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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

TOMATO - The Wonder Fruit

   TOMATO - THE WONDER FRUIT



                                




Whenever you see or think of Tomatoes, what ideas come to your mind? Whether, it is a fruit or vegetable? It's skin, flesh, pulp, seeds are used in various different sectors. As you read along this article, you will find out how useful they are for the Mankind.

             

NUTRIENTS IN TOMATO



Tomatoes hold beauty around the world in terms of their Nutritional content and applications in different fields. Tomatoes are rich in Enzymes, Minerals, Vitamins, Anti-Oxidants (Lycopene), which makes it even more beneficial for Mankind. These Anti-Oxidants actually helps in fighting free radicals which enters our body via  smoking or Pollution in our Environment, alcohol and sugary stuff's in our diet. Eating Tomatoes helps to balance anti-oxidants in body.



Tomato, an easily available fruit of daily use is also used as salad. Tomato is used to make the Vegetables tastier and to prepare nice meat. It is full of medicinal properties and it is a handy home remedy too.



According to recent studies, the ammounts of Vitamins (A,B and C) found in Tomato are not to be found in Oranges and Grapes. They contain Proteins, Carbohydrates, Calcium, Iron and several other mineral salts. It contains a lot of lime strengthens the bones and also promote the growth of skeletal system in childrens. A glass of Tomato juice taken twice a day reduces the shortage of blood in our body. Tomato contain five times more Iron than that of Eggs. It's all because of the profusion of vitamins and minerals in Tomatoes, a popular saying goes that, " The Use of Tomato keeps the Doctor away".



Tomato is a family doctor to cure many Diseases.


Tomato as a beauty aid


The use of Tomato is very essential for the strength of Teeth and Bones. A spoonful of Tomato juice given 2-3 times a day to children's facilitates their teething. It is also used for the treatment of rickets in children's. Hence, regular use of Tomato juice makes the children strong and healthy.



Tomato juice taken 3-4 times a Day cures the skin. It acts as a great blood purifier. It removes the inflammation of bones in the mouth and stops the bleeding of the teeth. 


TOMATO : A CURE FOR DISEASES


Tomato juice is acidic in nature, so it can reduce the chances of diabetes in humans because acidic solutions reduces the quantity of sugar in urine. Tomato is also used to cure boils in the mouth. Boils in the mouth can be cured by gargling with tomato juice mixed with water.

         
Tomato is very useful for shedding some extra Kilos (Fat) from the body. Obesity can be removed by taking Onion and Tomato sprinkled with rock salt. It's regular use generally reduces obesity and cures Constipation. A glass of tomato mixed with honey and taken everyday on an empty stomach strengthens the liver and the lungs. It's regular use brightens the complexion and protects the skin against many disorders.




For the facial beauty, mix the tomato juice with honey having equal quantities. Apply it on the face twice everyday, wash the face properly after half an hour of it's application. It's regular use removes wrinkles from the face and hence face becomes bright. The Tomato juice removes the dust particles from complexion. To remove the facial freckles and Dark Circles around the eyes, apply the paste prepared with a spoonful each of Tomato juice and Lemon juice mixed with half spoon of turmeric and spoonful of gram flour. This paste removes the darkness around eyes and brings glow, freshness and softness to face.


                   Disadvantages:



1. People often suffer from Diarrhea because of excessive consumption of tomato in their diet.


2. Tomato juice is highly acidic. It can cause harm to gastro-intestinal tract if taken in large amounts at a time.


3. Tomato is rich in Potassium levels and can cause trouble to patients who are suffering from kidney related problems. Higher content of oxalate in tomato juice leads to generation of kidney stones. Hence, doctors advice their patients to minimise their tomato consumption.


4. Tomato soup contains high levels of sodium which is harmful for anyone. High levels of Sodium can increase blood pressure.


5. As per latest studies, excessive consumption of tomatoes can worsen migraine conditions.

































           

Monday, 21 October 2019

PROTECT ENVIRONMENT Now or Perish

  PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

NOW OR PERISH




The term "Environment" can be defined as a structural and functional unit of the biosphere, consisting of living organisms and Non-living environment. Environment comprises of a self-supporting system, which maintains a steady continuous energy flow among the food chains.
               

Today, Environmental pollution threatens the very existence of the whole world. 



If environment pollution is not checked immediately, we may see irreversible changes on Earth like drastic changes in climates and the crop cycle, frequent changes in weather conditions and what not. Human science and technology departments do not have ways and means to save Mankind from disasters that are only waiting to happen.


The need of the hour is to rethink our industrial policies and plan afresh our habitation with emphasis on lightening burden on natural resources through reduction in population and judicious use of available resources. Deforestation should be stopped and reckless combustion of fuels like wood, coal and kerosene should be controlled. We must adopt strategies for the sustainable all-round growth without harming nature. Afforestation should be promoted at massive scales. We should not disturb the ecological balance if we wish to continue to be the crowning glory of God's Creation. Otherwise, we may be ushering in Doomsday much too soon for us and for other species, who have no role to play in our acts of Injustice towards the Nature.

                    


Some ways to protect Environment are:

1. Turning off water supply while brushing your teeths can save upto 28 Gallons of water in a month.


2. Turn off Lights and fans when not in use. Always remember to remove gadget from electrical power points. 

"SAVE ELECTRICITY, SAVE ENVIRONMENT"


3. Try to car pool, walk or take public transportation. Lesser the number of cars running on streets, lesser will the carbon emission, thereby leading to fall in pollution levels.


4. Stop using plastic bags as they are Non- Biodegradable. Try to opt reusable bags for marketing.

               "SAY NO TO PLASTIC"


5. Use paper wisely. We can save trees from being cut down by using paper wisely. Always use scrap paper for drawing. Use both sides of paper before switching to new one.











Monday, 14 October 2019

Labrador

                              Labrador        



Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breed in the whole world. These dogs are emotionally attached to their owners. Labradors have Water-resistant double coat which keeps them well insulated in cold water. They are quite good runners and hence they are known for their sprinting ability. They can acquire a great speed of 12 Miles/Hours in just 3 seconds. Their coat colour can be brown, white or chocolate brown as per genetics.



Fisherman use this dog breed to catch fish and carry fishing equipments from one place to another. They can be trained to identify the early stages of cancer in patients. They come under the category of family and guide dog because of their friendly nature. They are also used as Bomb-sniffers.


Labradors are highly intelligent, gentle, trusting, tempered, kind and have very friendly nature. Their lifespan can vary from 10-14 years. They are quite intelligent dogs and can easily pass basic training.



Some things to remember before      buying Labradors:

1. Regular Walks.

Always remember to give them 2-3 times walk in a day, as they tend to gain fat faster as per their genetics. Do not buy them if you have a busy schedule.


2. Nutrition.

Labradors are Food lovers. Do not give them sugary stuff's as it may result in Tooth problems and can even lead to Diabetic conditions in them.


3. Regular checkups.

Labradors are highly prone to skin allergy, cancer and fungal infections because of their highly sensitive skin. Hence, they should be taken to vets regularly for diagnosis.










Monday, 7 October 2019

The Kohinoor Diamond

The Kohinoor Diamond






In India, there was some such legacy in the sense of gratification and objectification, which was not only valuable but also used to describe the creation and affinity of India in that period.




             "The Era of 16th Century"

The mines of South Africa and Brazil were not discovered in 16th Century. India was famous for its Golconda Mine ( Andhra Pradesh, India) in terms of diamonds. Most of the diamonds discovered from these mines are adding beauty to the foreign museums. The famous old, precious Kohinoor Diamond was also discovered from this mine. The description of this diamond can also be found in ancient Sanskrit books. According to traditional hindi scripts, this diamond can curse the man wearing it, hence it should always be wore by women.


                           HISTORY


Kohinoor diamond was the oldest diamond in 1304 under the authority of the king  of Malwa. In the year 1339, this diamond was kept in the city of Samarkand for quite some time.


In 14th century, the diamond reached the hands of Alauddin Khilji (Ruler of Delhi). In 1526 Babur illustrated in his biography "Baburnama" that Humayun (Son of Babur) took over the wealth of Agra fort by defeating Ibrahim lodi. This diamond was then passed among the descendants of Humayun upto 17th century.


In 17th century, Shah Jahan engraved this diamond on his peacock throne. He gave this diamond to a jeweller (Hortensho Borgia) of Venice city to enhance it's lustre. However, Borgia broke the diamond into many pieces. (793 Carats ~ 186 Carats)


In 1739; King Nader Shah of Persia came to India and defeated the Mughal Emperor. He renamed it from "Babur's Diamond"  to  "Koh-e-Noor"  which means "Mountain Of Light". He was killed due to some political conflicts under his leadership. This diamond was then taken up by major general "Ahmed Shah Gurrani", who engraved it on to his bangle.


In 1813, Ahmed Shah son, Shah Shuja Gurrani was  in Lahore jail under the custody of the Sikhs. Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh starved the Gurrani family for basic requirements like food and water, until he handed over the diamond to M. Ranjit Singh.


In his will; M. Ranjit Singh announced to give the diamond to Odisha's Jagannath Puri Temple. 



In 1849, Britain won the second sikh war and took over the entire assets of M. Ranjit Singh as compensation of war. Lord Dalhousie took the diamond to London and gifted it to the director of  East India Company. The company in turn gifted it to Queen Victoria for financial profit. Queen Victoria decided to give the diamond a new look. In 1852, Dutch Jeweller "Canter" cut it into an Oval-Shaped diamond weighing 105.6 carats. Victoria engraved it into his crown along with 2000 diamonds into her crown. This diamond was passed among the descendants of Queen Victoria till now.