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Amazing Health benefits of Cauliflower

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Fresh cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, 100 g provides about 48.2 mg or 80% of daily recommended value.

Cauliflower contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer.

Choline is a very important and versatile “vitamin-like factor” in cauliflower that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.

It’s also a good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium.Cauliflower also contains high amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in decreasing inflammation.

Regular cauliflower consumption can help to decrease the risk of inflammation-mediated diseases such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.

A cup of boiled cauliflower delivers about 3.35 g of dietary fiber, which helps with weight loss, clean digestive system and gets rid of unnecessary substances.

Side Effects:
Cauliflower may prompt an allergic response characterized by symptoms such as severe itching, facial, hand swelling and breathing difficulties. If you develop allergy symptoms after eating cauliflower, seek medical attention
Cauliflower contains non-digestible carbohydrates that cause gas and bloating in the digestive system.

Tips for Better Sleep

Beautiful woman lying and sleep on the snowy bed

Go to sleep and wake up at about the same time every day — including weekends. This routine will put your brain and body on a healthy sleep-wake cycle. In time, you’ll be able to fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly through the night.

Regular exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality, as long as you don’t work out too close to bedtime. A post-workout burst of energy can keep you awake. Aim to finish any vigorous exercise 3 to 4 hours before you hit the hay.

Turn off TVs, computers, and other blue light producers an hour before sleep. Cover any blue displays you can’t shut off.

The best sleep temperature for most people is is on the cool side–below 76 degrees.

Mild low back pain may not wake you, but it can disrupt the deep, restful stages of sleep. A cushy solution is to place a pillow between the legs for better alignment of the hips and reduced stress on the low back.

Your pillow should be just the right size to support your neck in a neutral position. For side sleepers, the nose should align with the center of the body. Stomach sleeping twists the neck and is best avoided.

Amazing Benefits of Cashew nuts

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Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Studies have also shown that cashews can reduce your colon cancer risk.

Cashews are wonderfully cholesterol free and their high antioxidant content helps lower risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases.

The magnesium in cashews helps lower blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and diminish the frequency of migraine attacks

Their high copper content also endows the seed with the power to eliminate free radicals and they are also good sources of phytochemicals that protect us from heart disease and cancer.

Copper is the mineral which helps your hair get that color. So if you take cashews which are full of copper content, you can get that black hair that you always wished for.

Even though cashew nuts are considered as fats, it contains good cholesterol. So contrary to popular belief, those who eat cashews at least twice a week gain less weight when compared to those who eat less.
Daily intake of cashewnut can reduce the risk of developing gallstones up to 25%.

After menopause, these cashew nuts can give you relaxed and pleasant sleep during nights.

Cashew nuts have the ability to filter Sun’s UV rays and protect us from macular degeneration.

 

 

Benefits of Eating Walnuts

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Walnuts are called brain food and not without reason. Nearly 60% of our brain structure comprises of Omega 3 fatty acids which are found in walnuts that nourish dry skin and improves its texture. Walnuts are also instrumental in promoting cardiovascular health.

Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts which are full of good fats and nutrients. Mix a handful of walnuts with 3 tablespoons of yoghurt and blend it. Apply this scrub on your face daily for smooth and soft skin. Walnut, if used in the form of oil, contains linoleic acid, which prevents wrinkles and fine lines.

Eating 2.5 ounces(1 ounce-28.34 g)  of walnuts per day improves semen quality in healthy young men, researchers say. According to a study by UCLA researchers, eating 75 grams of walnuts a day improves the vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm in healthy men aged 21 to 35.

Eating about 28 walnut halves a day provides antioxidants and phytosterols that may help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Eating a handful of walnuts just thrice a week is the key to a longer life, a study has found. Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent. In general, nut eaters in the research had a 39 per cent lesser risk of death and walnut eaters in particular a 45 per cent reduced threat.

The nuts can improve sleep, as they contain hormone melatonin, that induces sleep and helps regulate sleep. This makes walnuts a great evening or bedtime snack for improving your sleep.

Personal Beauty Regime

I.Maintaining your Body Health 

Eat healthy. Eat healthier foods like fish, fresh fruits, and vegetables. You can still eat other foods but lower the intake of fat, sugar, and calories. Some foods have empty calories. Avoid them as much as possible.
Consume healthy liquids. Make sure to take in plenty of cool water each day. Water flushes away the toxins and gives your skin that natural glow. Avoid drinking too many caffeinated drinks and minimize alcohol intake.
Get plenty of fresh air and do lots of regular exercise.Exercise regularly to maintain your own level of fitness. You should know when you feel your best (not too much and not too little exercise).
Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.

II. Developing your personal beauty regime

Exfoliate your skin to waken it up and give you a healthy glow.Never wash your face with hot water. It makes it dry . Always use normal or cold water which energizes your skin and makes it more pink, giving it a blushing effect.

Moisturize your skin daily. Use moisturizer at night to keep it from trapping sweat and dirt that gather on your face during the day

Steam your face regularly.This is a very good method to reduce acne and any scars you have as the heat fights it back into your skin and almost kills it.

Use adequate sun protection. When outside, protect your skin with a sunscreen. make sure you apply the sun sunscreen at least 15 min before you step out into the sun.

III. Maintaining naturally beautiful attitude

Smile,Stand tall with great posture,Be confident,Wear clothes you feel good in, and that define your features