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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Golden Milk Drink Recipe

Well I have heard so much about a special drink and I have decided to share it today with you readers after giving it a try. It is no other than the "Golden Milk" drink. Ironically, this drink is not made from gold, but from a combination of of any milk of choice, say coconut, soy, cow, or goat milk, etc and the wonder spice "Turmeric". Well I want to believe that not all of you know what it is. It is a spice that looks very much like ginger, but has an orange-yellow coloured flesh and a brown skin. It comes from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.

 It is native to southern Asia especially India and Indonesia where it has been cultivated and harvested for over 5, 000 years. It is traditionally called " "Indian Saffron" due to its unique deep-yellow orange colour and has been widely used as spice in curries, for healing ailments and as dye for textile. In nigeria it is known as "red ginger".

  Turmeric is well known for its therapeutic properties because it contains a polyphenol known as Curcumin which destroys a wide range of diseases. It is said that, curcumin's healing power can be compared to well known drugs for arthritis such as Cortisone which has huge side effects, but curcumin produces none of these at all.

Health Benefits 

Turmeric when incorporated in your diet, according to Step To Health has over 150 therapeutic functions. Besides rheumatoid arthritis, it has antioxidant, anti-cancer  as well as antiseptic properties.
  • Prevents hair loss, dandruff and calms scalp irritation.
  • It promotes weight loss by regulating the metabolism.
  • Fights flu, cold and bronchitis.
  • It increases the the production of enzymes that digest fats and sugars and deprives cholesterol from developing gall stones.
  • It relieves rheumatoid arthritis by reducing swelling.
  • Enables the correct functionality of the liver.
  • Promotes fast healing of wounds.
  • Reduces menstrual cramps.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Reduces blood sugar level in diabetics.
  • Fights Cancer and leukemia in children.
  • Clears up skin conditionsor and beautifies the skin and prevents premature aging.
  • It fights joint and muscle pains, headaches, and other stress related illnesses.
 This drink has a lot of benefits to overall health and can be consumed at any time of the day and at night before going to bed to aid you to sleep soundly. Black pepper is added to the recipe because it's active compound called Piperine facilitates the absorbtion of curcumin in turmeric by 1000 times.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Important Clues To Keep You Stylish And Healthy In The Raining Season

  It is that time of the year when you get out of the house all dressed up and looking your best and then all of a sudden it starts raining without any previous signs or warning. Sometimes it even starts while you are still at home and if you are not equipped it delays you because you are waiting for it to seize so you do no get wet. Moreso, besides the showers, this season comes with lots of diseases and infections such as cough, sore throat, flu, ... that makes you sick, weak and inactive.The following measures should be adopted in order to prevent such attacks on your health and daily activities:

1. Wear Season Friendly Make Up : 
In order not to end up with the "Teary Face", wear water proof make up. Apply two coats of water proof eye liner and mascara, with this if caught by the rain, you will be sure not to end up with a messy look.

2. Carry Rain Day Accesories:
They include items such as Umbrellas, Shower Caps, Rain Coats, Rain Boots, Rubber foot wears... Always make sure you have an umbrella in your bag for ladies. It comes in different sizes and colours, so choose bright coloured ones which can conviniently be in your bag every day, you can also have an extra big one at home for days when the rain is heavy and windy.Same goes for rain coats which also has different colours. It is mostly used by commercial motor cyclists, business men and women to enable them move freely under the rain as they go about their various businesses. Keep a shower cap in your bag always to wear it when required in order to prevent your hair do to be messed up by the rain.
Buy rubber foot wears such as crocs, sandals or shoes which you can wear then put your work shoes in your bag, so that the rain does not damage them, when you get to work, you can now wear them.

Rain Day Accesories

3. Wear Warming Clothes:
Such as hooded jackets, cardigans, sweaters, socks, gloves to protect your body from cold, and use waterproof bags to safegurd your belongings from getting wet, meanwhile hair products such as anti frizz serums should be used to prevent frizzy hair.

Waterproof Bag

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

How Often Your Bath Towels Should Be Washed

Folded White Bath Towels
"Why do we wash bath towels, Aren't we clean when we use them?"- Steve Wright

Today's post is about bath towels and the thought of the sight of some bath towels make me have goose pimples all over, also when I hear people share bath towels I am so amazed though not very surprised cos I have experienced it at some point while growing up, when I and my two younger siblings had to share a bath towel and wash it after God knows when,lol you picture that?. Nowadays, i know a good number of people who wash their bath towels after 4 weeks of use or even more. This brings me to the question of how long you use your bath towels before you wash them, and how do you wash them?

  Experts recommend that bath towels should be washed after three to five uses, not three to five days or more. This is bacause when used to clean the skin, it removes millions of dead skin flakes, cells and dirt which sticks to the towel fibres. Also, experts say that when towels become wet after drying your body (especially urinary and anal sections), it locks in a lot of moisture, harbours odours faster, this makes them smell musty making it likely to breed moulds and fungus.

Air Drying A Bath Towel
   On the contrary, if you hang wet towels to dry and have some fresh air, these germs and micro organisms can not survive.But towels become wet again, when used the next time, the micro organisms can come alive again, so the best thing to do is to wash them before drying. It is not advisable to share bath towels with family members because if a person has a skin condition or fungal infection such as athlete's foot, it can be transmitted to another person or if it has shown signs of healing, reuse of the same towel can introduce the infection back to the skin.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

8 Ways Green Tea Is Beneficial To Your Health

Green tea was first brewed in China in 2737 BC according to legend, and gradually spread to other parts of Asia. It has come to gain so much popularity in recent years as one of the world's healthiest drinks because it contains natural chemicals called polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants which posesses anti-inflammatory and carcinogenic properties. Also, it contains a powerful compound EGCG (Epigallo catechin Gallate)which has been studied to treat various diseases. It also boosts the immune system and protects the body from free radicals.
    It is produced from the leaves of a plant Camellia Sinensis, from which black and oolong teas are also made, but the difference is that it does not undergo the process of withering and oxidation like the other two. Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks you can include in your daily life,
Below are some of the benefits you can reap from drinking

1. It Burns Fat And Aids In Weight Loss:

     A cup of Green Tea contains about 24-40 mg of Caffeine less than a cup of coffee (100-200 mg) but enough to produce an effect to regulate fat absorption because it is a stimulant notable to that effect. It also improves exercise performance by mobilizing fatty acids from the fat tissues transforming them to be used as energy leading to decrease in body fat especially in the abdominal section. It also improves arthritis by reducing inflammations. In a study which was performed on ten men, it increased energy expenditure by 4%, while another indicated that fat oxidation was increased by 17% which revealed that green tea may increase fat burning in the short term though it may vary with different individuals.

  2. It Can Boost The Mood:

     According to Anxiety Boss, Green Tea raises energy levels, refreshes and increases alertness as well as creativity. It contains the amino acid L-Theanines which are believed to combine with caffeine to improve brain function, reduce symptoms of anxiety, alleviates the mood and make you feel better.

3. Protects The Heart And Helps Promote Long Life:

   It is said that people who drink green tea on a daily basis have a 28% lower risk of coronary artery disease than people who don't. Studies which involved observation of green tea drinkers revealed that they have low tendency to have cardiovascular disease up to the rate of 31%. Total and LDL or 'bad' Cholesterol is lowered and LDL particles are protected from oxidation. If green tea fights Cancer and heart disease which are the major causes of death, it is possible that it can help you live longer.

4. It Can Relieve Stress:

    It contains the chemical L-Theanine which has a calming effect to stress. So if you are feeling stressed get sipping