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amla juice side effects

Amla Juice Side Effects: Amla or gooseberry is a sour tasting fruit. It is a source of countless benefits and has bagged itself an important role in the world of Ayurvedic medicines. Even after having so many benefits, excessive consumption of this fruit can have some negative effects on your body. Intake of amla by individuals with low level of sugar, iron and lowered immunity can face some side effects.

amla juice side effects

Some of the side effects of amla include:

1. May aggravate constipation issues

Excessive consumption of amla in high quantity might make you land up in a hard situation. It can cause hardening of the stools that can worsen even more if your water intake is less.

2. Trigger excessive acid production

The richness of amla in vitamin C makes it an acidic fruit. Therefore consumption of amla on empty stomach might precipitate a state of hyperacidity.

3. Interaction with certain drugs

Studies have shown that amla can have negative effects on the body if taken with antidiabetic and antihypertensive medications.

4. Can cause burning micturition

Presence of Vitamin C in any fruit makes it acidic by nature. The abundance of Vitamin C in Amla makes it an acidic fruit. Excessive consumption of this fruit might make you more prone towards catching urinary infections and thus causing burning micturition.

5. Make your skin lose its moisture

Amla has some diuretic property which means it causes forced flushing out of urine out of your body. This leads to a reduction in the level of water in the body. This makes skin lose its moisture.

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream 1

Everyone now a day is very much concerned about their looks and does a lot of things to enhance and maintain their beauty. All of us use a variety of products including a variety of creams, foundation, compact, day cream, night cream for face and different varieties of body lotion, body wash etc for rest of the body parts. In our whole body the most pampered body part is undoubtedly our face and rest of the body parts get less attention in comparison to the face and the body part which gets the least attention is our foot. They always bear everything quietly. So this review is about a foot cream to take this to your notice that it is equally important to take care of feet also. So read further to know more. The hand cream and lip balm from the same range are reviewed HERE and HERE.

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Basic Information about Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream






56gm – 2oz

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream


Neutrogena foot cream is a dermatologist-tested cream that moisturizes and softens for more than 17 hours. This concentrated formula delivers prompt relief for even seriously dry, rough feet. It restores skin’s softness and helps keep dry patches from coming back. Feet are left feeling noticeably softer and smoother. The cream is concentrated, glycerin rich and long lasting. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream provides prompt relief for even the most uncomfortably dry, rough feet. Especially recommended for dry heels and calluses, this concentrated formula delivers a full day’s moisturization with every use. Use daily to Restore skin’s softness and help keep dry patches from coming back. Just a small amount leaves feet feeling noticeably softer and smoother. This formula wraps your skin in concentrated levels of a unique glycerin complex to provide immediate dry skin relief that lasts.



Apply the cream daily to your feet before going to bed and right after a bath in the morning.




36 months from the date of manufacture.



Purified Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Cyclomethicone, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Keratin Amino Acids, Menthol, Allantoin, Dilauryl Thiodipropionate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance.

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My Experience with Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream

  • Packaging – The Neutrogena Foot Cream comes in a white colored squeezable plastic tube with a white colored plastic flip top. The tube has a narrow nozzle which works great and allows you to withdraw only required an amount of cream without wastage.
  • Texture and Consistency – The Neutrogena Foot Cream is white in color. It has a soft creamy texture and has a thick consistency.
  • Fragrance – The fragrance of the cream is sweet which is very very mild.
  • Experience – Usually I never have cracked heels but from a month or so I have noticed that my feels have started to get mild cracking, I did not know what to do so I started so to soak my feet in lukewarm water and that helped me but after 2-3 same cracking and dry patches appeared on my feet. I told this to my mother about this whole issue so she handed me this Neutrogena Foot cream which she has used to treat cracked heels 5-6 months ago. I didn’t know what to do so started to use this cream. I apply this cream two times in a day in the morning just after bathing and in the night after washing my feet. The cream gets easily absorbed. A tiny amount is sufficient to cover the affected area. The foot cream provides great moisturization to the feet without making them greasy or sticky. After religious use for 3 weeks it has helped me get away dry patches on the skin of the feet and roughness from heels of my feet, making the feet soft and greatly moisturized.

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Overall Performance of Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream


  • Affordable
  • Travel friendly
  • Provides great moisturization
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Long-lasting moisturization
  • Makes feet soft
  • Heals dry patches and roughness
  • Heal mildly cracked heels
  • Tiny amount is sufficient



  • Doesn’t work great on severely cracked heels


Would I Recommend?

Yes, I would definitely recommend this product to those in search of a good foot cream but don’t expect any healing of severely cracked heels.

Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream 3

To look good one need to look flawless and to look flawless we need something which enhances our beauty by making us look fairer with even skin tone and look least cakes. Parallely it should be healthy for our skin as well. In search of a perfect fairness cream I tried to use Garnier white complete multi action fairness cream. So here’s the review for the same.

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Basic Info about Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream




Rs. 160 for 40gm



  • Instant whitening: provides instant whitening.
  • Sun protection: protects skin from further darkening by harmful UVA and UVB sun rays.
  • Lasting fairness: makes you two tones fairer in 2 weeks.

Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream


Apply this cream daily on perfectly cleansed skin. Gently massage into the skin of your face and neck using light circular movements.

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My Experience with Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream

I started to use this cream one year back. I got attracted towards this as it contains active white molecules which might help me with my dusky skin tone. The texture of the cream is quite thick and the cream is white colored and opaque. When you apply it to your skin you may feel it sticky but when you massage it on skin this cream soon disappears in skin giving a matte finish to the skin. This cream does give a healthy glow to the face and instant brightening. I actually look fairer after applying this cream. Women with oily skin may also find this useful as it doesn’t make your skin look greasier.

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Overall Performance of Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream


This product comes with an attractive packaging containing a white colored plastic tub containing the cream and one white colored plastic lid which is tight enough to render the packaging leak proof. So this quality makes this product a travel friendly one. This product has a refreshing mild lemony scent which won’t bother many. It provides instant brightening of skin and even tone. This cream contains SPF which is actually good for your skin.


Would I Recommend

Yes if you have oily skin like me then you should try this cream. I tried this cream along with Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash and this combination really works well.

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Dove Hair Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner With Nutrilock Actives

Dove Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner: Hello beautiful ladies, Like any other girl in this world, I also suffer from the biggest problem related to hair that is hair fall. Hair fall is not just a problem it is a battle which every girl fights at one or other point in her life. Hair fall is a really big problem which needs an immediate attention as it may also indicate that there is something wrong with our body. But most of the times it is just because of wrong food habits which lead to lack of nutrients. I always try a lot of products and home remedies to cure this hopeless problem. But none of them works for a long time. And I’m the one who is so much into Dove so decided to try it’s hair fall rescue shampoo and conditioner. I have already reviewed Dove Hair fall rescue shampoo earlier so if you are interested you can check that out as well.For now it is the Dove Hair Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner With Nutrilock Actives .

Dove Hair Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner With Nutrilock Actives


Rs. 186

How To Use

After shampooing apply conditioner on the length of your hair and rinse thoroughly after 1 to 3 minutes. For best results, use daily with Dove Hair fall rescue shampoo. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly.

My Experience With Dove Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner

  • Packaging – The Dove Hair fall rescue conditioner comes in a conventional white colored plastic bottle with the flip cap at the bottom of the bottle which shuts with the sound of a click. The bottle is leak proof and can be carried around conveniently.
  • Colour – Colour of the conditioner is white.
  • Texture and Consistency – The texture of the conditioner is smooth soft and pearly. The consistency of the conditioner is thick.
  • Fragrance – The fragrance of the conditioner is just similar to the shampoo and is sweet fruity lingering.
  • Experience – Now coming to my experience with this conditioner. Dove Hair fall rescue conditioner has a creamy texture which is perfect for a conditioner. After washing my hair with Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo I take the conditioner in a generous amount and rub the conditioner in between my palms. The conditioner gets easily spread from the roots to the tips of the hair. I leave the conditioner for 3-4 minutes. After that, I rinse my hair nicely. As soon as my hair dries up I can see my hair looking more shinier. They become really soft and very less tangled. Hair feels more healthy and shows up with a natural shine. Its fragrance is so lingering and it fades away after 2-3 days. But I am not able to see a lot of improvement in hair fall. My hair is falling at the same rate as before which means there is no big improvement at all.


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  1. Affordable
  2. Travel friendly
  3. Perfect consistency
  4. Nice fragrance
  5. Provides shine and smoothen the hair
  6. Makes hair detangled
  7. Makes hair more manageable
  1. No big reduction in hair fall
Would I Recommend?

I’ll recommend this to you if you are looking for a mild conditioner which will make your hair more soft, manageable and if you don’t expect any reduction in hair fall.

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Basics of Skincare Products Part A Essential oils

Castor oil is locally known as ‘Arandi ka tel’ and scientifically known as ‘Ricinus communis’. It is vegetable oil which is obtained by pressing seeds of the castor plant. Castor oil benefits are many and it is becoming very famous nowadays as it packed with many health and beauty benefits.

Castor oil is nowadays being used in many cosmetic and beauty products like soaps, perfumes etc as it offers endless benefits to us. It is considered as one of the most effective home remedies for various hair related problems such as dry scalp, hair thinning, split ends and hair loss.Castor oil is widely used for decades in various beauty treatments. Castor oil, not just only has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties but is also a rich source of various essential proteins, minerals, Ricinoleic Acid and vitamin E.

Some Castor Oil uses are enlisted below, so keep on reading so that you do not miss any of these benefits.

Basics of Skincare Products Part A Essential oils

 Castor Oil Benefits for Skin

  1. Reduces skin inflammation – Castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can heal skin inflammation by directly massaging on the affected area of the skin that has been caused by sunburns, acne, and dry skin.
  2. Fights signs of aging – Castor oil on the application of the skin directly penetrates deep into the epidermis and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. It delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and makes the skin smoother, softer, and younger.
  3. Reduces acne – Where most of the oils tend to clog the pores present in the skin and result in breakouts but castor oil is an exception to this. As Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid that fights off the acne-causing bacteria.
  4. Great Moisturiser – Castor oil is rich in fatty acids which easily penetrate the epidermis and go deep down and hydrates the skin and makes it smooth and supple.
  5. Prevent stretch marks – Stretch marks are a result of excessive stretching of the skin and relatively less availability of elastic tissue. Castor oil contains fatty acids which can reduce the stretch marks.


Castor Oil Benefits for Hair

  1. Promotes Hair Growth – Massaging of Castor oil on scalp boosts up the blood circulation to hair follicles and increase hair growth. It also helps reduce split ends, controls hair breakage, and conditions and moisturizes your hair.
  2. Treats Scalp Infections – Infection of the scalp can lead to dandruff, patchy baldness and itchy scalp. Castor oil has Antifungal and antibacterial properties due to which it can fight away the infection causing organisms.
  3. Prevents Premature Graying of hair – Castor oil contains some essential nutrients which help in keeping the hair in their true form. They can also help in preventing hair loss.
  4. Causes conditioning of Hair – Castor oil is even helpful in treating dry and damaged hair. It locks the moisture in the hair follicles and hair shaft and prevents hair from turning dry and makes them smooth and soft.
  5. Gives you thick hair – Castor oil contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-9 which are known to increase hair growth. Regular use of castor oil increase hair growth and thicken the hair and gives them a natural healthy shine.
  6. Gives longer eyelashes and thick eyebrows – Application of castor oil regularly to eyebrows and eyelashes can stimulate hair growth and will give you eyebrows and eyelashes of your dream.


Castor Oil Benefits for Health

  1. Aids in treating Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout – Presence of Ricinoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid and other fatty acids in castor oil is very useful in treating rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
  2. Regularises menstrual cycle – Ricinoleic Acid present in Castor oil has is very effective and regularises menstrual cycle and menstrual flow.
  3. Helps to relieve pain during menstruation – Presence of Ricinoleic Acid in castor oil also helps in relieving pain during menstruation.
  4. Provides relief from constipation – Castor oil has a strong laxative effect. A laxative is substances that loosen stools and increase bowel movements. Therefore it is used to treat and prevent constipation.
  5. Stimulates secretion of milk in lactating mothers – Castor oil ease and enhance the flow of milk and also increases the quantity of milk in lactating mothers.
  6. Treats back pain – Massaging castor oil on your back is a natural way to get rid of any pain and stiffness.
  7. Speed up sluggish lymphatic system – Castor oil helps in increasing production of white blood cells in the body which are stored in the lymphatic system which impacts the circulatory and digestive system and therefore it helps supporting heart health and curing issues related to the digestive system such as constipation.
  8. Boost body’s immune system – Castor oil has the ability to increase the level of white blood cells in our body which and these cells have an important role in fighting against disease-causing microorganisms and therefore play an important part in health and healing.
  9. Cures allergies – Castor oil is known for its anti-allergic properties as well. Oral ingestion of castor oil can reduce symptoms of allergy.
  10. Labour induction – Castor oil can be used for induction of labor pains in a woman who has gone under the full term. Ricinoleic Acid in castor oil promotes contractions.
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How to Use Rice Water for Beautiful Hair

What is Rice Water?

Rice Water is the water that is left over after washing off rice in preparation for eating. Rice water contains some really beneficial nutrients which are very good for hair and skin. Rice Water can be concentrated or diluted and even fermented to reap most of its benefits.

Benefits of rice water for hair :

  1. Help in increasing the hair growth
  2. Reduces the split ends
  3. Improves the texture and increases the volume of hair
  4. Helps in curing the dandruff
  5. Makes hair shiny, strengthened and soft
  6. Helps in removing lice by killing the Lice and nits instantly

Benefits of rice water for skin :

  1. Great facial cleanser
  2. Helps in toning the skin
  3. Helps in healing the acne
  4. Works great at easing the effects of eczema on the skin
  5. Soothes the rashes, skin inflammation and irritated skin
How to Use Rice Water for Beautiful Hair

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Rice Water for Hair Recipe

There are several amazing quick and easy recipes for preparing a batch of rice water :

  • Remedy 1 : Boiled rice water

This recipe let us to prepare rice water which we can use as a hair rinse.

Ingredients: Water, Rice

Procedure :

  1. Cook 1 cup of rice in 5 cups of water. Here, the catch is that you have to prepare rice as you normally do but the amount of water which you will be adding to the rice should two to three times the amount of water you usually would.
  2. When the rice have cooked you need to strain it out.
  3. The water which is left over is white in color and is rich in many nutrients.
  4. Now take a bowl half full of plain water. Add 3 – 4 tablespoon of the rice water to plain water in the bowl to dilute the strength of the rice water.
  5. Wash your hair with diluted rice water to get smooth and silky hair.
  6. Repeat it once a week.
  • Remedy 2 : Fermented rice water

Fermented rice water is really good for hair because it is seen that the process of fermentation brings the rice water’s pH close to that of the hair’s natural pH. This causes the release of a chemical called pitera that may promote the regeneration of cells.

Ingredients: Water, Rice

Procedure :

  1. We have to prepare fermented rice water just by soaking a half cup of rice into two cups of water for around 2 days. Strain the rice from the water.
  2. You should stop the fermentation when some sour smell starts coming out from the rice water.
  3. Keep this solution in the refrigerator.
  4. Fermented rice water is very potent therefore you should be wise enough to dilute it with 1 – 2 cups of warm water before using it.
  5. After shampooing your hair don’t forget to pour the rice water on your hair. Gently massage your scalp and hair for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Rinse your hair thoroughly with plain water.
  7. Use it once or twice a week.

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The TRUTH about Hypothyroidism 2

What are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and What are its Remedies? : Thyroid Gland is an endocrine gland that is located in the neck and is present in front of the voice box or larynx. It is a butterfly-shaped organ that is composed of two lobes which are connected in the midline by a broad isthmus. Thyroid Gland plays a major function in maintaining the rate of metabolism which is done with the help of iodine-containing thyroid hormones.

Hormones secreted by Thyroid Gland :
  • Free – Thyroxine or Free – T4 or FT4
  • Free – Tri – iodothyronine or Free – T3 or FT3
Among all the hormonal problems, thyroid disorders are the commonest. These disorders can be divided into three major groups :
  1. Hyperthyroidism – Excessive production of Thyroid hormones.
  2. Hypothyroidism – Decreased production of Thyroid hormones.
  3. Goiter – It is represented as multiple nodules or generalized swelling of the Thyroid Gland.
The TRUTH about Hypothyroidism

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What Is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is nothing else but an endocrine disorder. This disorder occurs due to improper functioning of Thyroid Gland which leads to a decreased production of Thyroxine hormone. This decreased production of Thyroxine leads to a hypometabolic clinical state. Due to the insufficient production of Thyroxine hormone Basal Metabolic Rate of the body decreases.

Prevalence of Hypothyroidism
  • The prevalence of hypothyroidism in India is 11%.
  • The incidence of Hypothyroidism is more common in hilly areas due to washing away of iodine from the soil in hilly areas.
  • The incidence of Thyroid disorders is as common in men as in women.
Hypothyroidism can manifest in two forms depending on the age at onset of disorder :
  1. Cretinism or Congenital Hypothyroidism – Severe hypothyroidism during infancy and childhood
  2. Myxoedema – Adulthood hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Causes

  1. Developmental Defects
  2. Genetic Defect In Thyroid Hormone Synthesis
  3. Fetal exposure to Anti – Thyroid drugs
  4. Endemic Cretinism – Occur due to dietary lack of iodine
  5. Hashimoto’s Disease – It is an autoimmune disease in which there occurs an immune response against the Thyroid Gland which leads to decrease in Thyroid function.
  6. Treatment of Hyperactive Thyroid
  7. Change In the structure of Thyroid Gland
  8. Prolonged administration of Anti – Thyroid drugs
  9. Thyroid Cancer
  10. Drug induced – Due to drugs like Carbimazole, Propylthiouracil, Iodine, Amiodarone, Lithium, Interferons, Thalidomide, Sun it inhibits, Rifampicin

Hypothyroidism Symptoms

  1. Dull – dry hair
  2. Dull – dry skin
  3. Hair fall
  4. Swollen face
  5. Swollen eye
  6. Swollen fingers
  7. Fatigue and tiredness
  8. Sleepiness
  9. Weight gain
  10. Difficulty in losing weight
  11. Cold intolerance
  12. Bowel problems (like Constipation)
  13. Hyperlipidemia
  14. Heart problems
  15. Depressed feeling
  16. Hoarse voice
  17. Bradycardia (Slow heart rate)
  18. Menstrual Abnormalities

Hypothyroidism long-term effects?

  • Birth Defects

Untreated thyroid disorders during pregnancy increase the risk of birth defects in newborn infant. Babies who are born to women with untreated thyroid disorders have a greater probability of developing mental and physical issues because thyroid hormones are vital for brain development.

  • Goiter

Goiter is a disease that manifests as swelling of the neck. This swelling occurs when Thyroid Gland enlarges in an effort to produce an adequate amount of hormones to meet the requirements of the body.

  • Heart Problems

Hypothyroidism even in its mildest forms has effects on the heart. This happens because underactive thyroid can increase levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol. Excessive ‘bad cholesterol’ or ‘low-density lipids’ can lead to atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, which can increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Hypothyroidism can also cause retention of fluid around the heart which is also known as pericardial effusion. This retention of fluid around the heart makes it harder for the heart to pump blood.

  • Infertility

Thyroid hormones play an important role in ovulation. Therefore, low levels of Thyroid hormones in the body can affect the ovulation process which further decreases a woman’s chances of conceiving.

  • Mental Health Issues

Untreated hypothyroidism may even precipitate mental illnesses. Hypothyroidism can cause depression. Untreated disorder will lead to a rise in symptoms of Hypothyroidism and intensify the depression. Hypothyroidism is also associated with a gradual decrease in mental functioning.

  • Renal complications

Extreme hypothyroidism decreases the kidney’s function. This occurs due to decreased blood flow to the kidneys. There is a decreased absorption of sodium and increased excretion of water which results in a low level of sodium.

  • Nervous system complications

Hypothyroidism can lead to many problems related to nervous systems, such as muscle weakness or nerve injury. These problems can further lead to breathing difficulties, hoarseness, trouble walking, trouble talking, pain in the hands and feet.

  • Myxedema

Myxedema is a condition of extreme hypothyroidism. This usually occurs when the disorder has progressed for a long time with no treatment. There is an extremely slow metabolism which can eventually land up into a coma. Symptoms of Myxedema include extreme fatigue or cold intolerance. Myxedema is a very rare condition as the symptoms of this disorder cannot go unnoticed. This is a life-threatening disorder and requires immediate medical attention.

The TRUTH about Hypothyroidism 1

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What are the Hypothyroidism Tests?

  1. Blood Test – A blood test is the initial screening test that includes accessing the level of hormones in your body to diagnose whether you have hypothyroidism or not :
  • T4 – Thyroxine
  • T3 – Tri – iodothyronine
  • TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  1. Thyroid Scan
  2. Puncture

Hypothyroidism Treatment

  1. Dietary Approach

It mainly aims at adding iodine to the diet in form of iodized salt. For those who are Non – Vegetarian, seafood like fish, prawns, and crabs are a great option. It is also a wise choice to consult a dietitian.

The TRUTH about Hypothyroidism 2

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  1. Physical Activity

People who are suffering from hypothyroidism should follow a proper workout routine including exercises and walking for at least one hour.

  1. Medication

The therapy suggested by a physician may include Thyroid Hormonal Pills. Oral treatment for hypothyroidism includes daily intake of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, others). This medication restores adequate hormone levels which help in reversing the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Finally, always seek expert help. If you are lucky to have a VLCC center near your home, do visit them. They are having an up to 50% off on health care packages. Check out this link: VLCC Get Well Soon for details!

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Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat

Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat: Sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical exercise, unhealthy eating habits and high-stress levels these all are the culprits for your fat tummy. A flabby tummy can be an issue for people of both fat and lean body types. Fat around your abdomen makes you predisposed to several body ailments. Since there is no shortcut to getting rid of abdominal fat one has to adopt a proper diet, coupled with a good fitness routine in order to solve this issue. Yoga is a cure to almost anything and everything. Regular yoga practice also contributes to physical exercise and is seen to target and reduce abdominal fat.

Here are few yoga poses which you must inculcate in your morning workout regimen:
Padahastasana (Uttanasana) 

It is an intense stretch pose which involves touching your head to knees while standing on the feet. In this exercise, abdominal muscles get completely squeezed while bending forward. This leads to the burning of fat and toning of abdominal muscles.

Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat

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Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana is a back bending yoga asana which includes stretching the muscles of shoulder, thorax, lung, and abdomen. It is great for those looking to lose belly fat. It can also be a cure for your various digestive problems like constipation. If done on a daily basis it might also help you in relieving back pain and respiratory disorder.

Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat

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Suryanamaskar (Sun salutation)

Surya Namaskar in itself consists of 12 different yoga poses. It is an extremely excellent workout for those willing to burn their body fat and reduce their body weight. Surya namaskar works the muscles of the whole body. It involves stretching of neck, shoulder, arms, spine, back, abdomen and legs muscles which aid the fat burn.

Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat

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Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

It is an intense dorsal stretch and is a seated forward bend. It falls as a basic pose of Hatha yoga. It acts as a tummy toning pose. The bend offers a great stretch to the muscles of hips, thighs, and hamstrings.

Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat

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Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana or Urdva Chakrasana is a back bending asana that gives strength to muscles of abdomen, thorax, thigh, throat, inguinal region and ankle. It is an amazing yoga exercise that helps in losing weight and reducing belly fat effectively. Other than weight loss, it can also provide relief from menstrual discomfort, constipation.

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Never forget to consult your doctor or physician before trying any kind of exercise or yoga pose.

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lemon tea benefits

Lemon tea is nothing but the uniquely flavored form of black or green tea to which lemon juice added. Lemon tea is extremely easy to make and just requires few ingredients like tea, lemon juice, and sugar. Lemon tea can be consumed both hot or iced. Both hot and iced tea is a great source of hydration. A squirt of lemon juice in regular black or green tea not just improves the taste but can also provide multiple benefits to the body.

lemon tea benefits

Some of the amazing health benefits are listed below:

  • Reduce the risk of diabetes

Sugary unhealthy beverages increase the risk imbalance of sugar in the body while the presence of Hesperidin in lemon can help in lowering down the high blood sugar. It also increases insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity thus decreasing the overall risk of Type 2 diabetes.

  • Great detoxifier

Lemon tea also acts as a great detoxifier and helps in cleansing the body by excreting harmful toxins out of it.

  • Makes skin healthy

The presence of vitamin C in lemon attributes for its astringent properties that help in getting rid of acne and various other skin problems.

  • Help in fighting cancer

Lemon is known to contain quercetin named flavonoid which is a powerful antioxidant. The powerful antioxidant can help in the suppression of cancer cell growth. Lemon’s anti-inflammatory properties also contribute to its anticancer property.

  • Good for heart

Lemon tea provides protection against cardiovascular diseases to some extent. The presence of flavonoids in it helps in reduction of lipids and prevent the formation of clots in arteries.

Easy Recipe To Prepare Tasty Lemon Tea

Iced Baking Soda – Lemon Tea

  1. Water – 1.5 glass
  2. Sugar – 3 teaspoon (according to taste)
  3. Baking soda – ¼ teaspoon
  4. Tea bag – 2
  5. Lemon juice – 1.5 tablespoon
  1. Take a mixing bowl and add sugar, lemon juice and baking soda to it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well.
  3. Take a pot and boil water in it.
  4. Now steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the flame and pour it into the mixing bowl containing the sugar and lemon juice mixture.
  6. Stir to mix well.
  7. Pour it into a glass and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with ice cubes.
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Yoga for Thyroid

Yoga for Thyroid: Thyroid gland is an extremely important organ which is responsible for the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones help in maintaining the metabolism of the body. Any disorder including hyperactivity or underactivity of butterfly-shaped gland located in front of the neck is known as thyroid disorders. This mainly includes hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism may range from fatigue, weight loss, night sweats, diarrhea to palpitations. Whereas, symptoms of hypothyroidism may range from weight gain, sensitivity to cold, constipation, high cholesterol, slow heart rate to depression.

Medication plays an important role in the treatment of thyroid disorders but it is seen that regular yoga can also help in treating and preventing thyroid disorders.

Yoga for Thyroid

Here are few yoga asanas that might help you in fighting your battle with a thyroid disorder.

Bridge Pose (Setubandhasana)

Step 1: Lie down on your back. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the ground. Keep both the feet apart at some distance. Step 2: Keep your arms close to your body. Your palms should be facing the ground with your fingertips lightly touching the heels.

Step 3: Now press your feet against the floor while lifting your pelvis.

Step 4: Then press your shoulders and arms against the ground while lifting your upper torso.

Step 5: Stay in this position for 10 – 20 seconds and repeat it 10 – 20 times a day.

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Step 1: Lie down on your yoga mat with limbs completely extended and your back touching the ground.

Step 2: Now lift your hips a little off the floor.

Step 3: Now slide your hands below your buttocks with palms facing down.

Step 4: Now you can rest your buttocks on your hands. Keep your forearms and elbows close to your torso.

Step 5: Now press your arms and forearms tightly against the floor.

Step 6: Start lifting your upper torso and head from the floor.

Step 7: After that slowly drop your head in the air towards the floor.

Step 8: Now slowly and steadily try to rest your head on the floor.

Step 9: Stay in this position for 10 – 20 seconds and repeat it 10 – 20 times a day.

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Step 1: Lie down on your yoga mat with your chest, stomach and your lower limbs completely touching the ground.

Step 2: Fold your arms at the level of your elbows while keeping your palms right under your shoulder touching the ground.

Step 3: Now start pushing your palms while raising your chest and neck.

Step 4: Completely straighten your arms. Now slowly extend your neck towards your back.

Step 5: Keep your abdominal muscles tight and engaged while pushing your palms and toes against the ground simultaneously.

Step 6: Stay in this position for 10 – 20 seconds and repeat it 10 – 20 times a day.



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