Julia Samuel's Profile
M.Phil (Foods and Nutrition)
Julia has worked as a part-time lecturer in Women’s Christian College, Chennai. She is passionate about educating people, esp students about healthy eating, fitness and well-being.
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Fruit waxing is a process of coating fruits with an artificial or edible wax to improve their shelf life and texture. Find out how safe are the wax-coated fruits for your health.
Scorpion venom has compounds that block potassium channels and this property is used to reduce inflammation and pain in special cells that aggravate rheumatoid arthritis.
Haemanthamine found in daffodils belongs to a large family of therapeutic molecules of natural origin and is found to inhibit cancer by blocking certain proteins required for cancer cells.
Just like the Mediterranean diet, including vegetables, eggs, dairy but leaving out fish and meat can reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke.
Following the DASH diet which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy can reduce the chances of depression. The benefits are more in those who stick to the diet.