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Healthy Greetings - From Purple Beauty

This 'Purple Beauty', has followers across the world. The Eggplant fruit (aubergine, brinjal) sure finds a place on almost every dining table, for its taste, soft texture and brainy benefits. Truly intercontinental, it plays a special role in Food & Health of the people in America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East,.......

The links given below discuss useful information about the eggplant. You may scan these sites to know more about the different valuable Nutrients it contains and their role in our body metabolism. The World's Healthiest Foods website suggests its balanced use with other food items. This is to avail the eggplant’s natural benefits and check any effects (such as oxalate), resulting from overuse as it is categorized as a nightshade fruit.

The sites also provide Cooking Tips along with Easy prep and healthy, Eggplant Recipes. As this vegetable gets along well with a good number of "its colleagues" we can try out their creative ideas and learn a variety of combinations and ways of adding them to our diet.

Read more about Eggplant:


Eggplant: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279359.php

Healthy Eggplant Recipes 

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Our Life Needs - Introducing my resources …..

“Our Life Needs, With a Nature View”
A lifestyle with a Nature View is Self-Renewing.


Wish this note finds you in good spirits!

We learn various subjects in School and in Higher Education - they serve as stepping stones in our life-journey. We move ahead in life, then sometimes we review our paths to pick up some missing links from our school days, required for our harmony. These subjects too contribute to our wellbeing - for Psychologists say that “there is a child, an adult and a parent in every man”.  They help us in our life journey - we acquire basic skills required to achieve goals in our personal and work areas

Our academic learning of the Arts, Languages, Science and Technology, Social Sciences as well as our experiences, equip us to enjoy success and face challenges in the same stride. Our modern lifestyle and current activities, demand different life skills. A Teaching and Learning site with a “Broad Reserve of Resources” would be a dependable source for providing the right solution.

I am creating some resources with academic and life skills orientation. They would help us know more about our Lifestyle Needs, which include Food Science, Health and related areas - with a Nature View. The more our understanding about the various interconnections in our lifestyle and Nature the more self-renewal and harmony, we bring into our lives. Hope these topics are applicable in a general way to most visitors and hence would benefit  a large audience of readers.

Please visit my Teaching and Learning Stores and avail the FREE and PAID Resources and DISCOUNT OFFERS(details will be given on the front page and in my blog, http://www.mirshells.com/ ) and leave a Comment & Rating. Feedback may also be given via the contact form in mirshells.com. These reviews would support my efforts immensely.

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Turning around our “Anxiety” to “Feel Good”

Anxiety and Joy are emotions or states of the mind which we all experience. Since, they are 2 important factors for our wellbeing, knowing how to balance them is a key to our wellness. The dark clouds of Anxiety, can be balanced to lesser anxiety and we can even make our minds ready to experience Joy. 

Modern lifestyle is accompanied by its fair share of anxiety. The reason or reasons for our anxiety may be within ourselves, or in the external economic or social environment. There is surely no magic formula to "Turn around our 'Anxiety' to 'Feel Good' ”

A "Comprehensive" or "wholistic" (holistic) approach would as in most life issues, require our efforts at the body, mind and spirit levels

Role of Food in "Stress and Anxiety":

We may take note that Food also has a role as regards our “Anxiety” and “Feel Good” or “Be happy” conditions and dispositions. Studies indicate that too much refined and processed foods, a very acidic diet and food with unhealthy added sugars & chemical additives play a negative role, as regards our well-being.
However, Pure Water, alkaline forming foods & drinks and certain food nutrients play a positive role to bring about the “feel good” states of our body and mind

In our current times, Stress factors and conditions have “come to stay”. So, we might as well “come to terms” with them. However when we allow them to remain for a long term without being checked or managed well (Coping with Stress), this may lead to Anxiety and related disorders.

Vitamin B complex comprise the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. It refers to all of the known essential water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid(B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin, folic acid, and the cobalamins (B12). B vitamins are all important for cell metabolism and energy.

A deficiency in certain nutrients such as the B vitamins and minerals such as Magnesium, may also contribute to stress and anxiety. Also stress in turn, depletes these stress relieving vitamins and minerals. Therefore, as regards nutritional support for stress and anxiety, we can include foods rich in specific nutrients such as - B Group vitamins, vitamins A, C, D & E, and minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc in our diet. 

Nutrition supplements as per medical advice may also be needed to restore our health and "feel good".

More Food & Health Info in my post "FOODNOTES" Available At TPT

Role of Good "Give and Take" Relationships: 

People in their homes, workplace and social units function within physical and natural environments. When we GIVE what we TAKE in value terms, while interacting with other individuals or organizations or elements of our environment  -  that is a healthy relationship. 

When we nurture good and comparable Give & Take relationships, all of us stand to gain.  Or else we lose one way or the other ………at some point of time. Thus when we give knowledge we also gain knowledge. When we sell good produce we gain good reputation, which shall pay us back in future. When we are eco-friendly we enjoy a better quality of life. When we spread hygiene & health, we are more likely to avoid factors that cause sickness and keep healthy ourselves. 

Let us keep in mind that nurturing good people relationships and a nature loving lifestyle, eliminate many physical and psychological "stressors" that cause anxiety.

Posted, 01 June 2016
Post updated, 09 Jan 2024

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