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The different benefits of Ginger You Need Your Life

Today on OiB I will discuss the different benefits of Ginger that are ready to be availed for the
skin even though it has lots of cooking and other health benefits too. For all those people who
have been waiting for my pick on ginger’s benefits for skin, this is the best way and the right
time to know them now. You should definitely try them because I have tested them for you in
advance. They have returned no loss at all while their advantages have really proved that
Organic is truly beautiful. There is no need for shortcuts and harsh chemical products for your
sensitive skin which is already not too good.

Ginger has lots of benefits that have been discovered just through the effective use of
Ayurveda. It is an herb that is native to China and India. It is not even an herb but a root in
actual. The numerous ginger benefits for skin are given as follows

 

 Burn Support
It is surprising to know that the natural situation of the skin is regained if ginger is applied directly to the place where the burn has taken place. It also helps to reduce the pain for the burn. Besides rubbing a fresh ginger slice, one can also apply fresh ginger juice for the same effect. If it is applied twice or thrice a day, it can help to remove different scars too. This takes effect in 6 to 12 weeks while the ginger slice should be fresh every time you apply it.

 Anti-Aging
Ginger has more than 40 antioxidants in it. This is why it greatly helps in anti-aging. The
toxins are flushed out due to which the body circulation of the blood is improved. This in
turn helps to have improvement in the skin appearance because it provides more
nutrients to the skin. They also prevent damage from different free radicals which is
why the youth of the skin is not lost. The elasticity and firmness is maintained and aging
is slowed down.

 Acne and Spots
Acne and spots or different related blemishes are more like a curse to many people.Ginger can work wonders here. Ginger is a very powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent. It helps to keep the skin clear as well as free of any residues. As a result, the skin is invigorated and the blemishes are also lessened. Acne-causing bacteria is also killed by ginger which is why it is also known as the best natural acne-fighting weapon of all. This way the rate of acne formation is also minimized.

 White Scars
Hyperpigmentation can also be solved with the help of ginger. The white spots are now no more of a problem at all. The skin becomes lighter or white at some places in comparison to other patches of the skin. The use of ginger reduces the appearance of this pigmentation. If you apply a fresh slice of ginger to your skin and leave it on for some time, then the results can be seen in just 2 weeks. If you also have any other ginger benefits make sure you tell me in the comments below too.
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Twisting Forward Stretch

How to Twisting

There are many critical organs in our body that help us perform all the natural works normally. For leading a healthy and athletic life, we need to keep our organs in the best shape possible. Having a good physical condition is very important, especially in this age of modern civilisation. But it’s a matter of fact that we, often times, forget to take care of our body. That’s why we suffer from many different physical issues. With an unfit body, you won’t be able to focus on your works. You’re prone to mistakes and that will only make your condition worse. Some of the most common types of physical conditions are back pain, headache, mental disturbance etc. that suck away all the fun out of life.
Yoga is obviously a great choice for you to get rid of such possible situations. It’s a lightweight workout form that doesn’t take too much effort. It can be a good companion of your physical condition to be in perfect shape. Here, I’m sharing some twisted yoga poses that specialize in flexibility and mental stability.
1. Revolved Easy Pose

 Sit on the mat in the “Easy Pose”. Your legs should be crossed, knees wide apart and your crown directly on your spine.

 Put equal pressure on both of your sit bones. Stretch your spine while keeping your neck soft and relaxed. Your feet and thigh also will be relaxing.

 Put your right palm on the floor towards your backside. As you exhale, slowly twist your body towards your right side. With each inhale, stretch your spine. Continue the process until you reach your limit.

 Put your left hand on your right knee to get extra torque for your twisting. Don’t twist hard – force gently.

 Make sure that your head is aligned with your tailbone in a straight line. Hold this pose for around 10 breaths. Then, slowly return your body to normal. Now, change your leg cross and follow the same direction on the opposite side of your body. It’s a great pose for having a relaxation after any stressful work. This pose forces on your back muscles and spine, allowing your body gain more flexibility.
2. Sage Twist Pose

Sage Twist | OrganicIsBeautiful
Sage Twist | OrganicIsBeautiful

 As you inhale, stretch your front torso by lifting the top of your sternum. As you exhale, put your left hip on or close to the ground while your torso twists gently towards the right. Stretch your tailbone downwards the floor. Relax your belly.
 Put the fingertips of your left hand under the right knee. Put your right hand on the floor behind your right buttock. Keep your shoulder blades firm against your back as you continue twisting further to the right.

 Move your face towards your right shoulder. If you want, you can also keep your face in a neutral position.

 With every inhalation, pull your sternum upwards a little bit and with every exhalation, twist your body further. Stay in the pose for about 30-60 seconds. With an exhalation, return to the normal sitting pose. Now, do the same on another side of your body. This pose will stretch your spine, shoulders, and hips. If you’re suffering from lower backache, sciatica or neck pain, this pose will help you get rid of them.

3. Revolved Abdomen Pose

 Lie flat on the mat or the floor. Stretch your spine and push your lower back on the ground. Keep your arms shoulder height and face your palms on the floor.

 As you exhale, pull both knees towards your chest. As you inhale, spread your breath in your chest. Now, gently put your knees on the right side of your body.

 Put your face on your left side, keeping both your shoulder blades touching the ground. Breathe gently, Hold this pose for 2-3 minutes. Then, put your legs straight on the ground. Now, continue the same steps on the other side of you.

This pose will improve your flexibility in shoulders, hips, lower back, and spine. This also strengthens the back and spine along with abdomen muscles.

4. Seated Wide Legged Forward Fold with a Twist

 Sit on the mat with your legs stretched in front of you. Keep your body and spine straight.

 Put your right leg a bit right that your right shoulder. Bend your left knee, bring your left foot to your left groin.

 Touch your right foot with both your hands. Make a good grip.

 Bend your body towards your right knee. Try to touch your knee with your nose. Feel the pull in your hamstrings and leg muscles. Hold this pose for 1-2 minutes. Then, release the grip and relax your right leg. Now, follow the same steps with your left leg. This pose is very helpful for increasing your flexibility. It stretches your hamstrings, abdomen muscles and your leg thoroughly. This pose is also good for relaxing any muscle pull in your legs.

5. Twisting Forward Stretch

Twisting Forward Stretch
Twisting Forward Stretch – Organicisbeautiful

 Sit on the mat with your head to hip straight and your legs spread in front of you. Keep your feet hip wide. Put equal weight on your buttocks.

 Twist your body towards the right. But your heels should be touching the ground. Turn your face towards the same direction, as much as possible.

 Widen your right arm towards the right. Pull your right leg up the ground. Keep it straight and firm.

 Use your left arm to have a grip on the right foot. Pull your leg with your arm.

 Keep your shoulder firm. Hold the pose for 1-2 minutes. When you’re finished, release your leg and return your body to the normal sitting pose. Now, do the same with your left side and left leg. This pose is really good at stretching your shoulders, neck and lower back. It also stretches your leg muscles. This pose is good for relieving back pain, hand muscle strain etc. With all these poses, you’ll be able to have a more flexible body and more strength in your muscles. Integrate them into your everyday routine and you’ll feel the change very well.

 

The Greatness of Grains

The Greatness of Grains - Organicisbeautiful.com
The Greatness of Grains – Organicisbeautiful.com

Carbs! I love carbs. How about you, OiB readers? Surely, you have heard some media discrediting the greatness of grains throughout the years. Namely, people like to say that too many carbohydrates are bad for you and make you gain weight. Today, I would like to counter that superstition and fill you on why you need grains.

But not just any type of grain will work. You need to consume unprocessed (not refined) whole grains.

What is a Whole Grain?

All grains, according to the Whole Grain Council, begin whole. Whole grains are, basically, the entire seed of a plant, made up of three edible parts—the bran, germ, and endosperm.

The barn is a multi-layered outer shell that has antioxidants, essential B vitamins, and plenty of dietary fiber.

The germ is the potential new sprout. Here, you find more B vitamins, some protein, minerals, and healthy fats.

Lastly, the endosperm is the energy supply of the germ. Contained in the endosperm are carbohydrates, proteins, and trace amounts of other nutrients.

What Makes Grains “White”?

When whole grains are stripped of some key parts—the bran, germ, or endosperm—they become refined or processed. White flour and white rice, for example, have had the bran and germ removed, leaving only the starchy endosperm behind.

Why Are Whole Grains Healthier?

That is the main question here, is it not? Obviously, whole grains have a lot of vitamins and nutrients than refined grains do, but these are not the main reason why you need them in your diet.

Starches throw your blood sugar out of whack. Whole grain carbohydrates do not have the same effect. Whole grains are slowly absorbed and metabolized, meaning that blood sugar stays level. Also, whole grains are known to reduce the onset of heart disease.

In fact, a recent 2016 study proved that whole grains are linked to a longer lifespan. The meta-analysis was comprised of 14 studies and found that eating 3 servings of whole grains a day was “associated with a 25 percent lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 14 percent lower risk of death from cancer”.

The Greatness of Grains - Organicisbeautiful.com
The Greatness of Grains – Organicisbeautiful.com

How Can I Eat More Whole Grains?

I have good news for you—there are more whole grain choices available now than ever before. Add the following foods to your diet to ensure you are eating enough whole grains:

  • Whole grain cereals, breads, and crackers
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Oatmeal
  • Quinoa and other ancient grains like amaranth
  • Brown rice
  • Bulgur
  • Buckwheat
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Corn
Rice OrganicIsBeautiful
Rice OrganicIsBeautiful

As you can see, there are a lot of whole grain options out there. Add whole grain pasta or brown rice to the dinner plate, select bread made from whole grains and seeds, and opt for a bowl of oatmeal in the morning! I promise the greatness of grains will keep you satiated throughout the day and much healthier in the long run.

Feel free to share your whole grain tips, recipes, and knowledge with other OiB readers.

Coconut | OrganicIsBeautiful

6 Tips to Get Your Lips Back After Winter

Today on OiB, I will discuss how to get your lips back from winter. Summer is already here which is why you can get back your lips fairly easily. Your lips do not get the ample amount of sun light needed during winter when the sun is not shining at its best and there is no source of Vitamin in this way. I tell you these natural ways so you don’t have to waste money or risk any
effects.

 Castor Oil

Dry lips can be greatly revived using castor oil by putting it on your lips several times a day or by using it to make a mixture of one teaspoon oil with a teaspoon of glycerin and lemon juice (few drops). The well mixed mixture is applied overnight to be washed with warm water right in the morning. You shall see that your lips shall be healed within no time after a few repetitions.

 Honey

In addition to providing great moist lips, honey is the only cure that also heals the lips by providing it anti-bacterial properties. Pure organic honey is applied on lips for many times a day. A honey and glycerin paste also works well and very if it is applied overnight.
The treatment not only brings back your lips that have been lost during the winter and have prone to become dry and dull, but also softens the lips at the very same time. Hence this is the most efficient and probably the best treatment of all times.

Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful
Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

 Sugar

Softness can also be achieved faster along by removing the dead cells that have formed your lip’s upper layer by using sugar. Only 2 teaspoons sugar mixed with a teaspoon of honey can make wonders in very few minutes.
The paste applied to the lips is rubbed well around the lips to take off the dead cells and wash them with warm water.

Brown Sugar | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

 Rose Petals
If you want perfectly good lips that are also red and rosy then just mix a few rose petals in water to soak them thoroughly in milk for a few hours and make them into a thick paste by mashing out the petals.

Application of this paste twice or thrice during the day and even at night greatly helps to achieve your goal. For those who are allergic to milk, they can use glycerin instead of milk fairly well.

 Cream
You can put on fresh milk cream on your lips for 10 minutes and wash it with a warm water dipped cotton ball. It is the milk cream’s high fat content that brings about the pure moisturization.

 Coconut Oil

If you’re tired of those chapped lips after winter, just dab on some coconut oil many times during the day on your lips to keep them moist throughout or even use olive oil for the same.

Coconut in skincare |  www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Coconut in skincare | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

So while your lips are back to red and juicy again, let us know which one suited you the best.
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How to Yoga Poses for Backs

Back is one of the most important parts of our body that has made us human – allowing us to stand
straight. Our backs also support some of the very important organs, like spine, our head, and hips. As it’s a part of our body, we have to take care of it like that. Unfortunately, because of our bad habits, we
often get back pain – one of the nastiest, disgusting feelings that turns everything into hell. Back pain is one of the common complaints – most of us have become a victim of it. This pain is usually caused by lifestyle habits, such as, sitting with poor posture on the couch or working long hours at a desk job. Sometimes, this pain is only temporary but in some cases, maybe much more debilitating. In a serious situation, medical advice is necessary. However, we can get rid of such pain by strengthening the
back. By improving the circulation of the nerves and spine, we can relieve this pain easily.

The good news is, yoga posture can help us a lot. These yoga postures will help you get a painless back.

1. Sphinx Pose

 Get started by putting your stomach on the mat, keeping your feet at a comfortable distance.
 Keep yourself up above your arms. Your elbow should be down to your shoulder, a little bit forward if necessary.
 Keep your forearms parallel to each other, or a slight together according to your comfort.
 Pull your head and chest up while dropping the shoulder blades and pulling arms back mildly. You’ll feel a slight pressure on your spine.
 Let your legs to take the pose further ahead – push the mat with your feet top and pull the knee caps.
 Hold the pose while keeping your jaws and eyes relaxed.

After holding on up to 30-60 seconds, you can return back to normal – exhale slowly and put your body
into relaxed mode. You can put your forehead on your arms as well.

2. Cat-Cow Pose

 Put your hands straight down to your shoulder along with your wrists and keep your knees under your hips directly. Keep your fingers pointed straight to the top. Keep your shins and knees apart hip-width. Bend your head downwards softly while keeping the head in a neutral position.
 Then, approach to the Cow pose. While you inhale, relax your belly to go towards the mat. Pull up your chin and chest, gazing up towards the ceiling.
 Spread your shoulder blades and draw the shoulders wide from your ears.
 Change into the Cat pose. As you exhale, push your belly to your back and round your back aligned with the ceiling. This pose is best described as a cat that’s stretching its back.
 Ease your crown of your head towards the floor but don’t put force to your chin to your chest.
Thus, this cycle can continue – inhale into Cow pose, exhale into Cat pose. Do this for 10-20 times and rest by sitting back on your heels, keeping your torso upright.

3. Camel Pose

Camel Pose explained | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Camel Pose explained | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

 Sit on your knees, keeping them hip wide apart. Keep your body upright and your toes tucked under your heel.
 Put your hands on your lower back while your fingers pointing to the ground.
 Make sure that your hands and your hips aligned with your shoulder. As you inhale, push your tailbone towards the pubis, like your navel pulling it outwards.
 Start bending your back towards your thighs and try to touch your heel. Continue bending until you can touch keeping your entire arm straight.
Make sure not to push your neck – keep it in a neutral pose. If you’re flexible enough, you can start
laying your feet down on the mat, like in the “Camel Pose – 2”. Hold the pose for 30-60 seconds. Then, gently exhale and come back to the initial pose from step 1.

4. Seated Forward Fold

 Sit gently, keeping your legs spread in front and your arms put normally under your shoulder. There should be no bend in your back.
 Raise your hands upwards, stretching your spine. Now, start bending slowing towards your feet.
Make sure that your entire legs are kept parallel to each other. Put your heels, knees touched on the ground.
 Continue bending unless you reach your limit where you can bend no longer. Generally, you can
touch your feet with your hand and grab it for an extra pull to your bending. If you can’t, just try to keep your hands straight towards your feet.
 Breathe gently. With every exhale, push yourself a little bit forward, lengthening your spine a bit.
Stay in the pose for 1-2 minutes. You can stay longer if you want. After that, gently return to normal
sitting position, the backward steps when you were bending.

5. Seated Spinal Twist

Seated Spinal Twist | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Seated Spinal Twist | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

 Start with sitting with a straight back. Let both your legs spread straight in front of you.
 Your right foot should be on the left of your left thigh. Return your left foot to your right hip as well.
 Keep your right fingertips to your backside, while you bring your left knee towards your chest.
 As you inhale, sit up tall. As you exhale, twist your body anti-clockwise from the bottom of your spine.
 For twisting a bit deeper, put your left elbow outside of the right knee, allowing you more twisting.
You can hold on to this pose for 5-10 breaths. Then, gently return to normal state. You can easily do the
same with the other side of your body, allowing your spine twist in both directions and balancing its position.

With all these steps, you can easily make sure that you have a fit and flexible back that can suit any
situation. By doing these steps on a regular basis, you can reduce the chance of getting a back pain up to
almost 0%. Just make sure that you follow them properly, granting extreme flexibility to your back.

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