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THE ESSENTIAL SUPERFOOD SERIES – NO. 2 GARLIC

Garlic, botanically known as Allium Sativum, has been cultivated from thousands of years in many parts of the world. It is renowned throughout the world for it’s hot, pungent, aromatic flavours and healing properties. Also it forms a crucial fraction of Ayurveda. Significant usage for garlics as a medicinal herb has been well documented in ancient civilizations..i.e.. Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Babylonians, Asian and Chinese.
Not only ancient but modern science has also reafirmed it’s medicinal benefits.

Therefore, the regular inclusion of a few cloves of raw garlic in our regular diet can really help us stay healthier. It’ myriad benefits are listed below:

  1. Prevention of Heart Disease – Regular garlic consumption helps to lower the cholesterol levels, due to it’s antioxidant properties of Allicin. Not only this, but it also lowers the blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  2. Cancer Prevention – Several studies have indicated the regular consumption of garlics prevents stomach and colorectal cancers.
  3. The Blood Purifier – Garlics have excellent detoxification properties. Thus, it flushes out toxins from the system ,thereby helps in mitigating inflammation and any skin ailments. Also works wonders in inflammation induced diseases like arthiritis , psoriasis , bowel diseases etc.
  4. Anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic – For the last several thousand years it has been used to treat fungal , bacterial and parasitic infections. Also wards off cavity causing bacteria if chewed raw.
  5. Skin – It’s reviving properties protects the skin from the deleterious effects of free radicals and slows down the depletion of collagen and thus keeps aging at bay. If topically applied , it relives eczema.
  6. For hair – Garlic infused hair oil when applied to scalp , helps rejuvinate the hair and maked them dense and voluminous.
  7. Cold and Flu – Garlic provides relief from the resistant cold and flu , if a few cloves are eaten raw or if sipped in the form of hot garlic tea throughout thr day. Not only this but alongside , it also builds up the immunity , making you less prone to seasonal infections and flu.

    Thus, these invigorating endless benefits of garlics are more then sufficient in naming it a ‘Superfood’ . Introducing it in any meals of the day , can aid you fight any health adversity..

    So take care guys & stay healthy.. Hope you will look forward for my next Superfood article.. Till then you can go through my previous informative posts on health , nutrution and cures through nature..

    See you soon….. ☺☺☺☺

    Love
    Wishes.spardha 

    HOW TO LOOSE WEIGHT OR SHED OFF THE EXTRA FATS FROM YOUR BODY??  #SLIMMER VERSION ME #CHAPTER 2

    Back again with a new chapter or some more crucial tips to the slimmer version me. These will certainly aid you  loose the extra pounds slowly and in a healthier way over a period of time. 

    1. ADD ON THE PROTEINS IN YOUR DIET – 

    Increasing the proteins in your diets helps increasing the metabolism. The higher the metabolism, the faster is the process of fats burning. Protein requires more energy for digestion into smaller and absorbable components.

     Its has higher ‘TEF’ or thermal effect of food which is the energy required for breaking down foods. Thus , include more  protien sources in your diet  like chicken , fish, pulses, legumes, milk, nuts etc. to burn the extra fats for their digestion process.

    2. REDUCE THE CARBS INTAKE –

    Don’t completely cut down the carbohydrate intake but reduce the amount to 50%. This will satiate the urge of carbs , also will provide adequate fuel for body processes without making you gain any weight. Also remember don’t completely cut it off from your diet as complete isolation may increase your urge to have more and in bigger quantities. 

    3. HAVE A 10 MINUTES STROLL AFTER EVERY MEAL – 

    Simple yet very effective. A small walk after every meals , keeps your metabolism boosted and inturn increases the energy consumption and breaking down of fats. So by any chance , dont skip this very vital walk , if you are really serious about loosing weight.

    Hope you find these simple tips helpful. I promise that inculcating them in your daily regime will definately help you reduce weight and maintain the same in a gradual but an effective and permanent manner.

    Remember, following a strict diet plan will always make you loose weight instantly but in a unheathy manner. It will not only drain out the nutrition from your body but also your body may not be able to adapt the sudden change and you may gain more weight after you get back to your normal diet. The body after a long period of starvation tends to store more food reserves in form of fats, to suffice such sudden starvation situations. 

    So people meet you all next time with some more effective tips that you can include in your lifestlye not only to fight away obesity but also maintain the weight lost in this process..

    Please read the chapter 1 of SLIMMER VERSION ME to start with the weight loss resolution..!! 

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    Do visit my blog for more effective and simples solutions to a healthy life and a beautiful self.

    Love 

    Wishes.spardha

    My unexpressed emotions … Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    ​Kehte hain tere pairon main jannat hai..
    Manti hu yeh baat kyunki dharti p mere liye tu  meri maa, tu hi mandir, tere hi liye hi meri har mannat h..

    Meri ankh mai ik ansu bhi na aye tu muje har had tak sambhalti hai..
    Mere jeevan main ujala aaye uske liye maa tu khud ko har paristithi mai dhaalti hai..

    Tu muje apne aanchal main dhakh kar jeevan key har dar se bacha leti hai..
    Meri choti si bhi muskaan,  tere chehre p kathinaaiyon key aansu sukha deti hai..

    Teri mamta ka ambaar lagaye din rat tu mere liye jaagti h…
    Khuda s har waqt khud ko bhul  apne gum main bhi  tu meri khushi mangti hai.

    Main kitna bhi krlu tere liye maa  , hamesha kam hi hoga…
    Tere lye zindgi bhi haste haste nyochavar krdu , muje gam na hoga…

    Tere komal dil ko dukh na pahuchau kabhi , itna chahti hu..
    Tere kadmo  main khushi se tere lye mar bhi jaun kabhi itna khuda ko samjhati hu…

    Zada nhi de paungi par ,
    Koshish karungi hamesha tere chehre p meri vajah s muskan ho,
    Main tumhari beti tumhara ghamand , tumhari aan shan ho..

    Vada krti hu tumne jo sikhaya h us sikhsha se dunia mai tumhara sar ucha karuangi…. 
    Bahut khushi hogi us din jab main dunia mai apne nahi tumhare naam se jaani jaungi..

    Tere liye maa mera jeevan samarpit h..
    Tu meri khuda nahi , par uss se bhi badh kar mere liye,  is dharti par meri pyari s jannat h..!!!

    Dedicated to my mom..😙😙
    & Salute to all mother’s for being so selfless and amazing.. Hats offf to all of you for being so incredibly adorable…..!!!!!

    How to loose weight or shed off the extra fats from your body??  #Slimmer Version Me #Chapter 1

    Hi friends ..!!! 

     Seeming the same like your old teenage days is a dream for almost everyone, when we did’nt have any weight issues or have to undergo strict diet plans. We ate without restrictions. But as we grow , our lifestyle becomes sedantary, our healthy diets changes to ‘eating by choice’. Consequently , obesity overpowers us..And then begins our endless battle with weight , where we are always at the failing end.

    So below are a few simple methods to inculcate in your daily routine, to loose weight effectively. Hope they will help.

    And yess!!! The important thing is that you need not follow a strict diet plan and punish your self.

    Lukewarm Water Drinking Therapy- Drinking a glassfull of lukewarm water early mornings empty stomach,  helps in dissolving the extra fats . Also having warm water after meals , prevents the absorption of fats present in your foods in your bloodstreams. Also adding lemon juice ,will fasten the process.

    Add Salads To Your Meals –A bowlful of salads if included in the daily meals, makes your tummy fuller and you land up eating less of carbohydrates and fats. Also along with this ,the nutritional value of salads boosts up the slowed down metabolism and helps you burn your fats faster.


    Don’t Go On A Strict Dieting Plan – Inhibiting yourself to eat for longer durations can act adversely. It slows your metabolism process which thereby reduces breakdown of body fats.  Also food if consumed after longer periods of fasting , seems to be absorbed completely in the blood stream. Hence , eat in small portions ,but after every  few hours. This helps in speeding up the metabolism and thereby weight loss

    So here are a few effective tips of weight loss. Will be writing many more but in the second part. Do keep reading..!!!

    *Note – Try these few tips regularly  for atleast 21 days and you will find the change.  

    In case of any queries .. write back to me at spardha47@gmail.com

    Be Fit & Stay Beautiful…..!!! ☺
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    Effective remedies for fading away dark spots or hyperpigmentation..

    Dark spots is medically termed as hyperpigmentation ,which occurs when the skin is exposed to sun. It causes increase in production of melanocyte cells, causing darkening of skin or black spots. In few cases, it can also be a sign of aging.

    There are unlimited cosmetics options  available in the market to conceal these spots but may be of no avail in the long run . Also can be a reason for skin damage ,if used for long.

    So below are few simple and effective natural tips ,which aid in vanishing these dark spots.

    1. Combination of 4 teaspoons of butter milk and 2 teaspoons of tomato juice serves as an effective solution to fade away dark spots.

    2. Massaging the pigmented area with vitamin E oil works wonders in eliminating acne scars and brown spots from face. Similarly, honey can also be applied.

    3. Mix some sandalwood powder in rose water to make a paste and apply this on your neck and face to eliminate age spots on skin.

    4. Prepare an exfoliating mask by mixing milk ,honey and oatmeal. Apply it on face and neck for ten minutes and rinse it off.

    5. Lemon a citurs fruit acts as a bleaching agent. Applying lemon juice is great home remedy for black spots on face.

    6. Aloe vera has healing powers. It’s constant usage can help in fading away of dark spots.
    Try these methods regulary at your home for 15 – 20 days and you will begin to notice a change.
    So bye guys ..Take care. Stay fit and beautiful..!!

    The Essential Superfood Series – No. 1 Amla or Indain Gooseberry ( Benefits of Amla)

    The Indian Gooseberry or commonly known as Amla, well deserves it’s status of being called a Superfood. Loaded with Vitamin C, approximately 8 times of that in an orange, 17 times antioxidants present as that in a pomogranate,Amla undeniably is a powerhouse of minerals and nutrients. Also enriched in Vitamin B complex, Iron, Phosphorous, Calcium , makes it a marvel fruit ,benefiting almost every part of the body.

    The exhaustive list of amazing benefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry is given below.

    1. Hair Care -Amla is used in various hair tonics because it strengthens hair roots, prevents greying, improves luster. Amla oil has been found to be very beneficial in preventing hair loss and baldness. The presence of carotene , irons and antioxidants impart this property.

    2. Improves Vision – Carotene content present in Amla has powerful effect of vision related conditions. It’s vitamin A and carotene content, strengthens the vision , reduces night blindness and macular degeneration.

    3. Strengthens the bone – Amla enhances the absorption of calcium in an optimum way and reduces the activity of osteoclasts ( a large multinuclear cell associated with resorption or degeneration of bone). 

    4. Prevents heart problems – Gooseberry strengthens the heart muscles, thus facilitates the smooth pumping of the blood throughout the body. It also prevents the cholesterol build up, thus reduces the chances of artherosclerosis, plague formation in arteries and vessels. Thus decreases the risk of heart attacks and heart strokes.

    5. Keeps infection at bay – Amla has antibacterial properties and reduces the chances of infection,contributing to its antioxidant property and Vitamin C content. 

    6. Anti -Aging – Amla juice helps maintain the youthful look of the skin as it is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C , which keeps the skin younger . Also reduces fine lines, wrinkles etc.

    7. Prevents Cancer – Antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD), inhibits the formation of free radicals. Thus it prevents cancer.

    8. Soothes inflammation – The anti-inflammatory property helps in soothing inflammation of joints caused in arthritis.

    9. Controls Diabetes –  The chromium present helps in controlling the sugar levels of blood. Also stimulates the secretion of insulin.

    10. Helps in treatment of hyperacidity – Helps in curing hyperacidity and peptic ulcer. Besides is also a good remedy for diarrhea and dysentery.

    11.  Relieves Constipation – Juice of Amla regulates  bowel movements and treats chronic constipation. 

    12. Weight loss – Amla juice aids in weight loss by enhancing protien synthesis and burns fats. Creates a positive nitrogen balance and also reduces cholesterol levels.

    These innumerable benefits of Amla should be inculcated in diet , to ensure a youthful and healthier you.

    Take Care, Stay Fit And Healthy….!! 

    Wishes.spardha 💚

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      The Essential Superfoods Series !!

      Since I have been a big preacher of naturopathy and believe in healing through nature, I am starting a programme where I will be imparting information about Superfoods as how can they  benefit us to stay healthy and fit and also allay away ailments naturally without medications . I myself have tried these natural ways and have found them to be tremendously beneficial. Hope you will find them too.

      The below is the list of Superfoods ,which I will be sharing in the next few days.

      1. #Indian Gooseberry or Amla
      2. #Strawberry
      3. #Garlics
      4. #Flax seeds
      5. #Blueberry
      6. #Spinach
      7. #Asparagus
      8. #Broccoli
      9. #Cucumber
      10. #Lemons

      So stay tuned friends for THE ESSENTIAL SUPERFOODS series and help yourselves out to live a healthier lifestyle with these superfoods.


      Take care ..Stay Fit and Healthy.. ☺

      Wishes.spardha