Healthy food choices in the workplace

Check out some healthy food and beverage options for healthy meetings, seminars, conferences, and catered events in the workplace.

In today’s commercial world, employees spend a large amount of time in meetings, conferences and other events. Attending these events usually involve sitting for long periods of time. However, this is not the only thing that affects the health of employees. Food and beverages that served during meetings are not particularly nutritious. Croissants, donuts, white bread sandwiches, potato chips, soda, are some of the food items that are typically served at workplace meetings and conferences. Regular consumption of these things can lead to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems in employees, and this in turn affects the productivity of the organization as a whole. Hence it is very important to make meetings more healthful by including nutritious food and beverage choices. Just follow the recommendations given below, and start providing yummy yet healthy snacks or meals at meetings to get healthier & happier workforce.

Healthy food choices in the workplace

Whole Grain Mini Bagels with Peanut Butter vs Doughnuts:

Doughnuts are exceptionally high in sugar, sodium, and trans fats; which aren’t good for health. So, go for the whole grain option. A whole grain mini bale with peanut butter is indeed a healthier choice than most doughnuts. Read the rest of this entry »


Amazing uses of cucumbers you may not be knowing

Cucumber is more than just a salad ingredient. Check out some unusual uses of cucumbers that will really surprise you!

Who doesn’t love the crispy and refreshing taste of cucumber! In addition to being delicious and extremely hydrating (95% water), cucumber is highly nutritious. It contains several essential nutrients needed for optimal health. In fact, cucumbers possess nearly all vitamins you need in a day. However, this crunchy fruit aren’t good just for eating. It has a variety of uses that you may have never even imagined! From cleaning the kitchen sink to preventing hangovers, cucumber can do lot of things. A few such surprising uses of cucumbers are given below.

Cucumber Slices

Amazing Uses for Cucumbers:

Energy Booster: Feeling tired and exhausted in the afternoon? Then, avoid caffeinated soda & energy drinks and instead, opt for some fresh slices of cucumber. The vitamin B and carbohydrates present in cucumber will keep you energized for several hours! Read the rest of this entry »


Facts and Myths for Newborns

Check out some common myths and misunderstandings surrounding newborn baby care, and the surprising truth behind them.

New parents are often bombarded with advice from family and friends on how to take care of the baby. While this can certainly be useful, sometimes it becomes quite difficult to decide whether the advice is sensible or it’s simply a commonly believed myth! There are a few common myths about newborns that have been repeated so often over the years that many consider them to be fact. What’s even more dangerous is that following some of these myths can actually harm your baby. Hence, it is very important to sort the myths from the facts. Just go through the article to know about some popular myths about newborn care, and the real truth behind them.

A newborn baby with a mother

Myth: Babies should poop at least once a day.

Fact: It’s absolutely normal if your baby doesn’t poop every day. Some babies poop only once every three to four days at about 2 to 3 months of age, and there is no need to worry about this as long as your baby’s poop remains soft and passes easily. However, if you find that your baby’s bowel movements are hard or you see blood in the diaper then call your pediatrician immediately. Read the rest of this entry »


Guaranteed Tips to conceive Faster and Naturally

Currently, about 1 in 7 couples have trouble in conceiving a baby; however there are certain guaranteed tips that can help to conceive soon after you start trying.

Becoming mom or dad is a magical experience like none another. Those happy moments of child birth can’t be compared to the pleasure that is gained from any other occasion. If you are planning to try conceiving a baby, it’s natural for a woman to have questions like ‘what is the best time to’, etc. For some women, conceiving can be very easy and faster, while for others reaching the goal of fertilization becomes a nightly task, definite sexual positions, and more. Put your worries to rest as there are some natural ways for conceiving a child that may just work for you. Whether you are just eager to get pregnant or want your baby’s birth to happen at a particular time, there are certain measures and tips listed here that can help you conceive faster and naturally.

Natural ways to get pregnant

How to conceive a baby naturally?

Find out when you ovulate

No matter how regularly you and your partner get horizontal, if you miss the major days out of the month when your egg is raring to go, you can’t conceive. You should know when you ovulate to raise the chances of timing things properly. An egg can just survive for 12- 24 hours after ovulation, whereas the sperm can survive for 48- 72 hours after sex, so there is a quite narrow window of chance for babymaking. Women with a regular 28-day cycle can easily calculate when ovulation occurs – simply count 14 days from the first day of their period. So, for a woman with a 24-day cycle, ovulation can occur around day 10, whereas a woman with a 35-day cycle may ovulate around day 21. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Scarlet Fever Rash Home Remedy

A rare bacterial illness, scarlet fever causes a distinctive pink-red itchy rash that feels like sandpaper. Check out some natural cures that can be used to control scarlet fever rashes.

Scarlet fever was considered as the most serious and deadly disease in olden days. But now-a-days, this deadly disease is treatable thanks to modern medicine (antibiotics) and home remedies. Scarlet fever is highly contagious/infectious disease caused by A streptococcus bacteria. It is more common in children (aged between 3 and 15 years) compared to adults. Within 2 days of the initial infection, patient experience itchy pinkish or reddish sandpaper like rashes starting from the neck & chest and finally all over the body. Other symptoms of the disease are high fever, headache, tongue covered with red spots, chills, infected tonsils and sore throat. Generally, doctors prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria. However, scarlet fever symptoms can be treated naturally using home remedies.

kids suffering from Scarlet Fever Rash

Home Remedies For Scarlet Fever Rash

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Fasting Recipes: Farali Special Recipes for Fast

With usual farali ingredients such as sabudana, moriya, and rajigra make delicious farali dishes like dosa, dahiwada, frankie, papadi chat etc.

India is religious country where people do fasting to show their respect and honor towards God, during the festival time. It is people’s devotion and way to express their joy in religious way. While fasting, you are allowed to eat some of the food items like dishes made up with water chestnut flour, rajigra flour, sabudana, potatoes, etc. With limitation that you have to use for making any dish, you feel bored due to limited dishes that you can eat while fasting. If you do not like to eat your usual fast food items and want to try different farali recipes that satisfy your taste buds with easy continuing of fast, then we are sharing here some of the delicious farali dishes to make your fast more tasty!

Fasting Recipes

(1) Farali Frankie:

Ingredients:

For rotis: 1 cup water chestnut flour (shinghada flour), 1 cup rajigra flour, Salt to taste – sindhav, 1 tea spoon oil

For petty: 3 boiled potatoes, 1/2 cup fresh crumbled paneer, 1 table spoon finely chopped green chillies, 1/4 tea spoon crushed ginger, Salt, 1 table spoon coriander leaves, 1 tea spoon red chilli powder, Juice of 1 lemon, 1 table spoon sugar, 1 table spoon roasted sesame seeds, Ara-root or Paniphal flour, 1 table spoon chaat masala, Butter, Oil for frying. Read the rest of this entry »


What does vitamin b12 do for you?

Take regularly vitamin B12 dose…without fall. It is miraculous energy booster and helps you grow, stay sharp mentally and fight off some diseases. Know in details – what does vitamin B12 do for you?

Vitamin B is vital for doing important activities of enzymes, turning food into energy and other required substances. Among these, Vitamin B12 is the popular one and can be consumed to have more energy, strength and protection from disease. It is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as cyanocobalamin. Good thing about this vitamin is that human body can stock up several years’ worth of vitamin B12, it means very few chances of nutritional deficiency of this vitamin. However, it is mostly available from animal meat or non vegetarian food sources. So, strict vegetarian people could be at risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency. Really complicated thing, isn’t it? However, you are compelled to include Vitamin B12 in your regular diet considering its notable health benefits; as it plays key role in regulating metabolism also necessary for the proper functioning and growth of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and other parts of the body. Check out vitamin B12 benefits for your body.

vitamin b12 foods

Vitamin B12 is an energy nutrient that your body requires to carry out important functions of your body. A day’s supply of vitamin B12 is at least 2.4 micrograms – you can get it from 1 chicken breast, 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt or 1 cup milk, and 1 cup raisin bran. Elder people, who are unable to absorb vitamin B12 and strict vegetarians or vegans who are not consuming non vegetarian food can opt for oral or injected vitamin B12 supplements to boost B12 levels. People who have pernicious anemia can’t absorb vitamin B12 through a digestive tract, accordingly vitamin B12 injections would be great option. And if you can absorb Cobalamin properly, vitamin tablets are more convenient as well as easy to take. Don’t forget to ask doctor about the right vitamin B12 supplement for you. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Hot Foods Neutralizers

Too much of the spicy stuff can set your mouth on fire. Check out various ways to neutralize the burning sensation in mouth caused by spicy foods.

Many people enjoy eating hot and spicy foods. However, it’s very true that each individual’s tolerance level to spicy foods is different. Some people can eat red hot chili peppers without pain whereas for some, even little extra black pepper is too hot. Eating something that is too spicy for your tolerance causes an intense burning sensation in your mouth and tongue. You may gulp some water to get relief from this heat but actually water will give only momentary relief and the burning pain will return with equal vigor. Fortunately, there are certain foods that can counteract the burning sensation in the mouth caused by spicy foods. Such hot food neutralizers are given below. Have a look.

Ways to neutralize spicy food in mouth

The unpleasant & intense heat that you experience in your mouth after having spicy foods is actually caused by capsaicin oil found in hot peppers. The seeds and white membrane of peppers is said to have the greatest concentration of capsaicin. Although it does not produce any physical or tissue damage, it can cause an extreme burning sensation which can last for minutes or even hours. Moreover, capsaicin is an alkaloid, which means it cannot be neutralized in water. In fact, water will simply spread the heat-inducing substance around your mouth, and make the burning sensation even worse. So, next time if you unknowingly take a bite of super spicy food and feel like someone has set fire to your tongue, then don’t start gulping down glasses of water. Instead, try out these natural neutralizers: Read the rest of this entry »


Home Remedies to thin out nail polish

Find out easy to use home remedies including acetone, orange oil, nail remover, paint thinner, etc. to thin out your favorite nail polish shades at home in minutes.

Women love to paint their nails with different colors. Whenever women go for shopping, they will definitely take a look at new range of nail polishes and like to buy some of the shades of nail polish she wanted to have from long time period. We make combination of different shades to make beautiful nail art. But what if you are ready to make brand new nail art and find that some of your nail polish shades are dried out. Don’t worry, here we are sharing some of the interesting ideas with you about how to thin out nail polish at home. Just by using simple methods and basic ingredients, you can reduce thickness of your favorite nail polish shades in the minutes!

Pink nail polish with cap

Warm up your nail polish: Tighten up the top of your nail polish bottle and shake it well. Now pour hot water on nail polish bottle for few minutes to thin out your favorite nail polish. Or, you can also place nail polish bottle between your palms and rub it vigorously so that warmth will help to reduce thickness of your dried nail polish. Read the rest of this entry »


Weight Loss Tips and Diet FAQs from Sapna Vyas

An ordinary girl like you and me, Sapna Vyas lost 33 Kgs in a year without pills, surgery, or crash dieting. Anyone on a weight loss mission should follow her diet tips, and read diet FAQs.

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and felt unhappy due to weight gain? If so, then why don’t you take a step ahead becoming a person you have always dreamed of? Many people who are fat identify themselves with these emotions – worry, expectancy, the hunt, the wait, those uncountable moments of discomfort! Besides physical change, this intense emotional journey can be understood by only those people who have faced it. If you are also over-weight, and finding ways for quick weight loss, then here is a great example of Sapna Vyas Patel.

Sapna Vyas - weight loss and fitness expert

She is neither an actress nor a sports star, but an ordinary girl who transformed into something extraordinary, just because of her enthusiasm. It’s very shocking – she has lost 33 kgs of her weight from 86 kgs to 53 kgs in 12 months that too without any treatments or surgery, crash diets, or medications. Obviously, lots of questions will arise in your mind hearing it like how could it be possible to lose weight quickly? Yes, it is true; you can also lose weight by following Sapna Vyas weight loss tips. Read on to know details about Sapna Vyas weight loss diet plans, FAQs, and her success story. Read the rest of this entry »