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Monday, 19 October 2009

Fruits and vegetables for Healthy skin

Everyone wishes to live a healthy and happy life, but very few really take efforts. Only when one is ill, does he know the value of good health. Nature has provided us with a variety of food, which we can include in our diet in its natural form. A diet containing fruits juices and vegetables is not only good for the health but also gives a glow to your skin and rejuvenates the body. They help flush out unwanted toxins. Fruit and vegetable juices should not be taken together at the same time.
  • Oranges are rich source of Vitamin C. It prevents constipation. They work as cleansers and improve the skin and supports the immune system.
  • Carrots have vitamin A and are very good for the eyes. They are one of the richest source of beta carotene. Carrot juice if taken in the morning on an empty stomach is very beneficial. It develops immunity. Prevents premature aging. It has anti-cancer properties.
  • Beetroot is very good for anemic persons. It does wonders to your skin. It purifies the blood and is rejuvenating.
  • Grapes are effective for constipation and gives relief in piles. It prevents dryness of skin and it purifies the blood. Its juice can be applied on wrinkles under the eyes.
  • Pineapple juice is very rich in vitamin C. It also contains Vitamins A&B. Taken with honey it is effective for sore throat.
  • Tomatoes contain iron and is rich in vitamin A. Recommended for those who want to reduce their weight. It combats cancer.
  • Watermelon cools our body and are excellent cleansers.
  • Cucumber cools our body and is very good for those who want to lose weight. They work as astringents, cooling and brightening agents of the skin. It can be used in natural face packs also.
  • Lemons protect your heart, control your blood pressure and is excellent for the skin and hair. Works as a bleach for the skin. Lemon juice mixed with warm water and honey can be taken daily the first thing in the morning to have a clear complexion. It can be taken for weight reduction also.
  • Apples relieve constipation and reduces cholesterol and removes toxins. Apple pulp can be used as a face pack.
  • Bananas contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates. They are rich in potassium. They make an excellent face pack especially for dry skin. Add a few drops of olive oil or honey to banana pulp and use as a face pack.
  • Papaya is good for the skin. It gives relief in case of constipation and it combats cancer. Papaya cleanses the body completely. It delays aging of skin. Raw papaya juice if applied externally helps to cure pimples and also reduces wrinkles.
  • Gooseberry is rich in vitamin C. It increases the body's resistance against diseases. It has medicinal properties and is excellent for the skin and hair. It rejuvenates our body. One or two gooseberries (fruit preserved in honey) can be taken daily.
  • Garlic is a very powerful antiseptic. It helps to delay aging and restores tissue. It reduces high blood pressure and is good for the blood and heart. It has many other medicinal uses also. Include garlic (raw or steamed) in your diet as it has antibacterial properties and helps to improve the health of the skin.
  • Dry Fruits : Dates are rich in iron and is good for the blood.
    Almonds are rich in vitamin E and is very good for the skin.
    Dry grapes relieves constipation and is also good for the throat.
    Figs are very nutritious. They are easily digestible and they eliminate
    impurities from blood. They are useful in case of fatigue and weakness.
    Dried Apricots are rich source of iron and beta carotene. You can take it everyday for radiant looking skin.
  • Wheat grass juice is rich in chlorophyll, contains many enzymes, minerals, fiber and is considered very effective in preventing and curing cancer and all health problems. It purifies the blood and raises the hemoglobin level in the blood. Hence excellent for radiant and glowing skin. Wheat grass is considered best among all the grasses. Dr. Ann Wigmore is a pioneer in this field.

    Sunday, 11 October 2009

    29 Tips To Stay Young and Healthy

    1.Eat Super Food
    If you want to keep young and healthy, then the advice from researchers are: Eat Super Food! Super Food is food you make from fresh ingredients; berries, fruit and vegetables, salmon and other fat fish, bird and game, nuts, red wine and green tea.

    2.Give your lungs a challenge
    Frequent exercise increases lung capacity with up to 25 per cent.

    3.Put the cigarette out
    If you smoke: put it out now!

    4.Become aware of your breath
    Breathe with your stomach – ideally is 12-14 deep breaths per minute.

    5.Keep your weight
    It is a burden for your joints to carry too many kilos

    6.Eat breakfast
    A good and fibre healthy breakfast.

    7.Build up musculature
    A study of men between 60-72 years show that they have doubled the muscle strength by frequent exercise in 12 weeks.

    8.Enjoy your sex life
    Scottish researchers have proved that regular sex – three to four times a week – releases substances from your brain which slows down aging.

    9.Check your posture
    You can better our posture through exercise as yoga or Pilates.

    10.Fill up the oil
    The best oil for the body is fat fish, walnuts and linseeds.

    11.Check for rust treatment
    The best treatment for your body is green tea, nuts, berries, fruit and green vegetables, dark chocolate, red wine, red meat and Soya.

    12.Stay away from bad diets
    Milk, plus fat fish is important to maintain healthy and strong bones.

    13.Enjoy the sun
    The body needs sun to produce vitamin D, some researchers recommend you take a few minutes under a sun bed frequently in the winter.

    14.Drink water
    Drink at least eight glasses of clean water a day. Check your urine - It should be clear. If it is yellow, then that indicates that you do not drink enough.

    15.Go for a walk
    Frequent walk reduces the risk of developing osteoporoses.

    16.Strengthen your heart
    Eat food that is rich on vitamin B, magnesium and Zink, as meat, fish, egg and milk. Other protective food is carrots, cabbage, avocado, nuts, garlic and wholemeal.

    17.Watch your blood pressure
    Remember salt, overweight and stress increases the risk of high blood pressure, while exercise, a healthy diet and distension reduces it.

    18.Check the heart
    Go to your doctor for a yearly check up.

    19.Don’t stress
    People who stress have three times as much risk of developing heart illnesses at a young age, according to American study.

    20.Use sun cream
    It is important to use sun cream with a high UVA factor. And remember that sun cream is fresh, so invest in a new one for each new season.

    21.Reduce sugar intake
    If you have to have something sweet, then dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa beans is preferred.

    22.Have your beauty sleep
    You should sleep a minimum of seven hours a night.

    23.Give the skin nutrition
    Use a lotion that contains vitamin A, C and E. From the inside nourish your skin by eating fruit, berries and vegetables, salmon and tuna and drink green tea and red wine.

    24.Prioritize your body’s need
    Divide 24hours in three eight hours batches, one for work, one for recreation and one for rest.

    25.Plan your day
    Think and plan today for tomorrow. Shop food for several days ahead and plan food preparation, meals and exercise.

    26.Look after your teeth
    Brush your teeth twice a day and avoid too much coffee, tea and red wine. Use dental floss daily.

    27.Keep in shape
    Your body is not made to doze off on the sofa! Get up and out to be active.

    28.Think positive
    The expert’s advice is that you every day thinks of something you are grateful for. It creates positively which makes you happy and younger.

    29.Mental maintenance
    According to a Swedish study you increase the risk of dementia with 30% if you spend too much time in front of the television.

    Enjoy a young and healthy life!