Friday, 26 May 2017

The Miraculous Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is perhaps the most genuine and versatile
cure-all plant there is, offering a plethora of health
benefits - the word 'vera' after all, does mean true
or genuine. In the past, it was considered to be the
plant of immortality by the Egyptians, and has been
used since time immemorial for its soothing and
curing properties.

The Aloe vera plant is luscious with thick,
stems and spiny leaves. The plant's miraculous
benefits are located within the stems, which
contain aloe juice and gel - a substance that
is used in numerous medicinal, cosmetic, and
health treatments.

Aloe vera juice can be bought (preferably organic,
and pure) from a health shop or a well-stocked
supermarket. Alternatively, if you've got a couple
of plants at home, you can just as easily make your
own juice.

Making Aloe Vera Juice

Cut and open a few stems of the plant from the
middle section. Opt for the outer stems as they are
the most mature, and have the highest
concentration of antioxidants.
Store it in a bowl, then put the gel in a blender
and add 1 cup of water.To get pure aloe vera juice,
blend the ingredients  and consume within 3-4 days,
before it loses its antioxidants.

Aloe vera (both juice and gel) is packed with
antioxidants and antibiotics and works as stimulators
of cell growth. It also has scar and pain inhibitor
properties. The entire leaf is at times used to
treat ulcerative colitis, metastatic cancer, infectious
disease and chemotherapy treatment. The plant is
also rich in the following vitamins and minerals,
making it a highly nutritious


Aloe juice can be consumed internally, or applied
on the skin and hair. It is also a general health
tonic that you can consume every morning to
reap all of its benefits.  

Due to its high anti-inflammatory properties,
aloe vera is just the thing to take if you suffer
from bowel problems.It promotes good bacteria
in the gut and keeps all digestive disorders at bay.

This auto-immune disease attacks the body tissues,
especially the membranes lining the joints, causing
inflammation and stiffness. Drinking aloe juice for two
weeks however, can help reduce inflammation in the
body. Aloe also contains anti-inflammatory
compounds that help to reduce the pain and
stiffness to a great extent.

If you suffer from severe digestive problems,
drinking aloe vera juice reduces the symptoms
of acid reflux, and stabilizes the alkaline levels of
the body. Aloe juice has a soothing effect on stomach
walls and reduces heart burn and discomfort.
It is also an ideal treatment for constipation, due to
its laxative properties.

To keep your cholesterol levels in check, as well
as increase levels of good cholesterol, include
fresh aloe juice in your daily diet.

When consumed regularly, aloe vera helps to
regulate blood sugar levels. On this note though,
it is important to consult with your doctor, for the
correct dosage. Often times, aloe can interfere
with the medicines that you take to curb blood sugar.

If you tend to suffer from constant sinus problems,
opt for aloe vera. It is rich in magnesium lactate
that works as an antihistamine, which helps in
reducing the
problems of sinus and chest inflammation due to various allergies.

Aloe juice contains high levels of anti-carcinogenic
properties that hinder the growth of tumors.

Consuming aloe juice on a regular basis, replenishes
the amino acid deficiency in your body. Due to its high
vitamin content, aloe boosts your body's immune system
and self-defence mechanism.

Aloe juice is the best natural solution for anyone who
suffers regularly from colds, coughs, flu, stuffy nose,
bronchitis and other respiratory disorders. Aloe contains
a good dose of Vitamin C, which ensures protection
from common colds that occur with environmental

Aloe contains anti-ageing properties, keeping the skin
supple and rejuvenated. It also lightens blemishes.
The gel can be rubbed directly on your face.

Aloe vera moisturizes the skin, and helps to remove
dead cells, wrinkles and fine lines. The juice may also
be used to remove stretch marks.

The blend may be used to heal cuts and wounds.
It can also be used for dermatitis and insect bites
when applied externally.

It's easy to create your own natural eye wash with
aloe vera gel - just mix 2 teaspoons of aloe gel in a
cup of water. You can also add a teaspoon of boric acid.
It's also the perfect remedy to reduce reddening and
irritation in the eyes.

Fresh aloe vera gel can be directly applied to the gums,
reducing pain and inflammation. It can also be used to
treat gum bleeding, caused by bacterial infection.

If you'd like to lose weight naturally, try aloe vera - an
easy and natural weight loss solution that reduces weight
by stabilizing the metabolic rate, reducing the lipid levels,
and helping burn fat.

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Monday, 22 May 2017

10 Energizing Foods That Can Prevent Fatigue

There are times when we feel a bit sleepy, and low on energy, which could lead to fatigue. Fatigue is when you're constantly feeling weak and tired, either physically or mentally. Stress is one of the major leading causes of fatigue, whether it's long hours at the office, or simply having too much on your mind.

Your diet plays a crucial role in the way you think and feel. A healthy diet combined with exercise, and a good night's rest, can help fight the drowsiness, while boosting your overall energy levels. Avoid sugary products and keep your caffeine intake to a minimum, so you don't feel "the crash", which leads to severe bouts of lethargy.

Causes of Fatigue: 

Alcohol abuse

Excessive physical activity
Sleep depravation
Medications (antihistamines, cough, and cold remedies)
Poor eating habits

Symptoms of Fatigue

Weight lose
Muscle weakness
Shortness of breath 
Chest pains

10 Home Remedies to Cure Fatigue:

1) Green Tea - Green tea contains many powerful antioxidant properties that can help reduce stress, tiredness, and even improve your memory. Green tea also acts as an appetite suppressor, which is ideal for people trying to lose weight. You can add some fresh squeezed lemon juice, a little ginger, and a teaspoon of honey for an effective cold remedy as well.

2) Watermelon - Everyone's favorite summertime treat is a great energy booster to combat drowsiness. Watermelons are high in electrolytes, which stave off dehydration. The high amounts of lycopene inside the watermelon helps promote a healthy cardiovascular system. 

3) Spinach - Spinach helps increase your metabolism, since it's loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, and iron. The high levels of iron found within the leafy green vegetable help the blood deliver oxygen quicker to the cells. Spinach can be added to salads, soups, stews, and even blended into a smoothie drink. There was a very good reason why Popeye ate his spinach! 

4) Bananas - Bananas are extremely high in potassium, which aids in converting the digested sugar into energy. Bananas contain a wide spectrum of essential vitamins and omega fatty acids that give you the needed energy to stay awake. They also prevent dehydration, which is a very common cause of fatigue. Sliced bananas go well with oatmeal or cold muesli.

5) Oatmeal - Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to start your day off right! Oatmeal contains the good carbohydrates, which are stored in the body as glycogen. The high fiber content helps keep your blood sugar levels well-maintained throughout the day. You can add almost any chopped fruit to the oatmeal to enrich the flavor and nutrients. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon inside for an amazing taste!

6) Yogurt - Yogurt contains the vitamin B12 and probiotics, which are used to kill bacteria, and improve digestion. Yogurts provide excellent s of energy, which help keep you awake and fully focused all day. Avoid sugary or processed yogurts, and go for the Greek yogurt instead. Greek yogurts have been strained from whey, making them much healthier to consume.

7) Walnuts - When it comes to healthy snacks, very few can compete with walnuts. Walnuts are rich s of omega-3 fatty acids, and very high in fiber as well. Walnuts are used to treat depression and increase mental focus. They can be added to salads, cereals, yogurts, or eaten naturally. 

8) Red Bell Peppers - Did you know that a cup of red bell peppers actually contains more vitamin C than an entire orange?!  Red bell peppers are loaded with that magical vitamin, which also prevents fatigue symptoms from occurring. You can bake them, roast them, grill them, or simply eat them raw. 

9) Beans - Beans contain so many vital health benefits that it would take pages to write about them! Beans are great s of protein, iron, and have an extremely high fiber content. You can choose from a wide assortment, which includes; black beans, kidney beans, soybeans, and red beans. Try to avoid the sugary baked beans, and choose one of the above-mentioned types instead. 

10) Pumpkin Seeds - If you're looking for a quick energy boosting snack, pumpkin seeds, are your answer! The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, and all the essential minerals your body needs to stay energized. A handful of pumpkin seeds can help keep fatigue away. 


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