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Things to know about Antioxidants

As we all know, Oxygen is the essential requirement of our body. Human body requires a huge amount of it for metabolism by which they can convert nutrients in to energy to accomplish all the functions that are needed to live. Energy is necessity for all physical activities, movements, body warmth and all other things that goes on in body and this energy can’t be produced without oxygen. So, oxygen is constantly used by our body to fulfill needs of the body, which in return produces the energy to run, play, and jump. However, along with energy, it also produces some obnoxious by-products known as free radicals.

Things to know about Antioxidants

Scientifically, Free Radicals are defined as atoms or groups of atoms which hold an odd number of electrons. Free radicals can be formed by interaction of certain molecules with oxygen, ‘oxidation’ and after formation, they start a chain of destructive chemical reactions. These all are unstable molecules which lead to cell structures damage and eventually produce any number of difficulties, such as heart disease, cancer and other diseases. They have a potential of reacting with cellular constituents like the cell membrane or DNA, leading cells to die or function poorly which is a biggest danger to the body. In addition, the cell aging and severe conditions associated with aging of the body are produced or provoked by free radicals. Free radicals are also present in air you breathe as well as in the foods you eat, in addition to generated by the body. Exposure to sunlight is also a source of free radicals which can harm the skin and the eyes. Read the rest of this entry »


Health Benefits and Nutritional Facts of Raisin

Dried big grapes are also known as raisins. The difference between grapes and raisins is that raisins come with seeds and have more nutrition than small grapes. In ayurveda, it is considered as a best medicine in throat disease. The regular use of Raisins is beneficial to the Asthma patients because a kind of dry raisins has unique ability to clear out the cough from the trachea. Raisins are dried grapes obtained by drying fresh grapes (black or green) in sun or driers. Dried grapes provide 249 calories per 100 g compared to fresh grapes. Raisins are natural source of energy, minerals, electrolytes, and vitamins. They are filled with dietary fiber, poly phenolic anti-oxidants, and other phyto-nutrients. The health benefits of raisins contain relief from acidosis, constipation, anemia, sexual weakness and fever. It also helps in eye care, dental care, weight gain, and bone health. Here are provided some great health benefits and nutritional facts of Raisin.

Health Benefits and Nutritional Facts of Raisin

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Pizzagna Recipe – Good Combination of Pizza and Lasagna

Pizzagna is a great combination of pizza and lasagna in which lasagna noodles are utilized as the crust and then garnished with cheese, sauce and toppings previous to being baked. Pizzagna contains all the same ingredients as lasagna and it sounds like a few complete, thin-crusted, sauced-to-the-edge bar style pastries layered into a casserole dish with extra cheese and sauce. When all these things are baked, the extra cheese and sauce melt into the crust that softens it into an about pasta-like consistency. Topping of the pizzagna can be varied with ingredients such as hot sopressata, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, and pepperoni. Lasagna is always prepared with both mozzarella and ricotta. Without these both cheeses, it couldn’t be lasagna so pizzagna is also made by including them. Learn here how to make pizzagna and also variations of this recipe.

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Breadcrumbs Recipe with Broccoli and Butter

Broccoli is among the most nutritious and versatile vegetables. Broccoli contains many health benefits. Broccoli can be boiled, roasted, steamed, stir-fried or sautéed. You can make broccoli with crispy bread crumbs and butter in short period of time. Homemade bread crumbs or ready-made bread crumbs can be used for the recipe. This recipe is the mixture of mild taste of steamed broccoli, crispy toasted bread crumbs and butter. Here are provided some easy and delicious breadcrumbs recipes with broccoli and butter.

Breadcrumbs Recipe with Broccoli and Butter

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Try this Variations of Cheese Grilled Sandwich

Cheese Grilled Sandwich is liked by almost everybody. It is the perfect comfort food and easy to prepare. April is considered as National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. In the UK and New Zealand, cheese grilled sandwich is recognized as ‘cheese toastie’ while in Australia ‘cheese jaffle’. Cheese grilled sandwich is prepared by heating until the bread becomes crisp and the cheese melts completely. It can be prepared in an oven, frying pan, toaster oven or grilling appliance. There are many variations of cheese grilled sandwich. Read on the article for different variations of cheese grilled sandwich.

Try this Variations of Cheese Grilled Sandwich

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Basically cheese grilled sandwich has only 3 ingredients such as butter, bread and cheese but many variations can be done by including lettuce, tomatoes, roasted peppers, various meat, bacon, apples, potato, avocados, onions, mushrooms, pickles, etc. Many condiments such as butter, mayonnaise, oil and pepper or mustard can also be used for variations. You can use different types of cheese and bread for variations. Cheese grilled sandwiches can be served with Waldorf salads, french onion soup, tomato soup, tart apple salads and side salads. Read the rest of this entry »


Think Before Spray – Dangers of Deodorants

Deodorant is one of the important personal care products that most people use everyday. Deodorants help to decrease body odor and keep the person fresh throughout the day. Like other beauty products, deodorants also contain side effects. Deodorants contain chemicals such as triclosan and aluminum which can cause many health problems. If aluminum based deodorants are used for long time, they can cause many ill effects on body. So you must think before using deodorants as they contain many dangers. Refer the article to know dangers of deodorants.

Think Before Spray – Dangers of Deodorants

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The body odor comes when perspiration combines with bacteria which live on the skin. Deodorants contain antiseptic agents which make the skin more acidic while applied on the skin so they prevent the growth of bacteria in the parts that sweat extremely. Deodorants control odor not perspiration. Deodorants that contain antiperspirants can help to eliminate excessive sweating. Deodorants contain triclosan and aluminum in small amount but they can affect the health if they are used for long period. Read the rest of this entry »


List of Popular Fad Diets that really works

Obesity is one of the leading problems throughout the world. More than 64% population in U.S. is expected to be overweight and about 30% is obese. The risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cholesterol, hypertension, etc is increased due to obesity. Many diets are available for weight loss and fad diet is one among them. There are many fad diets but all of them not really work. So, it is difficult to decide which fad diet will work. Refer the following article to know fad diets that really works.

List of Popular Fad Diets that really works

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Make Varieties of Yoghurt at Home

Yoghurt is included in the world’s healthiest foods as it provides protein, active biotics, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Now-a-days there are many varieties of yoghurt available in the market. All varieties of yoghurt have same element of yogurt cultures and milk. You can easily make all these varieties of yoghurt at home. Homemade yogurt will be tasty, inexpensive, healthy and double nutritious than store-bought yogurt. Refer the article to know the how to make different varieties of yoghurt at home.

Make Varieties of Yoghurt at Home

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Take care of Skin Wrinkles & Aging on Face

Face wrinkles are unwanted change that occurs due to aging. But now-a-days even young people are also having wrinkles. Wrinkles on the face affect the confidence and personality of individuals as they make them to look older. Wrinkles are often seen around mouth, eyes and nose areas on face. Wrinkles are caused by excessive exposure to the sun & pollution, stress, lack of sleep, lack of moisture and unhealthy practices. Every people want to get rid of wrinkles so it is very important to take care of skin. Refer the article to know how to remove face wrinkles.

Take care of Skin Wrinkles & Aging on Face
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Make Your Own Fruit Facial Mask at Home

Everybody wants beautiful face so they spend thousands of dollars to achieve it. Face mask helps the skin to moisturize and tighten. Facial mask removes dirt, dust, and excess oil from the skin as well as soften it. There are so many face masks available in the market, which are loaded with synthetic chemicals. So, homemade face masks are better. Facial masks are usually based on fruits, dairy products and dry fruits. Homemade fruit facial mask will exfoliate the skin naturally with fruit acids. Refer the article to know the benefits and recipes of fruit facial mask.

Make Your Own Fruit Facial Mask at Home

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