Wednesday, September 17, 2014

5 Recipes of Indian Kheer

Make several types of Indian kheers like anjeer kheer, carrot kheer or mixed fruit kheer to celebrate every occasion as well as to satisfy your taste buds.

India is a delightful merging of various kinds of people with interesting traditions, life style and special cuisine. Indian recipes are best by means of hygiene, health, taste, and its special time to eat on special occasion to induce more sweetness in the air. Sweet dishes in India have special connection to every Indian's heart. Sweet dishes like gajar ka halwa is best dish to celebrate your every victory and puran poli is very much popular is Maharashtra state to celebrate every traditional occasion sweetly. Kheer is all time favorite sweet dish of every Indian from north to south and from east to west. So, each region of India has its own method to welcome you with the special kheer recipe that makes your taste buds to want more and more. Check out different recipes to satisfy your hunger for the mouthwatering Indian kheer.

Indian kheer - a sweet dish
Regular kheer:

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked rice, 2 cups milk, 1/3 cup condensed milk, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, 1 tsp ghee

  • Mix cooked rice and milk together in one pan
  • Now stir continuously on low flame of stove for 10-15 minutes
  • After stirring for long time, add sugar, cardamom powder, ghee and mix all the ingredients perfectly
  • Let the sugar get dissolved completely
  • Serve hot in a bowl
  • You can also use artificial sweetener instead of sugar
With traditional kheer, you can also make below given five special types of kheer to enjoy on every occasion.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Surprising Health Benefits of Pine Tree

Pine trees have long, needle-shaped leaves, and are in huge demand for lumber, landscaping, erosion control, privacy screens, and several other medicinal uses.

Pine trees are evergreen and produce dense shade, have a wonderful citrus-like smell, and look very attractive in the winter landscape, as the long pine needles blow in the wind and reflect the sunlight. Pine trees have a long life, and generally reach ages of 100-1000 years old or more and nearly all of the parts of pine tree have some types of survival use, including their sticky sap, edible bark, and wood, which is an outstanding fire-starter. Pine trees distinguishes itself from other trees by having uncovered seeds borne in pairs on the bracts of (female) cones and narrow leaves (needles) set in bundles of 2 - 5 and with an enduring or deciduous sheath at their bases and such bundles of needles are known as fascicles. Now let’s see the surprising health benefits of this fast growing Pine trees.

Pine Trees

Monday, September 8, 2014

Acne triggering foods

To get gorgeous acne free skin, stay away from food items that are responsible for acne breakouts like bread, sugar, coffee, dairy products, and deep fried foods.

Acne is normal in teenage life phase, when everyone gets acne breakout due to hormonal changes in our body. But with essential skin care routine and right diet plan, we can control outbreak of acne. Acnes are considered as a result of clogged pore with skin oil. Due to blockage of dead skin and pollution, skin gets irritated and excess skin oil comes out from pores. With modification in your diet, you can reduce the excess production of skin oil and reduce occurrence of acnes to give you beautiful flawless skin. There are certain foods in our regular diet that increases the oil production to more than average. So, avoiding those foods can help you to stop acne. Check out some of the top acne triggering foods to stay away from.

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Dairy products: Dairy products like cheese, milk and butter can keep your skin oil levels higher. These dairy products also trigger acne building hormones. Access consumption of dairy products and especially milk cream make you more prone to acne. Besides cow milk, you can consume almond or coconut milk.

Sweet: Increased amount of sugar in your diet can lead you to have more acne. Sugar is considered as pro-inflammatory ingredient that increases the progress of inflammatory acne condition. To reduce the occurrence of inflammatory process of acne, person must lower the consumption of sugar. You can use honey, maple syrup or sweet fruits to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Coffee: A cup of aromatic coffee in the morning makes your day more than just good, as well as it also say good morning to acne breakout. Yes, research has proven that excess consumption of coffee can lead to acne. It stimulates sebaceous glands and increases the process of inflammation. So, you can replace your brewing coffee with green tea or yerba mate as good morning beverage.

Bread: Wheat products such as English muffin or bread are inflammatory food products that act negatively on your flawless skin. So, it is mandatory to stay away from bread to get desired acne free skin. Bread or English muffin insert three big triggers of acne: sugar, soy and dairy. So, bread will increase chances of having aggressive acne three times.

Peanuts: Peanuts consists of androgen that increases the production of sebum. Acne gets worse due to uncontrolled production of sebum. For acne free skin, you must avoid peanut butter and other products of peanuts to get flawless skin. You can switch to almond or cashews instead of peanuts to get relief from irritating acne.

Diet soda: Artificial foods like diet soda and other cold drinks increase the chances of having worse acne. It reduces the pH levels in your body, and the production of sebum increases. It results into the clogged pores and acne. To improve the alkaline environment of your body, reduce the consumption of artificial foods for acne free skin.

Processed/Refined foods: Processed or refined foods have high glycemic index and more salt that increases the acne prone hormone levels. Processed foods offer a good environment for acne causing bacteria to grow. So, do not consume processed and fried foods too much. Avoid refined foods as much as you can to reduce outburst of acne in even teenage years.

Soy: Tofu and other soy products are the main cause of building acne breakout around mouth and along jawline. Soy contains estrogens naturally into it that increases the sebum production. Stop using soy in your diet to say bye-bye to acne around mouth and jawline.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Natural Ways to get Gorgeous

The secret ingredients to look gorgeous are easily available in your kitchen. There are many foods in your kitchen that make you look incredibly beautiful.

It’s no secret that these days, women have become more conscious when it comes to their looks. They want to look gorgeous and attractive all the time. In order to fulfill their desire of looking beautiful, many women spend thousands of dollars at the salon and on expensive beauty products. But such expensive beauty products are loaded with chemicals and harmful additives. So, forget these pricey chemical filled beauty products and add charm to your beauty with foods items found very easily in your kitchen. Foods are the most reliable beauty tool for younger looking skin, fuller hair and a whiter smile. Here is a list of some of the superfoods for beauty that should be included in your daily diet to get gorgeous naturally.

 gorgeous girl with beautiful smile

Foods to Look Gorgeous

Fruits and Vegetables for vivacious skin

Dark orange, red and green colored fruits and vegetables are considered as the best foods for skin. These vegetables are packed with beta carotene, an antioxidant, which gets converted to vitamin A in our body. Beta-carotene also protects skin against sun damage. Vitamin A reduces the signs of aging as well as treats dry skin and skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis and sunburn.

Due to the benefits this skin-healthy nutrient, it is used in many skin creams. Fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene are apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, red bell peppers, mangoes, pumpkin, romaine lettuce, squash, red peppers, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, sweet potato, etc.

Friday, September 5, 2014

1 Bucket of water and salt keep your stress away

Taking a salt bath daily is the most relaxing way to keep your stress away. And best of all, it is very affordable, bringing all the advantages of a costly spa trip at your own home.

Stress seems to be so common in everyone's life today, and it affects anyone - male or female, young or old, intelligent or unintelligent, rich or poor. Your stress level increases if you’ve been upset by a person or circumstances, feel worried about a current problem or predicting a future decision. Instead of letting your stress take over your life, it’s better to try easy and most relaxing ways to reduce stress and relieve tension in your mind and body. Natural ways like medication, eating healthy, etc. are the best ways to keep your stress away, but many people don’t follow it and rush to salons and clinics for massage therapies, which are very expensive. Now let’s see one natural and scientific way that can help you to leave the stress of the day behind and to relax physically and mentally. The easiest way is provided here - 1 bucket of warm water + salt = cheapest way to treat yourself with royal sitting in the comfort of your own home.

water and salt keep your stress away

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Benefits of Eating with Hands instead of Spoons and Forks

There are many hidden benefits of eating food with hands. Check them out here to ditch those forks and spoons, and start using your hands to eat.

Eating with hands is an age old tradition followed in India. But unfortunately, this tradition is rapidly disappearing among new generation that is more inclined towards Western culture. They prefer eating with spoons and forks instead of hands. In fact, in today’s times, the practice of eating with hands is considered to be unhygienic, disgusting and primitive. It's really bad that most people are unaware of the fact that this ancient practice has a number of health benefits. Even in Ayurveda, it has been mentioned that eating with your hands can benefit your health in numerous ways. A few surprising benefits of eating with hands are given below. Take a look and you’re sure to ditch those spoons and forks right away.

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According to a study published by the American Academy of Food Science, eating with hands is much more beneficial to health than eating with the spoon, fork and knife. Because eating with your hands makes you feel full, sooner and thus prevent you from overeating. Moreover, using your hands facilitates your body to readily absorb more nutrients because the food that you eat is also absorbed into your bloodstream through your hands unlike when you eat with spoons or forks. There are many other benefits like these that support the practice of eating with hands.

Increase energy levels

According to Ayurveda, human body is composed of five elements - air, water, fire, earth and space. An imbalance in any one of these elements can disrupt the immunity system and cause various diseases. Also ayurvedic texts teaches us that each of our finger is related to one of the five elements (the thumb indicates fire, the index finger represents air, the middle finger correlates with sky, the ring finger indicates earth and the little finger indicates water). So when you join your fingers and thumb to eat food, you unknowingly bring all these five elements together and keep them in harmony with one another. Eventually, the energy level of your body increases and helps you stay healthy.

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