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8 Diets Everyone Should Try

Nowadays our diets are jeopardized and we end up eating a lot of junk food which ends up harming our body tremendously. So it is important for us to somehow follow a balanced diet such that we may live life to the fullest. In order to do that, we must eat healthy and plan our diet smartly.

In order to maximize nutrition from what we eat, we should make sure that certain food items are always included by us at some point of our diet and eaten as frequently as possible. Nutritionists have therefore found out 8 foods that we should eat. These foods help us avoid all kinds of diseases and help us to be healthy and remain youthful and beautiful.

These 8 foods which we should eat are Spinach, Yoghurt, Tomatoes, Carrots, Blue berries, Black Beans, Walnuts and Oats.

Spinach may be green and leafy but it is the ultimate food for a healthy person. It is a rich source of the Omega 3 acids and Folate. It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, Stroke and Osteoporosis. Furthermore spinach also helps to gain sexual enhancement. This is rich in Lutein which helps in reducing macular degeneration which is caused by old age. One should have around half cup of cooked spinach a day.

Yoghurt is rich in small micro organisms which grow inside it due the fermentation process and hence it has several probiotic qualities. It helps us to reduce the risk of cancer and greatly boosts the immune system. It is rich in calcium and proteins. One cup of yoghurt is optimal for a healthy diet.

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene and helps in avoiding several types of cancer and coronary heart diseases. 22mg of lycopene should be taken per day.

Carotenoid rich carrots help to negate several types of cancers and respiratory asthma as well as rheumatoid arthritis. This is the most easily accessible low calorie food item.

Blue Berries, also known as “brain berry” are most anti oxidant rich fruit and allows us to avoid several types of cancer along with age related memory disorders. Scientists have also concluded that the blue berry is very rich in Vitamins A and B and hence allows us to maintain very good cardio vascular health.

Black Beans are good for our heart and can improve our brain’s capacities like no other. They are rich in antioxidants like anthocyanin and other antioxidants.

Walnuts are richer in omega 3 fatty acids than salmon and have more anti inflammatory polyphenol compounds as compared to red wine along with half as much muscle building proteins as compared to chickens. A serving of seven nuts should be good as daily intake.

Lastly Oats are the most prominent health food which is available in the market and approved by the FDA, have carbohydrates but help in releasing the sugars locked by fibers. As oats provide 10 grams protein per half cup serving, they provide ample amounts of muscle building power.

Thus we now know the 8 foods that we should eat for a healthy living.

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Aloe Vera For Your Health and Skin Care

The Aloe genus although is most common in the continent of Africa, is now available all over the world in the form of some household species. This plant has several medicinal and also skin and body care qualities which makes it really useful.

The most basic of the uses of this genus is its healing qualities. It is used both internally as well as externally to cure several illnesses. Aloe can be externally applied on the skin to cure allergies and injuries. Also, aloe may be used to counter ulcers and burns. Furthermore it helps to counter the effect of poison. According to research it has been found out that aloe juice can be dried into a powder and that can be used to cure several ailments.

Aloe can be also used to get rid of small ailments like coughs, muscular pain and headache. It must be noted however that this plant is also used for treatment of serious diseases like HIV as well as cancer.

In terms of nutrients, Aloe contains a number of vitamins and minerals which assist its healing qualities. Aloe also has several enzymes, amino compounds needed for our body. Furthermore it also works as an anti inflammatory as well as anti bacterial agent for various uses. Aloe also inculcates in us a huge amount of energy due to the huge amount of polysaccharides which are present in them.

One of the key benefits of Aloe Vera is in its action on skin allergies and burns. It is one of the most popular remedies which are used by herbal specialists around the world. Aloe Gel can be applied on the skin, and Aloe powder is often put into capsules for instance the Aloe ride which is available in the market. Aloe gel can also be applied to cure cases of dandruff.

Diabetes which is a major ailment plaguing a large number of people, can also be tackled by plants like the Aloe Vera. Digestive problems are also cured with the help of capsules which Aloe powder in them.

However Aloe Vera most primary and popular use is in the skin care and beauty industry which uses Aloe in several skin care products. Aloe gel, juice and oils are used in cosmetics because of its benefits on skin. Aloe has tremendous cell regeneration capabilities and repair of damaged tissues. In fact most people use Aloe in their cosmetics because it is the only thing which they know about. The benefits of Aloe in skin care are numerous.

· Aloe is beneficial for dry or cracked skin.

· Aloe acts as a natural barrier against harmful toxins

· Aloe relieves heat so it can be used against sunburn.

· It is used extensively in moisturizers

· It is useful in curing skin lesions

· Aloe can effectively remove dark spots and pigmentation from the skin.

Well, now you know that one of the simple plants that we can find every where and it is all around us is Aloe Vera. Now you know just how amazing this plant is. Go grab it and make the most of it. It will help you heal and maintain your health in a long run.

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