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.
Going vegetarian can sometimes be easier than you’d have imagined. A dash of creativity, smart food choices, and some clever recipes and you could find vegetarianism is a breeze. Just be mindful of the shortfall of nutrients you may encounter as you adjust to the new diet and bridge the gap with fortified foods if need be. Follow a step-by-step guide to becoming a vegetarian and you should do just fine!
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[.....]
A wholesome breakfast during pregnancy is important to let you and your baby begin the day on the right note. Easy-to-make and healthy breakfast recipes save your time and energy. These recipes have the right balance of complex carbs, proteins, good fat, omega-3, and vitamins. Fresh fruits, yogurt, and berries further enrich their nutrition value.
Coconut oil has beneficial medium chain fatty acids like lauric acid and capric acid which fight against acne-causing bacteria. The anti-inflammatory property of the oil also helps reduce the swelling and redness linked with acne. Coconut oil also enhances the lipid layer in the skin which serves as a protection against external pollutants. It can also maintain the skin's pH balance. Apply a thin layer on the skin and wipe off after 30 mins.
Commercial deodorants contain harmful chemicals and petroleum-based compounds which are absorbed by your skin and end up entering your blood stream. If you want to smell great and avoid chemicals, try switching to natural deodorants. This list has natural deodorants recipes with different combinations of ingredients. Choose one that works best for you and go natural.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful herbs at fighting and potentially reversing diseases. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, which is strongly anti-inflammatory. Turmeric can match the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. Find out how to prepare turmeric milk, the perfect anti-inflammatory drink! Ayurvedic Turmeric Milk Recipe[.....]
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).
A hearty breakfast sets the mood for your day, after all, the quote, breakfast like a king/queen holds some weight! The first meal holds such significance because the body gets to load nutrients after fasting for 8 to 10 hours. So, it’s important you watch what you eat. Creating a[.....]
Whether you want to lose weight or you simply want to look and feel healthier, one of the best ways to get rid of harmful toxins in your body is to drink water. Just 6 to 8 glasses every day can help you to keep your body hydrated and your vital[.....]
Have a meal plan and shop accordingly. Buy good-quality same-size containers and weigh every food item on a food scale to restrict calorie intake. Start slow by prepping meals for 2–3 days. Don't try new recipes. Chop veggies beforehand and store for use later. Roast different veggies together. Cook lunch the night before and spice up your meals with fresh ginger and lemon. Eat healthy snacks out of small jars.
Pick peppermint leaves that are not bruised and dry them. Crush them lightly until they start to release their natural oils, but don't break them. Add it to a glass jar, cover with a carrier oil like almond oil. Place it for 24 hrs in a warm place out of direct sunlight. Strain it with a cheesecloth and repeat the process 2-3 times until it reaches the desired strength.
Proper indulgence in sex can nourish oneself. Ayurveda says that under certain circumstances sex and orgasms be restricted. As sex increases vata in the body, the seasons of the year, time of day, foods consumed are all factors to be considered while indulging. Foods and guidelines to reduce vata effect are to be followed to maximize benefits from indulging in sex.
There are many natural ayurvedic remedies to get rid of facial hair. A mixture of chikpea flour, turmeric, cream and milk will help. Juice of potatoes, lemon soaked and crushed yellow lentils, and honey can be used. Turmeric and black gram paste can be used. Ashokarishtam and Ashokagritham herbs can be also be used to remove excess facial hair.
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