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Sunday 18 April 2021

April 18, 2021

3 richest vegan manganese sources for diabetes

Hi friends
As we all know that diabetes (type-2) is now very common among people. Being a sort of lifestyle disorder people of all age groups are now suffering from diabetes (Type-2).
But the good news is that just by incorporating proper minerals (especially Manganese) through our dietary supplement we can very easily manage Diabetes (Type-2).
Yes, It’s true!
Manganese which is a trace mineral can put your Type 2 Diabetes at bay and can play an important role in type-2 diabetes prevention.
But before getting deep dwell into the health benefits of manganese
Let’s first investigate
What do we mean by minerals and trace minerals?
Are both minerals and trace minerals the same?
Generally, Minerals are categories into two categories depending upon
*How much is present in the human body? And
*How much is needed in the Diet?

1. Minerals or Major minerals:

*.Minerals those which are present in the human body in amounts greater than 5 grams and;
Which are needed in amounts greater than 100 mg/day through dietary supplements are called major minerals such as:
Sodium, chlorine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and magnesium, etc.

2. Trace minerals or minor minerals:

*.Minerals those which are present in the human body in amounts less than 5 grams and

*.Which are needed in amounts less than 100 mg/day through dietary supplements are called minor minerals such as:

Manganese, copper, iron, cobalt, zinc, molybdenum, iodine, bromine, and selenium, etc.

Relationship between Manganese and Diabetes:

Diabetes (Type-2) is basically a nutritional disorder of carbohydrate (sugar) metabolism and glucose synthesis due to insufficient insulin secretion and,
Glucose synthesis is one of the main functions of manganese within the human body by virtue of which manganese helps to control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes (Type-2). Manganese deficiency can cause abnormalities in glucose tolerance and, might affect carbohydrate metabolism as well.
According to a study published in a health journal Dietary Manganese (Mn) was inversely associated with diabetes (Type-2) incidence.

How manganese works in the human body?

Manganese which we are having through our diet/food generally is absorbed in the small intestine and after that will be channelized by the blood to the kidneys, the liver, the pancreas, and the endocrine glands.
Where manganese works as a compound for various enzymes and through the action of these enzymes, manganese is involved in the various bodily responses such as:

*Glucose and carbohydrate metabolism;

*Immune response;

*Bone formation;



Dietary recommendation for manganese:

Manganese makes up about 0.1% part of the earth’s crust and, is naturally available as a dietary supplement through many foods including whole grains, soybeans, nuts, legumes, leafy vegetables, etc.
There is insufficient information about an Estimated Average Requirement or Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for manganese. But generally adequate intake (AI) and Tolerable Upper Intake Level are as follows
*Adequate intake (AI) for Men: 2.3 mg/day;
*Adequate intake (AI) for Women: 1.8mg/day;

Tolerable upper intake level for adults: 11mg/day (For western diets)
Based upon these adequate intake recommendation
Here are

Amazing 3 richest vegan source of Manganese:

Amazing 3 richest vegan source of Manganese for Diabetes


The hazelnut (also known as the filbert) derives from the Corylus tree is basically a type of nut. It is a fantabulous and delightful source of nutrients.
Although Hazelnuts are high in calories they are loaded with nutrients (such as: including minerals, trace minerals, vitamins, antioxidant healthy fats, etc.) and have a great nutritional profile.
It is one of the richest sources of manganese as well
1 oz (28.34 gm) Hazelnut per serving contains 1.6 mg manganese, which is 70% of our daily adequate intake (AI).
1.6 mg/serving (dry roasted, 28.34gm), 70 % DAI* (*DAI = Daily Adequate Intake)
Being a rich source of manganese including hazelnuts with other nuts into your daily diet may significantly improve insulin response and, improved insulin response plays a key role in the prevention of diabetes (Type-2).
Furthermore study demonstrated that replacing 10% of total daily calorie intake with raw, unsalted hazelnuts could preserve HDL-C in patients with type 2 diabetes.

2.Brown rice:

Brown rice falls in the category of whole grain because it contains all essential parts of the grain including:
*The fibrous bran;
*The nutritious germ and;
*The carb-rich endosperm;.
So brown rice has a low glycemic index (GI), it doesn’t cause blood glucose to sudden rise after eating.
According to the study Substitution of whole grains, including brown rice, for white rice may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Furthermore, brown rice contains an awesome amount of manganese.
½ cup of cooked brown rice per serving contains 1.1mg manganese, which is almost 48 % of Daily adequate intake (AI) and, helps in improving insulin response.
1.1 mg/serving (cooked, ½ cup), 48 % DAI*
(*DAI = Daily Adequate value)


Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) belong to the legume family. It is a rich source of various fiber, protein, fiber, vitamins and, minerals. So it may offer a variety of health benefits.
But as far as diabetes (type-2) is concern chickpeas have a low glycemic index (GI), so it doesn’t cause blood glucose to sudden rise after eating.
A study concludes that the consumption of chickpeas is beneficial for glycemic control and may help in body weight management through suppressing appetite and energy intake.
According to another study chickpeas significantly improve insulin resistance and prevent post-prandial hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia induced by a chronic high-fat diet in rats.
Furthermore being a rich source of various minerals chickpeas contains a generous amount of manganese as well.
½ cup of cooked chickpeas per serving contains 0.9 mg manganese, which is approx. 39% of our daily adequate intake (AI) and, manganese helps to control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes (Type-2).
0.9 mg/serving (cooked, ½ cup), 39 % DAI* (*DAI = Daily Adequate Value)

Bottom line:

All three (Hazelnuts, Brown Rice, Chickpeas) are very rich in dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and, minerals,. These features are responsible for their various benefits, including blood sugar control to weight management.
You can find them very easily in your nearby grocery store and, all of these are not very heavy on your pocket. So you can very easily include them in your daily diet regime through various dishes.
So include them into your daily diet regime and reap their amazing health benefits and put your diabetes (Type-2) at bay.
If you have any queries or suggestions, please write them in the comment section or at
Ms. P Rajeshwari
Diet & wellness Consultant

Friday 11 December 2020

December 11, 2020

Evidence-based Top-5 Health benefits of Grounding

Hi friends,
Do you know that?
Just sitting, working, or walking barefoot on the "Mother Earth" can not only make you feel good furthermore it can clear your health complications as well.
It's true!
Lap of Mother Earth can work wonders for our health with its soothing and, everlasting health benefits from improving heart health to quality sleep.
In technical terms 
What is Grounding

This "gentle touch of Mother Earth" is known as grounding (also known as Earthing) and, basically bringing our body into direct contact with Mother Earth is called Grounding/Earthing.
Today we will discuss evidence-based "5 incredible benefits of Grounding/Earthing".
But before reaching those benefits first
Let's see what happen to our body when we touch, sit or walk barefoot on mother earth
or technically

How grounding works on Human Body:

Mother Earth has an abundant supply of free (mobile) electrons by which being electrically conductive its surface always remains at negative potential and, it owns a limitless and continuously renewed supply of free or mobile electrons by the global atmospheric electrical circuit.
On the other hand, being bioelectrical living beings we humans are also electrically conductive and, our body functions electrically. Every resting cell of our body has a negative voltage inside and a positive voltage on the outside and transmits multiple frequencies and, every movement & thought in our body is based upon electric transmissions &, these frequencies such as The functioning of our immune system, brain and, heart are evident examples of such working.
So we always need a stable bioelectrical environment for our proper bodily functioning and Grounding provides a means to maintain our body in a stable bioelectrical environment.
Furthermore, when we are in direct contact with Mother Earth, our body starts absorbing electrons from the earth surface (or ground) through our skin, and our body gets saturated with these electrons very quickly just like a sponge and our body use these free (mobile) electrons for various bodily functions.
We can also say that these electrons are essential for our health and, if these free electrons are missing or deficient in our body, then it can cause various health issues just like any other deficient vitamin or mineral.

Now without wasting much time lets straight jump to the

Evidence-based Top-5 Health benefits of Grounding:

Top-5 Health benefits of Grounding

1.Grounding Prevents & Reduce Chronic Inflammation:

Chronic inflammation is a result of a gradual process that doesn't appear instantaneously, that's why people may not be known to it, even if it's in there within their body. Because of this reason, it is also called silent inflammation.
Studies have also shown that chronic inflammation is one of the culprits behind various fatal diseases such as.
*Cardiovascular disease;
*autoimmune disorders;
*many more…………
But no worries Mother Earth is here to help you in this issue and, just by its gentle touch (in the form of grounding) your inflammation will be kept in check regularly and, in the long run, it will reduce your chronic inflammation as well.
According to the study published in the national center of biotechnology information (NCBI) Grounding is the most desirable and suitable intervention for reducing inflammation.
Here a question may pop-up in your mind that

How Grounding Reduces and prevents inflammation?

Here is your answer
Whenever we get a wound/injury in any part of our body then that part of our body develops inflammation and, as we know that cells are the basic building block of our body so during getting this wound/injury some cells of that body part get damage as well.
This inflammation that comes at the injury site (place of wound/injury) is a protective mechanism of our body and initiated by neutrophils (which is a type of white body cells).
Because whenever we get a wound/injury these neutrophils (white blood cells) come over at the injury site and encase the damaged cells of that injury site, and also start releasing reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals to destroy these damaged cell (By snatching the electron from these damaged cells), and any dead cell/bacteria/pathogen.
In this way, ROS or free radicals cleans-up the injury site for further healing and by this way injury site gets that inflammation.
But during this whole process, some ROS or free radicals left unused, and to neutralize these unused free radicals our body needs free (mobile) electrons and, if our body doesn't have enough stock of free electrons to neutralize these free radicals, then these free radicals get leak into the surrounding healthy tissues and withdraw electrons from the healthy cells that initiate a chain reaction of a similar event and result in chronic inflammation over the period.
But if you touch mother earth directly through your skin then your body will always have those surplus free (mobile) electrons to cop-up with such issues.

2. Grounding decreases blood viscosity:

As we all know that blood is a complex fluid made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, proteins, nutrients, and metabolic waste products.
But out of this complex composition blood viscosity is generally measured by the zeta potential of red blood cells (RBCs), and strongly depends on this zeta potential (the RBCs surface charge).
Note: The Zeta potential is a degree of negative charge present on the surface of every red blood cell.
By virtue of this zeta potential RBCs repel each other as per the law of electrostatic repulsion, and this force of repulsion puts RBCs at certain spacing, and this spacing between RBCs further regulates the blood viscosity.
When our body saturates with free (mobile) electrons (because of grounding) then these free (mobile) electrons from the earth enter into the bloodstream and cover the surface of RBCs.
By virtue of this electron covering the zeta potential of RBCs gets increased and, the greater the zeta potential level, the more the force of repulsion between RBCs therefore the more spaced the red blood cells are and the lower the blood viscosity, clumping, and peripheral resistance are.
According to the study published in the national center for biotechnology information (NCBI) the grounding increased zeta potentials in all samples by an average of 2.70 and significantly reduced RBC aggregation.

3. Grounding Improves cardiovascular health :

Increased blood viscosity and cardiovascular health is correlated, means the risk of major cardiovascular events increase with increased blood-viscosity levels.
Now as we know the fact that the gentle touch of mother earth or Grounding can significantly reduce the blood viscosity level and, which can further improve our cardiovascular health.
According to a study published in the National center of biotechnology information Grounding appears to be one of the simplest and yet most profound interventions for helping reduce cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular events. Because Grounding increases the surface charge on RBCs and thereby reduces blood viscosity and clumping.

4.Grounding Reduces and may eliminate Pain:

Most of our body’s acute and severe pain associated conditions are directly linked to some sort of inflammation because inflammation put pressure on pain receptors and, can further hamper the movement and microcirculation of that particular affected part of our body.
But Mother Earth can soothe you in this painful condition with its magical touch of grounding, and by directly correcting its root cause which is inflammation.
A study published in the U.S. national library of medicine observed that going barefoot as little as 30 or 40 minutes daily can significantly reduce pain.

5. Reduced Stress Levels and improve Sleep:

Stress and our sleep pattern are generally correlated (means one affects the other) and, cortisol which is also called the stress hormone is considered to be a tag of stress response of our body. Raised cortisol level results in stress level, and raised sleep dysfunction, and vice versa.
But no worries, Mother Earth’s lap is here to reduce your stress level and to put you in deep sleep.
According to a study published in the national center of biotechnology information "Grounding appears to improve sleep, normalize the day-night cortisol rhythm, reduce pain, and reduce stress level.

The bottom line for GROUNDING:

Grounding deals with our connection to Mother Earth and, as a child of this Mother Earth "This is your birthright to be in direct touch with your mother as much as you can". Neither do you need to ask your doctor to avail of this, nor need your physician to recommend it to you and, the best part of grounding is you need not spend a penny to avail this as it is free for all.
So from our today's discussion, we reach out to this conclusion that "the Grounding is a life throbbing gift for all of us from our Mother Earth". We need to unwrap this gift to avail of its benefits.
So let's unwrap this beautiful gift of Grounding and establish our connection with Mother Earth.
If you have any queries or suggestions you can write them to the comment section or at

Ms. P Rajeshwari
Diet & Wellness Consultant

Wednesday 12 August 2020

August 12, 2020

Amazing five health benefits of Dill weed

 Hi Friends

Some of you might not be aware of the name of this magnificent herb DILL, but I am pretty sure that, most of you have enjoyed this feathery green herb DILL often as a garnish for your mouth-watering recipes and with your hot soups & salads.

But do you know that?

The use of Dill is not just restricted to culinary uses, furthermore it is so nutritionally dense and has been used as Ayurveda medicines since ancient times and possesses so many health benefits that can surprise you.

But before proceeding with those amazing and surprising health benefits lets first investigate

What is Dill?

Dill or dill weed is also known as Anethum graveolens (Dill’s Botanical name) which means strong smelling. It is an annual, versatile and, aromatic plant with 50–150 cm height; and, slender stem.

It belongs to the apiaceae family with alternate leaves that finally divided three or four times into pinnate sections that, give it vague and feathery appearance.

Its seeds are smaller, flatter and lighter with a pleasant aromatic aroma. 

Dill is being used for medicinal purposes from Egyptian times (approx. 5000 years ago) and, in Ayurveda Dill is used for more than 50 Ayurveda preparations, such as





Nutritional & chemical profile of Dill

Dill or Dill weeds contains

Carbohydrates 36%,

Proteins 15.68%,

Fiber 14.80%,

Ash 9.8%,

Moisture 8.39%


*It is enriched with essential oils, fatty acids, minerals (such as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and sodium), vitamins (such as C, A, B6, niacin) and, manganese, folate, iron etc.

*It is also a rich source of flavonoids, phenolic compounds, phytochemicals, carvone (which is the main odorant of Dill seeds), saponins, α-phellandrene & limonene (these two are the major constituents of dill oil) , cardiac glycosides, terpenes and, monoterpenes etc which account for its pharmacological properties.


Amazing five health benefits of Dill

Amazing five health benefits of Dill

1.Improve skin elasticity & smooth wrinkles

As we age our skin starts losing its two primary proteins collagens & elastin (proteins that make our skin firm, elastic &, wrinkle-free) by virtue of which our skin starts losing its elasticity & firmness and, starts showing the sign of aging such as saggy & loose skin, wrinkle, etc.

If you are the one who wants to restore your youth then dill could be your best friend and, just by including it into your daily diet and skincare regime you can get soft, wrinkle-free, firm and supple skin, because Dill stimulate both collagens & elastin, furthermore it also promote cell rejuvenation and detoxification as well. 

These all are credits to Dill’s

*free radical scavenging activity because of the presence of two amazing detoxifying enzymes such as GSH & GST (which help to remove various carcinogens & toxin form our body) and  

*Anti-oxidants property because of the presence of vitamin A & C that helps to protect our body from free radicals and promote cell rejuvenation by virtue of which our skin become soft, supple, firm and, wrinkle-free.

According to a study published in the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) after using Dill extract for skin, the skin becomes more elastic, wrinkles appear to be smooth and facial contours appear remodeled.

 2.Management of Diabetes

“Diabetes Mellitus”    Type 2 “Diabetes” is basically a nutritional disorder of macronutrients (such as carbohydrates, fat, and protein) metabolism due to insufficient insulin secretion and, it constitutes approx. 90-95% of the diabetic cases in the world.

Diabetic patients are having various chemical drugs to control their diabetic complication but nevertheless these chemical drugs are very expensive and, show severe side effects on human health.

But thanks to the anti-diabetic property of Dill because of presence of tannin, saponin, quercetin, phenol, flavonoid, and alkaloid in high concentration and, all these compounds shows a very promising hypoglycemic property and, inhibits intestinal glucose absorption.

According to a study published in the U.S. National library of medicine consumption of Dill has a significant anti-diabetic effect in both humans and animals. 

3.Lowers Cholesterol

“For every 1% reduction in “Cholesterol”, there is a decrease in the risk of “Heart Attack by 2%”.

The above statement clearly indicates that “Heart Disease” is directly linked to the ”Level of Cholesterol” & lowering that cholesterol level can significantly reduce the risk of “Heart Attack”.

Generally people take chemical drugs (mainly Statin) to lower their cholesterol levels and, to prevent cardiovascular disease but these drugs are associated with various severe adverse effects.

That’s why dietary supplement are best alternatives to prevent lifestyle related health issues such as cholesterol and, once again thanks to the quercetin  glycosides (QG)  & rutin bioactive compound present in the Dill by virtue of which it decrease serum cholesterol and LDL-C levels and decrease liver cholesterol level.

Study published in the national institute of health also suggested that Dill shows various health promoting effects such as hypoglycemic & hypolipidemic effects, and help to reduce the incidence of diabetic complications. 

4. Relieve Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)

Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps or painful menstruation considered to be the most common gynecological problem, approximately two third of young women went through this painful situation during menstruation.

It shows a detrimental effect on a women's life but thanks to the dill that contain two compounds such as tannin and anethol with sedative effects and have ability to relieve the pain.

According to a randomized study published in a research journal demonstrated that Dill can be as effective as mefenamic acid (which is a prescription drug and used for moderate pain and, Dysmenorrhea) in decreasing the pain severity of primary dysmenorrhea. 

5. May Treat Epilepsy

Epilepsy, which is a common neurological disorder, is generally characterized by recurrent & unpredictable seizure

While there are many medications prescribed as antiepileptic drugs to help reduce the symptoms but all these antiepileptic drugs are chemical compounds that show severe side effects on cognition and behavior furthermore these drugs are also associated with chronic toxicity and teratogenicity.

That’s why nowadays people are looking for natural alternatives and herbal remedies to treat epilepsy and Dill leaves are one of them which have been used as a folk medicine to treat seizure in southwestern Asia.

Study published in a U.S. research journal also supported it evidently and suggested that dill extract has exhibited protective effects on the central nervous system which could decrease epileptic paroxysms.

Bottom line for Dill

Dill is a traditional herb and its leaves & seeds both are used for Culinary purpose furthermore various extract and essential oil are also extracted by them that can cater variety of health benefits. Although Dill usage is safe but it may rarely lead to some allergic reactions to the people with allergies to plants such as: skin irritation, throat swelling, oral pruritus, diarrhea and vomiting.

Furthermore, dill may lower blood sugar because of its Hypoglycemic Properties, so if you have diabetes or are having surgery then first consult your health consultant.


Dill is very easy to grow at your home and if you are buying Dill leaves from grocery store then you can store them in your fridge for up to 1-2 weeks. You can incorporate its health benefits via your diet just by directly adding it into your food but remember to add them at last minute of cooking so it won’t lose its essential vitamin, minerals and flavor.

If you have any query or suggestion you can write it into comment section or at


Ms. P Rajeshwari


Diet & Beauty consultant








Sunday 19 April 2020

April 19, 2020

Scientifically proven : Top 5 benefits of COCONUT OIL

Hi Friends
Do you know that?
Your beauty essential “COCONUT OIL”,that works like a wonder against stubborn waterproof makeup, dry skin and, frizzy hair, is also a super-food.
Yes it’s true
Coconut oil possesses amazing properties by virtue of which, it can not only promote vibrant skin and lustrous hair.

Furthermore, it can prove to be a great addition to your kitchen pantry and, can also adorn you with various other health benefits as well. 

Let’s get an idea of COCONUT oil's amazing benefits (besides hair care and skincare) and, some common questions related to it, that make decoding coconut oils a whole lot easier.

So without wasting time
Let's have a deep dive into the amazing health benefits of COCONUT OIL.
But before that let's first investigate
What is COCONUT oil and, its types?

What is Coconut oil

Coconut oil is extracted from the pressing of fresh/dried coconut kernel which is a fruit of the coconut tree (Cocos Nucifera) which grows mainly in the subtropical coastal regions of Asia.
In ancient literature, coconut is called as Shrifal (श्रीफल) or a fruit of prosperity because the tree gives not only the fruit with refreshing water furthermore it also offers tasty kernel which can be eaten fresh/dried and, also can be used for extracting coconut oil and, this extracted coconut oil is a combination of the various other essential fatty acids such as:
Lauric acid C-12:0, (49%)- Saturated fatty acids
Caprylic acid C -8:0 (8%)- Saturated fatty acids
Palmitic acid C-16:0 (8%) -Saturated fatty acids
Myristic acid C-14:0(8%) -Saturated fatty acids
Capric acid C-10:0,(7%)- Saturated fatty acids
Stearic acid C-18:0 (2%)- Saturated fatty acids
Oleic acid C-18:1 (6%)- Unsaturated fatty acids
Linoleic acid C-18:2 (2%)- Unsaturated fatty acids

As we can see that coconut oil is made up of about 90% saturated fatty acids/ saturated fats and 9% unsaturated fatty acids/ unsaturated fats, that’s why it has a firm texture at cool temperature.


Coconut oil is mainly of two types:
1. Virgin Coconut oil (VCO)/Unrefined Coconut oil;
2. Refined Coconut oil;

1.Virgin Coconut oil (VCO)/Unrefined Coconut oil;

VCO has a very mild aroma with a sweet taste and, it is mainstream edible oil and most beneficial for our health. 
Generally, VCO (virgin coconut oil) is extracted from fresh/dried coconut kernel.
Although methods of extraction for VCO is mainly of following four type.
1. Fermentation
2. Chilling and centrifugation
3. Direct micro expelling‐oven dried
4. Direct micro expelling‐sun‐dried processes
But in general, the method of extraction for VCO is categorized into following two methods.

1. Wet Method;            2. Dry Method;

*Wet method is generally opted for fresh coconut kernel. In this method VCO is directly extracted from the coconut kernel by pH method, fermentation, enzymatic, chilling and centrifugation or any of these combinations to destabilize the coconut milk and after that from this coconut milk oil is extracted.

*Dry Method generally opts for dried coconut kernel (Which is also called COPRA). Sometimes coconut kernel is dried by controlled heating as well to remove the moisture and, preventing microbial invasion from occurring.
In this method, coconut oil is extracted via the mechanical pressing of dried coconut kernel (COPRA).
Note: In above two methods the wet method of extraction of VCO helps to retain the biological activities of the beneficial components in VCO as compared to the dry method.

2.Refined COCONUT OIL:

Refined COCONUT OIL is generally odorless. Unlike VCO refined COCONUT OIL do not have that delicate taste and aroma. Because through a refining process that involves bleaching and deodorizing of oil at a high temperatures with harsh chemicals and, which destroy the coconut oil’s natural aroma and, various delicate and beneficial antioxidants as well. 
Top 5 Benefits of COCONUT OIL
TOP 5 Benefits of COCONUT OIL

Scientifically proven : Top 5 benefits of COCONUT OIL

1.Reduce inflammation & Relieve Pain:

Coconut oil can prove to be a low-cost and effective alternative treatment for those who are looking for a natural resource to ease their pain. Thanks to Coconut oil’s amazing anti-inflammatory properties by virtue of which it not only can reduce inflammation of muscles and joints furthermore can improve temporary pain conditions as well.
The topical application of coconut oil helps to increase blood supply to the arthritic area and, lauric acid present in the coconut oil directly impact and reduce the localized inflammation and relieve pain.
A study published in NCBI showed that VCO can alter the expression of several genes concerned with inflammatory response and topical application of VCO bring anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting the various cytokine levels including TNF-α, IFNγ, IL-6, IL-5, and IL-8 and improves skin barrier function by up-regulating AQP-3, filaggrin, and involucrin mRNA expression and also by protecting against UVB irradiation.

2. Best alternative food fat for infants:

We all know that Mother's milk is believed to be one of the most potent and effective immune potables that helps an infant to fight off fatal bacterial intrusion.
Because mother milk is full of nutritional elements and out of these Lauric Acid is the most dominating which gets converted into Monolaurins (also known as glycerol monolaurate) within the human body.
Infants depend on the monolaurin to withstand against any infection and, for the development of their immune system.
Thanks to lauric acid present in the COCONUT OIL which makes it the next best source of monolaurin after mother's milk because Other than mother’s milk, monolaurin is found only in coconut oil.
Furthermore, coconut oil can be digested by the salivary lipase and also does not undergo degradation and re-esterification processes.
COCONUT OIL is directly used in the body to produce energy that’s why infant can easily digest it and these things makes coconut oil as the best alternative food fat for the infant and also called as akin to mother’s milk and widely used in infant food formulas.

3.Rich in Anti-Oxidants

Different from regular cooking oils which generally contain long‐chain fatty acids, VCO (virgin coconut oil) has high levels (approx 50%) of MCTs( medium‐chain fatty acids), causing it a potential functional food that can also serve various health benefits. 
The MCTs and, fatty acids(such as: lauric acid & capric acid) found in VCO(virgin coconut oil) have amazing antioxidants, antimicrobial and antifungal properties that can effectively kill bacteria, fungi and, can fight against various other harmful microorganisms. 
The topical application of coconut oil directly to the skin may also prevent the further growth of these microorganisms.
Furthermore, antioxidants present in coconut oil prevent it from oxidation and, polymerization and, make it as an ideal kitchen staple for frying, baking, cooking.
A study published in a health journal (NCBI) demonstrated that by virtue of polyphenols and medium-chain fatty acids present in VCO, it can prevent exercise and, chronic cold restraint stress-induced damage and, restoring the antioxidant balance.

4.Improve cardiovascular health:

Although Coconut oil is made up of 90 % saturated fat but the saturated fat of coconut oil is different from saturated fats present in animal fats.
The saturated fat present in the coconut oil are generally MCTs (medium-chain fatty acids) that gets absorbed directly and transported to the liver for rapid oxidation, which makes it easily digestible without complying the regular path of fat digestion into cholesterol, furthermore coconut oil has no Trans fat which is most commonly related to the heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Note: Over 50% of the fat present in coconut oil is MCTs.
The effect of VCO could be potentially beneficial for CVD(Cardiovascular Dieases) risk reduction and, disproving the myth that coconut oil increases triglycerides and, cholesterol. In addition regular consumption of Coconut oil in diet would regularize blood fats and is known to increase the HDL cholesterol fraction while decreasing the LDL and triglycerides significantly;
Studies performed on animals conclude that VCO shows promising effects on lowering the CVD risk. And, improving the biochemical derangements associated with CVD.
Another research conducted on healthy participants also shows that taking 15 mL of VCO twice daily for 8 weeks, can significantly increase HDL.
Further epidemiological studies shows that Coconut consumption is associated with higher levels of serum HDL-C in, being beneficial to heart health have been attributed to this effect.

5.Promate fat reduction

Just by Changing your regular oil to coconut oil could help you to reduce your extra weight and can shrink your belly. Coconut oil shows a promising result on weight reduction and management for the following reasons:
*It is a low calorie fat.
*It contains a high level of MCTs by virtue of which after eating it, the liver produces ketones that serves a powerful appetite-reducing effect in the body.
*It stimulates healthy metabolism.
* It gets metabolized fast to supply quick energy unlike all other fats. This also helps control body weight.
Studies also show that COCONUT oil being a rich source of MCTs with little or no LCFAs can provide an ideal food source for weight reduction.


COCONUT OIL is amazingly beneficial, nourishing, and also less prone to oxidation by virtue of which has ability to replace your normal cooking oil of your kitchen pantry.
You can incorporate Coconut oil via cooking, baking, frying. You can also directly add it to your drinks (Juices, coffee, smoothies etc.) as well.

But one thing you should remember that most of these benefits are associated with the VCO (Virgin Coconut oil) instead of refined coconut oil.

But always use it in moderation with other oils to get best out of it researchers have found that 30 mL/ 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day shows promising effect.
If you have any queries or suggestion you can write it into comment section or at

Ms. P Rajeshwari
Diet & Beauty Consultant

Thursday 19 December 2019

December 19, 2019

Two health-hazardous kitchen stuff: that you should stop using now

Hi Friends
Do you know that?
Some of your kitchen stuff that you may probably think is health-promoting but actually, these so-called healthy kitchen stuff are the most hazardous for your health & taking you towards illness with their every use.
It’s true
There may be so many which you are using consciously or unconsciously
But here we will discuss two the most health-hazardous but yet mostly used kitchen stuff that you should discard straight away.
So without wasting time
Let’s straight jump to those 

Two health-hazardous kitchen stuff: that you should stop using now

Two health Hazardous kitchen stuff:
Two health Hazardous kitchen stuff:

1. Nonstick pans

I know that nonstick pans are your favorite kitchen partner because you don’t need to spend as much time stirring or turning the food, requires less oil for cooking which leads to healthier cooking and easy clean-up.
Do you know that?
If you are using your nonstick cookware on a regular basis, you may inadvertently be exposing your family to hidden health hazards.
I know that it may come as a shock to those who are using their non-stick pots and pans on a regular basis to make their food.
But unfortunately, yes
It’s true that your kitchen’s best companion, in reality, be your family's one of the biggest health enemies. 

Why Nonstick Pans are so bad?

The reason for this lies in the nonstick PTFE coating popularly known as Teflon.
Generally in the synthesis of PTFE, a well-known environmental pollutant and toxic & carcinogenic chemical POFA are used.
Note: Because of POFA’s toxicity concerns, PFOA has been replaced with other chemicals such as GenX, but these new alternatives are also suspected to have similar toxicity.
This can prevent food from sticking in the pans during the cooking process and you can cook your food even without a drop of oil.
But in backdrop
Your Non-stick cookware takes less than 5 minutes to emit toxic fumes & gases at different temperatures.
*At low-normal cooking temperatures, your PTFE-coated cookware starts emitting toxic fumes and start releasing various toxic gases and chemicals from mild-severe toxicity and have been directly linked to the various diseases such as:

: Abnormal thyroid hormone levels,

: Toxicity to the brain, kidneys, liver & prostate.

*At high temperatures, the coating of non-stick cookware breaks down into another toxic chemical called PFIB that is highly toxic (about 10 times as toxic as the WW1 warfare agent phosgene), colorless &, odorless gases at room temperature. Its inhalation can lead to pulmonary edema that may be fatal.

According to the study published in the U.S. national library of medicine, Polymer fume fever is caused by inhalation of products of thermal degradation of PTFE. 

Healthy Alternatives of Nonstick Pans:

*Instead of those nasty nonstick PTFE coated cookware you can choose to use other metal cookware such as:
>stainless steel cookware;

>cast iron cookware;  

*For nonstick cooking you can use
>glass cookware;

These glass cook-wares are not just nonstick they are also environment-friendly & nontoxic. 

2. Aluminum foils

Nowadays Aluminum foil has been a favorite kitchen work staple to wrap your lunch/dinner/leftover food. Furthermore wrapping your favorite foodstuff in aluminum foil with a scoop of butter/oil is an easy and fastest way to cooking, grilling, and baking.


Do you know that?

If you are cooking/baking/grilling and even storing your favorite food in aluminum foil, you are introducing your own aluminum contamination in your food.

Because aluminum foil used in cooking/baking/grilling leaches into your food that can lead to various health problems over time.

Now a question arises that 

Why Aluminum contamination is so bad?

Although with a proportion of 7.5% Aluminum is the third most prevalent element in the earth’s crust and, in spite of its prevalence, aluminum is not known to have any function in human or animal organisms because no enzymatic reaction requires Aluminum.
We are exposed to Aluminum & its compounds by virtue of various food additives, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. In addition to this, aluminum also presents naturally in various foodstuffs as well.

According to the Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) published a provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) for aluminum of 7.00 mg/kg body weight (BW) per week. 

Besides all of the above facts if we cook/bake/grill or even wrap our food in aluminum foil then we are actually introducing our own aluminum contamination into our food and, increasing their aluminum concentration. 
Because exposing food in aluminum foil to heat via cooking/baking/grilling caused leaching of aluminum to occur in levels that would be considered above that tolerable daily/weekly intake and this excess intake of aluminum over time can lead to a toxic metal overload and erosion of our health.
Furthermore aluminum toxicity in human is also linked to various diseases such as:

*Metabolic bone disease,

*Neurodevelopmental delays



*Growth failure,

According to a study published in the National center of biotechnology information (NCBI), substantial aluminum contamination may result in delayed bone development and development of anemia.
In today’s world, Alzheimer’s patients are increasing rapidly which is a serious concern especially since recent studies show that Al causes spatial memory deficit, influences emotional reactivity, and impairs various brain functions related to learning and memory. 

Healthy Alternatives of Aluminum foils:

For grilling: you can use reusable skewers or even a stainless steel grilling basket

For roasting: you can glass pans and in the oven, you can use a stainless steel cookie sheets

For Baking: you can use glass, stainless steel or cast iron pans and can wrap your favorite food with banana leaves instead of aluminum foil. 


“Precaution is always better then cures”. This is the most all-time relevant phrase in the context of health and reminds us of the importance of precaution.
In the case of these two health-hazardous kitchen staples (Nonstick Pans & Aluminum foils), we can apply the precautionary measure as well by using their alternatives such as:
*Instead of those nonstick PTFE coated cookware you can choose to use stainless steel or cast iron cookware.
*For nonstick cooking you can use glass cookware as an environment-friendly & non-toxic alternative.
*For baking your favorite food you can wrap them in banana leaves instead of Aluminum foil & can enjoy the benefits of banana leaves as well.
So always think twice & choose wisely to stay fit & to bay the illness. Your health is always in your own hands.
If you have any queries or suggestion you can write it in the comment section or can write it at
Ms. P Rajeshwari
Diet & Beauty Consultant

Wednesday 11 September 2019

September 11, 2019

Amazing 5 uses benefits & side effects of Clove oil

Hi Friends
As we are all, known to this fact that Clove oil is one of the best natural alternatives to reduce the pain associated with dental problems.
Do you know that?
Clove oil is not just a proven pain healer; 
Furthermore, clove oil has amazing anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory & broad-spectrum antibacterial & antimicrobial properties, which can keep various diseases at bay.
Yes it’s true
Clove oil has amazing healing ability which can work wonder for our health.
But before reaching to those wonders, let’s first investigate. 

What is clove oil? :

Clove oil is extracted from Syzygium aromaticum commonly known as clove plant, which is an 8-30 m tall, small-medium sized evergreen plant, belongs to the Myrtaceae family. Most of the parts of this plant (such as leaves, flowers, and stem) have a very special kind of aroma which makes it one of the most valuable spices for centuries and considered as the oldest spice. Clove plant also has an exceptional antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant property and, that is the reason that it has been used from many centuries for various medicinal uses as well.

Note: The antimicrobial & antioxidant property of the clove plant is higher than many fruits, vegetables, and other spices.

Clove plant is a hub of various phenolic compounds such as eugenol, eugenol acetate, gallic acid, and various other minor constituents.

But Eugenol is the main bioactive compound of this plant, which is found in concentrations ranging from 9 381.70 to 14 650.00 mg per 100 g of fresh plant material.
That’s why the oil extracted from a clove plant is also known as eugenol and, depending upon the different part of the clove plant (such as the bud, leaf, or stem) from where the oil is extracted. The concentration of eugenol generally ranges from 60% to 95%.
Therefore different parts of clove plant (such as flower buds, leaves & twigs) related to the different type of clove oil.
Based upon these different parts of clove plant (such as flower buds, leaves & twigs) clove oil is also of three types such as:

Types of Clove oil:

1.Clove Leaf oil:

It is dark brown in appearance & extracted from the steam distillation of Clove leaf. It consists of approx. 82–88% eugenol with minor constituents and, little or no eugenyl acetate.

2.Clove stem oil:

It is pale yellow in appearance & extracted from the twigs of clove plant. It consists of approx. 90–95% eugenol, with other minor constituents.

3.Clove Bud oil:

It is yellow or colorless in appearance & derived from the flower-buds of the clove plant. It consists of 60– 90% eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene, and several other minor constituents.
As you can see in the above classification that eugenol is the major constituent with, increasing average percentages from clove bud (77.81%) to clove leaf (81.21%) and, to clove stem  (91.83%). But out of these three only in clove bud essential oil this compound eugenol is followed by eugenyl acetate (15.15%) and several other constituents, while in the clove leaf oil and clove stem oil the eugenyl acetate was detected either in very lower amounts or absent.
That’s why Clove bud oil is considered as the best quality clove oil from its other types and, it is also, most expensive from its other types. 

Amazing 5 Benefits & Uses of CLOVE OIL:

Amazing 5 benefits & uses of CLOVE OIL
Amazing 5 Uses of CLOVE oil


Halitosis is commonly known as “bad breath” and used to describe any bad or unpleasant odor emanating from the breath.
It is derived from the Latin word which inferred from two words Halitus and the Osis.
*Halitus means breathed air;
*Osis means pathologic alteration;
Halitosis is an undesirable condition and, very common in the general population and nearly more than 50% of the general population both male & female and of all age groups have halitosis.
Although halitosis has multifactorial origins such as gastrointestinal function, respiratory system, or urinary system in 90% cases the origin lies in the oral cavity in terms of more than 500 bacterial species, which are capable to produce odorous compounds which can cause halitosis.
Because the temperature & humidity condition of the oral cavity may provide a suitable environment for bacterial growth.
*Temperature of the oral cavity varies from 34’C to 37’C;
*Humidity of the oral cavity varies from 91% to 96%;
But thanks to the Clove oil, which not only contain a warm spicy and woody aroma furthermore it contains amazing antifungal and antimicrobial compounds as well that may act against bacteria of the oral cavity which are the basic cause of bad breath.
The study published in the national center of biotechnology information (NCBI) also suggested that the clove oil is an active ingredient against oral bacteria associated with dental cavity and periodontal disease.

 How to use Clove oil for Halitosis or Bad Breath:

By following two ways you can include the benefits of clove oil to freshen up your breath and to support oral health & oral hygiene.

1. Add 1-2 drops on your regular toothpaste.
2. Add 2-3 drops to water for mouthwash. 

2.Clove oil as an Analgesic:

Are you experiencing throbbing pain at night due to dental caries?
If yes
Then clove oil can work wonder for you.
Because clove oil contains eugenol which not only removes all the microbes present in that region of the tooth, furthermore it effectively relieves pain and serves as an analgesic.
According to the study published in health general Eugenol which is a phenylpropanoid and, found as the main constituent of clove oil is commonly used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory in dental procedures, e.g., pulpitis and dentinal hypersensitivity.
Clove oil is also helpful with pain in general because they possess anti-inflammatory property.

How to use Clove oil as an analgesic for dental caries:

You can use clove oil as an analgesic by following ways:
1.* Place two to three drops of the clove oil in a clean, small container. Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil/vegetable oil.
* Soak a small piece of cotton ball in this oil mixture until it is saturated and remove the excess oil with the help of a tissue paper.
*Place this cotton ball on the painful area for 10-20 seconds; make sure you do not swallow any of the oil.
*Once complete, rinse your mouth with saline warm water.
*You can repeat this procedure for 2-3 times daily.
2.*Put 3-4 drops of clove oil into one teaspoon of carrier oil/vegetable oil & massage around the jawbone & cheek or the area associated with pain.
3.*Put 1 drop of clove oil on a cotton ball & place it to the gum around the tooth (which is associated with dental caries). 

3.Clove oil as an Anti-oxidant:

Our oral cavity is very delicate & sensitive and, is constantly exposed to food & food-related stuff.
These foodstuffs can cause damage to our delicate oral cavity & can hinder its natural healthy biological environment.
But don’t worry & thanks to the amazing antioxidants property of Clove plant.
Because antioxidants are the most amazing substance that inhibits oxidation and acts by retarding the oxidative process, that’s why anti-oxidants are the best remedy for the reduction in the levels of free radicals.
Therefore by virtue of its antioxidants property clove oil can effectively & very efficiently reduce the levels of the free radicals present in the oral cavity.
According to a study, clove oil could improve memory and learning deficits caused by scopolamine(in short and long term) as a result of the reduction in oxidative stress. 

4.Clove oil as an Acne fighter:

Acne is a frustrating skin issue. There are various types and various factor related to it such as:
*Increased production of sebum; 
*Abnormal keratinization of the pilosebaceous canal;
 *bacterial colonization; 
*Bad food habits; 
..........& many more; 
But thanks again to the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial & anti-bacterial properties of clove oil, It can help in reducing swelling and redness & fights the acne-causing bacteria. 
All the above properties & action makes clove oil as a perfect ingredient for an acne-fighting recipe.

How to use CLOVE oil for Acne:

You can use clove oil for clearing your acne by following ways:
1. Take 2-3 drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and dab it on to your acne directly.
2. Add a few drops of clove oil into your daily cream lotion or serum and apply gently on freshly washed face
3. Add 2-3 drops of clove oil into 1-2 teaspoons, raw honey. Mix them together and apply it on your face for 10-15 minutes & wash your face with plain lukewarm water. 

5.Clove oil as a blood pressure-lowering agent:

Are you struggling with high blood pressure?
If yes!
Then use clove oil, because clove oil may be able to help you in reducing your high blood pressure because clove oil is a significant source of Eugenol and this bioactive compound found as a key constituent of clove oil.
A study published in the U.S. national library of medicine states that
“Eugenol may be therapeutically useful as an antihypertensive agent and is a viable molecular candidate from which to develop second-generation TRPV4 channel activators that reduce BP” .

The bottom line for Clove oil:

Being a hub of health-promoting properties clove oil has a proven remedy for various ailments but some side effects & caution are also associated with clove oil such as:
* In large doses Clove oil can be hazardous.
* Clove oil may cause sore throat, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, seizures in some cases.
* Clove oil is fully restricted to pregnant women and children below two years.
* C
love oil use in children has not yet been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
*Before applying clove oil on the skin always dilute it first with a carrier oil because undiluted clove oil can cause skin irritation.
So always use this oil with caution. 


Though Clove oil has minor disadvantages still it is been used as an immediate natural & household remedy for all dental problems.
From many centuries we are getting benefited by the Clove oil, it has many medicinal properties such as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal & antioxidant property among which clove oil’s contribution to odontology is of major concern.
So avail clove oil’s amazing benefits into your life as well but again use it with a little caution.
If you have any query or suggestion you can write it into the comment section or at
Ms. P Rajeshwari
Diet & Beauty Consultant