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Almond - The kings of nuts

 

Almonds are valuable food remedy for several ailments like anemia, constipation, impotency, skin disorders and respiratory diseases. They are the perfect combination of Iron, Copper, Phosphorus & Vitamin B1; this help in the formation of new blood cells and raises the hemoglobin levels in the blood. It maintains a smooth physiological function of the brain, nerves, bones, heart and liver. Almonds are scientifically proven to increase brain vitality and its protein content is an established muscle builder The best method of consumption of this resourceful food for the mind & body; is simply have a portion of almonds with a glass of warm milk in the mornings.


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Cashew - It's actually a seed

 

Cashews have less fat than almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pecans. They are power food which has Protein, Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, Iron and Zinc. Added to this cashews contain a high content of Vitamin C and Vitamin B1. Cashews make Delicious nut milk, as a substitute for cow's milk; its high Iron content help forming the red pigment in the blood. When eaten in moderation, they are useful addition to a healthy diet. To enjoy its benefit at its best, store them in airtight containers.


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Saffron - The mark of tradition & purity

 

The saffron filaments are actually the dried stigmas of the saffron flower, each flower has just three such stigmas, it takes about 75,000 flowers to get you a pound of saffron. A therapeutic plant, saffron is considered as antispasmodic, helps in digestion and increase appetite. In the past it had been used a drug for cure infections like flu, depression and as a sedative. It is also considered, that in small quantities it regulates women's menstruation, and helps in conception. It also has a high content of Thiamin and Riboflavin. Saffron is also believed to reduce melanin content in the epidermis on local application; to simply put it saffron could make you fairer!


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Pistachio - The 'Happy Nut'

 

Pistachios are rich in Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and Thiamine. These nuts have relatively lower calorie value compared to other nuts. They are cholesterol-free, high in fiber and low in saturated fats. Pistachios have a high content of monounsaturated fat content ; this actually lowers cholesterol levels. They also contain Phyto-chemicals that act as antioxidants; this plants nutrients have been associated with a decreased risk of chronic diseases like cancer. Pistachios are best stored in airtight containers.


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Walnuts - Just a handful everyday

 

Walnuts are recognized for their ability to reduce cholesterol; helps prevent ailments like cancer, arthritis, insomnia, itchy skin conditions and also helps in blood clot formation. They are loaded with Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins and antioxidants, Regular consumption of walnuts has a soothing effect on our mind and nerves, thus enabling sound sleep. Unshelled and shelled walnuts are best refrigerated in air tight containers and stay fresh for six months. Walnuts are regarded as 'Brain Food' aptly for their nutritional benefits and interestingly for their wrinkled brain-like appearance.


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Apricot - The famous fruit

 

The apricot is one of the most important fruitS. It's regarded as a nutritious and tonic food which enjoys world- wide popularity. The nut of the apricot is rich in Protein and fat.It contains 40 to 45 percent of oil, which is practically identical to almond oil. Apricots help cure ailments like constipation, indigestion, anemia, fevers and skin diseases. To enjoy their benefits, store them in a cool and dry place.


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Raisin - Far more than a dried

 

Raisins are thus an excellent food in all cases of debility and wasting diseases. They are essential during convalescence and help cure acidosis, constipation, anemia and sexual debility. Esteemed for their rare food value, raisins are rich in carbohydrates, Minerals and Vitamins. A major portion of this sugar is formed by Glucose and fruit sugar. its well known that Glucose produces quick heat and energy in the body. Raisins are best stored in a cool and dark place.


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Figs - All you need to live

 

An analysis of the fresh fig shows it contains a good amount of moisture, Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates. Many alternates medicinal virtues have been ascribed to the fig. It provides renewed vigour and strength to the body especially after prolonged illness or physical and mental exertion. It helps cure constipation, piles, asthma, sexual weakness and corns. Figs are an excellent tonic for weak people who suffer from cracks in lips, tongue and mouth. It's suggested that the figs be washed before consumption, soaking them eases the digestion too.


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Pine Nut - Picked off the pinecone

 

The pine nut is actually a seed produced by a certain variety of pine tree. They are tiny, but underestimate its goodness. Pine nuts are an excellent source of Iron, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium and high monounsaturated fat, which keeps your cardiovascular system healthy. It's also packed with Vitamins A,C & D. This makes it give a boost to the immune system. They contain almost three milligrams of iron in one-ounce serving. Pine nuts are also higher in Protein than most nuts and are a good source of Thiamine, Potassium and phosphorus. Pine nuts are best kept in the refrigerator, in airtight containers.


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Prunes - Not just fun to eat

 

All prunes are plums, but not every plum is choicest to be a prune. They are good source of potassium the mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure, heart function and reduced risks of a stroke. It also promotes bone health and slows down muscular degeneration. Prunes also aid in normalizing blood sugar levels, provide an intestinal protection and lower cholesterol. Remember to keep prunes fresh by storing them in airtight containers in a cool, dry and dark place.


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