Saturday, January 11, 2014


1. Popcorn. It is100 percent whole grain and it’s also a great source of fiber Popcorn also has great plant chemicals called polyphenols which have anti-oxidant properties. They fight the free radicals that are in your body and in the environment that ruin skin and other body cells.
2. Potatoes. While low-carb enthusiasts might be shocked to see the potatoes presence on a power food list. Carbs are so essential because they give your body, your brain, your red blood cells, your whole nervous system the basic glucose that you need to be energized. They also enhance the production of serotonin, that wonderful chemical that keeps you from being depressed.
3. Cereal. Aim for whole grain, high fiber, low sugar cereal because the fiber and whole grains fills you up, and the whole grains protect you against disease. Cereal is also a great “cluster” food that goes well with other foods like yogurt, fruit, or nuts.

4. Nuts. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed longevity benefits for those who ate an ounce of nuts every day. 
5. Eggs. They’re a source of high-quality protein. Two-thirds of the fat in an egg actually comes from unsaturated fats. Including it as part of your breakfast or as part of your lunch actually fills you up to the extent that you reduce your calorie intake.


Friday, August 9, 2013

Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut Water
(Liquid from Coconuts)
Coconut water is not water with coconut flavor added. It's the fluid inside the coconut, not to be confused with coconut milk, which is an emulsion of coconut water and fresh grated coconut. So coconut water is a type of juice.
Compared to other juices, coconut water has similar or fewer carbohydrates and calories in an 8-ounce serving. However, coconut water has more potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium than most juices. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 46
Calories from Fat 4
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Carbohydrates 8.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 11%
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 1.7g
Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 6% · Iron 4%

The Secret to a Healthy Skin

Leave aside drinking; the mere application of coconut water can make your skin glow instantly. It can even act as a natural moisturizer and keep pimples at bay. 
  • It brings an instant glow to your skin. For this, wash your face with coconut water every day. This will soon give you a glowing, smooth, and even-toned skin. Also, a pack of turmeric, coconut water, and red sandalwood paste will help you get a smooth and flawless complexion.
  • As it is light in consistency, it can also be used as a natural moisturizer. It helps in reducing the oil and greasiness of the skin. It is highly recommended for people with oily skin.
  • It can cure your sun tan as well. For this, apply a pack of multani mitti (fuller’s earth) and coconut water daily. This natural face pack removes tan and dark spots, leaving your skin with a radiant glow.
  • Washing your face daily with fresh coconut water can also help you to prevent blackheads, acne, blemishes and pimples that often take away your good night’s sleep.
  • If you have a dry and dull skin, a splash of coconut water or a gentle dab of it can rehydrate your skin instantly. Besides this, coconut water is a fantastic hydrating alternative to water. Drinking it can cure dehydration, thereby keeping your skin soft and supple. It is this dehydration in the body which does not allow the excretion of body toxins, leading to several skin related ailments. 

For your beautiful hair

Benefits of coconut on your dull and frizzy hair are umpteen. No! it is not the coconut oil that is being discussed here. It is fresh coconut water that can do wonders to your otherwise lifeless hair.
  • It addresses the issue of hair loss by improving blood circulation in the scalp. And, it is this proper blood flow, which enhances the density of hair and strengthens the hair follicles preventing it from breakage.
  • Massaging hair with coconut water every day can bid adieu to unruly, rough and frizzy hair. It makes your hair smooth, soft, and shiny. With its powerful hydrating properties, coconut water moisturizes your hair roots, giving them much strength. It can also be used as a natural conditioner.
  • It comes with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which prevents itchy scalp, dandruff, and other infections that hinder hair growth.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Soothing Showers

As if a cool breeze of wind,

A gentle tolerance-filled mind,

Harmless tone! Sweet and matured

Caring to delight her 'a being dignified' !

Unspoken words of enduring amity,

Soothing showers on her of admire and rely ;

 The rainy season is hailing !

Soil and water might be mingling !!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Compassion – a painkiller for your mind

When we experience physical pain, we reach out for painkillers. But when it comes to emotional pain, there seems to be no reliable way to find relief. As a result, many turn into anti-depressants, alcohol and other self-destructive options.

When we experience emotional pain, we tend to become entangled in self-defeating thoughts. All we think about is our suffering, our pain.

There is an effective and safe remedy to relieve emotional pain without resorting to pills, or abusing substances. Best of all, this remedy is available to everyone for free. It’s called compassion.

The word compassion comes from the Latin word compati meaning “to suffer together”. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines compassion as “the sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”

Thus, compassion works by making us forget our problems as we help others deal with theirs. If you are in the middle of emotional turmoil, activate your compassionate side – it works wonders.

Compassion can be likened to a painkiller, except that physical painkillers offer temporary relief whereas compassion has long-term effects. Scientific researches endorse the therapeutic power of compassion.

According to a study published in the journal of Experimental Social Psychology, those who demonstrated high levels of compassion for others were more receptive to social support, enabling them to better handle acute psychological stress and maintain overall well-being.

Although compassion is an inherent aspect of all human beings, in most people, it remains a dormant virtue.

What makes compassion really worth the shot is that not only does it help alleviate our own pain but it also helps lessen another person’s agony.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Correct Way of Eating Fruits

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths.It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat. 

  • IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! * FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities. 
  •   FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the
     fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

  • So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals!  

  • Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach. 

  • There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all  fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. 

  • If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits,
    you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

  • When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans.
     Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.
  • But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body.

  •  Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look! 

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke. 

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away,lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant.Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.
GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C.. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

God bless us

No few candles to glow
No new cracker to blow

Heart’s filled with goodness and peace
Bringing smile on few people’s face
Seeing people happy to the surround
Enlightening the soul out-of-bound

It is believed the Goddess Ma Laxmi visits to them
Those who buy gold and decorate lavishly the room
I perceive God loves harmless and honest soul
! God showers blessing to them, as well !

Saturday, October 2, 2010

sailing forlorn

Sailing out the dinghy
Presuming, knew the destiny
Now, no soar is visible
Un-ending journey to trail
Unsecured and fear in mind
Of a forlorn journey ahead
Endless and need to cover
Can be pleasant or stormy, but a due for the loner
 A dream, of feeling the goodness of the World
And to be loved, cared and so nurtured
Now, left out utterly abandoned
It might not be a dream, thus, its greed
Of moving around the best part of the World.
The dream was off beam, dishonorable greed!!
"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves."
- Helen Keller