Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Magic Of Honey !!


Bees from the nectar of the flowers produce honey a sweet sticky substance. From ages honey has been an essential part in the beauty regimes.

Lets take a look at the benefits that honey has provided us.

Honey has anti-microbial properties and is known to treat minor irritations and sun burns.

It is a good substance that should be used in moisturizers, creams and other beauty products as honey has the ability to retain water.

One teaspoon of honey poured in a mug of water and if used for the last rinse will bring a shine to the hair. It will work wonders and make your hair soft and silky.

It works well with alpha hydroxy acids - it helps soothe the skin against an abrasive treatment.

Apply equal parts of honey and milk and leave for twenty minutes, you will notice a glow on your skin.

Honey fights against any kind of skin damage and ageing as it has antioxidant properties.

It also helps to fight against the damage caused by sun's UV rays.


Monday, May 10, 2010

5 Foods You Must Avoid to Reduce Stress


Food plays a direct role in how we feel. In fact no other thing has so much pronounced affect on how we feel than food. Here are 5 foods that can we must avoid to reduce stress and feel better:

Alcohol

Alcohol makes you unconscious, giving you a temporary high and making you forget about the stressful situation. What it actually does is make you more irritable and stressful, which is experienced after the initial high is gone.

Caffeine

Caffeine just like alcohol gives you a temporary high by releasing adrenaline hormones, which is what our body does when stressed. So by consuming caffeine you are actually stressing the body even more, until it's completely exhausted from inside. Sources rich in caffeine are chocolates, coffee, tea and colas.

Sugar

Sugar is nothing but calories. It gives instant energy putting lot of load on the adrenal glands. Our body has to use it's resources (vitamins and minerals) to process it.

Salt

Salt increases blood pressure and exhausts the adrenal glands.

Fat

Fats put lot of stress on the digestive system. Moreover, saturated fats increases cholesterol, thereby increasing risk of stroke.


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Friday, May 7, 2010

Good Rest & Sound Sleep is very Important - Part 2


We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our body to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.'

Evening at 9 - 11pm : is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (de-toxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on her health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am : The de-toxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state. Early morning 1 - 3am : de-toxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am : de-toxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the de-toxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am : de-toxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am : Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 -10am rather than no meal at all. Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood.

THEREFORE, HAVE A GOOD & DONT SLEEP LATE.


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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good Rest & Sound Sleep is very Important - Part 1


If u don't sleep well, the toxic in your body will accumulate, affecting your health and your
mood.

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.

2. Not urinating in the morning.

3. Too much eating.

4. Skipping breakfast.

5. Consuming too much medication.

6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial weetener.

7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying,
which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit..

8. Consuming overly done foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.


To Be Continued...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tips to Control Cholesterol

Cholesterol Control Tips

Heart Diseases and Hypertension which lead to heart or other organ failures has been on the rise for the past 2 decades. People above the age of 40 have been suffering from such problems due to their unbalanced dietary habits. Its always advisable to control these factors if you want to reduce your risk.

Clinically chest pain is the pain or discomfort in the area between our upper abdomen and neck. A tightness and stiffness in the chest are also the symptoms of chest pain. It is a common misconception among the people that chest pain is always an indication of heart attacks.



Preventing Coronary Diseases

When there are excess deposits of fat, cholesterol or other substances in the inner wall of arteries, the arteries narrow and harden into a condition known as atherosclerosis, the most common cause of heart trouble. A planned diet and regular exercise are the key to prevent atherosclerosis.

Friendly and Unfriendly FATS

FAT should not exceed 30 per cent of your total calorie intake, which includes a maximum of 10 per cent saturated fat and 10 per cent mono-unsaturated fats. Saturated fatty acids in full-cream milk and red meat increase your cholesterol level.. Use non-fat or low-fat milk and milk products instead of full-cream milk and avoid sources of saturated fatty acids like lard, butter, cream, palm oil, coconut oil, ghee and vanaspati.

Cutting Cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol should be limited to 300 mg per day. Since it largely comes from animal products, consumption of non-vegetarian foods, whole milk and milk products should be restricted. For example, an egg has 250 gm of cholesterol and it is not advisable to take more than two to three eggs a week.
Take healthy alternatives like chicken, fish, beans, vegetable, fruits, bread, pulses, whole wheat flour, cereals, rice, millet, skimmed milk and skimmed milk products and vegetable oils like corn, sesame, soyabean, sunflower, canola, olive and mustard.
Heart disease is less frequent among those who eat high carbohydrate and fibre-rich foods. Carbohydrate and fibre-rich foods. Carbohydrates should provide at least 55 per cent of your daily calories. Foods like bread, chapattis, cereals, rice and dals provide an adequate amount of carbohydrates.

How to control Chest Pain :

• Boil 4-5 pods of garlic in a glass of milk and consume the garlic pods with milk daily to avoid chest pain.
• Pound the dates with the seeds and eat them every day.
• Increase the intake of ginger and lime in your diet.
• Pound urad dhal to powder and eat it regularly.
• Drink a glass of milk mixed with kadukai powder every night before going to bed.
• Take a spoon of tulsi juice with honey in empty stomach every day.
• Eat Watermelon, Banana or Cucumber 3-4 times a day.
• Have Coconut Water

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Healthy food for your heart - Part 2


FISH :
Fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that protect your heart by reducing both inflammation and the risk of blood clots. These fats also work to keep your cholesterol levels healthy. Eat salmon or other oily ocean fish like tuna, sardines or herring at least two times per week. For a heart-healthy meal, try grilled salmon steaks with a green vegetable and a side salad with a sprinkling of lemon juice instead of high-calorie salad dressing. Oily fish such as sardines are a really good source of omega 3s and sardines eaten with the dissolved bones are an incredible rich source of minerals.

BROCOOLI :
Broccoli and Broccoli Sprouts belongs to the crucifer family of vegetables, They contain a number of chemical compounds including carotenoids and indoles, which inhibit the production of cancer cells. Broccoli is very rich in vitamin C - weight for weight, it contains more than an orange. It contains antioxidant vitamin E and is a good source of calcium and B2. Because broccoli is a good plant source of iron, It contains sulphoraphane - which may help protect the heart from high blood pressure,heart disease, and stroke.

AVACODO :
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don't. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.

GRAPES :
Eating grapes may not only please your palate; it may also improve your heart health. Grapes reduce cardiovascular risk by lowering blood pressure, improving heart function, reducing inflammation throughout the body and reducing signs of heart muscle damage.

BERRIES :
Eating a diet rich in berries may help to keep your heart healthy by lowering blood pressure and increasing levels of 'good' cholesterol.Eat your fill of fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Berries (fresh or frozen) are a highly concentrated source of polyphenols, disease-fighting antioxidants also found in red wine, grapes, chocolate, and nuts.


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Source: India Syndicate

Monday, May 3, 2010

Healthy food for your heart - Part 1


Foods loaded with heart-healthy nutrients that help protect your cardiovascular system. Dietary advice for reducing heart disease risk includes eating a balanced diet with less saturated fat from red meats, more fresh fruits and vegetables, more fish, less sugar, more fiber and for many people, fewer total calories. We can reduce our chances of developing heart disease by eating a diet that is high in fruit and vegetable content. Add these foods to your diet to make your cardiovascular system more healthy

TOMATOES :
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins and lycopene, which has been shown to reduce heart disease risk. Add thick slices of tomatoes to sandwiches and salads or enjoy tomato sauce on whole wheat pasta. In fact, cooked tomato sauce and canned tomato sauce that you buy in the store both contain more lycopene than raw tomatoes. The red colour of tomatoes is due to the antioxidant lycopene, research has linked eating plenty of tomatoes, especially cooked, canned, pastes and sauces with a reduced risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are a source of antioxidant vitamins C and E, flavonoids and potassium, which may help to regulate blood pressure.

POMEGRANATE :
A daily glass of pomegranate juice slows down the damage caused by cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease, it also reduces blood pressure and more than doubles the levels of health-boosting antioxidants in the blood.

PUMPKIN :
Pumpkins are lavishly supplied with betacarotene, the antioxidant which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Betacarotene has a range of beneficial effects on the body, preventing the tissue damage caused by free radicals that can lead to heart disease, cancer and accelerated ageing. Half a cup of pumpkin provides a quarter of the recommended daily allowance of betacarotene and a healthy dose of heart-protecting potassium.


To Be Continued....


Source : India Syndicate

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