Commercially available cleaners, detergents, and dishwashing liquids can affect your health in various ways. Moreover, they are non-biodegradable and can cause environmental pollution too. It's best to use non-toxic ingredients like vinegar, washing soda, Castille soap, borax and essential oils to make safe all-purpose cleaners, detergents, dishwashing liquid and air fresheners.
Coconut water is present in tender coconuts whereas coconut milk can be made by blending its flesh. Coconut water has been scientifically proven to be great for hydration, lowering bad cholesterol and high blood sugar levels. Coconut milk also has similar actions in addition to being an excellent non-dairy alternative for individuals who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan lifestyle.
Fruits are a uniquely compact source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are synonymous with good health and glowing skin. They are also a wonderful source of all primary vitamins and minerals needed for humans to survive. The inclusion of fruits in our diet is critical for good health, especially[.....]
Fleas are an inescapable part of every pet owner’s life. No matter how clean you keep your dog, fleas seem to make their way back to him. Every time you take him down for a walk or let him meet another dog, you’re giving fleas a chance to set up[.....]
Gram flour is a versatile ingredient. It fights pimples, removes tan, and reduces the oiliness of skin and moisturizes it too. It can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to clean and nourish your hair, make it shiny, help it grow, and remove dandruff. Its high nutrient and fiber content improves your cholesterol levels, fights fatigue, regulates your blood pressure, controls diabetes, and strengthens your bones.
Raisins are good for the bones thanks to their calcium content. The polyphenolic antioxidants in raisins lower blood pressure and levels of harmful lipids, while the iron in them reduces the risk of anemia. They also prevent tooth decay, thanks to the antibacterial oleanolic acid. Ayurveda recommends having soaked raisins blended in water to relieve constipation.
When it comes to healthy eats, homemade apple cider vinegar (ACV) salad dressing is a must. Its tangy flavor can amp up your salads, making them fun to eat. Gone are the days of eating store-bought salad dressings. You’ll spare yourself the extra fat, sodium, and sugar. The power of[.....]
Enriched with proteins, carbohydrates, and prominently no fats, lentils come as a healthy source of nutrition. They can be cooked as a part of a meal, added to patties, croquettes, or made into soups. Soups serve as an easiest and nutrient-intact way of consuming lentils, since there are no flours[.....]
Blend together a handful of pomegranate seeds and 1/4 cup water. Garnish with a few mint leaves. This cooling smoothie is good for diabetics and people with pitta dosha. Or in a blender, blend together 6 oz pomegranate juice with 1/2 red grapefruit, 1/4 cup kale, chopped, 2 sage leaves, and a cup and a half of yogurt.
Not only is avocado oil loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, it helps your body absorb nutrients like carotenoids too. While its mild flavor lends it well to curries, grills, and bakes, its high smoking point of 255 °C makes it ideal for deep frying, not just for stir-frying or as salad dressing. Store it in a cool, dry, and dark place to prevent its monounsaturated and saturated fats from going bad because of oxidization.
Blend 1 cup mango and 1 avocado, both peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsps honey, and 2 tsps lime juice into a smoothie to lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels. For good health, drink an antioxidant-rich juice of 1/4 avocado, peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1 grated carrot, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup water. Retain the green part of the avocado flesh. Don't add sugar; use a sweet fruit or honey.
An avocado (130 g) a day meets 30% of your folate need for a stronger spine, skull, and brain of the fetus. This high-potassium, low-sodium fruit prevents leg cramps. It also packs in good doses of phosphorus, calcium, iron, and magnesium. As it helps absorb carotenoids better, by 15.3 times, even, toss it into salads and add its oil to salsa to keep your carotenoid levels high. Avocado oleic acid also enriches breast milk.
Add color, texture, and nutrients to your salad with red cabbages, sprouts, beets, avocados, carrots, peppers, kale, leafy greens, etc. Dice and store veggies in advance and use pre-washed greens to cut down on prep time. Recycle protein from dinner leftovers (grilled chicken or steak) as toppings for the salad. Add fat-rich avocados, olive oil, and nuts to absorb nutrients.
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!
Mix 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp salt. Combine 3/4 cup unsalted butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Fuse the 2 mixtures. Mix till you achieve consistency to roll into balls, adding upto 3 tsp cold water. Roll into balls. Push your thumb into the middle of the balls to make dents. Fill dents with 1/3 cup strawberry jam. Bake for 10-12 min in a preheated oven (350 F).
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