Cooking Tips and Recipes

August 26, 2010

Why Honey is Good for you?

Honey is a natural sweeter and offers numbers of benefits regarding health, diet and remedies/treatment and for beauty also. Here we will mention lots of benefits or uses of honey for your convenience.

Honey is nutritious for you because contents of honey are vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and certain amino acids. However minerals of honey include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

Honey is also healthy food choice for you because its sugar helps you digesting food in an easy way and you have many other health benefits of honey. Using honey in daily food will be much beneficial to protect yourself from diseases and other illnesses.

Honey is very good in improving immunity against diseases and sickness. Honey contains antioxidants ingredients that are very helpful in killing chemicals and germs of the destructive system of the body. Honey is also beneficial in the growth of new tissues of the body.

A great natural source of carbohydrates that energizes you. Honey also helps in boosting the performances and reducing muscles stress and fatigue. Honey is also very helpful in controlling cholesterol level for its natural ingredients.

Another amazing advantage of honey is that it beautifies you regarding your skin, hair, nails and baby skin care. Number of hand lotions, face scrubbers and sunscreen creams are prepared the ingredients of honey for being beautiful and removing the affects of aging.

We can say that honey is necessary to be in home for taking all the benefits mentioned above. Honey is natural treat and considered man’s ancient sugar.


July 7, 2010

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Here are some health benefits of tomatoes for your convenience:

  • Large consumption of tomatoes will improve your skin complexion and texture.
  • Tomato is one of natural foods that are blood purifiers.
  • Tomatoes are very good in controlling blood pressure and heart diseases.
  • Availability of vitamin K in tomatoes helps you to prevent hemorrhages.
  • Red pigments in tomatoes fight against cancer cells.
  • Eating tomatoes without seeds lessen the risk of kidney stones and gall stones.
  • Tomatoes are good in keeping your hair and eyes shiny.
  • You will be amazed that tomatoes reduce the damages of smoking if you are addicted of smoking.
  • Tomatoes keep the blood and sugar level under control.

Nutritional Value of Tomatoes

Here is very good information regarding nutritional value of tomatoes and we will discuss this topic per 100gms tomatoes:

  • Vitamin A, B, C, K
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Proteins
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Calories

Whenever you go to buy tomatoes, choose most brilliant shade of red tomatoes.

June 12, 2010

Health Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins are group of organic food substances and are necessary for good health. These vitamins can be taken from natural food items and alternate way of taking vitamins is use of supplements. Vitamins are based on solubility and can be classified into two classes. These tow categories are:

  • Fat- soluble vitamins like vitamin D, A, E and vitamin K.
  • Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin B12, biotin, vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Vitamins should be taken in small amount as they keep the metabolism normal and maintain your good health. Vitamins are not source of energy and do not provide calories to the body but are valuable in keeping your body in running condition. Vitamins play very vital role in digesting, absorbing and metabolizing eaten food. Remember, excess use of vitamins can lead you to acute and chronic diseases. Vitamins exist in the form of blood cells, genetic material, nervous system chemicals and hormones. Fundamental growth of cells depends on vitamins that perform such functions:

  • Keep cells strong
  • Tissue binding
  • Fighting against infections and diseases

Vitamin A plays very important role in body functioning and making good health. It is responsible for bone growth, cell division and reproduction.

Vitamin B Complex makes the body resist to stress and depression. It is also good for healthy skin, digesting and muscles toning. It regulates the blood pressure and also good for reducing leg cramps and muscles spasms.

Vitamin C performs well to strength immune system and maintaining tissues.

If you take adequate amount of vitamin D, you will have less risk of bone loss and diseases.

Vitamin E is very effective that stands in fat-soluble category and is very important for better functioning of eyes. It is also better for physical stability.

Vitamin K is also very important that is effective for good health, bone massing and blood clotting.

In conclusion taking adequate amount of vitamins in the from of natural food or any other way can be taken to maintain good health.

April 20, 2010

Exercises for Stress Relief

Stress can be defined as physical, mental and chemical fatigue that makes the person feel irritate, painful, annoy and stimulate. Stress has become very common problem among people all over the world. To better deal with stress I have brought some useful information regarding exercises for controlling stress. Proper physical exercises give the body an opportunity to better work and relief tension and stress. Regular exercises are considered very helpful for the individuals who are mentally weak and often suffer in stress.

These exercises are:

Walking is a better treatment in case of any stress as it smoothen the muscles and relief in pain. Stimulate relaxation can also be get from walking slowly. Walking is such exercise that requires very less efforts and can be easily done by any person at any place. Walking makes the stressed person, calm, good and unstressed.

Stretching exercises are also very good for nerves system. It loosen the nerves and person feel relax from intense stress and tension. Stretching is also beneficial in increasing blood flow in the body and muscles feel better.

Swimming is another exercise that is recommended by physician to get relief from any type of stress and tension. Different types of body movements in swimming can make the muscles and nerve system smooth and also make the mood of person very pleasant.

Deep breathing in fresh air can also change the mood of a person and he/she will feel much better if stressed. Breathing of some seconds can make the person unstressed. It is very useful exercise in case of stress.

Yoga is best exercise for self development, getting rid of negative thinking and making mood pleasant and unstressed. Yoga is oldest form of exercise and is considered very helpful for better physical and mental health.

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