10 Best Things About Pomegranate Juice

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Pomegranates are known for its several Ayurvedic and herbal medicinal scriptures and also mentioning their use as a natural remedy for all health problems.

Benefits of pomegranate Juice

  1. Prevents heart disease
  2. Powerful anti-oxidant
  3. Helps digestion
  4. Helps prevent cancer
  5. Lowers blood pressure
  6. Lowers cholestral
  7. Boosts immunity in kids
  8. Purifies blood
  9. Helps to generate blood.
  10. Prevents dental problems
  11. Great source of Vitamins A,E,K  and B Vitamins.
  12. Improves skin texture.
  13. Improves memory

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Pomegranate juice

  • 1 cup of pomegranate
  • 1 tsp of sugar or honey
  • 1 apple ( cut into small pieces)
  • or 1 cup of grape juice
  • Blend all these in a blender .
  • Blend well until the seeds in pomegranate are crushed.
  • Strain the juice .
  • Cool and Drink.

During Pregnancy

  • Helps to fight morning sickness
  • Soothes stomach aches

Tips:

Pomegranate has a very different taste and it goes well with grape and apple juice.

Picking Perfect Fruit.
Select bright red, firm, quite a heavy fruit that is should not have any bruising and splits.

Tart Cherry Juice

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Cherries are of two types ,one is sweet and other one is tart. The tart cherry has more nutritional values than the sweet ones. There also many types of cherries. Although tart cherries are the best to make concentrated juices , jams, and they can used for baking purposes. Most of the tart cherries are pale and some are bright red in colour. They both have the same nutrition in them.

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Benefits of Tart Cherries:

  • Tart Cherry Juice for Arthritis
  • Improves the quality of sleep
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Tart cherry for gout
  • Recommended for weight loss
  • Prevents constipation
  • Prevents formation of kidney stones

Tart cherry Juice

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Method:

  • Wash the Cherries in warm salted water.
  • Let it sit for 10 mins in the water.
  • Wash them well in normal water.
  • This will remove all the pesticides and sprays on the cherries.
  • Blend the cherries in a blender with some water and sugar.
  • Sugar can be replaced with honey.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the juice to reduce the sour taste of the juice.

Tips:

  1. Add a bit of ginger to the cherries and blend them together.( optional).

 

Go nuts for Juices this winter – Grape Juice

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Grapes are one of the most oversprayed with pesticides and fertilizers.So always remember to wash them thoroughly. It is most advisable to wash the fruits with warm water and add  a little bit of rock salt to the water.Let it sit for some and later wash the grapes well with normal water.This helps to remove all the pesticides and helps to clean the grapes better. It is always more safe to go for organic grapes. They stay fresh in the fridge for atleast a week.

Grapes Juice is an Excellent Source of :

  • Flavonoids
  • Antioxidant
  • Manganese
  • Pottasium
  • Vitamin K

Healing Powers Of Grape Juice

  • Lowers the risk of Blood Clots
  • Reduces bad Cholesterol
  • Protects blood Vessels in heart
  • Purifies Blood
  • Anti – Aging
  • Prevents Migraine
  • Improves Digestion
  • Prevents Constipation

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Grape Juice Recipe:

  1. Wash the grapes well as instructed .
  2. Drain all the water out.
  3. Pick the grapes from their stem .
  4. Blend the grapes with a little of  water and sugar if preferred.
  5. You can replace sugar with a honey.
  6. Blend the grapes in the blender well.
  7. Strain the juice.
 Combo Mix:
Grapes make excellent juice but if you find grape juice too sweet then  squeeze some lemon juice with it. It can also be mixed with water or apple juice if the taste is too strong.

 

 

Uses and Benefits of Banana leaves

 

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Most of us think only about banana fruit when we talk about bananas. But we forget about the leaves which have equal medicinal value and can be used in everyday life. In earlier days people were using banana leaves as a plate for eating their meals. They are many uses and benefits of banana leaves.

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Cooking fish , Chicken , Poli ( sweet dish in India) , all the variety `potatoes gives the dish a lot of aroma nd flavour. The recipe is very easy. Just mix the chicken and the fish with the needed ingredients and wrap it up in the banana leaf and fry it in the pan with some oil. Let cook for about 4-5 mins each side and open the banana leaf and check out the wonderful flavour.

Banana leaves for Burns and Wounds :banana wrap - beautiful skin

Many Ayurvedic treatments for skin problem and sprained muscles always include an oil massage. After giving the body a full oil massage natural treatment centres wrap the body with banana leaf which tends to remove the toxins and  gives the body a relaxing feel. In Villages they tend to wrap up the wounds with the coconut oil and banana leaf which is said to heel faster. For skin burns due fire and hot water , wrap the wound up with the banana leaf as it will cool the burning sensation and stops itching. As for insect bites in villages they still apply Sunambu (slaked lime) and wrap it up with the banana leaf. This will remove the toxin and prevents from swelling up.

Banana leaves For Serving Food:coconut-plate

As plastics are now the most dangerous element surrounding us we better start to think about the ways we can avoid using plastics. We can serve food in a banana leaf instead of a plastic plate. Now  coconut wood plates are available. We can serve food for a small party with the coconut plate with a round cut banana leaf inside the plate. We can also use paper cups for serving water or juice. These are some minute ways for avoiding plastics so that we can have a safe and beautiful natural surrounding for our later genenrations.

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Instead of using plastic cups it is best to use banana leaf for packing  food materials.

 

 

Avarampoo Face wash For Glowing Skin

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Avarampoo also called as Cassia auriculata  in English. They are avialable almost everywhere mostly near the river beds. They are widely used as homeremedies in the olden days for many skin problems, as beauty treatment, for hair care etc. Dried avarampoo well and store it in a air tight container and you can use the dried powder for a long time.

  • Avarampoo flowers bloom almost throughout the year.
  • Avarampoo flowers and the leaves are used as home remedies.
  • Avarampoo gives a very cooling effect .
  • Wash your hair with the dried avarampoo powder will reduce the heat in the body.
  • Avarampoo dried powder is used remove black spots on the face.
  • It is a natural skin toner.
  • Helps to keep the skin blemish free.

Avarampoo face powder :

Ingredients:

  1. Avarampoo
  2. Bengal gram dhal
  3. Kasthuri Manjal
  4. Vettiver
  5. Rose petals

Method:

  1. Gram Dhal is a natural scrub which cleansenses the skin.
  2. Vettiver is a coolent which brings down the heat in the body and prevents boils.
  3. Avarampoo and Kasthuri manjal are infection repellents of the skin.
  4. Use this face regularly you can see the difference within 2 weeks.
  5. This powder is very fragrant and it suites for almost all skin types.
  6. Grind the mixture into a fine powder and store it in a air tight jar.

Read More : Benefits Of Kasthuri Manjal

Benefits of Raspberries – Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

  • One cup of raspberries contain only 64 calories.
  • Raspberries are packed with 8gms of fiber.
  • They are rich in insoluble fiber.
  • This gives the effect of full stomach and prevents you frorasberriesm over eating.
  • As the carbs are slowly released helps in preventing in the sudden increase in sugar levels .
  • Controls hunger and cravings.
  • One cup of raspberries contains your daily value of vitamin C.
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Very good for cardio health as they are rich in copper,potassium,manganese and iron.
  • Helps to prevent Cancer.
  • Boosts immunity

Raspberry Smoothie

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Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup strawberries
  2. 1 cup raspberries
  3. ½ cup of low fat milk
  4. 1 tsp honey

Method:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender .
  2. You can add ice or use cold milk.
  3. Beat the mixture well until frothy.

Tips:

You can use other fruits like bananas,blue berries etc.

 

 

Benefits Of Cantaloupes- Cantaloupe Juice

Cantaloupes are also called as muskmelons, mush melons, rock melons and Persian melons.

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Benefits Of Cantaloupes

  • Cantaloupes  are one the best remedy for Constipation.
  • Provides relief from acidity,diarrhea etc.
  • Improves Skin texture and keeps the skin hydrated.
  • Rich in folic acid and iron.
  • Regulates menstural cycle.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Improves vision.
  • Helps during  healthy pregnancy.
  • Prevents leg cramps.
  • Reduces the rick of Cancer.
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti – cataracts

Tips:

  • Cantaloupes are 100 calories each and are packed with nutrients.

Carrot Cantaloupe Juice Recipe

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Ingredients

  • ¼ Cantaloupe
  • 2 Large Carrots

Method:

  • Cut the melon into small pieces.
  • Cut the carrots into small pieces.
  • Blend together in a blender with some water.Adding sugar is optional.
  • Adding carrots is optional too.

Tips:

  • Carrot juice is high in the antioxidant Beta Carotene, which is fantastic for eyesight, bone health, and even a few of the more vain areas that tend to be signs of good health, such as skin, hair and nails.

 

Benefits of Oranges with Delicious Orange Smoothie Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefits of Oranges

  • Full Vitamins and minerals
  • Protects cardiovascular System
  • Protects bones and teeth
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Protects kidneys
  • Fights Infections
  • Protects Skin
  • Purifies Blood
  • Full of Fiber.

Tips:

  • Oranges are about 65 calories each and rich in Vitamin  C and Nutrients.
  • Oranges are natural supplements of vitamin C which much better than Vitamin C supplement tablets.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of frozen sliced ripe bananas
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup orange , cut into small chunks
  • ¾ cup of soaked almonds (peel the skin off the almonds)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • Ice cubes

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend to combine into a smooth smoothie.

 

Tip:

Frozen bananas add a layer of creaminess to this smoothie

 

Kashayam – Herbal Drink

People suffer from different types of flu and it easily infects all the other members in the family and that week is the worst to get through. Prevention is better than cure actually works here. If this home made recipe called khashayam is consumed everyday or effectively during the flu season it helps to boost the immune system and easily fights off the infection roaming  around you all the time. It is a bit hard to consume this khashayam but the benefits are splendid. This Home made khashayam is purely natural and does not give any side effects.But if there is a medical emergency it is best to consult a doctor.

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Mint Kashayam

Ingredeints

Mint – 10-12

Water-1/2 cup

Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Ginger powder – 1/2 tsp

Method:

Add 2 cups of water in a bowl.

Add the mint leaves and boil the leaves in a low flame.

Add 1/2 tsp of black pepper and the ginger powder and keep stirring it.

Let the Water reduce to 1/2 the level .

Drink the water warm.

This helps to treat naturally at home.

 {Read More : Eucalyptus oil for cold and cough}

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Thipili Kashayam

Ingredients to make Kashayam:

  1. One teaspoon Black pepper corns.
  2. One tablespoon Coriander seeds.
  3. Four small pieces thipili.
  4. One tablespoon Sukku or dry ginger powder.
  5. One teaspoon honey.
  6. Two cups of water.
  7. Ten mint leaves.
  8. Few Karpuravalli leaves

{Read More : Thulsi Khashayam}

Direction to make the Kashayam:

  • Expect karpuravalli leaves dry roast all of them .
  • Grind to a smooth paste.
  • Store in air tight container for daily use.
  • Boil water and add one teaspoon of this herbal powder.
  • Place four mint leaves.
  • Add the karpuravalli leaves.
  • Pour the steamy kashayam in a cup.
  • Add a tsp of honey.
  • Drink it warm twice a day.

Benefits of Kashayam:

  • Kashayam is made using natural remedy so it will not create any side effects to your body.
  • It cures cold, cough and fever soon enough.
  • It treats all types of infection to the body.
  • It is gives the body ample fluid and flush out the toxins.
  • It cures sore troat.
  • It stops running nose problems and get away the cold.
  • It solves stomach issues.
  • It is effective to treat phlegm.
  • It flushes out the toxins from the liver and the body.

10 Health Benefits of Eggs

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1. Eggs are very good for the eyes. It is proven that an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton . Most of the nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than any other sources.

2. It is said  that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

4.  They are a good source of choline( a water-soluble nutrient). One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

7. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

9.   Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide range of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.