Turmeric Using turmeric is a natural and inexpensive way to look after your skin. As we all know that it is rubbed on the arms and face of the bride before her marriage to make her skin soft and supple. It is one of the most commonly used spices in Indian cuisine. It is a potent antioxidant, a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and also detoxifies the liver. When taken internally it helps purifies the blood. When consumed, it helps with problems like arthritis and joint pain. It can be applied to the skin to reduce swelling and redness. Turmeric helps to reduce pigmentation on face and evens out the skin tone. Application of turmeric mixed with sandalwood powder and water reduces the appearance of acne. Cinnamon The essential oil of cinnamon can be mixed with petroleum jelly and applied on acne to dry it out. Cinnamon is a natural antibacterial, hence disinfects and prevents infection, both internally and externally. It brings blood and nutrients to the skin surface and brings the glow to the skin. Mix 3 table spoon of honey and 1 table spoon of cinnamon powder. Apply a thin layer on the face and keep for 10 minutes. Then … Continue reading 4 best spices to include in your diet to improve skin →
In today’s world of rumors and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the 5 most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey to. More Proteins for More Muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and sometimes our bodies cannot take handle that extra amount of protein. Therefore, while trying to bulk up you may be actually harming your body instead. Only Fish Gives You Omega-3 Fats Fish is not the only source of Omega-3 fats. Foods such as canola oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, and soybean also provide you with an adequate amount of Omega-3 fats that help in shielding your heart while helping you with weight loss. White Bread v.s Brown Bread You cannot declare a certain type of bread as healthy or unhealthy especially based on colour. It all depends upon the ingredients of the bread and the good that it does to your body. Carbs Make You Fat Carbs don’t make you fat. They provide you with appropriate energy to boost your metabolism and keep you energized throughout the day. It also helps you burn extra fat during your workout, … Continue reading 5 most common nutritional myths →
Strangely, just like weight loss, people do struggle to gain a few pounds as well. It has been medically proven that being underweight too can cause severe health problems. Usually, people tend to think that following a weight gain food plan will work. However, it requires the same amount of control and will power as one would need while following a weight loss food plan through following recommended intake of high-calorie foods. The idea of a weight gain foods is to put on healthy weight and steer clear of saturated fats. Whole milk Milk is an important beverage for the most of us. From a creamy cup of coffee to a healthy bowl of oatmeal/cereals soaked in milk, there are several ways of enjoying this essential source of nourishment. Although a weight gain food plan would not require you to give up on milk, you will have to switch from fat-free or skim milk to whole milk. It is high in essential nutrients, vitamins, and contains healthy calories. One glass of whole fat milk contains 3.25% fat and 150 calories. It nourishes your body and helps you gain weight faster. Cheese for weight gain If you love cheese, then stick to … Continue reading Weight gain foods for men →
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or danger. There could be many factors which could cause stress, such as family, work, relationships, illness, studies etc. When you get stressed a hormone called ‘cortisol’ is released in the body. Prolonged periods of continuous stress could lead to the build-up or increased level of cortisol in our system. This in turn can cause high cholesterol levels, a rise in triglycerides and blood pressure and thus increase one’s risk of suffering from heart problems. So if you’re feeling stressed out or if you suffer from high cholesterol levels, here are 3 simple ways to de-stress your mind and body to manage and control your cholesterol levels better! They are as follows: Meditation Soothing teas Exercise Meditation Practice 15-20 minutes of yoga or meditation every day. While doing this try to keep your mind blank and think of a beautiful scenery or a peaceful place which you would like to visit such as a waterfall or the mountains. Soothing teas Tea is loaded with L-theanine and healthy catechins, which are known to reduce anxiety and lower stress. Teas such as green tea, lemon grass tea or even chamomile … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways To Destress To Control Cholesterol Levels →
Liver is an organ significant in the process of weight loss since it plays an important role in fat metabolism.
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