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Health Benefits of Eating Lemon Peel

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Lemon is is one of the essential foods which are acidic to the taste, but are alkaline forming in the body. In fact they are one of the most alkaline forming foods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body.

Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons contain more potassium than apple or grapes, which is beneficial to the heart.




Lemon not only tastes delicious but it can also help stimulate good health. When applied topically, it can also do wonders for our skin and hair. Not many of us know about the health benefits and nutrition value of lemon peels. They can be just as effective as it has some enzymes that help us live a healthier life. So, before throwing the lemon peel away after squeezing the lemon juice or using it in any salad etc., think twice because even lemon peels are very beneficial.

Benefits of Lemon Peels
Boost Immunity and Digestion
Lemon p…

Health Benefits of Potato

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Potato is a starchy, tuberous crop which grows throughout the year.Potatoes botanical name is solanum tuberosum.

Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates; they are a fantastic fuel for our bodies.
They are the best and delicious source of starchy energy in our diets and in a world where carbohydrates are processed that they lack essential nutrients, the potato stand head and shoulders above the rest. Apart from starch potatoes also contain some protein, fibre and little or no fat.

Health Benefits
Potatoes are a very good source of potassium, and also have vitamin C which makes it good for health. Potatoes are a good source of both insoluble and soluble fiber. Fiber protects the colon against cancer and also increases the bulk of the stool thus preventing constipation.Fiber also slows down digestion and absorption of sugars in the gut. Thus it helps to maintain a normal level of sugar in the blood.Potatoes are a good source of B-complex vitamins which includes pyridoxine, folates, niacin, thi…

Health Benefits of Asparagus

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Asparagus is very low calorie vegetable. Its shoots have used in many traditional medicines to treat the conditions like IBS and dropsy. Its shoots are also a very good source of vitamin K, and it provides about 35% of DRI and its shoot are also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.

Asparagus contains a range of vitamins and nutrients. These include B6, zinc, magnesium, potassium, folates, and more. It is a very good of source of nutrients but only contains trace amount of calories and sodium. 
It meets more than the average daily requirements and has a range of medicinal benefits.

The potassium present in the Asparagus prevents depletion of calcium from the body.The paste of leaves can be topically applied in case of skin burns and irritation.It is believed that Asparagus is a mood booster and it can be used to combat depression.It also has the property…

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is fermented crushed apple juices. It undergoes a double fermentation process. The sugar in the apple is broken down by yeast and bacteria into alcohol and finally converts into vinegar. The juices contain ascetic acid, lactic acids, malic acids, citric acids, vitamin B and vitamin C.

Apple Cider Vinegar helps the breakdown of food whenever it needs to do so. Check out the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar below:
It helps lower the blood sugar in types-2 diabetes.It detoxifies the kidneys and cleanses the body.It normalises the pH level in the body.It provides a great health care to hair, hands and feet and to stained teeth. It reduces stomach aches, sore throat and migraine headaches.It reduces lose weight and sheds out excess calories, so ACV can be helpful for obese people.It can reverse the aging.It is able to reduce sinus congestion and breakdowns mucous throughout the body and cleanses the lymph nodes. It reduces the symptoms of Candida, yeasts that affe…

Meditation Benefits Before Going to Bed.

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The world seems to be speeding up everyday. We are working longer hours, We are busier than we have ever been before, the traffic is snarling more and more and our stress levels are going through the roof. The consequence to this is that more and more people are suffering insomnia and this can become dangerous and affect your ability to function effectively. One of the best tools to help you with both insomnia and stress is meditation and in particular, meditating before going to bed.

The role of meditation before sleep is to slow your body and your mind down so that it gets to a point where it is easier for it to fall naturally asleep.

There are many techniques that you can use to meditate including a seated meditation or a lying down meditation. It is advisable to do the sitting method over the lying method because using the lying method so close to going to sleep you may tend to go to sleep rather than actually meditating. There is a clear difference between sleep and meditation.

Natural Treatment for High Blood Pressure

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The pressure created by circulating blood is called Blood PressureHypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is the condition where the flow of blood in the vessels increases.
The reasons for hyper tension can be various like obesity, faulty diet, age, genetic reason and kidney failure. Other reasons can be inflammation and elasticity in arteries. So it is important to realize that you may have high blood pressure and only way to find it out is that get your blood pressure checked at regular intervals. The normal blood pressure reading is systolic 120 over diastolic 80.
Hypertension is a very serious problem which can lead to serious conditions like heart or coronary attacks and if not addressed can lead to silent death. Due to this you can be affected by heart attacks, strokes, kidney failures and many other disorders.
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Symptoms of Hypertension:
Pain experienced at the back of the head and neck on waking up, which soon dis…

Must Have Grocery for Long Shiny Hair

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Healthy and beautiful hair adds lot of attractiveness to your looks. You might be spending too much time on expensive shampoos and conditions on TV ads. But, you never seem to get the results. In reality you need to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.

To get those shiny, long, thick and strong hair you need to add Iron, Protein, Omega3, Vitamin B and Zinc in your diet. So grab the natural fruits and vegetables in your grocery shopping cart which are rich in all these important nutrients.

Your Grocery List for Long Shiny Hair:Iron (To Strengthen)
EggsDark Leafy GreensRed MeatPepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)LentilsKidney Beans Protein (To Strengthen)
MeatFishSoy ProteinOmega 3 (To Boost Shine)
SalmonAvocadoEggsFlaxseedsSoybeansOmega 3 - Fatty acids is Essential for good health !-
Learn more about the health benefits of Omega 3

Avocados
are found to be very effective in boosting the absorption of certain nutrients plus they also improve human digestive system.Likewise, it also help…

Health Benefits of Apple

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Its a popular saying " An apple a day keeps doctor away".

Apple is a wonderful fruit packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants which makes it a favorite fruit for the health conscious people. Apple has in its true sense a health promoting and disease prevention properties.

Nutritional Facts about Apple
One medium sized apple contains 4.4 g of dietary fiber, 0.47 g of proteins and 95 calories. It also contains trace amount of minerals like Potassium 195 mg, phosphorus 20 mg, manganese 0.064mg, calcium 11mg, magnesium 9 mg, Iron 0.22mg, Sodium 2mg, Zinc 0.07mg. The vitamins that are present in the Apple are vitamin A 98 IU, Vitamin B1 0.031, Vitamin B2 0.047mg, Niacin 0.166, Folate 5mcg, Vitamin B6 0.075 mg, Vitamin C 8.4 mg, and vitamin E 0.33mg.

Serving Ideas for Apple
One medium sized apple contains 4.4 g of dietary fiber, 0.47 g of proteins and 95 calories. It also contains trace amount of minerals like Potassium 195 mg, phosphorus 20 mg, manganese 0.064mg, calcium 11mg, m…

Health Benefits of Omega 3 - Fatty acids

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Omega 3 - Fatty acids is Essential for good health !
Omega-3 refers to omega-3 fatty acids.
Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats, which, despite their misunderstood reputation, are vital nutrients. Omega-3 is used to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health. It's polyunsaturated, which is the relatively heart-healthy kind of fats that help reduce blood triglycerides (fats) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called bad cholesterol.

Health Benefits of Omega 3 - Fatty acids
Improves blood cholesterol levelsPrevents heart diseaseRegulates important physiological functionsHelps prevent diabetes Helps improve symptoms of Rheumatoid ArthritisReduces depression levelsIncreases bone strengthProtection against Dementia and Alzheimer’sReduces risk of cancerSlows aging processFoods rich in Omega 3 - Fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids
are found in fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, herring. They are also found in soybean, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds,…