help the eyes  to …

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY FOR CATARACT

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Cataracts are common disease of eyes to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated .Cataracts are caused by oxidative changes in the lens of the eye which leads to the gradual clouding and impairment of vision .Cataracts affects both eyes but almost one eye is affected earlier than the other .It is very common in aged people .The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus an image on the retina .The retina is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye .The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image .If the lens is cloudy from a cataract the image you 
see will be blurred .The lens consist of mostly water and protein .When the protein clumps up it clouds the lens and reduces the light that reaches the retina .The clouding may become severe enough to cause blurred vision .The clear lens slowly changes to a yellowish or brownish color adding  a brownish tint to vision .
Types and causes of cataract 
- Age related cataract is developed as a re…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF OMEGA - 3 FATTY ACIDS

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Omega- 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated essential fatty acids necessary for human health but body can not make them ,only we can get them through food .Omega -3 fatty acids play an important role in brain function as well as normal growth and development .There are three types of omega - 3 fatty acids . ALA - Alpha linolenic acid ,EPA - Eilcosapentaenoic acid  , DHA - Docosahexaenoic acid involved in human physiology .
Omega -3 fatty acids are found in fish such as salmon ,mackerel ,sardines ,tuna ,herring ,flax seeds ,walnuts ,pumpkin seeds ,collared greens ,mustered seeds ,olive seeds , olive oil .sesame  seeds ,soybean ,basil ,straw berries ,raspberries ,cauliflower and brussels sprouts .Many research studies shows that 
- Diet rich in omega - 3 fatty acids helps to prevent heart attacks ,irregular heart beat ,hardening and narrowing of arteries and stroke - Omega  - 3 fatty acids intake will prevent the type 2 diabetes .
- It improves the brain function ,lowers the mental depressio…

A NATURAL COOLANT FOR THE BODY ( NUNGU OR ICE APPLE HEALTH BENEFITS )

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The delicious and highly nutritious nungu or ice apple is  the  tender fruit of palmyra tree .palmyra trees are tall palms capable of growing up to 30 meters height . It is the official tree of Tamil Nadu . It is a native to south and southeast Asia .We can see this tree in Vietnam ,Indonesia ,Thailand ,Java ,Pakistan and other southeast Asian countries .The leaves are long hard and fan shaped 2 to 3 meters in length .The flowers are small in densely clustered spikes flowed by the large brown collective roundish fruits .This fruit is translucent jelly and due its cooling effects it is called ice apple . The juicy fruit is called nungu in Tamil ,thati munjalu in telugu ,thatti nungu in kannada .This fruit is available during the summer season .It contains essential nutrients like B complex vitamins like thiamine ,riboflavin , niacin ,vitamin C ,vitamin A  ,iron ,potassium ,calcium ,zinc  ,dietary fiber and phytochemicals .In Tamil Nadu the seeds of the palmyra trees are planted and mad…

NATURAL FOOD STUFFS FOR KIDNEY PROTECTION

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The kidneys are the amazing and vital organ of the body and they responsible for waste management .Kidney disease is most commonly linked to the people with diabetes ,high blood pressure ,heart disease and those who 's age is above 60 years .Obesity ,family history ,kidney stones ,urinary tract infections ,autoimmune disease ,taking medication for some diseases and other infections also contribute to you the risk of developing kidney disease .We have protect our kidneys must .Through diet we can protect our kidneys .
Natural food stuffs for protecting and improve the functions of the kidneys .
Grains :






 Back rice ,barley ,corn are the greater cereals for protecting and improving the the functions of the kidneys .
Beans :
Black soybeans ,kidney beans

Nuts :
Walnuts and Chest nuts 


Seeds:
Black sesame seeds.










Fruits:
Blue berries ,black berries ,straw berries ,raspberries ,cranberries , Cherries ,red grapes  ,pears ,apples ,and  water melon .








HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASHEW NUTS ( ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE )

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The popular ,delicious ,highly nutritious ,tasty and healthy nuts are native to Brazil,s Amazon rain forest today it is cultivated many parts of the world .Cashew tree is an average size tropical evergreen tree belonging to the Anacardiaceae family of genus Anacardium . It grows high as 14 meters .Cashew nuts are actually the kidney shaped nuts that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apples the fruit of the tree .Nigeria is the world largest producer of cashew nuts .Cashew nuts are more effective nuts than any other nuts .
  They are packed with soluble dietary fiber ,vitamins , protein ,unsaturated fats ,minerals like calcium ,phosphorus , copper ,zinc ,manganese ,iron ,magnesium  and numerous health promoting phytochemicals that helps to protect from diseases and all types cancers .Many research studies shows that 
- Cashew nuts are rich in heart friendly monounsaturated fats ,poly unsaturated fats ,palmitic acid and stearic acid ,it helps to lower the bad cholesterol ( LDL ) while i…