2013 in review


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Benefits Of Drinking Sugarcane Juice


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We find many stalls that sell sugarcane juice. You might be amazed to know that the juicy extract of sugarcane sticks has many health benefits. As the harvest festival is upon us, sugarcane will be commonly found in each and every household.

So, instead of throwing the cane sticks after the festival is over, you can grind them into juice and enjoy its numerous health benefits. Depending on the variety of the sugarcane plant and the soil, the benefits of the extracted juice can vary. However, sugarcane is a rich source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

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Health benefits of sugarcane juice:

Treats jaundice:
Sugarcane juice is a natural medicine to cure jaundice. Jaundice is the yellow pigmentation in the skin and membranes that are caused by the presence of billirubin in the blood. Poor liver functioning and blocked bile ducts are the causes of jaundice. To speed recovery, have two glasses of fresh sugarcane juice with lime and salt.

Infections:
Several infections like dysuira, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases and inflammation in the stomach (digestive tract) or heart can be cured with a glass of sugarcane juice.

Kidney stones:
This is one of the most effective health benefits of sugarcane juice. Kidney stones are commonly formed due to dehydration and constant drinking of water helps break down the stones in the kidneys. Drink lots of fluids and also have sugarcane juice as it breaks down the stones or dissolves them.

Good for diabetics:
Sugarcane is healthy for diabetics as it contains no simple sugar. It is a better alternative for raw sugar or artificial sweeteners. So, if you are on weight loss diet or diabetic, have sugarcane juice. The juice’s benefits by keeping the blood glucose levels balanced.

Nutritional benefits:
Sugarcane has a bank of vitamins and minerals that are good for the body. The juice of sugarcane is rich in phosphorous, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium to name a few. Studies have shown that sugarcane juice can help recover the loss of vitamins that happens due to febrile disorders like fever.

Cold, flu and sore throat healer:
 If you think that juices can be harmful for a sore throat or cold then you are wrong. Sugarcane juice helps cure sore throat, cold and flu.

Prevents cancer:
Due to its alkaline nature, sugarcane juice prevents cancer, especially prostrate, colon, lung or breast cancer.

Rehydration:
Many people do not drink much water and suffer from dehydration. To retain water in the body, have sugarcane juice. Even during summers, you can cool off body heat by having a glass of sugarcane regularly.

So,these are few health benefits of drinking sugarcane juice that i found out &  Do you like sugarcane juice?

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Jaggery For Its Health Benefits


Many people will be surprised to know that sugar is actually a Chinese product.No one used sugar in India as late as the 19th century. That is why sugar is called ‘chini’ in Hindi/Tamil which roughly translated to ‘Chinese origin’or China . But if we didn’t use sugar, then what did we use to sweeten our foods and beverages?

Indian Made Jaggery

Indians use jaggery/gur/Vellam which is a complex form of sugar.

Jaggery has innumerable health benefits. Jaggery is usually made with sugarcane juice. It has rough texture and does not dissolve easily. But the healthy benefits of jaggery are undeniable. In a comparison of sugar versus jaggery, the Jaggery Wins.

Here are some health benefits of jaggery that might motivate you to use this complex sugar as an alternative sweetener.

Cools Your Stomach: Jaggery is made from sugarcane juice. When you soak it in water and drink it, jaggery helps to cool your stomach. This is a standard way to keep the body cool in hot Indian summer.

Relaxes You: Jaggery has selenium in very high amounts. Thus having this complex sugar relaxes your nerves. That is why jaggery is often had with rotis at night to have a sound sleep.

Less Calories: When you compare the calories of sugar versus jaggery, the latter has much less calories. Sugar is the simplest form of glucose available to us. But jaggery is solid and tougher to digest. That is why, jaggery is more like a healthy carbohydrate than a form of glucose.

Rich In Iron: Jaggery has iron and that is why women need it. The rich deposits of iron in jaggery can help Indian women who have tendency to be anaemic.

Fights Cancer: Jaggery has lots of antioxidants in it. So it cleanses your system, fight cancer and also delays ageing.

Postnatal Food: The India diet for a woman who has just been through child birth always contained jaggery. Not only does it give lots of energy to the recuperating woman but also removes all the blood clots from her body.

Cures Pains: Jaggery has selenium and thus it is also good at relieving cramps and pain. Migraines and menstrual cramps can be relieved by having this complex sugar.

These are some of the best known health benefits of jaggery. If you know any other health benefits of jaggery, then please do share it with me via your comments.

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Home Remedies to Cure Dark Circles


Now a days most of the cosmetic products designed to remove them are expensive and laced with chemicals that can be harmful to the delicate skin under your eyes. However, there are certain effective natural remedies that can help you greatly in getting rid of these awful marks around your eyes and will also prevent its occurrence in the future. Here are five natural remedies for treating dark circles around your eyes.

We Suggest you to use these below remedies:

Tomato Paste

Tomato paste is one of the most effective remedies for dark circles. You can make it easily at home. Take one or two fresh tomatoes, one tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of gram flour and turmeric powder. Blend these ingredients nicely until they become a thick paste and apply it very gently around your eyes. Rinse it off gently with clean water after 10 or 20 minutes. Repeating this process twice or thrice every week will make your skin tone around your eyes lighter and will eventually make your dark circles go away completely.

Cucumber and Potato

Putting slices of fresh cucumber or potato over your eyes can help reduce dark circles to a great extent. It also provides your eyes a soothing touch which further prevents the occurrence of dark marks around your eyes. Besides the slices, you can also apply fresh juices of cucumber or potato around your eyes with the help of a cotton ball. It will better to apply the juices for entire night for quicker and more effective results.

Almond oil

Almond oil is another natural ingredient which is very beneficial for the delicate skin around your eyes. All you need to do is to apply a little almond oil over the dark circles before going to bed and wash it off with cold water the next morning. Repeating this for at least a month will make your dark circles disappear almost entirely.

Crushed mint leaves

Applying crushed mint leaves over your eyes will not only soothe your eyes but will also help you in getting rid of dark circles. Apply freshly crushed mint leaves all around your eyes and leave it for 5 or 10 minutes. Then gently wipe it off with a clean and cold cloth. You will feel extremely relaxed and will also get rid of under eye circles gradually.

Orange juice and glycerin

Regular application of orange juice mixed with glycerin is an effective way to get rid of dark circles. However, besides removing your dark circles it will also provide your overall skin with an inner glow and will make your skin around your eyes smoother and softer than before.

If you want to get rid of under eye dark circles without spending a fortune and without harming your skin, try these perfect homemade remedies.

Some More Care tips which helps for regular Care Click Here

Cheers Y Lifestyle

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Advantage of consuming CURD


Here’s the advantages of consuming CURD / Butter milk

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Some of them say proud that they don’t consume curd or butter milk or milk based products.

But for some of them without curd they can’t live it, even me too I am veggie use to consume 3 times a day with food for the add-on nutrition’s.

Curd is very good for our health, it’s a god’s gift, it helps to reduce the body getting over heated & gives us best digestion process.

If you consume Milk after one hour, only 32% of the milk is digested, but curd/butter milk gets digested of hooping 91%.

In Milk we get Lacto.
But in Curd we get  Lactobacillus , it speeds up the digestion process & keeps our belly problem free!!

If you come up with any stomach upset one should consume curd rice only it makes relives a lot, it is being suggested by Doctors too…

Even Milk will slow up the digestion process & feel like heavy, but with Curd/Butter milk doesn’t happen.

In case of heave motions you can consume Fenugreek + a cup of curd, it mostly reduces the problem.

The Paneer which is made after breaking down of milk has the much nutritious & even helps in stopping the vomiting sensation or vomiting too.

Like with Biriyani & some other very spicy food they/we used to have raitha as add-on made with curd & onion, it reduces the harms which is made by spicy items for our stomach & intestines.

When a woman is reaching Menopause, consuming curd is mandatory & very important as it provides the required calcium to our body.

Curd itself has integrated with important Vitamins, proteins, Calcium, Riboflavin Vitamin B.

A protein which is present in the curd gets digested faster than the proteins in the milk.

By consuming Curd / Butter milk we are having more advantages, some of them listed below:

The Bacteria which converts milk to Curd kills the harm full germs in our Intestines.

The Bacteria in the Curd increases the Digestion & triplicates the good bacteria’s

While bathing take a hand full of curd, apply on your head, you get a good nap!!

A perfect mixture of curd with fruit(s) juices helps the skin/nerves exposed to sun & reduces harness. Both curd & fruit juices gives the equitant energy, especially Vitamin “C”.

The germs which caused appendix & motions problem will be killed by the good bacteria’s in the curd/butter milk.

Consuming curd or butter milk with some amount of honey is very good during Jaundice.

Some sort of skin deceases can be cured by curd by applying cloth dipped in curd.

The people, who don’t like to consume curd with food, can be taken in some other ways below:

Curd with Sugar can be consumed as lassie.

Adding of paneer in our food, but not too much as it has fat products.

Consumed as Butter milk, diluting in water with coriander leaves, curry leaves & some light pepper & salt.

So, these above are awesome advantages of consuming curd / butter milk, when its health why don’t we try it out??

Let me know what your view is………………….

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ATM User Rights


Customer one should be aware of his right and he must use it for his personal benefit. However, there are many cash card holders who are unaware of their rights at the ATMs, reports Parvatha Vardhini C, from Hindu businessline.

Well ATM card holders, we have a list of good news for you. RBI has made several customer friendly reforms and has mandated banks to adopt them to safeguard customers interest.

On your part, you must learn about your rights. Hence, here are a few things you must keep in mind while using an ATM.

1. The Reserve Bank of India has introduced the ‘Free ATM Access Policy’ which allows ATM card holders to use other bank’s ATM without any charge. However, the number of free transactions is limited to five times in a month. Exceeding that, you would be charged anything less than or equal to 20 per transaction.

2. In case you experience any trouble using an ATM, where after inserting your card, the ATM machine does not delivery cash, but gives you a bill indicating the amount being wrong debited from your account, then you must lodge a complaint immediately or least within 30 days of the transaction.

The bank stands liable to return the amount within 7 days of receiving the complaint. If the bank delays, you would be entitled to receive a compensation of 100 for each day’s delay.#

3. For lodging a complaint, look around inside the ATM centre to get necessary details and proper contact address of your bank. RBI has mandated every bank to provide sufficient information and guidelines related to registering of ATM related complaints there.

In the ATM center you may find a notice board saying that you can lodge a complaint at the bank branch. There you will get information about the bank linked to the ATM card and also the contact number of the bank’s help desk.

4. Does your bank permits you to withdraw cash, make a balance enquiry and pay bills, all in one single login? If that’s the case, chances are high that your ATM transactions not secure. Just imagine you are in a hurry, and after withdrawing cash, you don’t remember to collect your card.

What will happen then? Anyone can freely clean your account. Hence, with a view to make ATM transactions more secure, the RBI, in its ‘Master Circular on Customer Service’ for 2011 has made a procedural amendment.Under this, each bank is required to ensure that the process flow or process change must be accompanied by regular feeding of ATM PIN Code number.

If the banks fails to implement this scheme and the ATM card does not ask for PIN validation for every successive transaction, the bank will be charged a penalty under the Payments and Settlement Systems Act. In case your ATM card does not work in this fashion, you have the right to ask your bank.

5. Taking into account the rising incidents of fraudulent withdrawals at ATMs or unauthorised usage of cards, RBI has directed banks to send online alerts to customers regardless of the amount involved or the channel used. This measure was proposed by RBI in order to make ATM transactions more secure and customer friendly, and it is in force since July 2011.

But if even today you don’t receive these alerts although you didn’t miss to update your mobile number or email address, be smart enough to demand this service from your banker.

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Beauty Benefits of Neem


Face pack with Neem Extracts

The humble neem is often ignored by urban folks in favor of more synthetic ingredients, but it has been used in Ayurveda for over 4,000 years. Neem leaves are easy to obtain and can be used as a beauty aid in many simple ways. We tell you why it should be on your beauty list.

Purifying water
Boil a concoction of neem leaves (about 50 leaves in two liters of water) till the leaves are soft and discolored, and the water turns green. Strain and store in a bottle. Add about 100 ml of this to your bath water to rid the skin of infections, acne and whiteheads.

Skin toner
This can also be used as a skin toner — just dip a cotton ball into the liquid and wipe your face with it every night. This will clear acne, scars, pigmentation and blackheads. This potion can be used as a hair rinse to treat dandruff and excessive hair fall.

Face pack
Cut about 10 neem leaves and boil them with small segments of orange peel in a little water. Pound them to a pulp. Add a little honey, yoghurt and soy milk, to form a smooth paste. Apply this to your face (can be done thrice a week). This will clear acne and breakouts, dry up whiteheads, pull out blackheads and even reduce the appearance of pores. Honey and neem are excellent moisturizers.

Hair conditioner
A paste made of neem leaves boiled in water and honey, and applied to the hair, leaves it well-conditioned, without frizz and dandruff free.

Healer
Extracts of neem leaves and seeds produce pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing compounds that can aid in the healing of cuts, burns, ear aches, sprains and headaches.

Root cure
The bark and roots of the neem tree have medicinal properties; in powdered form, they can be used to control lice and dandruff. Neem has anti-bacterial properties that help fight against skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, scabies and eczema among others.


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