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Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry or Amla

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The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-c content. Amla enhances food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination of free radicals, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens eyes, improves muscle tone and, acts as an antioxidant.

The Indian Gooseberry belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. This fruit ripens in the autumn in wet, forested, hilly areas on the Indian subcontinent. In India  it is considered a sacred tree. The fruit is very nourishing, but it tastes sour. Both dried and fresh fruits can be consumed for their health benefits.

It provides remedies for many diseases, so it is widely used in Ayurvedic treatment. Gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C, and contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Carotene and vitamin B Complex. Amla is also a powerful antioxidant agent.

Many health problems are caused by oxidative damage (when body cells use oxygen, they produce by-products called free radicals that can cause damage). Antioxidant agents prevent and repair these damages. Vitamin-C is a good antioxidant agent, which makes gooseberries a powerful tool against a variety of conditions, including various types of cancer.

Health Benefits of Amla

The health benefits of amla include the following:

Hair care: Amla is used in many hair tonics because it enriches, hair growth and hair pigmentation. It strengthens the roots of hair, maintains color, and improves luster. Eating fresh gooseberry or applying its paste on hair roots improves hair growth and color. Amla oil is very popular in India because it has been shown to reduce the chances of hair loss and baldness. This quality is due to the carotene content of Amla, as well as its iron content and general antioxidant capacity, which reduces hair loss by not allowing free radicals to damage hair follicles or impact the hormones that can cause premature hair loss.

Eye Care: Drinking Gooseberry juice with honey is good for improving eyesight, and studies have shown it to improve nearsightedness and cataracts, while reducing intro-ocular tension. This is mainly due to its impressive content of carotene, which have long been known for their powerful effect on vision-related conditions, including those that stem from free radical activity. Vitamin A  and carotene reduce macular degeneration, night blindness, and strengthen your vision before the age-related degeneration from free radicals can occur.

Calcium Absorption: One of the less discussed benefits of Amla is how it helps the body absorb calcium in a positive way. Calcium is an essential component of our bones, teeth, and nails, and also ensures that we have beautiful lustrous hair. So, eating a vitamin C-rich fruit like Indian gooseberries is a great way to keep your body looking and feeling great!

Metabolic Activity: Eating foods that are high in protein is one of the most important ways to stay healthy, since proteins are an essential part of our body’s metabolic activities. Our enzymes can breakdown plant proteins into amino acids and reassemble them into usable proteins for our body. Protein is necessary for cellular growth, muscle development, organ health, and a wide range of other metabolic activities that we need to remain healthy and happy.

Menstrual Cramps: Some of the minerals and vitamins in Alma combine to make it very useful in the treatment of menstrual cramps. Since it takes a while for the necessary elements to accrue in the body, it is better to consume Alma on a regular basis so it is always in the system and menstrual cramps can be prevented every month for women.

Diabetes: Gooseberry contains chromium, which has a therapeutic value for diabetic patients. Indian Gooseberry stimulates the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin, thereby reducing blood sugar in diabetic patients and keeping their body balanced and healthy. When blood sugar is reduced, it means that glucose is also being used by the cells as functional energy, so the metabolism is stronger and you have more energy, without the plunges and spikes in blood sugar that are so dangerous for diabetic patients. Chromium also enhances the effect of beta blockers, which are used for heart health, by reducing the LDL cholesterol content of the body.

Diuretic Activity: Besides being a fruit that is very high in water, Amla is also slightly diuretic in nature. This means that it increases the frequency and volume of urination. Urination helps our body eliminate unwanted toxins and excess levels of water, salts, and uric acid. Furthermore, it can help you lose weight, since up to 4% of urine is actually composed of fat. Therefore, a diuretic substance is always necessary for keeping our kidneys healthy, and also preventing urinary infections and uterine infections. Alma is a great way to do this!

Digestion: Alma is very high in fiber, like most fruits. Fiber adds bulk to the stool and helps food move through the bowels and keeps your bowel movements regular. This reduces the chances of constipation, and fiber can also bulk up loose stools and reduce diarrhea. Fiber also stimulates the secretion of gastric and digestive juices, so food is digested efficiently, nutrients are absorbed in an optimal way, and you feel lighter and healthier.

Reducing constipation can also help protect your from various gastrointestinal disorders, even colorectal cancer!

Heart Disease: As mentioned above, gooseberry strengthens the heart muscles, so the heart pumps blood smoothly throughout the body. By reducing excess cholesterol buildup, the chromium can reduce the chances of atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in the vessels and arteries. This can reduce the chances of strokes and heart attacks. The iron content promotes the creation of new red blood cells, increasing circulation and the oxygenation of organs and cells to maximize growth and regeneration of tissue, while keeping the blood vessels and arteries clean.

Infection: Due to its antibacterial and astringent attributes, Indian Gooseberries protect the body against infection and improves the body’s immune response. They are also a very good source of vitamin C, which is famous for its impressive antioxidant abilities and its stimulation of the immune system. It increases the white blood cell count in the body, which is the main line of defense for the immune system, since white blood cells attack and eliminate foreign toxins and substances in the bloodstream and throughout the body.

Diarrhea and Dysentery: Due to its strong cooling and laxative properties, Gooseberry is a useful component in remedies for diarrhea and dysentery. It provides great relief for gastric syndrome and hyperchlorhydria (burning sensation in the abdomen). As a laxative, it helps flush out any toxins or harmful substances you may have eaten that are causing your discomfort or illness, thereby eliminating it from your system so the healing process can begin, and cooling the burning and discomfort often felt when diarrhea occurs.

Improving Appetite: Consuming Gooseberry powder with butter and honey before a meal improves appetite. It also helps to balance nitrogen levels, thereby increasing weight in a healthy way.

Anti-Ageing: Amla prevents health-related hyperlipidaemia by reducing the amount of free radicals in the body through its antioxidant qualities. Free radicals are associated with signs of aging like wrinkles and age spots.

The fresh fruit of gooseberries contains more than 80% water, protein, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber. It is also used as a remedy for fever, liver disorder, indigestion, anemia, urinary problems, respiratory problems, cerebral, gastric and cardiovascular illness. Gooseberry lowers cholesterol levels, increases red blood cell production, and strengthens teeth and nails.

In other words, consume Indian Gooseberry (Amla) as a fresh fruit, juice, or dried form to see a big improvement in your health.

BENEFITS OF AMLA/GOOSEBERRY

Rich Source of Vitamin C
  • Amla is very good source of Vitamin C.
Strengthen Immunity Power
  • It enhances the immunity power of a person if it is used regularly.
  • Amla has antibacterial property thus helps to fight against infection by building immunity.
Prevents from Ageing
  • Amla is the rich source of antioxidants thus prevents the body from free radicals, reduces cells damage, prevent from ageing, cancer and other diseases.
Beneficial for Stomach and Liver
  • Amla reduces the inflammation and acidity.
  • Amla keeps the liver healthy (a most important body organ) and helps in flushing out more toxins.
Keeps Urinary System Healthy
  • It also keeps the urinary system healthy and helps in flushing out more toxins without over-stimulating the kidney.
Cures Sore Throat
  • It cures the sore throat and cough if taken its juice with ginger juice together.
Keeps Bone Healthy
  • The extracts of amla help in slowing down the activity of osteoclasts (a cell type which breaks down the bone).
Prevents from Infection
  • It protects us from chronic cough, Bronchitis, tuberculosis as well as allergic asthma.
Provides Nourishment to Nerves
  • It nourishes the nerves and provides relief in paralytic situations.
Keeps Body Systems Healthy
  • It cures urinary, respiratory, cerebral, gastro, cardiovascular problems.
Increases Hemoglobin Level
  • Because of its iron content, it enhances the RBC production and hemoglobin.
Strengthens Teeth and Nails
  • It makes stronger the teeth and nails.
Improves Memory Power
  • Amla rejuvenates the brain and improves memory as it is rich source of antioxidants and vitamin-c which enhances the production of norepinephrine (neurotransmitter) thus enhances the mood and brain activity.
  • It treats the disorders like insomnia and provides relief from stress.
Cures Leucorrhoea
  • It cures the leucorrhoea if taken with honey.
Reduces Weight
  • It boosts the protein metabolism and helps in losing weight faster.
Provides Relief from Inflammation
  • It helps in curing the diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis and pancreatitis and age-related renal diseases.
  • Because of its anti-inflammatory properties it reduces the joints (like knees) pain and swelling in the person with arthritis.
Reduces Bad Cholesterol
  • Amla enhances the level of good cholesterol means HDL and reduces the bad cholesterol.
Reduces Risk of Gall Bladder Stone
  • It helps by preventing the risk of gall bladder stone (gall stone) formation as it reduces the cholesterol level in bile (excess cholesterol cause formation of stone).
Beneficial for Heart
  • Amla is very good source for reducing the bad cholesterol level or LDL (by inhibiting the oxidation of called thiobarbituric acid, TBA), triglycerides and VLDL level in the body. So, it helps the heart to be prevented from many diseases like heart attack, stroke etc. As it is rich in the fibers and iron, so effectively in controls the oxidation of LDL means Low density protein which releases the free radicals (causing coronary artery disease).
Protects from Heart Diseases
  • Amla helps in preventing the accumulation of plaques in the arteries means atherosclerosis thus protects heart diseases.
  • It improves the body resistance and strengthens the heart muscles.
Benefits of Amla for Diabetes
Maintains Blood Sugar Level
  • Amla is rich in poly phenol thus controls the diabetes and complications of diabetes. It assists in the good insulin absorption which leads to the reduced blood sugar.
Regularizes Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • It is rich in chromium which helps in regulating the carbohydrate metabolism thus helps the body to respond well to the insulin and reduces blood glucose level.
Benefits of Amla for Women and Men
Provides Relief from Menstrual Pain
  • Amla helps the woman by relieving the menstrual cramps.
Enhances Sperm Count
  • Amla is rich in the iron content which has ability to enhance hemoglobin and the sperm count thus improves the sex life.

Benefits of Amla for Eyes

Improves Eyesight
  • Amla juice if taken with honey helps in improving the eyesight.
Reduces Eye Inflammation
  • It helps in reducing the redness, itching and watering of the eyes as well as improves eyesight.

Benefits of Amla for Digestive System

Prevents from Gastric Ailments
  • Amla reduces the gastric problems as it has anti inflammatory properties and works as a good antidote for upset stomach. It cures acidity if taken empty stomach.
Improves Good Digestion
  • Amla helps the body in more nutrients absorption from food thus aids in good digestion.
Remedy for Diarrhea, Dysentery and Constipation
  • It is very good home remedy for diarrhea, dysentery and constipation because of its laxatives property.
Provides Relief from Acidity
  • It provides relief from the hyperchlorhydria means the burning sensation of abdomen.

Benefits of Amla for Skin

Makes Skin Youthful
  • Gooseberry helps the skin looking great by removing blemishes, acne and other scars. It is good for getting better complexion as it is the excellent source of Vitamin C and minerals).
Provides Natural Glow to Skin
  • It lightens the skin complexion as it contains vitamin C (anti aging property) which provides youthful look and natural glow.
Removes Dead Cells and Wrinkles
  • It works as a natural exfoliator and skin brightening mask as it removes dead cells, wrinkles and soothes the skin because of its astringent properties.
Removes Spots from Skin
  • Applying amla juice with cotton balls on the face for 10 to 15 minutes keeps skin spots, acne, pimples and pigments free.
Prevents from Ageing
  • It is good source of Vitamin A thus reduces the ageing process. Vitamin A is very necessary for producing collagen (makes the skin looks young and elastic). If it is taken empty stomach, it slows down the collagen degradation.
Tightens the Skin
  • It boosts the collagen production in the skin thus keeps skin tight, toned, soft, supple and youthful.
Repair Damaged Skin Cells
  • It is a natural home remedy which promotes damaged skin cells repairing in the body and makes skin smooth and new look.

Benefits of Amla for Hair

Keeps hair Healthy
  • It helps the hairs to look healthy and shiny than ever before if uses regularly. It minimizes the hair loss and helps the body to absorb more calcium from food.
Removes Dandruff
  • Eating or applying paste of amla powder to the hair helps in getting relief from the dandruff and keeps hair strong, thick, dark and smooth.
Prevents from Premature Hair Graying
  • Amla oil massage helps in inducing sound sleep and preventing premature hair graying because of antioxidant nature.
Promote Hair Growth
  • It strengthens hair follicles and encourages new hair growth if amla juice and lemon juice mixture is applied to the scalp for 20 to 30 min and wash with little warm water.
Treats Hair Problems
  • Regular consumption of amla or amla juice helps in treating various hair problems like hair loss, hair fall, split ends and etc.

Benefits of Amla Juice

Effective for Scurvy and Jaundice
  • Taking amla juice in the early morning (empty stomach) prevents from scurvy and jaundice.
Treats Mouth Ulcer
  • Amla juice treats the mouth ulcers very frequently.
Boosts Immunity System
  • Amla juice is a powerhouse of the vitamin C and iron which helps boosting the immunity system and prevents from various diseases.
Provides Relief from Respiratory Diseases
  • Drink amla juice with honey to get relieve from the respiratory problems like asthma, allergic asthma, bronchitis, chronic cough, tuberculosis and etc.
Regularizes Bowel Movements
  • It regulates bowel movements and reduces the risk of chronic constipation and piles and other gastric disorders such as hyperchlorhydria (abdominal burning sensation), diarrhea, dysentery, peptic ulcer and acidity.
Increases RBC Counts
  • Regular drink of amla juice purifies blood by flushing out all the toxins from body as well as enhancing red blood cell counts.
Reduces Risk of Eye Problems
  • It improves eyesight by reducing the chances of nearsightedness, glaucoma, cataracts, intraocular tension and etc.
Prevents from UV Rays
  • It makes a protective shield around the body to prevent from the harmful sun light radiations such as UV rays.
Reduces Inflammation of Bone
  • It reduces the inflammations and swelling in the joints as well as cures arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Reduces Stress Level
  • It is a body cooling drink keeps mind stress free and cures insomnia.
Prevents from Cancer
  • Its powerful antioxidant quality protects against free radicals formation and their side effects thus prevents from cancer and other lethal diseases.

Benefits of Amla Juice for Weight Loss

Induces Metabolism
  • It helps in improving the metabolism rate in the body and protein synthesis which in turn helps losing weight faster.
Removes Body Toxins
  • It detoxifies the body and removes toxins thus reduces tendency to gain more weight.
Energizes the Body
  • It helps in energizing and rejuvenating the body all time by maintaining the proper body systems work out thus reduces the chance of tiredness and lethargy which ultimately contribute to weight loss strategy.
Rich Source of all Crucial Nutrients
  • It fulfills the daily body needs of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients which keeps body active and promotes weight loss.

Benefits of Amla Powder

Prevents Body from Free Radicals
  • Amla powder contains high level of vitamin C, phytonutrients, ellagic acid, flavonoids and etc which helps in reducing free radicals formation in the body.
Repair Hair Damage
  • Amla powder can be eaten orally or applied topically to the face or hair to get its full benefits. It contains a phenolic compound called Gallic acid which helps in repairing damaged hair.
Maintain Blood Pressure
  • It helps in controlling elevated cholesterol level in the blood as well as having tendency to lower the blood pressure.
Prevents from Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • It is rich source of dietary fibers which helps in regulating digestive functioning and reduces the risk of gastrointestinal disorders.
Benefits of Amla Seeds Oil
Promotes Better Hair Growth
  • Applying amla hair oil with proper massage to the scalp promotes better hair growth and strengthens the hair follicles.
Prevents from Hair Loss
  • It provides natural dark color and shine to the hair as well as prevents from the dullness, dandruff and hair fall.

Medicinal Benefits of Amla

Treats Premature Hair Graying
  • Applying the paste of (soak dried amla into iron pot for whole night and make paste) mixture into hair in the early morning helps in treating premature graying of the hair.
Makes Hair Strong and Lengthy
  • Applying the paste or water of amla, sikakai, reetha keeps hair strong, lengthy, soft and black.
Provides Relief from Vomiting and Hiccough
  • Drinking amla juice with misri and water two to three times a day helps in relieving vomiting and hiccough problem.
Treats Acidity Problems
  • It provides help in treating acidity problem if soaked amla seeds (for whole night) paste is taken in the morning with cow milk.
Cures Liver Disorders
  • Taking amla chatni with honey two times in the morning and evening helps in curing jaundice and other liver disorders.
Cures Constipation
  • Eating triphala churn with warm water during sleeping time helps in curing constipation.
Treats Piles
  • Taking amla powder with malai of dahi two to three times a day helps in treating bleeding from piles.
Provides Relief from Pain
  • Applying fresh amla juice on the cut, wounds, etc provides relief.
Keeps Young and Youthful
  • Taking amla powder at night with ghee, honey or water helps in keeping young and youthful.

8 Ways to Live Longer

Live healthy, live longer

Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer.

A recent study found that four bad behaviors—smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising, and not eating enough fruits and veggies—can hustle you into an early grave, and, in effect, age you by as many as 12 years.

Fortunately, you can do something to correct these and other unhealthy behaviors. Adopt the following nine habits to keep your body looking and feeling young.

Don’t overeat

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If you want to live to 100, leaving a little bit of food on your plate may be a good idea. Author Dan Burnett, who studies longevity around the world, found that the oldest Japanese people stop eating when they are feeling only about 80% full.

St. Louis University researchers have confirmed that eating less helps you age slower; in a 2008 study they found that limiting calories lowered production of T3, a thyroid hormone that slows metabolism—and speeds up the aging process.

Turn off the TV

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Too much time in front of the tv can take a serious toll on your health. In fact, a 2010 study found that people who watched four or more hours a day were 46% more likely to die from any cause than people who watched less than two hours a day.

Even cutting back a little can help; each additional hour you watch increases your overall risk of dying by 11% and dying from heart disease by 18%.

Stay out of the sun

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Avoiding too much sun can head off skin cancer, and it can also keep you looking young by preventing wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin.

It’s never too early—or too late—to add sun screen to your daily skin-care regimen (look for an SPF of 30 or higher). And don’t focus only on your face. Sun damage spots and splotches on your chest and neck will also make you appear older.

Reach out

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Research shows that you’re at greater risk of heart disease without a strong network of friends and family. Loneliness  can cause inflammation, and in otherwise healthy people it can be just as dangerous as having high cholesterol or even smoking.

Loneliness seems to pose the greatest risk for elderly people, who are also prone to depression.

Drink in moderation

Women who have two or more drinks a day and men who have three or more may run into detrimental effects ranging from weight gain to relationship problems. But in smaller quantities, alcohol can actually be good for you.

A 2010 study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology linked light drinking (defined as one drink a day for women and two for men) to significant heart benefits.

Eat fruits and vegetables

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Getting fewer than three servings of fruits and vegetables a day can eat away at your health. Nutritional powerhouses filled with fiber and vitamins, fruits and veggies can lower your risk of heart disease by 76% and may even play a role in decreasing your risk of breast cancer.
As an added bonus, the inflammation-fighting and circulation-boosting powers of the antioxidants in fruits and veggies can banish wrinkles.

Focus on fitness

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Daily exercise may be the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. A 2008 study found that regular high-intensity exercise (such as running) can add up to four years to your life, which isn’t surprising given the positive effects working out has on your heart, mind, and metabolism.

Even moderate exercise—a quick, 30-minute walk each day, for example—can lower your risk of heart problems.

Don’t smoke

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Quitting smoking is perhaps the single most important thing you can do for your health—and your life span. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that women who quit smoking by age 35 add roughly six to eight years to their lives.

It’s never too late to kick the habit. Quitting can slow disease and increase survival odds even in smokers who have already caused significant damage to their lungs, like those with early lung cancer or COPD.

TIPS TO INCREASE HEIGHT

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Maybe you feel like your friends have suddenly hit a growth spurt and you’re lagging seriously behind. Maybe the rest of your family is really tall and you’re wondering if you can do anything to catch up. The truth is that a person’s height is mostly determined by things out of their control, such as genes. There are many factors that affect height during your teen years that can be controlled, such as diet and activity levels.

To Become Taller

  1. Consume a balanced diet. A person will look a lot shorter when having a plump body. Not only that, being fit by eating right will make you taller and feel better!

    • Eat plenty of lean protein. Lean protein, such as white poultry meat, fish, soy, and dairy, helps promote muscle growth and healthy bones. Simple carbohydrates such as pizza, cakes, sweets, and soda, are the stuff to stay away from.
    • Eat plenty of calcium. Calcium, found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale, and in dairy (yogurt and milk), helps promote healthy bones
    • Get enough zinc. Studies, although they have been inconclusive so far, point to a possible link between zinc deficiencies and stunted growth in boys.Good sources of zinc include oysters, wheat germ, pumpkin and squash seeds, lamb, peanuts, and crab.
    • Get enough vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes bone and muscle growth in children, and a deficiency has been shown to stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girls. Modest amounts of Vitamin D can be found in fish, alfalfa, and mushrooms, as well as Vitamin D-fortified foods such as some milks and cereals. However, the vast majority of your Vitamin D comes from sunlight exposure. Just 15 minutes a day out in the sun (on average) can ensure you get enough Vitamin D.
  2. Exercise throughout the teen years and in puberty. Getting regular exercise may help you to grow taller during your teen years. Get out and about and work your muscles for at least 30 minutes each day.

    • Join a gym. Joining a gym will help give you access to a lot of great exercising and muscle-building machines. It will also keep you motivated to work out (you’ll feel silly if you’re in the gym but not exercising).
    • Join a sports team. People who join sports teams can use their natural competitiveness to burn extra calories and hopefully get their bodies taller. The great thing about team sports is that half the time, you don’t even realize that you’re exercising.
    • If nothing else, walk around. If you can’t find the time to do anything else, get up and walk around. Walk to the grocery store. Walk to the library. Walk to school.
  3. Get adequate sleep each night. Sleeping is the time when your body grows, so having plenty of sleep is equivalent to giving your body more time for growth. Get between 9 and 11 hours of sleep per night if you’re a preteen or still younger than 20.

    • The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
  4. Understand that a majority of your height will be predetermined by genetics. Scientists reckon that 60% to 80% of your height is determined by genes.Unfortunately, either you have the tall gene or you don’t. That’s not to say that you can’t grow tall if you have parents who are on the shorter side; it just means that having shorter parents means you’re more likely to be on the short side.
  5. Try not to stunt your growth. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.

    • Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that, no, caffeine does not stunt growth. Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents needs about 9-10 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.
    • Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive. According to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource, “Although the studies that have been done are largely inconclusive, the available research suggests that children who smoke or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.”
    • Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack. Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids.
  6. Expect to be in your twenties when you stop growing. A lot of young kids look at themselves and ask, “Have I finished growing yet?” If you’re under 18, the answer is probably “No!” If you haven’t stopped puberty yet, then you haven’t stopped growing.Try to be thankful that you have a little time to grow taller instead of worrying about how tall you will be.

        Exaggerating Your Height

  1. Have a good posture. Always stand straight instead of hunching your back. Spread out your shoulders slightly towards the back. Having a good posture will make you look much taller!
  2. wear tighter clothes. Tighter clothes accentuate the lines of your body. If you wear baggy clothes, those lines disappear, making you look smaller. Wear slim-fitting clothes that make you feel good about yourself, however, not ones you’re nervous about wearing or uncomfortable in.
  3. Enhance your height. You can always wear high-heels. Avoid wearing flats or flip-flops. Instead, wear shoes with heels.
  4. Show the best features of your body. If you have long legs, wear shorts or mini-skirts to highlight your legs. Try to avoid wearing leg warmers or leggings which will visually shorten your legs and make you look shorter.
  5. Wear dark colored clothes. Sometimes, looking taller is all about looking slimmer. If you’re able to look slimmer, there’s a good chance you’ll also look taller. Colors like black, dark blue, and forest green can all contribute to looking both slimmer and taller, especially if you go dark on both the top and the bottom.

Healthy recipes

Low Fat Recipe

Banana and blueberry smoothie
Ingredients :-  ripe banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup low fat milk, 1 small tub vanilla yogurt (125 gm), 1/4 cup oat’s, 1 tbsp honey.

Recipe method 

  •  Blend all ingredients together.
  • Serve in chilled glasses.
  • Sprinkle oat’s on the top of smoothie.

 Benefits :-  This banana and blueberry smoothie makes a great breakfast drink. It is packed with calcium, antioxidant and vitamins, and because it contains fresh banana and oat’s, it will keep you feeling full until lunch time.

FACTS FOR GOOD HEALTH

  • Drinking hot lemon water can prevent cancer. Don’t add sugar. Hot lemon water is more beneficial than cold lemon water.
  • Both yellow n purple sweet potato have good cancer prevention properties

1. Often taking late night supper can increase the chance of stomach cancer 

2. Never take more than 4 eggs per week 

3. Eating pope’s nose (chicken backside) can cause stomach cancer 

4. Never eat fruits after meal. Fruits should be eaten before meals

5. Don’t take tea during menstruation period

6. Take less soy milk, no adding sugar or egg to soy milk.

7. Don’t eat tomato with empty stomach.

8. Drink a glass of plain water every morning before food to prevent gall bladder stones.

9. No food 3 hrs before bed time.


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. Drink less Teh Tarik, no nutritional properties but can cause diabetes and hypertension.


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. Do not eat toast bread when it is hot from oven or toaster.


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. Do not charge your handphone or any device next to you when you are sleeping.


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. Drink 10 glasses of water a day to prevent bladder cancer.


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. Drink more water in the day time, less at night.
15. Don’t drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day, may cause insomnia and gastric.


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. Eat less oily food. It takes 57 hrs to digest them, makes you feel tired.

 

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. After 5pm, eat less.


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. Six types of food that makes you happy: banana, grapefruit, whole meal bread, spinach, pumpkin, peach.

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. Sleeping less than 8 hrs a day may deteriorate our brain function. Taking Afternoon naps may keep our youthful look.
20. Cooked tomato has better healing properties than the raw tomato.

21. Hot lemon water can sustain your health and make you live longer

22.Hot lemon water kills cancer cells.

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hot water to 23 slices of lemon. Make it a daily drink.

The
bitterness in hot lemon water is the best substance to kill cancer cells.

Cold
lemon water only has vitamin C, no cancer prevention.

23.Hot lemon water can control cancer tumor growth


24.clinically
tests have proven hot lemon water works

This
type of Lemon extract treatment will only destroy the malignant cells, it does not affect healthy cells.

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citric acid and lemon polyphenol in side lemon juice, can help reduce high blood pressure, effective prevention of deep vein thrombosis, improve blood circulation, and reduce blood clots.

No matter how busy you are, please find the time to read this, take good care of health.

Depression


Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity or apathy that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well being.

People with a depressed mood can feel sad, angry, anxious, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problem concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, experience relationship difficulties and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide, insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present.

Causes

Adversity in childhood, such as bereavement, neglect, mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and unequal parental treatment of siblings can contribute to depression in adulthood. Childhood physical or sexual abuse in particular significantly correlates with the likelihood of experiencing depression over the life course.

Depressed mood can be the result of a number of infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurological conditions and physiological problems, including hypoandrogenism, Addison disease, Cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism, Lyme Disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic disease, stroke diabetes and cancer.

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