We all know about the healing properties of food (and the damaging ones too!). So how do foods heal, exactly? Here are 5 foods that are easily accessible to us, but we may not be including them. Get to know their properties, and include these in everyday recipes to get the max benefits!



Just two servings can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by more than 5% in just six weeks. The key to this cholesterol buster is beta-glucan, a substance in oats that absorbs LDL, which your body then excretes. Best had as oats khichdi (make in the pressure cooker with veggies to retain the vitamins and minerals that get destroyed while open cooking), oats make you feel full for much longer too due to their high fibre content.



A fat fighter and immunity booster, mushrooms can increase the production and activity of white blood cells. These are also know to kill cancer cells in the body. Stir fry with onions and garlic, or add to pasta sauce and eggs for a yummy treat.



This versatile veggie supplies inulin, a special fiber that helps the “good” bacteria in your digestive tract. Which means good digestion, and higher immunity! And the key to good health is high immunity. Simply stir fry and add to salads or make a mixed veggie delight combining it with onions and bell peppers.



A medium banana provides a mild blood sugar boost and has 30% of the day’s vitamin B6, which helps the brain produce mellowing serotonin. The more serontonin you have, the less likely you are to fall to stress and anxiety. Plus, there’s it’s initial claim to fruit fame: muscle-toning potassium. So a banana day, is as good as an apple a day!



In some cultures, onions are considered cure-alls, having been prescribed for everything from diabetes to improving athletic performance. Research even shows their thiosulfinates (sulfur compounds responsible for their smell) protect against cardiovascular disease. And they also have cancer fighting properties. Eat them raw (don’t forget the mint later), in salads, or as a base for veggies and gravies.


How much nutrition you reap from watermelon seeds depends largely on how many you eat. Because they’re small, you need to eat quite a few to get their considerable benefits. However, when you compare their nutritional value to that of other snacks out there, watermelon seeds come out far ahead.


1. Low Calorie

One ounce of watermelon seeds contains approximately  158 calories. That’s not much lower than an ounce of Lay’s Potato Chips (160 calories), but let’s take a look at what constitutes an ounce. There are approximately 400 watermelon seeds in a single ounce, far too many to eat in one sitting. By contrast, there are only 15 potato chips in an ounce, far less than most people would normally munch in one sitting.

A large handful of watermelon seeds weighs about 4 grams, which contains about 56 seeds and just 22 calories. Far less than a bag of potato chips!


2. Magnesium

One of several minerals found in watermelon seeds is magnesium. In a 4 gram serving, you’ll get 21 mg of magnesium. The  FDA recommends  adults get 400 mg of this mineral daily. Magnesium is essential for many of the body’s metabolic functions. It’s also required to maintain nerve and muscle function, as well as immune, heart, and bone health.


3. Iron

A handful of watermelon seeds contains about 0.29 mg of iron. It might not seem like much, but the FDA only recommends adults get 18 mg in their day. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin — carrying oxygen through the body. It also helps your body convert calories into energy.


4. Folate

There are 2 μ of folate in a single serving of watermelon seeds. The FDA recommends adults get 400 μ each day. Folate, also known as folic acid or vitamin B-9, is important for proper brain function and also works to control homocysteine levels. Women of childbearing years need even more, since folate deficiency has been associated with certain neural tubal birth defects.


5. ‘Good’ Fats

Watermelon seeds also provide a good source of both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids — 0.3 and 1.1 grams, respectively. These fats are useful in protecting against heart attack and stroke, and lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood.



Roasting watermelon seeds is easy. Set your oven at 325°F and place the seeds on a baking sheet. It should only take about 15 minutes for them to roast, but you may want to stir them halfway through to ensure an even crispiness.

You can make the seeds taste even better by adding a little olive oil and salt, or sprinkling them with cinnamon and a light dusting of sugar. If you prefer more flavor, you can add lime juice and chili powder, or even cayenne pepper.



Is a type of fried dough confection or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeriessupermarketsfood stalls, and franchised specialty vendors.

Doughnuts are usually deep fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or a number of shapes without a hole, and often filled, but can also be ball-shaped (“doughnut holes”). Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugarchocolate, or maple glazing.

The two most common types are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, Doughnuts are often accompanied by coffee purchased at doughnut shops or fast food restaurants, but can also be paired with milk.

1. Flour   ——                                                    500g
2. Butter   ——                                                    20g
3. Sugar(all purpose)  ——-                             80g
4. Flavours  (liquid)  ————–                    4 caps
5. Eggs  ———————-                               1
6. Milk   ———————–                          3 tbsp
7. Yeast   ————————                        3 tbsp
8. Groundnut oil for frying
9, Water to mix.
1.  Pour into a bowl,your flour,butter, Sugar,milk, flavor, and eggs.
2. Mix till everything blends.
3. Add your yeast, and mix very well.
4. Add water to your Mixture and kneed Very well.
5. mold to the shape u want, and allow to rise.
6. put your groundnut oil on the fire and Fry..