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

Mango, Good For You



    In the previous part of mango we have seen 'How raw mango promotes health'. In this article we will see the health benefits of Mango. Yesss.... everyone's favorite, the king of fruits, mango is a superfood. 

    It is a stone fruit, that means having a large seed in it. It struts as having impressive nutritional profile. Mango is low in calories but full of nutrients.

    A cup of sliced mango gives about 

  • 100 kcal, 
  • 2- 3 gm of fibers,  
  • 1- 2 gm proteins, 
  • very low fats,  
  • Vit C about 60 to 70 % *
  • Copper about 20%* 
  • Vit B6 about 11 -12 %* 
  •  Vit A about 10-12 %* 
  • Potassium about 6-7 % * 
  • Manganese about 4 -5 %* 
  • Vit E about 9 -10 % * 
  • & Many more nutrients are present in abundant amount.
  • ( * - % of daily requirement). 

    There are different kinds of mangoes. They vary in shape, color, flavor and seed size. The skin color may differ but the inner flesh is mostly golden yellow and yummy..... 

    Helps Protect Eye - 
    Mango contains an antioxidant - Zeaxanthin that is an eye vitamin, and helps to protect eye cells from the harmful effects of certain light sources such as the Sun. The powerful antioxidants help improve immunity. 
    Facilitate Digestion - 
    Mangoes could help facilitate healthy digestion. They are full of fiber, and enzymes that aid breakdown and digestion of protein, and fibers help lowering the risk of heart diseases, type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Also contains prebiotics which helps feed good bacteria in the gut. 
    Enhance Skin Glow -
    Eating mango helps improve our skin glow from inside out. It is rich in Vit C, Vit A that play  important role in skin health. Apart from eating mango, it helps smoothening of skin by massaging the mashed mango on face.

    Anti-Inflammatory - 
    Study shows Mango, as contains polyphenols have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce the risk of certain type of cancer and reduce inflammation in the body.

    May Help Regulate Diabetes Mellitus - 
    Eating mango leaves are great to regulate diabetes, the leaf extract may exhibit anti-bacterial activity. As well mango has a low glycemic index, eating mango in moderation will not increase blood sugar level.  

    Bark May Be Helpful In - 
    The bark is astringent and helpful in rheumatism similarly the gum of the tree is used in dressing for cracked feet and also useful in scabies.

    The king of fruits can certainly be enjoyed in a variety of ways and is the perfect alternative to processed desserts to keep our sugar craving in check. 

    It is not only sweet and delicious in its taste and known as king of fruits but possesses anti-diabetic, cardio tonic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and many more properties also. 

        Dr. Nilam 
        M.D. Homoeopathy & Dietitian
        Mob. No. 9960205821          


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