Detoxification is your body’s best friend when it comes to weight loss! It will clean your system and prevent against sickness. Follow these daily detox tips for a more beautiful and healthier you. Detox diet for glowing skin The best thing about a detox diet is that in addition to flushing toxins out your body and helping in weight loss, it will help you get that glowing skin that you’ve always dreamt of. This is largely because you’ve not just gone in for weight loss, it is Healthy Weight Loss, which will reflect in the glow on your face. Simple Detox Tricks Fruits and veggies are the best way forward for detoxifying your body. Therefore, you must eat lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables every day. This will flush the toxins from your body, give you the right vitamins, and make you lose weight the healthy way. Water – A natural detoxifier Water is one of the best gifts of Mother Nature to us. It is indeed a very natural detoxifier. To detoxify your body, you simply need to drink around eight to ten glasses of boiled and filtered water in a day. This will help you lose weight easily … Continue reading Daily detox tips for women →
The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease processes. Acidosis This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. Bodyache, headache, strong acid perspiration, foul smelling stools, hard stools, alternating with diarrhoea, sunken eyes, water retention, insomnia … Continue reading Acidity and your body →
What to eat Incorporate more fiber in your diet. Eat whole grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. You can also take a tablespoon of isabgol to increase your fiber intake. Eat sprouts every day. They are rich in protein, calcium, and nutrients that help increase immunity and balance blood sugar. Avoid refined foods such as white rice, maida, dessert, soft drinks, chocolates, sugar, and foods rich in fat. Bitter gourd (karela) If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control, drink a cup full of fresh bitter gourd (karela) juice first thing in the morning Karela is known to be effective in lowering elevated blood sugar levels in type II diabetes. You can also have it in the cooked form. Karela helps improve carbohydrate metabolism, supports the immune system and is rich in Vitamin A and C. It is also beneficial in the treatment of piles, heat boils and rash. Indian gooseberry (amla) This all-rounder berry has infinite benefits. One of the richest sources of Vitamin C, the Indian Gooseberry boosts immunity when taken in high doses (three to four berries). It helps improve digestion, is a potent liver cleanser, works as a laxative, brings a glow to … Continue reading What to eat if you are diabetic →
Good hair is something that is yearned by all irrespective of your hair length. Sadly, due to excess pollution and poor lifestyle, the quality of our hair gets affected in a major way. If you too wish to flaunt your tresses, here are some superb home remedies just for you. Fancy fenugreek Fenugreek works effectively to increase the length of your hair. Simply make a paste of fenugreek seeds with two tablespoons of coconut milk and apply it all over your hair. Leave it for 45 minutes and wash it off. This not only gives you hair a better health but also makes them silky smooth. Hibiscus Flower This flower is also known as ‘flower of hair care’. Just make a paste of hibiscus flower with coconut oil and apply all over your hair. It not only treats dandruff but also improves the quality of your hair. Aloe Vera If want to work some magic on your hair, go the aloe vera way. You can simply apply aloe vera on your scalp and was it off or mix aloe vera gel and egg to add sheen to your tresses. Satin Pillows Say good-bye to your old pillow and replace them … Continue reading 5 healthy tips for good hair →
Wheat grass can be your one-way ticket to a slimmer and sexier you! Here are 4 ways drinking wheatgrass can help you lose weight naturally. Abundant supply of key nutrients Packed with a balanced supply of vital nutrients, wheatgrass juice has many wonderful benefits. It contains an abundant supply of chlorophyll and hence it is called ‘green blood’ because of its structural similarity to haemoglobin. Contains magnesium It contains magnesium and is essential for about thirty enzymes in our body. The vital health-giving powers of wheat grass juice help fight a host of medical conditions such as chronic fatigue, anaemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, allergies, wrinkles, lacklustre skin, liver problems, colds, asthma, and sinusitis. Wheat grass juice is especially effective in the treatment of anaemia. Better nutrient supplier compared with vegetables Research indicates that one kilogram of wheat grass can supply nutrients equivalent to twenty-five kilograms of vegetables. Wheat grass juice is alkaline in nature. It contains active chlorophyll that purifies the blood and detoxifies the body. It gets digested and absorbed within thirty minutes of intake. Easy-to-have You can have it in the form of juice or by chewing its leaves. About 100 gms of wheatgrass yields … Continue reading 4 amazing benefits of wheatgrass juice in weight loss →
Festivals are loaded with joy and fun. However, they have a tendency of disturbing your diet schedules. Don’t have to worry. Here are few tips to enjoy the festivities without gaining much weight. Low Fat, Low Sugar Products Make use of ingredients such as low fat milk, low sugar products, and other dairy products to make sweets and snacks. They help control the excess weight gain. Natural Nutrients Festivals are full of fresh fruits and yoghurt. Load up your plates to get your daily share of vitamins. This helps detoxify your body while also helping you is losing the extra weight. Good Breakfast Women tend to get busier as each day progresses. Take care of festival days especially by including a nutrient-rich heavy breakfast. This keeps you energetic and active all through the day. Less Oil Cook your food using limited quantity of oil. When you eat oily foods occasionally, you tend to consume more than what you normally consume. Hence, eat less even when you eat oily foods occasionally. This helps reduce the chances of taking in excess fat into your body. Drink Water When it is snack time during festivals, drink a glass of water for sure. A … Continue reading 5 tips to stay slim during a festival →
Constipation is a common problem these days. This is mainly because of improper diet and lack of fiber in food. In case you are faced with persistent constipation issue try Munakka as a simple home remedy. Here are some of its benefits: Highly alkaline in nature Commonly known as ‘Munaqqa’ in India, black raisins are highly alkaline in nature and help maintain the acid base balance in the body. Reduce constipation One of the major problems with Acidity is that it leads to constipation. Moreover, constipation promotes further disease conditions in your body. This is where black raisins come to your rescue. They provide you with double relief since they reduce constipation as well as acidity. They help in digestion Consuming 4-5 black raisins daily is very good for your stomach. The best part about raisins is that they are rich in fiber that start to swell in the presence of water, providing your stomach with a laxative effect, relieving you from constipation. Regular bowel movement Moreover, daily consumption of black raisins helps you a great deal in keeping your bowel movement regular while the fiber helps keep toxins and waste products out of your body. Help you maintain acid-alkali … Continue reading 5 Reasons to eat Munaqqa to control constipation →
High cholesterol is a health issue that is carried through our blood, attached to proteins. The combination of proteins and cholesterol is referred to as lipoprotein. Different types of cholesterol are based on the type of cholesterol lipoprotein carries. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) LDL or bad cholesterol transports cholesterol particles all through our body. LDL cholesterol builds up in the walls of our arteries, which makes them hard and narrow. Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) This type of lipoprotein comprises most number of triglycerides, which are a type of fat that are attached to the proteins in our blood. VLDL cholesterol makes LDL cholesterol larger in size, which causes our blood vessels to narrow. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) HDL or good cholesterol gathers excess cholesterol and sends it back to our liver. Factors that are within our control, which include inactivity, obesity, and an unhealthy diet tend to contribute to high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol. There are certain factors that are beyond our control, which may play a role in increasing cholesterol levels in our body. For instance, our body’s genetic makeup might be such that it keeps cells from removing LDL cholesterol from our blood in an efficient manner or causing our … Continue reading High cholesterol – causes →
Apart from containing vitamins and minerals, spinach provides you with dietary fiber to aid digestion. Although Popeye has given us enough reasons to have palak, here are some more: Spinach is alkaline Alkaline in nature and rich in chlorophyll, magnesium, carotenoids and fibre, raw spinach juice helps preserve the alkalinity in our blood. It helps normalize the pH balance of the body and control disease conditions. It is an excellent laxative too. Helps in healthy digestion Spinach is rich in fiber and water content. These help a great deal in preventing constipation while helping you with a healthy digestive tract. Helps in good gastrointestinal health The best part about eating spinach is that you can guard your gastrointestinal health much more effectively and easily. It contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, which help protect the cells of the body’s colon from the harmful effects that free radicals can have on them. Moreover, you could prevent DNA damage and mutations in colon cells by simply through the folate content that is present inside spinach. It is a highly versatile food One of the biggest advantages of spinach is that it can be had raw in your salads or in the form of … Continue reading 4 Ways Spinach helps manage your Acidity →
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