Super foods for Detoxification

Renowned health professional and author of ‘Healthy Healing’s Detoxification’ Linda Page aptly describes body detoxification as a ‘spring cleaning’ ritual to arouse the body from its sluggish state, and encourage a more active lifestyle.

The food we consume, the water we drink, even the atmosphere around us is charged with toxins. Furthermore, over-the-counter hazardous chemicals like bleach and various other cleaning solvents that are used worldwide emit gases, which when inhaled by humans are extremely harmful to the eyes, skin and even the respiratory tract. Moreover, bleach, when mixed with other cleaning solvents turns poisonous and leads to headaches, bleeding nose and other neurological disorders.

A 2014 study published in  the PLOS Computational Biology journal noted that environmental toxins in the body could harm the fetus and lead to autism and various other intellectual disability disorders. Some common symptoms of a toxic body may include sluggishness, bloating, fatigue, puffy eyes, mental incertitude and infections.

However, your body naturally eliminates toxins to avoid heath problems and this process is called – detoxification. Carried out mainly by the liver and the gall bladder, the process of detoxification is all about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. All in one, detoxification protects your body from a plethora of diseases and ultimately promotes your optimal health.

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And all you need to do towards proper detoxification of your body is – dump detox super-foods into your diet. These foods will then assist your liver in eliminating the harmful toxins and flushing them out from your body, thus keeping it healthy and clean.

So, here is a list of detoxifying super-foods you can incorporate into your diets:

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Home Remedies for Sagging Skin

Who does not want eternal youth? Writers have written about it, poets have dreamt it, and filmmakers have given this fantasy a visual vent. However, the truth remains that one day, our skin will part with its natural vigor, and thus will commence the inevitable process of sagging.

Thanks to our individual genetic pool, uncurbed smoking and drinking, the damaging effect of ultraviolet rays, quick weight loss, poor dietary habits, and the use of harsh chemicals, the skin gradually starts losing collagen and elastin (proteins found in the connective tissues of the face) responsible for the shape, strength and tightness of our skin.

While natural processes have a way of catching up, these are some effective home-remedies that can help us their onset and maintain the bloom of our skin a little bit longer.

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Best Super foods for Summers

It is that time of the year again.

The sun is shining in the sky and there is abundant fresh produce in the market.

Summer foods pack tons of nutritional value, flavor, and crunch. The markets are abuzz with people on the lookout for the freshest fruit or vegetable they can grab, and the fragrances are just delectable.

Summer can also be a trying time. Dehydration is a common complaint. You may feel worn-out faster during summer if you work a strenuous job.

Often, this induces a state of perpetual lethargy that ultimately takes a toll on your overall health as you begin to skip meals, ditch the gym, and neglects your body’s warning signals.

Let us look at a few super foods that you can incorporate into your diet to ensure daily intake of nutrients during summers.

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How Not Getting Enough Sleep Damages Your Health

Sleep, like food and water is the basic necessity of life. But looking at the living patterns today, we find, not only adults but even children face the problems of sleeplessness.

So, let us understand, what is sleeplessness? Sleeplessness or sleep deprivation is a state caused by lack of proper amount of required sleep that may be voluntarily or involuntarily.

The major causes of not getting enough sleep may be:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Voluntary
  • Mental illness
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

As a result, individuals witness:

  • Frequent mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Irritation
  • Constant yawning
  • Poor concentration
  • Frequent dozing off

But sleep deprivation is much more than this! Greater the degree of sleep deprivation, greater is its adverse effect on the overall human health.

Insufficient sleep (less than 7 hours) can pose serious threats on your cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems.

Some of the major threats posed by sleep deprivation on health are:

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Health Benefits of Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is an ancient way of showing gratitude towards the sun. It is a cyclical sequence of 12 postures involving specific breathing patterns that refresh your mind and revitalize your body.

When performed correctly and at a faster pace, these 12 postures yield extraordinary benefits for the mind, body and soul. Surya namaskar is one way that leads you to deep meditation providing you peace of mind and soul. The yoga postures are relaxing as well as energizing and make the body flexible.

The regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves blood circulation, maintains health and prevents you from diseases. Right from the head to toe, it offers numerous benefits for the liver, heart, stomach, intestine, chest, throat, legs and almost every other part of the body.

Although there is no time boundation, it is highly recommended to perform the activity in the morning, facing the sun.

Here is the list of some of the many benefits offered by Surya Namaskar:

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