Friday, October 14, 2011


The majority of people know that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is very important. Fruits and vegetables divided into different color groups. Each group provide specific benefits.

Red Fruits and Vegetables
Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to name a few. These nutrients reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce tumor growth an LDL Cholesterol levels scavenge harmful free-radicals, and support join tissue in arthritis cases.

Orange and Yellow fruits and vegetables
Contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce age-related macular degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium, and calcium to build healthy bones. 

 Green vegetables and Fruit
Green vegetables contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. The nutrients found in these vegetables reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalize digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals, and boost immune system activity. 

 Blue and purple fruits and vegetables
Contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin. Similar to the previous nutrients, these nutrients support retinal health, lower LDL cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve calcium and other mineral absorption, fight inflammation, reduce tumor growth, act as an anti-carcinogens in the digestive tract and limit the activity of cancer cells.

White fruits and vegetables
Contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity. These nutrients also activate natural killer B and T cells, reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancer and balance hormone levels, reducing the risk of hormone-related cancers. 

 The nutrients found in the above fruits and vegetables have a significant impact on our health.
Quercetin, which is found in apples, onions and other citrus fruits, not only prevents LDL cholesterol oxidation, but also helps the body cope with allergens and other lung and breathing problems. 

Ellagic acid, which is mainly found in raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates, and walnuts, has been proven in many clinical studies to act as an antioxidant and anticarcinogens in the gastrointestinal tract. This nutrient also has been proven to have an anti-proliferative effect on cancer cells, because it decreases their ATP production. 

The best-known of the carotenoids, beta-carotene, is converted into vitamin A upon entering the liver. Although being known for its positive effects on eyesight, it has also been proven to decrease cholesterol levels in the liver.
Clinical studies have proven that lycopene, mainly found in tomatoes, may decrease the risk of prostate cancer, as well as protect against heart disease.

Lutein, which is found in blueberries and members of the squash family, is important for healthy eyes. However, it does support your heart too, helping to prevent against coronary artery disease. 

Along with the above stated nutrients, there are even more nutrients found in fruits and vegetables that provide a great deal of support to our body. Almost everyone has heard of vitamin C, which keeps our immune system strong; speeds wound healing, and promote strong muscles and joints. This nutrient is scattered throughout the spectrum of fruits, but commonly associated with oranges and other citrus fruits. Potassium, which is the nutrient most Americans are deficient in, does great things for our hearts, and lowers blood pressure. 

Another good food component many people don't get enough of if fiber, found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Flavonoids, which include anthocyanins, flavones, isoflavones, proantocyanidins, quercetin and more, are found almost everywhere. They are responsible for the colors in the skins of fruits and vegetables and help to stop the growth of tumor cells and potent antioxidants. They also can reduce inflammation.
Beta-glucan, found in mushrooms, stabilizes and balances the body's immune system by supporting white blood cells. EGCG is found in tea and has been shown to reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer. It boosts the immune system and encourages T-cell formation, which defends our body against sickness and disease.
Bioflavonoids, which are found in citrus fruits, are considered a companion to vitamin C because they extend the value of it in the body. These nutrients have the capabilities to lower cholesterol levels and support joint collagen in arthritis cases. 

The number one excuse for not eating the required five servings of fruits and vegetables each day is they are too expensive. However, as compared to the amount of money spent on prepackaged, processed, and fast foods, most fruits and vegetables (with the exception of those that are not in season) are not all that expensive.
Because frozen fruits and vegetables retain the majority of their nutritional value, they can be an excellent alternative when certain foods are out of season. 

Someone who is not able to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day can also drink fruit and vegetable drinks in their place. Although this shouldn't become a habit, fruit and vegetable drink mixes can be an excellent substitute when you're rushed or traveling.
The need for fruits and vegetables in our diet is growing rapidly with the type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol, hypertension that result from the "Typical American Diet" of fatty meats, processed sugars, and refined grains. 

Great fruit drink mixes and vegetable mixes can be found at your local health food store or internet health food store. 

So choose your fruits and vegetables for effective and to receive desire health benefits. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011


KEEP YOUR HEART ON A SONG….Lead a life filled with love & cherished moments.

You may be young and upwardly mobile. But now you live can have an influence on your heart health. A happy heart is also healthy body.

ADD SOME TLC – Tender loving care is a valuable elements in healing and staying well. Friends, family and a good social network are essential to all of us. Your needs can be met by so many others who are already in your life.

MOVE YOUR BODY – Add one form of physical movement – exercise or dance to your day. Decide now to commit an hour a day. Move your body; it needs to feel the joy of movement.

 MIND IT – We have all made decisions in advance about life and how we would react when faced with certain situation. Some of these advanced decisions are great at keeping us on track.

LET IT GO – If you are holding on excess weight let it go. Deciding that weight has served its purposed in the past and now it time go of it together with emotional weight you have been carrying is the first step. Decide in advance how much you are going to drink and eat based on your commitment to your looks and your health.

STICK TO IT – When you have decided to walk for an hour every day, it makes it easier for you to stick to your commitment. Buy an extra pair of running shoes to leave in your car or in your office, so you never have an excuse. 

PEP UP PLEASURE – Add simple pleasures to your day, perhaps a short drive, reading a book, a cream or a cottage that smells good, listening to your happy favorite song. 

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART BEAT – Be grateful how lucky you are to have this time of pure selfishness to truly to be with yourself. Develop spiritual practices like meditating, centering and conscious breathing. Give yourself time every day to connect with your higher self and to go within. If you have never experienced what that feels like, try to silent for a while and place your hand on your hear, feel that beat and see if you can even hear it.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Get rid of Open pores..!!!

Get rid of open pores … Open pores are sign of ageing. They develop as you got older & hormonal imbalances causes pores to open up. Pores are the openings of your sweat glands and are present all over your body. Pores become large due to skin damage. This damage includes previous and current acne and/or free radical damage from the environment. Natural remedies are an effective way to treat open pores on the face. In addition to natural remedies, drink plenty of water, take a multivitamin and eat a colorful diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure you are getting adequate amounts of antioxidants.
·       Apply cold compresses, or ice cubes on the face to reduce the pores size.
·       Tomato pulp helps toning the skin. Live the pulp on face for 5min and then rinse it off with cold water. Frequent application will show more results.
·       Fuller’s earth or multani mitti helps in skin tightening.
·       Papaya pulp is another good toner for skin. Leave it on face for 20 min and then rinse it off with cold water. To remove tan marks add few drops of lemon in the pulp.
·       Any vegetable or fruit that has an astringent quality will help smoothen uneven skin texture and reduce open pores.
·       The juice or pulp of Pineapple and Peaches and Papaya are very good. Always wash your face with cold water after steaming. In humid weather wash the face 2-3 times with cold water. If you have powdered orange peel, use this in place of soap.