Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tasty Dates for Your Health

Dates have hot and dry nature; they strengthen the stomach, cure diseases caused by air and mucus disorder, and increase body weight. Dates are very useful for people suffering from cough. If you drink buttermilk right after eating dates, the dates will immediately digest.

In some places of India dates are used for making fruit sugar (jaggery or gur), and candies. Their nutritional value is very high, and sweet taste makes them an attractive and satisfying meal.

Dates give us strength, endurance, increase life expectancy and sexual potency. Therefore, those whose bodies are exhausted because of excessive sexual activity, those who often fall into depression, and people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, should eat as much dates as possible daily for a few months.

Sugar contained in dates digest easily and contains quite a lot of calories. Anyone who wants to increase his strength must eat every day from 15 to 20 dates after a meal. Such a person should also drink daily at least half a liter of milk and do physical exercises. Then after forty days he will feel a surge of energy, determination and optimism.

The combination of milk, cream and dates also makes a great breakfast for those who suffer from anemia or feels general weakness.

Those who have troubles because of morning constipations should drink a glass of boiled milk with 4-5 dates before bedtime. Dates contain lots of vitamins A, B and C, and this combination lets the body resist various viruses and infections.

Dates also contain proteins, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin, through which they literally charge the body with energy. Dates can be used in many dishes, including sweet and vegetable dishes, spices and sour chutney.

Dates provide cleansing effect on the digestive system, resolving mucus, so they are especially useful at chest diseases and coughing. Dates strengthen heart, liver, and kidneys.

They also promote development of nerve endings of the brain and increases appetite.
Eating dates regularly improves intestinal micro flora, promoting generation of good bacteria in it.

Dates have potentially acidic nature. In this way they maintain the acid balance in the body and nourish the blood.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Natural Vitamins for Healthy Life

Natural vitamins are essential to healthy life. There are many different types of vitamins; each of them has its own specific benefit to various parts and functions of the human body.

If the human body is afflicted without the essential natural vitamins just for a short period of time, it leads to disease and sickness as a result.

Vitamins can help prevent disease in two main ways: by preventing the deficiency syndromes of the particular vitamin and through the health benefits conferred at the expense of vitamin balance.

As you know vitamin A is important for our vision. It is also important for bone growth, reproduction, cell division and cell differentiation. In the same way other natural vitamins promote your health support.

There are two types of vitamins:
Water-Soluble - These vitamins (B and C complex) do not tend to accumulate in our body organs and usually their reserves depletion happens very quickly. As you can see it is very important to have regular daily intakes of these vitamins.
Fat-Soluble - Vitamins A, D, E and K stay in the body as they are accumulated in the liver.

• Vitamin A is responsible for vision, normal bone and tooth development, reproduction, skin health; mitigate the risk of certain cancers.
• Vitamin B complex maintains the central nervous system, is necessary for the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids, essential to healthy skin;
• Vitamin C participates in collagen creation, builds up blood vessels, skin, teeth and bones and rids the body of free radicals.
• Vitamin E – This is a strong antioxidant that protects joints from free radicals, very important for healthy skin.
• Vitamin K – This vitamin assists with mineral deposit into the bone matrix.

Today with "natural vitamins" more is meant than meets the eye, for the first eye it seems to be vitamins taken from natural products. But unfortunately that is not so. It should seem these organic nutrients are in supply if we bring to bear enough fresh fruit and vegetables.

Due to the following factors, it is not always possible for us to get the necessary vitamins (even we eat enough of fresh fruit and vegetables): impoverished soil, modern processing methods, pollution, and popularity of Junk food. So with "natural vitamins" any type of qualitative vitamins is meant.

It turns out that you can feel reliance in fresh fruit and vegetable only if you know best where they were grown and how fresh are they. As an alternative many people now have to take vitamin supplements. Sometimes it is the optimum choice, but it is of primal importance to prefer good vitamin complex. A good multivitamin is the foundation of health and nutrition.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Healthy Lunch for Kids

Sometimes idea for homemade lunches for kids is far less attractive than shopping around the corner. But you can save your cash and enhance your kids' health with healthy lunch ideas below. For instance, a balanced lunch can include some vegetables and fruit (a carrot and an apple), some grain products (half pita) and serving of meat or tuna.

Take kid for grocery shopping and let him select his favorite foods. To prepare a healthy lunch take turkey, cold cooked meat such as ham, beef or chicken, tuna, wheat bread and some vegetables. Try to skip eggs, oil and mayonnaise to lessen the fat and cholesterol. Mix a few of your favorite ingredients, and see what happens!

It is rather hard to store food properly. Use insulated lunch boxes or bags with frozen ice or gel packs for food safety. Many of them can be made in the evening the day before and then saved for lunch. This saves on clean-up time. Pack foods in the lunch box in the morning.

Lunch may be enjoyable! Try to prepare nutritious and interesting lunches for your kids. Involve your children in planning lunches as they will eat more willingly a lunch that they have chosen. Get them different kinds of breads, like whole grain tortillas, pitas or bagels, sandwich fixings, and then add some healthy additions. Little ones especially love the fun possibilities.

Be creative while selecting foods for your children's lunches. Keep them interested with lunches containing a variety of tastes, colors and textures. Offer various types of products in different combinations.  For example, applying pita, flatbread, tortilla, or cereal instead of bread can make lunch more interesting for your kid. Try some combinations for lunch such as grain crackers with a cheese; fresh cut fruits mixed into yogurt; combined raisins, dried apricots, and apple with pumpkin; yogurt and oatmeal muffin and so on.

Don't forget to make your dessert a delicious part of lunch. Use fresh fruits for dessert instead of candy or cookies. You can mix apple sauce with syrup, honey, jelly, cinnamon, or even add a small part of chocolate bar. Those mouthwatering desserts may be tasty and nourishing.

Just like adults when your kid is hungry he will look for some unhealthy junk food if there is no tasty healthy foods at his fingertips. Keep in mind that healthy school lunches provide children with nutrients they need for their growth, development, and give kid the energy to study at school.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Benefits of Positive Emotions. Part 2.

Thus, the purpose of negative emotions is to help us survive and that of positive emotions to help us thrive. Psychologists say that positive emotions promote people to see positive meaning in all events. When thinking and attention are broadened by positive emotions, a person learns to be aware that there is an opportunity behind every adversity.

Thus, people who find a positive affect during ordinary events and keep positive emotions during chronic stress or chronic illness are able to cope with all problems. In bereavement, people with positive emotions adapt quicker to loss and set up new life goals.

It is very important to bring more positive emotions into life. Doing relaxation techniques including meditation, yoga, and muscle relaxation exercises can be helpful. Also, a person should take time to rest completely because the better rested he is, the more effective he will be.

It is urgent to evaluate every situation we are in and try to find positive meaning. One of the most positive emotions related to relaxation techniques is contentment. Contentment is particularly useful for reversing negative emotions and reframing adverse event in a positive light.

Doing something we like can help us relax, and let us forget about the world for awhile. It’s very important to keep our thoughts on our own dreams and goals, and keep them off of the circumstances and people that cause negative emotions. We need to learn to preserve our emotional energy by staying calm and positive in difficult situations rather than allowing our self to be upset or angry.

All successful people are able to keep themselves calm much longer than the common person does. They are more relaxed and coped with their emotions. They remain objective and don’t take things personally. Due to fact of being aware that negative emotions deprive the energy they don’t permit themselves to become upset or angry over circumstances.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Benefits of Positive Emotions. Part 1.

Usually people might express different combinations of emotions. Basically, emotions reflex people’s relation to life. Some people are chronically stuck in a negative emotion, like grief, while the others experience a positive one, like contentment.

As a person gets aware to name his emotions, he might cope with the negative ones and replace them with positive.

Positive emotions such as joy, hope, optimism, love, contentment and gratitude promote an individual to a personal growth and improve the quality of one’s life and a sense of emotional well-being. The positive emotions entail creative thoughts which encourage people to explore the world. It has been shown that "individuals who express higher level of positive emotion show more constructive and flexible thinking".

Positive emotions give us energy. When one is excited and communicates with people he loves and enjoys, he sparkles with enthusiasm. Under these emotions people tend to think of more possibilities and options to solve any problem they face.

However, positive emotions are only one half of the equation. Negative emotions can cause a serious harm to any effect of positive emotions. While experiencing negative emotions a person might "miss the forest for the trees". Negative emotions are fueled by an underlying fear of the unknown.

However, if that becomes motivation to then learn it and deal with it that is very useful. The negative emotions such as fear or anger can motivate a person to take an immediate action against a threat or escape it.