Chokeberry – The healthiest plant in the world

Chokeberry – The healthiest plant in the world

Chokeberry is a powerful, completely natural weapon for prevention of different diseases, but also for fighting diseases when they have already occurred. The strongest type of chokeberry is the so called Siberian chokeberry that is being grown in conditions of cold climate and intact nature.

Chokeberry is also called the ingredient of the future due to the fact that it has strong healing effects on human body.

Chokeberry efficiently cleanses the body from toxins and heavy metals and that is what makes this plant an excellent prevention against malignant diseases. Studies have shown that it has anti-cancerous effects because it kills a great percentage of the malignant cells of brain tumor, as well as lung, breast, colon and liver tumors. It is an extraordinary antioxidant and not only it prevents the formation of free radicals, but it also prevents them from attacking the healthy body cells and the blood plasma, making the process of aging slower and preventing the development of chronic diseases.

The antioxidant capacity of chokeberry and its juice is much bigger than the one of blueberry or the rest of the berries, fruits known as the source of antioxidants. Chokeberry is abundant in tannins and flavonoids, as well as antocianins which play the main role, and this makes the chokeberry the most powerful antioxidant known. 100 grams of ripe chokeberry fruits contain 16 100 ORAC units, while the daily amount tissues need for protection is 3 000 to 5 000 ORAC units.

Numerous studies have revealed that this plant with dark berries improves the blood circulation in the blood vessels, and using it on a daily basis will reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and thus protect the cardiovascular system. It relieves headaches and migraines, efficiently lowers blood pressure and has positive effects on the mucous membrane of the intestines and the stomach. Moreover, chokeberry is known to boost the immunity of the body in general, to reduce inflammations, to prevent development of viral and bacterial infections of the urinary tract, and it also improves the function of the gallbladder and the liver. Ripe chokeberry fruits and chokeberry juice contain great amounts of beta carotene and zeaxantine, which protects the cells from damage, the eyes from grey cataract, and the skin from the harmful sun rays and melanoma. Chokeberry regulates the function of the pancreas and the levels of blood sugar, and that is why it should be used for treating diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and it is highly recommended for people who suffer from diabetes. It is also beneficial when it comes to irregular function of the thyroid gland, it stimulates the healing of wounds, it slows down the process of skin aging by preventing wrinkles and stretch marks, and it is also beneficial for treating inflammations and varicose veins. Chokeberry also provides a powerful protection from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, chokeberry is a rich source of biologically active compounds. It contains more than 300 of them. When it comes to vitamins, it contains all essential nutrients – C, A, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and when it comes to minerals, it is rich in zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphor, and iodine.

Consumption

Numerous chokeberry products appeared recently on the market, including juices, teas, but, for best results, chokeberries should be consumed fresh. it is enough that you take about 200-300 grams of chokeberry a day. In order to be available on the market throughout the whole year, chokeberry can be sold frozen, dried, in the form of marmalade, juice, syrup, wine, liqueur, and so on. Nevertheless, it would be the best if you could find a cold pressed chokeberry juice and drink a glass of it a day.

Chokeberries resemble blueberries, but…

Chokeberry is actually a tiny, small, dark blue berry that is really similar to blueberry. It grows in a bush, high up to two meters. The eatable and healing part of the plant is the fruit, which has an astringent taste, and it can stay on the bush for up to two months time. It is usually harvested towards the end of august and in September. There are three types of chokeberry – black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), dark red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) and purple chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia). It belongs to the family of roses Rosacea. None of the chokeberry types has enemies in nature, or parasites, so this plant is never treated with pesticides, herbicides and the like, meaning that chokeberry is one of the few ecologically and organically grown berries.

Conditions it thrives best in…

After the discovery of chokeberry’s healing powers towards the end of the seventieth of the previous century, this fruit becomes massively grown throughout Europe. It originates from the eastern part of North America, (nowadays Canada), and it has been long known among the American Indians as a valuable dietary and healing plant. Chokeberry fruits have been dried and grinded, and then combined with meat and flour. The fresh chokeberry fruits have been most commonly used for treating digestive issues and constipation, flu and colds, and chokeberry leaves have been used for preparation of tea which has been used for healing wounds. It thrives best in areas with cold climate where the winter lasts for 5-6 months, and the summers are mild with temperatures up to 20 degrees Celsius.

What is Siberian chokeberry and why is it different from other chokeberries?

Thanks to the fact that chokeberry copes well with winter and frost, i.e. temperatures up to -47 C degrees, it has reached up to Russia and Siberia. Chokeberry does not suffer consequences from extremely low temperatures. Siberian chokeberry or lat. Aronia melanocarpa contains great amounts of polyphenol, vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene, making it one of the most powerful antioxidants examined.

Out of all chokeberry types, Aronia melanocarpa has the highest quality. It is also known as wild type and it has only 10-15 berries in a cluster, but these berries are three times stronger and healthier than the cultivated, grafted types. The Russian soil which is rich in minerals provides a naturally diverse palette of minerals, without the need of additional fertilizers.

Russian biologist Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin has studied and proved the power of chokeberry towards the end of the nineteenth century. The contemporary scientists have shown an interest in this plant only in the 90’s of the previous century, which was followed by a number of new studies conducted in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Canada, USA, and Russia. It is interesting that chokeberry was used after the accident in Chernobyl for reducing the symptoms of the people who were exposed to radiation.

Safe to use…

Siberian chokeberry juice is safe for consumption from the first year of human life, and it is also safe for pregnant women, as it does not provoke sickness. It is also gluten-free, so it is safe for people who follow various gluten-free diets as well.

7 HEALING PLANTS THAT ARE SUPER-CONVENIENT FOR GROWING

7 HEALING PLANTS THAT ARE SUPER-CONVENIENT FOR GROWING IN YOUR HOME (HOW TO GROW THEM)

Besides for enriching the taste of your food, spices and plants are also useful for their numerous health benefits. In this article we are going to present you 7 beneficial plants that are the simplest to grow in your home.

These plants are abundant in antioxidants, they have excellent anti-inflammatory effects and help in fighting various diseases, ranging from bad breath to Alzheimer’s disease. Besides for their healing properties, these plants are also beneficial to grow in your home because you won’t have to buy these spices and herbs anymore.

Here are the seven most useful herbs and some of their healing properties:

Ginger – it stimulates the digestion and the cardiovascular health, it has anti-inflammatory effects and it prevents colds and flu

Lemon balm – it has anti-bacterial properties, it prevents colds and fever, and it fights anxiety, insomnia, and bad digestion

Parsley – it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it stimulates the digestion and prevents and heals urinary tract infections and inflammations

Basil – it has antibacterial and anti-stress effects, it is efficient for treating colds and infections, it reduces the inflammations of the larynx and the mucus

Chive – it reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and the blood pressure

Mint – it is an excellent agent for body cleansing, it stimulates the digestion and the process of losing weight, it has antibacterial and anti-cancerous effects and it whitens the teeth

Cilantro – it is an excellent means for body cleansing, it improves the health of the heart, it regulates the levels of sugar in the blood, it has antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal effects

Just like all other plants, their chlorophyll production depends on the amount of sunlight they are exposed to, so it is important that they have enough sunlight available. This especially refers to basil, as unlike the rest of the plants that can grow in suspicious conditions, it needs sunlight the most.

However, even though basil has different needs when it comes to sunlight exposure, all of the plants have similar needs when it comes to proper planting, watering, etc.

Ginger

Ginger is ideal for indoor planting, as it cannot survive frosting, direct sunlight or strong wind. If you want to grow it indoors, you will need protected area, filtered sunlight, warm temperature, humidity, and rich and wet soil.

The easiest way in which you can start growing ginger is to plant it from several fresh rhizomes, in early spring.

Then, place the rhizome several centimeters deep in a compost soil at the bottom of the container. It is very important to keep it away from cold places, as well as from open doors or windows. Also, make sure that the humidity level of the soil is constantly high.

Wait for about ten months, because the best harvest time is the time when the leaves of the ginger are frozen.

Lemon balm

The lemon balm plant is pretty dependant on the sun, but it can grow very well with only five hours of direct sunlight exposure a day. This plant requires constant water supply, about three times a week, but the good drainage is imperative.

However, you should avoid too much moisture, because it could trigger root decay.

Be careful not to harvest more than 25 percent of the plant leaves at a time of harvest. If the leaves become brown, it is an indication that there is some problem going on with the plant, ranging from draft, cold air, water insufficiency or overexposure of sunlight.

Parsley

Parsley is a plant abundant in vitamin A, C, and iron. This plant grows on a regular soil with a significant amount of sunlight, which is about 6 – 8 hours a day, making it one if the simplest plants to grow. You should just move the pot or the container every couple of days, so that the plant does not start growing in one direction – towards the sun.

The best soil for growing parsley is the one that contains plenty of humus; most recommended being the one that comes from legumes’ decay (beans, peas, clover, etc). it is not very water-tolerant, but this issue can be avoided by exposure to sun.

Bear in mind that the improper drainage of the pot can be a problem, so if you notice that the leaves of the plant become dry, do the following: place the pot on some gravel so that you make sure that there is always enough water. The gravel will also help you maintain the warmth, but in combination with water, it can also create mold, which can be vital for the parsley to grow and develop. That is why keeping the parsley in your kitchen, where there is always steam and humidity around because of cooking, can be very effective.

Basil

If your home does not lack light, the basil can be one of the best plants to grow indoors. This plant is a real lover of the sun: only four hours of sunlight a day can be enough for its development. This plant grows in dry soil rich in nutrients. Also, make sure that the pot you keep the basil in is adequately watered, as it is not a water-tolerant plant.

If you want your basil to grow well indoors, you have to fertilize it, cut it, protect it from insects and water it regularly. If you start growing the basil from seed, it will take longer until it grows, so it is better and quicker if you start growing it from a plant-starter.

Chive

If it is adequately taken care of, the chive can grow throughout the entire year, which offers a practical and simple way to always have this spice at hand, making your home more beautiful at the same time. Growing a chive from seed can be irritating, as it takes a lot of time until the seed becomes a plant.

Always water the plant if the soil on the top is dry. Spread the seed in a six-inch pottery container full with well watered soil. Cover the seed with a ¼ inch of soil and place the container on some spot that has plenty of sunlight.

It would be really efficient if you moisture the seed from time to time with some water until it starts growing.

Mint

Growing mint in your home is really simple, as you can grow it in a pot with some soil in it, or even in a bottle of water. If you are a starter, find a container that provides appropriate drainage for plant growth. Mint loves water, so make sure you water it well right after you plant it and you place it at a spot where there is an indirect sunlight.

You can harvest the mint any time, regardless of its size. If you want a really good harvest, do it before the plant starts blossoming, as the taste is then the most intense. While you harvest the mint, remove the yellowish leaves from its bottom part so that you promote its bushier growth. Mint is usually harvested three times per season.

Cilantro

Cilantro is more dependent on water than on sunlight. Namely, this plant can grow at lower temperature. So, water your cilantro plant every time its soil is dry when you touch it, which is pretty often during summer months. Make sure the water reaches every part of the plant and the soil, as it is more important that you water it thoroughly than frequently.

Cilantro plant has long taproots and they do not like to be obstructed. So, choose some pot in which you will freely water the soil of the cilantro.

 

Sesame Seed: it strengthens the bones

Sesame Seed: it strengthens the bones, it has amazing antibiotic and analgesic properties and it is an amazing aphrodisiac!

One of the recently discovered spices you should include in your daily diet is sesame. Discover the beneficial and the exceptional properties of this spice, which exceed its culinary value.

Sesame is inseparable part of the everyday life in India. It is regularly used in the kitchen, in the customs and the different rituals, as well as in the Ayurvedic practice of healing.

There are several types of sesame: black sesame, white sesame, red/brown sesame… which differ by the color of their seed and by its oil and protein content.

While the brown and the black type of sesame appear on the market unpeeled, the white sesame can be found unpeeled, peeled, as well as in the form of paste, known by the name tahini.

Even though all three types of sesame are very beneficial, the dark sesame is considered to be the most aromatic and therefore it is mostly used as a spice. The lighter types of sesame are mostly used for cooking, as their taste is more neutral and they have better quality. This is why the cold-pressed sesame oil is on the top of the list of the most expensive, the most beneficial and the best vegetable oils.

Sesame is warm and rich in oils, which give it its sweet taste. It is abundant in vitamins B, A, E, lecitin, niacin, and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphor, iron, zinc and selenium, which says a lot about the great nutritive value of this tiny, but extremely efficient and powerful herb.

That is a sufficient reason for us to start presenting the powers of the seed which, according to some beliefs, not only protects us from different diseases, but from demons and evil ghosts as well.

Sesame has warming effects and this is what makes it especially beneficial in winter time, as it warms, lubricates and protects the parts of the body that are sensitive to coldness, low blood circulation, skin dryness and that need extra help when it comes to maintaining the moisture and the oil. It is also efficient for maintaining the balance in general.

However, this is not the only reason why sesame is extremely beneficial. According to its effects, it belongs to the group of ingredients we consider to have mental/spiritual properties. It calms the body, it benefits our mental and spiritual condition, and it maintains our balance.

HEALING PROPERTIES OF SESAME

Dental issues

Sesame makes our teeth stronger and benefits the health of our cavity, teeth and gums. This is one of the reasons it is frequently used in cooking, but, depending on our condition and needs, it is also used for washing and cleaning the mouth and the mouth cavity in the form of oil. Sesame aids the reduction of inflammations, infections, the process of teeth strengthening, it prevents formation of dental plaque and it helps the process of body detoxification.

It strengthens the cardiovascular system

By lowering the levels of blood pressure, sesame helps in the prevention of development of cardiovascular diseases.

Antioxidant

Sesame contains two unique compounds from the group of lignans – sesamin and sesamoline. More and more studies show the importance of sesame in the process of strengthening our body, as well as the importance of its efficiency in the battle against free radicals. People suffering form breast cancer, colon cancer, throat cancer and the like should consume sesame as it improves their health.

Skin health and beauty

Sesame oil relieves irritations. Moreover, its high vitamin E and zinc content affects our skin health, its elasticity and it slows down the process of its aging, drying and premature wrinkles occurrence.

Analgesic

Topical use of sesame oil on painful areas has shown that it is pretty effective for treating and relieving pain. It is also recommended for numbness, low blood circulation in tissues, low blood flow, etc.

Burns

Topical use of sesame oil in irritated areas, especially in combination with some other essential oil, has been proven to be efficient for fast recovery and fast healing of wounds and other damaged body parts, depending on the condition of the damaged tissue.

Aphrodisiac

The ayervedic practice stresses the potent aphrodisiac properties of this aromatic seed. Regular consumption of sesame, whether separately or in combination with other, traditional ayurvedic herbs, has been proven to treat impotence and to stimulate the vital functions and the strength of the reproductive tissues.

Impact on the regularity of the menstrual cycle

Sesame affects the regularity of the menstrual cycle and it is therefore recommended to be used as an inseparable ingredient of the diet during the premenstrual period. It also relieves menstrual pain.

Strengthens the bones

Sesame is a rich source of calcium and it is also able to warm up and deeply penetrate into the tissues. This is what additionally makes it important for keeping the health and the strength of our bones. It is especially recommended for people who suffer from osteoporosis.

Nutritive tonic

Sesame is a mild laxative and it regulates the bowel movement. It also affects the health and the function of the intestines and the digestive system in general.

Sesame is highly recommended for the following conditions/diseases:

  • hair fall, chronic cough, lung diseases, hemorrhoids, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, dysentery, constipation, obstipation…

Effects:

Sesame affects all tissues.

 

Did you know this about carrots?

Fascinating: Did you know this about carrots?

We all like to eat carrots, whether cooked or raw. However, even though our ancestors knew about the healing effects of this amazing vegetable, people nowadays increasingly forget how beneficial carrot actually is. The fast food industry contributes to this to a great extent. Carrot is a very rich source of nutrients highly valuable for our health, and the following text is going to help you find out how to use it for treating different conditions and diseases. We bet that from today on, carrots are going to be much more present in your menu.

How is carrot efficient in cancer treatment?

Ann Cameron succeeded to cure stage-four cancer by consuming carrot juice, without chemotherapy, radiation and dietary changes. After she had undergone a stage-three colon cancer surgery, her condition got worse and towards the end of 2012, her cancer metastasized to her lungs, in the fourth, terminal stage of the disease.

Despite the fact that it could not prolong her life, chemotherapy was suggested to her. She refused it, and thanks to the fact that she was studying alternative methods of healing, she came across data about Ralph Cole, the man who cured cancer consuming carrot juice, in large amounts of 2 kilograms of carrots a day. This is how her way of curing began. She started consuming the same amounts of carrot juice. Sometimes she used to forget about the carrot juice for three or four days, eating normally in the meantime all kinds of food, even unhealthy one. So, the only change she introduced in her life was the carrot juice. In January 2013, after eight weeks of everyday consumption of this juice, the CT showed that the cancerous tumors stopped growing, and a tiny reduction of the tumor and the swelling of the lymph nodes took place. In March 2013 the cancer disappeared and all of the swollen cancerous lymphatic nodes had returned back to normal. After eight months of constant consumption of carrot juice, the cancer disappeared completely. All world media shared her story, but this is not the only case of this kind.

When it comes to cancer diseases, the medicine advises all cancer patients, even those in advanced stages, to undertake this treatment on the basis of carrots and feed on carrot juice. They should consume 1.5 liters of carrot juice daily.

When it comes to cancer prevention, the best and the most natural healing effects is also carrot juice, which should be consumed on a daily basis in amounts of one deciliter.

How to use carrots for treating different diseases

Anemia: for treating anemia, you should consume carrot juice in amounts of three deciliters a day and eat foods that contain carrots, including soups, salads, puree, etc.

Arthrosclerosis: consume 1.5 liters of carrot juice on a daily basis, throughout the entire day, in sips. The healing effects of this remedy are the result of the effects of ducarine, which affects the blood vessels widening.

For treating liver diseases, one should consume 0.5 deciliters of fresh carrot juice three times a day.

For elimination of worms in children, which happens in very quick time, children should be given two deciliters of carrot juice a day or grinded carrot combined with grinded apple.

For treating intestine issues: (such as low bowel movement, colitis, parasites and other intruders in the intestines, bloating, borborygmus, diarrhea, and strong intestine poisoning) carrots prevent the poisoning processes in the intestines, and when it comes to colitis, it is one of the best remedies, even for the most sensitive people or organs, as it restores their normal functioning. Carrot is also beneficial for treating stomach and intestines issues in infants.

For treating stomach or duodenum ulcers: people who suffer from these issues should consume one deciliter of carrot juice every morning on an empty stomach, as it prevents creating extra stomach acid and thus eliminates its irritating effects on the mucous membrane of the stomach. Carrot juice is much better and more efficient than baking soda or gastal and other medications. It absorbs the extra amounts of stomach acid and it relieves heartburn in no time, without any side effects. To this end, it is enough that you consume 2.5 dl of carrot juice.

People who suffer from rheumatism should consume up to three deciliters of carrot juice a day, as it will help them eliminate all toxic substances from their body, which usually cause rheumatism and gout.

When it comes to treating larynx and lung inflammations in the initial stage, as well as colds and flu, carrot juice is highly efficient for both young and older people.

Carrots also have mild laxative effects on the intestines, and if one consumes the carrot juice, they will prevent constipation.

When it comes to the feeling of aging, the feeling of reduced activity and energy levels, the fragile organism, and eye cataract, carrot juice combined with milk is one of the best beverages that can treat these problems. Mix half a cup of milk with half a cup of carrot juice and drink this mixture on a daily basis. After a while, you will notice that you will start feeling revitalized and rejuvenated.

 

Here’s How to Make Your Own Elder Plant Tea, Juice, and Medicinal Honey

Elder Plants Can Treat the Most Dangerous of Diseases: Here’s How to Make Your Own Tea, Juice, and Medicinal Honey out of It!

 

Due to the extremely hot weather, Elders have blossomed earlier this year. Thus, it’s an excellent time to find an Elder tree away from pollution and collect some of its flowers to make your own medicinal juice or tea.

Our ancestors have used the Elder for decades to improve their health, but at the same time enjoyed some very tasty beverages. Elder is said to be one of the most medicinal plants in the world because it contains large amounts of flavonoids, carotene, and vitamin C.

Thus far, some if its known benefits are that the Elder can be used to treat flu, clogged sinuses, bronchitis, asthma and allergies, while its juice has also been known to improve immunity and help with diabetes and constipation.

Elder Cough Tea

A tea made from dried Elder flowers can treat your chronic dry cough. This tea can also be given to children, although you should consult with your doctor beforehand. To make it, all you need to do is to dry your Elderflowers in a dark, dry place, and then grind them and put them in a jar or any other tea containers you might have.

Elder Lotion for Sensitive Skin

A homemade lotion out of Elder can do wonders for sensitive skin. It is made by pouring two cups of boiling water over 25 grams of dried Elderflowers. Once you do cover the mixture and leave it to cool. When cooled, strain it into a clean glass container and store it in the refrigerator.

When you want to use the lotion, just soak a piece of cotton and use it to cleanse your face. It is soothing and refreshing to delicate skin. However, keep in mind that every fresh dose of your Elder lotion should be used within the next three days.

Elder Juice

Elder juice is a great refreshment during summer days, and a healthy one indeed. Making your own batch is very easy to do. Just put 20 fresh Elderflowers in 1 liter of cold water and leave it in a cool place (but not in the refrigerator) for 24 hours. Next, strain the flowers, add 800 grams of sugar and the juice of 1 lemon, before leaving it for another 24 hours. During this time, you should occasionally stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Once this period is over, just strain through a double cheesecloth and pour the juice into a bottle.

This juice is normally drunk diluted with plain water, but you can also use mineral carbonated water to prepare it.

Elderberries Against Cancer

One man from Bulgaria, made quite a stir on the internet by claiming that a remedy made with elderberries helped him to defeat cancer. Elderberries grow around river canals and their fruit resembles blueberries very much.

The fruits start to ripen in late August and early September. Before you pick them, remember that they have to be ripe enough to have the desired medicinal properties. Once you pick your berries, wash them and put them jars, alternating between one row of berries, and a row of sugar, until the jar is full to the brim.

Once full, just store the jar at a place where it can get exposed to sunlight so that it can come to a boil. After two weeks, the jar should be sealed and put in the fridge.

You can make 2, 3 or 4 jars, but you must have at least two to have enough of this remedy until next year. Eat at least 1 teaspoon every morning on an empty stomach, 10 minutes before your meals. Those who have used this drug say that once cancer is defeated it doesn’t return any longer.

Foods That Flatten Your Belly

Foods That Flatten Your Belly

Not many people have perfect six-pack abs (but if you do, good on you!) but having an exceedingly expanded waistline can do more than keep you out of figure-hugging clothes, you could face serious health issues: Your risk increases up for high blood pressure and high cholesterol– major factors for heart disease – as well as type 2 diabetes and even some forms of cancer.

The truth is carrying excess belly-fat is related makes way for a condition called Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X, which increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and fatty deposits in the liver. The good news is by shrinking your belly you can reverse the effects of Syndrome X and cut your risk of heart disease, diabetes, even Alzheimer’s disease in half with a few small tweaks to your lifestyle.

Foods That Flatten Your Belly

Watermelon: A hydrating fruit rich in lycopene, it will increase your body’s arginine levels, an amino acid that ups the body’s fat-burning potential. At the same time the juicy red fruit helps the body burn fat, it also builds lean muscle. Just 1 cup a day does the trick.

Dill: Add this herb to veggies (especially cabbage), fish, casseroles, soups and stews, Dijon mustard or reduced-fat mayo to ease gas and bloating.

Pineapple and Papaya: These two tropical fruits contain the enzyme bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties and shrinks belly fat. Many women know the disappointment of having a waistline that spills over the top of her waistband.

Mint: An herb, yes, but this one goes the extra belly-fat burning mile. Mint leaves trigger the release of extra bile from the gallbladder, which is important because it helps the body to digest fat. For a quick remedy to belly bloat (maybe you want to ease into that little form-fitting black dress?) add 10 crushed mint leaves to 2-4 cups of roasted dandelion tea every day and you could lose two or more pounds in 10-14 days.

Dandelion Root: I like roasted dandelion root tea to beat belly fat. The dandelion root increases liver function, which flushes toxins and excess water from the belly area and in turn gives you a flatter tummy.

Bottom line? This business of living a healthy lifestyle is a process.

Foods that Fight Belly Fat for Men

Preventing obesity with mango, foods that fight belly fat for men is tantamount to preventing heart disease is prone to attack our bodies. In the mango fruit, there are vitamin A, E and selenium prevent heart disease hit your body.

It’s not recommended to consume excessive amounts of mango, because it can cause digestive become terforsir. This is because the properties of mango that can aid digestion is inhibited, so that if taken in too high quantities, can cause gastrointestinal illnesses such as diarrhea.

Combine your mango menu with other fruits such as apples, bananas and watermelon that offset the nutrients absorbed by the body. Stay healthy and stay lean was not hard, right?

Fasting should not make you a greedy person who eats too excessive alias, following the right way to run fast

 

Best Detox Foods

Best Detox Foods

Try incorporating as many of these cleansing foods and herbs as possible into your diet for 1-2 weeks — aiming for the recommended serving size each time. You should start feeling cleaner in five days! The more foods you eat, the better the results.

Radishes

Similar to other bitters, radishes help increase the flow of bile, helping to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver and improve the digestive process. It’s why you see “Daikon radish served pickled with a Japanese meal — it’s to cleanse the pallet and aid in the digestion of the meal,” says Katherine Matutina, certified natural foods chef and massage therapist based in Los Angeles, Calif. Add half a cup of thinly sliced radishes to your favorite salad greens for an added crunch or dip them in hummus as a healthy snack.

Turmeric

best detox foods images – Turmeric

Traditional Indian and Chinese cultures have valued this ginger-like root for its medicinal properties and recent studies have confirmed its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the body, and its ability to assist the liver in the proper detoxification of harmful compounds. Antioxidants play a role in combating the cell damage that can accumulate with age. “The goal of a detoxification program should be to support the organs of elimination (liver being just one of them) as well as provide the body with a variety of antioxidants from nourishing foods to counter any free-radical damage that has done insult to our cells”, says Ashley Paulson, wellness coach and yoga instructor based in Burlingame, Calif. One tablespoon of powder is all you need.

Lemons

best detox foods images – Lemons

Many underestimate the ability of the lemon to support healthy digestion and elimination. Some herbalists and nutritionists suspect that it’s the tart taste of lemon that promotes bile flow to aid in the digestive process. The peels of both lemons and limes also act as an antioxidant thought to support detoxification. Easy ways to incorporate this citrusy treat: Add some fresh-squeezed lemon juice to water or throw in some zest to your cooking. You could probably sneak in a few fresh-squeezed lemons a day.

Cilantro

best detox foods images – Cilantro

Did you know the seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander? It’s a two-for-one: Both parts of the plant possess health-promoting qualities. While the seed can aid in digestion and help maintain normal cholesterol levels, the leaves are known to aid in the detoxification of certain heavy metals (like mercury and lead) that can accumulate in the body. Throw a handful of cilantro into salads and shakes or onto entrees as garnish.

Sauerkraut

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This fermented cabbage provides a beneficial dose of “good” bacteria also referred to asprobiotics. Probiotics are especially important in supporting a healthy digestive tract. “Our intestines house trillions of bacteria which play a role in not only digestion, but also supporting immunity. Without these beneficial flora our digestive processes may be compromised and gas, bloating, and/or constipation could result. Constipation can lead to a build-up of toxic wastes in the intestines and bloodstream, possibly increasing one’s risk for cancer,” says Paulson. Adding just a half cup of fermented foods such as sauerkraut to your diet will ensure your intestines are armed with probiotics to support optimal digestion and elimination.

Garlic

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You’ve heard about how garlic boosts immunity and protects the heart, but its sulfur-containing compounds also play a role in supporting detoxification. Your liver is usually in charge of neutralizing toxins with sulfur until it’s excreted (in a process called sulfation). Adding more sulfur-rich foods like garlic to your diet will enhance this process. Aim for two to three cloves per meal. And remember to carry gum.

Artichokes

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The edible portions (base of the outer leaves and the heart) have long been eaten to support liver health. In his book, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael Murray states that artichokes “have a choleretic effect, meaning they promote the flow of bile and fat to and from the liver.” The role of bile is to emulsify fats and carry toxins and waste from the liver into the small intestine. Try adding one medium artichoke to your next salad. They also make a great snack or appetizer.

Flaxseeds

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Packed full of nutrients that can help facilitate internal cleansing, this little seed is particularly loaded with fiber, a nutrient that most healthcare practitioners would argue is essential to fending off many diseases. And flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber which can help facilitate healthy bowel movements and prevent the reabsorption of cholesterol from the colon. Try adding a few tablespoons to your morning smoothie, yogurt or oatmeal.

Apples

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Apples are a healthy fruit to consume year-round, but especially beneficial during a cleansing diet. “They are full of fiber, and especially pectin, a type of fiber that can help promote regularity helping to cleanse the intestinal tract, ridding it of any accumulated toxins and food particles that may remain undigested. It is important to consume a wide array of fibers in the diet to help with daily cleansing and elimination,” says Matutina. You know what they say, an apple a day…

Beets

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These earthy roots, whether enjoyed roasted, steamed or boiled, contain plant pigments that are believed to have antioxidant and liver-supporting abilities. While the beetroot may be the most commonly consumed part of the plant, the greens of the beet also pack a nutritional punch of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Consider juicing the greens — instead of tossing them — for extra added detox benefits. A half cup of beets or one cup of greens in your juice or smoothie should do the trick.

Broccoli

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This member of the crucifer family is touted as being among the healthiest foods to consume by many nutritionists. When crucifers are digested it releases a nutrient that is known to possess properties that help detoxify the “bad” estrogens that accumulate in the body. “Too much of the so-called bad estrogens and not enough of the good ones could lead to some major health issues, including weight gain, PMS and possibly cancer,” says Paulson. So, eat your broccoli — at least one cup per day!

Asparagus

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Think of this vegetable as a natural water pill, complete with dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and free-radical fighting and liver-protecting antioxidants. “Flushing out excess water and sodium can be beneficial during a short-term cleansing regime,” says Matutina. A half cup cooked asparagus will do you good.

Dandelion Greens

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They are bitter in taste and, for some individuals, hard to stomach, but it’s the bitterness that makes it a must-have food for any cleanse and detox program. “Generally speaking, the bitter foods that many shy away from are the ones that are supportive to our gallbladder and liver. Dandelion has been shown to help get bile moving, aiding in digestion and nourishing these organs,” says Paulson. Try sautéing one cup of greens with garlic for enhanced cleansing support.

Burdock Root

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The actual root may be difficult to find in your local grocery store, but you can usually find it in tea form at health food stores. Traditionally, burdock root has been used to remove toxins in the blood and improve the complexion of the skin. It also contains many micronutrients, some of them possessing antioxidant qualities, making it an ideal food for cleansing. If you can find it, try adding half a cup to soup. They are also quite nice roasted.

Blueberries

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11 Positive Side Effects of Drinking Whiskey

11 Positive Side Effects of Drinking Whiskey

 

Whiskey is one of the best alcoholic drinks you can consume, not only because you can consume it in great amounts, but because of its numerous health benefits as well. Here is how consuming a couple of glasses of whiskey can benefit your health.

At the beginning, whiskey had been used for medicinal purposes only, but then it has become one of the most popular beverages in the world. it has most likely been firstly distilled in 1400 in Scotland, according to some sources. It has become a drink of choice, especially in England and Ireland, and the whiskey brought about 30-50 percent of the profits to these countries. When this popular drink crossed the Atlantic, George Washington claimed that the whiskey has become his favorite vice. He even founded a distillery in Mount Vernon, which has become one of the largest distilleries that exist even today.

Whiskey is a drink that men have enjoyed since long ago. In the past, when one has thought of a real man, they thought of a man wearing a tweed coat and holding a glass of whiskey, while sitting next to a fireplace.

Improves the memory

Whiskey contains antioxidants which aid the improvement of brain health. Besides this, alcohol improves blood flow and improves memory. Moreover, the ethanol found in the whiskey helps the neurons to function properly, additionally aiding the memory.

Relieves stress

When consumed in moderate amounts, whiskey can reduce the stress level and calm down the nerves. This combination slows down the activity of the brain and improves the circulation, which is exceptionally important for achieving peace.

It does not add pounds

Compared to other drinks, whiskey is an alcohol that contains a pretty low amount of calories, and it is free of fat and cholesterol. If you are on a diet, and you want to drink something, whiskey is the best choice for you.

Lowers the risk of stroke

Whiskey prevents the cholesterol to accumulate in the cardiovascular system and can help in the elimination of the extra cholesterol from the body. Moreover, it loosens the walls of the arteries and reduces the risk of obstructions. All these factors contribute to lowering the risk of stroke.

Reduces the risk of cancer

Whiskey contains an antioxidant that prevents the DNA to come in contact with the carcinogenic compounds such as nitrosamine and polycyclic aromatic carbohydrate. It is also useful for protection of the body from damages caused by chemotherapy.

It is good for digestion

Whiskey has long been considered to be helpful in the process of food digestion, so it is recommended to be consumed after a big meal. The content of the whiskey and the percentage of alcohol in it make it efficient in the reduction of the appetite.

Prolongs the life span

The antioxidants in the whiskey help in the fight against free radicals, which are the number one cause of aging, but they also help in the prevention of numerous diseases. Whiskey helps your body to live longer and healthier.

Suitable for people who suffer from diabetes

Whiskey does not contain carbohydrates and it does not affect the levels of blood sugar, so it is a great choice for people who suffer from diabetes. However, they should drink it with moderation and never on an empty stomach. Of course, before consumption, it is best to consult a doctor.

Improves the heart health

Whiskey actually helps the heart to become healthy in the same way as red wine does it. It lowers the risk of blood coagulation, and thus prevents strokes and heart attacks.

Improves the brain function

A 2003 study showed that thanks to the quality of the antioxidants and the elegynic acid, moderate consumption of whiskey lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and it also improves the cognitive functions. In fact, one glass a day will keep the doctors away.

Prevention of allergies and colds

Whiskey is well known for its positive effects in the fight against allergies and colds. It is efficient against coughing, as alcohol helps in killing all bacteria in the larynx. Best results are achieved by adding a little whiskey in a cup of warm water combined with some lemon juice.

 

Natural Ways to Get High

Natural Ways to Get High

I remember the first time I learned about natural ways to achieve a euphoric high. I was probably ten years old and had just picked up a copy of a book, the name of name of which is not worth mentioning here. The book included all kinds strange methods ranging from smoking dried banana peel to extracting the essence of nutmeg. Yes – apparently both of those can get you high, although my own personal results were pretty limited with these two methods. Since that time, I’ve grown up quite a bit, but my interest in mind-altering substances has only grown.

The problem with most ways to get high is that they are against the law. However, there are still a number of natural euphoriants that can alter your consciousness without putting you on the wrong side of the law. So, for the purpose of this article, we’ll be focusing on legal ways to get high or euphoric at home. Now that we’re talking about euphoria though, I should qualify this a bit as not all mind altering herbs or methods produce euphoria. While some are euphoric, others are more stimulating or dissociative.

Natural Euphoria

Most legal herbs that get you high tend to be euphoric. Euphoria is defined as a feeling of intense excitement or happiness. Euphoria is usually induced through brain chemistry. Any mind-altering drug, whether it be natural or not, creates a chemical reaction in your brain. This chemical reaction can create stimulation, depression, happiness, sadness and euphoria. This often happens through the release of dopamine or serotonin – although there are certainly other chemicals in your brain that can also elicit these kinds of responses.

Having experimented with many different legal substances, I’ve experienced a wide range of responses by my mind and body. Let’s take a look at a few common natural ways to get high and induce euphoria. While I can’t describe any of the methods below as inducing an intense feeling of happiness, most of the ones that I’ve tried due give a subtle sense of relaxation.

Nootropics:

Sulbutiamine

Sulbutiamine is a relative of vitamin b1, also known as thiamine. Reports have varied on the efficacy of this nootropic, but some users have described an increase in happiness and motivation after prolonged periods of use.

Phenethylmine (PEA)

This nootropic has often been used by weightlifters to increase their results from exercise and give an energy boost during the workout. Some users have reported intense euphoria and increased focus through the use of PEA, but the results are short-lived and PEA is a quick acting nootropic.

Kava

Kava Kava is the of the most widely known natural herbs for euphoria. Kava comes from the root of a plant and originates from the south pacific. Kava has been used by native populations in Fiji for centuries. While some people use Kava for fun or to induce an intense euphoria as well as a sense of calm and relactation others have found that kava is helpful for everything from sleep to pain relief.

natural stimulants and over the counter alternatives to Adderall

Adderall is one the most well-known stimulant pharmaceuticals and widely talked about stimulant medications. Primarily prescribed for ADD, Adderall is a prescription version of amphetamine that is heavily regulated due to its potential for abuse and strong side effects. Despite, the strict laws surrounding adderall and amphetamines, it remains a very popular drugs in both academic and professional environments.

B vitamins

We have all heard of vitamin B. Most fruits and vegetables contain at least one variation of this essential vitamin. Vitamin B is also ubiquitous in most multivitamins supplement pills. It’s common knowledge that vitamin B is important for good health, however most people don’t know that Being deficient in b vitamins can have catastrophic results like confusion, lack of energy of even anemia. If you already consume a lot of b vitamins, and are not deficient in any of its variations (like vitamin b-12), it’s unlikely that consuming vitamin b will have a stimulating effect. However, many people are deficient in b vitamins and don’t even know it. For this individuals vitamin b can increase focus, clarity, and every.

Caffeine

Caffeine is probably the most well known stimulant of all time. Caffeine is naturally occurring in coffee and tea and is added to many drinks and foods. While it’s not nearly as strong as adderall (nor does it have as many side effects), caffeine is a very commonly used stimulant and wakefulness agent. Similar to adderall, caffeine is often used to pull all-nighters and finish deadlines for school or work.

Mateine

Yerba Mate has drastically increased in popularity over the past couple of decades. Once largely considered a regional specialty in parts of south of america, Yerba Mate has caught on as a popular beverage with global appeal. Not only does yerba mate contain caffeine, but it also has its own unique stimulating chemical called mateine that makes it a great addition to caffeine by itself.

Beet Juice powder

If you haven’t already been shocked by previous examples being compared to adderall – this next one will surely throw you for a loop. Beet juice powder. Yes, we are referring to that same purple root vegetable that so many of us love to hate. However, beets are good for more than just salad or as a potent addition to juice cocktails. Beet juice and its powder extract is a great source of nitrates that that improve circulation and blood flow to the brain.

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