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Monday, 18 September 2017

رات کو سوتے ہوئے تکیے کے نیچے لہسن کا ٹکڑا رکھنے کا وہ فائدہ جسے جان کر آپ دوبارہ کبھی اس کے بغیر نہ سوئیں گے

رات کو سوتے ہوئے تکیے کے نیچے لہسن کا ٹکڑا رکھنے کا وہ فائدہ جسے جان کر آپ دوبارہ کبھی اس کے بغیر نہ سوئیں گے


لہسن کا شمار قدرت کی ان نعمتوں میں ہوتا ہے جو صرف ہمارے کھانوں کو ہی پرلطف نہیں بناتیں بلکہ ہمیں طرح
طرح کی بیماریوں سے بھی بچاتی ہیں۔ ماہرین کہتے ہیں کہ لہسن کا استعمال 7ہزار سال سے جاری ہے۔ کھانوں کے علاوہ ہربل ادویات کی تیاری میں بھی اس کا استعمال عام پایا جاتا ہے۔
ویب سائٹ سپیکنگ ٹری کی رپورٹ کے مطابق لہسن کا استعمال درجنوں اقسام کی بیماریوں کے خلاف تحفظ فراہم کرتا ہے اور خصوصاً دوران خون کے لئے بہت مفید ہے کیونکہ یہ بند شریانوں کو کھولنے کے لئے اکسیر کی حیثیت رکھتا ہے۔ آپ نے بھی لہسن کے یہ فوائد ضرور سن رکھے ہوں گے اور یقینا اسے اپنے کھانوں میں استعمال بھی کرتے ہوں گے، لیکن شاید یہ نہیں جانتے ہوں گے کہ لہسن کھانے کے علاوہ تکیے کے نیچے رکھنا بھی بے حد فائدہ مند ہے۔ جی ہاں، اگر آپ پرسکون اور بہترین نیند کے خواہاں ہیں تو لہسن تکیے کے نیچے رکھ کر سونے سے بہتر شاید ہی کوئی اور نسخہ آپ کو مل سکے۔
ماہرین کا کہنا ہے کہ نیند کے مسائل سے دوچار افراد کے لئے اس مصیبت سے چھٹکارا پانے کا آسان طریقہ یہی ہے کہ وہ تکیے کے نیچے لہسن رکھ کر سوئیں۔ اس کی خوشبو دماغ پر اثر انداز ہوتی ہے اور اسے بے چینی و منفی لہروں سے پاک کرکے پرسکون کردیتی ہے۔ تو اگر آپ بھی نیند کی خرابی کے مسائل سے دوچار ہیں، یا اپنی معمول کی نیند کو مزید پرسکون بنانا چاہتے ہیں تو لہسن کا ایک ٹکڑا چھلکے سمیت تکیے کے نیچے رکھ کر سوئیں، اور پھر اس کا کمال دیکھیں۔

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

20 Vitamins And Minerals You Didn't Know Your Body Needs

20 Vitamins And Minerals You Didn't Know Your Body Needs


Highlights
Vitamin A is extremely important for good vision
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient also known as the sunshine vitamin
Vitamin B helps convert the food we eat into energy
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We’ve all grown up knowing the fact that vitamins are of various types and those alphabetical connotations signify certain crucial things. But how many of us are actually aware of what those alphabets that always accompany vitamins denote? What stake do those important names in the periodical table hold in the keeping us hale and heart? It is vital to know whether the body is getting the right nourishment that it needs, for food to get converted into fuel.
According to Dr Parveen Verma, Physician and Nutritionist at Kailash Hospitals, "A deficiency in any of the micro-nutrients can have a harrowing effect on the body." She advises us to choose our food wisely in order to tap all effective micro-nutrients that the body needs. We bring to you a list of 23 minerals and vitamins that are a must.

1. Vitamin A: It is extremely important for good vision and it also keeps the skin healthy. Whether its sweet potatoes or carrots and mangoes, they are great sources of vitamin A.




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2. Vitamin B: It helps convert the food into energy. Watermelons and squashes are rich in Vitamin B.

3. Vitamin C: It helps in making collagen in the body and builds your immunity against infections. Oranges, citrus fruits and broccoli are a must have.

4. Vitamin D: It helps strengthen teeth and bones and facilitates in the absorption of calcium in the body. Sunlight is the greatest source of vitamin D but foods like mushrooms, soy milk and fatty fish are also good sources.

5. Vitamin E: It is the best form of antioxidant desired by the body. All green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin E.

6. Vitamin F: It contains polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are essential for healing wounds and for the metabolism. Certain kinds of oils, nuts and fish are rich sources.

7. Calcium: It is essential for bones, secretion of hormones and also activates certain enzymes that are important for the body. Milk, broccoli, ragi and spinach must be added to one's diet.

8. Potassium: It regulates your blood pressure and keeps a balance of the fluids in the body. Legumes like rajma and grains are ideal.


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9. Magnesium: It is important for chemical reactions that the body carries out. It also contributes to strengthening of bones. Spinach and pumpkin seeds help in building it.

10. Iron: Iron helps build to the hemoglobin in the blood. Spinach, nuts and chia seeds are good sources of iron.

11. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): It is very important for healthy hair and brain. Soy milk is a great source of vitamin B1.

12. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): It reduces the risk of heart disease. Bananas and watermelons have high levels of Vitamin B6.

13. Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): It helps in making new cells and breaking some amino acids. Eggs and fish are rich sources of vitamin B12.

14. Riboflavin: It is excellent in preventing migraines. It is also known as Vitamin B2. Eggs, meat, legumes and beans are rich in it.


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15. Biotin: It helps in the synthesis of glucose. All whole grains have biotin.

16. Choline: It helps in the release of acetylcholine, which aids brain activity. Peanuts are rich sources of choline.

17. Folic acid: It is essential for all women in their child bearing age. It prevents birth defects. It is found in tomatoes, orange juice, chickpeas and eggs.

18. Vitamin K: It can prevent fractures specially those of the hip. It widely found in cabbage and broccoli.

19. Copper: It helps to make red blood cells. It is commonly found in prunes and shell-fish.

20. Chloride: Chloride is very important in order to carry out effective digestion. Chloride is found in sea salt, celery, rye, tomatoes and lettuce.
7 Amazing Benefits Of Grapes For Health And Skin

7 Amazing Benefits Of Grapes For Health And Skin


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being used in dishing out sinful desserts and refreshing fruit bowls to being renowned as the primary ingredient in the wine making process, it is not without reason that grapes are known as the queen of fruits. Classified under the family of berries, grapes come in different varieties as well as colours – green, red, blue, purple and black. While majority of the production of grapes in the world are used by the wine making industry, the remaining lot is consumed as fruits and a small portion is used in making dried fruits.

Tracing its roots, it is said that grapes were first domestically cultivated in the Middle East, where it soon became popular when the city of Shiraz started using it to make wine. Eventually, other countries also started growing it and using it in the wine making process.
Grapes are easily available in the markets throughout the year. The vine containing the cluster of berries are not only pretty to look at and delicious with its sweet and tarty taste, but are loaded with essential nutrients that work for the well-being of the body.



Why Grapes are Good for You?

Researchers and many studies have found that including grapes in one’s diet can actually be good for health as it has numerous health benefiting properties –

1.  Loaded with Antioxidants
Grapes are a powerhouse of antioxidants – they contain a wide range of phytonutrients right from carotenoids to polyphenols. Studies have revealed that these phytonutrients help in preventing certain kinds of cancers and help in maintaining heart health. Among polyphenols, resveratrol is known for its miraculous properties such as inhibiting the formation of free radicals that could cause cancer and dilating blood vessels to ease blood flow and lower blood pressure. Point to note: The antioxidant content is the highest in the seeds and the skin. So, do make use of them.

2. Prevents Skin Problems
It is found that resveratrol prevents signs of ageing and other skin problems. According to a study conducted by the team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), resveratrol, when combined with a common acne medication benzoyl peroxide, fights the acne causing bacteria.



3. High Source of Potassium
The nutritional breakup of grapes reveals that per 100 grams of the fruit contains 191 mg of potassium. High intake of potassium and lowering sodium content can help your body in numerous ways. Potassium also counteracts excess sodium. A low-sodium-high-potassium diet has proven beneficial for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart health in most cases. According to Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist, author and founder of the Digestive Centre for Women in Washington D.C., a bloated stomach can invite many health-related problems. Cutting down on salt intake and focusing on potassium-rich fiber can help in getting a flat stomach.



4. Good for the Eyes
According to a study done by University of Miami, Florida, grapes promote eye health from signalling changes at the cellular level to directly countering oxidative stress. Including grapes in the diet results in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas, which is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors.



5. Boost Brain Power
Certain studies have found that resveratrol helps in increasing blood flow to the brain, thereby it could help speed up mental responses and prove to be beneficial for those suffering from brain related ailments like Alzheimer’s. A study done by the University of Switzerland also found that resveratrol can help remove plaques and free radicals, which affect the brain.

6. Good for the Knees
A study done by Texas Woman's University has established that daily intake of grapes can help get relief from knee pain, especially the ones triggered due to symptomatic osteoarthritis. Grapes are high on antioxidants, most important and beneficial one being polyphenols, which help in improving the flexibility and mobility of joints.



7. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
It has been found that grapes contain certain enzymes which bring about anti-inflammatory effect in our body. As such it brings about relief to the arteries, promotes heart health and helps in other repair functions of the body.....