How To Make Aloe Vera Juice At Home

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Aloe vera juice has numerous health benefits. Click Here to read “20 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice”

Ingredients:

2 tablespoon aloe vera gel
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:

  1.  Wash Aloe Vera leaf under running water to remove mud and dirt.
  2.  Dry it with an absorbent cloth
  3.  Cut down the edges to remove the thorny parts and to open up the leaf.
  4.  Cut and open aloe vera leaf from the middle section.
  5.  Squeeze out the entire gel from the leaf with a knife or a spoon and store in a bowl.
  6.  Add the gel, honey, lemon juice (optional) in a cup of water and blend.

20 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

 

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Aloe Vera Juice has numerous health benefits:

  1.  Helps with weight loss by increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories.
  2.  Lowers high cholesterol.
  3.  Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
  4.  Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
  5.  Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
  6.  Alkalizes the body, helping reduce acidity in the body.
  7.  Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders.
  8.  Reduces high blood pressure
  9.  Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
  10.  Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
  11.  Cures constipation.
  12.  Stabilizes blood sugar.
  13.  Detoxifies the body, helps in eliminating toxins.
  14.  Protects the kidneys from disease.
  15.  Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
  16.  Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.
  17.  Strengthens immune system
  18.  Improves digestive system.
  19.  Aids in healing damage to internal tissues.
  20.  Halts the growth of cancer tumors.

Click here to get the recipe of Homemade Aloe Vera Juice.

6 Things Not To Do After A Meal

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Avoid doing following things after having a meal in order to have good digestion.

1) Don’t sleep:

Sleeping after having a meal causes indigestion which will thus lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

2) Don’t drink cold water during or after meals.

When we drink cold water, our metabolism speeds up. This is because more energy is used to heat up the cold water to body temperature. This diverts energy that should be used for digestion. When you are eating, you want all your energy directed at breaking down food so your body can easily assimilate the nutrients and eliminate waste.

3) Don’t drink liquids during or after meals.

Drinking liquids such as water, juice, tea etc during your meal dilutes your naturally occurring digestive enzymes and stomach acids which makes the food harder to breakdown. Thus causing digestive problems.

4) Don’t take a bath.

Bathing after having a meal increases the flow of blood to our hands, legs and body. As a result, the amount of blood around the stomach decreases. This weakens the digestive system in our stomach.

5) Don’t eat fruits.

When you eat your fruits during or after meals, the fruit is stuck in the stomach along with the contents of the meals and cannot reach the intestines in time. Lying there they get spoilt and spoil the remaining food in the stomach too. Therefore, it is recommended that one should eat a fruit at least one hour after eating a meal or before your meal and preferably in the morning with empty stomach.

6) Don’t smoke

Many studies have proven that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes, thus chances of cancer becomes more higher.

 

Healthy Red Smoothie Recipe

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Health Benefits of Beet Roots:

– Source of Iron

– Immunity Booster

– Anti-cancer

– Contains magnesium, phosphorus and folic acid

– Conatins Vitamin A and C

– Prevents heart disease

– Cleanse the colon

– Blood purifier

– Strengthens liver and gall bladder

Health Benefits Of Carrots:

– Improves digestion

– Improves Kidney function

– Maintains a healthy heart

– Improves Liver Function

– Anti Cancer

– Rich in vitamin A and potassium

Health Benefits of Ginger :

– Improves digestion

– Reduce Menstural pain

– Lower bad cholestol levels

– Migrane relief

– Prevents cancer

Health Benefits Of Lemon :

– Balances pH

– Boost immune system

– Flush out toxins

– Promotes weight loss

– Purifies blood

– Prevents cancer

– Regulates blood pressure

– Rich source of Vitamin C

Ingredients

(Makes one tall glass)
– 1 small  beetroot, remove skin and cut to small chunks

– 2 medium carrots, skin peeled, cut to small chunks

– ½ inch piece of ginger, peeled

– 1 Lemon, peeled

Directions
Blend everything with a fruit juice extractor (not food blender) and serve immediately.

 

 

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7 Natural Ways to Prevent Aging Skin

 

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1) Lower your stress levels.

Study shows that stress weakens the integrity of your skin’s collagen, making it saggy and wrinkly. To help reduce your stress, do yoga and meditation regularly.

2) Reduce salt from your diet.
Sodium Chloride draws water out of your cells, making them flabby and promoting wrinkles.

3) Get a little sunshine.
Giving your skin a little dose of the sun’s rays each day can actually keep it younger. That’s because you’ll soak up some vitamin D, and this vitamin helps keep your skin healthy.

4) Stand on your head.
If you stand on your head for a few minutes every day, you’ll dramatically increase the circulation to your face, bathing your skin in nutrients and getting rid of toxins that can make you wrinkly. If standing on your head is too hard, here’s an alternative: Just lie on your bed with your head hanging over the edge.

5) Reduce fried foods from diet.
We have all heard the warnings that fried foods cause heart disease, high cholesterol, and obesity, but what about its effect on our skin? Fried food are fully oxidized and saturated fat, which is the worst kind of thing you can take into your body. It could impede the ideal structure of the skin. Research shows that consistent consumption of fried foods causes damage to the cellular structure of the dermis and epidermis, and this leads to sallow, aged skin and more cystic acne.

6) Cut sugar and processed food from diet
The foods we eat can have a major impact on how we look. Highly processed junk foods made with additives and preservatives such as white bread, biscuits, chips, french fries, drinks, and candies spike your blood sugar levels. This causes your hormones to stimulate excessive oil production, thus clogging pores and aging the skin

7) Reduce coffee and black tea.
Not only does caffeine dry out your skin, but caffeine increases your production of cortisol (stress hormone) . More cortisol accelerates the aging process, thus thinning your skin. However, some caffeine-laden drinks, like coffee and black tea are loaded with antioxidants that can help defend skin from damage, particularly from the sun. But one should drink caffeine in moderation to avoid its harmful effects on our skin, brain and overall health. Make sure to drink plenty of water to counteract the dehydrating effects of caffeinated drinks.

Healthy Energy Date Balls – Only 3 Ingredients!

 

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These date balls taste amazing and can be made in 5 minutes. You will need only 3 ingredients and no baking is required. They’re delicious, healthy, are oil-free and have no added sugar.

Ingredients
1 cup nuts (Almonds, walnuts or cashews)
1 cup (12-15 whole) soft pitted dates.

1/2 cup sesame seeds

Instructions

1) Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.
2) Continue processing for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the ingredients clump together.
3) Fill a small shallow bowl with sesame seeds. Scooped a rounded tablespoon of paste and roll into a ball using your hands. Roll ball in sesame seeds to cover and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining paste.

4)Let them chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. Room-temperature balls are also fine to eat, but will be more soft and paste-like.

How does meditation helps lucid dreaming?

How does meditation helps lucid dreaming?

Lucid dreaming is when the person sleeping is aware that he/she is dreaming but his emotions are conjuring up all sorts of horrors that relentlessly pursue him. During lucid dreaming, we can exhibit control over the events in the dream. Meditation plays an important role in lucid dreaming as it increases activity in right hemisphere of the brain which is associated with intuition and creativity.

One of the crucial parts to lucid dreaming success is to be fearless. Therefore, Meditation helps your mind to eliminate the fears by bridging the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind by removing the times of fears, depression, anxiety and everything else that get in the way during lucid dream.

Meditation allows you to be more open minded and makes it more likely for you to have a basic understanding into the true nature of our reality. Your ability to recall dreams is also important to lucid dreaming. Here, again, meditation can help. If you meditate immediately upon waking, you will be able to get back into the dream or at least recalling the events.

How to Make Homemade Organic Almond Milk

How to Make Homemade Organic Almond Milk

Almond milk is the healthiest richest tasting milk, and also alkalizing to the body. It is smooth and mild in flavor. Almond milk is one of the dairy-free milk and does not cause problems with hormone levels.

Most of the almond milk brands usually contain “lecithin”, starches and thickeners to help create a traditional milk-like consistency. Therefore it is recommended to make your own homemade almond milk. Home made fresh raw almond milk  contains live enzymes with no additives or preservatives like most processed nut milks

Almond milk is quite easy to make at home.

Preparation:

  • Soak almonds for at least 12 hours in pure water. (It is very important to soak your almonds in order to neutralize the enzyme inhibitors, activate the nutrient potential, and make them easier to pulverize)
  • Rinse almonds well.
  • Blend several minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • Strain mixture into a large bowl through a sprout bag, cheese cloth or kitchen towel.
  • Put mixture back into blender with , soaked dates or honey.

Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You?

Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You?

For years, all chocolate was cast off as junk food. We wonder if chocolate is harmful to the teeth. Does it contain too much cholesterol? Will it lead to obesity? The truth is that “sugar” is the major cause of all health problems.

Dark chocolate, made from the cocoa bean, is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids, flavonoid is a powerful source of antioxidants. It helps lower blood pressure, boost blood flow, and reduce blood clots. Dark chocolate may also protect against diabetes. Antioxidants in dark chocolate may help the body use its insulin more efficiently to control blood sugar,flavonoid boost blood flow to brain, which could aid alertness and cognition.

Along with antioxidants, dark chocolate also contains healthy fats. Cocoa butter, the fatty part of cocoa beans, is the unsaturated type that is beneficial for the heart and cholesterol levels. It has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by up to 10%. Daily consumption of dark chocolate could prevent cardiovascular disease. Moreover, it increases endorphins, which gives a feeling of pleasure. It contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.

Dark Chocolate is also very nutritious. Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and is loaded with minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.Dark chocolate is affirmed as brain booster too. High-flavanol cocoa improves blood flow to the brain. The study suggests that the flavanol found in dark chocolate may improve the function of brain and even slow the effects of aging by increasing circulation.

Be aware that a lot of the chocolate in the market is crap. Even all dark chocolates are not good for you. Sugar is often the first ingredient listed on many dark chocolate bars that can dilute the benefits of cacao. (Ingredients are listed in descending order, this means that the first ingredient listed contributes the largest amount and the last ingredient listed contributes the least)

Therefore, to get all of the health benefits from dark chocolate is by choosing the right kind. Dark chocolate with at least 70% or above OR that has “cocoa solids” listed first should be bought.

How to make homemade dark chocolate

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 coconut oil, melted
1-2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup

Directions:

Gently melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir cocoa powder and honey into melted oil until well blended. Pour mixture into a candy mold or pliable tray. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Honey Almond Flour-less Cake

Honey Almond Flour-less Cake

 INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 1/2 cups whole almonds
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

TOPPING

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Use coconut oil to grease the pan
  • Process whole almonds in a food processor or blender until finely ground
  • Beat 4 egg yolks, 1/2 cup honey and baking soda in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the ground almonds and beat on low until combined.
  • Beat 4 egg whites in another large bowl with the electric mixer until very foamy, white and doubled in volume
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the nut mixture until just combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 28 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the pan and gently remove the side ring. Let cool completely.
  • Carefully transfer the cake to a serving platter.
  • To serve, drizzle the top of the cake with honey and sprinkle with sliced almonds.