Showing posts from December, 2014

10 Wonderful health benefits of celery

10 Wonderful health benefits of celery Even though celery is often talked about in terms of its benefits for people trying to lose weight, it’s not just made up of simply fibre and water. It is low in calories, but it also contains a whole range of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional ingredients and was used in medicine since ancient times. You can eat it raw, cook it as a vegetable or add to stews and here are twenty of the wonderful health benefits of celery: 1. Fungal infections Have you ever wondered why ashy celery lasts for so long? Well, partly, it’s because it contains a whole range of natural fungicides. If you eat a stick of celery a day, it can help keep the nasty microbes in your body in check too. 2. It has anti-ageing properties Health benefits of celery include anti-ageing. Celery is a good source of Vitamins A and C, which act as anti-oxidants and protect your skin from the signs of ageing caused by free radicals. They also contain Vitamin E,

Treat Wrinkles with Natural Herbal Remedies!

Skin  Wrinkles  typically show up as we age!  With aging process, the skin cells divide more slowly, and the dermis (inner layer of the skin) begins to thin.  With aging, skin also loses its elasticity, is less able to retain moisture, oil-secreting glands are less efficient and the skin is slower to heal.  Elastin ,  and the collagen fibers (the major structural proteins in the skin), loosen and unravel, causing  depressions on the skin surface.  All these factors contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.  Unhealthy living, pollution, prolonged periods of stress & anxiety, inadequate sleep, improper diet and  lack of exercise further, can lead to premature signs of aging, the first being the wrinkles with a dull skin!  To combat the problem of wrinkles, all you need to do is afford some time and use natural ingredients easily available in our kitchens.  Let’s try out some of the natural remedies for managing wrinkles - Take egg white and to it mix 2 tsp of glyce

Cure Leukonychia (white spots on nails) with Healthy Eating!

Healthy Diet, Healthy Nails & a Beautiful You! Leukonychia  ( Greek,  leuko  -white,  onyx-  nail)  is a medical term for white spots appearing on the fingernails usually due to  dehydration , f ungal infection ,  deficiency of  potassium  &  zinc , nail  trauma, eczema  or the  psoriasis .  Sometimes it is harmless, while in other cases it may be a sign of an underlying medical problem  such as nutritional deficiency.  Occasionally,  white spots on nails may indicate an allergic reaction to a product used on the nail, such as nail paints, hardener, or polish remover. If you want strong & healthy nails, be sure to  include foods  rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and  iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, sulphur , as well as the essential fatty acids.  Multivitamin supplements can also be taken to treat a  vitamin  deficiency. Make a conscious effort to consume fresh fruits and green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, etc.), nuts, beans, fish and eggs, among other nail-