A pineapple detox is not all it is cut out to be. As part of a balanced food plan, these tropical fruits are a good digestive aid and can help burn fat. But on the flip side, they are high in sugar, may cause acidity, can stoke your appetite, and also lack vital nutrients like protein, iron, and zinc. Thus, a pineapple-only diet may actually do you more harm than good!
Whether you can give birth to fraternal twins depends on your genes. Other factors that raise your chances include age above 35 years, a higher BMI, a diet rich in dairy products, and multiple pregnancies. IVF is known to hike the chances too. Do note, however, that the factors responsible for the conception of identical twins remain unknown.
If you want to heal your acne flare-up naturally, blend orange peel in a blender, mix with milk, and apply on the acne. Or squeeze the juice from the peel onto the pimple. The peels are rich with antioxidant and antibacterial compounds that can kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce pain and swelling. Nobiletin in orange peel also reduces sebum production.
Citric acid, the most widely used food preservative and additive, is generally harmless. However, its frequent or excessive intake weakens the tooth enamel and dentin, making your tooth decay. It also increases aluminum toxicity in the body which may lead to kidney problems, anemia, or nerve damage. Studies have also pointed out that it can increase the risk of free radical damage and cancer.
Are you a fan of these prickly fruits? If your heart jumps at the sight of a pineapple, pat yourself on the back. Pineapples are a great source to add nutrients and sweetness into your diet. But did you know there is a right time of the year to buy[.....]
Most of the benefits of pineapple juice can be attributed to its unique proetin-digesting, anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain. As a result, pineapple juice helps treat all inflammatory conditions like arthritis, asthma, sinusitis, ulcerative colitis, and even cancer. Its antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene, and minerals like magnesium and manganese help improve immunity, skin health, and bone health. Go easy if you’re allergic to bromelain.
Baking soda and lemon have potential in the treatment of the dreaded 'C.' Although further studies are required, get some of this good stuff in your system.
The fragrant lemon eucalyptus oil, derived from the leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree, comes with a horde of benefits. It is a powerful natural insecticide and mosquito repellent, anti-inflammatory pain reliever (especially in case of arthritic pain!), nasal decongestant. Do remember never to use pure extract directly on the skin. Always mix it in a base oil.
Hold on to that orange peel! It is just as (or maybe even more) precious as the juicy fruit it holds. Its rich flavonoid content can ward off inflammation and lower your risk of various diseases including Alzheimer's, cancer, and heart disease. Orange peels help clear up acne and their oils are great digestive aids and can also be used as teeth whiteners and face masks.
Dark underarms are caused by shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants. You can use potatoes, cucumber, lemon, baking soda, and orange peels to whiten your dark underarms. They all have a natural bleaching agents in them.
Orange pekoe is a grade of black tea brewed from the dried leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant. Along with other varieties of Camellia sinensis teas, including green, oolong and white, orange pekoe and other black teas are widely consumed throughout the world. Scientific studies and anecdotal evidence[.....]
Starting your day with the Morning Lemon Elixir will increase digestive enzymes, stimulate digestion, release toxins from the liver and flush away fat. To make it, use 1 cup room temperature water, juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp raw honey or couple drops of stevia and 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
The magical combination of a glass of warm (not hot) water, juice of 1/2 a lime and one tea spoon of honey, early in the morning on an empty stomach is an ancient remedy for a plethora of maladies. Make sure to drink it fresh and not to drink coffee or[.....]
Lime water is not just a tastier substitute for plain water during your workouts. It also replenishes electrolytes you lose through sweat while exercising. Having vitamin C before workouts has also been seen to reduce muscle soreness, free radical damage, and asthmatic symptoms like wheezing or coughing. Since limes are rich in vitamin C, it makes sense to have lime water before your work out too.
Lemon is one of the most widely used citrus fruits all around the world. It’s packed with many nutrients and are low in calories, contain no cholesterol or saturated fats. There aren’t many side-effects when one consumes this fruit. But some of the cautionary measures and possible side effects of[.....]
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