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5 Health benefits of Gooseberry.

Do you know Gooseberry has tremendous health benefits? Yes, it has huge loads of nutrients bundled with minerals and vitamins. Known to be a powerhouse of Vitamin C also known as water soluble ascorbic acid.  It is also known as Phyllanthus Emblica or Amla and has a tremendous health benefits.  It is found in Europe, Africa and Asia. It has a mix flavour of sour, bitter and astringent. The fruit is fibrous. Gooseberry is rich in vitamin-C, iron and calcium . It can be consumed in various forms, be it powdered, dried, juiced or raw. Also available in the store as pickle, jam or even as candy.  It is also used in beauty product such as hair oil, face mask, hair colour etc. Infact, it can be used in many forms and in many ways. Here are 5 health benefits of gooseberry (Amla) Great source of Vitamin-C      Vitamin-C is a powerful natural antioxidant which protect you from the harmful effect of free radicals. These free radicals are known to have serious impact on health and result in ma

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Sugar, the most common food item found in the kitchen. It taste way too good that we often ignore its harmful effects.  Its impossible to stay away from sugar. As you know, there isn't a food item which is absolute  sugar free.  So here we are! To find out how it affects our health. If its bad for health then how so? Is there a limit to consume? If we consume in a limited amount, then how it interacts with the body?  It's Sugar!  Yes, sugar is something we used daily, its applications is humongous. It may be with tea, making cake, pie, buscuits, cookies, curries I mean its a huge never ending list.  Logically, its impossible to stop using it even though its bad for health.  Yeah! There's an alternatives   The good news is that, you can use other  alternatives as a replacement of sugar.  White processed sugar is the one which is harmful to use. So use brown sugar,  stevia or jaggery which is raw and unprocessed.  Other alternatives are honey, maple syrup etc. which are lot m

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Sweet pulpy mango (Aam) benefits and nutrients

Sweet pulpy Mango (Aam) its benefits and nutrients. Mango Known to be the "King of fruits", mango is the national fruit of India. It belongs to the flowering plant of genus mengnifera. Mango is a juicy stone fruit (drupe- A kind of fruit which has outer fleshy layer skin or exocarp and inner pulpy juicy part, mesocarp surround the  endocarp or pit or stone ). Mengnifera indica commonly known as indian mango is native to India and is a species of flowering plant belonging to the family Anacardiaceae. The full grown tree may reach upto 30 metres in height and the circumference of the trunk may grow upto 3.7 metres. It grows in tropical climates.  Brief history Mango is native of South Asia, it is beleived to be originated from India. It's origin goes way back to 2000 BCE when native indian started cultivating. Later on it was cultivated and transferred to many parts of the world in 15th as well as 16th century. It is believed that Portuguese explorers

Simple ways to deal with stress

Simple ways to deal with stress You had a hectic day, stressed and huge presure at work, reached home late at night, had ordered food and go to bed very late. So exhausted that you fell asleep without having a moment to think over. The worst is, next day you still feel the tiredness,  and fatigue of yesterday's gruesome series of event. Well, that's what we normally feel the next day, when we overkilled ourselves with lots of work in hand, juggling everything at a time and we are still able to hear all those bashing and demands from our bosses. Somehow manage to accomplish and live up with that. Believe me! I'm also working in the service sector and I definitely feel you about it. But I am happy and content to my personal life no matter what happen at work space stays there. There are lots of people who do not know how to handle the situation. In fact, some people do take extreme measure at their own hand because of the uncontrollable nature of burden and pressur