Friday, 21 August 2015

Disadvantages of Junk Food

We are what we eat.

Usually high in sugar, fat, and calories but with very few nutrients, junk food causes an array of problems in your body. Definitely, these foods are tasty, affordable, and reachable, and are also referred as ‘fast foods’ can be a good way to save time as they are fast and easy to cook, but they are not going to benefit your body rather they will make you sick.  

Common junk foods are: aerated drinks, fried foods, burger, French fries, pizza, micro waved and fried snacks, packaged chips, candies, chocolates, cheese, and packaged ice creams. These are not natural foods. Made with refined products, processed foods, salt and preservatives, these food products are laden with chemical and are created in factory weeks ago (sometimes months ago) from the time when we eat. It is not the proper way of nutrition for your body.  

Let us know the disadvantages of junk diet on our health:
High in calories and sugar, junk food contributes in increasing body weight. Even small amount of such food has potential to increase calorie intake considerably. And it is quite clear that obesity is root cause of all diseases. Therefore, cut junk foods from your lifestyle and stay a healthy and happy life.

Gastrointestinal problems:
Too much consumption of junk food can cause gastrointestinal problems. Processed junk foods have very little dietary fiber, which hampers the digestive process. Fiber is essential for in the diet to keep your bowels moving. Inadequate amounts of fiber can result into constipation and gastric.
Type 2 diabetes: 
The main reason for outbreak of type 2 diabetes is poor lifestyle, such as being overweight and not being physically active, which is quite natural if you consume too much of fast food. High calorie, fat, and sugar of junk food will surely induce type 2 diabetes in you over the time.

Heart disease:
The risk of heart disease is high among people who are more dependent on junk foods.  High level of saturated or trans fats found in junk food create a higher risk of heart disease. These fats clog the arteries and contribute to high cholesterol levels.

Tooth decay:
Foods such as soda, candy and baked goods are high in sugar content and coats gums, tongue, and teeth with sugar. The sugar coating attacks enamel and leads to tooth decay and cavities. Tooth decay occurs when enamel, the protective coating on your teeth, starts to break down. Therefore, avoid too much of these sugary food items. If you cannot resist, go for sugar free products. It is advisable that one should always brush teeth or rinse mouth after each meal or snack.

Lack of essential nutrients:
Nutrients are very necessary for proper development of human body. Junk foods have very less nutrients. So, these foods do not fulfill the needs of body and causes disorder. The toxin and waste levels in body keep increasing as junk food does not provide our bodies with the required nutrients and the excretory system cannot function properly. This causes toxins and fats accumulate in the body, which makes you feel sluggish and tired and more vulnerable to diseases and infections.

Liver damage:
Liver damage is a significant risk associated with consuming junk food. Junk foods are filled with trans-fat, an artificial fat that is used as a stabilizer so that premade foods can stay for long periods of time before they are consumed. These fats build up in the liver and cause damage which is somewhat similar to the damage caused by regular alcohol consumption.

Damages beauty:
High in fat, these foods can result in pimple, acne, and other skin problems.

High blood pressure:
Human body requires a considerable amount of sodium for proper functioning, the excessive of which is normally flushed out by the kidneys. However excessive sodium intakes through junk foods are unable to get eliminated by the kidney and it leads to sodium accumulation in the blood attracting fluid. This conditions increase the blood volume exerts undue pressure on the heart as a consequence of which there is an occurrence of water retention, elevated blood pressure levels, renal, and heart diseases.

Junk foods with high sodium content increase blood pressure levels, thereby increasing stroke risk. Stroke occurs with a blockage in the artery carrying blood to the brain due to insufficient oxygen supply, cause permanent brain damage.

Junk foods with low dietary fiber and lack of nutritive value contribute towards breast and colorectal cancers.

Calcium deficiency in women and children:
Carbonated soda and beverages drain calcium levels from the body and causes calcium deficiencies especially in premenopausal women and children.

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Processed junk food containing artificial sweeteners and other additives such as MSG, nitrites and nitrates produce persistent headaches.  

Infertility in men:
According to study, French fries and unhealthy potato chips containing acryl amide content reduce sperm count leading to infertility in men.  

In nutshell, junk foods can do no good to your body. It may soothe your tongue but not your body. Such foods will make you body bulky but hollow. They will even drain out the nutrients from the body. Don’t rely on these foods. They can be consumed once in a blue moon. It is wise to stay away from such foods. Don’t make your body a paid recycle bin for the industries indulge in producing such foods. Feed your body organic food, and not processed food. A healthy body makes for a healthy brain. 

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Tips to Avoid Swimming Tan & Ways to Protect Your Body While Swimming

Indeed, swimming is a lovely sport and a healthy exercise. It gives you fun, strengthens your muscle, add flexibility to your body, and help you lose extra flab. However, every benefit has a darker side. And swimming can make your skin dark, tanned. Apart from that, it can damage your hair, cause ear infection.

Chemical used in swimming pool can make skin tanned. It can vacate natural oils from the skin, resulting in dry and flaking skin. The chemicals can trouble your eyes and may cause fungal and bacterial infection.

However, a little care can help you enjoy swimming. You can protect your skin from the tan with little effort.

Before swimming skin care tips

  • Shower prior swimming: You should take a shower prior swimming to remove chemical residue of the product you have used on the skin.
  • Apply water-resistant sun screen before jumping in the pool: Never forget to wear high SPF water resistant sun screen before you enter a pool. A water-resistant sun screen can shield your skin against UV rays up to 40 minutes in the water.  
  • Prefer to go underwater in indoor pool: Chlorine and sun, when combines can be very harmful for your skin. It is almost next to impossible to get chlorine free pool but you can easily find indoor pool. There is very little chance that your skin will get tanned in indoor pool.
  • Stay hydrated: Make sure to drink ample water a little before you plan swimming.

After swimming skin care tips

  • Shower after swimming: Take a shower with warm water and gentle soap after swimming. It will rinse the chlorine away from the skin and hair. Reduced chlorine contact will avoid skin dryness and darkening.
  • Moisturize: Prolonged swimming in chlorinated water can take away the natural moisture from the skin. Apply a good skin lightening moisture all over your damped body.

Go extra mile to protect your body and enjoy swimming

  • Swim in clean pool: Make sure that pool is being cleaned on regular basis. Stagnant water in the pool gives rise to make water borne diseases. The bacteria and fungus in the filthy pool will harm your skin.

  • Don comfortable swim dress. The fabric of the swimsuit should be stretchable and should dry quickly to keep you comfortable.

  • Wear recommended accessories:

  1. Wear shower cap to protect your hair from the harms of chlorinated water.
  2. Wear swimming glasses to keep your eye protected from the chemically treated water.
  3. Insert ear plug: Ear infection is very common side effect of swimming. Ear plugs avoid letting the water into your ears. This will protect your ears from all the possible fungal infections.
  4. Wear water shoes: You may harm your foot by bumping in the sides or hitting broken tiles in the pool. So, it is advisable to wear water shoes while swimming. Generally, base of the pool is slippery. Water shoes help you make balance while standing in the pool.
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Monday, 6 July 2015

How to Avoid Tan This Summer

Wear SPF: Don’t step out of your home without sunscreen. In India, we don’t need higher SPF. However, anything less than 30 SPF is not acceptable, if you want to keep the tan at bay. You should wear SPF shield on the whole body, be it your hands, fee, face or neck. You can easily get sunscreen lotion/cream/gel for body and face.

Use umbrella: Whenever you go out, use an umbrella to keep your body in shade. It will not only protect your skin but add to your style.

Use scarf, covers-ups: If you can’t use umbrella, use scarf or cover-ups to avoid direct contact of sun rays.

Use sunglasses: The skins around the eyes are very sensitive and tend to get tanned quickly. To protect those tender skins, you should make a practice of using sunglasses when stepping out.

Wear SPF on lips: A number of lip balms and lip sticks are available with SPF. You should rely on those SPF versions of lip products in the summer months to avoid lip darkening.
Use anti-tan face wash in summer: You should switch to anti-tan face wash in summer months when sun is cruel to your skin.

Exfoliate: Scrub is very important in summer days. The exfoliation process removes the deposits from the skin and avoids tan. You can find many anti-tan scrubs in the market formulated especially for summer months. However, usual scrub or home made exfoliation mixture would also serve the purpose.

Avoid sun: The best way to avoid tan is to avoid sun.

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How to Get Rid of Suntan

Curd curbs tan: Apply curd on tanned skin and keep it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with normal water. Follow it religiously to get rid of even the stubborn tan completely. You will start noticing the difference in a week time.

Buttermilk is better for tanned skin: Mix three parts of buttermilk and one part of oatmeal, mix them well and apply on tanned surface. Keep it for 10 minutes and then massage in circular motion for 4 to 5 minutes. Afterward, wash off with plain water. This remedy is very good for skin as it not only fades away tan but also it makes skin texture younger.

Cabbage is miracle for tanned skin: Cabbage leaves act as a miracle therapy when it comes to tanned skin. Apply few cold cabbage leaves on the affected areas and let them rest on affected skin for 15 minutes. You can also make paste of the leaves, store them in refrigerator for some time and apply on skin. You should repeat it twice a week for immediate effect.

Rose water + Cucumber juice + Lemon Juice: Lemon juice helps reduce the tan, while rose water and cucumber work as cooling agents. Take one part of rose water and cucumber juice & half part of lemon juice for preparation of mixture. Apply this mixture once a day and follow religiously to see the result. You can add few drops of honey to the mixture for better result.

Apply Vicks: Apply little amount of Vicks on the sunburn areas and massage gently. People with excessive and stubborn sunburn should use twice a week for quick result and others can use once a week to fade away the tan.

Ice is boon for your skin: If you have excess sun burns, apply ice on the affected area to get relief. Don’t apply ice cubes directly on to the skin, it may hurt you. You should wrap the cubes in a muslin cloth (you can use wet tissue cloth, I use itJ) and apply gently to the tanned skin.

Lentil paste (masoor daal paste): Soap a tablespoon of lentils overnight. Make a rough paste of it, add equal amount of tomato paste and aloe vera gel to the paste. Apply on the affected skin and let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water with gentle massage in the process.

Bottle gourd juice (lauki juice): If you feel, you tan is in worst stage, go with bottle gourd treatment. Apply the juice of bottle gourd on the tanned skin 4 times a day to see the difference.

Apply cold milk: Take a spoon of milk and apply it on the affected area with cotton. Follow it religiously. You can also add lemon juice and rose water to it. 

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

The 3 Wonders of Castor Oil

As a lip balm: castor oil is known for its moisturizing property. You can directly apply castor oil on lips; it will moisturize, nourish and care your lips. It is a great remedy for dry and chapped lips. You can apply it every night on lips to wake up with smile-ready lips – soft, supple, and flake-free.

As hand cream: Take 1 part of castor oil and 1 part of sesame/coconut/olive oil, mix them well. You can use this potion as your night hand cream. It will make your hand soft and nourished.

Healthy cuticles: Massage castor oil on your cuticle every day. You will never regret about your hand beauty then. 

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Health Benefits of Dates

Do You know:
  • One kilogram of dates contains almost 3,000 calories.  The calories in dates are sufficient to meet the daily requirements for a human body.
  • Dates are rich in potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related diseases.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Use Water for Perfect Makeup

Colorful eye liner: No worries, if you don’t want to spend money on colorful eyeliner. Still, you can flow with the fashion trend.  Your eye shadow can be used as liner with little added tricks. Add a few drops of water in your favorite color of eye shadow and your liner is ready. Apply it with a pointed makeup brush.

Makeup setting spray: Buy a spray bottle. Load it with water and add a bit of glycerin. Spray a little amount of the solution on face after makeup is done; it will set the makeup as soon as it dries.

Foundation blender: Foundation cream may appear cakey/chalky on face after some time of application. Just dab some water on makeup sponge or brush and sweep it back and forth on the cakey/chalky area of the face.

Long lasting eye shadow: Gently dab the eye shadow brush in water and then apply shadows on your lid. The shadow will stay long and they will remain fresh.

Makeup brush cleaner: Take a bowl filled with luke warm water. Deep all the brush and let them sit for 5-10 minutes. You may add a bit of baby shampoo. Rinse off the brush with clean water.

Face cleanser: Add a few rose petals and clove in the water and keep it aside for 7-8 days. You can use it for cleaning your face. 

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