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Benefits of Raw Fruits

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  1. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    cherry


    Cherries contain the powerful antioxidant anthocyadin. Cherries are believed to relieve gout if at least 225 g are eaten daily. They are also thought to have a mild laxative action.
    Although fresh cherries have a very short season, cherries that have been bottled, canned or cooked seem to retain their beneficial qualities.
    Although a good source of vitamins, they are not as high in vitamin C or vitamin A as fruits like strawberries or blackcurrants but its the presence of other antioxidants and compounds that are responsible for the many health benefits of cherries.
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Benefits of Cherry

    Cherries contain..
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin A
    • Bioflavonoids
    • Ellagic acid
    • Perillyl
    • anthocyanins
    • Melatonin
    The nutrients and compounds found in cherries give the following health benefits..
    • Help fight cancer
    • Aid in prevention of heart disease
    • Relieve Pain of Arthritis, Gout, Headaches
    • Ease the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    • Provide a healthy and safe way to produce melatonin
    • Improve physiological and mental functions


     
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    Benefits of Cranberry

    Cranberry main medicinal use, to prevent and treat urinary tract infections, is a relatively

    modern discovery dating only to the early twentieth century.

    Earlier traditional applications included its use as a remedy for stomach ailments and

    gallbladder attacks.

    Scientific studies have generally found that Cranberry does indeed help to prevent or

    alleviate urinary tract infections.

    A beneficial effect on kidney stones and chronic kidney inflammation is less proven.

    Cranberry is also being taken for its vitamin C and its phytonutrients, including flavonoids

    such as the proanthocyanidins, which are beneficial antioxidants.:thumbsup
     
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    Benefits of cranberries - 2

    1. Improve the body's circulatory system.
    2. A daily glass of cranberry juice will treat diseases like cystitis.
    3. Provide relief for asthma patients.
    4. Condensed tannins in cranberries can inhibit the oxidation of bad cholesterol and as a result protects body against atheroscelrosis.
    5. Tannins are also considered an important contributor to a healthy heart.
    6. Acts as bactericide and affects the acidity of the urine. In effect, it disrupts the development of kidney stone formation.
     
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    The Uses of Cranberries

    The Uses of Cranberries
    1. Asthma Attack
      To overcome an asthma attack, cranberries can be used. Crush the berries, boil it in distilled water and skin. This is effective relief from an attack since the berries contain active ingredients similar to drugs prescribed by your doctors to control asthma.
    2. Urinary Tract Infection
      As known, the juice has been long known to treat this disease. This is because the juice reduce the number of bacteria adhering to the body's urinary tract lining. A study among elderly patients suggested a 50% reduction of infection among patients who drank 300 ml of cranberry juice everyday for over 6 months. A daily portion of cranberries would also help in treating the disease.
    3. Reduces Cholesterol
      Laboratory results have also shown that cranberry extract reduces the oxidation of "bad cholesterol". This helps promote healthy heart.
    4. Prevent Ulcers
      New studies have shown the ability of this fruit has the ability to prevent peptic ulcer by inhibiting the adhesion of bacteria to certain parts of the stomach.
    5. Anti-Aging
      An exciting new research has shown that cranberries could help protect the brain from neurological damage.
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Ladies,

    No Comments for this thread?Oops!
     
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    Lalitha Shivaguru Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear Krishnamma,

    Just stumbled on this thread today. A superb effort. Thanx for the info.

    If you could help with more info on this:

    Banana flower for heavy menstruation. It will be very helpful
     
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    Dear Sumathy,

    :wow:hatsoff my dear friend

    great information

    thanks for posting.
     
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    Hi lalitha,
    There are many Home remedies for Menstruation.You asked for Banana flower here it is.

    The use of banana flower is one of the most effective home remedies in the treatment of excessive menstruation. One banana flower should be cooked and eaten with one cup of curd. This will increase the quantity of progesterone and reduce the bleeding.

    If you can , you can eat the center portion of the flower as it is . My Grand mother used to say that it will cure the Menstruation problem.

    Drink as much water as you can stand in one setting. You most likely have to urinate every 15 min. or so but this is the idea to flush our the infection. It really works. Try this also. No antibiotics needed.

    I think this will be use ful to you.
     
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    Benefits of Banana

    'THE SCOOP ABOUT BANANA'S"

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    After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

    Bananas Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

    Depression:

    According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

    PMS:

    Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    Anemia
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    High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

    Blood Pressure:

    This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

    Brain Power:

    200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

    Constipation:

    High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

    Hangovers:

    One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

    Heartburn:

    Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness:

    Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

    Mosquito bites:

    Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

    Nerves:

    Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

    Overweight and at work?

    Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

    Ulcers:

    The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

    Temperature control:

    Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

    Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

    Smoking:

    Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

    Stress:

    Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

    Strokes:

    According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

    PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
     

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