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Monthly Archives: May 2016

About Blueberries and Its Benefit

With regards to the putting of berries among famous berries in US it is strawberries which take the primary spot that is trailed by Blueberries, these blue berries are a piece of Ericaceae family which additionally incorporate different berries like bilberries and cranberries. Indeed, even among the blue berries there are three gatherings which incorporate highbush blueberries, lowbush blueberries and rabbiteye blueberries.

North America is the spot where these blueberries are normally found in higher amounts and among the three unique assortments it is highbush assortment that is noticeably found in these zones. While alternate assortments of blueberries can be found in regions like Mediterranean, Europe and Asia, however these berries are traded to a few sections on the planet these are chiefly developed in Michigan, Oregon, Maine, North Carolina and New Jersey.

Though it is North America where this fruit is prominently cultivated this has later on spread across to Europe going ahead to South America along with other nations like Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, Chile and New Zealand. There might be a question about the reason for this fruit to be consumed to such an extent that it has been found that an average adult in US takes about 22 ounces of this fruit per year.

Blue berries are full of anti-oxidants which will keep cancer along with various other diseases at distance, they also are considered to be one among the various fruits which are known to have higher content of anti-oxidants which is supported by delicious taste.

People who give highest priority to their health will have to know that blueberry is the most important fruits for them due to abundance of phytonutrients like hydroxybenzoic acid, flavanols, anthocyanines, hydroxycinnamic acid, pterostilene and resveratrol. Phytonutirients in this fruit will act both as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds along with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-Complex, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin E, Fiber, Iron and Selenium.

Some of the health benefits of Blueberries fruit :

# Nullify free radicals
Phytonutrient named anthocyanin is known to be the one which gives blue color to the fruit, this is also known to be effective in killing cancer since it neutralizes any dangerous effect free radicals might cause also treated any problems related to age.

# Enhance immunity system
Mixture of Vitamin C with Anthocyanin will provide the body with necessary power to fight against any infections caused by bacteria and virus that will increase immunity system’s functioning.

# Decreasing cholesterols
Blueberries are known to naturally lessen the cholesterol levels in the body which is due to some of the compounds that have been proved to be more effective when compared to the drugs that have been suggested to decrease cholesterol levels.

# Enhances memory
Blueberries have gained name for being best food for brain which will lessen any problems with memory which may deteriorate as age keeps on increasing also saving the brain from undergoing any oxidative stress which thereby increases the functionality of neurons. Further this fruit also will save diseases from Alzheimer’s and dementia for which 2 ½ cups of blueberries has to be taken on daily basis to avoid any brain or memory problems.

# Increases vision
Nutrients in blueberries are known to work positively for vision which is affected by the presence of Vitamin A in this fruit.

# Increases heart health
Presence of fiber content and antioxidants are known to work for blueberries as natural food source for heart shielding it from several diseases which will finally give better heart health due to lesser cholesterol levels.

# Treats urinary tract infection
This fruit acts like both treatment and precaution against any infections caused in urinary tract as per the research there are certain compounds found commonly in both blueberries and cranberries.

# Slows down ageing process
People who are interested in staying young for long time can increase the amount of blueberries being taken daily basis due to the anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants presence in this fruit which will set up a shield around the brain to prevent any deterioration and signs of ageing.

# Cuts down belly fat
Daily consumption of blueberries is known to help in cutting down the fat reduction which when continuously done for 3 months will give perfect results.

# Avoids cancer
Ellagic acid and pterostilbene in blueberries are to known to give power to the body to fight against cancer also the phenolic compounds of blueberries are known to control the growth of colon cancer cells.

# Helps in digestion
1 cup of this fruit satisfies the 14% of fiber requirement for the body on daily basis due to the richer presence of dietary fibers that are known to treat any chronic constipation along with presence of nutrients like copper, fructose, sodium and vitamins which is known to help in proper functioning of digestive system.

# Fixes depression
Drugs are not the solution for those who want to set their mood right and want to come out for depression, fruits work great for those suffering with depression without creating any problems further.

Among all the varieties of blueberries available in order to get maximum benefits of this fruit it is suggested to go with the ones which are deeper in color since it is the proof of them having increased number of antioxidants also having lesser rank on GI hence this will not be problematic even for people suffering with diabetes to consume.

Blueberries also are known to control sugar levels in patients who are troubled with type 2 diabetes, also raw consumption of this fruit is known to give more benefits than those in any other cooked form. Frozen berries are not known to be void of all the beneficial antioxidants and deprive our body from taking advantage of this.

Know The Reason Why Drink Lemon Water in The Morning

Lemon is a yellow natural product whose mash, squeeze, peel and even its pizzazz can be solely utilized as a part of nourishment further the acrid taste of lemon is because of the nearness of 5 % to 6% of citrus extract in lemon juice. This unmistakable taste of lemon squeeze additionally makes it one of the vital fixings either when it is utilized as a part of beverages or even nourishment like mixed drinks, lemonade and soda pops.

Lemon squeeze likewise can be made into an additive for specific sustenances which oxidize and turn chestnut after they are cut like apples, bananas and avocados, it is the nearness of acids which denatures the catalysts which bring about searing and debasement of nourishments.

This is not the end to the ways in which these lemons can be used, there is also one of the effect methods which is drinking lemon water early in the morning to get flat tummy, here we give you facts which will surely force you to give a try for lemon water in the morning:

# Cancer cells are known to breed in acidic body but even any human body is known to perform better when it has higher alkaline content. Lemon though is famous for being an acidic fruit also is known to be great alkalizing agent when it gets into the human body also lessening the acidic levels. Though there are very few people who know that their body is acidic due to the food being eaten and things to which skin is exposed however this can be beaten by lemon water to lessen pH levels.

# Great source of Vitamins and Minerals. It is known that this yellow fruit is richer source of Vitamin C which is known to be anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and also helps in developing immune system, Vitamin B which is for production of energy, Riboflavin helps in growth, repair and development of tissue along with minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous which help in adding strength to bones and teeth.

# It is not necessary that this will have any effect on the morning coffee cup that has great taste and aroma along with warmth instead taking lemon water will only be suggestible for people who are ready to postpone their cup of coffee for 30 minutes.

# Liver purification. Liver is the main organ which detoxifies, produces protein and bio-chemicals which are known to be responsible for proper body digestion. It has been found that lemon water helps liver to carry out all its responsibilities even more effectively since it increases the number of enzymes which detoxify liver, apart from this lemon is known to be diuretic which helps in increasing the rate at which urination happens which ultimately purifies the body.

# Halts age. Lemon is known to help in erasing the wrinkles also having a better appearance of skin on regular consumption. If the body has too many toxins then the skin does not look healthy which can be fought with lemon water to get clear and glowing skin. Lemon also has citric acid which helps in fighting against acne making this one of the cheapest and most commonly available remedy to treat wrinkles and get glowing skin at the same time.

# Resolves respiratory problems. Lemon water is known to treat any chest infections and stop any smaller coughs, also lemon is known to be best treatment for people suffering from asthma and allergies. Lemon is also known to treat bad breath and any tooth ache along with gingivitis due to the higher rate of citric acid which when taken in increased content will cause harm to tooth enamel.

# Helps in weight loss. Too many toxins and waste products in liver will have effect on the body metabolism which in turn increases body fat. Lemon water is known to help liver in removal of all the waste products also increasing the body fat however lemon has to be supported by proper diet and physical activity.

Here is the process in which homemade lemon water can be prepared for consumption in morning:

  1. Take a glass full of water either cool or even at room temperature and those suffering with any digestion problems can use hot water.
  2. Now squeeze juice from half slice of fresh lemon into this glass of water
  3. Stir this and drink without any sugar.

It is advised to not use bottled lemon water due to increased presence of sulphites which results in allergy among several people.

Breathing Techniques for Anxiety

Each and everybody are influenced by tension, in all times. Individuals who extremely experience the ill effects of nervousness may encounter numerous wellbeing issues including alarm/uneasiness assaults, uneven/quick pulse, or now and again it might even prompt mid-section torment/heart assault. Preventive measures are to be taken to control your breathing and (BP) blood pressure.

Specialists propose that breathing activities are one of the most ideal approaches to beat tension. The accompanying breathing strategies will help you control your nervousness and fits of anxiety:

# Skull Shining Breath or “Kapalabhati”:

  • Begin with a slow and long inhale, followed by a quick and powerful exhale
  • While breathing out, remember that it should be generated from the lower belly by contracting it completely
  • Continue the procedure as fast as you can by inhaling-exhaling every two seconds
  • Repeat this breathing technique for 10 times

# The Measured Breath:

Measured breath technique helps you calm your anxiety / panic attacks. This is how you can do it:

  • You can either sit or stand, before beginning the breathing technique
  • Loosen up a little before starting
  • Relax your hands and drop your shoulders and place your hands on either side
  • Slowly breathe in through your nose allowing your stomach to expand up to 4 counts
  • Now hold for a second and release your breath slowly and smoothly till 7 counts
  • Repeat this technique for a few minutes

# The Bumble Bee Breath:

Bumble Bee Breath is commonly practiced in meditation workshops. This helps you in calming your mind. This is how you have to do it:

  • Comfortably sit in straight position
  • Relax your shoulders
  • Open up your chest by inhaling slowly and filling your lungs to the extent that you can
  • Now close your eyes and ears with your fingers and thumbs respectively
  • Make a low humming sound with your jaw relaxed and lips closed
  • Hold this position for 3 – 4 seconds and make a slow and long exhalation
  • Repeat this breathing technique for 5 – 10 times for better results

# Equal Breathing or “SamaVritti”:

This breathing technique helps you relieve your body from stress and clears you mind.

  • Slowly breathe in through your nose as you count to 4
  • In a similar way, slowly breathe out on a count of 4
  • Focus on your breathe, as breathing through your nose helps in providing natural resistance

# Progressive Relaxation:

  • Slowly close your eyes
  • Focus on tensing and relaxing each muscle group of your body for 2 – 3 seconds
  • Start with your feet and toes and work all the way up to the legs, knees thighs, hips, chest, neck, face and your eyes
  • Maintain slow and deep breaths all the time
  • Hold for 5 counts and then exhale through your mouth or nose on release

# Guided Visualization:

  • Relax yourself completely
  • Lie down and close your eyes and imagine yourself in a “happy place”, focus on pleasant things
  • Take a deep breath through your nose
  • Visualize yourself in a desired direction; do not let negative thoughts shatter your mind
  • Embrace this peaceful mind position for few seconds and relax your body