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6 health benefits of coconut water

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

 

Regulates blood pressure
According to research, coconut water helps improve blood circulation, lowers high blood pressure levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues. It is also said to control your blood sugar levels.

Help lose weight
If you are on a weight loss spree, coconut water should be a must-have in your diet chart. Low in fat, drinking this beverage can help one feel full and reduce cravings.
Increases immunity
Rich in nutrients and vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine, and folates, coconut water has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that can help increase your body’s immune system and fight viral infections like flu.

For pregnant women
Doctors often recommend coconut water during pregnancy as it helps fight constipation, heart burn and slow digestion.

Improves kidney function
Due to its minerals, potassium and magnesium content, coconut water is beneficial to a person suffering from any kidney disease. This water also acts as a diuretic and increases the flow and production of urine.

For your skin
If you have acne or pimple problems or want to retain its youthfulness, apply coconut water on your face and leave it overnight. Due to its repairing properties, it can even be applied to hands and nails.

10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

 

1) Aids Digestion. Lemon juice flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. It’s atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Lemons are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating.

2) Cleanses Your System / is a Diuretic. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

3) Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms plus it enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm produced by the body.

4) Balances pH Levels. Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Sure, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood. Disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

5) Clears Skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can actually be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it would also be helping to keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body.

6) Energizes You and Enhances Your Mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes. Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

7) Promotes Healing. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.

8) Freshens Breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have  been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. Be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should be mindful of this. No not brush your teeth just after drinking your lemon water. It is best to brush your teeth first, then drink your lemon water, or wait a significant amount of time after to brush your teeth. Additionally, you can rinse your mouth with purified water after you finish your lemon water.

9) Hydrates Your Lymph System. Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed, just to name a few.

10) Aids in Weight Loss. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings.

Coconut and Coconut Water- affects of medicine

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Because of its properties, coconut is considered very auspicious in Indian culture and is usually used in every festival. Vedas and other religious literature have description of its many utilities.

Coconut is used both as a food item and as a medicine. It is a rich source of vitamin E, B, C and calcium, iron, phosphorus and other minerals. It has high quality alkaline oil. It is a rich source of fat. The protein found in coconut is also of high quality.Coconut is easily digestible, nutritious, blood enhancer, urinary tract purifier, strength giving and remover of the three doshas.

Chewing coconut daily prevents all types of mouth cancer. The baby is healthy if the pregnant mother takes coconut regularly and the delivery is also less painful. Fresh coconut water is almost as good as breast feed. Children`s health remain good by drinking it regularly.
Coconut milk is very healthy for people suffering from ulcer, colitis, constipation and weak digestion.
Coconut water is naturally sterilised and mineral water. Acts as antidote to side effects of medicines. It is a tasty drink that helps digestion. It is completely safe for babies. When taken with honey, it acts as a very effective tonic. It is very helpful in diarrhoea and eliminates harmful bacteria from intestine. In case of dehydration coconut water with lemon juice is recommended.
Coconut water has sufficient amount of potassium and chlorine. It is specially helpful in kidney disease, lack of urine formation, stones, toximine, excess of albumin, typhoid etc diseases. Children and preganant mother, in vomiting stage should be given coconut water with lemon juice. Milk with coconut water both prevents and cures constipation and indigestion. Coconut water is helpful in most of the diseases but specially in asthama and ulcer.
Regular cleaning of face with coconut water removes, black marks and pimples and increases the glow.

Home Remedies To Loose Your Weight

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

It seems we all want to lose weight these days, doesn’t it? Well, at least we’re not alone but even that doesn’t make it much easier to lose weight easily. We know how much healthier we would be if we took off a few pounds. We know we should eat better. We want to find a healthy weight loss diet we can stick to. Wanting and wishing just don’t quite get it done, do they?

Of course, it only makes sense that you would want to lose weight quickly, but you have to be methodical going about it. That’s because those who lose weight fast tend to be the ones who go off their diets and regain all of the pounds that they lost–sometimes more. However, those who are more methodical in their approach, and lose weight in a more reasonable manner not only reach their target weight, but are more likely to stay there. A real healthy eating plan for weight loss involves a lifestyle change that happens over time – it can be done.

And when we find a natural diet that really works, you can bet you’ll hear from us then! We know that something like apple cider vinegar can change the way your body metabolizes sugars. Lose weight more easily by making small changes in your daily life. Making sweeping changes can be overwhelming and hard to maintain once the initial burst of motivation wanes. Small changes can more easily become habitual and can add up to some serious weight loss over time.

Are You Trying To Loose Weight

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

When trying to lose weight, the order of importance is as follows:

1. Healthy Recipes (The absolute most important “recipe” for weight loss)

2. Aerobic exercise

3. Weight Training

4. Proper Supplementation

This is where most people simply miss the mark. Many will neglect healthy recipes and will go straight to weight training or straight to an aerobic exercise. While you may lose weight without using healthy recipes in your weight loss formula, you will not transform your body.

10 Weight Loss Tips

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

1. Stretch your meals to, at least, 20 minutes or longer. Your stomach, mouth and brain are all connected and it takes 20 minutes of chewing before your stomach signals your brain that you are full. To feel full and successfully lose weight on any weight loss program, you need to eat slowly for 20 minutes or longer.

2. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is important to your health, your normal diet and to help lose weight. Water is necessary for the metabolism of your stored fat. Weight loss cannot occur without an active metabolism which requires large quantities of water. Another way to use water to lose weight is to drink a large glass of ice water just before meals. The cold causes your stomach to shrink slightly which will make you feel full faster.

3. The more positive your self-esteem, the better you feel about yourself, the faster and easier it will be for you to lose weight. When you are self-confident, you are better able to take charge of your life. It also means that after you lose weight, it will stay gone permanently.

4. When you go fat free or low fat, you also cut out much of the taste of the foods you eat. Add the flavor back with herbs and spices. Strong flavors such as vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cayenne, curry powder, rosemary and tarragon can be used to doctor up any food you are eating. For your low fat and fat free diets, experiment with different herbs and spices until you find some you like. Staying on your fat free or low fat diet will be easier and your weight loss will be speeded up.

5. Increase your metabolism by as much as 40% by using hot and spicey foods such as hot peppers of all varieties and mustards. Research shows these foods all increase your metabolism. For double duty, give up fat filled mayonnaise for mustard and add hot peppers to your food for greater flavor and increased metabolism.

6. Negative emotions will also interfere with your weight loss program. It’s difficult to stay motivated to lose weight when you feel bad. Overeating often accompanies negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear, guilt and anger. If this is true for you, begin a stress management program including some exercise and relaxation exercises.

7. To lose weight faster, reduce your intake of caffeine. Caffeine leads to an increase of insulin in your body which retards the burning of your stored fat.This is a simple chemical reaction in your body that you can change. Reduce your caffeine intake by 50% and see what happens. Here is a rough guide to use when looking at the amount of caffeine you currently take in: Brewed coffee (6 oz. cup) – 100mg; Instant coffee (6 oz.) – 70mg; Tea (6 oz.) – 50mg; Soft drinks (12oz.) – (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew) – 50mg; Dark chocolate (1 oz.) – 20mg and Milk chocolate (1 oz.) – 6mg.

8. Incease your intake of fiber rich foods. They will help fill you up faster and will help all the food you eat pass through your digestive system more easily.

9. Exercise is probably the most important key to increasing your metabolism and burning off excess fat. Research shows that you burn more stored fat for energy when you do aerobic exercises on an empty stomach than on a full stomach. Research also shows that you burn more stored fat when you exercise late in the day rather than in the morning. Put together, the best time to exercise to lose weight by burning your stored fat is in the late afternoon/early evening before dinner. Second best is in the morning before breakfast. Our metabolism naturally starts to slow down about 8 hours after we wake up. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercises in the evening, before dinner, will not only burn off stored fat but it increases your metabolism for about two to three more hours just when it was starting to slow down. This produces a significant increase in fat burned off, even after the exercise is over.

10. To lose weight quickly, never skip a meal. Your first meal after waking starts your metabolism. Your metabolism then speeds up for about eight hours and then starts slowing down until you go to sleep when it goes to low until you wake and eat and start the cycle again. Skip breakfast and your metabolism doesn’t get started until lunch time. You’ve just missed three or four hours of fat burning time. When you skip meals during the day, your metabolism also slows down. Weight loss through the burning of stored fat is all about eating enough of the right kinds of foods so you stay full and your metabolism stays as high as possible. Remember, if you feel hungry, your metabolism slows down. Stay full with healthy, nonfattening foods and your metabolism will continue to burn your stored fat as fast as your body will allow.

The Facts About Weight Loss

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Being obese can have serious health consequences. These include an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, and some forms of cancer. Losing weight can help reduce these risks. Here are some general points to keep in mind:

Any claims that you can lose weight effortlessly arefalse. The only proven way to lose weight is either to reduce the number of calories you eat or to increase the number of calories you burn off through exercise. Most experts recommend a combination of both.

Very low-calorie diets are not without risk and should be pursued only under medical supervision. Unsupervised very low-calorie diets can deprive you of important nutrients and are potentially dangerous.

Fad diets rarely have any permanent effect. Sudden and radical changes in your eating patterns are difficult to sustain over time. In addition, so-called “crash” diets often send dieters into a cycle of quick weight loss, followed by a “rebound” weight gain once normal eating resumes, and even more difficulty reducing when the next diet is attempted.

To lose weight safely and keep it off requires long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. Many experts recommend a goal of losing about a pound a week. A modest reduction of 500 calories per day will achieve this goal, since a total reduction of 3,500 calories is required to lose a pound of fat. An important way to lower your calorie intake is to learn and practice healthy eating habits.

Easy and home remedies for Weight Loss

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The ways to lose weight have more to do with changes in lifestyle and dietary habits than a doctor’s treatment. The ayurvedic remedies are the best possible option for an individual who wants to get rid of the obesity disorder.

Oranges are good for health. Eat around 3-4 oranges per day, as it helps in killing fats and losing weight.

Make it a point to have a glass of limejuice after every meal. It helps in killing excess fats. Limejuice is highly recommended for obese people.

Morning walk or running and jogging helps in sweating out the fats and burning excess calories.

Indian plum leaves are very helpful for curing obesity. Make a decoction of Indian plum leaves.

Asafoetida is very useful herb for people who are looking to lose their weight.

Boil cumin seeds, black pepper and sandalwood in water. This remedy is useful for curing obesity

Mint tea is an excellent remedy for obesity. 2-3 cups of mint tea in a day can bring a noticeable difference.

Ginger is an effective remedial herb for curing obesity. It can be taken in the form of ginger tea and proves to be very effective.

The fruit papaya is a very useful remedy to cure fat in the body.

Lessen the intake of rice in your diet and include wheat and maze instead.

Ajwain is a popular remedy for treating digestive ailments. Since ancient times, the oil from the ajwain seeds properties considered for killing fat.

Green tea helps in getting rid of the excessive fat absorbed by the body.

Carrots help in burning fat. Have carrots as a salad or drink carrot juice daily

Best Home Remedies To Loose Your Extra Weight

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Easy remedies to loose weight:

• Substitute your regular cup of tea or coffee with green tea. Green tea is naturally rich in flavanoids and vitamin C. Both these components can help stimulate weight loss in your body.

• Unknown to most people who have been told avoid alcohol, drinking one glass of red wine to accompany your evening meal is a good way to remove flab. Red wine actually contains a chemical called as pyruvate which aid digestion.

• Avoid sucrose otherwise know as sugar. You can you use natural substitutes such as honey, stevia or Sucralose. Try and avoid all other chemical sweeteners found on the market.

• Why not walk to the nearest store rather than take the car and take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator to help burn some extra calories.

• Watch your portion size and rather eat smaller amount on a more regular basis.

• When eating don’t gulp down you food. Eat slowly and really chew your food before you swallow.

• Increase the amount of vegetables, nuts and legumes that you consume as they really help you lose weight.

• Avoid taking your calories in the form of fruit drinks. Rather have a glass of water. Drinking adequate water is one of the most effective home remedies to help you lose weight. Water helps you in burning calories and in turn losing weight

• Stay away from all processed foods.

• The juice of half a lemon in lukewarm water, with a spoon of honey, sipped at regular intervals throughout the day is a great way to lose weight. It helps in suppress hunger naturally.

• Follow a healthy exercise regime which can include anything like a brisk walk, swimming, jogging, yoga, or aerobics. This will help shed those extra pounds and will help, tone your body.

Weight Loss In 10 Days, HURRY

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

1. Set Your Goal

First, think about what you want to accomplish. Recognize that realistically in 10 days, with effort, you can expect to lose between one and five pounds, most of which will be water weight.

Next, do you want all-over weight loss or are you mainly focused on one body part, such as your hips? If you are simply trying to fit into those snug jeans, find exercises that address your trouble spot. There are many exercise videos that offer and deliver significant results in 10 days. Work out to some of the popular workout videos on the market, such as those by The Firm, Jillian Michaels (of T.V.’s “Biggest Loser”) and Callanetics. While your weight may not change right off the bat, a little toning can make your tighter clothes fit much better.

2. Exercise More

If you don’t exercise, start with a 30-minute brisk walk. (You can break it down into three 10-minute walks if you must.) If you already exercise, do more. For example, if you walk for 30 minutes, go for an hour. Consider adding another type of exercise. If you already walk, add an exercise video or swimming to the mix. The variety will boost your metabolism so you’ll lose weight quicker.

3. Eat Sparingly

Say no to all between-meal snacks. When temptation strikes, drink a glass of water instead. At meal times, limit yourself to one helping and avoid added fats, sugar and salt as much as possible. Eat slowly to savor each bite and to allow your body to register that it is satisfied.

Note: If you are a diabetic or have other special dietary needs, consult your doctor or nutritionist before changing your diet plan.

4. Distract Yourself

Find ways to break your bad habits. If you always grab a cookie when you walk in the door, tackle a household chore instead. If you feel you must have something in your mouth, pop in a mint or even a lollipop. Play solitaire while you’re watching T.V. so you won’t be tempted to grab the chips.

5. Keep Junk Food Out

If the chips, cookies and soda are not in the house, you won’t be tempted to eat them. When grocery shopping, stay away from the junk food aisles and the bakery.

6. Drink Water

What we think of as hunger pangs may actually be the first signs of dehydration, according to health and fitness expert Bob Greene. Drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily to stave off hunger and to flush fat from your body. If you feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water and then wait 20 minutes or so. If you still feel hungry, eat some whole grain bread, lean protein or veggies (such as broccoli or carrots).

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Weight Loss Remedies

Monday, June 21st, 2010

1. Cabbage is a negative calorie food that helps in burning body fat. You can take cabbage as a salad or added to other food. Try to replace one meal with a cabbage meal.

2. Green tea is one of the popular home remedies for weight loss. Drink three cups of green tea to deal with the extra weight. It is an ultimate fat burner.

3. Eat two red tomatoes every morning in breakfast for a few months. This will help in restricting calorie intake.

4. Prepare a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon powdered black pepper, 3 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon honey in 1 cup water. Drinking this mixture for 3-4 months to loss weight.

5. Drink a glass of lukewarm water mixed with lime juice and some honey the first thing in the morning. This is also a common home remedy for weight loss to dissolve the excess fats.

6. Eating 10-12 fully grown curry leaves every morning for 3 to 4 months may help in weight loss for obese people.

7. Include fat burning foods in your diet plan. This will help in weight loss for those who want to lose weight naturally.

8. Minimize your carbohydrate intake. Avoid rice and potatoes. Wheat, barley and maize are ideal substitutes for rice in people who has weight problems. Also do not consume oily and fatty substances like clarified butter, butter and sweet potato.

9. Exercise is extremely important in weight loss. It is necessary to indulge in mild physical activity after each meal even if you cannot make time to go to a gym.