How Calcium is connected with Insomnia – Sleeplessness???

Till Now we have heard that calcium is the most common mineral in the body, primarily found in bones and teeth. It is essential for maintaining the bone mass necessary to support the skeleton. The body is also constantly using calcium in muscle and nerve functions as well as to carry out functions in the heart. Most calcium is lost through normal bodily processes in the kidneys and colon, with minor amounts lost through sweat and the shedding of hair, fingernails, and skin.

Calcium also plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. If people aren’t getting enough calcium in their diet, the body takes calcium from the bones to ensure normal cell function, which can lead to weakened bones.

Besides this, you will be astonished to know that how calcium levels influences our good night sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week. Insomnia is defined as “An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem continues over time”. Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin. This explains why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods. If you are calcium deficient, the body may not be able to release the required amount, leaving you restless through the night. Ensure that your calcium intake every day is on point.
The recommended amounts of calcium for are as follows: Adults between ages 19 and 50: 1,000 mg of calcium per day. Men aged 51 to 70 years: 1000 mg per day. Women aged 51 to 70: 1200 mg per day. Adults aged 71 and older: 1200 mg per day. Children aged upto 1 year: 250-300 mg per day. Children aged above 1 year: 700-1000 mg per day

Calcium is directly related to our cycles of sleep. In one study, published in the European Neurology Journal, researchers found that calcium levels in the body are higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep, such as the rapid eye movement (REM) phase. The study concluded that disturbances in sleep, especially the absence of REM deep sleep or disturbed REM sleep, are related to a calcium deficiency. Restoration to the normal course of sleep was achieved following the normalization of the blood calcium level. Vice Versa, if you have increased calcium levels then you may feel sleepy all the time.

Calcium Rich Source : The best homely source of calcium is Sesame and Cumin seeds.

How to Intake?? Just eat 1 tablespoon of raw sesame seeds and cumin seeds daily for 1 month in the morning. Remember that it should be raw because once you roast it, almost half of its nutrients are lost. You can also add raw sesame seeds to any side dish to add crunch and flavor. For instance, you can add to vegetable or bean dishes. Another way is to make sesame milk. Like almond milk and hemp milk, you can make your own sesame milk.

How to make Sesame Milk ??? Ingredients: 1 cup of sesame seeds 2 cups of water Directions: Soak 1 cup of sesame seeds in 2 cups of water overnight In the morning, blend the water and seeds until smooth Chill and drink (to retain the fiber) or Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth then serve

Give it a try if you are suffering from serious sleep problem. Don’t depend on sleeping pills. Just try this for a month. It actually works.

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What Will Happen if you QUIT Sugar for 21 days??

As we all know, loosing weight is not that easy. It requires a lot of effort, time and money. Though most of the people fails to get the desired results. Today I will share with you all the least effort which you can put for maximum results.

And that simple way is to quit table sugar. This is not about compromising the sweet tooth. All you need to do is to replace your refined sugar with the healthier alternatives which serves the same purpose, are easily available near you and which you can get at a very low costs.

Refined sugar is the worst food that people are consuming on a daily basis. It is not just unhealthy, but is also very addictive. As per one of the research, sugar refined sugar is 8 times more addictive than COCAINE- which is banned in many countries. Sugar is that one ingredient on which the packaged food industry is thriving on. Coco-Colas, Ready Made juices, Biscuits, Catch-ups, Chocolates, Flavored cereals, etc are all loaded with sugar. Every time we consume refined sugar, our brain releases feel good chemicals. This is the reason we crave for sugary foods again and again. But what if we do not have to cut it down? Just replace it !!

Sugar coming from the natural sources like fruits is not problematic for the body as it comes along with Fibre, Vitamins & Minerals which do not spike the insulin levels and is easily digested. But the refined table sugar that we use comes with lot of chemicals processing and has no nutritional levels. Daily consumption of refined sugar not only increases the fat percentage but also causes wrinkles, dark circles, acne, bad breath,bad teeth and increased risk of Type-2 diabetes.

So why not try natural sugary ingredients which are way healthier than refined sugar for just 21 days and feel the magic. Following are the healthy refined sugar alternatives:

  • Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is derived from coconut palm tree without any extensive refining or use of chemicals. As compared to refined sugar, coconut sugar not only gets easily digested by our body but is also very rich in minerals like- Iron,Potassium, Calcium & Zinc. Even the glycemic index of coconut sugar(35) is much lower than refined sugar(68). Lowe the glycemic index, slower is the sugar release and the better it is. Coconut sugar can be used in the milk, curd, cakes, oat meals and other cereals. You can easily get the coconut sugar from the following amazon link: CLICK HERE TO BUY undefined
  • Dates Sugar: Dates sugar is derived from dates, one of the sweetest foods available. Dates sugar is considered to be one of the healthiest alternatives of sugar which is full of proteins. It is extremely rich in fibres and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also helps in digestion, reduces bad cholesterol and increases the bone density. The Glycemic index of dates sugar is about 45-50 depending upon the variety of dates. This can be added to milk, sweets and cereals. CLICK HERE TO BUY undefined
  • Rock Sugar/Mishri: Tastes exactly like sugar and is highly versatile. It is used in a process of refined sugar just before its chemicalisation. It is rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Dietary Fibre and Anti-Oxidants. It also helps in digestion and increases the hemoglobin levels. It gives the cooling effect to our body. It can be used as the best replacement of sugar. Just make sure you buy the thread mishri and not the crystallized one as it is nothing but the bigger version of refined sugar. CLICK HERE TO BUY undefined
  • Honey: Honey is one food on the planet which has almost the same chemical composition as that of the human blood. Due to this, our body can easily assimilate 100% of nutrients available in honey. Any food when combined with honey can be easily digested. Honey is an amazing alternative of table sugar which is very high in anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Honey is not only good for heart, but it also cut fats and improves mental alertness. CLICK HERE TO BUY undefined
  • Stevia: Stevia is a zero calorie natural sweetener extracted from the stevia plant. Stevia has been used long back in ayurvedic medicine. It is also known as sweet tulsi. The leaves of these plants are absolutely zero calorie and is 25 times naturally sweeter than sugar. This is best for the calorie conscious people for loosing weight. Its glycemic index is ZERO and hence does not spike the blood sugar levels at all. Stevia comes in many forms like dried leaves, sachets, drops. The only drawback of stevia is it leaves the taste for a long time. If that does not bother you, start using it today. CLICK HERE TO BUY undefined
  • Jaggery/Jaggery powder: Jaggery & Jaggery powder has been used since long . Both of these have more nutrients than any other natural sweetener we have discussed above. It has been extracted from sugar cane juice but are least processed. Jaggery is a natural blood purifier, boosts metabolism, detoxes the liver & prevents constipation. If you are facing skin problems, replace sugar with jaggery and you will be surprised to see the results. Jaggery is hot in nature, while jaggery powder has cooling effect. So jaggery is recommended in winters & jaggery powder in summers. Both are readily available in the market. CLICK HERE TO BUY undefined

Replace the refined sugar with any of these ingredients for just 21 days and you will see your body fat reducing, skin glowing and boost in the energy levels.

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Do You Have Low Immunity?????

Today’s fast life has changed people’s living habits a lot. Now there is no fixed schedule for when you eat, when you sleep and when you work. Because of it our body’s functions are disturbed and we are poised to many health related issues. Now the question is how is our living schedule associated with our health. So the simple answer is, it affects our body’s immunity system which is group of organs which protect our body from various infections. Weak immune system is like invitation to many health problems like Arthritis, Diabetes (type 1) and many more.

Low immunity results in many health issues like catching cough and cold every now & then, feeling tired most of the time-Fatigue, skin issues, patchy hair loss, etc. Stress, unhealthy lifestyle & aging are some other causes of weak immune system. But don’t worry, today we will show you 5 ways to boost your immune system naturally.

So, immunity system should not be taken for granted and should actually put an effort to keep it strong. Here are the 5 ways to boost our immune system:-

  • Ashwagandha: An Indian herb, which has so many herbal benefits and which instantly boost immune system.
    • How To use ?? Just take 1 tb of it with 1 glass of hot milk 1 hour before going to bed. If you are having problem in digesting milk just have it with 1 glass of water. undefined
  • Giloy: Giloy and other ayurvedic herb called Amrita which literally translates to the root of immortality. It helps remove the toxins, purifies the blood and helps fighting bad bacteria.
    • How to use: Just add 1 tb of it with 1 glass of Luke warm water and have it empty stomach in the morning. undefined
  • Mint Drink: This is one sweet soft drink to make your immune system stronger.
    • How to make?? Just take 500 ml of water and boil it. Now add half teaspoon of turmeric in it. And add 10-12 leaves of mint. Take it in a glass, let it cool a bit and then add 1 tb of honey in it. This drink has all the antioxidants to fight the infectious microbes in the body. Try to replace with your tea. undefined
  • Turmeric: It boost the immune system through its amazing antioxidants, anti- inflammatory and anti microbial properties.
    • How to use ?? Just add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric into the hot water and have it 1 hour before going to sleep. It will instantly shield your body from infectious microbes. undefined
  • Amla: It has Vitamin C which makes antibodies that fights infections. Vitamin C in 1 Amla is equal to that received from 20 Oranges.
    • How to use?? You can have amla at any time in a day and in any form- raw amla, pickle, juice .undefined

OF course, you need not to have all these together. You can pick any way of your wish and try it for few months. It is also advisable to maintain a healthy and a balanced diet. Include seasonal fruits daily in your diet.

Sit in the sun for at least 10-15 minutes a day which is a source of Vitamin D. Exercise regularly. Minimize the use of junk foods and high sugary foods. Drink sufficient water to naturally flush out the toxins and detox the body. Maintain proper sleep schedule. Do not excessively indulge in smoking or drinking.

Thanks for reading.

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I Am Sure You Are Drinking Water In Wrong Ways

Approximately two third of our body consist of water. So for the proper functioning of organs, adequate water is must. However, when the same water is consumed in the wrong way becomes the reason for the most shocking health issues like:

  • Migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Weak Digestion
  • Skin Allergies
  • Hair Fall
  • Lethargy
  • Heart Dysfunction
  • Kidney Problems

The sad part is 99% of the people are drinking water in the wrong way due to which they are unintentionally harming their body rather than getting benefits from the same. For absorption of nutrients that comes from Carbs, Proteins & Fats, body needs water. Because water is most important, we can’t drink it in the manner we want to.

5 Reasons You Are Drinking Water In Wrong Way:

  • Drinking water Before & After Meals – This is the worst part. Because when we eat our meals our body’s temperature rises for better digestion and drinking water immediately after the meals instantly dilutes the gastric juices reducing the body’s ability to digest food. Hence the food is not able to get digest properly and it rots within the system. And when the food rots, the body fails to absorb the nutrients from it ultimately leading to problems like Bloating, Gas & Acidity. That is the reason why people are found complaining about not being able to remain healthy inspite of eating healthy.
  • Gulping Down the Water Its hard to believe, but the way water enters our body matters a lot. The function of water is to absorb nutrients and to remove the unwanted elements from the body. By drinking water too fast the body may not accept the water and it may shunt out through urine. Our stomach is acidic in nature whereas our mouth has saliva which is alkaline in nature which stabilizes the acid in stomach. When we gulp large amount of water, very less saliva gets absorbed in water, Hence saliva- the stabilizer cant reach our stomach in desired quantity resulting in acidic atmosphere in the stomach. This probably may lead to gain in weight. So drink water slowly & sip wise. undefined
  • Drinking Chilled WaterIf you are grabbing a chilled bottle from refrigerator to quench your thirst then stop it right now. It not only cause Sore Throat but has many other demerits too : 1. Shrinks the Blood Vessels resulting in serious digestion problems. 2. Solidifies the fats in the food, making it difficult for the body to break down the unwanted fats. 3. Aggravates Joint Pain. 4. Heart Pain. Hence, one should drink water at room temperature. Luke warm water is even better. Or start using earthen pots which not only cools the water but also balances its pH levels thereby removing impurities.
  • Drinking Too Much WaterDon’t drink water forcefully even if you are not thirsty. Of course water is essential for hydration but excess of anything is harmful. Excess water amounts to dilution of salts and other electrolytes in our body. The major function of sodium is to balance the fluid in and around the cells. Dilution of sodium may amount to swelling as liquid moves from blood to inner of cells. In case if liquid enters your brain cells, it may be dangerous.
  • Drinking While Standing Now a days people drink water not just in a standing position, but also while walking, running & talking. While we drink water in standing position, our kidneys are unable to filter water properly & possibly our body can’t absorb the fluid properly . This may become the reason for Joint Pains & Arthritis. Hence it is best to sit down and drink water slowly. undefined
  • When, How Much & In Which Utensil you should drink water Whenever you feel thirsty, you should drink water. But the most preferable time to drink water is immediately after waking up. That is the time when you should never skip water as in the morning we have a lot of saliva and what saliva does is we know now. There should be gap of 40 minutes before the meal and 1.5 hours after the meal for drinking water. How Much water to drink depends from individual’s body need, physical work and climate. Normally 2.5 to 3 litres a day is considered best. From Which Utensils – Water can be consumed in any utensils. But if you drink in copper vessel, the benefits get multiplied. Keep water overnight in copper vessel and drink immediately after waking up. It is the best time. Drink this water for 3 months and see the magic.

Water is Panacea if it is drunk in the right way !!!

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