Broccoli - Prevent Heart disease  


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Broccoli is high in vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber; it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancerproperties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium.[9] A single serving provides more than 30 mg of vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of vitamin C.[10] The 3,3'-Diindolylmethane found in broccoli is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity.[11][12] Broccoli also contains the compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anti-cancer compound sulforaphane, though the benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled.[13] Broccoli is also an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.[14][15]
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Boiling broccoli reduces the levels of suspected anti-carcinogenic compounds, such as sulforaphane, with losses of 20–30% after five minutes, 40–50% after ten minutes, and 77% after thirty minutes.[13] However, other preparation methods such as steaming,[16] microwaving, and stir frying had no significant effect on the compounds.[13]
Broccoli has the highest levels of carotenoids in the brassica family.[17] It is particularly rich in lutein and also provides a modest amount of beta-carotene.[17]
A high intake of broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.[18] Broccoli consumption may also help prevent heart disease.[19]


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Nadi, psychic nerve are the channels through which the energies of the subtle body are said to flow. They connect at special points of intensity called chakras.
Ida, Pingala and Sushumna
The Medullar Shushumna, which interpenetrates the cerebrospinal axis from the perineum to the juncture of the lamboid and sagittal suture of the cranium, the lunar Serpentine Ida of the left side, of a pale color, negative polarity; the solar Serpentine Pingala of the right side, red color, positive polarity. Those are the main nadis, but in some tantric texts more than 72,000 nadis are cited. They all start from the central channel of the chakras to the periphery where they gradually become thinner.


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Prana is the Sanskrit for "breath". It is one of the five organs of vitality or sensation, viz. prana "breath", vac "speech", caksus "sight", shrotra "hearing", and manas "thought" (nose, mouth, eyes, ears and mind;).
In Vedantic philosophy, it is the notion of a vital, life-sustaining force of living beings and vital energy, comparable to the Chinese notion of Qi. Prana is a central concept in Ayurveda and Yoga where it is believed to flow through a network of fine subtle channels called nadis.
In Yoga, the three main channels of Prana are: the ida, the pingala, and the sushumna. Ida relates to the left side of the body terminating at the left nostril and pingala to the right side of the body terminating at the right nostril. In some practices, alternate nostril breathing balances the prana that flows within the body. When prana enters a period of uplifted, intensified activity, the Yogic tradition refers to it as Pranotthana.


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Here are a few recipes using raw vegetables which can be made in a jiffy.

Beetroot Salad
Ingredients: Grated beetroot, soaked groundnuts, finely chopped capsicum, grated ginger, coconut and lime juice.
Mix all ingredients well and season with salt, pepper, coriander and curry leaves.
Carrot Salad
Ingredients: Grated carrot, sprouted green gram, finely chopped capsicum, grated ginger, coconut and lime juice.
Method: Mix all ingredients well and season with salt, pepper, coriander and curry leaves.
Cucumber salad
Ingredients: finely chopped cucumber, capsicum, grated ginger, coconut and lime juice.
Method: Mix all ingredients well, season with coriander, salt, pepper and curry leaves.
Snake gourd salad
Ingredients: Snake gourd (peel the skin and chop), chopped capsicum, grated ginger and coconut, chopped tomato, lime juice.
Method: Mix all ingredients well and season with salt, pepper, coriander and curry leaves.
Sweet beaten rice
Ingredients: Thin beaten rice, grated coconut, concentrated jaggery syrup, cardamom.
Method: Mix all ingredients well.
Curd Ashgourd
Grated Ashgourd, ginger, curd and seasoned with salt, pepper, coriander and curry leaves.
Vegetable juice
Save the juice from the above grated vegetables. Mix together, add lime juice and sugar to taste. Serve immediately (Do not keep juice standing)
Extremely simple to make, these recipes are excitingly different and well-tailored to the Indian palate, the touch of curry patta and coriander adds that zing which you will get addicted to.

Health Foods  

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Generally, animals enjoy good health because they consume nutritious food in the uncooked form. We, too, can enjoy perfect physical and mental health provided we include raw food in our diet. Appetite control precedes and enables mental and emotional control.

Researchers have found through research that raw food is the panacea for many human ailments. Raw food diet ensures retention of all nutrients and vitamins, which promote good health.

Food is classified into four categories:

  1. *Positive Pranic or energy giving food.

  2. *Negative Pranic or energy draining food.

  3. *Zero Pranic food.

  4. *Food that should be avoided for a short period by those who suffer from respiratory problems such as sinusitis, wheezing, and asthma.

Raw food helps in producing less acidity and more alkalinity in the blood and helps to calm the mind, thus lessening the impact of stress. Cooking or preserving destroys the natural energy present in the food in the fresh raw state. A raw food diet utilities the subtle energies of living plants and plant enzymes to ensure good health.

Doctors are waking up to the benefits of a high fibre diet in preventing a range of disorders from heart disease to bowel cancer.

The theme of a natural foods diet comprising 75 percent natural foods can not only reverse the bodily degeneration which accompanies long-term illness but can also retard the rate at which you age, bring you apparently boundless energy and even make you feel better emotionally.

Hence all natural foods are healing foods

Scientists have found that a variety of chemicals, between 50,000 and 100,000, go into making and running the human body. They interact with each other in ways so complex that even the world's most advanced computer can be of little help to doctors in deciphering the various interactions.

Raw food provide nutrients that favorably influence the immune system. Zinc, Vitamins E, C and A, and many from the B-Complex Group present in the raw food strengthen the immune system and prevent premature aging.

As cooked food damages proteins, we are obliged to eat more of it to get the amino acids we need. High protein consumption causes early aging and the development of certain degenerative diseases. Thus, its maintenance mechanism impaired, the body loses its resistance to stress, fatigue and illness.

Researchers found that uncooked food or all natural foods can successfully cure resistant illnesses such as heart diseases, hypertension, kidney and blood diseases, alcoholism and arthritis because they raise micro-electric potentials throughout the body. Increased electrical potential in the tissues is a direct measure of the "liveliness" or how alive the cell really is. Thus metabolic functions heighten - congestion and swelling in tissues decrease, cell respiration and oxygenation increase, the body's overall resistance to illness improves and the healing process gets accelerated.