|The Snake Cucumber|
Monday, 1 June 2015
Along with cucumber, watermelon and muskmelon, the snake melon or Armenian Cucumber or popularly known as Kakri in India is the best fruit in summer. It resembles cucumber in taste and internal texture, but has a different shape and has no bitter taste. It is long and slender like a thin bottle gourd or snake gourd but is quite different from it. It is also known as snake cucumber or yard long cucumber and is most flavored and tasty when it is about one foot feet long even if it grows about 3 feet in length.
It has plenty of fiber, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and silicon. The raw snake melon is a rich source of iodine. Besides being a healthy food it fights against several diseases. But in winter it is supposed to cause several diseases.
Its demand increases in summer as it reduces the effects of heat of the summer. It is full of several alkalies and water.
It is full of vitamins and sufficiently fulfills the daily need of vitamins in body. These vitamins strengthen the immune system of the body.
All the spas in the world use snake cucumber in their treatments.
It is better not to drink water after the intake of kakri.
The snake cucumber contains more water than cucumber. It maintains the water levels of the body in severe heat of the summer. The regular intake of it in summer saves from dehydration.
The Armenian Cucumber is also taken for weight loss. It is very beneficial if you feel great hunger and your weight is increasing day by day. It has enough water and fiber, but has no calories. That is why it is the best option for weight loss.
Diabetes and Cholesterol
The intake of snake melon maintains the levels of cholesterol and diabetes. It controls the levels of insulin. It also contains sterol which controls the levels of cholesterol.
The Armenian Cucumber is the best salad which helps in strengthening the digestive system. The regular intake of it helps in several stomach disorders. It removes the disorders of bile and helps in gastric, acidity, chest inflammation, constipation etc.
Sunburn and Wrinkles
In addition to eating, the rubbing of snake melon on face saves from the diseases caused by the harmful rays of sunlight. It also reduces the fine lines or facial wrinkles
Removes Toxins and Stones
The presence of water in snake melon neutralizes and removes the toxic substances from the body.
The regular intake of it gives relief in the problem of stones.
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Wearing sunglasses under direct sunlight: Large lenses offer good protection, but broad temple arms are also needed against "stray light" from the sides.
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Eyes are very precious and the ultraviolet radiations of sunlight may damage them. Thus it is necessary to use good quality sunglasses to protect the eyes from the harmful effects of sunlight.
As compared to winters, the ultraviolet rays become three times more intense in summer. The flow of water from the eyes, giddiness, nausea and the irritation of the eyes occur due to these radiations.
There are several benefits of the use of sunglasses.
The sunglasses protect the eyes from the damage caused to retina by the ultraviolet rays of sunlight and the dust particles.
The ultraviolet rays break or damage the layer of tears cells present on the surface of the eyes. This situation is very dangerous to the cornea. These rays equally damage the retina and cornea. But the sunglasses protect the eyes from such damages.
3. Basal Cell Carcinoma
The problem of basal cell carcinoma occurs in the absence of sunglasses. It is the common form of skin cancer. It occurs when the eyes come in touch with sunlight. This problem of skin cancer appears on the eyelids.
The outer layer of the upper and lower eyelids is called conjunctiva. It is the sensitive part of the eyes. The problem of itching occurs on these layers due to sunlight. The viral, bacterial and allergic infection in conjunctiva is called conjunctivitis. So wear the the sunglasses that could cover the eyelids.
The problem of cataract is very common which afflicts the aged people. But cataract also occurs due to ultraviolet rays. In such condition the eye lens becomes hazy and the problem of visibility appears. The risks of cortical cataract becomes double on remaining exposed in sunlight for longer durations. Therefore the sunglasses giving protection from the ultraviolet rays should be used.
Take care of the following things before purchasing sunglasses.
Remember that the sunglasses are not the objects of fashion or ornamentation.
They are meant to protect the eyes.
The sunglasses save from sunlight, dust, smoke and germs.
The use of low quality sunglasses for longer durations may severely damage the eyes.
The size of the sunglasses should be large.
The quality of the sunglasses should be higher.
They should give protection from the ultraviolet rays.
Use the sunglasses until scratches appear or the lens becomes hazy.
Take dark colored glasses as the light shades can not give protection against the ultraviolet radiations.