Sunday, October 19, 2008

health benefit of onion

Onion is being used for centuries not just to add flavor to foods but also for its therapeutic properties. Onion have an antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Some people mixed vinegar with onion juice and apply it in their freckles and warts, it is believed that it can remove/reduce this skin problems.

Onion is Beneficial in the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Influenza
  • Colds
  • Tuberculosis
  • Insomnia
  • Pneumonia
  • Antiallergy
  • Obesity
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Slightly laxative
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Prolong longevity
  • Helps destroy worms and other parasites.
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tube)
  • Neuritis (inflammation of the nerves)
  • Vertigo (inflammation of nerves)
  • Diuretic (increases the secretion of urine)
  • Diabetes mellitus - lowers blood sugar.
  • Valuable for the hair, nails of the fingers and toes, and for the eyes.
  • Sinus conditions - helps to drain mucus from the cavities and loosen phlegm.
  • Whether fresh or cooked onions have antiplatelet, adhesiveness, thus preventing thrombosis.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

health benefits of bell pepper

  • good source of vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid.
  • contain a large amount of phytochemicals that have exceptional antioxidant activity.
  • Red bell peppers contain lycopene, which is a carotene that helps to protect against cancer and heart disease.
  • be protective against cataracts.
  • Just like other nutrient-dense vegetables, bell peppers contain many different powerful phytochemicals.
  • prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes probably due to their content of substances such as vitamin C, capsaicin, and flavonoids.

5 reason why you should drink more water everyday

  • skin looking smooth and supple.
  • help you cut calories. A can of soda can have as many as 240 calories per serving.
    Drinking 1 or 2 of these each day is a recipe for gaining weight. Choosing to drink water
    instead is the calorie free way to quench your thirst.
  • help you distinguish thirst from hunger. If you allow your body to become dehydrated it will be difficult to discern whether that gnawing feeling in your stomach is a call for food or a call for water. And if you keep eating food when what your body really needs is water, you will gain weight.
  • help your think more clearly. Research has repeatedly shown that staying hydrated is necessary for the human brain, which is 85 percent water, to function at optimal levels.
  • help you feel better. Your body is about 75 percent water and 25 percent solid material. Doesn’t it make sense that you would need to drink water on a daily basis to ensure that your body has all the water it needs to perform at optimal levels. It is a mistake to believe that thirst is the only indicator of a need to drink water. Constipation, achy joints and fatigue are also signals that your body may be dehydrated.

health benefits of onion

health benefits of tomatoes

  • low in calories
  • packed with nutritions, especially when there are fully ripe
  • provide an excellent source of vitamins C and K, carotenes and biotenes
  • good source of vitamin B6, niacin, folic acid, fiber and pantothenic acid
  • high contain of lycotine that tomatoes contain, they have increasingly received a lot of attention as a health food
  • the red carotene (lycopene) is extremely protective against breast, lung, colon, prostate, and skin cancers
  • that tomatoes lower the risk of heart disease, cataracts, and macular

health benefits of ginger

  • effective in elleviating symptoms gastrointestinal destress
  • effective for travel
  • reduce all symptoms that are associate with motion sickness including nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and cold sweating
  • contains high level of active substances, so even a small dosage provides beneficial health.

health benefits of chilies

provide vitamin c and capsaicin
used as hot spice especially in ethnic cuisine
effective in stimulating and enhancing digestion
capsaicin in chili peppers has a stimulating effect on the mucus membranes of the nose and sinuses. it stimulates blood flow through the membranes and causes mucus secretions to become thinner and more liquid.