Disregarding popular belief, you should have dark chocolate daily. With its antioxidants, chocolate improves blood circulation, boosts immunity, lowers stress, and even halts age-related memory loss. It's good for diabetics since it reduces insulin resistance, for pregnant women, and for weight watchers. Go for chocolates with at least 70% cocoa and have at most 4 squares a day.
Chocolate craving is perhaps the most common food craving, especially among women. A deficiency in magnesium is considered one reason while some others attribute it to the mood-enhancing effects of its constituents. No studies, however, have proven any pharmacological effect of chocolate concluding that chocolate craving is nothing but hedonic.
Ayurveda recommends drinking 1 to 2 cups of Ashwagandha tea daily to treat both mental and physical fatigue. Boil 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp Ashwagandha root powder, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup water on low flame till the mixture reduces to 1/2 cup. Add a pinch of cardamom and let it cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Have this herbal tea, once or twice a day. Add other herbs like basil for even more benefits!
Magnesium, anti-depressant ingredients, and mood lifters (theobromide and b-phenylethylamine) in chocolates make your cravings intense. Have magnesium-rich foods (soya bean, almonds) and low glycemic index foods. Emotions and moods, not nutritional deficiencies, could be fueling your ardent desire for that block of chocolate or slice of cake. Indulge once a while but don't overeat.
Walk barefoot to ground your body and for anti-inflammatory benefits. Hug a pet or loved one. Munch on a bowl of antioxidant-rich blueberries to stall early aging. Drink refreshing spa water. Treat your sweet tooth with beneficial dark chocolate. Don’t be stingy with spices. Take regular time-outs and go on a holiday. Get enough sleep. De-stress by taking a walk in nature.
Goji berries are becoming popular not only in the Himalayas but also in the various parts of the globe. The hype of Goji berries is due to its legendary health-promoting properties such as the essential vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants. Today, goji berries is often used in many culinary cuisine,[.....]
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