Showing posts with label health foods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health foods. Show all posts

Mar 18, 2014

Cranberry Benefits and Advantages

Cranberries are the fruit, native to the plant of North America. Most cranberries are harvested in the month of September and October in U.S. and Canada.

Cranberry like many fruits and vegetables contains salicylic acid, which is an important ingredient in aspirin. Drinking cranberry juice is therefore great for the body and increase salicylic acid in the body.

There are a few side effects of Cranberries that must be kept in mind before consuming, especially for those who are allergic to berries and generally have a poor immune system. Drinking cranberry juice is always safe but consuming in excess can cause gastrointestinal problems and diarrhea. Cranberry should be used cautiously by the people who take the blood thinning drugs.

Several Health Benefits are served with the fruit cranberries

  • Cranberries cure the urinary tract infections. It contains proanthocyanidins so it helps in preventing from the bacteria which stick to the walls of the uterus and bladder.
  • Cranberries help in fighting cancer, especially breast cancer in women. Other types of cancers which can be cured are lung, prostate and colon.
  • Cranberries contain acids like citric, malic etc which removes kidney stone and other bladder problems.
  • Cranberries have a very positive effect on heart. It helps in lowering down the cholesterol.
  • Cranberries if consumed on regular basis can cure very common diseases like Gingivitis, gum diseases, plaque buildup and cavities.
  • Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and thus helps to flush out system and in turn improves the metabolism and digestive system which further leads to good healthy weight loss.
  • The antioxidants contained in cranberries helps your body get rid of all the free radicals and protect you from aging and help your skin to look young.
  • Cranberries can also help to lift your moods by reducing stress and depression. They are very good for brain and improve memory power.

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Dec 7, 2011

Health Benefits of Cucumber

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few cucumber slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the photochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won't leave streaks and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!
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