Superfoods vs dietary supplements/pills +DIY


Superfoods vs dietary supplements/pills

Should we take vitamin and mineral supplements, are they a complete waste of money, do they do more harm than good? These are questions millions of people around the world ask.

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Pills are probably more expensive & may have side-effects and risk of overdosing while ‘superfoods’ are easily available for free ! And pills may contain other preservatives harmful to health while superfoods are free from those chemicals.

Hundreds of tasty “superfoods” contain nutrients, antioxidants and other elements that may fend off infections, suppress cancer cells, regulate blood glucose levels, strengthen bones and help you lose weight while you enjoy eating them. (just like pills but in a healthier way)

What are these ‘Superfoods’?

1. Blueberries
Native Americans believed that blueberries were magic. They used them to dye clothes. smashed them to color paint. They recognized the dietary — and medicinal — value of the berries.
Berries contain antioxidants.High concentrations of anthocyanins create the blue color, and they also may protect eyesight and energetically combat cancer-causing free radicals.
Blueberries may even reduce belly fat. Blueberries affect also the way fat is stored and burned, and improve the body’s glucose use.

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2.Pure Honey
Unlike sugar, honey is a nutrient-rich sweetener, providing numerous minerals and B, C, D, and E vitamins. Concentrated carbohydrates boost energy for sports.
Honey also is thought to promote sleep. It soothes sore throats and quiets nighttime coughs.It has antiseptic properties that make it a good topical treatment for infections, sores and burns.large (3)

3.Beans
Beans are low in fat, high in fiber, protein rich and cholesterol free.The high carbohydrate and high fiber content of beans helps regulate blood sugar to keep diabetes under control. Beans also may help prevent colon cancer, largely because they’re so high in fiber.Helps to lose weight as well

4.Broccoli
It’s full of strong cancer-fighting antioxidants that protect us from lung, colon, prostrate, gastric and breast cancer.Broccoli contains numerous disease-fighting minerals and vitamins, like chromium, an element important in regulating blood sugar and insulin. Folic acid stops the virus that causes cervical cancer and minimizes risk of cataracts.Broccoli is a good source of non-dairy calcium, a necessary element for strong bones and can lower blood pressure.
It provides iron, which is important for healthy brain function by increases brain-wave activity and speeding up physical responses. large

5.Onion
Onions are rich in antioxidants and are possibly one of the best cancer-fighting foods.Prevents Cancer of the mouth
Throat cancer
Lung cancer
Stomach cancer
Colorectal cancer
Breast cancer
Ovarian cancer
Prostate cancer
Liver cancer
Onions lower cholesterol and blood pressure.. Onions can even block the blood-clotting activity that fatty foods produce..Onions are naturally antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. They help dilate bronchial tubes, making breathing easier for asthmatics, hay fever sufferers and people with chronic bronchitis or sinusitis & flu. Onions can even help us deal with stress and have a good sleep large (4)

6.Fish
Omega-3 fatty acids present in fish are particularly good at reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Eating fish high in these fatty acids reduces the symptoms of high blood pressure, thins the blood and prevents clots.Eating oily fish also protects a vision loss, and promotes healthy brain function.May also relieve depression
Fish oil has an anti-inflammatory effect, and it works directly on the immune system and as such may fight colon and breast cancer

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7.Tea
Tea is loaded with cancer-busting catechins. and may reduce cancer. Catechins are also antibacterial, a quality that makes tea an asset in preventing stomach ulcers.Green and black tea reduce the risk factors for heart disease by lowering blood pressure and reducing total cholesterol. Tea also dilates blood vessels for better blood flow.
In older women, drinking tea also may build bone density.It is also believed that drinking tea may reduce stress
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8.Yogurt
It prevents and cure diarrhea. Yogurt kills the bacteria that cause intestinal disorders.It boosts the entire immune system. It even kills bacteria and reduces your susceptibility to pollen allergies, hay fever and colds if you start eating it 4months before .It has antiviral and anticancer activity, toolarge (7)

9.Garlic
Responsible for
Cleaning animal bites
Curing skin diseases
Expelling tapeworms
Eliminating tumors
It reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and blood clotting dangers as well.Garlic also relieves joint pain, gas and diarrhea,flu/sinusitis and it gives you calm, happy feelings.
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10.Dark chocolate
As you all know,eating dark chocolates has many health benefits such as
it stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure
it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant
it contains theobromine, caffeine and other substances which are stimulants
it contains anti oxidants
relax blood pressure and balance certain hormones in the body. Etc

[To know more check out my previous post:http://unsmileys.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/long-live-chocolate-%E2%99%A5/

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Now Im going to give you some DIY recipes on how to eat these ‘Superfoods ‘ :)Let’s get started :)

# Quick & personalized smoothie :)

Ingredients: Yougurt & some fruits/vegetables that you like _> Broccoli,blueberries

In blender, place yogurt, slices of vegetables/fruits. Cover; blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.
Try different combination :) You can do milkshakes as well

# Mix tea

Ingredients: dry nondairy creamer, unsweetened instant tea mix,sugar,ginger,cinnamon/cardamon,cloves

In large bowl, stir all ingredients until blended.
In food processor, blend the mixture until it looks like fine powder.
Place mixture in mug and add hot water.

# Fresh ginger juice

Combine , ginger juice,sugar and lime juice in shaker with a small handful of pebble-sized pieces of cracked ice. Shake until fully chilled and diluted.Honey can be added too.
Quick,simple,easy & nutritious

# Onion cocktail

Ingredients :parsley sprigs,thin slices green onion tops,fresh lemon juice, Onions ( smashed into liquid),ice cubes

Using muddler or wooden spoon, mash parsley in cocktail shaker. Add the other ingredients. Cover; shake vigorously. Pour contents (including ice) into tall glass or strain into glass. Mix in Onion

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# Chocolate fish with beans

Ingredients:dark chocolate sauce,Salt and pepper + other spices you like, baked beans,fish fillets

Place the fish into the oven to cook with salt & pepper/spices.When the fish has already been cooked, pour some chocolate sauce without sugar) on the fish.After 7 minutes remove from the oven.Serve with the baked beans :)

Try different recipes :)

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I have just given you some easy way DIY and you can modify it to create anything you like. Try to add colours,creativity and taste to your food. Try to avoid pills. Even if you don’t like to eat certain food,try a new recipe and cook it differently :)

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Thank you for reading

The Key To Mastering Your Emotions


Originally posted on The Truth Warrior:

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From minute to minute, from hour to hour and day to day, we all can experience a wide range of emotions. These can be anger, sadness, greed, anxiety, depression to happiness and peace. These emotions can help us to live a happy and fulfilled life or they can prevent us from doing so and lead us to destructing our lives.

Our emotions are an internal response that we feel in regards to a person, an event, a thing or a place. These emotions can be triggered from previous experiences that we have had in the past. For example if somebody close to you hurt you in the past when they criticized you then if you are criticized in the here and now, it can activate that hurt. Our emotions are created from the beliefs we hold in regards to a situation or a thing.

Many of us can be caught…

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Are Your Thoughts Controlling Your Life?


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In every second of every minute, we all experience thousands of thoughts in our mind. These thoughts can be positive. They can be negative. They can be wanted or unwanted. They can serve us or they can dis serve us. They can make us happy or unhappy. Ultimately the thoughts we are thinking can create our reality.

Many of us are unaware or unconscious of these thoughts that we are experiencing on a daily basis. Usually we are so busy with our lives, that we don’t have time to think and reflect about what is really going on in this mind of ours. We are bombarded by television, the internet, magazines, newspapers, the radio etc. in what to think. Our educational system as a whole teaches people WHAT to think however it fails in the greatest necessity in teaching people in HOW to think. If we have the power, the…

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Batman Forever + Iron Man 2 = The Amazing Spider-Man 2


Originally posted on Cinesnark:

The_Amazing_Spiderman_2_posterWhile laziness in filmmaking makes me angry, the thing it pains me the most to watch is a would-be good movie that can’t get out of its own way. Sometimes that’s worse than watching a just plain bad movie. It’s easy to dismiss the awful and lazy, but it’s incredibly frustrating to sit through a movie that is making some good decisions and can be at times engaging and compelling, but also makes terrible decisions and swings into boring/uninteresting territory. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 falls into that latter category. It’s frustrating and sometimes outright annoying to watch what could have been an incredible movie stumble repeatedly over its own ill-fitting clown shoes, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Not the worst Spider-Man movie—that title still belongs to the execrable Spider-Man 3—but the most disappointing for sure.

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Beat the summer heat ! DIY idea


Hi guys,today Im doing a DIY Tag and I hope that you like it :)

Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

Summer is here at last and homemade fruit- or vegetable-infused water is one of the most refreshing beverages you can make.. Unlike other fruit juices, infused water isn’t filled with sugar, but it still tastes great,it is excellent for the health giving you the right proportions of minerals,vitamins & nutrients

What you will need : orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit ,cucumber, mint, blueberries strawberries, blackberries, pear, pomegranate, pineapple, kiwi, starfruit
honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon,carrots
apples, grapes, plums, peaches, nectarines.or any fruits/vegetables that you like,

Green tea

Mint, sage, rosemary, basil, cilantro, thyme, stevia, lavender or any herbs that you want

Ginger, cinnamon stick , black pepper according to your taste

Filtered water, sparkling plain water(Sugar free)

What you need to do : First, simply add some fresh fruit//vegetables in a big glass , take a spoon to slightly mash and breakdown the fruit//vegetables.(You don’t need to take all the fruits/ingredients.Choose 5 fruits/vegetables or more)
Tip: peel the citrus fruits from their skin to avoid a bitter taste.Remove peels for some fruits/vegetables

Next, simply take the herb/spice of choice and gently bruise the leaf (i.e. gently mashing).Add some green tea

Then, add either sparkling water/filtered water and put it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

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This drink is suitable for all age groups.You can modify it according to your taste. Pick your fruits/vegetables/grab your favourite herbs & spices and add some water & green tea.Create your own infused water sugar free

Benefits of drinking infused water
Fills you up so you don’t eat as much
Naturally helps your body release fat cells.
Keeps food moving through your system.
Flushes toxins from your system.
Improves your mood.
Reduces muscle fatigue while working out.
Helps you recuperate faster from a workout.
Keeps your organs healthy while you’re sweating.
Keeps you from feeling groggy in the afternoon.
Weight loss
Provides you with many nutrients :)

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Enjoy ! And stay hydrated

Happy tips :)


Hello guys :) So how are you all :D
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” -Morris West
So today Im going to give you some happy pills xD
So let’s get started !

#1 Write out a short-list of the simple things that give you pleasure and makes you happy ! Don’t be too harsh on yourself

#2 Get 10 minutes of sun a day. ( But don’t forget to protect yourselves with sunglasses..)

#3 Make happiness a priority. Even when you are sad,try to be positive & don’t worry be happy :)

#4 Set happy goals.

#5 Socialise and interact with others as much as
possible.Be with postive & inspiring people

#6 Live a healthy life

#7 Control what you can control. Accept what you
can’t control. And learn to be wise enough to know the
difference.

#8 When something goes wrong try to figure out a solution instead of wallowing in self pity

#9 It’s also important to take some time each day to do something nice for yourself.

#10 You can do it ! :)

How to be happy: What science tells us

It appears that the bulk of what determines happiness is due to personality and — more importantly — thoughts and behaviors that can be changed.

So, yes, you can learn how to be happy — or at least happier.

Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy

#1 Sitting all day-

#2 An unhealthy lifestyle

#3 Stress

#4 Not enough sleep

#5 Too many responsibilities

#6 Not enough interaction with other people

#7 No leisure time

#8 Drugs & cigarettes

#9 Lack of physical activity

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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph W.E
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dalai Lama

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

 

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Why should we stay happy ? Happiness not only feels good, but it is good for you.
According to researchers : These are some benefits of being happy ..

  •  Better health
  • Better mental health-
  • Better productivity at work
  • Successful Relationships-
  • Longer life