Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tips to lose weight

Mint is very beneficial in losing weight. A chutney of green mint with some simple spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps.
  • Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and can be used in a number of ways.
  • Honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions.
    Dosage: One should start with small quantity of about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning. A teaspoonful of fresh lemon juice may also be added.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Avoid wrinkles

These are some simple steps that will help you delay signs of aging:

Eat healthy. Include all food groups and avoid added sugar and refined flour.

Eat fresh. Fresh foods have more nutrients and are more delicious.

Don't worry, be happy. Stress and unhappiness ages you.

Use sun block. And avoid the sun at peak hours. Bright light of the sun can do enormous damage to the skin. But you do need a little bit of sun for your body to make its own Vitamin D. Use sunglasses. This will protect your eyes and avoid wrinkles between them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Skin care

Black Skin Care
  • Tends towards extremes of oiliness or dryness, which can be a real problem, since these conditions are more visible against a darker complexion. Dry black skin may appear grayish in color.
  • It needs very gentle care as face scrubs, spots, ear piercing and hair removal can make the supply of melanin uneven, leading to skin that is darker or lighter in some places than others.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Brain Power

The best brain foods of all

What are the best brain foods of all? Make sure to keep your kitchen stocked with these champion brain foods:

• Yogurt
• Blueberries
• Spinach
• Salmon
• Bananas
• Brown bread
• Olive oil
• Broccoli
• Tomatoes

Foods that drain the brain
It is not only important to give your children foods that boost their brain power, but also to avoid foods that drain the brain. The worst offenders include

• Foods with artificial sweeteners or coloring
• High-fructose corn syrup
• Sugary fruit drinks, colas, and juices
• Refined white sugars and breads
• Trans fats and partially-hydrogenated oils
• Processed snack foods and luncheon meats

Friday, April 20, 2007

Healthy food

The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricot has 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. Snacks on them dried, or if you prefer fresh, buy when still firm; once they soften, they lose nutrients.


The Power: These little gems are a great source of iron, which helps the blood transport oxygen and which many women are short on. A half-cup has 218 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Sprinkle raisins on your morning oatmeal or bran cereal - women, consider this especially during your period.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Health tips

Types of fat and which is the best?
Highly Recommended for Health :
a.Olive Oil - It does not absorb in our body.
b.Fish Oil - Omega 3 (contained in NI’s Circulytes) has poly-unsaturated fat. It’s good for our brain cells.
c.Peanut Oil - It contains Vitamin E. A small dosage is recommended only..

Specific Food & Beverages
a.Egg when eaten too much can cause High Colon Cancer, Risk Ovary Cancer, Prostate Cancer.
b.Cabbage is highly recommended for health reason.
c. Tomato is best eaten raw with a bit of olive oil for better absorption. Other alternative is to take tomato sauce. Do not boil – tomatoes became acidic when boiled.
d.A little coffee is good because it contains 2 anti- oxidants. Inhale coffee aroma for half each day is equivalent to eating 2 oranges a day. However, the residue of over-burned coffee is extremely bad for health. It can cause cancer.
e.Tea, as long as it is in its original tealeaves and not processed into BOH or Lipton packets, it is good for health. Tea contains 30 anti-oxidants. Recommended dosage is a cup a day..

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fruit Juice

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk
- Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Healthy Juice

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Healthy juices

Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.

Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholestrol, and improve stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and bad breath.

Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tips on diarrhea

  • A strong cup of unsweetened black tea is effective in stopping diarrhoea.

  • Another quick remedy is to peel apple and shred it. Keep the shredded pieces in a plate for approx. 20 minutes until they turn brown in colour, and then eat them.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Solution for peeling skin

  • Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
  • Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
  • Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Natural Beauty

No hair on the face - apply an Ayurveda skin care natural mixture containing equal quantities of turmeric powder and wheat flour made into a paste with sesame oil.

Say NO to wrinkles - Apply the following mixture to the face regularly to avoid ageing effects, mainly wrinkles. Take 30ml of cabbage juice and mix with a teaspoon of honey.

No stains
- Mint juice applied regularly to the face is also of great benefit to the face's skin, in order to remove stains.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Herbal beauty tips

Mix 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a cup of yogurt, to make a paste. Apply it on face as a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then clean it off with a wet tissue.

Result: This mask enhances the complexion and glow of face. (Applicable for normal skin)

Apply coconut milk over your lips and face.

Result: Glow of skin

To slow down the aging process apply pure castor oil.

Prevents wrinkles and softens the skin

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Lemon for beauty

  • Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, it will bring a glow on your face.

  • One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy.

  • Lemon water flushes out body toxins and thus is extremely beneficial for the body.
  • Warm lemon water serves as the perfect good morning drink.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Benefits of the Raspberry

· Raspberries are an excellent source of anthocyanins, the powerful anti-oxidants, which give berries their deep colors. These retard the effects of aging, prevent cancer and may reduce the risk of heart disease.

· An excellent source of salicylic acid, a compound closely related to aspirin that may inhibit atherosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries).

· Good source of quercetin, a flavonol and anti-oxidant which has anti-carcinogenic properties. It also reduces the release of histamines, which may minimize allergic reactions.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Healthy Living

  • Don't smoke- Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher).

  • Don't eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before

  • Don't drink tea - Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.

  • Don't loosen your belt - Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.

  • Don't bathe - Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

  • Don't walk about - People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

  • Don't sleep immediately - The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Breakfast Boosts Brain Power

Kids who eat breakfast seem to have an easier time learning than kids who don't eat breakfast. Breakfast eaters

- are able to concentrate on learning

- make fewer errors

- are more creative

- work faster

Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to be in school than non-breakfast eaters. Breakfast eaters are :

- less likely to be absent

- less likely to be late

- less likely to be sitting in the school nurse's office with a stomachache or headache

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Garlic - control cholesterol

Garlic is known for its all-round health benefits. Besides being a great addition to your spices cupboard in the kitchen, it's use as holistic first aid is often underminded.

It contains the health-giving active ingredients alliin and allicin, as well as over 100 other compounds including vitamins A, B1, C and E and the minerals selenium, calcium, copper, potassium, zinc and some iron. Therefore it's one of the best anti aging herbs.

Latest research has discovered that an intake of between half and one garlic clove per day can reduce cholesterol by 9 per cent.

Green Tea

Green Tea and its benefits is known for thousands of years. Studies have shown that green tea helps to protect from cancer and heart disease. Green tea has a wide range of use from headaches to indigestion.

Chinese Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and Japanese Organic Green Tea are the ones with the most health benefits. It's antioxidant effect makes it also one of the best ANTI AGING herbs.