Why Date a ‘Date’?


Hey hey! How many of you eat dates?
For those who do & dont, you need to know what a magical food a ‘date’ is. Its like a powerhouse of health and beauty benefits. They are a fabulous source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and Vitamin K.
Hence boys and girls, you better make a bunch of them a part of your daily lives, In fact for all your family members too.

Here is short list of its top health & beauty benefits.

1. Constipation: Dates have high levels of soluble fiber, which is essential in promoting healthy bowel movements and the comfortable passage of food through the intestinal tract, which can relieve symptoms of constipation and keeping your system clean.

2. Bone Health and Strength: The significant amounts of minerals found in dates make it a super food for strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating diseases like osteoporosis. Dates contain selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken.

3. Intestinal Disorders: The nicotine content in dates is thought to be beneficial for curing many kinds of intestinal disorders. Continuous intake of dates helps to inhibit growth of the pathological organisms and thus, they help stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines. In terms of digestive issues, dates contain those insoluble and soluble fibers, as well as many beneficial amino acids which can stimulate the digestion of food and make it more efficient, meaning that more nutrients will be absorbed by the digestive tract and enter your body for proper usage.

4. Anemia: Dates have a high mineral content, which is beneficial for many different health conditions, but their impressive levels of iron make them a perfect dietary supplement for people suffering from anemia. The high level of iron balances out the inherent lack of iron in anemic patients, increasing energy and strength, while decreasing feelings of fatigue and sluggishness.

5. Allergies: One of the most interesting facets of dates is the presence of organic sulfur in them. This is not a very common element to find in foods, but it does have a worthwhile amount of health benefits, including the reduction of allergic reactions and seasonal allergies. Dates are a great way to somewhat stem the effects of those seasonal allergies through its contributions of sulfur to the diet.

6. Weight Gain: Dates should be included as a part of a healthy diet. They consist of sugar, proteins and many essential vitamins and enough calories as well. So, If you are planning to gain healthy weight and build body muscle specially boys, you cannot miss out on this one.

7. Energy Booster: Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, they are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy. Many people around the world use dates for a quick afternoon snack when they are feeling lethargic or sluggish.

8. Nervous System Health: The vitamins present in dates make it an ideal boost to nervous system health and functionality. Potassium is one of the prime ingredients in promoting a healthy and responsive nervous system, and it also improves the speed and alertness of brain activity. Therefore, dates are a wonderful food source for people as they begin to age and their nervous system becomes sluggish or unsupported, as well as for people who want to keep their mind sharp. It is known to keep away brain defects and diseases in children when consumed by pregnant mothers.

9. Healthy Heart: Dates are also a rich source of potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related diseases. Furthermore, they are suggested as a healthy and delicious way to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol in the body, which is a major contributing factor heart attacks, heart disease, and stroke. Therefore, when taken twice a week, dates can seriously improve the overall health of the heart.

10. Sexual Weakness: Studies have shown that dates are even beneficial for increasing sexual stamina. A few dates a day, Serve as a useful tonic for increasing sexual endurance and reducing sterility caused by various sexual disorders. The high levels of estradiol and flavonoid components of dates are what increase sperm count and motility, as well as promoting increased testes size and weight. So, if you are looking for a masculine boost, eat some dates, because they are a great natural aphrodisiac!

11. Night Blindness: The benefits of dates are extensive, and are commonly employed to fight off various conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat. When dates are ingested orally, it has been shown to reduce the frequency of night blindness, and this solution is commonly used in rural areas where dates grow as an alternative medicine.

12. Intoxication: Dates are commonly used as a remedy for alcoholic intoxication. Dates provide quick relief and have a sobering effect in case you feel as though have consumed an uncomfortable amount of alcohol. They can also be used the following morning to prevent severe hangovers. This I am sure you will want to try soon!

13. Abdominal Cancer: Research has pointed towards dates being a legitimate way to reduce the risk and impact of abdominal cancer.

14. Great hair & skin: due to all of the above effects dates have on our body they give a boost to the external health of our body as well, like promoting healthy hair growth, adding shine & strength, preventing premature greying and hair fall. It promotes faster skin cell renewal, wards off skin infections and adds tremendous glow to the skin.

Dates work as a useful tonic for all age groups, and in some cases, they work better than traditional medicines, and are natural, so they donโ€™t have any negative side effects on the human body. They can be quickly and easily digested for a quick boost of energy.

TIP: You should only consume dates that are processed and packaged properly. Also, make sure to wash them thoroughly before you eat them, as this will help remove the impurities present on the surface.

Why is Green chilli good for you?


I have lately met many people who condradict that green chilli is good for your health! Reason for this is lack awareness about this vegetable’s health benefits. Hence I decided to compile a list of benefits as suggested by doctors, practitioners and scientists, so that you know exactly why is green chilli good for your health. Of course you need to know incase you suffer from any of the following health issues kindly consult a doctor before consuming raw green chilli like : mouth ulcers, stomach ulcers, hyper acidity, intestinal infections.

100 gms of green chilli contains
240% of vitamin-C (Ascorbic acid),
39% of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine),
32% of vitamin A,
13% of iron,
14% of copper,
7% of potassium,
but no cholesterol.

The benefits of eating raw green chilli are:

1. Rich in fiber,minerals & chlorophyll:
Everyone who has tried green chili is familiar with the intense heat, but a lesser known fact is that green chilies provide health benefits to those who eat them. Rich in fiber with no fat, cholesterol, or sodium, green chilies are a healthy food with super flavor.Chilies contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

2. Vitamin A : Theyโ€™re packed with Vitamin A, which is essential for the health and maintenance of bones, teeth, mucous membranes, eyes, and skin. This vitamin is also essential for healthy eyesโ€”as it produces retina pigmentation and promotes night vision.

3. Vitamin C : is also abundant in green chili. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) acts as both an antioxidant and a vitamin. Vitamin C helps the body to maintain and repair wounds, bones, teeth and cartilage. As an antioxidant, it strengthens overall health and helps the body fight infections. Green chilies are also rich in phytochemicals, which provide anti-inflammatory benefits. It is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones.

4. Capsaicin: is a substance that occurs naturally in chili peppers, giving them their spicy flavor. The hotter the chili, the more capsaicin it contains. There is clinical evidence that capsaicin can be used to treat nerve-related disorders like persistent pain, psoriasis, migraines and neuropathy. Capsaicin also releases endorphins in the brain and puts chili eaters in a better mood. capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.

So if you like some spice in your food, dont shy away from raw green chillies, they are great for your body both inside out!