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Black Seeds

'Use the black seed because it has a relief of all diseases, except death.' ~ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Black seeds also referred to as black caraway, black cumin, and Roman coriander are small seeds packed with powerful punch which can protect against Cancer and MRSA.


* It contains iron and phosphate.
* It has anti bacterial properties, carotene and also is an anti-cancer which gives strength.
* Black seed reduces the need for pain killers. Black seeds can relieve a throat pain.
*  It can cause a significant reduce in LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, offering a natural treatment for mild forms of hypertension.
* People often apply crushed black seeds directly onto the skin for joint pain, headache and certain skin conditions.
* It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.

Bean Sprouts

The health benefits of beans are at peak when sprouted. They are the richest of proteins, vitamins and minerals.
* Bean sprouts are the richest source of amino acids (protein). 
* They contain all types of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K), folate, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and also fiber.
* These are easily digestible.
* Mung bean sprouts are rich in iron. They play a key role in the synthesis of hemoglobin, the protein found in red blood cells.
* They relieve the signs of constipation.
* Mung bean sprouts are beneficial in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
* Bean sprouts help reduce liver fat, thereby preventing fatty liver that can cause liver dysfunction.
* It can also prevent many age-related skin changes including elasticity and moisture.
* These help in fighting signs of mental and physical stress.

Pepper

Wondering why Pepper?


* Pepper is a zero calorie food that can add flavor to food. 
* It has anti-inflammatory properties. 
* It has also been helpful at fighting some cancers because of its anti-cancer effects. 
* It is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which are both powerful antioxidants.
* Capsicum is considered to be an efficient weight loss tool.
* Since it is rich in Vitamin C, it stimulates the white cells to fight infections.
* Capsicum is effective in preventing blood clots with its Vitamin C properties, thus preventing strokes.
* These colorful juices can help reduce cholesterol. 

Don't forget to add one to your salad today.

Tahini

This is something which is found in most of the grocery stores. 

* Tahini is an excellent source of Vitamin B and Calcium. 
* Vitamin B helps in the development of healthy cells in the body, especially red blood cells.
* Its also helps in increasing metabolism and makes our immune system stronger.
* Tahini is also a good source of Calcium, Zinc and Copper.
* The high levels of Calcium helps in keeping bones strong and healthy and might be responsible in fighting certain cancers.
* Tahini has an abundance of fiber (sesamin) which helps in lowering cholesterol.

Herbal Tea | Healthier Body, Skin & Mind

There's nothing better than having a soothing cup of Herbal tea after work. But besides being warming, caffeine free and great in taste it has got amazing health benefits. From soothing a troubled tummy to easing insomnia and even calming a troubled mind. Herbs have different sorts of powers. Herbal teas a great sources of vitamins and minerals. 

Herbal tea actually isn't made from tea. It is prepared from a specific kind of plant. It is an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark in hot water. 
Unlike other teas, Herbal tea contains no caffeine. There are different kinds of Herbal Teas. Nettle, Chamomile, Ginger, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Rosemary and Cardamon Tea are few of them. 
I drink Chamomile tea with apple or ginger. It calms the mind, helps in dealing with stress, stomach ailment and is a mild sedative. Its the perfect drink before taking a nap. However these should not be consumed by pregnant women, breastfeeding women and anyone allergic to these plants.

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The Three Heart-Healthy Snacks

You may not be able to change your family history of high heart disease risk, but there are certain things that you can change that will decrease or even prevent your risk for developing heart disease. 
A heart-healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and essential fats plus a well structured exercise program constitute the keys to prevention of heart disease.
There are many heart-healthy food choices that you can make, these are the ones that I recommend to prevent major cardiac event.

1. Apples

After cranberries, Apples are the second most consumed snack food in the world. It could be due to their high fiber content (specially with its skin) or its supply of vitamins and minerals. Whatever the reason is, these can be included in your heart-healthy snacks list. 

* They have been shown to reduce bad cholesterol. 
* The fiber present in Apples makes you feel fuller for longer time.
* Consuming Apples can prevent you from over eating.
* They prevent oxidative stress and posses anti-inflamm…

Tuna Salad Sandwich.

This recipe is specially for those who said they don't have time to prepare healthy food and consume whatever they get in hand. This is really easy, simple and takes less time to prepare. 
Things you will need :

1. Light meat Tuna in Olive oil - 1 can
2. Canola Oil Mayonnaise (Cholesterol Free) - 1 tbsp
3. Chopped onions - 1/4 cup
4. Chopped Cucumber - 1/4 cup
5. Mashed Avocado - 1/4 cup
6. Handful of Baby Spinach.
7. Whole grain bread - 2 slices
8. Salt & Pepper.

Preparation :

1. Toast Bread.
2. In a bowl mix Tuna, Mayonnaise, Chopped Onion, Chopped Cucumber, Mashed Avocado, Salt and Pepper. Set Aside.
3. Place the toasted slices of bread onto a plate. Lay Baby Spinach on top of it. Spoon the Tuna Salad onto Spinach.
4. If you want it warm then heat it in the micro wave.
5. Enjoy

Makes 1 serving.