Thursday, 25 August 2011

Raw papaya benefits

Papaya is regarded as a wholesome fruit. It is the plant form of vit A and is enriched with Beta-carotene, contains large amounts of vit C.
The vitamin C content in papaya increases as the maturity progresses. Its carbohydrate content is mainly of invert sugar which is a form of predigested food.

Intestinal Disorders

Papaya is an ideal choice of fruit for those who are suffering from digestive ailments and dyspeptic patients since it is easily digestible, it is high in fibre,low calories and enriched with water content. Papain in the raw papaya is highly beneficial in the deficiency of gastric juice, excess of unhealthy mucus in the stomach and intestinal irritation. The ripe fruit, if eaten regularly, corrects habitual constipation, bleeding piles and chronic diarrhea.
Tenderise meat
Raw papaya is used in food industry to tenderise meat because it is a rich source of papain, a plant pepsin. Pepsin is an enzyme produced in animals to digest protein.

Skin Disorders

Juice of green, raw papaya is also used externally to improve complexion and treat skin blemishes. Ripen papaya paste is used as face pack to improve the colour and moisture.
The juice of the raw papaya, being an irritant, is useful in several skin disorders. It is applied with beneficial results to swellings to prevent pus formation or suppuration and to corns, warts, pimples, horn, an excrescence or an abnormal outgrowth of the skin and other skin diseases.

Menstrual Irregularities

The unripe papaya helps the contraction of the muscle fibres of the womb and is thus beneficial in securing proper menstrual flow

Throat Disorders

Fresh juice of raw papaya mixed with honey can be applied with beneficial results over inflamed tonsils for diphtheria and other throat disorders. It dissolves the membrane and prevents infection from spreading.

Go ahead n enjoy this fruit

Raw papaya salad
• 1 Cup raw papaya (grated)
• 1 med sized tomato chopped
• 1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
• 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
• 1 tbsp Lemon juice / vinger
• 2 Green chilies (slit length wise)
• Salt to taste

Mix all the above ingredients , slightly pound green chillies with the pounder to get the tangy flavour.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Want to build muscle and burn fat? Read below to learn how metabolism affects fitness level, and how to give it a boost.

"Metabolism" refers to your body's systems for using energy. This includes breathing, digestion, the building of muscle, and the storage of fat, circulation of blood -- anything that's part of your body's systems for converting energy into... an activity you need to live

Your metabolic rate is the rate at which you burn calories

People with more muscle and less fat generally have a faster metabolic rate.

As you age, you tend to lose muscle. This results in a metabolic rate that begins declining as early as your twenties -- about 2% per decade.

Genetics & lifestyle affect your metabolism. You cant do much about your genes and age, but you can make lifestyle changes to increase your metabolism.

Strength training can indeed help you lose weight by changing your metabolic rate.

Studies have shown that people who do extreme dieting or eat less than 1,200 calories per day are likely to wind up with a slower metabolic rate.
  Even going too long between meals can slow metabolic rate. Its recommended to eat a small healthy meal or snack every 2 to 3 hours. Also, never skip breakfast.

Studies have shown that the body requires more energy to digest high-protein foods, hence your metabolic rate increases.

Caffeine is a stimulant -- and so by definition, it increases your metabolic rate. This is why it is often an ingredient in weight loss diet supplements and acts as a thermogenic. Studies have shown that one cup of American coffee can increase metabolism by about 3% to 4% for a short period of time.

65% to 75% of the calories you burn in a day are burned by your metabolism in the process of maintaining your body's basic vital processes. Physical activity contributes up to 30% of your total daily calorie burn and is still one of the best ways to boost your metabolic rate.
Happy Pumping!