If you remember Popeye ‘The Sailor Man’, he would gulp down a can of spinach and become 10 times stronger. That is not just in cartoon, but it also holds true in real life. Spinach, also known as ‘palak’, is a leafy vegetable with astonishing amounts of health benefits. It has a slightly bitter taste but is considered as one of the functional foods due to its nutritional, antioxidants and anti-cancer constituents.Popeye was right, spinach is an elixir of health. Packed with vitamins and minerals, you can make palak ki sabzi, paratha, pasta, soup, smoothie or even a dip. Take a look at some of the health, skin and beauty benefits of eating spinach regularly.– Sources: Stylecraze, Reader’s Digest, Health Fitness Revolution, Pixabay
Moringa has been revered among Ayurvedic circles for hundreds of years, but it’s currently poised to become the hot superfood of 2016. Nearly every part of the moringa oleifera, or drumstick tree, is edible and packed with vitamin C, protein, iron, and calcium.If you can’t get your hands on the fresh greens yet – not to worry – you can readily take a supplement or toss a powdered version into a smoothie to reap its benefits.– Source: Pop Sugar UK Fitness
Apricots, scientifically known as Prunus Armeniaca, are small drupes that resemble and are closely related to peaches or plums. You may also know them as also known as khubani, khumani or jardalu in Hindi.Apricots aren’t too juicy but they come in different varieties. But they are very versatile and can be enjoyed both fresh and dried though fresh ones have higher vitamin C content. Dried apricots last longer and are enjoyed by people who are on a diet. It is also used in the preparation of various juices, jams, squash and jellies.The health benefits of apricots can be attributed to the high concentration of nutrients present in it. Read through the health benefits of having apricots daily in your diet.
As the world is going ga ga over their recent discovery of the benefits of coconut oil, we Indians (especially South Indians) are already patrons of coconut oil. Used for food, hair growth, great skin and stress relief (among many others), the goodness of coconut oil can solve a lot of your health problems.Take a look at the numerous benefits of coconut oil.
Every week we will provide you with the benefits of consuming a particular fruit or vegetable. This week we tell you-B for bananaThere’s a fruit that’s always available in India, in every season, it can be eaten easily with no trouble of dirtying your hands and is sold for a very low price. And wait, here’s the best part- it has some unbeatable health benefits! This fruit is called the banana. Legend has it that Alexander the Great discovered the taste of banana in the valleys of India. Bananas are mostly under-rated so today let us tell you some secrets about bananas that will make you eat one everyday.
-Honey MehtaLet honey do its magic!Bees are considered one of the most hardworking insects in the world. They toil for years to make one jar of honey. The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey (which is about 5 gm of honey) in its lifetime. It takes hundreds of bees to make one jar of honey, which is conveniently available in the market. What we fail to realise is that this jar of honey is a magic pot. One teaspoon of honey everyday can bring about immense positive changes in your body and lifestyle. Take a look.
There are some surprising health benefits to your daily caffeine fix [Photo: kaboompics.com via Pexels] Can’t function before you’ve had your first-thing coffee fix? It’s good for your heart Recent research has shown that drinking coffee in moderation (approximately 3-5 cups per day) may in fact protect you against heart disease.