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Low Fat Rice

    Rice is a staple in most of the countries especially in Asia. A staple meaning, a food that is consumed by a large portion of community as a bulk or main part of diet.     Though rice is main food of Asia, but due to vast transportation since a long period of time, it has become a predominant item in diet of many countries such as Africa, United States, etc.     China and then India are two main countries that cultivate rice in large amount. Then come, are Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Brazil, etc.     Rice is starchy food and with high glycemic index, and this why, many people avoid this nutritious food. If cooked and ate properly, especially brown rice may not cause any harm. Repeated reheating, or keeping rice in refrigerator for more than 24 hours, may lost its nutritional value.  Nutrients Present in Rice -       Before considering the nutritional value, we will have a look on the white rice and brown rice. Brown rice contains the bran and germ. It is considered as whole gra

Urticaria -- red itchy area on skin !!!!!

                Hives are also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised, reddish areas on the skin. If we were had red or skin colored bumps that appeared and disappeared quickly, then it's unlikely to be simple bug bites. Urticaria involves sudden appearance of itchy wheals on the skin on entire body or some part of it. When an allergic reaction occurs, the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released the tiny blood vessels known as capillaries leak fluid, that accumulates in the skin and causes a rash.          Hives are usually caused by an allergic reaction to something that you have encountered or swallowed. When you have an allergic reaction, your body begins to release histamines into your blood. Histamines are chemicals your body produces in an attempt to defend itself against infection and others outside intruders.               Hives might also be caused by circumstances besides allergic. It's not uncommon for people to experience hives as the res

Cinnamon --- a delicious Spice !!

                   Cinnamon is a spice but is delicious and mild sweet in taste. It is made from inner bark of several  tree species of genus(biological classification) Cinnamon. It is one of the important ingredient and has its valuable place in every kitchen. It has medicinal importance since ancient period. Cinnamon is used as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in various dishes.             It is a second mostly used species after black pepper in many countries. One of the most important active ingredients in cinnamon is ' cinnamaldehyde' that gives it flavor and odor. Some experts claim that this spice is useful in controlling blood sugar level in patients of diabetes mellitus as well it also helps in reducing blood pressure. Scientist believe that this compound is responsible for good metabolism also.         The spice is known to have many medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti- bacteria, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Cinnamon is full of