There are instances when your sweet tooth craves for a treat but your brain warns of calorie overload, try these delectable Low-Cal Sweets and Desserts. These recipes will not hinder your weight loss routine. They allow you to enjoy special occasions by satisfying your sweet tooth. You can make these sugar-free recipes and add both sweetness and health to your festivities: Oats Sesame Ladoo The natural oils in sesame seeds help bind the ladoo without use of any ghee. Ingredients 1 Cup Oats 1 Cup White Sesame Seeds 4-5 green cardamom freshly grounded 1 ½ cup coconut palm sugar or stevia Method Heat a pan, dry roast the oats and sesame seeds separately and keep aside. Cool and Grind the oats, sesame seeds and green cardamoms into a powder. Add the jaggery into this powder. Roll to make balls. Store in an airtight container. Dry Fruit & Dates Burfi Try this barfi loaded with nutrients and add good health to your celebrations. Remember not to overdo it. Ingredients 1/4 cup stevia powder 1/2 kg Dates (khajur) pits removed coarsely chopped 100 gm mixed dry-fruits (badam, cashew, pista) Powdered 1/2 cup desiccated grated dry coconut Method Add the dates, dry-fruits powder and … Continue reading 3 Fat Free Recipes For Fun Filled Festive eating →
Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against free radical activity & prevent cellular damage to the cells. Drink a lot of water In order to keep your skin hydrated you must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. This helps to flush away toxins and discourages formation of wrinkles. Clean your skin Practice skin-cleansing routine regularly. For instance, to clean large pores effectively, you could rub a mashed tomato over your face. It is rich in enzymes, which go deep into the pores, & cleans out dirt & excess oil. B-Vitamins are the way forward The B-vitamins along with the mineral zinc help in maintaining a healthy skin texture. You can take a supplement containing them regularly. Eat low-fat curd If you have a dry skin, try eating a bowl of low fat curd for Breakfast along with 6-8 almonds. Further, prepare a mixture of crushed grapes and honey. Make a paste … Continue reading 9 tips to prevent premature wrinkles →
There are a number of harmful activities we often indulge in, without thinking twice about what they could do to our health. Here are some activities that maybe contributing to our rising cholesterol levels. Smoking Smoking of cigarettes damages the walls of your blood vessels, which makes them accumulate fatty deposits. Moreover, smoking may lower your HDL level or good cholesterol. Obesity Risk of high cholesterol is higher if one’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more. Therefore, obesity is a factor we must control at the earliest possible opportunity in order to ensure a fit and healthy life. Large waist circumference If a man’s waist circumference is around 40 inches (102 centimeters) and a woman’s is around 35 inches (89 centimeters), they would stand a higher chance of suffering from high cholesterol. Poor diet Red meat and full-fat dairy products, which are high in cholesterol, increase our total cholesterol. Furthermore, high cholesterol levels can increase due to consumption of saturated fats found in animal products and trans fats found in certain baked confectioneries Lack of exercise A good exercise regime will help improve our body’s HDL level or good cholesterol while lowering the LDL level or bad cholesterol. However, lack of … Continue reading Factors contributing to cholesterol →
One of the worst consequences incorrect dieting can bring about is sagging skin. Most women in their twenties and thirties have enough skin elasticity and hence, they rarely face this problem. However, post fifty, a lot of women experience sagging skin after a quick weight loss programme. This can certainly be avoided by taking vitamin, mineral, and essential oil supplements such as vitamins A, B-Complex and C, GLA, and flaxseed oil. If you are under sixty, the looseness usually disappears within three months after the weight is maintained. Weight loss that is sensible and steady will hardly have such problems. Dry skin leads to the formation of wrinkles. Many women complain that after a day or two of fasting, their skin looks dry and parched. Wrinkles are likely to appear on very low-calorie diets followed for a prolonged period of time. Most women follow their own patterns of weight loss, which includes missing breakfast and lunch and eating a moderate dinner. This brings about a severe cut in the calorie consumption and also creates water loss leading to de-hydration. This in turn brings about wrinkle formation. The salt and carbohydrates you get from your regular diet, bind water in the … Continue reading Dieting disasters lead to sagging skin →
Tomato is an excellent and readily available health choice. Have it as a fruit/salad, or chop it and make it a part of your vegetable recipe, or just grind it into a paste and prepare soup or gravy. This sweet and tangy little vegetable, not only has an attractive red appearance, but also is loaded with essential nutrients that our body requires. There are many advantages of eating tomato, and the best part is that it is readily available and suits everyone’s budget too. It helps us lose weight the natural way while giving us many other health benefits. Promotes healthy skin Eating tomato every day will give you a healthy and glowing skin. The vegetable comprises of beta-carotene that offers protection to the skin from the harmful UV radiations. Further, ripe tomato has the antioxidant lycopene, which makes the skin tough enough to bear the hazardous sun rays, thus, preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Lycopene is an essential ingredient of most of the artificial facials available in the market. If you don’t like eating tomato, then you can enjoy its health benefits by using its pulp as a natural face cleanser. It’s very good for healthy weight … Continue reading 8 health benefits of tomatoes →
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