Friday, 26 September 2014

8 Healthy Fats For Health life

Not all fats are bad.In weight loss programs, we tend to reduce intake of fats, but no fat is not a solution for our body to work for healthy life. Fats are very much necessary for normal functioning of body.A healthy balanced diet should include the healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Some of the use of fats are :
  • Fats provide energy
  • Fats build healthy cells
  • Fats build brains
  • Fats help the body use vitamins
  • Fats make hormones
  • Fats provide healthier skin
  • Fat forms a protective cushion for your organs
We just need to know the difference between fats we need, and fats we don’t need. Experts find out how fatty acids and nutritional oils may benefit cognition, weight management, heart health ,eye and brain development and even mood.
Avocados contain monounsaturated fats. They help to enhance memory and prevent heart disease.One cup of avocado contains almost one third of your fat intake for a day, about 23 grams. So it's probably best to stick with eating just a half an avocado each day.
2.Fish oil
Fish oil is known for its effect on cardiovascular, neurological and cognitive health.High in omega-3 acids and protein, salmon fish is on top in this list.
3.Flaxseed oil
Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids as well ass omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which can contribute to heart health and help reduce inflammation. Look for more benefits of Flaxseeds.
4.Hemp oil
Hemp seed oil contains a balanced ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 linoleic essential fatty acids, and also contains vitamin E. Look for more benefits of Hemp seeds.
5.Canola oil
A canola oil-enriched , low-glycemic diet improved blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics, especially in those with raised systolic blood pressure.
6.Olive oil
Olives are rich in monounsaturated fat. Add them to salads or snacks, and cook with olive oil whenever possible as part of a healthy diet.Olive oil reduces the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and certain types of cancer.
7.Soybean Oil
High oleic soybean oil has reduced saturated fat and zero grams of trans fat, and delivers three times the amount of monosaturated fats compared to commodity soybean oil.
Most nuts and seeds are good healthy-fat choices. Walnuts and chia seeds are extremely rich in omega-3 fats. Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds as well as Brazil nuts all offer a balance of both poly- and monounsaturated fats. The oils derived from all these nuts and seeds are similarly rich in “good” fats.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Top 10 Oils For Healthy Skin

1.Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great for oily and sensitive skin. This oil treats similar as benzoyl peroxide with no side effects. So, it helps in anti-acne treatment.
If you are suffering from blemishes, dark spots, pimple outburst etc., tea tree oil is your friend. Put a few drops of this oil on a cotton and apply it over the affected areas on the skin.
Tea tree oil can be used as an effective anti-viral and anti-fungal home remedy.
Tea tree oil can be a good cure for Corns, Cuts, Burns, Warts, Wounds ,Insect Bites, Skin Tags and Rashes.
Tea tree oil is a good cure for dry skin. Simply add 5 spoons of tea tree oil to one spoon of almond oil and massage it gently onto your skin.

2.Almond Oil
Almond oil is a popular essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy and is suitable for most skin types. Almond oil can be used for rough, flaky or dry skin as a daily moisturizer.
Almond oil is rich in vitamin A, B and E, which are great for skin health. In fact, most skin care products have these vitamins loaded in them.
Almond oil’s anti-aging properties include, preventing and moisturizing fine line in eye area.

Almond oil is used for reducing dark circles also. Simply apply the oil before going to bed and allow it to work while you sleep.
Almond oil is a light and less greasy substitute for hand and foot creams. Due to its lightness, it is absorbed by the skin very quickly.

3.Olive Oil
Olive oil is moisturizing, full of nutrients and fatty acids. It is perfect moisturizer especially for dry skin. Olive oil can be used on dry hands and feet before bed or adding a few tablespoons to your bath water.
Olive oil is a powerful ingredient of anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it also nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin.
Olive oil has regenerative power over skin tissue and thus regular usage ensures that your skin remains soft and smooth while keeping it toned and firmed.
It can also be used to moisturize extremely dry skin prone areas like elbows and knees.

4.Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is old remedy as edible oil and hair oil. But it is also a good massage oil and smoothened for skin.
Coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties.
Coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Proteins also contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body.
Proteins also contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body.
Coconut oil helps in softening chapped lips and even it goes into stomach, no worries!!!

5.Jojoba Oil
The dessert plant, jojoba, its oil is known as the oil (wax) that mostly closely resembles human sebum, so the uses and benefits to skin and hair are high.
It is important in skin remedies because of its moisturizing and emollient qualities. It is used as organic components in beauty products such as lotions and skin lotions.
Jojoba oil reduces annoyed skin and improves the natural development of collagen.
It is loaded in Vitamin E which is effective in removing the free radicals that are accountable for skin aging.

6.Argan  Oil
Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. Argan oil is dry oil, it absorbs quickly and is not greasy.
 It is also called as 'liquid gold' from Morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E.
You can use Argan oil for a full body moisturizer, applying just as you would a body lotion or cream. Apply the oil right after you get out of your shower for best moisturizing results.
Argan oil is also used as lips moisturizer. You can apply the oil 2 – 3 times a day directly to your lips to improve their natural elasticity and create glossy look.
The antioxidant property of vitamin E is effective in removing damaged cell and  preventing further problems. This oil reduces the amount of over-produced sebum that clogs the pores. Therefore, daily use of Argan oil is not only helpful for removing acne spots, but also inhibiting the growth of bacteria in clogged pores.

7.Sesame Oil
Vitamin E contained in sesame oil acts as excellent antioxidant thus it is useful as natural sunscreen lotion.

Sesame oil can act as both moisturizer and emollient for full-body skin. Besides vitamin E, sesame oil also contains linoleic acids, stearic acids, and palmitic acids.
Add sesame oil to your diet. Containing antioxidants, vitamin E and sesamol, which help prevent radical damage, sesame oil helps hold back the ageing process of your skin .
It is totally safe to apply sesame oil to inflamed or wounded skin. The oil can help to prevent bacterial infections as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

8.Sunflower Oil
It contains oleic acid ,palmitic acid, lecithin, carotenoids, tocopherols and appreciable quantities of vitamins A, D and E. It is widely known as cooking oil.
Sunflower oil is a natural and healthy way of maintaining a great skin, because of its calming and moisturizing properties.
Sunflower oil helps to create a protective layer that prevents bacteria from making direct contact with your skin thus it prevents the infection. It helps in anti-acne treatment.
Sunflower oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene. Consumption of this compound makes your skin less sensitive to the sun .

The use of sunflower oil creates a protective layer on the skin, so it can keep your skin intact regardless of the potential environmental effects.

9.Grapeseed Oil
Its high omega-6 content, grape seed oil is great for psoriasis, and acne and many other skin conditions like eczema.
The antioxidant activity of Grape Seed Extract may reduce the damage to skin cells and enhance the production of collagen and elastin which is important for strong and healthy looking skin.
The rich nutrients in Grape seed oil helps to protect from harsh UV rays and sun burn.
It contains 73% of linoleic acid which may be beneficial in the treatment of acne, dermatitis, allergic reactions, atopic eczema and dry and itchy skin.

Grape seed oil soaks into your skin quickly, instead of leaving an oily coating on top of your skin as some oils do. This characteristic makes it a popular choice as a massage oil or skin moisturizer.

10.Rose Oil
Rose is a beautiful flower with an exquisite sweet fragrance. Its oil work wonders on the skin, making it healthy, fresh, soft, and supple.

Rose oil has an excellent moisturizing effect on dry and chapped skin. When applied on dry skin, it nourishes the skin and helps it retain moisture.
It has a cooling effect and soothes sunburned and highly sensitive skin.
It has antibacterial properties that can cure skin infections and is an effective treatment for acne.
Rose oil used in aromatherapy as well, where it is popularly used for body massage since it works as an antidepressant.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

10 Best Recipes of Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant. Many people grow their own wheatgrass at home by putting wheat seeds in water and then harvesting the leaves.

It is an excellent source of chlorophyll, and very rich in vitamin E. It is said to have an alkalizing effect on the body.Wheatgrass is a natural source of vitamins and minerals (a few of which are antioxidants) including:
•Vitamins A, E, and B-12
According to experts, A daily drink of 1oz (about 30ml) of wheatgrass is recommended to start with, increasing to 2oz (60ml) after a couple of weeks as long as it makes you feel good.

The health benefits of drinking wheatgrass Juice

1.Help clean and build the blood

2.Improve immunity, increasing the bodies ability to fight off diseases

3.Help the body rejuvenate

4.Help cure diseases such as anemia

5.Help the body fight cancer, and destroy cancerous growths

6.Help stabilize blood sugar

7.Help detoxify the body

10 Best Recipes of Wheatgrass Juice

1.Pure Wheatgrass Juice

1 cup freshly cut wheatgrass
2-3 cups water
1/2 lemon
Mix wheatgrass and water in blender. The pulp will float to the top. Strain this juice and add some fresh lemon juice. Lemon gives a fresh, tangy flavor to the juice. Drink this economical and no-fuss juice immediately to enjoy the best benefits.
2.Wheatgrass with Apple Juice

2 apples
2 stems of celery
half a lemon
3 bunches of wheatgrass - enough to make 2oz (60ml)of wheatgrass juice.

Wash the fruit and vegetables. Core the apples, and peel the lemon. Mix everything in juicer and blend them together.

3.Wheatgrass with Oranges Juice
3 oranges
1 tsp. grated ginger
30 ml wheatgrass juice
Wash the fruit and vegetables. Peel and deseed oranges and mix everything in juicer and blend them together.
4.Weatgrass with Carrot Juice

 3 carrots
 2 apples
30 ml wheatgrass juice
Ginger (optional)
Wash the fruit and vegetables. Peel and cut carrots and apple in chunks. Mix everything in juicer and blend them together.
5.Wheatgrass with Beetroot

3 carrots
1/2 beetroot
2 celery sticks
1/2 lemon
30ml wheatgrass juice
Small handful of parsley
Wash the fruit and vegetables. Peel and cut beetroot in chunks. Mix beetroot chinks, celery, wheatgrass, parsley in juicer and blend them together. Squeeze lemon juice in the juice. This juice will work as cleansing Juice.
6.Wheatgrass with Mint flavor

Base of orange or apple juice
Small handful of fresh mint
30 ml wheatgrass juice
Mix everything together and enjoy mint flavor with healthy juice.

7.Wheatgrass with watermelon

30mls wheatgrass
Watermelon (enough for 1 glass)
Cut watermelon into chunks and mix with wheatgrass in blender. A great refreshing summer combination that disguises the taste of wheat grass.
8.Wheatgrass with Pineapple

30mls wheatgrass
¼ medium pineapple
1 handful fresh mint leaves
Cut fruit into chunks and mix everything together. Can be served with ice.

9.Wheatgrass with Pears

1/2 shot of wheatgrass
2 medium pears
4 ounces filtered water
Mix everything together in blender.
10.Wheatgrass with Cucumber

2 oz. fresh wheatgrass
3 stalks of celery
2 medium-sized cucumbers
fresh parsley (1/2 cup) and
a few fresh spinach leaves
Wash and  Cut all the vegetables into small bits. Place in juicer, add required amount of water and blend well.

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