Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Advantages of Using Banana Peel

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1. Banana Peel on Mosquito Bites : One of the best and effective uses of banana peel is to rub or apply it on mosquito bite. Once applied..., you will see that, it reduces the itching, irritation and swelling. It works better than the other medications or creams available in a drugstore.

2. Skin Treatments : Allergic to food? Well, what you can do is - rub the banana peel on the affected part of the body and allow it to slightly dry, then wash it off. You can use banana peel to treat skin condition such as acne. Rub or massage the inner portion of the banana peel into the affected area. You can apply it during night and the result can be seen within few days of application. It will not only soothe your skin but reduce the acne outbreaks as well.

3. Aids to Treatment of Wounds and Bruises : Rub the banana peel on the wound or bruises. Banana peel helps the wound and bruises to dry faster and also, prevents unwanted scar marks. Banana peel can speed up the natural healing process.

4. Aids to Treatment of Poison Ivy Rashes : Banana peel can soothe and reduce the itching and inflammation of the skin. Rub the inner portion of the banana peel on the affected area. Repeat the process as needed. This will help to reduce the outbreak of rashes and stop itching.

5. Aids to Treatment of Psoriasis : Psoriasis is the most common skin ailment. It is a skin condition that causes rough and scaly patches of skin. Those who suffer from psoriasis of the skin experiences inflammed lesions that cannot be treated with ordinary standard moisturizers, oils and creams or ointments. The inner portion of the banana peel has been used to treat such skin conditions and inflammations. Rub the banana peel on the affected part of the skin, you will see the results within few days and weeks. Rubbing the inside of the banana peel on the affected area for once or twice per day may help relieve and eliminate the symptoms of psoriasis and restore the skin back to its natural healthy state.

6. Aids to Treatment of Warts : Rub or massage the inner portion of the banana peel on wart affected area for about a week and notice the result. Banana peel can provide you relief and soothe the skin irritaion. The peels can be directly placed on warts and help speed up the process of healing and skin regeneration process. You can wrap tape around it for better results. This treatment has shown postive result for treating of planter's wart.

7. Banana Peels for Wrinkles : As we are already aware that banana peel contains many essential nutrients and minerals that can help to restore healthy normal skin. Apply across your forehead or sides of the cheeks to tighten up your skin. This treatment is also effective to reduce fine lines

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Tip 1 

TIP 2 
Use simple aromatheraphy healing by placing peppermint directly under your nose.

Tip 3 
Acupressure 101: Squeeze your "HOKU POINT" which is the webbing where thumb and index finger meet with your other thumb and index finger for one minute.

Tip 4 
Make your own homemade Ginger Tea. Grate fresh ginger and add to cup of hot water. Steep 4 - 5 minutes.

Tip 5 
Get some Tiger Balm from your local Asian Market and apply on your temples and back of your neck to relieve tight muscles.

Tip 6 
For Tension Headaches wet washcloth with hot water, wring it and place on forehead. For migraines do the same but with cold water.

Tip 7 
One of the most common headache causes is dehydration. So, be sure ti drink lots of fluids.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Red Cabbage vs White Cabbage

Health Benefits of Red Cabbage (vs White Cabbage)

Benefits of Eating Red Cabbage vs White Cabbage
The potential health benefits of red cabbage are truly impressive. Analysis of the nutritional profile of red cabbage reveals that this tasty member of the Brassica family of plants is loaded with a range of health benefiting nutrients and phytochemicals, including vitamin C, anthocyanins, and glucosinolates. Also known as purple cabbage or Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra in the sicentific circles, red cabbage is also packed with vitamin K, although it does not contain quite as much of this heart health boosting nutrient as green cabbage.
In this in-depth article, we take a look at the various nutrients that make red cabbage so good for you, plus provide some interesting facts about the differences in the nutritional value of red cabbage versus white cabbage.

Red cabbage has more vitamin C than white cabbage – or oranges!

So you thought those healthy navel oranges in your fruit bowl are the best dietary source of vitamin C you can reach for? Well, guess what, raw red cabbage contains even more vitamin C than fresh oranges! One ounce (28 grams) of raw red cabbage provides a whopping 27 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin C, while an equal-sized serving of oranges contains 25 percent of the DV for this important nutrient. For the sake of comparison, green cabbage varieties (including white cabbage) contain about 17 percent of the DV per 1 ounce.
Vitamin C is perhaps best known for its immune-boosting properties, but did you know that it can also help keep your skin, bones, and teeth healthy. Most of the health benefits associated with the consumption of vitamin C rich foods, such as cabbage, are believed to be linked to the antioxidant activities of vitamin C, but also its ability to stimulate collagen synthesis is thought to play a role.
Tip: To maximize the health benefits of red or white cabbage derived from their high vitamin C content, make sure your meal also contains some foods that provide vitamin E as these two vitamins work best synergistically.

Red cabbage contains the same 'super antioxidant' as aronia berries

Unlike green and white cabbage varieties, red cabbage contains anthocyanins, the same red flavonoid pigments that are responsible for many of the famous health benefits of aronia berries (chokeberries)blue honeyberries, and many other blue, red, and purple berries and fruits. Using oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) as a measure, a team of scientists from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging have shown that anthocyanins have extremely strong antioxidant properties in vitro, even stronger than Trolox which is a vitamin E analogue.

Numerous studies suggest that antioxidants help protect your body from the effects of free radicals, unstable atoms that promote the development of many degenerative diseases and pre-mature aging of the skin. People who are frequently exposed to things like pollution, drugs, cigarette smoke, toxic wastes, stress, and UV radiation are likely to have higher levels of free radicals in their bodies.
One study assessing the effects of anthocyanins was carried out specifically to assess the health benefits of red cabbage anthocyanins and purple sweet potato anthocyanins in rats with colorectal cancer. This study, which was published in The Journal of Toxicological Sciences in February 2002, found that both sweet potato and red cabbage anthocyanins had anti-cancer effects under the experimental conditions used in this study.

Red cabbage contains more glucosinolates than its white counterpart

Also several epidemiological studies (studies that compare groups of people) have found a link between a high consumption of Brassica vegetables, such as cabbage, and a reduced risk of certain types of cancer. In case of red cabbage, some of its potential cancer-fighting effects can be attributed to the anthocyanins it contains; however, also the glucosinolates it delivers are thought to provide significant benefits. Glucosinolates, present in almost all Brassica vegetables, are pre-cursors to biologically active isothiocyanates which have been shown to destroy carcinogenic substances and to hinder cancer cell proliferation.
Interestingly, however, there seems to be significant differences in the glucosinolate content of different Brassica vegetables. In 2010, an intriguing study comparing the glucosinolate content of 11 Brassica oleracea crops (consisting of 42 cultivars) was published in Acta Horticulturae. This study reported that the total glucosinolate content varied from 14 to 625 μmol/100 g (fresh weight, or FW) among the tested Brassicas.
White cabbage was shown to contain high levels of glucosinolates, much higher than many other Brassica vegetables, but red cabbage had even higher levels! The total level of glucosinolates in red cabbage ranged from 140 to 381 μmol/100 g FW, while the glucosinolate content of white cabbage was in the range 127 to 241 μmol/100 g FW.

Green cabbage is the vitamin K champion

Red cabbage is also loaded with vitamin K, although it does not beat the green cabbage, the vitamin K champion. According to USDA's Nutrition Facts data, 1 ounce of raw red cabbage provides provides your body with about 13% of the Daily Value for vitamin K. By way of comparison, eating just one ounce of green cabbage will supply your body with a whopping 27% of the Daily Value for vitamin K.
Vitamin K is best known for its role in blood coagulation, but emerging research suggests it may also be one of the best vitamins for cardiovascular health and bone health: Vitamin K helps direct calcium into the bone, thereby reducing the risk of calcium build-up in blood vessels.