Ginger on skincare? Sorry! Yes. You heard correctly 😉 Native from China and India, ginger is way more than just that an ordinary plants. It has a number of properties to qualify as a beauty booster as well. And the best part? The ingredient is one that is almost at all times sitting at the bottom of your vegetable basket. So no need to run around digging up plants for this one! Here are 5 reasons why you skin should be getting more of ginger.
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.
Ginger has more than 40 antioxidants in it.
That’s an impressive number to keep in mind!
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.
Hyper-pigmentation 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 sometimes be seen in just 2 weeks.
If you also have any other ginger benefits make sure you tell me in the comments below too.
In this modern age, we all are strongly routine bound. Every single step is according to our everyday routine. There’s hardly any chance to get rid of it. Obviously, getting rid of it isn’t good for ourselves as we might lose our concentration and opportunity to shine in our life, right? Well, that’s not completely false. However, following such strict routine is never good for yourself. Such routine may help us in our career but not to us – our soul and our physical condition.
We all want to live safe and sound. We want mental peace, physical fitness and enjoy our life. Well, how’s that possible? The best way to achieve this stage is to take exercise regularly. Exercise is one of the best ways to keep yourselves fit and sound, physically and mentally balanced. However, it might take a good bit of time and thus, not compatible with our everyday routine, right?
I’m a typical person in the world with normal and typical everyday routine with tight schedules of everyday works. I didn’t enjoy a good health and most of the time was anxious about my future, my career and my life deep inside. I found that exercise would be the perfect remedy for me, but it couldn’t fit into my routine.
That’s when I started searching all over the internet and my community. Surprisingly, I found yoga the best thing for me. Yoga is one of the oldest types of physical exercise that involve a number of physical and mental condition that rejuvenates you physically and mentally. Yoga was invented around 5000 years ago, in the middle of Asia. Over days, it has evolved into one of the best assets of anyone’s life.
With yoga, I not only enjoy myself, but I was also able to change my entire life! Yes, yoga can tap you into a number of advantages and controls over yourself that can be really life-changing.
I was always fond of physical exercises because of their benefits. I went to the gym (a few times) and did yoga here and there, but didn’t grow up a habit of doing those regularly. I had a part-time job during my free time. My memory isn’t good at all, so I had to invest a lot more times in my studies. So, going to gym regularly was a hard goal to accomplish for me. About a year ago, my friend told me about yoga – how it could help me in my career. I thought, “Alright, I could afford a few moments to do some stretching!” The term “some stretching” was the most understatement of the year for me.
At first, I stormed the internet, watched YouTube videos and found a few good poses to do. It was tough at first, but as time went on, I started gaining more flexibility and all the other benefits yoga has given to me.
Yoga is a very old form of exercise that’s being refined and getting better day by day. It is one of the best forms to keep your body fit and healthy in every criteria. We might think of numerous types of workouts, but nothing is so easily sustainable like yoga.
For example, you start doing some simple, free hand workouts and determined to do it the rest of your life. In most cases, you hardly can continue it for a couple weeks! I tried doing so and the result is exactly what I told just now.
But in the case of yoga, I didn’t feel too tiring or boring. It was a very interesting feeling when I first did yoga and when I started continuing it. It’s a really good workout that can work on your fatigue, muscles, and flexibility at the same time. You’ll be able to enjoy the improved physical strength with a better, wider range of motion within a few weeks!
It may sound surprising, but yogaa can actually help you out with your skin! There are several poses in yoga that works on glowing skin. If you’re interested in yoga or doing yoga regularly, you might need these poses to enhance your skin care. Some of the poses are – Padmasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana etc.
The main mechanism here is to supply more blood to your skin and stabilize your blood pressure under your skins’ vessels. That’s why I recommend doing yoga in an open place where there’s more oxygen density. For example, a garden, a park would be the perfect choice for these poses.
This is, perhaps, the most important fact of yoga that it can improve your mental condition very easily. Yoga specializes in mental conditions and that’s the main reason yoga is so popular amongst people.
Yoga increases your body awareness, reduce muscle tension, strain, and controls over your uncontrolled emotions. Yoga consists of breathing exercises, poses, and meditation that are practically proved to be related to mental wellness.
In my case, I was always worried and stressed about my whole life – my career, my job and my family. If you’re a grown-up person, you already know how much pressuring these factors might be.
Specifically being reduced from most types of recreations was gradually increasing the mental pressure on me. Fortunately, I found yoga to release all my bad emotions. Within 1-2 weeks, I started to feel completely fresh and happy about myself. I’m now completely free from all types of depressions of my life!
Yogaa can also work as one of the natural remedies as well. Our body mechanism is very complex and yoga helps it to get stronger and more flexible. That way, you’re less prone to diseases, especially related to heart and blood circulation. With yoga, your control over yourself will get you rid of all other types of mental disorders as well.
Since I started a regular yoga practice, I’m leading a better, more organized lifestyle. As my mind is always fresh, I’m even finding my studies a lot easier. For a better expertise on yoga, I’m currently training under a yoga club with my instructor. She’s teaching me a lot more new poses and ways to ease myself and my mind.
I’ve also earned some fans! A number of my friends were surprised to see my positive changes and wanted to learn the techniques from me. At first, I felt a little shy. But gradually, I felt confident about myself and expressed the effect of yoga on me. Many of them now do yoga regularly and none of them suffer from the burdens of life anymore.
That’s why I always inspire everyone to do yoga regularly. My story with yoga was to inspire you as well. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it’s a lot easier than you could ever imagine. Just get started. One day, you’ll have the feeling like me – a positive look towards the world.
When you have made a weight loss goal, it seems like you will do anything to get rid of fat. Am I right? I know, because I too have been there, staring at food labels with “low fat,” “sugar-free,” and other lies printed on the carton. Yes, that is right. Low fat is a lie that needs to be avoided at all costs.
Let me explain why low fat is not necessarily your healthiest option:
“Low-fat” and “fat-free” foods are traps
Long ago, when the food industry started seeing the waistlines of people increasing and the demand for healthier options growing, they took out their chemistry sets and decided to whip up goodies that look and taste like their full fat counterparts but with more healthy looking labels.
Sadly, this brought about the invention of hydrogenated fats and oils—the ingredients where trans fats lurk.
Another harrowing detail is that, if you look at the ingredients of “low-fat” foods, you will find the presence of sugar alcohols, syrups, and other things that boosts the sugar content without lowering the calories in the slightest. Oh, and do not ignore the excess of salt either.
Now, you do not have to be a nutrition whiz to understand that when you have an excess of something in the body, the body converts it into fat for later. It does not matter if that excess is protein, carbohydrates, fat, sugar, or fat-soluble vitamins. So, even if the food is devoid of fat, you are still going to gain weight from too much sugar.
And all the extra sodium and nitrites floating around your system will induce heart problems.
Next time you are at the grocery store and have accessed to pre packaged baked goods, like muffins, do me a favor and pick up the low fat version and the regular version for a quick comparison.
For example, I found a low fat cranberry and orange muffin the other day that was 300 calories. The regular muffin had 400 calories. But, the sugar content of the low fat muffin was 38 grams compared to the other one which was 30 grams. The “reduced fat” muffin had high fructose corn syrup, shortening, and about 150 more milligrams of sodium too.
Simply put, if you want baked goods, make them at home. Add in healthy fat alternatives, like avocado and EVOO to satisfy your sweet tooth while upping the nutrition. And always remember, just because something sounds healthy does not mean it is. Chemicals and other toxic substitutes will only harm you in the end.
Shop wisely, live healthily! Did you know al this?
All functions of the body require water. It’s the body’s natural purifier, replenisher and hydrator and we need lots of it to keep our bodies functioning properly. The only problem about water is it can get a little boring. And when things get boring, watch out! That’s when we start reaching for sugary drinks. I’m avoiding all that by adding Fruit-Infused Water to my daily routine. And I have to tell you, I am absolutely loving it!
I thought I would share some of the ones I have been drinking.
Cucumber, Mint and Lime. Slices of cucumber, slices of half a lime and sprigs of mint mixed together with water. I found this one to have the most flavour compared to others.
Cucumber, Lime, Strawberry and Mint. Slices of cucumber, chopped up strawberry, slices of lime and sprigs of mint.So I added strawberry, but it’s worked!
Lime, Ginger and Mint. Slices of lime, sprigs of mint and slices of ginger cut up. I added more ginger into this one as I found it less gingery.
Lime, Kiwi, Mint and Coconut Water. Slices of lime, kiwi chopped up, sprigs of mint and coconut water. I’m not a big fan of coconut water, but putting a little at the bottom topped up with water is delicious.
The “recipe” is pretty simple. Just place slices/sprigs of your favorite flavors into a pitcher or glass. Fill with water. The longer it sits, the more intense the flavor. Then, just keep refilling with water. Drink the infused water within 2 days to keep the flavors fresh. (And I try to use organic produce whenever possible)
Once you find your favorite flavors, it’s easy to get hooked! If you come to a party at my house, there is a good chance you’ll see a big pitcher of infused water on the drink table. It’s not just tasty, it’s also very pretty to look at.
I love to make a big batch and sip on it all day. Or if I’m out and about I pour some in my reusable water bottle that I always keep with me. It’s a fun way to drink water at work or on the go. So, what are you waiting for? Go get your drink on! You know what I mean…
Here’s to the beginning of summer! Cheers 🙂
Ps: Feel free to check my favorite Tumeric Latte recipe here.