4 best Food pairs that gives double health benifits

Sometimes, the wrong food combinations can leave you feeling bloated and upset. And pairing the right foods together works well. It’s said, “You are not what you eat, but what you digest.” And research says packing power food pairings together can bring out the best in each other to give better health, induceweight loss, and give you an energy boost.

Here some of the best food pairs to give double health benefits:

Lemon and spinach leaves
Dark green leaves of spinach have cancer-fighting lutein, niacin, zinc plus vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron and more. It builds a healthy cardiovascular system. Drizzle some lemon juice (which is also rich in vitamin C) over your spinach so as to retrain its iron-rich content. It works well to cleanse the intestinal tract.

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Olive oil and tomatoes
Most people love olive oil drizzled over tomatoes. Tomatoes are a major source of beta-carotene, which further strengthens your immune system. And having olive oil with it helps the body absorb the tomato’s antioxidants, lycopene and other carotenoids. Next time you have a salad, add just a half teaspoon of good olive oil over it.

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Strawberries and yogurt
Yogurt is a powerhouse of calcium that builds bones. It also contains B12. It has been found that it might be able to prevent high blood pressure as it has potassium that can flush out excess sodium in the body. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, which boosts immunity. Together, they work wonders for the body. Have yogurt with strawberries in the morning for an energy fix.

Broccoli and fish
Fish like mackerel have the cancer-fighting mineral selenium. When paired with broccoli, a veggie that has sulforaphane, both compounds become 10 times more effective in slowing cancer cell growth than when eaten alone. In addition, garlic and fish can also lower LDL (bad) cholesterol effectively together instead of on their own.

“Cucumber one of the worlds healthiest foods”

Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same botanical family as melons (including watermelon and cantaloupe) and squashes

Cucumber have high-water and low-calorie content cucumbers are more than 95 percent water by weight and contain just 16 calories per cup — make cucumbers a smart addition to a calorie-controlled diet, and they offer health benefits because of their nutrient content.

Cucumbers, however, also come with a risk of oral allergy syndrome, so they can cause side effects in some people.

 No saturated fats and cholesterol:

It is one of the very low calorie vegetables; provide just 15 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Cucumber peel is a good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation, and offer some protection against colon cancers by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut.

Controls blood pressure and heart rates:

It is a very good source of potassium, an important intracellular electrolyte. 100 g of cucumber provides 147 mg of potassium but only 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium.

Cucumbers have mild diuretic property, which perhaps attributed to their free-water, and potassium and low sodium content. This helps in checking weight gain and high blood pressure.

Anti-oxidants:

Cucumbers contain unique anti-oxidants in moderate ratios such as β-carotene and α-carotene, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.

Improves bone strength:

They surprisingly have a high amount of vitamin K, provides about 17 µg of this vitamin per 100 g. Vitamin-K has been found to have a potential role in bone strength by promoting osteotrophic (bone mass building) activity.

Limits neuronal damage in brain in Alzheimer’s patients:

It also has established role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in their brain.

anti-cancer properties:

They have been the subject of active and ongoing research to determine the extent and nature of their anti-cancer properties

Health risk with arrogant people

In our real world, we will find many dominant arrogant  people everywhere; we need to deal those types of people carefully to achieve our goals.

If we don’t handle these arrogant  people, we may feel stress and irritation which it will badly affect our health in long-term

Detail-oriented personality:

If you are a detail-oriented person, communicating with a person of dominant style can be very frustrating. They may get impatient with your questions and even perceive you as incompetent because you need to ask them.

You may only get high-level direction and feel uncomfortable with filling in the many gaps left behind. The dominant person may not understand why you don’t make faster decisions or change direction more quickly.

  • Keep your questions to a minimum. Focus on big-picture questions and get your details from a different source when possible.
  • Be direct in asking for what you want and in stating your opinions. Focus your confidence on what you do know, rather than feeling the gap about what you don’t.
  • Don’t view the dominant person as incompetent because they don’t care about details. Their strength and focus is just in a different area – the bigger picture. Together you make a fine team!

Read also power-yoga-a-way-of-connecting-body-and-mind:

https://thegoldenfutureblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/power-yoga-a-way-of-connecting-body-and-mind/

Outgoing people-personality:

If you are an outgoing people-person, dealing with a dominant type can frustrate your need to feel connected. They may see your people-orientation as frivolity and not take you seriously. You may perceive them as rude and unfeeling. You may find it difficult to meet their expectations for specific results. Ego clash between you is a strong possibility.

  • Be clear about the value you bring to the team/relationship. You can help pave the way in terms of building relationships and getting things done through people.
  • Put your effusive personality on ice when dealing with the dominant person and understand their need to get down to business.
  • Have a goal to listen 50% more than you talk. This is tough for a people-person but worth the effort.

Supportive type:

If you are a quiet, supportive type, an hour with a dominant person can make you feel like you’ve just survived a train wreck! They may see your quiet demeanor as weak and ineffective. You may feel personally attacked by their direct approach. It can be very difficult to get them to listen to your perceptive ideas. They will have little patience for your need to control change and pace your work.

  • Don’t rely on an avoidance strategy! Instead, plan for your encounter and fully prepare what you need to say. Practice speaking out when you have a valuable contribution.
  • Know that you are the means by which the dominant’s goals get achieved. Ask directly for what you need from them to be successful.
  • State your personal and professional boundaries clearly. Ask that they speak to you privately and in professional tones when there is a problem. Frequently remind yourself: “It’s not personal”.

Being an effective Dominant:

If you have a dominant style, you can achieve your goals with greater efficiency by being aware of the impact your assertive approach has on others. There are times when you can be more powerful by taking it down a notch. By adapting your approach to the situation, you will achieve your results faster.

  • Listen more, particularly to the quiet ones. Some of your most intuitive and innovative people may be kept silent by the force of your personality. Make it safe for them to come out and play and you will have a bigger think-tank to draw from.
  • Give your detail- and task-oriented people time to catch up to your ideas. A bit of patience and support on your part will result in a major return of effort when they get up to speed. Remember that these people are the engine that implements your ideas. Detail and a solid foundation are their fuel.
  • See and use the value of those high-energy “people” personalities. They usually hate task-oriented detail as much as you do, so use them for what they are best at: motivating and getting people working together. They can help smooth out your rough edges!

It takes all kinds of people to make the world go ’round. I encourage you to embrace the dominant personality in your life and learn effective ways to communicate with them. Together you make a powerful team!

Blood group decides personality and food

Every blood group is unique and has distinguish personalities.This article describes How Blood group decides personality and food of all groups of bloods.

A Group:

strong sense of responsibility,

seriousness,

ability to make sound decisions.

They are also short on intrinsic factor to absorb vitamin B12 so are prone to pernicious anaemia.  Magnesium is often needed.  ‘A’ blood group is more prone to excess mucous, particularly from dairy foods and wheat.  Other problems are often respiratory, allergies, diabetes.

A diet centered grains and vegetables most suitable.

A people are said to often suffer from fatigue, so you may want to consider lightening the load in your  workout everyone in a while.

B Group:

self paced,

making their likes and dislikes apparent,

have many interests.

B copes well with stress and needs moderate exercise.  Magnesium is needed to metabolise carbohydrates.  Low magnesium levels makes B prone to viral infections, fatigue, depression, nervous disorders, and skin problems.

Dairy products, eggs, and liver or most suitable (encourage weight loss) for people with B type blood.

On the other hand, foods such as wheat and peanuts should be avoided as

Exercise that can be done at home while watching TV is recommended for people with blood type B.

AB Group:

Relating to your diet, people with AB blood type have the healthy advantage of being part of both groups, substantially diversifying the foods they are likely to eat. However, the same can’t be said for the reverse. In the same way, the foods that people with AB blood type may differ from eating the same types of food that A / B people would also.

Wheat and dairy are usually OK though watch for mucous.  The banana lectin is unsuited for AB.

Good Foods for AB blood type:

Dairy products

Green vegetables

Avoid red meat.

Cool body temperature always.

Need to practise yoga or dancing to keep warmup

O Group:

Superb sensory abilities

Heightened perception

They need B vitamins to stimulate their slow metabolism – also calcium, iodine and vitamin A from plant sources.  O’s need to exercise to relieve stress.  Stress can result in arthritis, asthma, ulcers, obesity, fatigue, depression, insomnia in O blood group.

Good foods for O:

Red meat and poultry

Cold water fish like mackerel and herring

Butter, cheese and yoghurt made from ewe’s and goat’s milk

Green tea skin and hair benefits

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We know green tea as best drink and effectively reduces weight if we drink regularly.

Green tea has many health benefits but many of us do not know the beauty benefits of the green tea.This article describes the Green tea skin and hair benefits.

Green tea is useful for eye, face and hair beauty treatments. These are beauty benefits of the green tea:

Cold green tea bags for Eyes:

Keep the used green tea bags in refrigerator for some time. Take out of refrigerator once it cold, keep on the eyes and take rest for some time. Green tea has a astringent called tannin which will keep the skin around eyes healthy.

Cold green tea bags help to prevent swollen eyes and keep the skin around the eyes tight.

For Facial therapy:

Take baking soda and green tea powder in equal ratio and mix with honey to make it paste. Apply this paste on face, it keeps the skin tight. Baking soda helps to remove dead cells where as honey keeps the skin hydrated.

If you do not have enough time to follow all the process, just apply used tea bag on face and wash once it dried. Apply moisturizer after that. It makes face shine in natural way.

Green tea Hair bath:

Make green tea and keep it in the refrigerator for one night. Pour this green tea on hair and go for head bath with shampoo.

Facial mask with basin powder and rose water:

Take used green tea leaves and mix it with two table spoon of basin powder, small amount of turmeric and one table spoon of milk powder or milk. Pour rose water in this mix and make it like a paste. Apply this paste on face as face mask. Wash it with cold water after fifteen minutes.

This paste will make the face fresh and gives natural glow to face.

 

 

Traffic jam frustrations leads Health risk

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How bad it is for your health:

As roadways choke on traffic, researchers suspect that the tailpipe exhaust from cars and trucks–especially tiny carbon particles already implicated in heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments–may also injure brain cells and synapses key to learning and memory.

Scientists, who studied hundreds of heart attacks, concluded nearly one in 12 was linked to traffic

Getting stressed by everyday irritations can cause mental health problems a decade later, Researchers warn that the cumulative effect of getting annoyed at small things every day is damaging.

 Exercises to get relief after reaching destination out of traffic:

Step 1. Acknowledge Your Feelings – Are you frustrated, impatient, anxious, overloaded, judgmental, mentally gridlocked? Admit what you are feeling.
Step 2. Heart-Focused Breathing – Breathe deeply through the heart area, with ease and a comfortable rhythm

Step 3. Draw in Inner Ease and Balance – Continue Heart-Focused Breathing and imagine with each in-breath that you are drawing in the feeling of inner ease and emotional balance.

Step 4. Anchor and Maintain – When the stressful feelings have calmed, make a heartfelt commitment to anchor and maintain the state of ease as you re-engage in your activities.

How to avoid traffic jams:              

First of all don’t think that you are entering into traffic, main point is that you are the traffic and you are creating problems for yourself.

Use public transport:

It sound bitter to many of us, but if you can think in broader way and want to give better for environment for your children, it’s the best way to commute. Leave your pride at home and do it. There’s no shame in using the subway, the bus or the tram, despite being the proud owner of a luxurious sedan, SUV or sports car. I have seen personally CEO of a company travelling in Metro train in Inchenon capital of South korea.Hats off to people of South Korea.

You can significantly cut down on your commuting time.

Protect your sanity and breathe better air in the long run.

You can save lots of fuel for your country, thereby help the country’s economic growth.

Use Office cab:

I know many of us blame the Govt, and public transport system in the country for the first choice, I have answer for them. You can use Office cab.

You can get chance to walk around 5 to 10 minutes to reach bus stop

You can reach without doing big feats on the road and free from traffic hectic.

But this is not suitable if you are home is far located from bus stop

Use 2 Wheeler:

Two wheeler is the best option for some countries, and it enormously reduces traffic and you can enjoy the ride. With this option also you can save lots of time and diesel for your country.

You can feel the natural breeze touching your body gently.

But only disadvantage here is it can’t protect you from sudden rain fall in your city

Change the timings:

If you slightly change the schedule of your departure to and from work, you might circumvent the biggest traffic jams of the day. It’s a known fact that most of the world’s population works from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM, so the worst gridlocks of the day take place approximately half an hour before and after those times. Obviously, you would have to leave at least half and hour earlier to work and half an hour later from work in case you want to avoid that. Although in theory it sounds like you lose an hour, you’re actually buying yourself time by not sitting in your idle car and instead doing something more productive.

Select the best route and change the route according to the situation:

You should probably change your everyday traffic jammed route. It’s technically impossible for all roads in a city to be congested at the same time. So, instead of taking the most obvious route, which everyone else is already using, try to think like a trout and go against the flow by using smaller side streets to reach your destination inside the city. Naturally, it has become increasingly difficult to do that in recent years, as more and more people do that, leading to over-clogged side streets as well, but it’s still worth a shot.

Last and interesting one is listening to radio:

Never rely just on your better judgment, since you can’t predict the future when leaving home. Always listen to the radio for any gridlock announcements so you can plan your route ahead, before actually arriving right in the middle of a traffic jam. Some road arteries aren’t always jam packed with cars, so it’s good to know in advance if they’re drivable or if you should change your route.

King of fruits mango nutritional values

It is one of the most popular and best-loved fruits worldwide. Because of its excellent flavour, attractive fragrance, beautiful shades of colour, delicious taste and healthful value, mango is now recognized as King of Fruits and one of the best fruit in the world market.

There are plenty of health benefits too from mango fruit. It’s called king of fruits not because of its fragrance and taste, its because of its neutrinos value.

King of fruits mango nutritional values and health benefits:

Weight loss
Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.
Keeps cholesterol in check
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels.

Skin cleanser
Mangoes help you unclog your pores and add freshness to the face. Mangoes are applicable to any skin type.
Fights cancer
Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.

Alkalises the body
According to natural health school.com, mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body.

Regulates diabetes
Not only the fruit but the leaves of mangoes are healthy too. For people suffering from diabetes, just boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel, soak it through night and drink the filtered decoction in the morning. This is helps in regulating your insulin levels.
Mango has a low glycemic index (41-60) so going a little overboard will not increase your sugar levels.

Aphrodisiac
Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men.

Eye care
Did you know that mango is rich in vitamin A. One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A. Mangoes help in promoting good eye sight, fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness.

Helps in digestion
Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination.

Heat stroke
When the sun is bogging you down this summer, just chop of a mango in a juicer; add a little water and a tbsp of sugar free or honey. This juice will instantly cool you down and prevent heat stroke.

Strengthens your immune 
The deadly combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy.

Nutrition chart
According to care2.com, one cup (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
105 calories
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fibre
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium

Aids concentration and memory
Feed mangoes to children who find it difficult to concentrate on studies. The glutamine acid found in mangoes help in keeping cells alive and boosting memory.

High iron for women
Mango is rich in iron, hence it is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron levels and calcium at the same time.mango

Magical yogurt health and beauty benefits

Yogurt smooths skin, soothes the stomach, and even polishes candlesticks. What can’t this dairy wonder do?This article describes the yogurt health and beauty benefits.

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Magical yogurt health and beauty benefits:

Yogurt is a high-protein food.

Yogurt can be an excellent source of protein, but “one variety may contain more than double the protein of another, has up to 20 grams of protein per container; traditional yogurt may have as few as five grams. If you’re eating it for the protein, look for brands that provide at least eight to 10 grams per serving.

Yogurt can give you flat flabs

When you eat yogurt, the calcium signals your fat cells to pump out less cortisol, making it easier for you to drop pounds, while the amino acids help burn fat.

Yogurt is loaded with vitamins.

One serving is a significant source of potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Yogurt also contains B12, which maintains red blood cellsand helps keep your nervous system functioning properly. “Vitamin B12 is found mostly in animal products, such as chicken and fish, so strict vegetarians can easily fall short,”

Eating more yogurt can help close the nutrient gap: An eight-ounce serving contains 1.4 micrograms of the vitamin, about 60 percent of what adult women need daily.

A cup of yogurt a day can help you recover faster after aworkout

With the right ratio of protein to carbohydrates,yogurt, particularly high-protein Greek yogurt, makes an excellent post-sweat-session snack. “The perfect time to grab a container is within 60 minutes ofexercise,”

The protein provides the amino acids your muscles need to repair themselves, and the carbohydrates replace your muscles’ energy stores, which are depleted after a hard workout. It’s a bonus if you drink a bottle of water along with it: The protein in yogurt may also help increase the amount of water absorbed by the intestines, improving hydration.

Most brands of yogurt contain good-for-you bacteria.

yogurt has probiotics, beneficial bugs that live in your digestive tract and help crowd out harmful microorganisms that can cause intestinal infections. (Only a very small number of companies put yogurt through a post-pasteurization process that kills off all bacteria.)

But many varieties now also contain special strains of probiotics meant to help regulate your digestion or strengthen your immune system. 

Yogurt may prevent high blood pressure

Every day 70 percent of us consume more than twice the recommended amount of salt; over time that can lead to hypertension and kidney and heart disease. The potassium in yogurt, almost 600 milligrams per eight ounces, may help flush some of the excess sodium out of your body. In fact, adults in a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition who ate the most low-fat dairy — two or more servings daily — were 54 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate the least.

A daily serving of yogurt keeps colds away

“The healthy bacteria in yogurt help send signals to the immune-boosting cells in your body to power up and fight off harmful bugs,” Allergy sufferers, who typically have low levels of certain T cells, may also find relief by adding yogurt to their diets

Simple exercises to beat stress at work

Every one today experience lots of stress as work may be at office or at home. if we can beat the stress  effectively we can lead peaceful life and can escape of all health problems.Enormous stress can worse the health conditions.These are the simple exercises to beat stress.

Yoga:

The best way to beat the stress is to practice yoga or to do some small exercise while working.

If you exercise regularly, though, you can actually increase the amount of stress that you can tolerate without feeling its ill effects. Put another way, if you work out a lot, you can work a lot harder. Hey, there’s a reason so many high-tech offices have in-house gyms.

Minor changes in your daily routine can also release stress-reducing chemicals. For example:

  • Walk while reading emails on your phone. Remember to keep half an eye on your surroundings, though. You don’t want to run into someone or step into a busy street.

 

  • Take the stairs rather than the elevator. This not only helps you beat stress but also keeps you from having to listen to elevator music or somebody else’s elevator pitch.

 

  • Stand while you’re working. Standing burns a surprising number of calories and therefore releases those stress-relieving chemicals. As an added benefit, standing is better for your back than sitting.

 

  • Create a chair-less conference room. This not only reduces the level of stress among attendees but also encourages attendees and presenters to get to the point more quickly.

Suvarna Prashan: Ayurveda for kids intelligence

Make your kid healthy, happy and intelligent.

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Suvarna Prashan’ is a unique formulation of Gold, Honey and specific herbs, innovated by Maharshi Kashyapa (BC 600), an ancient Ayurvedic Pediatrician for multifold benefits to the child. It must be given on the day of ‘PUSHYA NAKSHATRA’

“The process in which Suvarna bhasma (purified ash of gold) is administered with fortified ghee prepared with herbal extracts, and honey in liquid or semisolid form”

Whom to administer : Suvarna prashan can be given to age group of 0-16yrs.

Time of administration : suvarna prashan can be done daily early in the morning, or atleast on every Pushya nakshatra- an auspicious day- which happens to come after every 27 days, given on this day it bestows excellent benefits.

Important benefits of Suvarna Prashan are,

v  Immunity Enhancement: against infections and allergies.

v  Growth booster – faster physical and mental growth

v  Physical Development: makes your child physically strong.

v  Memory Booster: It contains herbs which develop child’s

v  Grasping power, Sharpness and recall memory.

v  Enhancement of digestive Power and appetite.

v  Improvement of skin color (fair skin).

v  Preventing teething problems in infants.

v  Developing anti toxic power (E.g. Pesticides in fruits, vegetables etc.)

It is one of the ’16 sanskara’ practiced in India.