Monday, 24 August 2015

Coconut Water Benefits

Coconut Water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst.Coconut water is the liquid in the cavity of the coconut.Coconut water is considered as an alternative to water for dehydrating properties because it contains high doses of vitamins and minerals,low in calories and low in fat.In recent years, coconut water has been marketed as a natural energy or sports drink.

One coconut tree can yield 150-200 coconuts in one season.These trees grown around coastal region and the coconut tree also called “Tree of Life” as it has phenomenal healing properties.Tender coconuts are one of the richest sources of electrolytes, chlorides, potassium and magnesium, with some amount of sugar, sodium and protein as per source said in Wikipedia and WebMD. The potassium content benefits blood pressure and heart function. Coconut Water is also found to have dietary fiber, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin C.

Coconut Water is readily available in cans or bottles from many grocery stores or online retailers.There are many companies which has made available coconut water in all regions of world like Vita Coco, Biona, Harmless Harvest and many more.They use 100% natural coconut water.

This water is now popular all over the world for its refreshing taste along with Healthy Benefits.

Health Benefits of Coconut Water

1.Coconut water's rehydrating properties help to gain lost vitamins and minerals during physical activities.

2.It helps in Weight loss.Coconut water has absolutely no cholesterol and also boosts your metabolism.

3.It contains natural sugar, so there is no added sugar and helps in lowers blood sugar level for diabetic patients.

4.It has significant anti-ageing properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balances PH levels and keeps the connective tissue hydrated and strong.Coconut water is applied to affected skin areas with acne, spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite and eczema.

5.Coconut Water makes a wonderful energy drink because of abundant contents of vitamins,minerals and other nutrients.Coconut water has less sugar and sodium content compared to other sports drinks.

6.Coconut Water contains Lauric acid which helps fight against intestinal worms,parasites, lipid-coated viruses and other gastrointestinal tract infections in children and adults.For constipation, diarrhea and other common digestive problems drink one cup of Coconut Water twice daily. 

7.Coconut water keeps you hydrated, which increases your body’s metabolism and even increases sweating. Sweating keeps your body cool and helps in regulating the body temperature.

8.Coconut water is generally recommended during pregnancy as it helps in constipation, heart burn and slow digestion. It has has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which boost the body’s immune system.

9.Tender coconut water is very beneficial to a person with kidney stones due to its minerals, potassium and magnesium content. 

10. Individuals with high blood pressure usually have low potassium levels. Therefore, drinking coconut water on a regular basis can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure.

Coconut water can be considered as a healthy alternative to soft drinks to beat the summer heat! 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Nutmeg Health Benefits

Nutmeg has a warm, spicy sweet flavor among all spices . This hard brown seed has lots of Health Benefits.It has been said that in England, several hundred years ago, a few nutmeg nuts could be sold for enough money to enable financial independence for life. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7-9 years after planting, and the trees reach their full potential after 20 years. The History of Nutmeg can be found at Wikipedia and AsianHistory .

Nutmeg is considered as Sedative, stimulant, relaxant, anti inflammatory, antiseptic. Nutmeg contains trimyristin, myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole as the major volatile oils.Nutmeg is very rich in copper, manganese and also contains good amounts of folates, thiamine, pyridoxine, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.It is rich in potassium and low in sodium.

Safety Rules - Nutmeg should be used in moderation—a pinch or two is considered safe.However, large doses can trigger an acute psychiatric disorder.Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid the use of nutmeg.

Nutmeg Health Benefits

1.Good For Acne

If you suffer from acne or have acne scars, try mixing a little with water or honey into a paste.  Apply it to the skin like a mask or use like a scrub and your skin will benefit.

Nutmeg has ant-inflammatory components that will help reduce the redness and puffiness associated with pimples. It will help remove blackheads, make scars less noticeable and make your skin smoother.

2.Liver And Kidney Detox

Detoxification is an important factor of good health.Pollution, Diet,stress, tobacco, medication and other external substances can lead to the build-up of toxins in your organs. 

As a tonic, nutmeg can clean your liver and kidney and remove toxins. If you are suffering from a liver disease then nutmeg can be beneficial.  The liver and kidney are two of the organs where this toxic build-up usually develops.

3.Brain Tonic

Nutmeg can effectively stimulate your brain, Roman and Greek civilizations used nutmeg as a type of brain tonic. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, fatigue and stress , nutmeg may also be a good remedy. 

Nutmeg can also improve your concentration so you can become more efficient and focused at work or at school.

4.Indigestion Relief

Digestion-related problems like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, flatulence and so on, nutmeg can effectively provides relief. Nutmeg oil relieves stomachaches by removing the excess gas from your intestines. Nutmeg can also boost your appetite.

5.Pain Relief

This spice is also a mild sedative, anti-anxiety and pain-relieving benefits by virtue of its constituent compounds myristicin and elemicin.The Ancient Chinese used the spice to treat inflammation and abdominal pain. 

Use nutmeg if you are suffering from aching joints, muscle pain, arthritis, sores and other ailments. To relieve the pain, apply nutmeg oil to the affected areas.

How to Use Nutmeg for simple cures

1.To relieve diarrhea, drink a filtered mix of 1/4th teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of ground coffee in one cup of water.

2.To promote sleep, drink one cup of milk boiled with 1/4th teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

3.Nutmeg can help clear up congestion due to colds, this is the reason why it is used in many cough syrups.

4.Nutmeg oil helps in removing bad breath. It is also antiseptic in nature and is effective for toothaches and aching gums.

5.To soothe eczema , make a nutmeg paste by grinding nutmeg seeds with water and smear the paste over the scaly patches.

Personally, I always prefer Whole Nutmeg instead Ground Nutmeg.But sometimes, Ground nutmeg is very handy in urgent times.If we have Ground Nutmeg for large amount , it will lose its oil and flavor.So, I always use Nutmeg Grinder.It is very handy and we can grate nutmeg fresh to have its flavor and freshness.

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