The immune system is a complex defense network that protects the body against potentially harmful agents and can respond to millions of antigens. Through orchestrated reactions, that is, the immune response, the immune system can recognize and remove pathogens. It serves to distinguish “non-self” from “self” and acts to ensure tolerance of self, food, and other environmental components and commensal bacteria inherent in the body. However, any mistake or alteration in tolerance pathways may lead to a disordered immunological process.
Emblica Officinalis, also known as Amla or the Indian Gooseberry, is truly a unique little berry. It is surprisingly crispy to bite into and provides a distinctive sour taste. Although it does not look particularly impressive, Amla is the undisputed king of all superfoods. And until scientists create or unearth entirely new fruits, this crown will remain with Amla, forever. This article discusses Amla in general, its composition, nutritional value, medicinal value, and uses as a household remedy.
Mango is a fruit belonging to the flowering plant, Mangifera, and is cultivated mainly for the edible fruit. Mangoes are native to South Asia, and interestingly enough, Mangifera belongs to the cashew family. Mango is known as the king of fruits in some regions. It is the national fruit of India, Haiti, and the Philippines. It is the national tree of Bangladesh and the summer national fruit of Pakistan. Mango trees can grow 130 feet tall, and some species still bear fruit after 300 years.
Everyone has heard the terms antioxidant and free radicals, but what do they mean, and what are they? Let’s dive into these topics one by one and exit as more informed individuals at the end. Free radicals are generated by our body during various activities. They are inherently unstable and erode the system internally. This erosion is the root cause of nearly 200 diseases. Assorted Fruits and Vegetables A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is necessary for proper physiological function; without it, a condition known as oxidative stress ensues.
The fruit termed as orange is usually referring to citrus x Sinensis, also known as Sweet Orange. A standard Sinensis orange weighs in at 131 grams and is not a wild fruit. The oranges we are used to were created by crossbreeding the mandarin orange with the pomelo in a domesticated environment. It’s roots originated from Southern China, Northeastern India, and Myanmar. The word orange derives its meaning from the Sanskrit word for the orange tree, naranga.