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Cause of Obesity
Obesity is a big problem, which has surrounded the world. Scientists have recently revealed that a hormone named, ‘Ghrelin’ is responsible for obesity. This enhances the hunger thus compelling people to eat more and resultantly become obese. This hormone affects one person out of every six by 70% and enhances their hunger.
To find out the level of development of this hormone, the British scientists investigated blood samples of different people and also took photographs of their brains. After this research, obese people were prescribed medicines to reduce this hormone, experimentally. It was also revealed that by using high protein diet, this hormone can be controlled to some extent.
Chickpea a Beneficial Food
Chickpea is very beneficial for our health. It possesses good qualities of Vitamin A, B and C, Protein 22.5%, Fat 5.3%, Minerals 2.2%, Starch 58.9% and Iron 8.9%. 250 grams of chickpea contains 850 calories.
To cure hemorrhoids, use 25 grams of boiled chickpea in the breakfast and take a glass of milk after some time. It also acts as anti-ageing agent if used along with 7 almonds. Chickpea also controls obesity by reducing the body fat.
New Influenza Vaccine
To counter all kinds of Flu, now a new vaccine has been developed after long research on humans. ACAMBIS Company has developed this new vaccine, which has the capacity to protect from all kinds of Influenza virus. Now a day every year new Flu vaccine has to be developed due to the fact that during winters, these germs keep changing every year. But through this research, this same vaccine can now be prepared and stored in advance. According to the experts, due to this new enhanced vaccine capacity, now we can also fight against ‘Bird Flu” epidemic. During winters, in Britain four thousand people die of Flu and Influenza and worldwide around 5 to 10 lack people die every year. Whereas, due to Bird Flu, this death figures reach up to 5 million. According to research in U.S.A., this vaccine is very safe and enhances the capacity to fight against Flu Viruses by producing anti-bodies against it. With this new vaccine, it is hoped that people can be fully protected from Flu and Influenza viruses in future.
Vitamin D is good for Tuberculosis (T.B.)
A recent research in London has revealed that Vitamin D could eliminate Tuberculosis (T.B) fast. According to these scientists, during the 19th century also, T.B patients were advised to go to the top a mountain and lay under the Sun. By doing so, the Sun rays used to change the skin cholesterol into Vitamin D. Vitamin D compensates the damage due to the lungs. This compensation is done in a way that Vitamin D reduces the effects of swellings and lesions due to T.B. In this regard 95 T.B patients were given Vitamin D along with antibiotics. This reduced their swellings and the germs in their lungs got eliminated 13 days early than normal patients.
Vaccine for Prevention of Ulcers and Flu Virus
An Australian scientist Barry Marshal has received a Nobel Prize for his latest medical research work. He has been awarded this Nobel Prize for the discovery of a germ named, ‘Helicobacter Pylori, which produces ulcer in human stomach.
During this research project, he took DNA of Flu virus and inserted it into the germs present in the stomach through cloning process. With this process, the germs present in the stomach started converting into Flu virus. Through this process, these germs were developed into an oral vaccine. Therefore, after taking this oral vaccine, the naturally found germs in your stomach will not harm you; instead, you will also be protected from Flu virus.
Exercise is Useful Before Breakfast
Those people who exercise before breakfast sheds more body fat than those who exercise after breakfast. Exercising before breakfast also reduces blood clotting in the arteries, so it is also beneficial for our heart. Moreover, it also helps in keeping respiratory system in good condition.
Vaccine for Infertility
To enhance reproductive capacity in infertile couples, a vaccine has been developed which is known as, ‘Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection’. In this process a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. This procedure is most commonly used to overcome male infertility problems, although it may also be used where sperm cannot easily penetrate eggs.
Using More Vitamins is harmful
Swedish researchers have warned that using extra vitamin tablets can cause harmful effect to eyesight. A study on 31,000 people have proved that using Vitamin C tablets in extra quantity is extremely harmful for the eyesight and in some cases can cause full eyesight loss. Further, using extra Vitamin E tablets can also enhance chances of Cataract by 60%. Therefore, according to these researchers, we should only used vitamin tablets in proper quantity as prescribed by doctors.
Asthma is not by Birth Disease
According to the experts, Asthma is not a by birth disease, even then it is spreading in children very fast. Asthma is developed generally in school going children due to environmental pollution and other reasons. Children suffer from Asthma due to different ways. In this regard, lack of parental attention plays an important role in its fast spreading. Apart from this, it is also due to children playing at un-hygienic places. According to these experts, Asthma is not a disease but a condition only.
Brown Sugar is a best Antibiotic
A recent study in Africa has revealed that brown sugar is very effective in healing injuries even more than antibiotics. Detailing this, experts has said that by applying brown sugar on the injuries, helps in fast healing. African tribes are using this type of treatment for long time, with best results. They not only use it to heal injuries but also to get rid of pains.
Usefulness of Mint
Medical experts have highlighted the importance of Mint for our health. Mint is used as a medicine for many diseases. Its smell activates the saliva glands and help in normalizing digestion and stomachache. Mint not only cures nausea and headaches, but also eliminates complications occurring in the respiratory system. Mint is also useful in curing throat and lung infections. Using mint daily is beneficial for Asthma patients. Mint is also useful in eliminating fatigue and plays important role in cleaning of intestines. Research has proved that Mint juice is very beneficial for our skin. Applying mint juice on face fives a refreshing effect as well as cure acne and other skin problems.
Obese Women are More Stressful
According to a research done in New York, obese women have more chances to get stress and its related disease. This research has shown that such obese omen suffer from mental disease four times more than other women. Complications developed in their nervous system often results in acute depression and other related diseases.
Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
Those people who do not brush their teeth twice a day can suffer from heart diseases. According to the British scientists, such people are 70% more prone to heart diseases compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day. According to them, because of not brushing teeth twice a day, the bacteria which causes swelling in the mouth, mix up with the blood and obstruct the blood vessels, thus increasing the chances of heart diseases.
Cure Stress through Reading Habit
Experts have revealed in a recent study that reading habit can help overcome sadness and depression by refreshing the mood of the patient. According to them, reading classical literature is a best cure for stress and its related diseases. After reading, such patients have reacted well and significant betterment in their conditions has been recorded.
Watermelon is a very popular fruit, which is available in abundance in most of the hot countries. Watermelon contains 99% water. It belongs to Bottle Gourd family.
It is enriched with so many Vitamins and minerals, because of which it is a very beneficial for our health.
100 grams of watermelon contains following Vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin A: 590 mg Carbohydrates: 6.9 grams
Vitamin B: 50 mg Fats: 0.2 mg
Thiamine: 0.5 mg Calcium: 7 mg
Riboflavin: 0.5 mg Iron: 0.2 mg
Niacin: 0.2 mg Phosphorus: 12 mg
Vitamin C: 6 mg Potassium: 112 mg
Protein: 50 mg Calorie: 28
Watermelon is considered a refreshing fruit in hot season. It provides cooling effect to the body and reduces thirst. That is why it is very useful for liver and jaundice patients. It acts as an effective diuretic medicine, thus beneficial for urinary track infections and also normalizes high blood pressure. According to doctors, one should not drink water immediately, after eating watermelon, nor should we take it empty stomach.
Following are the other important benefits of watermelon:
Watermelon is very useful for all kidney related problems. It’s seed contains an element called, ‘Cucurbocitrin’ which helps in normalizing blood circulation. By using crushed watermelon seeds with water after filtering, will help cleaning the kidneys.
For Better Health and Energy:
To regain better health and energy, use 2 teaspoon of watermelon seeds in crushed form with hot water. Use one cup of this filtered juice thrice a day for regaining energy levels.
Watermelon is considered to be a beneficial fruit for Liver. It is an effective cure for jaundice and hepatitis.
For Healthy Heart:
Watermelon is very useful and effective for heart and heart rate. If this fruit is used along with some rose extracts, it will give freshness. Similarly, by using honey in watermelon juice will help in keeping heart rate normal. Normally the basic reason for abnormal heart rate is lack of iron in the blood. As watermelon possesses iron in good quantity, it helps in normalizing the heart rate.
Modern research has proved that the natural red color in watermelon is actually, ‘Licopene’ which is an effective element to enhance body immunity hence protects from all kind of cancers.
Based on all the above mentioned facts regarding watermelon, it is not wrong that this sweet fruit is a real nature’s blessing which contains fresh and clean water intake in abundance and also provides us with different effective minerals, specially potassium and iron as well as many Vitamins, thus helpful to our health in every manner.
Basil is a famous plant. Upon touching, this plant releases very pleasant aroma. High fragrance oil is extracted from Basil leaves which is very beneficial in different health conditions. This plant is available in Africa, Asia and South America. Now a day, this plant is specially cultivated for oil purposes in many countries of the world.
Basil curing and medical benefits are known for thousands of years. Apart from using basil as medicines, it is also used as fragrant spice and is included in pickles and wines, which make these more fragrant. For example, it is a major ingredient of famous Russian wine, ‘Vodka’.
Basil oil is commonly used in production of cosmetic products, perfumes and soaps, It contains many useful ingredients.
Following are the 10 important benefits of Basil Leaves and Basil Oil:
1: Helpful Immunity Booster.
Basil is used for centuries as an effective health tonic. It is considered very useful to regain lost energies and for longevity. Because of its immunity boosting capacity, it is being used for protection against Plague, Malaria, Influenza and Gastric-intestinal infection.
According to different studies, an element present in Basil is known as Adaptogens. It possesses the characteristics to enhance lives of the body cells. That’s why; use of basil enhances the body immunity to a greater extent. Adaptageans help in increasing cells activities, hence increasing protein-synthesizing process, which improves and normalizes all related systems.
If 3 to 5 Basil leaves are chewed nicely before breakfast, it will enhance the body immunity against almost all the diseases.
Through research, it has been established that Basil plays an important role to cure ulcers comparing to any other ulcer medicine.
3: For Swellings:
Basil is being used in China for a long time as curing medicine for swelling problems. This characteristic in Basil is due to the presence of a compound called, ‘Albeserin’. Scientists have also discovered the presence of Vitamin C in Basil leaves and believe that this could also a contributing factor in curing swellings.
4: For Pain and Fever:
Basil is used to effectively control fever, vomiting and pains. It is also useful in stomach pains and gastritis. Basil oil too possesses characteristic to control fever.
Basil possesses anti-cancer characteristic. A recent study on mice shows that Basil leaves have the ability to cure cancer. Similarly, it also possesses characteristic to prevent heart diseases and stroke. The results of this study have raised high hoped of developing anti-cancer drugs involving Basil and Basil leaves.
Almost all kinds of Basil extracts possess anti-fungal characteristics. Use of basil oil has also been proved useful for controlling fungus.
After many experiments, Basil has been proved extremely effective against many kinds of bacteria. In all these experiments, Basil leave extracts were mixed with alcohol as well as water also.
Basil oil has been found very useful as pesticides. It has also the ability to control Larvae. This oil can eliminate effectively many kinds of pests and larvae.
9: For Cough, Cold and Influenza:
For curing cough, cold and influenza, boil basil leaves with the tea and use it for few days. It will give you a magical curing effect.
10: Blood Sugar:
Research work on mice shows that Basil has the ability to reduce sugar levels in the blood. According to this research work, sugar levels of diabetic mice reduced 43 percent by giving them basil extracts only for 15 days. Whereas, upon stopping its use, 24 percent increase was recorded in their sugar levels. This study has also given high hopes of developing sugar drugs involving basil extracts for humans, very soon.
Honey is being used as a medicine for centuries. Research has proved that if Cinnamon is used with honey, it is extremely beneficial for many diseases. Scientists have total consensus on the efficacy of Honey and Cinnamon for our health. Many scientists also believe that if taken calculated quantity, honey and cinnamon are even beneficial for diabetic patients. These contain iron and different Vitamins in abundance.
Following are the 15 most important health benefits of Honey and Cinnamon:
1: Joint Pains and Swellings:
By applying the mixture of honey, cinnamon and warm water, to the joint pains, will give immediate relief from the pains. Similarly, if two tablespoon of honey along with a teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with one cup of hot water is taken orally, twice a day, it can cure chronic joint pains and swellings to a greater extent.
According to a s study at Copenhagen University, doctors experimented by giving one tablespoon of honey along with half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 200 patients before breakfast. In only one week, 73 patients got cured fully and in one month hundred percent of patients with joint pains and joint swellings, started walking without any pains.
To cure baldness and hair fall problems, if the mixture of one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and hot virgin olive oil, is applied on hair 15 minutes before taking bath, will give you amazing results.
If honey and cinnamon powder is taken along with warm water, it will help in killing prostrate germs and provides a long termed protection from prostrate cancer.
Mix 5 teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and apply this thrice a day to the affected tooth for few days. This will help in curing toothache.
Mix two tablespoon of honey with 3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 16 ounce of tea and use it thrice a day. This will help in curing chronic cholesterol patients too. Additionally, using honey with daily meals also helps in reducing cholesterol levels.
6: Cough, Cold and Flu:
In cases of common cough, cold and flu, use one tablespoon of honey along with 1/4th teaspoon of cinnamon powder for three days. Moreover, it will also protect you from influenza.
7: Stomachache and Ulcers:
Using powdered cinnamon along with honey will provide immediate relief to stomachache and helps in curing Ulcers. This is also beneficial for gastritis problems as well as reduces acidity and improves digestion.
8: Heart Attacks:
During breakfast, if honey and cinnamon powder is used, it will reduce fat in the arteries and will protect from heart attacks. Those people who have already had a heart attack will be saved from second attack, if they use honey and cinnamon regularly. It also improves heart rate.
9: Immune System:
Daily usage of honey and cinnamon enhances body immune system very much and thus protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks as it makes the white blood cells stronger to fight against them.
Using tea made of honey and cinnamon powder twice or thrice a day will make your skin fresh and helps delaying ageing process. It also provides added energy to the body and improves longevity.
11: Acne, Black Spots and Eczema:
Mix three tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and apply this paste to acne and black spots before sleeping and wash face in the morning with warm water. Using this treatment for two weeks will cure acne and black spots to a greater extent. Moreover, using honey and cinnamon in equal quantities will cure eczema and other skin diseases.
Boil honey and cinnamon powder in one cup of water and use it before breakfast and at nighttime before sleep. This will reduce body weight by cutting down extra fats in the body.
Recent studies in Japan and Australia have proved that honey and cinnamon are useful in curing stomach and bone cancers. Such patients are advised to use one tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder thrice a day for one month. This will give such patients very good results.
To overcome fatigue, if one uses half tablespoon of honey along with half teaspoon of cinnamon powder with one cup of warm water at early morning and in the afternoon, for a week, it will reduce fatigue and improves body energy levels very much.
15: Mouth Odor:
Rinsing the mouth in morning with a mixture of honey and cinnamon powder will help in getting rid of mouth odor and freshen breath the whole day.
Studying all the above mentioned health benefits of honey and cinnamon, it is highly advisable to use these two natural gifts as much as possible in our daily routine life to be able to get most benefits for our health.