Tuesday, 24 March 2015

10 Best Face Packs To Fight Wrinkles

Why we have wrinkles...Simple answer is-As we age, wrinkles start to appear on our face and it is natural process. As age grows, outer layer of skin becomes thinner and lose its elasticity and become wrinkles. Obviously we can not avoid wrinkles, but definitely we can make process slow using natural remedies. Try these simple homemade face packs that are especially effective on wrinkles.

Best Face Packs for Wrinkle Reduction

Milk Cream is easily available at home and can be regularly used at our comfort.

1.Milk Cream and Honey Face Pack
In a little milk cream, mix in honey and squeeze in a few drops of lemon.  Mix everything well, apply on the face and rinse off after 30 minutes.  Regular use will make your skin radiant.
2.Milk Cream and Olive Oil Face Pack
Olive oil has anti-ageing benefits and its fit to make a face pack with milk cream and olive oil.  In 2 tbsp of milk cream, add in a few drops of olive oil.  Mix well, apply on face and neck and wash off after 30 minutes

3.Milk Cream and Turmeric Face Pack
Take 2 tbsp of milk cream and add in a pinch of turmeric to it.  Mix well and apply on the face and rinse off after 30 minutes.  Do this thrice a week to protect your skin from premature ageing.
4.Milk Cream and Besan Face Pack
In 2 tbsp of milk cream, add in 1 tbsp of besan, you can mix in a pinch of turmeric.  Mix well and apply on the face.  Rinse off after 20 minutes.
5.Milk Cream and Saffron Face Pack:
In 2 tbsp of milk cream, drop in three to four strands of saffron, keep it for a few hours, mix well.  Apply on the face and neck and rinse off after 30 minutes and get radiant and smooth skin.
6.Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Face Pack
Take 1 tbsp olive oil in a bowl and mix  1 tsp. of lemon juice in it. Now take this mixture and apply it on your face and massage your face. This makes the skin soft and supple, and keeps wrinkles at bay.
7.Curd and Turmeric Face Pack
Take a tablespoonful of curd and mix with it a bit of turmeric. Now apply the mixture on your face, and let it dry for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water.

8.Masoor Dal Face Pack
Make a paste of lentil or Masoor dal. Apply it all over your face, and also on your neck. Allow it to dry a bit and the wash it off with cold water. This will help in tightening the pores on the face.
9.Apple Face Pack
Take an apple and boil it in water. Let it cool, then remove the seeds from it, and mash the apple. Now add one teaspoonful of milk powder and one teaspoonful of honey in it. Keep it on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Use this pack daily. As apples are rich in vitamins, they help in fighting against the wrinkles and will give you a wrinkle free face!
10.Papaya Face Pack
Cut a few pieces of a totally ripe papaya fruit. Then mash into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. You can apply this paste twice a week to get a wrinkle free skin.
These homemade beauty tip for wrinkles will definitely help to avoid any type of blemishes on the skin and also will protect your skin from wrinkles.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

10 Health Benefits of Tofu

Tofu is a curd made from the milk of pressed soybeans. It has a gelatinous texture and doesn't really have a flavor of its own. However, it will take on the flavor of anything you cook it with.
It is mostly found in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines. It is originated 2000 years ago in China. Tofu is bought or made to be soft, firm, or extra firm. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish. Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

How to incorporate Tofu into our daily diet?
Firm and extra firm tofu is denser than soft or silken tofu, and retains more of its shape when cooked. This makes it suitable for grilling and stir-frying.
Soft tofu works well in casseroles and soups.
Silken tofu is best for puddings and dips, and can also be blended into smoothies for added protein.

More information of Tofu can be find in detailed books like Asian Tofu, The Book of Tofu and many more.

Health Benefits of Tofu 

1.Excellent Protein Source
Tofu, made from soybean curds, is naturally gluten-free and low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. It is an important source of protein especially for vegans, vegetarians and those looking to move toward a more plant-based diet.
2.Cardiovascular Diseases
It helps in cardiovascular diseases. Consuming tofu as an alternative to animal protein lowers levels of LDL cholesterol, which in turn decreases the risk of atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
3.Cancer Prevention
It has Cancer Prevention Benefits. The research in soy products proved that it plays effective role on fighting against cancer. The intake of tofu proved that it reduces the stomach cancer than other soy products. It also prevent some cancers like colon, breast and prostate cancer to certain extent. The research are still going on to find more information about the healing effects in the tofu. The genistein is important to control the growth of the cancer cells in the body. Genistein is found in the fermented soy products and fermented tofu in high level. In case of prostate cancer, Genistein decreases the tumor formation that leads to reduce the risk of prostate.
4.Weight Loss and Tofu
Its benefit for weight Loss is awesome. Just replace 1 carbohydrate food such as rice or bread with tofu. Intake of tofu satisfies appetite and avoid eating unnecessary portions of food in small intervals.

Very good for Osteoporosis patients. Soy isoflavones are known to decrease bone loss and increase bone mineral density during menopause, and have also been reported to reduce other menopausal symptoms.
6.High Energy
The  energy level is high  in the tofu. The main components that increases the energy level are selenium and iron. These two components enhance the level of energy produced in the body. For athletes, energy is more important to win the game. Tofu dishes are eaten to maintain the energy level for a longer time to win the game by the athletes.
7.Diabetes and Blood Pressure
Some researches results that intake of tofu leads to lower blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. The obesity is the biggest problems that leads a way to all the harmful diseases. Most of the diseases, the reason or the cause of the disease includes the obesity. Many preventive measures are taken to control obesity in all the age groups, especially in children and younger adults. The doctors recommend tofu to satisfy the appetite that occurs many times to obesity people. Tofu has the quality to fill the stomach with healthy and lower fat level content that helps to reduce weight and gain a healthy body.
8.Liver damage
The protein present in tofu helps to rebuild a damaged liver and provides nutritional constituents that enhance the function of the liver. Tofu both digests and absorbs easily into the body and is naturally low in fat, making it conducive to a balanced diet.
9.Bones and Teeth
The rich calcium content in soya curd supports healthy bones and teeth development. The teeth and bones health are essential for humans. If they maintain strong bones and healthy teeth, they are free from hazardous diseases. To maintain healthy teeth and bones, calcium plays important role to get these benefits. In soya curd or tofu has high calcium content and it varies in case of processed tofu and other varieties.
10.Strong Muscles
Tofu  helps to improve the health of tissues and cells. The proteins in the tofu are easily digestible. The children who takes tofu at regular intervals get high quality of protein and healthy body. The rich content of protein and best quality of protein enables to build a  strong and healthy muscles.

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