Archive for November, 2013

Natural Ways to Reduce Stretch Marks

Water: Drink 5 to 6 liters of water daily will helps you in keeping your skin softly and elasticity.It produces collagen at normal levels.Think it as a internal moisture to cure stretch marks,have 1 glass of water before drinking tea/coffee etc.

 

Grapes: Grapes works as a effective moisture for stretch marks.Squeeze pulp from the grapes and apply it where stretch marks are present and  keep it 20-30 min,then clean it with a lukewarm water.Not only helps in eliminating stretch marks and also prevent the re-occurrence.

 

Carrot: Boil carrots until they become soft enough to mash and make it into paste.Apply the paste on stretch marks and leave it as long as possible for a better result.

 

Apricot: Take 2 to 3 apricots and cut it and remove seeds crush them to make a paste.Apply the paste on stretch marks and leave it for 20-25 min,after that wash it with lukewarm  water.Repeat this regularly for one month for a better  result.

 

Aloe vera: Aloe vera is a plant collagen which repairs the skin.Remove the outer skin of the aloe vera leaves and apply it on stretch marks leave it for 2 hours.After that wash it with normal water.

6 Natural Ways to Brighten Your Teeth

  1. Eat Strawberries
  2. Floss Your Teeth
  3. Baking Soda and Lemon
  4. Eat Crunchy Fruits and Veggies
  5. Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
  6. Use a Straw

10 BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

1. No Breakfast

People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

 

2. Overeating

It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

 

3. Smoking

It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

 

4. High Sugar consumption

Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

 

5. Air Pollution

The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

 

6. Sleep Deprivation

Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

 

7. Head covered while sleeping

Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

 

8. Working your brain during illness

Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

 

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts

Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

 

10. Talking Rarely

Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

Top 10 Ways to Detox Skin and Body

Lemons: Lemons are one of the most popular detox food that will help to flush out the toxins from our body.Add few drops of lemon in a glass of water drink it in the early morning with an empty stomach(without sugar).

 

Avocados: It has rich source of  antioxidants which are helpful to flush out the harmful toxins in your body.Most of us avoid avocados because of their high calories,but it contain monounsaturated fats that will help to low down LDL cholesterol(low density lipoprotein).

 

Beetroot: Beetroots are rich source of Vitamins such as B3,B6,C and also beta-carotene  that will help to fire up the detoxification process.It will promote good health of liver and gallbladder those have great importance in flushing out the toxins from our body.

 

Pomegranates: Pomegranates are rich in anthocyanins that will guard you from inflammation,heart diseases and diabetes.It controls skin damage due to weakening of  collagen present in the skin.It can also slow down skin ageing.

 

Apples: Apples are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber that will helps to flush out the toxins and waste present in our body.It also clean the intestinal tract that has residue of undigested food and toxins.Our body will gain some essential vitamins,minerals and flavonoids which can stimulate bile production that helps to flush out the toxins from liver.

 

Cabbage: It has rich source of sulphur which will helps to flush out the toxins from our body.In addition to detoxification it is competent of eliminating carcinogens,cancer causing substances from the body.

 

Watercress: Watercress is fully packed with detoxifying nutrients,vitamins,zinc,potassium and also has natural diuretic properties which can help to flush out the toxins from our body.It is an excellent detox food and also boosts our health.

 

Fresh fruits: Fresh fruits are low in calories and making them an important part of a detox diet.It contains vitamins,minerals and antioxidants which will helps to improve our skin texture, make our hair shinier and improve digestion.

 

Ginger: It contain compounds called ginerols  and shogaols which can promote detoxification process by speeding up the movement of food in the intestine.Simply detox plan is incomplete without ginger.

 

Brown rice: It has rich source of detoxifying nutrients including B vitamin,magnesium,manganese and phosphorus.It contain selenium which can helps to protect the liver and improve complexion

Natural Ways to Cure Kidney Stones

The formation of stones in the kidneys or urinary tract is not an uncommon disorder. The stones are formed from the chemicals usually found in the urine such as uric acid, phosphorus, calcium and oxalic acid. They may vary in consistency from grit, sand and gravel like obstructions to the size of a birds egg.  Most kidney stones are composed either of calcium oxalate or phosphate.

Kidney Stones can be caused by: defects in the metabolism, insufficient intake of fluids, wrong diet, excess intake of acid forming foods, lack of vitamin A, and excessive intake of vitamin D.

 

Vitamin B6: A daily dose of 100 to 150 mg of vitamin B6 preferably combined with other B complex vitamins should be continued for several months for getting a permanent cure.

Pomegranate: Seeds of pomegranate are very useful in the treatment of kidney stones. A tablespoon of the seeds, ground into a fine paste, can be given along with a cup of horse gram soup to dissolve gravel in kidneys.

Celery: Celery is found beneficial in the treatment of kidney stones. Its regular intake prevents future stone formation.

Watermelon: Watermelon contains highest water concentration among all fruits. It is one of the safe and best remedies to cure kidney stones.

Kidney beans: Kidney beans also known as dried French beans are found very effective home remedy for kidney stones. Slice the pods and put about sixty grams in four liter of hot water boil them until the pods become soft and tender. Finally strain the liquid allows it to cool for about nine hours. Again strain the liquid and drink several times in a day for noticeable results.

Apple: Apples have an exceptional diuretic value on account of their high contents of water and potassium salt. It is an excellent cure for kidney stones.

 

Hair Secrets with Natural Ingredients

Four different masks for each type of hair that you can easily make in minutes using all-natural ingredients. 

 

DRY HAIR:

Olive Oil and Egg

Combine three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with two eggs and apply the mixture to your hair and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before rinsing in the shower.

The olive oil will help hydrate brittle locks, while the protein in the eggs will promote healthy hair growth.

 

ALL HAIR TYPES:

Avocado and Honey

Mask a ripened avocado and mix in a tablespoon of organic honey and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off in the shower.

Avocados are rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin E and protein, both of which your hair needs to remain soft and healthy. Meanwhile, honey is a natural antibacterial agent.

 

OILY HAIR:

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon

Combine 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with the grated peel of an entire lemon and allow it to set for 15 minutes to absorb the excess oil from your scalp, and then rinse in the shower.

Apple cider vinegar will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff.

 

FLAKY HAIR:

Banana, Honey and Almond

Mash together 1/2 a ripe banana and add two tablespoons of honey and a few drops of almond oil and allow it to set with a shower cap on for 20 minutes before rinsing. Bananas can increase the moisture of your hair, smooth frizz and soothe your itchy scalp.

 

Metabolism Boosting Foods

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Curry
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Peanut Butter
  • Spicy Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Yogurt