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Master Cleanse – Lemonade Diet

Master Cleanse – Lemonade Diet

Ever since many beauties spilled the beans on what shed their excessive weight and made their skin radiant, lemonade diet has been a much sought after concept. With the American singer Beyoncé Knowles popularizing her lemon detox diet, shedding pounds with lemonade has become the latest fad. The liquid lasting program encourages a diet of gallons of lemon juice all day (6-12 glasses) without taking in any solid food for a couple of weeks (10-15 days). This has worked on many for instantaneous weight loss, enhanced bodily functions and metabolism, with the adjunct of detoxification.

Lemonade Diet

Lemonade Diet

The extreme liquid monodiet plan, also called Master Cleanse Diet dwells in bounteous use of only lemon juice for about a fortnight with herbal laxative tea at bed time. It is glorified for its instantaneous weight loss due to its stringent calorie deficit. The very low calorie diet propels an overweight or obese individual with prompt depletion of Continue reading “Master Cleanse – Lemonade Diet” »

New Ways To Fight Hair Loss!

New Ways To Fight Hair Loss!

Stress, nutritional deficiency, pollution… The causes of hair loss are many. However, there are several new ways to fight hair loss, for both men and women.

Hair loss can be triggered by infections, drugs, diseases, diet and other factors, but most of the time it’s a result of genetic predisposition. The generic trait, which can be passed on by either parent, determines not just if, but when, we will lose hair. The condition is called androgenetic alopecia because it is an androgen (a male hormone) that causes the problem.

Prince William - victim of hair loss

Prince William – victim of hair loss

Researchers believe that in those predisposed to hair loss, the follicles start to produce the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which grabs the male hormone testosterone from the blood and converts it to DHT, or dihydrotestosterone. DHT attacks the hair follicles, which then weaken and shrivel. For men, hair usually recedes Continue reading “New Ways To Fight Hair Loss!” »

Meet Quinoa – The latest health food on the block

Meet Quinoa – The latest health food on the block

Native grain to South America, quinoa (pronounced as keen-wah) with its high protein content, is rapidly gaining popularity all over the world. Quinoa being light, fluffy, slightly crunchy and flavorsome, cooks and tastes just like any grain. It is an excellent substitute for grains that are difficult to digest. Being a whole grain, it is highly nutritious and wholesome.

 

Quinoa - Mother Grain

Quinoa – Mother Grain

 

Top six reasons to eat quinoa

1) It is a complete protein: Most plants provide incomplete protein, thus they need to be consumed in combination with other foods to make it a complete and a higher quality protein. Unlike other grains, quinoa provides us with nine      essential amino acids. Our body needs these amino acids to build up tissues and perform vital functions. An alternative to milk, meat and eggs, quinoa is a delightful choice for vegetarians and vegans. Dull hair, brittle nails, loose skin, sluggishness are things of the past when you have your very own savior quinoa.

Tasty Quinoa bites with parmesan cheese

Tasty Quinoa bites with parmesan cheese

2) It is gluten-free: Those who are gluten intolerant could make quinoa their companion as it is an alternative to wheat, barley and oats. It can be a part of your meal if you are on a coeliac diet.

3) Pumps up your iron: quinoa is the richest source of Continue reading “Meet Quinoa – The latest health food on the block” »

Fitness Mantra………

Fitness Mantra………
Do or Die...

Do or Die…

Health has always featured high on many people’s list of priorities, often in the top two or three. While many still associate good health with weight loss, staying fit is slowing becoming the new mantra. A fit body helps keep the mind relaxed and stress free, working towards the idea of complete well-being.

Fitness is incomplete without a good exercise regimen and a wholesome diet. While a wide choice of exercises and diet plans are available, it takes a trained mind to recognise the requirements and capabilities of the body. We all opt for a one-stop destination offering a wide range of options in fitness, beauty and nutrition, all under one roof.

Most fitness/nutrition spas believe in providing healthy alternatives to unhealthy choices, leading to consistent, long lasting and continuous results for a healthier lifestyle. Facilities offered are Gym, Wellness Spa, Salon, Weight Management/Training, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Special Group Fitness Classes, Health Cafe and Training.

Gymnasium – most of them are customized personal traning gyms equipped with thelatest developments in fitness.  Armed with internationally qualified trainers and an energising Continue reading “Fitness Mantra………” »