Why be the last one to know........!!
Here are some food facts which should be known to maintain a healthy body or to fight against certain diseases or disorders. These facts might be known to you or may not be, but why be the last one to know, after all its all about your health so get going and start reading.
*Eat chocolate, live longer. Hurray! Harvard University scientists say that eating a couple of chocolate bars a week could extend your life by almost a year.
*Onions are natural antibiotics. They might make your breath pong but onions contain allicin, a powerful antibiotic that also protects the circulatory system.
*Cinnamon can help diabetics. Just half a teaspoon a day of this spice can significantly reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics, says US research.
*Garlic can cure mouth ulcers and verruca. Here's an old wives' tale that works: halve a clove of garlic, squeeze, and apply a drop of the juice to the offending growth at bedtime.
*Coriander can lower your cholesterol levels. This aromatic herb can reduce cholesterol levels and prevent heart problems.
*Pomegranate juice could prevent a heart attack. This wonder juice is believed to improve blood flow to the heart and lower blood pressure.
*Sesame seeds can lower blood pressure. Try sprinkling on salad to reduce your blood pressure. They're also an excellent source of protein and calcium, iron and niacin.
*Eat ice cream for glossy hair. A few scoops can do wonders for your crowning glory due to ice cream's high levels of Vitamin B2.
*Drinking fruit juice can rot your teeth. High fructose levels in fruit can cause tooth decay. Have them with meals or brush your teeth directly after drinking.
*Pineapple is a natural painkiller. The fruit contains anti-inflammatory enzymes that bring pain relief from conditions such as arthritis, according to a study at Reading University.
*Eating curry could help prevent Alzheimer's. According to a report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a yellow pigment(turmeric) used in curry, cur-cumin, can stop amyloid plaques in the brain that cause the condition.
*Sniffing a lemon could help you beat asthma.
*Olive oil can be as good for the heart as aspirin. There is evidence that the main compound in olive oil, oleocanthal, contains the same properties as painkillers used to treat heart conditions.
*Breakfast can reduce risk of throat cancer. According to scientists at Aberdeen University; eating breakfast reduces your risk of developing oesophageal cancer.
*Spinach can make kidney stones worse. High-oxalate foods such as spinach encourage the formation of kidney stones, which occur when waste products in the urine crystallizes.
*Ginger is good for headaches. Chew a piece for half an hour to alleviate the pain.
*Carrots Really Can Help You See In The Dark. Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A.
*Honey fights against any kind of skin damage and aging as it has antioxidant properties.
*Banana is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure.
-Green Apples - Good for strong bones and teeth, aids in vision, anti cancer properties.
-Yellow Apples - Good for heart and eyes, immune system, reduce risk of some cancers.
-Red Apples - Good for heart, Memory function, lower risk of some cancers and to maintain urinary tract health.
*The leaves of basil are specific for many fevers. During the rainy season, when malaria and dengue fever are widely prevalent, tender leaves, boiled with tea, act as preventive against theses diseases.
*Scientists indicate that watermelon contains high levels of lycopene an antioxidant that may help the body fight cancer and prevent disease.
*Coconut Water Breaks up Kidney Stones. People who have kidney problems and are plagued by kidney stones should drink coconut water in addition to taking their medication. Drinking coconut water regularly helps to break up kidney stones making them easier to push out.
*According to traditional wisdom of Ayurveda, cardamom is effective in improving digestion. It helps those suffering from stomach cramps. It is a good stimulant and beneficial for those suffering from flatulence and gas.
*cloves helps in controlling the blood sugar levels and hence is useful to diabetics.