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Moringa Leaves - A Super Food That Must Be Included In Our Diet.

Introduction :
Drumstick leaves is highly nutritious green  leaves containing Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, B6, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, protein, beta carotene, folic acid. Scientific name of drumstick plant is Moringa Oleifera.

Mrs. Asha, was feeling tired frequently.  Her haemoglobin levels were 9 gm/dl which is low and reason for her tiredness.  Doctor suggested her dietary modifications to increase her haemoglobin levels and drumstick leaves topped the list.
Let, us look into the health benefits of Drumstick leaves in detail.
Nutritive value :
1. As I told in introduction , it is rich source of calcium which is 4 times more calcium content than milk , 3 times the potassium content of bananas, 4 times vitamin A content of carrots , 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 2 times the protein in yogurt.
2. Moringa leaves is rich source of anti oxidants . Thus, it helps our body in preventing many diseases caused by oxidative stress by free radicals.

3. Drumstick leaves al…
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Top 10 Foods For Healthy Eyes and Eye Care Tips..

Introduction :

Eyes is a vital sense organ and we face lot of eye related disorders these days due to many factors , it may be genetical factor which we cannot prevent but life style changes can prevent age related macular degeneration by healthy intake of food rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, leutin, zeaxanthin, beta carotene , omega 3 fatty acids. Let us go through some of the foods which help us to improve our eyesight.








1. Fish :

Certain fish mainly oily fish are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids which helps in vision. Fish like tuna, mackerel, salmon ,sardine comes into this list.


2. Eggs :
Egg yolks have vitamin A content which is beneficial for our eyes.
Apart from it , it is packed with proteins,antioxidants like leutin, zeaxanthin which prevents chronic eye diseases.


3. Carrots:
We were told that eat carrot as it is good for your eyes since we were child. Yes , carrots contain beta carotene which helps to protect our vision. The beta carotene in carrot is converted into vitamin A in…

Health Effects of Smoking - Chemicals found in cigarettes and list of diseases caused by them.

''Smoking causes Death'' is the Statutory warning on the screens displayed when the is a scene displayed shows a person smoking. Even on the cigarette packets we see a scary image of oral cancer with a message " Smoking Causes Cancer". Inspite of all these warnings there is increased incidence of smokers succumbing to cancer or other ailments associated with smoking.


Smoking releases nearly 4000 harmful chemicals which are toxic to health.   Few of the chemicals are-

Tar - A dark colour substance which gets accumulated in lungs which may lead to cancer.





Carbon monoxide - A gas which interfere with oxygen carrying capacity to the cells of our body which affects all the organs.

Nicotine- A powerful drug derived from tobacco plants which enters the brain in seconds releasing dopamine and endorphins which makes it highly addictive.

Arsenic- This is a chemical found in rat poisons.

Cadmium- A poisonous chemical used in batteries.

Toluene- It is used in industries as a so…

12 Best Calcium Rich Foods. Calcium - Deficiency and Supplementation.

Calcium is an important mineral in our body. 99 percent of bones is constituted with calcium. Apart from giving structure there are other vital functions. Let's go through it.


Functions of calcium : Formation of bones and teeth.Plays an important role in blood clotting cascade thus aiding in blood clotting. Helps in transmission of nerve impulses. Helps in contraction of heart.
RDA  ( Recommended Daily Allowance) :
1000 mg ( 1 gm) for adults. 1200 mg for women over 50 years. 1300 mg for children upto 18 years of age.
Sources of calcium :
Dairy products
1. Milk :  Milk is a great source of calcium. It also contains Vitamin D which helps in calcium  absorption. A cup of milk contains 270 to 350 mg of calcium depending on the fat content. 



2. Curds :  A cup of curds gives you 30 % of daily required calcium intake. It also contains healthy bacteria required for our gut along with vitamin B2 and B12.


3. Cheese :
30 gm of cheese contains 240 mg of calcium.



4. Cottage cheese :  100 gm of cottage cheese …

Top 15 Benefits of Betel Leaf. Methods to grow and store Betel Leaves explained.

Introduction :
Betel leaves has a significant traditional importance in every Indian household. Festivals is incomplete without the presence of betel leaves . We complete the food with betel leaves on certain occasions as it helps in digestion. Along with helping in digestion there are other benefits. Here in this blog, I am listing out few health benefits of betel leaves. Note that I am referring to plain betel leaves and not the betel nuts used with betel leaves.




1. Nutritive values :
Betel leaves is rich in  Vitamin C ,  Vitamin B1 (thiamine),  Vitamin B3 (niacin),  Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin ) Carotene.
It is also a great source of  minerals like Calcium Magnesium
2. Reduces blood glucose levels :
It has anti diabetic properties as it reduces blood glucose levels. Betel leaves fights the oxidative stress due to its antioxidant property lowering the blood glucose levels. 


3. Prevents cancer :
Chewing betel leaves helps in prevention of oral cancer as it contains alot of anti oxidants. Anti oxidants …

Tomatoes - Health Benefits and Mouthwatering Andhra styled Tomato pickle recipe.

Introduction :

Tomato is botanically a fruit ,used as a vegetable in our daily cuisines which gives taste along with its nutrients. 
Tomato is rich in antioxidants named lycopene which is good for heart health and also found to reduce the risk of cancer.  It also has vitamin C, potassium, Folate and Vitamin K. Tomatoes are also good for vision because of its Vitamin A content. The same holds for hair too. It makes hair stronger and shiny. These were the benefits of eating tomatoes.
Here, I am with a tomato recipe which is a pickle.This is a tangy spicy pickle made of tomatoes which goes well with Idli, dosa, chapatis and Roti. It can also be eaten with rice. Let's go into the details of the recipe.

Preparation time : 45 minutes. 
Note : 

The tomatoes have to be washed and wiped off the water . All the ingredients have to be dry or else the pickle gets spoiled earlier.




Ingredients Required :
Tomatoes ripe - 10 to 12
Tamarind - Lemon sized 
Chilli Powder - 4 tablespoon 

For seasoning :
Oil - 3 t…