31 October 2014

Vegetable benefits for Gout Patients


Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs because of uric acid formation in blood. The uric acid in blood results in forming crystals near the joints and cause stiffness into the joints of n affected person’s body. The stiffness of joints causes pain when the affected person tries to move. Several researchers found that the best way to counter gout is by planning and properly customizing your diet by adding plenty of vegetables in your daily diet. Vegetables and a number of food posses the capability to decrease the relative symptoms of gout. Here is the reason why vegetables are great for gout patients.

Rich Vitamin C contents

Vegetables are very rich in vitamin C, which limits the formation of uric acid in the blood of a Gout patient and with the lack of uric acid formation in patient’s blood. Therefore, the process of crystal formation in joints automatically stops however; its’ not clinically proven yet. Vegetables that are rich in vitamin C include kale, broccoli, potatoes, guava, pepper, cabbage, lemon, blackberries, kiwifruit, spinach and many others.

Rich Fiber

According to some experts, foods containing rich quantity of fiber may help in minimizing the gout related symptoms and pain associated with it. You can find plenty of rich fiber containing vegetables such as root vegetables that grow below the earth surface i.e. squash, radish, potatoes, turnips, yams and beets. Moreover, vegetables like spinach, asparagus, broccoli cabbages and other green vegetables contain dietary fibers in plenty.

Magnesium Contents

Researchers have found that the effect and symptoms of gout tends to decrease by adding Magnesium rich vegetables in diet routines. There are plentiful of vegetables that contains adequate amount of Magnesium such as, spinach, potatoes, broccoli, okra, avocados artichokes and many others. You can take vegetables in multiple ways such as cooked, raw, as salad, soup or mixing with other regular recopies.
                                                                 Apart from the above advantages, vegetables contain various other capabilities as well and therefore, physicians often recommend taking green vegetables on regular basis.  


21 October 2014

Benefits of Garlic for Breast-Feeding Mothers..


Garlic is an important herb praised by herbalists and natural therapists all across the world, garlic is among a few items that people used in older times and are still relevant due to their medicinal use.  Although garlic has a wide range of medicinal uses, however we are talking here about the use of garlic for breast feeding mothers. According to many Herbalists, garlic serves the purpose of a supplementary diet for the mothers during their breast feeding days. Garlic contains pervasive aroma, which extends the breast-feeding time of a baby and ensures added nourishment supply for them according to the research. Garlic has a variety of beneficial medicinal properties such as anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic, which helps a breast-feeding mother in countering fungal infections like thrush and mastitis.

Prolonged Nursing

Several researches has revealed that mothers who takes garlic 1-2 hours prior to breast feeding can feed their babies for long time against those who are doing regular breast-feeding to their kids. Long duration nursing ensures constant and enough milk flow in nursing mothers’ breasts so the baby can have sufficient amount of nourishment and full satisfaction. Garlic has pungent flavor that provokes a baby to respond and ingest milk from her mother.


 Babies are highly susceptible to fungal infections and therefore may catch thrush, a yeast infection. You can identify whether your baby is having thrush or not by symptoms like white patches on your baby’s tongue, irritation due to sore throat and pink rashes on baby’s back. A baby if affected by thrush start showing less interest in breast feeding and even pulls herself out. Breastfeeding mothers are also sensitive towards a type of yeast infection known as Candida and which causes rashes on baby’s skin as well. Garlic has natural anti-fungal capability and may easily counter infections like Candida or thrush and prevent both mother and baby during breast-feeding.  

Mastitis Fighting Capability

Mastitis is a serious concern for nursing mothers because it blocks the duct openings of breast-feeding mothers and causes a decrease in their milk.  Various medicinal capabilities of garlic including antibacterial, antibiotic and anti-fungal actions plays an important role in keeping a mother away from mastitis so she can provide enough nourishment to her baby. Please seek the help of your doctor in case if any symptoms of mastitis appear on your body.


18 October 2014

Lemon for lowering your Cholesterol level


High cholesterol level is the main reason for causing heart disease. According to many experts, the death ratio due to heart disease caused by high level of cholesterol is much higher in America and Europe as compared to other countries in the world. Every sixth American has high cholesterol level according to the center for disease control while the situation in Europe is much better than America but it is still a serious concern. However, cholesterol level control is not an impossible to achieve task, you can control your body’s cholesterol level by decreasing your dependency on junk foods and adding cholesterol lowering food items in your daily diet. A variety of foods may help you in lowering your body’s cholesterol level; we are talking about Lemon as a cholesterol lowering food in this article. Citrus acid found in lemon has high amount of vitamin C, zero cholesterol fewer calories; in addition, it is free from sodium and fat as well.

 Cholesterol Control by Lemon
Lemon not only has an advantageous color but also posse’s health friendly compounds as well as flavor. Lemon contains Limuloids that reduces the production of Apo B and helps in lowering the cholesterol level of your body. In addition, lemon also contains flavonoids that provide anti-oxidant capability to lemon, the anti-oxidant properties of lemon controls LDL or Lipoprotein, which sometimes referred as bad protein. Lipoprotein or LDL when oxidized accelerates the building up of fats in your arteries. Lemon with its anti-oxidant capability blocks the oxidization of LDL and erases the chances of fat building in the arteries. Another useful compound found in lemon is Pectin that has the ability lower the cholesterol level of your body, moreover, Pectin absorbs bile acid in your body, which results in utilization of the stored cholesterol in your body to produce bile acid and hence lowers the body cholesterol.

Uses of Lemon
Lemon is as a flavoring agent in many parts of the world; various types of seafood preparation said to be incomplete unless lemon added in them. No one can imagine the tastes meat, fish, vegetables or even drinks without the tangling touch of lemon. In additionally you may use lemon as a substitute of salt as well. One interesting fact about lemon is its easy availability, you can easily buy lemon anywhere in the world because of its universal presence, additionally in can grow it in your kitchen garden as well.
When we talk about the uses of lemon than who can forget the sensational taste’s of lemonade that we all loves. Apart from the above-described uses, you can use lemons in countless ways including:
Controlling High Blood pressure
For keeping vegetables fresh
As anti-oxidant and for anti-aging
As a washing item for utensils and vegetables
Preventing infection and allergies
For mouth hygiene and mouth freshening
Metal polisher
Digestion and stomach problems
Sliced lemonAs deodorant and stain remover  

 How to pick Lemons                                                                                             
Choosing lemon is not a difficult task or needed special skills, just remember to choose the one with thin skin, contrast yellow in color a little heavy. Lemon not only work as a freshening agent for your vegetables but lemons itself remains fresh for 10-15 days in your refrigerator as well.

Lemons could do wonders in lowering your body cholesterol but you need to minimize your smoking habit, alcohol dependency as well. Additionally, try to add lemon in your food preparation as well for the best result.


12 October 2014

Simple ways to have healthy and thick hair

Visiting costly beauty parlors does not assure your hair’s thickness. However, you can do it yourself by 
Healthy hair
giving proper attention to your diet routines and avoiding the use of junk hair oils and soaps. The only thing you need to remember is patience because this is not an instant miracle but it needs time and proper caring to develop thick and healthy hair. Obviously, genetics also plays an important role that you cannot control in shaping your hair buildups but by proper and regular care, you can have beautiful and thick hair.

Proper Vitamins
Vitamins are the main nutrients in shaping your hair healthy and thick, some important vitamins are vitamin C, vitamin E, biotin and vitamin A. Vitamin A  serve as a natural body oil that minimizes the roughness and brittleness of hair, vitamin C contains antioxidant properties that makes your hair shaft strong and healthy. Vitamin C also decreases the formation of split ends in the hair as well. The main purpose of biotin is to eliminate the possibility of hair loss while vitamin E ensures proper blood circulation in your scalp. You can easily maintain your vitamin intake with the help of a diet chart.

Importance of Water
Water is one of a few miraculous things silently do wonders in our body and therefore therapists and professionals always advice drinking plenty of water regularly, water is the main source for keeping your body sufficiently hydrated. Lacks of proper hydration is the main cause behind hair dryness and brittleness therefore, drinking plenty of water daily ensures healthy and thick hair. Experts suggest that drinking 2.5-3.5 litter of water in a day is enough for keeping you properly hydrated. Therefore, you can keep your hair in healthy condition by drinking plenty of water daily.

Hair Trimming
You can avoid split-ended hair by regular trimming, daily trimming not only eliminates dull and split ending of your hair but also prevents them in reaching follicles as well.

Hair conditioners helps your hair to grow strong, thick and smooth, hair conditioner provides miniaturization for your hair follicles by creating a layer that prevents hair brittleness and hair damage. Hair conditioner contains humectants whose main purpose is to absorb moisture from the air and pass this moisture to your hair shaft to make your hair thick, smooth and healthy. Therefore, use hair conditioners in proper intervals for making your hair shiny and thick in volume.  

Avoid direct Heat
Using iron, hair dryers to flatten up your hair or making your hair curly is not a wise idea because these equipment absorb moisture from your hair and result in making your hair dull and brittle. The best way to dry your hair Is by drying them in natural way. By adopting few simple things as shown above you too can have healthy, thick and smooth hair.

Ismail Khan..

10 October 2014

The Amazing Apples

 Apple is one of the best fruit because of zero fat, zero cholesterol and minimum calorie contents; in addition, Apples are very rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals.  The best way to consume an apple is without peeling its outer skin, as it is the main nutritional part of this fruit.  

An Apple per day

You must have heard the phrase ‘an apple a day keeps the doctors away ‘which defines the true value of an apple for our health. A normal size apple contributes around eleven percent of a woman’s daily-required intake of vitamin C and about nine percent of a men’s regular intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential body supplement for us that supports in the making of various organs of our body including cartilage, ligaments, skin, blood vessels and collagen. Apart from this vitamin C helps our body by repairing and maintaining teeth and body bones along with quick wound healing. Another important work that performed by vitamin C is slowing the aging of our body by decreasing the free radicals. Antioxidant properties of apple are equally important for a human body as well.  

 Strong Signal Flow

An average apple contains vitamin B-6, which is an important nutrient for our body because it manages the signal flow of our nerve cells through neurotransmitters. Vitamin B-6 supplied by an average apple covers
Apple tree
approximately six percent of our daily-required vitamin B-6 intake. Other important functions of vitamin B-6 include producing the important hormones for our body like melatonin, epinephrine and serotonin, which works in controlling the mood fluctuations and synchronization of our biological clock. Additionally, Vitamin B-6 helps our body in absorbing vitamin B-12, which is very important for producing immune cells and red blood cells in our body.

Eliminating Free Radicals

 Vitamin B-2 or riboflavin found in apple is very important for our body as it makes energy from food and counters free radicals present in our body by its anti-oxidant nature. An average sized apple can cover our regular requirements of vitamin B-2 or riboflavin intake’s five percent.

 Stress Relieving

Vitamin B-1 which is an anti stress vitamin supports the immune system of our body and help us in tension releasing. Vitamin B-1 from an average size apple covers about four percent of our regular recommended intake. In addition, vitamin B-1 helps in produces adenosine triphosphate or ATP, which is the main energy source of our body and also eases our body’s metabolic reactions.

By Ismail..