Monday, 16 July 2018

15 Things happen in your body when you eat turmeric every day



15 Things happen in your body when you eat turmeric every day


Turmeric is tuberous hard root. Purposely turmeric is known as popular spices. Turmeric adds a golden touch to your cuisine. Botanically turmeric is called as "Curcuma longa" and belongs to the ginger family "Zingiberaceae". The botanical name derived from the word "Curcumin" which is a compound in turmeric.


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Turmeric contains at least 200 compounds among which a very important component "Curcumin" that contribute 3 percent of its natural concentration which is not pretty high. Curcumin is the component which you can find only in turmeric. Curcumin gives this spice its color.

The easiest way to absorb curcumin in the body is by adding turmeric to our daily food and drink. Curcumin is fat-soluble, hence boost absorption if taken with the fatty meal.

Before we dive into these benefits of turmeric, let's see which turmeric forms are most available and benefits you in most form. Turmeric is most available in powdered and whole turmeric root form. You will find turmeric in other forms like pressed, extract and supplement forms which provides you uncountable preventive and healing properties.


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Powdered turmeric


1. Turmeric aids in digestion

Turmeric helps to produce good bacteria for stomach digestion. And also prevents overproduction of acids and bile which prevents bloating. To enjoy this benefit you must consume one teaspoon of turmeric in a day through the daily food you consume.

2. Turmeric reduces inflammation

Inflammation is the main cause of many health diseases like cancer, arthritis, heart diseases, etc. Many people opt to drugs like NSAID to reduce inflammation eventually the pain. These drugs temporarily give relief but they can cause side effects like liver problems, stomach ulcers, allergic reactions including rashes, etc.

Here comes natural remedy for inflammation, turmeric possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric treats inflammatory diseases and gives complete relief.

Turmeric gives uncountably uses for inflamed skin, wound, and internal organ when consumed in its pure decoction form.

3. Turmeric possesses high antioxidant

Free radical in body combines with healthy cells, fatty acids or proteins and then stress up which cause diseases. Aging is the most common sign of oxidative damage.

Turmeric has a potent antioxidant property which has the ability to neutralize the free radicals formed in the body and prevents aging.

Take 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, let it boil for 10 minutes. Let it cool till lukewarm, drink this decoction daily to get relief from oxidative stress.

4. Turmeric helpful for arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common forms of chronic joint pain, which actually affected millions of people around the world. Arthritis is commonly seen in aged patients.

Turmeric help reduces pain and stiffness in the arthritic patients due to its anti-inflammatory property.

To get the best result make a thick paste of turmeric and ginger and add adequate water. Apply this paste on the affected area.

5. Turmeric act as a natural liver detoxifier

Turmeric contains compounds which enhance production of liver enzymes that detoxify our blood in the liver. This detoxifying property of turmeric gives magical hands for our body to be cleaned inside out.
Being the sure source for anti-microbial activity turmeric turned a natural detoxifier for internal organs like liver when your body receives turmeric in a readily absorbable form that goes into blood and pass to the liver to assist it in detoxifying. Curcumin enhances production and activity of glutathione a potent antioxidant.

6. Turmeric helps in weight management

Weight gain is another problem of the calorie imbalance in the body. The bioactive compounds in turmeric like curcuminoids prevent fat accumulation in the adipose tissues. This can be useful in avoiding further weight gain or developing belly fat.

Weight loss promoting property in turmeric makes similar to green tea through thermogenesis. Ginger also possess this property due to the presence of thermogenic components like gingerols.

To get this result, add one teaspoon of turmeric powder into the glass of warm water. Mix it well and drink this decoction daily until you get the desirable result.

7. Turmeric lowers the risk of DVT

DVT is deep vein thrombosis in which the blood flow through the veins is obstructed due to the formed blood clots and most commonly it appears on legs. Thrombosis can lead to heart stroke, pulmonary embolism which can be fatal.

Turmeric contains curcumin which on a study found to be anti-coagulant which protects the formation of thrombus. In particular, curcumin oil is the safe agent for treating vascular thrombosis.
You can use turmeric in the form of paste or oil on affected areas to get relief from DVT.

8. Turmeric improves memory and staves off brain diseases

The study revealed curcumin is fat-soluble and it is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. Brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, amnesia, etc are noncurable but study suggested that symptoms can be reduced by a few medicines of allopathic or ayurvedic.

During the study of turmeric, similar results came up like medicines to boost memory and relieves stress. Curcumin interestingly increases brain levels of Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) a type of growth hormone that functions in the brain.

Curcumin helps to get rid off the amyloid plaques which is developed in Alzheimer patients. Curcumin enhances serotonin levels in the brain and relaxes the brain muscles, makes the mood happy.

To improve memory power drink turmeric decoction on daily basis.

9. Turmeric relieves pain and swelling

Therapeutic properties of turmeric relieve sprains, strains and all kind of pains. Turmeric is used from ancestor times to relieve pain and swelling. This magical benefits of turmeric appear because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.
I recommend consuming turmeric with black pepper so it enhances the absorption of turmeric and enjoy these benefits.

10. Turmeric reduces the risk of cancer

Cancer is a deadly disease of abnormal growth of body cells and spread from one organ to other. Turmeric has been studied for its potential in reducing the risk of cancer. Turmeric reduces the growth of new blood vessels which promote cancerous cells to grow and spread.

11. Turmeric prevents Cold and infection

Turmeric possesses antibacterial property. Turmeric roots contain other curcuminoids like desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin which helps combat germs, fungi, and bacteria and prevent the body from an infection.

Turmeric acts against many types of fungi, bacterias like E-coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, H. Pylori, etc

12. Turmeric prevents heart diseases

Heart disease is the most leading cause of death. Heart disease main etiology lies dysfunctioning of the pumping system, endothelium dysfunction or blood clotting.

The researcher studied and proved that curcumin in turmeric improves the functioning of blood vessels or especially endothelium and thus prevent any heart diseases.

#note: Those who are on medications of anticoagulants and antihypertensive drugs or people who have naturally low blood pressure, should be careful while consuming turmeric.

13. Turmeric gives fair complexion and prevents acne

Turmeric possesses skin lightening and anti-scar properties. Turmeric controls melanin production and thus makes your skin look lighter and brighter.

Turmeric has an antibacterial property which aids acne reduction. In addition to this, the anti-inflammatory property of turmeric treats redness and inflammation of the skin around acne.

Drinking turmeric milk will definitely give a glow to your skin and keep your skin away from acne and other diseases.


14. Turmeric alleviates nausea

Nausea feeling is really hard to eliminate once started while you sick. Turmeric possesses compounds like phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals which procures healthy brain chemistry and hence, eases mental causes of nausea like stress and anxiety.

15. Turmeric delays diabetes

Turmeric helps in maintaining the insulin level in the body. It also decreases and controls glucose level in the blood.
Chances of diabetes are reduced if you consume turmeric with the amount required to the body.

I hope this article makes a clear thought that turmeric is the best for your good health. If you have any concerns or feedback then please comment below.


Sources:


  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=curcumin
  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006899306027144
  • https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/how-turmeric-can-help-in-thrombosis

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Trip To Sula Vineyard

The best time to visit Sula vineyard or any winery is always Jan to march, and experience an immersive living a day at the winery. Sula Vineyard is a most popular winery in India which was established in the year 1999 and Sula brand is one of the most sold wine in India. Sula Vineyard is a perfect gateway on Sunday morning; top-notch road trip, acres of land of grape vines planted, countryside views, a wine factory and wine tasting.

Sula wines

Sula also presents a fest annually wherein you can enjoy many events of art, music, food, and dance and grapes stomping are most approachable part of this fest. In Sula fest, they arrange lots of activities and cultural events and of course more classy wines. We have visited in the month of May and missed some of Sula perks.

The trip to Sula vineyard was a sudden weekend plan, I was very excited to visit a vineyard for the very first time. Sula is the pleasurable place for the wine lover and nature lover.

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The Sula

"Sula Vineyard" is the beautiful winery and vineyard built on 30 acres of land which is located at the Gangapur area near outskirt of Nashik, Maharashtra. 'Nashik' is called as the wine capital of India, which is a very proud thing for all nashikkars. Sula Vineyard is the major contributor to owe this title. Hotel "Beyond By Sula" entitles stay facility, located a short distance from the vineyard with beautiful lake views of Gangapur. Another one is "The Source at Sula" with unbeatable scenic views, relaxing at poolside, rejuvenating at spa these all add for a tiny bit of luxury.


How to reach Sula

Sula is tucked at gloomy greenery vineyard and away from the chaos of Nashik city. We all in total 10 people and we drove down right from Navi Mumbai to our destination Sula Vineyard. We have taken Toyota Innova and Tata Hexa to travel all the way to Sula. The distance from Navi Mumbai to Sula Vineyard is 180 km, google map navigation helped us out to reach there. No need to enter the Nashik city, road signs were pointing towards Sula vineyard and made the way easier for us.

We started at 7:30 AM from Navi Mumbai drove via Mumbai-Nashik expressway and reached around 11:30 AM, in mid of the way we halt twice for breaks and grab some tea and snack. Journey took complete 4 hours to reach Sula.

The roads were little steep and with shabby lanes. For a fleeting moment serene view of Nashik lanes taken my breath away. With each passing road signs to Sula, my excitation goes up. Finally passing through a small lane we entered into the parking lot of the vineyard. After parking the vehicle we could see Sula's logo of bright yellow color with a unique tilak(U shape) on a sun forehead and with the twirled mustache on a sun face.

The Tour

We have taken many snaps at the entrance with different poses and girls as usual ready with sassy boomerangs and selfies. Lazy reception greeted us to enter the booking area and souvenir store.
The tour to the whole Sula Vineyard taken by their staff guides into batches of around 30 people.

The Sula Vineyard tour ticket cost depends upon your choice to only tour or tour with tasting wines. If you want to go with tour guide plus tasting session then it will cost you Rs 450/person otherwise if you choose only tour guide then Rs 150/person. We were placed for 1 to 1:30 PM batch for tour guide plus wine tasting. Till then we got refreshed and taken shoots, some in cameras and some in DSLR.

Tour of factory runs every hour between 11:30 to 5:30 for an exclusive guide to a winery. The tour guide took us from an entrance to manufacturing area of wine explaining their brand name came up, a brief history about entrepreneur behind Sula, dismissive wave of the hand towards Sula Vineyard, etc.

Sula wines

Next, he explained the process of winemaking and storage. Tour guide started from harvesting, pressing, extraction process, explaining big machinery for the same, and fermentation process. During fermentation how yeast converts sugars in grapes into alcohol and barrels used to keep the fermenting product to mature for months or years. A quick walk through all brewing room explaining the process side by. Maintaining fermentation temperature around 15-19 degree Celcius and these temperature varies on types of wines. There were two types of barrels shown to us, one French oak barrel and another one was American barrel. We came to understand hat each of those barrels costs around 80,000 to source and gave the glimpse for bottling area. The cost to make different types of wines estimated, different preparation techniques previously used, the difference between mild and strong wines, bottling procedure for wines, etc. these all nugget of information was worth gaining in this tour.

Sula Vineyard

The sula vineyard

Sula trip


Wine making process


Wine storage

I have clicked these pictures so that will help my blog readers to understand winemaking process better.

Tasting of wines

Here comes the most interesting part of the tour "Wine tasting session". They allowed us to taste all six wines, 4 were Still wines and 2 were Sparkling wines. Wine types included white wine, red wines, and transparent wine. If you had never been to a winery or this wine tasting is your first-time experience than first try white wines or lighter wines unless you like red wine personally.

Recommended to read: Wine as a belly fat burner

Sula wine tasting

Wine pourer began teaching us wine etiquettes like holding a wine glass(hold the glass by the stem, not by cup), give each wine poured a little swirl, sniffle, and sip. Swirling of wine place an important role as this allows oxygen to get into wine and brings the bouquet of stored aromas up from the wine.  Among all six I liked Sparkling White wine during the tasting or else I can say that I can bear only sparkling white wine for long. After taking wines into mouth I wished there was spittoon around😝.

Evergreen Vineyard

Alluring vineyard filled with lively grape vines all over the land. Multiple long rows of wines ended with some rose bushes which gives the indication that grape wines need more attention or not. This is because rose bush is easily susceptible to plant diseases than grape vines. If the rose bush isn't healthy than this grape wine needs immediate attention to prevent from diseases or damages. If the rose bushes are healthy than it indicates a more good quality of grapes. In short, rose bushes act as the saviour of wines.
Sula winery and vineyard

Restaurant

Restaurants at Sula Vineyard comprehended of "Soma by Sula"- the Indian restaurant and "Little Italy by Sula"- serving Italian cuisine. Instead of visiting these nearby restaurants, one of our friends from the group recommended visiting his known restaurant "Aaichya Gavat". This restaurant serves typical Konkani cuisine and mesmerized us with their spicy Konkani taste. The staff of the restaurant chit-chatting with us more or less about Nashik beauty and other wineries in Nashik. After lunch there, we paced straight to the market for the main highway and headed towards Mumbai to return to our home.

I am grateful to live in a digital world, especially when it comes to navigation apps which helped us to reach home as early as possible.

I hope my tour to Sula Vineyard helps you to give a guide and glance of it if for the first time you go. For more such pictures of Sula Vineyard please visit my Instagram account- @pram_s20
Most important tip for you - have fun!!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Best 2018 Acne Treatments Available

Acne is incurable, but it doesn't mean you will be having acne throughout your life. There are so many acne treatments, proven effective and available. As I shared acne myth and facts with you in my late blog posts. Once you take your acne problem to the doctor, he or she will ask for medical history or since how long you facing this acne issue and will try to diagnose the type of Acne. Treatment of acne differs on the basis of a type of your acne and etiology. Without eliminating the cause of your acne condition, you will never get rid of your acne.

We the humans are exposed to many toxins(crap) in a day. Our body starts to load with toxins internally as well as externally through many ways. The body gets rid of these through an elimination process via organs like liver, the lungs, kidneys, the colon, the skin which supports the elimination. Kidneys are the main organ plays important role in the elimination of toxins. The liver cleanses the blood and send the toxins to the kidney for further filter and get excreted from the body through urine or stool. When both kidney and liver did their work and if get overloaded they send the toxins to the skin. Skin releases toxin through sebum and sweats. The mixture of bacteria, sebum and sweat blocks the skin pore, makes the skin inflamed from inside and some other causes of acne are infections. Treatment of acne with medicine nowadays is they are not treating the root cause of acne instead providing superficial relief from the symptoms of acne. Some of the medicine gives a dry skin by suppressing the oil gland and underneath the bacterial infection.


Acne appearance takes place where Hormonal irregularities + Genetic tendencies + Toxins load = Acne; when either of these or all these exist in the body. For teenagers acne, mainly hormone disturbance is responsible, whereas in adults acne can be due to their genetic appearance or toxin build up. Unfortunately, genetics are not under your control and controlling bodies hormonal change is very difficult. Thankfully, toxin build-up is one of the main reason that contributes to acne can be controlled. Always keep in mind that what may work for one person but that same treatment may not work for others.
Image Credit: Pixabay


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is Traditional Chinese Medicine method and drove from the eastern region that has been followed to treat acne. Before proceeding to treat acne of any individual, the acupuncturist must determine the root cause
of acne for that person. Acupuncture not only treats acne but also proven beneficial for stress management, relaxing body, menstrual irregularities, and other conditions like nausea, vomiting, etc. where it may be useful as an alternative treatment option, since ages.

Acupuncture in India Costs around 200 to 1,500 rupees only, which is cost effective. Anyone wish to seek acupuncture therapy can book the appointment by clicking here.
Skincare

Laser treatment

Laser therapy is performed at doctor's clinic to treat mild to moderate acne or acne scars. Laser treatment claimed best for severe cystic acne and deep acne. Laser treatment works by heating hemoglobin in the blood capillaries beneath the affected acne or scar skin, which sheds the upper layer of skin, gives new healthy glowing skin.

Laser treatment is of 3 types and they are categorized based on color and wavelength of light:
1. Pulsed- dye lasers (PDL).
2. Potassium titanyl phosphate lasers (KTP)
3. Infrared Lasers
A laser emits intense monochromatic light, which has high-intensity on one and on other substance no effects of those light. Removal of blemishes through laser lights, the process called as photothermolysis. This laser treatment is also helpful to reduce future breakouts.

Laser treatment is way more costly than any other acne treatments, it makes far from ideal. In terms of duration to treat acne through laser requires more than two visits(at least three visits). Not this treatment option never give 100 percent of the result.

Laser treatment is preferably successful for the whiter skin as compared to darker skin. Likewise, more sensitive skin, less likely treatment to be successful. Laser treatment is not considered first-line treatment for active acne.
In some sensitive cases, patients experience pain and discomfort during the treatment. Some of the side effects are:
1. Redness and peeling
2. Crusting
3. Blistering
4. Bruising
5. Darkening of skin

Chemical peel

Chemical peels are the chemical based solution which forms a thin layer on your skin and removes off the old damaged skin so that new skin layers can grow over there. This solution contains
Chemical peels are categorized into three types based on acid strength are —1. Superficial 2. Medium 3. Deep peels. Superficial peels are used for the treatment of mild acne, medium peels used for the treatment of acne and mild acne scars, and deep peels are usually only used to treat permanent acne scars and hyperpigmentation(to lighten but not completely vanish).
Superficial peels are lower acids strengths than medium and deep peels. Most commonly used acids are Glycolic acid and Salicylic acids at a concentration of 10% to 30%.  Superficial peels are available at the medical store as over-the-counter and at an esthetician salon. To buy Superficial or OTC chemical peel online, check here Cosmoderm Professional Chemical Peel, Rejsol Under Eye Peel, and Glycolic Acid Peel with Kojic acid. These peels are recommended by renowned dermatologists at acne.org.

However, medium and deep peels could be used under the supervision of professional health care or provider.

Chemical peels in treating acne are more effective in people with lighter skin tone. Whereas, people with darker skin tone before using chemical peels for treating acne first need to consult with doctors. Then proceed carefully when it comes to a chemical peel.
Side effects:
1. Skin burn
2. Irritation
3. Small bumps (lasts for hours)
4. Bruising
In more sensitive case bleeding occurs.

Topical antibiotics

Antibiotic kills the bacteria, presents on the acne. This treatment of topical antibiotic will also depend on the cause of acne. Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor can often be an oral and topical antibiotic. On the matter of topical antibiotics, Clindamycin and erythromycin have become popular. If you have moderate to severe acne which has not got better with topical antibiotics then doctors choose treating acne with retinoids. Commonly prescribed retinoid by doctors includes Adapalene and Tretinoin. Here is the best retinoid cream prescribed by a physician and aesthetic https://amzn.to/2wXLrGV.

If you considering antibiotic treatment then make sure you complete your course despite missing any dose. There are evidence antibiotic reports failure and develop resistant if continued antibiotic treatment for longer. It means bacteria become immune to the effects of antibiotic over time and antibiotic fails to kill bacteria.

OTC Medications

OTC medication can treat mild acne. Most of OTC drug contains at least one of following ingredients.

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Sulfur
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Glycolic Acid
Soaps commonly prescribed by the doctors is Perobar(Benzoyl Peroxide), Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing bar, and few more. These soaps efficiently clear the skin of excess oil and germs(bacteria) without drying out your skin too much. People who have sensitive skin type, use Cetaphil face wash or Cetaphil cleansing bar.



The scars from the previous acne linger on your skin, sometimes tends to get permanent. Treatment of scars is more or less related to acne treatment. When it comes to the treatment of acne, it's all about trial and error if you or your doctor couldn't find the cause of acne.

Dermabrasion and Microabrasion

Dermabrasion is the special treatment for facial skin, especially performed for the scar treatment. In dermabrasion surface layer of skin is skimmed with the help of an instrument. This is performed in the doctor's office. Dermabrasion is feasibly performed on all skin tones and texture, which is then cleaned thoroughly.

Daily regimen for good skin care will be shared with you soon. Till then stay glued with Eureka Of Life.

Related:
Types of acne

Acne myths and facts
Sources:
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acne/treatment/
  • https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-dermabrasion#1
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3366450/

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Best ways to protect your skin from summer

Hot summer or bikini season is here. Well! many of us are contemplating how we're going to protect our skin in this summer. Today, I'll be sharing few of the ways to protect our skin in a hot summer season. To enjoy summer perks along diligent routine, you need to protect your skin from dreadful sunrays as well as from UV rays. Afternoon summer heat stroke can be even more brutal to our skin and tan us.


Sun protection

It's not only sun damage your skin but also weather change leads to heat rashes, inflamed skin, and itchy skin, which is due to trapped sweat ducts. In summer, skin is more subjected to dehydration, therefore, skin care is quite important in a summer season.



Image source- flicker

1. Cover your face with fine cloth when out in the sun

Carry your scarfs during peak hours of summer days. Tieing a scarf on the face gives a protective shield from direct sun exposure as well as from pollution. For men, cover the face with a face mask.

2. Wear your Sunscreen

Stepping out in summer could be very difficult if considered sunburn, skin cancers, and other skin diseases. But thanks to the invention of sunscreen products, we no longer have to stress about getting the tanned skin or about aging. Protective shield to your skin is efficiently given by sunscreen, to avoid scorching bad sunrays hit to your skin. Application of sunscreen should be beyond your face.

Related article: 
Exclusive natural ways to remove suntan 

When you consider buying sunscreen for the external summer heat, minimum Sun Protecting Factor(SPF) of 30 to protect your skin from tanning, aging, and skin cancer due to harmful UV rays. Even if you want to stay home apply sunscreen of min 15 SPF. Click here to buy the best sunscreen at the discounted price- https://amzn.to/2rrIhW4https://amzn.to/2HX9ivzhttps://amzn.to/2KFovit

#Tip: Apply Sunscreen at least before 30 minutes you step out from the house.

3. Avoid exercise at a high time

An ideal time to exercise is early in the morning or later in the evening during summer time. Exercise in high temperature during the summer days can leave you completely dehydrated and this may affect your health.

4. Avoid travelling in summer

If you are a traveller, plan your trip in calm or normal climate. If you travel in summer on its peak hours that will leave your skin tanned and skin burned, thereby which develops the risk of skin cancer.
Also, avoid trips to tropical climate during summer. Enjoy going to the cold places to save yourself with heat waves.


5. Stay in Shade

Hottest hours of the day in summer are in between 10 am to 3:30 pm. Keep yourself under shade during these hours.

6. Wear light color clothes

Ditch your overly dark, bright, complicated and heavy clothes to wear instead wear light colors( like yellow or white) clothes to make you cool. Use the fabric which not overheat you.

7. Try to cover your head from the direct sun

If you are insistent upon travelling to beaches, pools or deserts, despite from the direct sun you can cover head with a hat.

8. Put your eye protection glasses

Eyes are the delicate organ which needs to be protected with special attention. The skin around eyes are prone to faster aging if exposed directly to the sun, so wear sunglasses to prevent aging. If eyes get constant UV rays(especially UVB rays) exposure there increases chances of developing a cataract. So it's really very important not to only buy sunglasses but buy sunglasses with protection.


9. Stay Hydrated

How much water should be drunk to keep your body hydrated?? This is a pretty basic question and answer to this is, a normal healthy person should drink 8 glasses of water which is equal to approx 2 liters. As per the study conducted in Europe and published in 2011, about 20 percent of daily water in the body needs to come from fruits, vegetables, and other foods to stay hydrated naturally. If you not sure you're hydrated or not then please check your urine(check this article to know how your urine tells about your health)

Always carry a water bottle with you when travelling. If you have the desk job, always keep one water bottle right in front of your eyes to remind drinking water at regular intervals. Consume fruits that contain maximum water percentage to maintain hydration level on daily basis. Fruits like Watermelon, grapefruit, strawberries, peaches, pineapple, etc.


10. Cover most part of your body

To prevent from tanning and other skin damages, always wear full clothes like full sleeve t-shirt, full pants, and try to cover most part of your body in summer. If you heading to a beach, wear a wide-brimmed hat so that your head is covered and protected from UV rays.

11. Clean your face twice a day

A face is the most exposed skin part and gives the surface to bacteria and other pollutants to stay. Clean your face gently with mild face wash twice a day. Again use of face wash totally depends on your skin type. Check some good face washes here depending on skin types- https://amzn.to/2KMFMXg (for men), https://amzn.to/2jH04oQhttps://amzn.to/2JYZUny (for oily skin), https://amzn.to/2I0qpfW (for normal skin) https://amzn.to/2rswCpT (for all types of skin).

Gently pat your face with a cold cloth or mist during the daytime to soothe and leave face cleaned. Use face wipes during working hours and get refreshed by revitalizing your skin. Check here to buy face wipes- https://amzn.to/2rsU337

Exfoliation is the necessary step in skin care routine, especially in summer. Exfoliate the skin in morning before applying toner, moisturizer to give deep cleaning and do this twice a month for normal skin. After exfoliation of skin, don't forget to seal in moisture by applying a moisturizer over the body.


12. Shower after pool bath

Shower after swimming clears off irritants and chlorine from your body and protect your skin from itching and peeling.

Related article:
5 Brilliant ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar
The above-mentioned protection tips for your skin in summer are easy and simple to adapt to skin care routine and you can beat this summer hardship and enjoy summer perks.

I hope you find this post helpful for summer if any concerns drop your comment below.
Happy summer!!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Malaria— Sign and symptoms you should aware of

Well, the climate change is the mere representation of inviting parasitic infection. As we all know Monsoons are the epidemic season for Malaria. Over less period of time, malaria has become a significant global threat. To stop the spread of malaria in the area, everyone out there should aware of sign and symptoms of malaria so that treatment and precautions to be taken and reduce the spread of disease. Malaria is a serious blood disease caused by the single-cell parasite called Plasmodium parasite, which is spread from person to person by a particular type of mosquito.

Female mosquitoes only spread the malarial parasite. When a female mosquito bites a person who is already infected with malaria, and it carries the parasite which presents in the blood of that person. When that female mosquito bites it's next victims, accidentally injects the parasite into that person. This how malaria spreads.

Symptoms of malaria begin after 10 to 28 days after infection, in spite a person may feel ill as early as 7 days or as late as 1 year later. In case of a non-immune individual, symptoms usually appear in 10- 15 days after infection. The initial symptoms of Malaria include—


  • Fever (High Temperature)
  • A headache
  • Sweating
  • Shaking chills
  • Vomiting
More often patient get confused between Flu and Malaria because initial symptoms of  Malaria are quite same of Flu. As these symptoms are mild and make it difficult for the doctors to identify as Malaria. 

Later, furthermore, symptoms include—
  • Body muscle pain
  • Generally unwell feeling
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Drop in blood pressure and dizziness
  • Loss of Appetite
Most serious Malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum and carried by Anopheles genus mosquitoes. 


Malaria treatment


Other Complications 

If immediate attention and treatment not taken then it can develop to severe and life-threatening complications like can result in any organ failure, enlargement of spleen, dry cough, and severe breathing issues.

Malaria if not treated can cause serious complications like Anemia, malarial parasites destroy RBC's (red blood cells) and they fail to carry enough oxygen to muscles and organs. Malaria can also develop jaundice because of loss of red blood cells.


Malaria in the rare case can affect the brain and develop cerebral malaria. Cerebral malaria is the condition in which malarial parasite attacks brain cells and cause them to swell and sometimes it leads to permanent brain damage.

If malaria is not treated promptly malaria parasite can cause infection over kidney and in a severe case can lead to kidney failure.


How to be sure of Malaria?

If you see these symptoms, it is advisable to get the blood test done. Early diagnosis of malaria and treatment of it reduces the risk of epidemic spread and prevent deaths. The surest way to diagnose malaria for your health care provider is by microscopic examination of a blood smear using Giemsa's stain. Another way to get sure is "Rapid Diagnostic Test for malaria". Unlike microscopy method, the rapid diagnostic test requires little training and the result is available after 15 to 30 minutes.


Sign and symptoms of malaria
Image source: stockvault


Is Malaria contagious?

Malaria is not contagious from person to person like flu or a cold and it's not sexually transmitted.

Malaria claims the lives of  4,55,000 people per year — 90 percent of those in Africa. The malaria vaccine is still under development as per scientists.


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Treatment of Dengue

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Preventions

  • As per WHO "Vactor control is the main way to prevent and reduce malaria transmission." Two forms of vector control- insecticide-treated mosquito nets and other one is indoor residual spraying.
  • Go-for full sleeve clothing, if you traveling to malaria-prone areas.
  • Stagnant water gives the breeding platform to mosquitoes, hence, not allow water to collect on any corner or puddles near your home during monsoons.

I hope you found helpful reading this post, thank you for your time. If you have any other helpful tips, queries or information about this disease, reach out to me by comments.

Sources:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/malaria/symptoms/
http://www.who.int/features/qa/10/en/
https://www.malarianomore.org/support
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/93/12/14-151167/en/

Sunday, 15 April 2018

World's Youngest CEO — Suhas Gopinath

World's Youngest CEO — Suhas Gopinath at the age of 14 has established an IT company named Global Inc. At the age of 17, Suhas Gopinath has become CEO of his own company Globals Inc— an IT service company. Most of the teenagers at 17 years of age enjoy adolescence through social media, friends, games, and studies; whereas Suhas Gopinath already recognized as Youngest CEO.


Youngest CEO
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Suhas Gopinath is from middle-class family situated in Bangalore, India and also started his career from there itself. His father was defense scientist and mother a house maker. He has done Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science and Technology from MS Ramaiah Institute of Information Technology. He completed his Diploma course at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Suhas Gopinath at his early age was fascinated with the glory of the internet. He studied his school from Air Force school in Mathikere. At the age of 14, Suhas learned making website through the books of that genre available to him. By the time he made his own website entitled "www.coolhindustan.com" at the nearby cyber cafe from his house. Internet was very expensive during his time; i.e. by 2000, he cannot afford that much money so he made a barter deal with the shop owner, by the time owner goes for lunch or break, Suhas will look after and use his internet for free. This way he started his journey of success.

"I was overwhelmed by the World of Internet. It becomes a passion.Though my parents were completely against it, I would spend hours before the computer. My elder brother Shreyas encouraged a lot. I learned HTML, ASP and every possible software at the cyber cafe," recalls Suhas.

Suhas Gopinath is being passionate about innovation and technology, Indian law restricted him to start a company at age of 17, then he was forced to register the company at Sane Jose, California in 2000. Suhas Gopinath bestowed as the youngest member ever of World Economic Forum's history.


Suhas Gopinath

Suhas Gopinath has been recognized as a "Youngest Global Leader" for 2008-2009 by World Economic Forum. Suhas use to sit in ICT advisory boards of World Bank Groups at the age of 22. He is also the member of  Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Social Peace Foundations, IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship cell and more. We need to unpack the surpassing ideas of great CEO to be a great CEO.

In today's world, Globals Inc. is the multinational company with the approx profit over 1$ million annually. Globals Inc now spread worldwide in 11 countries namely India, United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Singapore, Africa, the Middle East and has over 600 employees in India and more than 100 abroad.

Global Incan IT service industry have the main interest in marked areas of Education, Financial Services, Government, Independent Software Vendors (ISV's), and Media and Online Services. Globals Inc has the new featured project in the healthcare sector where they provided online healthcare platform that enables doctors to offer consultation to non-emergency, non-critical patients online and will facilitate doctors to manage their appointments and patients portfolios. Get to know more about Globals Inc, click on this link Globals Inc- LinkedIn portfolio.

As per Suhas Gopinath, Bill Gates was his inspiration in the making of Globals Inc. With his good fortune, Suhas has met Bill Gates(his inspiration) when Gate visited Banglore, India in 2009. Suhas now 31, offers the platform for the youth to bring up the talent and stand out in the market. 

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Sources:


  • http://www.globalsinc.com/about
  • http://www.citynews.sg/2009/10/suhas-gopinath-youth-with-a-mission/

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Nutrition Facts And Benefits of Banana And Recipe of Banana Smoothie

Nutrition Facts And Benefits of Banana And Recipe of Banana Smoothie


Calories in medium-sized ripen Banana is 105.4. Don't feel bad after eating a banana by thinking you consumed 105 calories as there are other fruits which provide more calories like an apple provides 115 calories because if you see in terms of other minerals like potassium, sodium, and fibers banana is much more valued and perfect healthy fruit. Do not only see banana for its high sugar content but also see for its other nutrient combinations which are rare in other fruits. The banana provides good nutrition value and lots more benefits of banana; that will see in this article.

Benefits of banana
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Different stages of bananas provide different health benefits. One medium sized banana closed with safe envelope structure summoned you 12 percent of recommended daily values of nutrients.

Some of the fitness consultants tell you Banana is not healthy for your diet due to its sugar ratio, in fact, some suggest banana for its nutritional value by stating banana is packed with healthy vitamins and a great source of energy. Let's clear this confusion about banana and find banana's nutritional value.

Benefits of banana

Nutrition Facts And Benefits of Banana

1. Improves Constipation

Banana holds the good amount of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber and this helps in bowel movements. Soluble fibers allow the body to manage blood sugar level and cast off the fatty materials which include LDL cholesterol. Insoluble fibers provide bulk, weight, and softness to stools, making it simpler the intention to have everyday bowel movements. Thereby, improves constipation.

2. Energy Booster

Bananas are made out of three unique sorts of sugars: glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Glucose and fructose are immediately assimilated into the circulatory system and give a quick jolt of energy.

Vitamin B6(pyridoxine) plays a catalyst role in the conversion of food into energy. Banana is a good source of Vitamin B6 and thus enhances body energy in no time.

3. Controls Blood Pressure

358mg of Potassium in 100g of banana providing 12 percent of recommended daily value of potassium. Also, banana completes 16 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium in your body.

According to American Heart Association, potassium-rich foods are important for controlling blood pressure. So, banana is the key fruit in controlling blood pressure.

4. Helps in Weight Loss

Some fitness experts state it's debatable for weight loss and weight gain. Some experts will tell you to avoid banana because they are higher in sugar content than other fruits. Pectin in the banana is the water-soluble fiber lowers total LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the body. Fibers stuffed in banana soak water in the stomach and acquire most spaces and make you feel fuller, which helps in weight loss.

5. Improves Digestion

Fibers play important role in regular proper bowel habits and play a vital role in digestive health.

Bananas, particularly yellow bananas, have potential to digest food easily and must consider it when you are sick with indigestion.

6. Nourishment for skin

If you eat a medium sized banana on daily basis it can provide you 17 percent Vitamin C of recommended daily value. Also one medium size banana gives 13 percent of manganese daily need; manganese help body makes collagen which keeps your skin younger.

Banana and their peels are full of antioxidants which give you revitalizing effect on the skin. Either you apply banana mash or rub a banana peel on your face both will help in fading your blemishes or scars. The banana peel helps in treating acne(I will share in my coming post).

7. Keeps Bones strong

The body needs Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B complex, and Vitamin C to keep bones strong, banana is the jackpot of all these for maintaining strong bones. Magnesium is important for bone strengthening process.

8. Improves Mood

Banana contains elements like tryptophan and amino acids which aids in creating the happy mood.

Imbalance in tryptophan and amino acid level fails to create neurotransmitter called serotonin which regulates mood and sleep and hence disturbs the mood. But Banana holds all those elements and moderate the body to create feel-good hormone.

Banana contains the good amount of Vitamin B, which gives a calming effect on the mind and make you feel more relaxed and at peace.

9. Aids in wound healing

Vitamin C is the key vitamin because it helps in repairing tissue, any wound, and can help wound heal than some other fruits. A raw or green banana contains more pectin fiber which aids in wound healing.

10. Increase Libido

Last but not least, bananas increases the sexual desire as it is packed with minerals like potassium, bromelain, and various vitamin- B complex like vitamin-B6. These all play a vital role in production and regulation of sexual hormones. With this natural aphrodisiac properties, banana can increase libido, sexual function and enhance stamina.


Recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large peeled Banana
  • 1/4 Cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Ice cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup of cold milk

Direction:

Combine all the ingredient in the blender including vanilla extract. to give good smell and taste we add vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and add ice cubes. Serve immediately. Enjoy healthy and protein-rich Peanut Banana Smoothie in this hot summer.


Sources:

  • https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2159?manu=&fgcd=&ds=Standard%20Reference
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5306033/

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Types of Acne: Blackhead, Whitehead and Pimple

Welcome, all!!! By now, you know what are Acne myths and facts. Also Types of Acne: Blackheads, Whiteheads, and Pimples I discussed briefly on my last blog of Acne- Myths and Facts. Today, I will tell you the detailed description of Blackheads, Whiteheads, and Pimples. The types of acne are categorized into six different forms- Blackhead, Whitehead, Papules, Pustules, nodules, and cysts. Everyone seems to have flawless skin but some end up with those ugly blackheads or whiteheads or pimples, so let's understand the difference between them. 

Comedo is a widened hair follicle, it is also called as Pore. Comedo is usually filled with keratin skin debris and oil to block the follicle. This Comedones(plural form of Comedo) can develop into whiteheads or blackheads or papules or pustules. The most common spots for the breakout is face, chest, upper arm and back. Acne Vulgaris is the medical name for usual acne. Most likely, Acne in women is caused due to hormonal changes such as those occurs during menstrual cycle or pregnancy.


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(Image used in the infographic sourced from Wikimedia, flicker, and canva)


Blackheads


Blackheads are formed when the pore or comedo is open which contains sebum inside the pore and get oxidizes with air this solidifies the sebum and when the air blends with melanin a skin pigment, a dark color pigmentation which forms blackheads. External Factors responsible for Blackheads are the use of Oil-based Cosmetics and moisturizer. Similarly, other external or environmental factors like pollutions, humidity, and grease in the working environment. Blackheads mostly appear on nose, chin, and forehead(the "T-Zone" of the face).


Whiteheads


In Whitehead, comedo is clogged due to sebum or bacteria or dead skin cells or cosmetic comedogenic products and remains closed at the surface of the skin which traps the pus (bacterial infection or mainly dead form of white blood cells) and this portion is covered by thin layer of skin. Actually, whiteheads are like push notification that body is attempting to put out an infection. Certain life events and stages can increases sebum production in pores, leads to the more oil production by the skin, the more likely they are to clog and create whiteheads. Makeup products labeled as "noncomedogenic" is less likely to clog pores and prevent acne.


Papules and Pustules


Usually, pimples are always been confused as another name of acne, but that's not the case- they are actually forms of acne which includes inflammation and classifies into two with a minute difference between them- Papules and Pustules.

Papules are small, elevated, red or inflamed that don't have pus inside. Due to body's natural defense mechanism, blood flow increases to this location. They are usually painless unless they are pricked or scratched.

Pustules are the small skin round lesion. You will notice they are red in color with a yellowish or whitish center. Pustules are one of the types of acne which contain pus inside and are usually painless even though inflamed. 

They generally do not contain bacteria. While it may be tempting to pop a pustule, but I have to tell you one more time even though you heard it before; don't do it! You could end up with a permanent scar.


Nodules and Cyst


Nodules are tender, filled with blood initially then after pus, and feels solid in touch. Nodules are larger in size as compared to above forms. Nodules have the deeper root than papules or pustules. Nodules can remain under the surface of the skin for weeks or months and ultimately forms hard cyst-like structure.

Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. Cystic acne is painful and deep bumps filled with pus. Cystic acne is large pus-filled lumps that look like boils. This acne carries the greatest risk of developing permanent scarring.

Cystic acne contains a bacterial infection which infects nearby follicles. This serious form of acne including nodular cyst needs to be evaluated by an immediate dermatologist and determine the best course of action for this type of acne.

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What medication is good for Acne? Is acne curable? What are treatments for Acne? Does Acne have a permanent solution or cure? Does OTC give the fruitful result for acne? What are the precautions for acne? Do facemasks really remove blackheads? What kind of supplements will offer the more bang for your buck, you ask? The answers to these questions will come up in my upcoming blog post, So stay tuned with Eureka Of Life.

I hope you enjoyed reading and it would be helpful to all.

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Sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acne/

https://www.acne.com/types-of-acne/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papule

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