Citrus lemon (Citrus limon) Introduction Lemon is an important medicinal plant characterized by juicy, oval shaped fruits that are cultivated worldwide. The fruits have a distinct coloration which ranges from greenish yellow to pale yellow. It is quite similar to the lime fruit (Citrus aurantifolia) but it is slightly bigger in size. Botanically, they are […]
The Medicinal Water Melon Watermelon (Citrullus lantanas) is a fruit that belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. It is grown in favourable climates from tropical to temperate regions worldwide. Nutritional Benefits Watermelon is one of the commonly consumed fruits in many countries. The watermelon contains more than 91% water and up to 7% of carbohydrates. It
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) The Cucumber belongs to curcurbaticeae family, it possess antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifunal characteristics and shows activities like antioxidant, phytochemical and hypoglycaemia. It is also used as traditional remedies. Nutritional Content Cucumbers contain high moisture content, good antioxidant activity. The fruit contains various phytochemicals like tannins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoides, carbohydrates, resins, saponins and phytosterols.
THE BENEFITS OF ORANGE Oranges are round orange-coloured citrus fruits. They vary in size and taste ranging from sweet to sour . Sweet Orange (Citrus cinensis) has low calorie , is very nutritious and contains more than 100% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C . They are super affordable and readily available. NUTRITIONAL
IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP Sleep is an altered state of consciousness where we have limited interactions with our surroundings and are relatively quiet.Sleep is essential to every process in the body, affecting our physical and mental functioning the next day, our ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and our metabolism and chronic disease risk. Getting
Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) Carrot (Daucus carota L.) is an important crop from the family Apiaceae. It is a root vegetable that is cultivated world-wide. Carrot is used as food and as medicine due to its high content in antioixdants and vitamins. A rapid rise in the popularity of orange carrots was observed with the
The benefits of high fibre meals Eating a diet rich in fibre has numerous health benefits. Fiber can help with digestion, weight management, and overall health. By incorporating high-fibre meals into your diet, you can reap these benefits and feel better, both physically and mentally. Some examples include: oats, legumes, strawberry, raspberries, chia seed, dark
BENEFITS/IMPORTANCE OF BREASTFEEDING Did you know that ideal breastfeeding is so important that it could save the lives of 820,000 children within the ages of 0-5years each year? The importance of breast feeding is really not understood by many. This is evident from the high rise in demand for infant formula. Many mothers do not
GOOD VS BAD POSTURE Growing up, most of us may have heard these phrases- “Stand up straight,” “Sit up straight,” and “Don’t slouch!” As simple as they sound they are habit forming behaviours that can greatly impact on our health as well as help us look taller, slimmer, and more confident. The role of posture
ESSENTIAL FIRST AID KIT YOU MUST HAVE AT HOME The importance of having a first aid kit at home is usually underemphasized. Accidents are inevitable in our homes. Domestic accidents such as falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, burns, choking, sprains and the likes can be given immediate attention with a proper first aid kit at home.