Archive for June, 2015

Get Rid of Your Tan

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Here are some  remedies to help you rid of your tan at home:

1.Water

Hydrate yourself by drinking lots of water to prevent your skin from drying out.

2.Rose Water

In a bowl, mix rose water, lemon juice and cucumber juice. Lemon has bleaching properties and rose water will have a cooling effect on your skin.

3.Honey

Mix honey and lemon juice and apply this paste on your skin. Repeat every day.

4.Potato Juice

Potato is also known for its cleansing and bleaching properties. Grate a potato and squeeze out its juice. Apply this juice on your face with a cotton ball. Do this regularly.

5.Turmeric

Make a paste of turmeric and milk and apply it on your face, hands and legs.

6.Aloe Vera

Aloe vera can soothe and refresh tanned skin. Just take some fresh aloe vera gel from the plant and apply it to the affected area. Regular use of this natural remedy can help get rid of tanned skin within a few months.

7.Curd

Mix curd, gram flour and lemon and scrub your skin with it to remove dead skin.

8.Coconut water

Apply a mixture of fresh coconut water and aloe vera on your skin.

9.Lemon

Take half a lemon and rub it on the affected area in circular motions. Do this for about 10 minutes. This will help lighten the tan to a great extent.

Can Jamun Reduce Blood Sugar?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

 

Fruits generally contain natural fructose that gradually increases blood sugar levels. Hence diabetics should keep a watch on the consumption of fruits. But there are reports that jamun is perfect for diabetic patients.

Nutrition value of Jamun(for 100gm):

Protein:0.70 gm
Carbohydrates: 14.00 gm
Calcium: 15.00 mg
Iron: 0.30 mg
Potassium: 55.00 mg
Sodium: 26.20 mg
Carotene: 48.00 mg
Vitamin C:18.00 mg
Energy: 62 kcal

Benefits of Jamun:
1) Improves bone health
2) Boosts immunity
3) Increases blood count
4) Improves heart health
5) Improves digestion

Jamun and Diabetes:

The best part about jamun is that it reduces the symptoms of diabetes. The leaves, the fruit and the jamun seed are effective at treating diabetes. The main ingredient in jamun that cuts the risk of diabetes is a chemical called jamboline which is present in the seeds. Jamun is known to lower blood sugar level for a longer duration. Jamun is an interesting fruit to increase insulin activity and sensitivity.