Posted in Food & Drinks on 09/15/2014 06:42 am by admin
Hate peeling garlic cloves? Check out these fast and easy techniques given here and start peeling those little cloves effortlessly in no time!
Garlic is a wonder herb that not only adds a wonderful zest and aroma to any dish, but also offers a range of health benefits. However there is one thing that people hate about it – peeling its skin. Some people hate this task so much that they have completely given up using garlic. No doubt peeling those flavor-packed cloves can be a bit tricky, but there exist several different ways to get the job done effortlessly and fast. From smashing the clove with the side of a knife to shaking it vigorously between two bowls, there are many interesting techniques out there that you can use to peel those little garlic cloves easily. A few such creative ideas and tricks are demonstrated here. Take a look and you’re guaranteed to peel garlic cloves in no time at all.
Using a flat knife
If you just have a couple of cloves to peel, this particular technique works really well. All you need for this technique is a chopping board and a chef’s knife.
- Take a bulb of garlic and using the palm of your hand press down firmly to separate the individual cloves.
- Remove and discard the loose outer papery skin.
- Take one clove and place it on a chopping board.
- Next, take a chef’s knife and place the flat end of it over the garlic clove. Remember, the sharp cutting edge of knife should face outward. Plus, the clove should be placed near to the handle and not in the centre of the blade.
- Then, give a quick, light hit on the middle of the blade using the heel of your hand.
- Remove the knife and you’ll find the skin has been detached from the clove.
- Now complete the peeling process with your hand. The skin will now come away easily.
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Posted in Beauty on 08/14/2014 03:09 am by admin
The use of Jojoba oil for skin care is nothing new and its skin care benefits are well known. Explore the wonders of Jojoba oil to get beautiful and flawless skin.
When it comes to skin care, people always prefer natural products over chemical ones. Natural oils are considered as the perfect skincare ingredients. Among all the natural oils, jojoba oil is the super food for skin. This natural beauty wonder is used in almost all the skin and hair care products such as lipsticks, shampoos, skin creams, body lotion, etc. It fulfills all your beauty needs from moisturizing skin and makeup remover to healing cuticles and repairing damaged hair. The oil is loaded with essential fatty acids, zinc, antioxidants, vitamin B, vitamin E, copper, chromium and sterols that provide wonderful and flawless skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, moisturizing, antiseptic and soothing properties. So instead of wasting your hard-earned money on commercial skin care products, use cheaper, natural and effective option: jojoba oil to enhance your beauty. Find out how to use jojoba oil in multiple ways for skin care.
Jojoba oil Benefits for Skin
Jojoba oil works as an excellent all-natural moisturizer for your skin, especially dry skin. It provides the adequate moisture to the skin without clogging the pores and adding a greasy effect. It is absorbed in the skin quickly and creates a powerful barrier against allergens and irritants such as dust and pollution. Just apply a small amount of oil directly on your face or full body after a bath in the morning for keeping the skin moisturized throughout the day. You can use the oil directly or mix it with your regular face moisturizer. It is very effective in treating those pesky dry patches, rosacea or eczema. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 07/17/2014 06:28 am by admin
Find out various health benefits of mouthwatering Rambutan Fruit like preventing cancer, anaemia, plus improving bone’s strength and blood counts naturally.
A new healthy lifestyle includes various vegetables and fruits in the diet to fulfill body’s vitamins and minerals need naturally. One another nutritive fruit that satisfies your taste buds with rich and fresh taste is Rambutan fruit. Rambutan’s outer layer is covered with bunch of outgrown hairs, so it got its name from “Rambut” word that means hair. It is native fruit of Indonesia and Malaysia. This fruit contains low calories and high amount of various nutrients like phosphorus, iron, protein, fat, vitamin C, carbohydrates etc. Rambut fruit is easily available in fruit market with reasonable price. Check out rambutan fruit’s nutrition advantages and health benefits of eating daily.
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Posted in Food & Drinks on 07/14/2014 12:44 am by admin
A microwave cooks things like potatoes in a fraction of the time, but here are certain things that you should never even think of putting inside the microwave as it can make things explode.
The microwave is a powerful appliance, most commonly used in the kitchen for cooking things at a very high temperature and very quickly, thus saving your lots of time compared to traditional cooking modes like cooking on gas fire. It’s the easiest way to heat up something with minimal fuss like make a sponge and fairy cake in minutes, bake sweet-potatoes in few minutes only, etc. The microwave is also easy to operate and quick to function, but be careful as not all food items and containers are suitable for microwave. Don’t want to take the risk of damaging your microwave or getting hurt? Just check out here the list of things which you should never put in the microwave that make it go completely berserk.
Plastic bags or containers
Keep this in mind – plastic doesn’t play nice in the microwave – unless it is labeled microwave safe on the plastic bag/container. IIf it isn’t, then it will most likely melt or warp, and not useful in the future. You should check the label on the plastic before putting it in the microwave and this includes Styrofoam containers as Styrofoam is a type of plastic. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 06/11/2014 01:03 am by admin
Lemon Plums – Enjoy this rare fruit from Chile which looks like lemon but tastes extremely sweet and very juicy. They have a good level of nutrients and health benefits just like other citrus fruits!
Bored of eating usual fruits and want something new to taste? Say goodbye to bananas, cherries, etc. and try Lemon Plums. The lemon plum is a relatively new variety of plum; however their popularity is growing at a high rate. Lemon plums are also earned the nickname ‘Chameleon plums’ because of their changing color as the fruit matures. Eat plums regularly in your diet as they are a good way to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Lemon Plums are named for their similarity to lemon in terms of color and shape (except one end is rounded and other end is nippled); but they are sweet and juicy with some sour and floral undertones. The juicy fruit and yummy taste make it a good inclusion to recipes and snacks. Check out health benefits and nutritional value of Lemon Plums.
History and availability:
Initially, the Lemon plum was bred in Israel and called “Lamoon,” which is Arabic for lemon. Then, varieties were taken to Chile, where they are now cultivated and some of the harvest is exported to America during winter months. This beautiful new variety is available in limited quantities in January to March (peaking in February), as they are the last to be harvested in the Chilean fruit season. You will see lemon plums hardly ever in a local grocery store or market, mainly because they have been recently started spreading to international markets. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 06/06/2014 10:59 pm by admin
Stretching is a fairly simple form of physical exercise that provides several health benefits including reduce stress and pain, improve blood flow and flexibility, ease lower back pain, etc.
You may have noticed many times that stretching comes naturally after sitting in a specific position for a long time. You get a good feeling after you stretch unconsciously. Besides that good feeling, stretch workout routine can help lengthen your muscles, create larger gains in flexibility and joint movement, and make your daily living activities easier. No matter what your age is, everyone can learn to stretch, and do while viewing TV, on the PC, or getting ready for bed. It doesn’t require a huge time commitment; just by doing 10-15 minutes of stretching few times a day can improve your health while burning calories. Heavily used in pilates and yoga, stretching is broadly supported these days as a very important part of fitness. Stretching is suggested before you start with any type of exercises, and you don’t need any professional supervision for stretching exercises as they are very easy. Stretching exercises help warm up the body before activity, hence reducing the risk of injury and muscle soreness. Hopefully stretching exercises health benefits given below will inspire you to make stretching exercises a part of your everyday routine!
Benefits of Stretching Exercises:
Relaxing exercises like yoga or gentle stretching can help induce sleep. Some people find that a gentle stretching schedule for some minutes just before going to bed helps promote sleep. Loosening up your body at any time of the day gives you good feeling, however it mainly feels good before bed. So, do stretches gradually and just do what’s comfortable for your level of flexibility. Remember that, 5 minutes to calm yourself before bedtime with a simple stretch is better than staring 1 hour at the ceiling. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 06/05/2014 09:57 pm by admin
Wondering if there are any health benefits of Tequila? Checkout some health benefits of Tequila if taken in moderation.
Any party seems to be truly incomplete without tequila. This hard alcoholic drink is also a famous beverage at bars, Mexican restaurants and social gatherings. No matter how you enjoy tequila as a shot, in tasty sweet and sour margaritas, with a little salt and lime or straight, it may do more than lighten your mood. Regardless of the type of tequila, it is good for health if consumed in moderation. This Mexican beverage benefit ranges from lowering cholesterol to weight loss. Here are given tequila health benefits that you may not know before.
Tequila Unknown Health Benefits
People who drink tequila in moderation decrease their chances of developing diabetes by 30-40%. And in people suffering from type 2 diabetes, it lowers the blood glucose levels thanks to Agavin, natural sugar derived from the agave plant which is used to make tequila. Agavin acts as a dietary fiber, and thus does not raise blood sugar. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 06/05/2014 12:55 am by admin
Improve health of your respiratory system to provide oxygen to every organ of your body with herbs and plants such as licorice root, coltsfoot, osha root etc.
We are living in the city environment that is becoming more and more polluted day by day. This polluted air cause different kind of disease in human respiratory system to weaken its working strength. This air pollution leads to various respiratory disorders including asthma, bronchitis, and lung cancer. Many antibiotics medicines are present in the market that helps to reduce damage to your respiratory system and specially lungs.
But as everyone knows that antibiotic drug also has many side effects that cause another problem in your body while healing one health issue. One alternative and very effective way to reduce bad effect of air pollution on our respiratory system is to use natural herbs. Herbs may work on long and continue consumption but it cures any health issue from its root and without any side effects. Many Ayurvedic medical stores have lung health boosting Herbal supplements in their stores that will reduce your time to find out various herbs in consumable form. So, daily consume various herbs and plants listed below to support boosting process of your lung’s health. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Beauty on 06/03/2014 11:34 pm by admin
Use natural skin bleaching recipes and put an end to burning, itching and irritation caused by chemical skin bleaching products.
Many of us use bleaching creams to even out a skin tone, get rid of pigmentation, remove a tan/dark spots, cover-up unwanted facial hair or simply to lighten the skin color. Skin bleaching products available in the market contain toxic chemicals that ultimately damage your skin. So instead of using expensive and chemicals loaded bleach, use natural ingredients to bleach your skin. Although homemade skin bleach takes time to show results, it is safe, effective and chemicals-free. Try one of the following easy natural bleach recipes easily made using everyday kitchen ingredients
Ways to Bleach Skin Naturally
1. Potato and Lemon Juice
- 1 Potato
- Few Drops of Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Rose Water
Method of preparation
Both, potato and lemon are natural bleaching agents that help you to clear tan and dark spots. Grate a peeled potato and then, add lemon juice & rose water to it. Apply the pack evenly for 20 minutes and rinse with water. If you skin is oily, add lemon juice and if it is dry, add honey. Use this paste once a week to decrease spots and lighten your skin. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 05/27/2014 11:39 pm by admin
We all know that water is necessary for life, thus check out different easy ways to keep water clean and cool, as per the Indian Ayurvedic methods.
Mostly, humans cannot live without water for more days or weeks, as almost two thirds of human body weight is made up of water. Most people in the world get water from rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, but half of the world’s most important rivers are being seriously depleted or polluted. Water is also polluted due to many human activities that can leave behind materials such as pet waste, pesticides, trash and loose soil. Moreover, water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean after an emergency like a flood, hurricane, or earthquake. So, it is essential to keep our water clean and cool for basic tasks of everyday life like drinking, preparing food, washing hands and utensils, brushing teeth, making ice, etc. We may have to find a source of safe drinking water or know how to treat our water for safely use in routine activities. Take a look at best Indian Ayurvedic ways to keep our water safe, clean and palatable this summer.
How to keep water clean and cool?
An Earthen Pot (Matka)
For generations, earthen/terracotta pots have been used to store water and keep it cool as water stored in matkas or surahis for a few hours gets cooled at about 10⁰C and 14⁰C. The water kept in matka is said to have a refreshing flavor and is just at the right temperature – not too warm and not too chilled. If you are uncertain of water safety, perhaps you can boil water for about 20 minutes, let it cool down to room temperature and then put it in a matka. Read the rest of this entry »