Food & Nutrition

Benefits of cooking with coconut oil

Lowers cholesterolRecent studies have proven that one of the forms of saturated fat in coconut helps to metabolize your cholesterol quickly and reduces overall cholesterol levels.Contributes to youthfulnessThe contribution of coconut oil leads to the stimulation of the thyroid gland, which controls cholesterol levels. A well-regulated thyroid uses cholesterol to make chemicals vital to preventing disease and slowing aging effects. Read more...

Important Functions of Vitamin A

Found in whole and low fat milk, dark leafy vegetables and in the liver and kidney. Forms of vitamin A found in plant sources are called carotenes.Vitamin A is highly essential to support our immune functions, improve eyesight and for the growth and development of our body. It is one of the potent antioxidants which protects cells against free radicals.Ken-Map, Yep-Go, Aye-Eye, Prophecy.Take it when you are stressed, or traveling. One of Read more...

Why is it so necessary to maintain our Vitamin D levels

Found in our body, which produces vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight. It is the sunlight vitamin. To get this vitamin, get your daily dose of sunlight. The best time to do this is around sunrise. People of north India have a favorite activity in the winters. It's called dhup sekna, or sun bath. It's a great way to get that daily dose of vitamin D, and of course to warm your self during the winters. Apart from this, we can also get vitamin D from Read more...

Maintain a Healthy Immune System with Vitamin E Veggies & Fruits

Found in polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn, soy, sunflower, safflower oil and seeds, nuts, whole grains. Processing and overcooking foods drastically reduce vitamin E content. So when you make Maida out of whole wheat or pulp your vegetables like you do in pavbhaji, there is almost no vitamin E left in them. Asparagus, green leafy vegetables, berries and tomatoes are good sources of this one.Vitamin E is one of the powerful oxidant. It Read more...

Vitamin K Rich Vegetables & Food Products

Vitamin K is a group of compounds such as vitamin K1, vitamin K2, etc. Vitamin K1 is found in leafy greens such as spinach and asparagus, green peas, green tea, oats and whole grain. Vitamin K2 is largely acquired from meats, cottage cheeses, butter, chicken liver and eggs, and many others.It is highly essential in preventing blood clotting, which is why it's a life saving vitamin. Vitamin E is indispensible for inhibiting and healing osteop Read more...

Natural Sources of Vitamin C

Found in most fruits and vegetables. Most animals can make their own vitamin C: The human body however cannot. But the good news is that there is plenty of vitamin C in most of the food we eat. Vitamin B and C are water soluble, so our body needs a fresh supply daily. Vitamin C can be easily lost even if you do some simple work such as cutting fruits and vegetables. We lose it more when we keep them covered in a refrigerator. So anything that inc Read more...
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