Friday, 9 August 2013

Homemade Weight Loss Drinks

Diet does not mean boring drinks

How do you lose weight and still get to drink ? Here you have two (2) of the homemade weight loss drinks that will allow you to cool your palate and still stay on your calorie restricted diet.

These homemade drinks are easy to make if you have the right ingredients on hand. None of them take a long time to make and all of them are very healthy for you. They will help you with your weight loss goals . 

There are times when you want cold drinks and most of the commercial drinks, including fruit juices are full of unwanted sugar and preservatives. With these homemade drinks you can avoid the pitfalls of extra calories and harmful preservatives while still cooling off with a refreshing drink. 

 Tomato Yogurt Shake
The tomato is a fruit that has rich anti oxidant properties. It is also full of vitamin C and vitamin A. it has practically no fat but has dietary fiber.
Yogurt is rich in calcium and vitamin A. If you use the low fat yogurt made from toned and skimmed milk, all the better. It is a great way to get your dairy calcium if you are lactose intolerant and can't drink milk.

Fresh Tomato 
  • Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  •  Water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste 
  1. Blend the tomatoes after washing them in a blender.
  2. Add the yogurt and blend till smoothly mixed.
  3. Pour into a jug through a strainer and add as much water as you like to get the right consistency.
  4. Add the lemon juice and the salt to taste. Stir well. Serve cold. 
 Fresh Fruit Smoothie
The smoothie is a cooling drink and is very flexible. There is no restriction on what fruit you can use in a smoothie, although it is better not to use highly citrus fruits.
Berries, melons and more fleshy fruits work best in a yogurt based smoothie.At times I have even used apples with watermelon and it has come out quite tasty. The fresh fruit smoothie is high in vitamins, anti oxidants and calcium. Though, a Diabetics person can choose from a wide variety of fresh fruit to use.

Diabetics can choose from a wide variety of fresh fruits.
  • Mixed fruits
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  •  Ice cubes
  1. Take the assorted fresh fruit that you would like to use in the smoothie and peel and prepare it.
  2. Now add the prepared fruit pulp to the blender along with the yogurt and the ice cubes.
  3. Blend till smooth, and serve immediately.  


                              ...Totally Worth it ...

Monday, 29 July 2013

How to Grow long Eyelashes Naturally

Long, beautiful eyelashes can make your eyes stand out . However, wearing too much mascara can give you the dreaded tarantula look.
      It is best to work on making your own lashes long, full and thick so that  your eyes are noticed with or without make-up. There several inexpensive methods for enhancing eyelash growth. The methods are quick and simple and it's likely you have all you need in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.

  • Apply olive oil or castor oil to your eyelashes before bed time .
  • Use a clean mascara brush to apply the oil as if it were mascara .
  • Rub the oil between your fingers and thumb to apply if you don't have a mascara brush .
  • Remove the oil in the morning with a mild soap and rinse with water . 
  • Wash off any mascara or eye liner .
  • Use petroleum jelly on your eyelashes .
  • Use a clean mascara brush to apply or use the fingers .
  • Leave petroleum jelly on overnight and wash in the morning .
  • Mix glycerin or egg white with castor oil , this will strengthen and lengthen your lashes .
  • Use in small amount, such as two drops from an eye dropper mixed into 1/2 teaspoon of oil .
  • Use to coat your mascara brush or fingers couple of times.
  • Let air get to your lashes.
  • Use mascara and eye liners less frequently ; this is one of the effective eyelashes care techniques.
  • When you wear make-up on your eyes, minimize the time .
  • Wash it off as soon as you get home .
  • Cure the dandruff on your hair .
  • Conditions that leads to dandruff have a bad effect on your eyelashes too .
  • Manage your stress and avoid unhealthy eating habits, both can trigger dandruff and weaken hair health .
  • Eat nutritious and adequately balanced meal .

Things you need

Olive / castor oil 

Clean mascara brush

Petroleum jelly

Egg white


Balanced diet / healthy living

Maintaining Good Eyesight

Don't take your eye health for granted. Protect your eyesight with these tips :

Eat for good vision - the eyesight can be protected with the type of food on your plate. Studies have it that Omega 3- fatty acids, Lutein, Zinc and Vit. C and E may help to ward off age related vision problem like ; Mascular Degeneration and Cataracts.

Quit smoking - smoking makes it more likely to get Cataracts, Optic nerve damage, and Mascular degeneration.

Wear sunglasses - the right kind of glasses will help protect your eyes from the sun's ultra violent (UV) rays. Choose sunglasses that block 99% - 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Wrap around lenses help protect eyes from the side while polarized lenses reduce glare .

Look away from the computer - starting a computer screen can cause eye strain, blurry vision, difficulty focusing at a distance, dry eyes, headaches, weak back and shoulder pain.

  • Make sure your glasses or contact lens prescription is up-to-date and adequate for computer use.  
  • Position your computer, so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor.
  • Avoid glare at your computer from windows and light.
  • Use anti-glare screen if possible.
  • If your eyes are dry, blink more.
  • Every 20minutes, rest the eyes  by looking down 20feet away for 20seconds.
  • At least every 2hours, get up and take a 15minutes break.

                      ... stay healthy ...        

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Your Health in Your Hands

You may be trying this for the first time but it has been used , and many people are still discovering its benefits .

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat Breakfast like a king , Lunch like a prince , and Dinner like a beggar
  • Eat more foods grown on trees / plants and less manufactured in plants
  • Live with the 3"E ; ENERGY , ENTHUSIASM , EMPATHY
  • Play more games
  • Read more books than you did in previous years
  • Sit in silence for at least 10mins each day
  • Sleep for 7hrs
  • Take a 10-30mins walk daily. And while you walk smile

                Maintain good health...