2017 Health Trend: One order of Golden Milk Please!

One thing that plays a major part in any health related issue is the food habits and vitamin consumption which is required to keep your body well-functional. Golden milk is one such drink that the people have introduced as a trend to obtain maximum fitness and health due to its large array of health benefits after regular intake.

Golden milk is not artificial milk that is manufactured in factories. It is regular milk mixed with turmeric and infused with spices such as pepper, cinnamon, and ginger. The drink acts a natural sugar-free antioxidant drink which purifies the body and gets rid of all the unhealthy particles. This drink works well for the people who prefer organic products as well as the people who want to save the money and make their own things rather than buying factory manufactured ready to consume products.

According to News18, it is an ayurvedic inspired medicinal drink which ideally promotes good digestion and also detoxifies the body. It has been an old remedy in Indian medicine and can be made by first forming a paste of the pure turmeric and pepper.

The drink is an efficient substitute for protein and health drinks while also providing a festive taste due to the cinnamon and spices addition.

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2017: Wellness, Health and Happiness

After New Year’s, our attention turns towards our goals. It may be a cliché, but it’s also all too real. Here are tips from top wellness experts on how to successfully achieve health, healing, and happiness in 2017.

With indulgence over the holidays, it’s natural to let yourself to chill a bit more, but that can lead to self-sabotage. Holiday indulgences tend to make way for more of the same until one is totally off their path and barely being able to wake up without extra double shots of the espresso. In fact, people knowing that the “New Year” is around the corner often makes them want to grab that extra slice and or eat more pie. Eventually, too much time in the party scene, just like a crazy house where you can barely think in, leads to the need to create some clarity, freshen up and give yourself a new start.

Be ready to go through a break up…with your old patterns.
Every step we take to move forward is essential. With the welcome of ‘the new’ comes the ability to let go of the many threads of the past woven into the fabric of who we are. As we create space in our lives for the present by freeing ourselves from “it’s just what I’ve always done,” our life goals become more than a piece of paper with unattainable words. We start replacing the spaces of what could be by filling them with the dreams that can become reality.

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Improve Your Blood Circulation NATURALLY in a Month

A healthy circulation is very important if you want to remain healthier for a long time. To improve your blood circulation, there are certain common foods that you can add to your diet.

1. Orange – rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, that can strengthen the walls of the capillaries in your circulatory system

2. Pumpkin Seeds – rich in vitamin E, they can help promote an effortless circulation of blood and oxygen and prevent blood clots

3. Ginger – known to stimulate the production of healthy red blood cells, and also help boost blood circulation to a considerable extent.

4. Garlic – a natural blood thinner, it has the ability to clear up clogged arteries

5. Watermelon – as it is rich in lycopene, it can prevent the build-up of plaque in the arteries

6. Nuts – rich in vitamin B3, which is very much essential for a healthy blood flow.

7. Dark Chocolate – rich in flavonoids that are linked to the improvement of blood circulation

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Salmon is Not As Fishy As You Think

Salmon has been on the palate for some time now. And while we know that Norwegian salmon is the best in the world, what is it about this species that makes it so special? Norwegian salmon is fed an all-natural diet, comprising of both vegetable raw and marine raw materials. The salmon’s diet is thus packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, guaranteeing its delicious taste.

Is it fresh? Salmon from Norway is raised in cold, clear waters. It grows at its own pace, gaining a pure and fresh taste, fat marbling and an attractive red-orange coloring. It also has a firm consistency, making it a pleasure to eat. Some innovative Norwegians decided to farm the salmon and supply the market year-round. Norway’s ocean-farmed Atlantic salmon comes from the same origins as wild salmon.

Health benefits of this fatty fish

Salmon is a good source of healthy protein, Omega 3, vitamin A & D, and also vitamin B12. It also contributes towards a healthy heart, strong bones, and brain function.

RECIPE

2 fillets of wild or farmed salmon
4 tsp olive oil
2 tsp soya sauce
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp soya sauce
½ cup of pomegranate
½ cup of chopped dill
2 cups steamed rice

Fry salmon until tender, but not overcooked. Remove and drizzle with some soya sauce. Garnish with sour cream, dill, and pomegranate. Serve with buttered steamed rice.

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Naturally Cleanse Your Body with these Top 6 Detox Foods

Cleansing diet and detoxifying foods help in flushing all the toxins out from your body. The natural cleansing methods of fasting once a week and including detoxifying fruits and vegetables in your diet can give you a clearer skin and a better immune system. Here are some foods that detoxify the body and also help in restoring the body’s healthy vigor.

1. Avocados – The fruits are loaded with heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids and fiber and are highly rated for their detoxifying qualities.

2. Beetroots – According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol, protect the artery walls and guard against heart disease and stroke.

3. Broccoli – This works with the enzymes in your liver and eases up the work of toxin removal from the body.

4. Cabbage – Incorporate in your diet through cabbage soup or by including it in your vegetable curry and witness its detoxifying wonders.

5. Asparagus – Along with the detoxification benefits, it reduces the free radicals in your body and keeps your heart healthy.

6. Garlic – stimulates the liver to produce detoxification enzymes that help in flushing out the toxic residues from the digestive system

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Tired all the time? Boost Your Energy Levels with these foods!

There are natural ways to boost low energy, and nutritionist Sarah Flowers spoke to Express.co.uk to reveal her top tips.

“Despite being told that eating lots of carbohydrates will give us energy, we need to look at more nutrient dense ways to feed our body with slow releasing carbohydrates, such as sweet potato, quinoa and wholegrain rice.

“Although we consume high levels of refined carbohydrates; we are often devoid of essential nutrients as these cause blood sugar fluctuations, which can leave you drained and lacking in energy and put you at risk of obesity and diabetes.”

Recommendations:

Sarah recommended adding Vitamin B to your diet: “To boost your energy levels, ensure you take a good quality B Vitamin Complex, which will deliver all essential B vitamins.

A magnesium deficiency can result in fatigue, so getting enough is important, as Sarah explained: “Magnesium is one of the main nutrients involved in our energy process and even a mild deficiency of magnesium can result in fatigue and even symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome.

You may not have heard of Coenzyme Q10, but Sarah reckoned it is a key ingredient to add to your diet. She said: “This is one of the main nutrients needed in the manufacture of energy within the mitochondria.

Finally, Sarah noted that a healthy gut is linked to higher energy levels. To ensure a healthy gut flora, it is always beneficial to take a good quality probiotic

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Get Rid of Cholesterol with One Powerful Natural Antibiotic

This natural antibiotic is none other than basil. According to research, basil helps to fight bacteria, viruses, and other chronic diseases

Not many people know about the fact that basil contains powerful antioxidants that can help cleanse the arteries from LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Basil is rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants also protect us from free radicals. These nutrients further prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Apart from this, regular intake of basil leaves gives us a hoard of other health benefits like helping our body fight against ailments like diarrhea, constipation, headaches, cough, flu, kidney problems and other diseases as well.

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Featuring: Farm to Fastfood – What American Presidents Ate Over the Years

George Washington, the first US President had simple eating diets. He enjoyed nuts, fish, and Madeira Wine.

Thomas Jefferson may have been America’s first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.

The 11th President, James Polk was known to be a finicky eater.

Abraham Lincoln was more of a modest eater. According to historians, the 16th president “liked apples and hot coffee,” and didn’t demand much in a meal.

The eighteenth president Ulysses S. Grant enjoyed coffee and was fond of rice pudding.

Franklin D. Roosevelt enjoyed hotdogs, fruit cake, and toasted cheese.

On the other hand, Ronald Reagan was known for his sweet tooth. The country’s 40th president munched on jelly beans to quit smoking and quickly fell in love with the candy

More fun facts on the Presidential Diet over the years at CNN.com

Who Would have thought? ‘Healthy’ Foods that Nutritionists would never eat

Here are a few foods you may think are healthy although the science tells us otherwise.

Rice malt syrup
Often considered ‘much’ better than sugar, the truth is that rice malt syrup is a refined sugar. The sugar mix of rice malt syrup is 3% glucose, 45% maltose and maltotriose 52% so while it may be fructose free, it does not mean calorie free so not only is it misleading to claim it is free of sugar, but it will contribute to an excessive calorie intake when over consumed just as regular sugar will.

Coconut water
While coconut water, especially when served in a real coconut parades as the ultimate health drink for hydration, with 18g of sugars, or almost 4 teaspoons per 250ml serve it is still a high sugar choice of fluid.

Almond milk
Popular on paleo regimes and for those who which to avoid animal milk, unsweetened almond milk contains few calories per serve and literally no sugars. However, these milk are generally low in almond content with the most common brands containing as little as 2% resulting in a ‘milk’ that is low in protein and calcium.

Breakfast biscuits
While some European cultures enjoy a light breakfast of coffee and a few sweet biscuits, it is then a big jump to claim that they are a ‘healthy’ breakfast choice. With just 4g of protein, plenty of carbs, up to 10g of sugars and just 3g of fiber, there are many, many other more nutritious breakfast options than a sweet packet of biscuits.

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Turmeric, the spice of life

Turmeric – a member of the ginger family – that, before it’s washed, looks a bit like an ugly carrot. Turmeric is not a root, but a rhizome, which means its stem is where all the good stuff is found.

Scattered to the wind, it’s a sacred part of Hindu ceremonies. It’s also been used as a dye for fabrics — it’s even what gives mustard its bright, yellow hue. But the very thing that makes turmeric so colorful — a compound called curcumin — is what some researchers say also makes it a powerful weapon against disease.

Biophysicist Ajay Goel has been studying its medicinal qualities at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

“We’re doing clinical trials on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, diabetes,” said Goel.

“And it seems to have an effect on all these different conditions?” Cowan asked.

“Absolutely. It is such a wonderful compound that has been shown to work in every single instance people have tried.”

Goel says thousands of studies have shown that, in a concentrated enough dose, the curcumin in turmeric has not only proven to be an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory but also shows promise in preventing and even treating something as serious as cancer.

Café Gratitude’s co-owner, Ryland Englehart, said, “In a petri dish, that can knock out, like, diseases. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s become a phenomenon. It is the buzz word in the health world.”

So much so, Google’s Food Trends Report called turmeric a rising star of 2016.

Cowan asked Englehart if turmeric was as good as its hype.

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