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Naturopathy at your Service

Naturopathy at your Service

Be it a health conscious person or a big-time foodie, everyone loves to gorge on food which satisfies their taste buds. Whenever we feel the urge to munch down something, what comes to our mind is food which smells and tastes good.


Each one of us wants to be healthy, life-long, but our biggest enemy to staying fit is our temptation to relish mouth-watering cuisines. Healthy eating is a practice of making choices, as in what and how much one should eat, with the intention of improving or maintaining good health.


One World News brings to you a list of eatables that might be repugnant to the tongue but surely favorable to the body.


Neem

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On the top of our vapid and beneficial herb’s list comes, Neem. It is the last we would wish to gulp down our throat. More often than not, we try to find an alternative to it but Ayurvedic doctors suggest that chewing a few Neem leaves every morning keeps you healthy and fit. Scientific study shows that Neem contains anti-fungal (inhibits growth of fungi), anti-microbial (destroying the growth of microorganisms), anti-inflammatory (reduce certain signs of inflammation, swelling or tenderness) and anti-viral (inhibits growth of bacteria) elements. Going by Ayurveda, Neem treats numerous diseases (approx 40), it is a plant with many medicinal benefits, infact the ultimate formula to attain flawless skin. It is advised to intake Neem as a medicine, moreover, to make it a daily practice in your life to get better results.


Fenugreek

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Fenugreek seeds are advised to be consumed on a regular basis; it tastes bitter therefore, people avoid taking it directly. There is a common belief that consumption of overnight soaked fenugreek seeds in the morning reduces the sugar level in blood. Fenugreek improves ones digestion as well. Including fenugreek seeds or leaves in your diet, helps in the weight loss process. They can also be added to cereals and wheat flour (bread) or made into gruel, given to the nursing mothers to increase milk synthesis. A paste made from fresh fenugreek leaves if applied regularly on the scalp before bath, promotes hair growth, improves hair complexion, and reduces dandruff.


Swertia Chirata

Swertia Chirata

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It is a dry arid plant that tastes bitter than Neem and is believed to be the bitterest herb till date. Ayurveda has mentioned lot of benefits of Chirata; the Chirata is an effective remedy for reducing fever. This herb is excellent in strengthening the stomach (digestion), moreover, it also kills intestinal worms.The herb is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines as an appetite stimulant. It is also helps in controlling a puckish feeling. The herb contains elements which have a positive impact on the liver and normalize blood sugar levels. Chirata helps to fight all types of body infections and also improve the immune system.


Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is quite an incredible plant with high vitamin and mineral contents. However, being a gelatinous food (tasteless) eating Aloe Vera is a tough task. It helps in exfoliating the skin and boosting the immune system, moreover, this herb also helps in improving digestion. Aloe Vera alkalinizes our body’s fluids helping to balance out our excessive acidic dietary habits.


Bitter gourd

Bitter gourd

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Bitter gourd the ‘ugly melon’ has ugly bumps all over it and as the name implies it tastes bitter so, people find them more difficult to consume, but including it in any meal may help to fight numerous diseases. Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It helps in treating blood related disorders as it purifies our blood. The high beta-carotene and other properties in bitter gourd make it one of the finest vegetables that help in reducing eye problems. It also cleans our liver.


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