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1. Raisins health benefits for Digestion:

Having a few raisins every day is good for your stomach. Raisins contain fibers that start to swell in the presence of water. This gives the stomach a laxative effect and helps to relieve constipation. Also daily intake of raisins keeps the bowel movement regular and the fibers help to keep toxins and waste products out of the system.

2. Reduces Acidity:

Raisins contain potassium and magnesium in good levels. Thus these help reduce acidity and helps remove the toxins from the system preventing diseases like arthritis, gout, kidney stones and heart diseases.

3. Helps against Anemia:

Raisins have a good amount of Iron as well as B-Complex Vitamins in them which help to treat anemia. The copper present in raisins also helps in the production of red blood cells.

4. Helps Prevent Cancer:

An antioxidant named cateching present in raisins helps to protect against the free radical activity that can cause tumors and colon cancer.

5. Helps treat Infections:

Raisins have a substance named polyphenolic phytonutrients which is well known as an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant. It contains anti-bacterial properties which helps lower the risk of fever and kills the bacteria. Thus having a few raisins a day can keep you safe from cold and other such infections.

6. Helps reduce sexual weakness:

Consumption of raisins is also good for your sex life. Raisins contain an amino acid named Arginine which increases libido and induces arousal. It is good for men as well as it are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Also the added energy of raisins helps your conjugal life.

7. for the Eyes:

Raisins are found to be rich in polyphenolic phytonutrients which is an anti-oxidant that helps in keeping your eyesight strong. The anti oxidants in raisins help in protecting the eyes by reducing the free radical action that weakens vision and causes muscular degeneration as well as cataract. Also as raisins have vitamin A, beta carotene and A-Carotenoid, it is super good for the eyes.

8. for your Mouth and Dental Care:

Raisins contain Oleanolic acid which is one of the phyto chemicals which is essential to keep your teeth safe from decay, cavities as well as brittle teeth. Raisins prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth to keep teeth in good shape. As they contain Calcium in good quantities, they also prevent the teeth from peeling away or breakage. Also the boron present in raisins is good for keeping germ build-up in the mouth low.

9. for your Weight management:

If you are desperately trying to gain weight, then these raisins are for your best friend. Raisins are rich in fructose as well as glucose and give you loads of energy as well as help you gain weight. It will help you gain weight without accumulating bad cholesterol.

10. for Good Bones:

Raisins also contain good amounts of Calcium which is good for bone health. They help you from arthritis and gout.

The most commonly cited health benefits were that raisins are fat and cholesterol free, high in antioxidants, contain sugars of fructose and glucose for sustained energy, are a good source of potassium, iron and dietary fiber and virtually sodium free.

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The true story touched my heart so deeply that I felt like sharing

A young Californian mother made the ultimate sacrifice for her newborn daughter when she refused lifesaving treatment for cancer.

Ashley Bridges was 10 months pregnant when she learned of her diagnosis. Doctors suggested her to start chemotherapy treatment immediately. It needed her baby to be terminated.

But Ashley refused to kill her healthy baby just because she was sick.

During her third trimester at eighth month Bridges was told that delaying treatment had allowed the cancer to spread.

“That’s basically when they told me that it was terminal.”  She said.

Bridges was told that needed to deliver Paisley immediately so she could start treatment.

Even with multiple rounds of chemotherapy, she was given less than a year to live.

“I felt like I tried so hard to keep Paisley safe and do the minimum (treatment) to keep her healthy. The thought that I’m not going to see her grow up is really hard” a tearful Bridges said.

The 24 years Bridges has one 6 year old son. His exact words were, “If you pass away, I want to come with you” she recalled.

Her family and friends take care of Paisley during day and her fiancé who is in the military takes the night shift. None of them has second guessed her decision.  “She’s a real _life superhero to be honest” said Jessica, Bridge’s sister. Bridges too has no regrets. “May be I’m not supposed to be here and Paisley is” Bridges said of Paisley

Its mother’s unconditional love for her baby

Taken from Yahoo news

 

 

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Cashews are actually a seed despite being popularly known as a nut. These seeds are found on the end of cashew apples in parts of South America closest to the equator. Cashews contain 5 g of protein per ounce and are a source of good fats, making them a healthy snack choice in moderation. However, cashews can also have adverse side effects for those who have allergies or need to avoid magnesium-rich foods.  Cashew plant is native to northeast Brazil the  Portuguese  took it to India. From there it spread throughout Southeast Asia and eventually Africa.

Sodium Content

Too much of a good thing can be bad for your health. Unless you are diligent in seeking out unsalted cashews

Cancer Prevention
Cashews actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Studies have also shown that cashews can reduce colon cancer risk. Their high copper content also endows the seed with the power to eliminate free radicals

Heart Health
Cashews are wonderfully cholesterol free and their high antioxidant content helps lower risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases. The magnesium in cashews helps lower blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks.

Hair and Skin Health
Cashews are rich in the mineral copper. An essential component of many enzymes, copper plays its part in a broad range of processes. One copper-containing enzyme, tyrosinase, converts tyrosine to melanin, which is the pigment that gives hair and skin its color. Without the copper cashews are so abundant in, these enzymes would not be able to do their jobs.

Bone Health
Cashews are particularly rich in magnesium. It’s a well-known fact that calcium is necessary for strong bones, but magnesium is as well. Most of the magnesium in the human body is in our bones. Copper found in cashews is vital for the function of enzymes involved in combining collagen and elastin, providing substance and flexibility in bones and joints.

Good for the Nerves  By preventing calcium from rushing into nerve cells and activating them, magnesium keeps our nerves and muscles relaxed.

Magnesium helps weaken the frequency of migrane attacks, loowers blood pressure and   helps prevent heart attack.

Prevent Gallstones

Data collected on 80,718 women from the Nurses’ Health Study show that women who eat an ounce of nuts each week, like cashews have 25 % lower risk of developing gallstones

Weight Loss

People who eat nuts twice a week likely to gain weight  than those who hardly ever eat nuts.  Cashews are high in GOOD FAT. They are dense in energy and high in dietry fiber.

 

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Flaxseed is the new wonder food.

Recent studies have suggested that flaxseed may have a protective effect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer. At least two of the components in flaxseed seem to contribute, says Kelley C. Fitzpatrick, director of health and nutrition with the Flax Council of Canada.

Flax seed plays three primary roles in nutrition.

 First, the seed, powdered or ground is rich in dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble, making it a useful digestive aid.

Second, it is one of the best sources of, a nutrient with antioxidant properties.

Third, the seed contains a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are termed “essential” because they are necessary for survival yet cannot be produced by the body.

Care needs to be taken with storage, as flaxseeds are an unsaturated fat. Unless they’re stored in a sealed container in a cool place, they can go rotten quickly. Flaxseeds, whether ground or whole, have very high fiber content, so if you’re introducing them into your diet, it’s best to start slowly and increase the levels gradually to avoid cramping, bloating or an excessive laxative effect.

When not to take them

People with irritable bowel syndrome should speak to their doctor before consuming flaxseeds due to their high fiber levels. Those with a seizure disorder should avoid flaxseed supplements as omega-3 supplements may induce seizures. Blood-thinning medications, blood sugar-lowering medications, topical steroids, cholesterol-lowering medications and anti-inflammatory can all be affected by flaxseeds, so speak to your doctor before taking supplements or increasing dietary levels of flaxseeds.

How to eat them

The seeds can be sprinkled on fruit, veggies, cereal, salads and yogurt and also in baking or to bulk out meat dishes.  This way one increases omega-3 levels and fiber intake at the same time. Ground seeds are easily digested. Flaxseed oil shouldn’t be used for cooking since it is not stable at high temperatures.

Whole flaxseeds add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture to foods. However Benefits of Flaxseed

The key is that they all contain essential fatty acids.

There are other benefits of flaxseed oil that would apply to both sexes and include:

  • Controlling cholesterol
  • Improving the health of the bowel
  • Removing toxins
  • Helping with heart related problems
  • Treating minor skin problems and itchiness

Patience has many synonyms like endurance, serenity, tolerance, acceptance, lenience, easiness, stamina etc etc

I know a lady who is resting in eternal peace in heavens above now who had all the qualities in her persona. I feel proud to admit that she was my cousin. She was not my cousin only but very dear to heart too.

She was Allah’s chosen one.

Let me share with you to make you believe my words.

Her name was Mumtaz. She was the only sister of her five brothers. Hence was dear and adored by every member of the family.

She always carried innocent smile on her lips no matter what situation she was in. Her smile was her distinctiveness.

She was whitish having attractive features with black long hair neatly tied in braids.  She was middle height. I am writing all these details to enable the reader to visualize her character. She was a shy maiden. She always covered her head with her dupatta being an honest practicing muslima physically and spiritually.

She got married to one of my other cousin. Both husband and wife had very sound relationship. She got same love and respect from her husband like her own family. She gave birth to 3 sons and one daughter.

The eldest son was diagnosed brain tumor when he was just a teen age.  Both husband wife got him the best they could from medication to brain surgery from time to time. The boy had to go through many painful and critical phases of his life but the patience was commendable. None of them ever complained.  They got their sons married at early age to give their son as much happiness as possible. I salute to the parents of the girl too who knowing the tragic end of the boy gave their daughter’s hand.

Mumtaz Apa developed cancer herself due to the grief seeing her son in agony. She endured cancer with same smile on her lips. Both husband and wife kept it secret of her ailment to them selves. No body knew that she was a cancer patient herself. She greeted the guests with same angelic smile, carried out all her duties without a single word of complaint.  Despite all efforts her son died.

She got weaker with every passing day enduring the grief and loss of her son. Nobody knew she carried cancer in her chest.

All her brothers loved her but the eldest one had special feeling of love and admiration for her. He felt very grieved to see her getting so ill so he also got ill. The strange thing about all this is that since the brother could not bear to her die so he breathed his last the same night where as Mumtaz Apa died in the morning. The sky shed tears too on the sad parting of the souls in form of heavy rain that night inKarachiwhere brother died and inIslamabadwhere the great   lady passed away bearing the same angelic smile on her face.

Her husband visits her grave very often to pray for his beloved wife. I never experienced such height of patience in my life like my dear cousin’s. May she rest in the highest position of heaven and Allah be pleased with her. Amen

 

 

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Reasons Why every one Should Drink 

Green Tea

Green tea is a very popular drink worldwide because of its immeasurably powerful health benefits. 
Here Are The 25 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea Right Now:

Green Tea and Cancer

Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer. 
The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E. 

 Green Tea and Heart Disease

Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. 

 Green Tea and Anti-Aging

Green tea helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.

 Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea helps with your body weight loss. 

 It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day. 
That translates to 7 pounds in one year.

Green Tea and Skin 

Green tea also helps fight against skin cancer. 

 Green Tea and Arthritis

Green tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Green Tea and Bones 

If you drink green tea every day, this will help you preserve your bone density. 

 Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green tea can help lower cholesterol level. 

 Green Tea and Diabetes

Green tea improves lipid and glucose metabolisms, prevents sharp increases in blood sugar level, and balances your metabolism rate. 

Green Tea and Parkinson’s

Green tea helps boost your memory. 

Antioxidants in green tea helps prevent against cell damage in the brain, which could cause Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

 

Green Tea and Liver Disease

Green tea destroys harmful free radicals in fatty livers. 

 Green Tea and High Blood Pressure

Green tea helps prevent high blood pressure. 

 Green Tea and Food Poisoning

Catechin found in green tea can kill bacteria which causing food poisoning and kills the toxins produced by those bacteria. 

 Green Tea and Blood Sugar

 Green tea helps lower your blood sugar level. 

Green Tea and Immunity

 Green tea help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections. 

 Green Tea and Cold and Flu

Green tea prevents you from getting a cold or flu. 
Vitamin C in green tea helps you treat the flu and the common cold. 

Green Tea and Asthma

 Green tea relaxes the muscles which support the bronchial tubes, reducing the  severity of asthma. 

Green Tea and Ear Infection

Green tea helps with ear infection problem. 
For natural ear cleaning, soak a cotton ball in green tea and clean the infected ear. 

Green Tea and Tooth Decay

Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that cause many dental diseases. 
It also slows the growth of bacteria which leads to bad breath.

 Green Tea and Stress

Green tea helps relieve stress and anxiety. 

 Green Tea and Allergies

EGCG found in green tea relieves allergies. 

Green Tea and HIV

Scientists in Japan have found that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) ingreen tea can stop HIV from binding to healthy immune cells. 
What this means is that green tea can help stop the HIV virus from 


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