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Side Effects of Eggplant

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

 

Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family, a group of vegetables that also includes tomatoes, potatoes and bell peppers. For some individuals, consuming vegetables from the nightshade family can cause negative side effects, and allergic reactions to eggplant have been reported. Still, eggplant ranks high in terms of both overall nutritional value and taste.

AllergiesEggplant can cause allergic reactions. Severe reactions can include throat swelling and nausea, although more common reactions include itchiness and rash. Eggplant allergies do not tend to be as common or as severe as allergies to other members of the nightshade family, such as tomatoes or bell peppers. Still, parents should monitor their children when serving eggplant. Common antihistamines can treat most eggplant allergies.

NicotineEggplant has the highest concentration of nicotine, the addictive stimulant found in tobacco, of any commonly consumed vegetable. Eggplant contains nicotinic acid, which has a similar molecular structure to nicotine, but is not the same thing as nicotine, and does not have nicotine’s addictive or stimulating properties.The nicotinic acid in eggplant makes it an excellent source of niacin, an essential vitaimin for blood and brain function.

NutrientsEggplant is a reasonably good source of folate, potassium, and fiber. Folate is essential to blood health, while potassium aids brain function, and fiber helps the digestive tract run smoothly. Eggplant served with its skin is a better source of nutrients than peeled eggplant. Eggplant skins can develop a bitter taste as the eggplant grows and ages; this is why many chefs recommend fresh, young eggplant for the best combination of nutrition and taste.

Health Benefits of Dates Fruit (Khajur)

Monday, August 10th, 2015

  • Dates Fruit (Khajur) are very much helpful for improving the digestive system.
  • If Dates (Khajur) added to milk, it is very nutritious and boost up the energy.
  • Dates (Khajur) help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.
  • Rub Dates (Khajur) seed in a tablespoon of water and give it to the patient, who is suffering from loose motions.
  • Dates (Khajur) best helps in decrease of foot swelling during pragnancy and also for breast-feeding women.
  • To improve blood flow for scanty periods, eat 10 to 15 Dates (Khajur) with Honey twice a day.
  • Dates (Khajur) helps in healing intestinal disorders.
  • The soaked Dates (Khajur) should then be ingested in the morning along with the water.
  • Dates (Khajur) are helpful in bone health and also strengthening the tooth enamel.
  • To remove the side effects of medicine, soak 3 to 4 Dates (Khajur) in water for 6 hours. Filter it and drink this water. This also improves liver health.

The Most Powerful Fruit, Filled With Antioxidants

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

 

Ayurveda in its numerous treatments and formulations often makes use of a tiny little fruit called amla, and is commonly known as “Indian gooseberry”.

This tangy seasonal fruit has been used for more than 5000 years in India in order to rejuvenate the body and strengthen the immune system. Amla is yellow and green in color and is available during the winter months, when it can grow up to 18 meters

Antioxidants like vitamin C and polyphenols found in most berries, can provide protection against chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Amla is an excellent source vitamin C, which helps to destroy free radicals that damage cell membrane.

100 grams of Amla can provide up to 450 milligrams of the vitamin, so its juice can have up to ten times more vitamin C than fresh orange juice. Heat or air can easily destroy vitamin C, but the large concentration of this vitamin that amla contains, protect it from being completely destroyed in the process of preparation.
Amla ( Amalaki fruit) is an extraordinary potent fruit with numerous beneficial properties that serve our health: 

1. Stomach ache 

Numerous abdominal issues can be solved with this Amalaki fruit, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, infections and other digestive problems.

2. Diabetes Prevention 

Amla improves the function of the liver, helps in pancreatitis, swelling, pain and the function of the pancreas. Its regular consumption lowers the sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes by regulating the insulin secretion. Namely, study findings proved that only 3 g of amalaki powder is more efficient than many medications used in diabetes treatments.

3. Liver detoxification 

It is scientifically proved that amalaki is amazing in cleaning the liver from toxins, especially from negative effects made out of drugs ( especially those against tuberculosis).

4.Cancer Treatments

In the treatment of cancer, antioxidants play a major role. They can even in help in prevention of one, since they help reduce the inflammation and the damage of the cells.

5. Skin recovery 

This amazing fruit is used as a treatment against rashes, pimples, acne and other skin problems, including all sorts of inflammations.

6. Stimulating the hair growth 

Another advantage of its use is that it will help encourage growth, hydration, protection, shines and softness of your hair. Simply mix Amalaki powder with little warm water, leave it for an hour, and then apply it by massaging on your hair. Leave it for about 30 minutes to 1 hour and then rinse it off. The effects are marvelous!

7. Beautiful skin, hair, nails 
As claimed above, this fruit is beneficial for the hair, preventing hair loss, stimulating its growth, prevents appearance of gray hair and is used as a natural remedy against dandruff. In addition, Amalaki helps the regeneration of the tissue, thus making the body feel rejuvenated. As a result, is often found as main ingredient of many products such as shampoos, facial creams, hair masks and others.

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.

10 Superfoods that Boost Your Mood

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Walnuts

Walnuts are known to improve cell health due to the fact that they are the richest nuts in essential fats. Besides the fact that they elevate mood, ten walnuts a day can properly optimize the cell wall composition and lower blood cholesterol levels, which will automatically improve the blood circulation, treat depression and give an overall sense of happiness and well-being.

Poultry

Just like bananas, chicken and turkey also contain high amounts of tryptophan which increase the serotonin levels. In addition to this, chicken and turkey are also very rich in tyrosine, an amino acid that helps the body cope with stress more efficiently. Also, it must be mentioned that tyrosine is the building block for norepinephrine and dopamine, two important neurotransmitters that can influence mood. If you increase your intake of tyrosine, then you will automatically improve your mood and prevent depression in the long run!

Dark Leafy Greens

Consuming dark leafy greens can also treat anxiety and depression due to the high amounts of acid, which elevates low mood and reduces fatigue as well. In addition to folic acid, dark leafy greens like romaine lettuce or spinach which ensure the proper functioning of the nerves and muscles. Besides, recent studies have shown that low magnesium levels can cause a drop in the levels of serotonin, therefore causing depression.

Salmon

If you’re not a vegetarian, the best way to get a good dose of omega-3s into your diet is through salmon. Tuna and herring boast a decent amount of the fatty acids as well. Numerous studies have revealed the fact that people who are deficient in Omega 3 and Omega 6 are far more susceptible to anxiety and depression than those who have normal levels of fatty acids in the body. Salmons are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and this elevates the mood and keep the brain healthy in the long run.

Cherries

Cherries are just about in season, and whether you like them in pie, trail mix or just as they are, cherries are here to chill you out! Besides containing a ton of antioxidants, they also provide natural melatonin and serotonin, compounds that basically de-stress you and allow you sleep peacefully, so when you wake up in the morning, you’re more likely to be a happy camper.

Avocados

You probably know that avocados are an excellent source of healthful fats, that are known for raising the levels of dopamine and increasing endorphins. No matter if you consume avocados in the form of shakes or salad, this true superfood is perfect for lifting your mood when you feel blue!

Green Tea

Green tea has been used for thousands of years due to its numerous benefits. Just like berries, green tea is also very rich in antioxidants, amino acids and L-theanine, known for reducing stress and anxiety while improving the mood. If consumed on a regular basis, green tea can give a feeling of overall well-being. In addition to elevating mood, L-theanine found in green tea can also increase focus, memory as well as mental alertness. For a healthier, longer life doctors recommend one cup of green tea a day!

Bananas

Besides being a potassium powerhouse, Bananas contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals, as well as tryptophan which is known for raising serotonin levels. All the compounds found in bananas are mood-boosting. Vitamin B6 converts tryptophan into serotonin, the mood-lifting hormone. This way, you will not only feel better but you will also get a better night’s sleep.

Berries

Berries are full of antioxidants that support the proper functioning of the brain and improve the cognitive function. They are very efficient against depression. They promote positive energy, also stimulate the production of “feel-good enzymes” in the brain. The high amount of antioxidants also prevent cell oxidation caused by free radicals, and prevent premature aging. They keep your neural pathways running smoothly. While watching movie or feel sad, used blueberries instead of traditional popcorn, you will stay fit in the long run and feel happier.

Chocolate

Chocolate is magical! Dark chocolate can improve cognitive function, it can prevent Alzheimer and dementia and it can also boost your mood in a matter of minutes. The darker the chocolate you consume, the better. Dark chocolate slows down the production of stress hormone, and the anxiety levels automatically decrease. It also makes the brain release endorphins and also boosts the serotonin levels. This creates a feeling of well-being that lasts for several hours.

How to Whiten Skin With Fruits

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Method 1 : Papaya

1.Take a ripe papaya and cut a medium sized piece out of it.
2.Mash it with the help of the back of a spoon.
3.Add a teaspoon of fresh dairy cream or organic yogurt.
4.Apply this mask on cleaned face and neck.
5.Wash off after 15-20 minutes with lukewarm water. (Do not use soap for washing the mask).

Method 2 : Strawberries

1.Crush 2-3 fresh strawberries and apply them on your face as a mask.
2.Leave it on your skin for 15-20 minutes.Whiten Skin With Fruits Step 9.jpg
3.After it dries, gently rub it off the skin. Wash with plain water. (Again, avoid using soap to wear off any whitening mask.)

Home Remedies to Remove Age Spots

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
1. Use lemon juice :  Lemon juice contains citric acid, which can help to bleach age spots. Simply dab a little fresh lemon juice directly onto the sun spot and leave to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. Do this twice a day and you should start to see results in a month or two.
  • Lemon juice makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight (and could make the age spot worse) so never leave lemon juice on your skin if you’re going outside.
  • If you have very sensitive skin, the lemon juice might be irritating on your skin, so try diluting it to half strength with water or rosewater before applying.
2.Use buttermilk :  Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which bleaches the skin in the same way as the citric acid in lemon juice. Apply a little buttermilk directly onto your age spots and leave for 15 minutes to half an hour before rinsing off. Do this twice a day.
  • If you tend to have very oily skin, it’s a good idea to mix the buttermilk with a little lemon juice before applying, as this will prevent your skin from becoming greasy.
  • For added benefit, mix a little tomato juice in with the buttermilk, as tomato also contains bleaching properties which can help to reduce age spots
3. Use honey and yogurt : A combination of honey and yogurt is believed to be beneficial when it comes to reducing age spots.

  • Simply mix equal parts of honey and plain yogurt together and apply directly onto the age spots.
  • Leave for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off. Do this twice a day.

4. Use apple cider vinegar :  Apple cider vinegar is an important ingredient in many home remedies, including one for age spots! Apply a little apple cider vinegar directly onto the age spots and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing off.

  • Only use this treatment once a day, as apple cider vinegar can be drying on the skin. You should start to see an improvement in the appearance of the age spots after about six weeks.
  • For added benefit, mix one part apple cider vinegar with one part onion juice (which you can extract by pushing chopped onion through a strainer) and apply this to the age spots instead.
5. Use aloe vera : Aloe vera is commonly used to treat a number of skin ailments, including age spots. Simply rub a little fresh aloe vera gel (taken directly from the plant) onto the affected area and leave to soak in.

  • As aloe vera is very gentle, there is no need to rinse it off. However, you may want to rinse it off if it starts to feel sticky.
  • If you don’t have access to the gel from an aloe vera plant, you can bu fresh aloe vera juice at the market or health food store. This works just as well.
6.Use castor oil :  Castor oil is known for its skin healing properties and has proven effective in the treatment of age spots. Apply a little castor oil directly onto the age spots and massage into the skin for a minute or two until absorbed.
  • Do this once in the morning and once in the evening, and you should start to see an improvement in about a month.
  • If you suffer from dry skin, you can mix a little coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil in with the castor oil for added moisturization.
7.Use sandalwood :  Sandalwood is believed to contain effective anti-aging properties, and is often used to reduce the appearance of age spots.
  • Mix a pinch of sandalwood powder with a couple of drops each of rose water , glycerin and lemon juice. Apply this paste onto the age spots and leave to dry for 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
  • Alternatively, you could massage a drop of pure sandalwood essential oil directly onto the age spots.

Healthy and Beautiful skin requires care

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Tartaric Acid: A type of glycolic acid (fruit acid) derived from apples. Use to treat the skin to improve its texture and tone.

Tea Tree Oil: A natural preservative with antiseptic and germicidal properties used in soaps, shampoos, and skin-care products.

Thyme: Botanical properties are antiseptic, tonic, antibacterial and deodorizing. Often used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, perfumes and soap.

Titanium Dioxide: A non-chemical, common agent used in sunscreen products that works by physically blocking the sun. It may be used alone or in combination with other agents.

Tocopherol: Vitamin E, used as an antioxidant in cosmetics.

Toner: Product used after cleansing to help return skin to its natural pH. Removes any remaining trace of dirt or debris.

Tretinoin: A derivative of vitamin A.

Migraine cause, symptoms and home remedies

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Migraine is a debilitating and recurrent neurological disorder, characterized by a throbbing headache that is usually made worse by movement and is often associated with nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia. It is increasingly recognized as a disorder that seriously undermines patients’ ability to work, study and have a normal family life. Pain of a migraine headache is generally moderate to severe and is usually located on one side of the head.
Migraine pain differentiates from other types of headache, it has specific symptoms. These symptoms appear different from person to person in intensity, character, frequency and duration. Migraine attacks can appear as infrequently as a couple of times a year or almost every day. There are two main types of migraine: Classical Migraine – migraine with aura- and Common Migraine – migraine without no warning or aura.
A minority of migraine patients experience aura, which is the term for the sign of the pain to come. The sign can be described as bright spots or zigzag lines before the eyes and blurred vision or temporary visual loss. In rare cases numbness or tingling of the face and lips can be observed. These symptoms usually go away within one hour and replaced by a headache. But it also possible to have the aura and not the pain that comes after.
Most migraineurs can deal with mild-to-moderate migraine attacks at home. The following measures may help relieve migraine headache pain:

  • Using a cold compress to the area of pain
  • Resting with pillows comfortably supporting the head or neck
  • Resting in a dark, quiet place
  • Avoiding odors
  • Withdrawing from stressful surroundings
  • Sleeping
  • Drinking a moderate amount of caffeine

Treatment for Toothache for every ages

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Almost all of the people of the world have experienced a toothache be it during his growing years or during his old age. We are all afraid of this diabolic pain that nags and tortures us for quite a long time. Toothache ranges from mild to less severe. But what causes toothache? Toothache is the pain of the teeth or in and around it.

First try a pressure point remedy by rubbing an ice cube into the V-shaped area where the bones of the thumb and forefinger meet on one hand for 5 to 7 minutes.

Have the person rinse mouth with warm water. The person should gently floss teeth to remove food particles from area.

Lime as a toothache remedy, The vitamin C in lime not only prevents tooth decay but also helps in controlling toothache. Caries, bleeding gums and even loose tooth can be cured by lime treatment. Consuming unpeeled lime is better option.

Best tips for your better feet

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

1. Wash your feet daily. Rinse off all soap and dry thoroughly, especially between toes.

2. Trim nails straight across, and not too short. Don’t cut out or dig at corners.

3. Do not trim, shave, or use over-the-counter medicines to dissolve corns or calluses

4. Wear clean socks or stockings, changed daily. Don’t wear any that are too short or too tight.

5. Wear shoes that fit.

6. Some people’s feet sweat more than others, and are more prone to athlete’s foot. These tips may help:

7. Wear shoes made of leather or canvas – not synthetics. Sandals are good.

8. Switch shoes from day to day.

9. Use foot powder.

10. See your doctor if severe problems persist.

Easy tips to get rid of constipation

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Constipation is an ailment that almost all of us have come across at some point or the other. ‘Pooping problem’ is a topic that one hardly likes to discuss.
Constipation basically refers to irritable bowel movements and is a common cause of painful defecation and can aggravate if not taken seriously.
However, there is nothing to feel embarrassed about. Here are a few simple homes remedies to ameliorate the irritation:
Lemon: Lemon is one remedy which most of the doctors recommend. Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon and a pinch of salt in it in the morning not only acts as a cleansing agent for the intestines, but also helps in smooth passage of stool.
Fiber: Consuming food rich in fiber can actually work wonders. So, it is advisable to start one’s day with food that has high quantity of fiber like dried beans, prunes, figs etc. as fiber rich food acts like a sponge thereby preventing crams and stomach bloating.
Raisins: Raisins are also high in fibre and help a lot in aiding digestion and relieving constipation.
Triphala powder: It acts as a great laxative. Just add one teaspoon of triphala powder in lukewarm water and a little honey and drink it just after you wake up empty stomach in the morning. It will work wonders.
Oranges: They are packed with Vitamin C and just one orange can supply 116.2% of the daily value of Vitamin C which provides instant relief from constipation.
Water: It flushes out all the toxins from the body and also provides fluidity for the flow of blood. It is advisable to to have at least 8 glasses of water for a smooth bowel movement.
Never ignore nature’s call: Yes, last but certainly not the least, one should never ignore a nature’s call as it is like inviting trouble for future.

Strawberries are good for you

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

If you’re not already a fan of strawberries, you should be because they have immense health benefits. The red, juicy, delicious strawberries are one of the healthiest fruits to be included in your diet. The fruit originated in France.
Here are a few health benefits of strawberries:

• Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and hence boost immunity.
• The phenols in strawberries fight against many inflammatory disorders.
• Strawberries act as an anti-cancer agent as they are a combination of antioxidants and anti-infammatory agents that gut against the onset of many different forms of cancer.
• It is a superfood for healthy eyes as studies suggest that it can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration.
• Being a rich and natural source of Vitamin C, which is vital to the production of collagen, strawberries help improve skin’s elasticity and resilience, and keep wrinkles at bay.