Monday, 14 May 2012


Watermelon originated in Africa and has been cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean region, Egypt and India.
One slice of watermelon (485 g) contains 152 calories, 3 g protein, 34.6 g carbohydrates, 2.4 g fiber, 560 mg potassium, 176 mg vitamin A (RE), 47 mg vitamin C, 0.3 mg thiamin, 0.1 mg riboflavin, and 0.96 mg niacin.
Watermelon is rich in lycopene, glutathione and vitamin C. Water melon also reduce the blood cholesterol and maintain the body fat.  It has great activity against cancers and some antibacterial, anticoagulant activity.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Health Benefits Of Pineapple

Pineapple contains calcium, potassium, fibre and vitamin c. Pineapple is low in fat and cholesterol. Vitamin c is the body’s primary water soluble antioxidant, against free radicals that attack and damage normal cells. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper and dietary fibre.
 The vitamin C boosts the immune system. The body uses vitamin C to help metabolize fats and cholesterol, absorb iron to keep body healthy.
Pineapple contains manganese thiamine which is important for energy producing enzymes. The fresh pineapple juice protect against throat infections. The pineapple regulates the flow of blood and also it purifies the blood.

Nutrition value in pineapple (Per 100 gm)

Vitamin A : 130 I.U
Vitamin C : 24 mg
Calcium : 16 mg
Phosphorus : 11 mg
Potassium : 150 mg
Carbohydrates : 13.7 gm
Calories : 52

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Healthy benefits of orange

healthtip of orange

·         Orange contains essential vitamins and nutrition’s. The orange is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but it is rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is very effective in persons with excess body weight. Pectin, by its action as bulk laxative, helps to protect the mucous membrane of the colon by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. Pectin has also helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing its re-absorption in the colon by binding to bile acids in the colon.
·         Oranges, like other citrus fruits, is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infections and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the blood.
·         Orange fruit contains a variety of phytochemicals, Hesperetin and Narigenin are flavonoids found in citrus fruits. This chemicals has also been shown to reduce oxidant injury to DNA in vitro studies.
·         Oranges also contain vitamin A, and other flavonoid antioxidants such as alpha and beta-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
·         It is also contains B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential for the health of the human body.