Pickle Juice & its Health Benefits

Pickle juice has many health benefits that enhance your overall health.

Delivers Antioxidants and nutrients: It contains vitamin C, E and antioxidants which helps to manage your weight due to the vinegar content in it and also boosts immune system.

Aids in digestion process: Fermented pickle juice is filled with probiotics. This nature encourages growth of good bacteria. This leads to a flatter belly.

Soothes Muscle Cramps: According to a Medicine in science sports & exercise, dehydrated man experiences fast relief from muscle cramps after drinking pickle juice. So the athletes have started to use it for years.

Controls Blood Sugar Levels: A study published in Journal of Diabetes Research states that pickle juice taken prior to meal regulates blood sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes

Heart burn relief: Many of them think that vinegar causes heart burn but it is actually y the opposite reaction, the vinegar will actually soothe the heart burn.
Even if you don’t like the taste, we can decide that drinking pickle juice is worth for health benefits. So let’s add this to our diet from today !

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Benefits of Egg

Eggs are an excellent source of Protein. It is also one of the natural food containing Vitamin D, A, B2, B6, B12 and folic acid and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorous. Let us take a look at the amazing health benefits of egg.

Protect our Bones
Egg is a natural source of vitamin D. As we all know that vitamin D acts as a source for bone Health. Egg plays the vital role in preventing osteoporosis along with dairy products.

Prevents Cataracts & Eye Problems
Egg contains anti-oxidants which keeps the eye healthy. It gets accumulated in the eye where the nutrient protects us from the high energy wavelengths of light. A good dietary intake of egg along with spinach and broccoli leads to a significant decrease in cataracts (20%).

Promote Weight Loss

We all know that egg is a protein rich diet. Consuming an egg in the morning makes us feel fuller and keep away from eating more calories which automatically leads us to aid weight loss.

Promotes Brain Health
Choline is one of the best nutrients that promote brain development in foetus and new born as well as memory function. Eggs are an excellent dietary source of choline and consumption of one egg a day will provide 28% of pregnant women choline requirement.

Promotes Healthy Hair
Egg yolks are filled with nutrients which stimulates the growth of hair follicles. Egg consumption stimulates hair growth, shinier, stronger, hair fall, and conditions and moisturizes. The best result can be obtained by applying a egg mask weekly once.

Save Life

According to the research, scientists have found that Earth is building up temperature equivalent to the heat generated in Hiroshima by Nuclear bombs as human beings are emitting more carbon dioxide. It is the duty of all of us to save the natural resources. That way we should stop global warming. Global Warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth.

Natural environment plays a vital role in the existence of life on earth. The following steps should be taken to save environment.

Save Water:

Water is one of the important sources for human life and it is also a precious gift to the mankind.The mankind should be educated to manage the usage of water appropriately. Save Water and save life

Save Trees:

Trees play a vital role in our life. They provide food and shelter to us. Trees are direct source of oxygen and rain. They consume carbon dioxide and refresh air from the pollutants. They maintain an ecological balance and also medicines which save human life. Trees help us in three ways -to clean air, soil and water. It is considered as one of the precious gift in earth.

Save Wildlife:

Wildlife is also a natural resource which helps in maintaining the ecological balance. Deforestation is one of the most important reason for the loss of wild life. We must educate people about the importance of wildlife.

Three important things to be done in a human life to save the life of earth is not to waste water utilize it to your means, plant more trees and prevent cutting down of trees, educate people about wildlife, save animals and provide food and shelter to them. In summer, place a cup of water for the birds and animals to drink.

Save nature it is the responsibility of each one of us.

Benefits of Peach

Peach is a juicy fruit which is available all over the world. It contains rich source of vitamins, Minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties.

Protects Eye Vision
Peach fruit provides a good source of Beta carotene that is converted into vitamin A in the body. As we all know Vitamin A is important for eye health. Consumption of peach regularly helps us to get rid of eye related problems and improves your eye health.

Supports Digestive System
Peaches do a very good job in our digestive system. It removes the unwanted toxins from our body and cures gastritis. Peach contains potassium and fibre content to reduce stomach related problems such as ulcer, inflammations and also kidney related problems.

Maintains Body weight
Peach fruit is very low in calorie and it contains natural sugar which will not raise the blood sugar or insulin levels. If we include this fruit in our routine food it will burn excess fat deposits in our body and keep us healthy.

Reduces Inflammation
Peach has natural anti-oxidantand anti-inflammatoryproperties which cures joint pains, and swellings.

Prevents Risk of Cancer

Peach is a cancer fighting fruit. It has good sources of anti-oxidant which protects the cell from damages and prevents the growth of cancerous cell. Regular consumption of peach fruit helps us to be away from cancer.

Promotes Skin Health

Peach contains Vitamin C which improves skin tone and texture. We can directly apply it on the skin to get rid of pimples, dark circles, scars and spots. Rubbing peach directly on your skin removes the unwanted dead cells.

Improves Cardio-Vascular problems
Peach fruit contains potassium. Potassium regulates heart rate and blood pressure. Potassium deficiency in a person will result in heart failure, heart attack, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Intake of peach fruit strengthens heart muscles and regulates blood flow.

Great Moisturizer & UV Protection
It contains vitamin A & C. It can be used for both dry skin and oily skin. Rubbing peach juice will give a natural glow. It is used as an ingredient in many cosmetic items. It also prevents the skin from harmful UV rays.

Prevents Hair Loss
Peach contains all vital nutrients for reducing your hair damage and scalp problems. A peach mask can make your hair soft and shiny.

Dental health
Peach contains minimal amount of calcium and minerals which is required for bones and teeth. Consuming peaches can cure dental problems and bone related issues.

To get all the health benefits from peach, consume it raw.

Hair Care Tips and Tricks

Hair Care Tips:

Olive Oil Treatment:

Olive oil contains anti-oxidants which prevents hair loss and is the best oil for dry hair; it keeps the hair moist and strong. Regular usage creates shiny and healthy hair. It strengthens your hair and provides flexibility and acts as a good conditioner too. Massage your hair with the oil so that it deeply penetrates into your scalp. For effective results do twice a week.

Amla:

Amla is filled with antioxidants and moreover is a rich source of vitamin C. It is one of the best ingredients that nature has given to enhance the beauty of hair. It nourishes hair from root to tip, stimulates growth, strengthens hair follicles and puts off dandruff and split ends. Additionally it is also supportive in preventing hair loss and premature greying of the hair. Use Amla oil and massage your scalp regularly. For better results leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then take a shower.

Egg Treatment:

Egg contains vital proteins, vitamins and minerals. Deficiency of vitamin leads to hair fall. Egg contains essential vitamins like A, B, D, and E which play a key role in promoting hair growth and lessening hair loss. Research also states that the combination of the hair strand and that of egg white are similar.  An egg and yogurt mask left in the hair for 20-30 minutes is one of the best ways to improve hair health.

Good Diet:

Eating a balanced diet would supply the required vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all its needs to make the hair shiny and strong. Intake of protein and Iron rich foods helps to maintain the health of the hair. Fresh fruits, sprouts, protein rich foods.

Almond Oil for Strong Hair:

Almond oil has several nutrients and vitamins it allows you to grow strong and healthy hair. It is a good conditioner and keeps the hair shinier too. Massage the oil into your scalp for 15-20 minutes and leave it overnight and then rinse it away in the morning with regular shampoo.

Hair Care Tricks:

  • Use a good moisturizing conditioner
  • Prevent breakage and split ends by cutting off the edges monthly once
  • Avoid using Hair dryers and other tools damaging the hair strength
  • Don’t frequently colour your hair it will lead to severe damages to the chemicals present in it
  • Night care is very important, loosen your hair at night massage your scalp with required oils and rinse it off morning for better results.

Hair adds more beauty to the human body and nowadays it has become more than that. Hairstyle serves as a form of an individual expression.  It is important that you don’t miss out on your beautiful possession.

Ideas to Beat the Heat This Summer

Summer is the hottest of the four seasons in India. During this season the days are longest and the nights are shortest. Summer is associated with incidence of health problems. So, here are some tips we suggest to help you beat the heat and avoid any health risks:

  1. Hydrate your Body

Drink lots of water, at least 12-14 glasses each day. Water does not have calories or organic nutrients, yet it is necessary to maintain the water composition in your body. Have frequent sips of water even if you are not thirsty to avoid dehydration. Lemonade is an excellent drink to keep you refreshed.

  1. Comfortable Clothing

Wear cotton clothes, loose fitting & full sleeves to protect you from the sun and to avoid excess sweating. Whenever you step out wear a cap/hat to protect your head from excess heat.

  1. Fruits

Eat fresh fruits. Keep munching on slices of cucumber, watermelon or drink tender coconut.

Cucumber: Cucumber is known as the summer vegetable and is a rich source of water. It should be consumed more to beat the heat and keep the body cool and hydrated.

Watermelon: As the name rightly includes “Water” in it, watermelon has 92% of water and electrolytes in it. Watermelon hydrates body and skin during excessive sweating and reduces the chances of dehydration.

Tender Coconut: It is one of the most refreshing natural drinks. It is excellent for rehydration and has cooling effects on your body. It contains electrolytes, vitamins & minerals too.

  1. Bathe Twice

It is essential to take bath twice a day during summer season if you tend to sweat profusely. It removes the salts deposited in our body due to sweat. Your skin becomes clear and you feel relaxed.

  1. Protection from the Heat
  • Use sunscreen lotion to avoid skin damage
  • Use umbrellas, sunglasses, helmets; cover yourself with gloves to avoid UV radiation
  • Use prickly heat powder to avoid rashes and burns
  • Use deodorants to overcome the smell due to perspiration

Avoid

  • We know this makes you unhappy! But chilled water from the refrigerator keeps you cool only momentarily, but has a lot of impact on your health. So avoid drinking it.
  • Avoid caffeine related liquids so you don’t get dehydrated.
  • Complete your outdoor activities before 10.30 am or after 5.30 pm.

Home Remedies for Knee & Joint Pain

Knee pain is a very common medical condition that we see around us. The old, adults and even children experience it sometimes. Women are more vulnerable to knee pain than men.

Pain in the knees can be caused by weakened bone structure and wear and tear due to ageing. The person suffering from knee joint goes through symptoms like stiffness in the knee, noticeable swelling and redness, numbness in the affected leg and difficulty walking or standing.

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Remedies for Knee Joint Pain

Rest:  First thing is to take a break from any activity that may be causing pain. While taking rest you need to place a small pillow under your knee.

Ice:  Ice will naturally reduce the pain and swelling in the area. Either wrap a handful of ice cubes in a towel or in a polythene bag and apply it directly to the affected area. Repeat it two or three times a day for better results.

Ginger: Ginger can reduce the pain and swelling in the knee due to the presence of anti-inflammatory compounds in it. Crush small piece of ginger, add 1 cup of water and boil it for 10 minutes, strain it, add honey and lemon juice to it. Drink 2- 3 times a day.

Neem Leaves:  Neem is a herbal treatment for knee pain. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it reduces swelling and pain. Boil handful of neem leaves and pour it in a vessel and dip a cloth and rub it on your knees. You could also massage your knees with neem oil which is effective in relieving joint pains.

Lemon: Lemon too acts like a pain reliever due to its citric acid content. Cut 1 or 2 lemons into small pieces, tie them up in cotton cloth and dip them in warm sesame oil and place them on the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat the process twice a day and see the benefit. Drinking lemon juice daily on an empty stomach is also quite healthy for your joints.

Home Remedies for Toothache

If ever there is one pain that mentally drains you out, it is toothache! Yes, we may be biased, but this is one pain that doesn’t usually have symptoms that you can keep a constant check on. One day the pain just pops up and messes around with your daily routine which importantly includes eating and drinking. If the pain is on one side or mild, you can still manage eating and concentrating on work. But if the pain is severe, then it takes a toll on your entire day. While we recommend that you go for regular dental check-ups, say at least once in two to three months, based on your teeth condition, here are some things you can do when toothache starts bothering you and you haven’t gone to the doc yet.

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  1. Clove Oil: Cloves contain a substance called Eugenol, a powerful antiseptic and power killer. They have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties to reduce toothache and fight infection.

Use: Grind cloves and apply the powder on the affected area or dip cotton in clove oil and place it on the affected area.

  1. Salt Water: Salt water cleanses the area around the tooth and drains out the fluid that causes swelling.

Use: Take a glass of warm water and add half spoon of salt and stir it well and rinse your mouth (repeat twice a day).

  1. Onion: Onions have antiseptic and anti-microbial properties. They reduce the pain by killing the germs causing infection.   

Use: Chew a raw onion slice or place it directly on the affected tooth.

  1. Garlic: Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties, which is effective in reducing pain.

 Use: Crush garlic and add some salt and apply it directly on the affected area.

  1. Guava Leaves: Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial properties. They help in alleviating toothaches, swollen gums and mouth ulcers. 

Use: Simply chew few guava leaves or add the leaves in boiling water along with some salt and use it as a mouth wash. Repeat the process frequently for better results.

Oil Varieties That Will Nourish Your Hair

Hair constitutes a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells get pushed out through the surface of the skin. This life cycle is divided into three phases:

  • Anagen – Active hair growth -2 to 6 years
  • Catagen – Transitional hair growth – 2 to 3 weeks
  • Telogen – Resting phase – 2 to 3 months, at the end the hair sheds and a new hair replaces it and the growing cycle starts again.

Oils for nourishment:
Below are some natural oils that will add moisture and shine to the hair, nourish the scalp and reduce dryness and help you get rid of dandruff and give you lustrous and healthier hair.

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Is one of the most powerful oil in the world! It is high in protein, Vitamin E, fatty acids and minerals antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral and has amazing antimicrobial powers. It is known to reduce the protein loss in hair.

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Acts as a good conditioner for hair. Massaging the scalp with olive oil improves circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties that promote scalp health and prevent dandruff. It fights off the bacteria and gives you softer, smoother hair.

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Is ideal for dry and damaged hair. It contains vitamins such as A, B, D, E and also has proteins, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium and folic acid. It restores the scalp health.

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It contains fatty acids and vitamin E. It is ideal for dry and frizzy hair. By regularly applying this, your hair gets volume and looks thicker, shinier and stronger. It also moisturizes the scalp and prevents split end formation.

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This oil is best suited for those who suffer from tremendous hair loss. It is rich in Vitamin E and acts as a cleansing agent helping you get rid of dust particles and pollutants.

Try these oils based on your hair texture and experience the difference yourself!

Fitness and Health: Vital for Your Body

Physical Fitness relates to the ability to perform “Physical activity”. Overall fitness is of five main components.

  • Cardio Respiratory Endurance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Body Composition
  • Flexibility

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  1. Cardio Respiratory Endurance:

It is the ability of the body to continuously provide energy to sustain physical activity

Exercise: Walking, Swimming, Bicycling

Helps improve fat metabolism, improved delivery of oxygen, faster removal of waste products and decreased level of stress.

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  1. Muscular Strength:

It is the ability of the muscle to exert force during an activity

Exercise: Lifting weights, taking the stairs

Enables us to avoid injuries, provides posture maintenance, helps you to be independent in your old age too.

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  1. Muscular Endurance:

This type of workout helps the muscle to make repeated contractions over a period of time

Exercise: Walking, Jogging, Bicycling, Dancing

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  1. Body Composition:

Body composition is the amount of muscles, fat, bone and other vital parts that your body is composed of. It is important for you to maintain a healthy percentage of body fat because
a) Excess body fat leads to heart disease and diabetes
b) Increases the risk of injury

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  1. Flexibility:

Depends on the ability to stretch your joints, usually controlled by muscles.

Exercise: Swimming, basic stretching programme

A regular practice of these exercises helps prevent injuries, improves posture, reduces lower back pain, maintains healthy joints and maintains body balance during movement.