Archive for June, 2014

Acne Fighting Foods

Acne Fighting Foods

Eat Colors for Your Health

Eat Colors for Your Health

Grapes are very healthy

Grapes are very healthy

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Flat-Belly Smoothie:

All the ingredients in this flat-belly smoothie, such as Greek yogurt and blueberries, are great for busting bloat. If that’s not enough, you also get the sweetness of pineapple, which contains an enzyme that helps ease digestion.

 

Cherry Berry Sore-Muscle Smoothie:

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can cause discomfort after a workout, so reach for this recovery drink after you hit the gym. This sore-muscle smoothie contains antioxidant-rich strawberries and kale, both of which are full of pain-easing vitamin C, as well as wheat germ, an excellent source of vitamin E, which can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage. The omega-3s in the walnuts can help reduce inflammation, as well.

 

Mango Kiwi Smoothie:

Made from hair-healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, blueberries, and kidney beans, this mango kiwi smoothie will help moisturize the scalp and encourage growth. The beans also offer biotin, which is great not only for your hair, but also for your skin.

 

Blueberry Green Monster Smoothie:

This simple blueberry green smoothie is full of nutrients like protein. It’s also easy when you’re on the move.

 

Sweet Spinach Smoothie:

Spinach is the star in this sweet spinach smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, and for good reason—with just one 16-ounce serving, you’ll be getting your entire Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin A (great for healthy skin, hair, and eyes) and bone-building vitamin K, as well as an impressive amount of essential nutrients like manganese, potassium, and vitamin C.

 

Clear-Skin Smoothie:

Soothe and clear your skin from the inside out with this vitamin E-rich spinach avocado smoothie. Skin-brightening ingredients like strawberries, almond butter, and flaxseed help calm acne or inflammation issues on your face.

 

Postrun Recovery Smoothie:

Skip the sports drink, and reach for this refreshing postrun recovery smoothie instead. It’s made with Greek yogurt and chocolate milk to offer muscle-building protein, and banana and the chocolate in the milk provide energy-packed carbs. Since a long run can be really taxing on your body’s immune system, the blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries will offer your body an antioxidant boost.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter PMS Smoothie:

This chocolaty smoothie is made with Greek yogurt and chocolate soy milk, both of which are rich in calcium, which has been shown to help reduce PMS. There’s also fiber-rich spinach, full of B vitamins such as riboflavin and thiamine, proven to decrease PMS symptoms. The banana and cashews offer magnesium, which relieves bloating and constipation and also eases cramps. Then throw in some avocado, since studies show healthy fats can also reduce symptoms.

 

Detox Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie:

If you overdid it on the indulgent foods, then a refreshing, light smoothie with amazing detox properties is exactly what you need. This spinach strawberry lemonade smoothie will get your digestive tract back on track.

 

 

 

 

Health benefits of mangos

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1. Improves Digestion

Mangoes are very much beneficial for people suffering from acidity and its enzymes helps to relieve indigestion problems. The Bio-active elements such as Esters, Terpenes and Aldehydes present in mango aids to easy digestion.

2. Lowers Cholesterol

High level of soluble dietary fiber, Pectin and Vitamin C present in mangoes helps to lower serum cholesterol levels specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol.

3. For Better Sex

The Vitamin E which is abundantly present in mangoes helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. In many varieties of mango there is about 2.3 to 3 mg of Vitamin E per mango.

4. Improves Concentration and Memory Power

Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.

5. For Treating Acne

Mango helps in clearing clogged pores that causes acne. Just slice the mango into very thin pieces and keep it on your face for 10 to 15 min and then take bath or wash your face. Use warm water for washing your face.

6. High Iron for Women

It’s a known fact that Mango is rich in Iron. People who suffer from anemia can regularly take mango along with their dinner. Generally women after menopause become weak and they should take mangoes and other fruits rich in iron. Pregnant ladies can also take mangoes occasionally as their body needs iron and calcium during that time. Too much consumption of mangoes should be avoided during pregnancy. If you have generally taken lots of mangoes right from your childhood then you can consume mangoes when you are pregnant as it wont affect your body.

7. For Diabetes

Mango is slowly gaining new acclaim as diabetes fighter. Earlier there was a myth that people with diabetes should not eat mangoes but that’s not true. Not only the fruit the leaves also fight against diabetes. Before going to bed put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. Next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.

8. Prevents Cancer and Heart diseases

High amount of antioxidants are present in mangoes. So mango when consumed regularly fights against cancer and other heart diseases. As mentioned earlier it also lowers cholesterol.

9. Mango helps prevent obesity

Mango contains a sufficient quantity of
fiber, which causes slow absorption of sugar into the blood stream; helps reducing appetite, maintain blood sugar
levels resulting in controlling body weight.

When the fiber passes through intestines it also eliminates a number of harmful fats of the body.

Mango is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion

Pains of a Heart Attack

Pains of a Heart Attack

Natural Face Masks

Natural ingredients that are used as a facial mask and can you try to make yourself at home :

1 . Lotus

Take the best of the lotus petals . Mash until smooth petals and mix with honey and milk to make a paste . Use this paste once a week to brighten your skin naturally .

2 . Oranges

Oranges are very good to lighten dark spots on the skin . All you need to do is make a powder of dried orange peel . Add a few drops of milk powder to make a smooth paste . Apply this paste on face and neck . Rinse with cold water when dry .

3 . Apples

To get glowing skin in 10 days , applesauce mixed with one tablespoon of honey . Apply evenly on face and leave for 15 minutes until dry . Rinse with rose water .

4 . Strawberries

Puree strawberries and apply on face . Let stand for 10 minutes and then rinse with rose water . This face mask helps improve skin color that makes you look more radiant .

5 . Cucumber

The best way to make your skin look brighter is to use cucumber and honey mask . Apply the mask on the face and neck once a week to get the desired results .

6 . Honey

If you want to look younger and brighter , use honey mask on the face . Add lemon juice to it . Apply on face and neck , then rinse when dry .

7 . Aloe vera

Aloe vera is very good for the skin . It helps reduce blemishes and remove wrinkles on the face . Facial massage with fresh aloe vera every night before you sleep .