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8 Top Anti-aging Foods »

Although any healthy diet will prove helpful in making you feel younger than your actual age, but if you desire to look like 25 at the age of 40, then you must include the following listed 8 foods in your daily routine that are especially meant for anti-aging.

 

 Salmon SALMON: Salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fats that help in plumping up skin and also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. Apart from this, Wild Salmon also contains essential fatty acids and strong antioxidants such as the carotenoid and astaxanthin that have important anti-inflammatory properties. And very few of us are known to the fact that chronic or sub-clinical inflammation is the biggest cause of all age related diseases. Eat a 120g serve of salmon at least twice a week.
 apple fruit image APPLES : The low GI (Glycemic index) of Apples reduces the risk of insulin resistance, and the high polyphenols in them help protect our skin against oxidative stress. Enjoy two serves of fruit each day, including one medium-sized apple per week.
 spinach image SPINACH: Spinach is regarded as the powerhouse of phytonutrients and antioxidants, including vitamins K, C and E, folate, iron and carotenoids. Eat one cup of spinach each day
 nuts image NUTS: Nuts contain healthy oils, fibre, vitamins, minerals, potent phytochemicals and the amino acid arginine. Eat a small handful each day. 
 blueberries image BLUEBERRIES: The Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants that help protect your skin from damage that leads to wrinkles and also decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also a great source of vitamin C needed for collagen formation. Chow down on two serves of fruit each day, including one punnet of bluebenies each week.
 garlic image GARLIC: Garlic promotes the growth of white blood cells, the body’s natural germ fighters. Both fresh and dried garlic have been shown to lower harmful LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure. Cook with garlic daily.
 chickpeas image CHICKPEAS: Legumes such as chickpeas have a very low GI, which helps to decrease the release rate of carbohydrates into the blood stream. Research has always proven the importance of low GI foods for Skin health. Low GI foods are uttermost important for clear, vibrant skin and for decreasing insulin resistance. Besides, the presence of iron in them offers double benefits, as it is needed to make collagen and phytoestrogens, which are powerful antioxidants. Cook two vegetarian meals per week with one cup of chickpeas per serve.
 olive oil OLIVE OIL: Olive oil is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which help to make your skin smooth and supple. Besides, a diet rich in monounsaturated fats has been found to decrease the risk of heart disease. Olive oil also guards your skin against free radical damage because of presence of vitamin-E and polyphenols. Include one teaspoon of olive oil in your diet each day.

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Common Causes of Headaches »

headache imageIndeed, it is not wrong to say that headache is one among the most annoying pains in the world. But, you may be surprised to know that, it has little to do with the condition of the brain. In fact, it’s occurrence is mainly contributed to the extreme sensitiveness of the nerves of head and face, and are the first one to cry out when gets hurt.

Hence headache is simply the cry of poisoned or starved or over-worked nerves, and invariably a nature’s signal that something is going wrong. Toxins, or poisons, formed anywhere in the body, from any cause, get into the blood, and then carried to the sensitive nerves of the head and face. As a reason, irritate them, so they ache. Thus, it is foolish to try anything on head itself for relief from this pain; although application of cold cloths, or hot-water bottle, may prove soothing in mild cases. Nearly all the things that cause headache do so by poisoning the blood. And the only permanent cure to this is to clear these poisons out of the blood, i.e. remove the cause that causes it.


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Are Avocados Good For You? »

Avocado imageThe avocado, also famous with its second name “dragon’s pear,” is a highly delicious and wholesome fruit. This amazing Super mild, creamy, and rich, avocados can be enjoyed alone or used to add texture and flavor to a salad, and even can be enjoyed as the base of a milkshake. High calories and fat present in them doesn’t necessarily mean that they are bed for you. Not at all …

Proteins in Avocado

Yes indeed, avocados contain all the 18 essential amino acids required by body to form a complete protein. Although the proportion of proteins they provide vis-à-vis meats is very less. But the good thing is that they are easier to digest and will fill your stomach with some much-needed fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied.


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What is immunity or immune system? »

immunity or immune system

Immunity is generally defined as a defensive mechanism gifted by nature to guard us against all the dangers that come in our way. Air, Water, and Food that we take in, besides nourishment, contain all the possibilities of these dangers. These dangers are mainly attributed to the presence of toxins or disease germs in everything. You can’t avoid them. Even the best hygiene practices, if employed, won’t be able to eliminate them completely. Mother Nature had anticipated this long ago and thus provided us with every facility inside our bodies that aid in removal of these toxins or disease germs.


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What Are Vitamins and Minerals and Why Are They Important? »

vitamins and mineral imageVitamins and Minerals are among those important elements that must be consumed, in right amounts, on regular basis, in order to have well grown and developed body supplemented with strong immunity.

What are Vitamins?

Vitamins are organic substances made by plants and animals. Vitamins fall into 2 categories:

  1. Fat Soluble Vitamins: These Vitamins are found in foods such as animal fats, butter, lard, vegetable oils etc. These vitamins are stored in the body in different organs and are made available when required. These vitamins, because of their storage characteristics, need to be taken very carefully in right amounts. Over dosage of these may prove harmful. Fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K.
  2. Water Soluble Vitamins: Unlike fat soluble vitamins, these are not stored in the body. Thus you need to consume them more frequently. Over dosage of these, mostly, doesn’t pose any harm. Any extra vitamins in this category get eliminated through urination. But, this doesn’t mean that no check is required on their consumption. After all, everything in excess is always bad. These Vitamins are broadly 9 in Nos. (8 B’s and one Vitamin C).


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Toothpastes and Tooth Brushes – Things to Consider »

Toothpaste and Toothbrush imageThe first and the foremost purpose of brushing your teeth is to keep the teeth clear from the food debris.  And clearing these doesn’t require any use of chemicals. In previous times, people were only using the natural tooth brushes such as certain tree twigs and miswak. Observe any golden-ager in your family or in neighborhood with healthy teeth.  Ask him the secret behind. 99% of the times, you will hear the same answer – through cleaning with what nature has provided. If you can adopt the similar habit, nothing can be better than this. But it takes time and effort. In this respect, I would say one thing

“Nothing is free in this world. If you want something, you have to pay the price for it”

The same statement applies to every aspect of health also.


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