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Benefits of Corn,plums,Lychee and dates

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by bolosharmistha, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. bolosharmistha

    bolosharmistha New IL'ite

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    Benefits Of Plums

    Plum is a fruit that is related to the family of peaches and cherries. It is one of those fruits which are rich in dietary fiber that is effective in improving the digestive system. There are thousands of varieties of plums that are available throughout the world, ranging in colors like red, blue-black, purple, yellow, green or amber. Plums are believed to have originated in Asia and since then have been grown all over the world. The fresh and juicy taste of the plum makes it refreshing to eat on a hot summer day! To know about the immense health benefits and the nutritional value of plums, read on.

    Nutritional Value of Plums
    Given here is the nutritional value of 1 raw plum fruit.

    Calories: 36
    Proteins: 0.52g
    Carbohydrates: 8.6g
    Total Fats: 0.41g
    Fiber: 1.0g
    Vitamin C: 6.27mg
    Calcium: 2.64 mg
    Iron: 0.07 mg
    Magnesium: 4.62 mg
    Manganese: 0.03 mg
    Phosphorus: 6.60 mg
    Potassium: 113.52 mg
    Citric Acid: 22.44 mg
    Nutrition Benefits of Eating Plums
    Plums and its dried form, known as ‘Prune’ are high in unique phytonutrients called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid. Their function is that of an anti-oxidant and is of much benefit.
    Consumption of plums helps in the production and absorption of iron in the body, thus leading to better blood circulation in the body, which further leads to the growth of healthy tissues.
    Regular consumption of plums will prevent macular degeneration and any other infection of the eye in the long run. Your eyes will be healthy and strong for long time and you can also retain a sharp eye-sight.
    Researchers have found that plums have anti-cancer agents that may help prevent the growth of cancerous cells and tumors in the body.
    Eating plums also reduces your chances of contracting a heart disease in the long run. Plums have certain cleansing agents that keep the blood pure and also prevent complications of the heart.
    Plums have high content of Vitamin C, which means it helps protect against health conditions like asthma, colon cancer, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

    Benefits Of Dates

    Date is the name of the fruit of the Date Palm, which is believed to have originated somewhere in the desert oases of northern Africa and, perhaps, southwest Asia. The people of the Middle East have consumed dates, as a part of their staple diet, since centuries, mainly owing to its high nutritional value. Apart from being rich in natural fibers, dates also comprise of a lot of other nutrients, like oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, magnesium, etc. In fact, it is said that one date is a minimum of a balanced and healthy diet. In the following lines, we have listed the various health and nutrition benefits of eating dates.

    Nutritional Value of Dates
    Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of dates:
    Sodium - 2 mg
    Total Carbohydrates - 75 gm
    Dietary Fiber - 8 gm
    Sugars - 63 gm
    Protein - 2 gm
    Vitamin - A 10 IU
    Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
    Vitamin E - 0.05 mg
    Vitamin K - 2.7 mcg
    Thiamin - 0.052 mg
    Riboflavin - 0.066 mg
    Niacin - 1.274 mg
    Vitamin B6 - 0.165 mg
    Vitamin B12 - 0 mcg
    Folate - 19 mcg
    Pantothenic Acid - 0.589 mcg
    Calcium - 39 mg
    Iron - 1.02 mg
    Magnesium - 43 mg
    Phosphorus - 62 mg
    Potassium - 656 mg
    Sodium - 2 mg
    Zinc - 0.29 mg
    Copper - 0.206 mg
    Manganese - 0.262 mg
    Selenium - 3 mcg
    Total Fat - 0.39 mg
    Saturated Fat - 0.032 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat - 0.036 mg
    Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.019 mg
    Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Dates
    Since dates get digested very easily, they are used for supplying quick energy and repairing waste.
    Milk, when boiled with dates, become a very nutritious and invigorating drink for children and adults, especially during convalescence.
    The nicotinic content in dates makes them an excellent cure for intestinal disturbances.
    Regular consumption of dates has been found to check the growth of pathological organisms and help in the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines.
    Being a laxative food, dates have been found to be beneficial for those suffering from constipation.
    For alcoholic intoxication, drinking water, in which fresh dates have been rubbed or soaked, is said to be quite effective.
    Studies have shown that consumption of dates, soaked overnight and crushed, is good for those who have a weak heart.
    It has been seen that dates serve as a tonic for improving sex stamina as well as sterility due to functional disorders.
    Researches have revealed that dates are effective in preventing abdominal cancer.
    Dates have a tonic effect and thus, hold value as medicines.

    Benefits Of Lychee

    Lychee is a juicy fruit belonging to the soapberry family. It is a tropical fruit tree, widely found in southern China, southern Taiwan, northern Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. India also has lychee as a seasonal summer fruit. The fruit grows on an evergreen tree, with pinnate leaves. It is a drupe, externally covered by a pink-red rough textured rind, easily removable. Lychee contains sweet layered white flesh, enveloping a brown colored seed. The taste somewhat resembles that of grapes and is also quite juicy. Apart from its sweet and tangy flavor, Lychee has significant health and nutritional benefits. To know about the nutritional value of lychee, read on.

    Nutritional Value of One Cup Lychee (190 g)
    Water - 155.34 g
    Energy - 125 kcal
    Protein - 1.58 g
    Total lipid (fat) - 0.84 g
    Ash- 0.84 g
    Carbohydrate - 31.41 g
    Total Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
    Sugars - 28.94 g
    Calcium - 10 mg
    Iron - 0.59 mg
    Magnesium - 19 mg
    Phosphorus - 59 mg
    Potassium - 325 mg
    Sodium - 2 mg
    Zinc - 0.13 mg
    Copper - 0.281 mg
    Manganese - 0.105 mg
    Selenium - 1.1 mcg
    Vitamin C - 135.9 mg
    Thiamin - 0.021 mg
    Riboflavin - 0.124 mg
    Niacin - 1.146 mg
    Vitamin B - 6 0.19 mg
    Folate - 27 mcg
    Choline - 13.5 mg
    Vitamin E - 0.13 mg
    Vitamin K - 0.8 mcg
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated - 0.228 g
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated - 0.251 g
    Tryptophan - 0.013 g
    Lysine - 0.078 g
    Methionine - 0.017 g
    Health & Nutritional Benefits of Eating Lychee
    Lychee helps in increasing the energy of the body.
    It increases fluids in the body, which are required for good health.
    It enhances the feeling of well being.
    Lychee is extremely rich in Vitamin C and contains approximately 40 percent more vitamin C than orange.
    It even has high levels of Beta carotene, greater than that found in carrots.
    Lychee is considered diuretic and digestive.
    It contains unsaturated fatty acids, which help in the absorption of beta carotene, and many other fat soluble vitamins.
    It even helps to prevent blood clots, severe cell damage and reduces strokes, up to 50%, in heart attack patients.
    It is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber, which are quite essential for the body.

    Benefits Of Corn

    Come summer time and the hot ‘corn on the cob’ seems to be the perfect snack, for munching in the evening. Not only is it great in taste, but also packs a high amount of nutritional value within itself. Corn grows in ‘ears’, each of which is seen enclosed within rows of kernels. These rows are further covered by silk-like threads, often known as ‘corn silk’. Protecting the silk threads is a husk, usually light green in color. The kernels are usually roasted, boiled or steamed and served with butter and salt. In the following lines, we have listed the health and nutrition benefits of eating corns.

    Nutritional Value of Corn
    Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of corn:
    Carbohydrates - 9 gm
    Calcium - 9 mg
    Dietary fiber - 2.7 gm
    Fat - 1.2 gm
    Folate - 46 μg
    Iron - 0.5 mg
    Magnesium - 37 mg
    Niacin - 1.7 mg
    Phosphorus - 120 mg
    Potassium - 270 mg
    Protein - 3.2 gm
    Sugars - 3.2 gm
    Vitamin A - 10 μg
    Vitamin B - 15 mg
    Vitamin C - 7 mg
    Energy - 90 kcal (360kJ)
    Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Corns
    The high amount of fiber present in corn helps lower cholesterol levels and also reduces the risk of colon cancer.
    Corn, if consumed in moderate quantities, has been seen to be beneficial for those suffering from diabetes.
    Being rich in folate, corn helps the generation of new cells, especially important before and during pregnancy.
    Those suffering from anemia have shown positive effects after consuming corns.
    The Pantothenic acid present in corns helps with the physiological functions of the body.
    Owing to the presence of thiamin, corns have been said to help in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
    Corn has been found to be helpful in treating kidney problems, including renal dysfunction.
    Corn has been found to be helpful in treating kidney problems, including renal dysfunction.
    Regular consumption of corn, in moderate quantities, has been associated with better cardiovascular health.
    The beta-cryptoxanthin in corn makes it good for the health of the lungs and may even help prevent lung cancer.
    The insoluble fiber in corn makes it good for those suffering from common digestive ailments, like constipation and hemorrhoids.

  2. krithigat

    krithigat Senior IL'ite

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    :thankyou2:Thanks for sharing a very useful information. Being a Mom, after reading your post I will include Dates, plums and corns as much as possible.
    :goodidea: for including dates, which my son don't like to eat. Now I can boil it with milk and give him.
  3. Sherlin23

    Sherlin23 New IL'ite

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    Lychee has many health benefits. Consuming raw litchi as well as litchi juice, will help you to improve your health including digestive system, immune system, cancer protection, skin improvement and blood purifying. Not only the fruit, but Litchi seeds also have great use in many ways. Lychee seeds possess an analgesic property that is usually used to soothe pain. Crush the seeds into fine powder and it can used in different forms. You may add the powdered lychee seeds to tea and drink it for two times in a day. Even applying the powder to inflamed parts of the body will reduce the swelling.
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