Archive for February 13th, 2018

Aasanas to cool down and for relaxation

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BalasanaBalasana: Known quite aptly as the child’s pose this is a great stress buster. It gently stretches the hips, thighs, ankles, calms the mind and helps relieve stress and fatigue. It is also a great remedy for that lower back pain you might have from long hours of sitting.

How to do the pose:

Sit on the floor with your weight on your knees. Now flatten your feet onto the floor and sit on your heels. Spread your thighs apart a little. Exhale and bend forward from your waist. Let your stomach rest on your thighs and extend your back. Now stretch out your arms in front of you to elongate the back. You can also rest your forehead on the floor. This may require flexibility, so don’t push your body beyond its permissible limit. It will get better with time.

This is a resting pose so you should ideally breath at a normal pace. You can stay in this pose for as long as three minutes and as little as five counts.

Note: If you are pregnant, have a knee injury or have diarrhoea do not do this pose.

Courtesy: TheHealthSite

Save your tomatoes!

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If its getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring them inside to a warm dry place. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will ripen on the vine.

Lose Weight in Your Stomach and Hips in Two Weeks

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Each mile you walk, run or jog burns roughly 100 calories to aid with weight loss, according to Harvard Health Publications.

Replace saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars with fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Reduce your caloric intake to 500 calories less you burn each day to achieve a 1-lb. weight loss per week.

Drink at least 64 oz. of water per day. Water flushes toxins out of the body and keeps your digestive tract functioning, thus eliminating bloating. Water also fills you up, eliminating hunger.

Avoid hanging Woolens

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Woolens should never be hung up on a clothes line like other articles as this causes the fabric to stretch and it may lose its shape eventually. Lay the sweater or cardigan on a flat surface and allow it to dry at room temperature. Steer clear of sunlight and intense heat as these can sap all colour and life from your precious woolens.

Remedies for Dark Circles

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* Just massage gently around the eyes with few drops of almond oil for a minute. Wipe it off with cotton after 15 minutes.
* Mix cucumber juice and potato juice, apply it on the dark circles and wash it off after 20 minutes..!

Tips For Eyebrow Growth

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Most makeup artists also recommend massaging of various products such as Vaseline, castor oil, almond oil (e.g. Now Foods, Sweet Almond Oil), aloeVera, pure coconut oil gently on your eyebrows after you have removed all the makeup. You could also try rubbing egg yolk, lemon slice and other natural products, which help in eyebrow growth.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate this summer for good health!

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As temperatures soar, it’s even more important to keep your body hydrated. Swap out caffeinated beverages like tea, coffee and soda for water. Want to cleanse your system? Add a squeeze of lemon. If you go running, it’s especially important to drink plenty of fluids, because you can lose anywhere from six to twelve ounces of fluid for every twenty minutes of running.

Expose mushrooms to sunlight to increase its vitamin D content.

 

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Mushrooms can transform UV light into vitamin D. Keeping them in sun for an hour before cooking them, significantly increases their vitamin D content. An increase in the vitamin D content can be achieved by exposing mushrooms to sunlight for as low as 15 minutes under clear conditions.

Home remedies to cure nasal polyps

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Saline water

Salt is the wonderful ingredient which is used by many individual in curing nasal polyps. Make a solution with salt and water and apply slowly in the areas where you have a problem of nasal polyp’s infection. This will help reducing inflammation and blockage. This will provide wonderful benefit to inflamed area and blockages.

Dandelion

You can also consume fresh dandelion everyday in order to prevent nasal polyps. Since this is really rich in vitamin C, it helps in reducing the mucus. Other nutrient present is effective in shrinkage of nasal polyps and unblocks the airways.

Turmeric

Turmeric is regarded as a natural product or herb that is having really good antiseptic properties. It is having great capacity of healing and curing variety of diseases. Due to its anti inflammatory properties which are capable of fighting against variety of diseases, turmeric is regarded as a wonderful mechanism of curing the nasal polyps. Due to its natural decongestant properties, it works as a wonder.

How to handle Dandruff with Apple Cider Vinegar

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Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Add an equal amount of water and 15-20 drops of tea tree oil in it.
Apply it onto your scalp and massage. Rinse your hair after a few minutes.Follow this natural treatment twice or three times a week.

Health Benefits of bananas

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Bananas are a caloric dense fruit. Consumption of just one banana anytime throught the day makes one fee energetic.
Bananas contain short chain fatty acids which are essentially needed by the cells lining the intestinal tract to stay healthy.This further improves the nutrient absorption. They are a good sources of potassium and magnesium which aid in maintaining normal blood pressure and are heart protective.The high potassium content promotes bone health too.
Banana help counteract the urinary calcium loss caused due to increase ion potassium level in the urine
Bananas have an antacid effect and are said to protect against stomach ulcers.

Urad dhal is rich in Iron content

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Urad dhal

Urad dhal is rich in Iron content, which helps boots the energy levels in body and keeps active.
Rich in Proteins,  which is required for strong bones.
It has both soluble and insoluble fibre which is good for digestion and to prevent constipation.
It also helps increase in hair growth.