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DRINKS TO RELIEVE CONSTIPATION

A.    PLUM JUICE

The fibres of the plum pulp contain a natural laxative, which is helpful for people suffering from long-term constipation. The neutral nature of plum suits all body constitutions. However, those with diarrhea and weak stomach conditions should not consume plum.

Ingredients:

2               fresh plums

1/4           lemon

400ml     cranberry juice

1/2 cup    ice cubes

Method:

1.   Remove peel and core of plums. Cut lemon and remove its peel and white membrane. Put them into the blender.

2.  Add 200ml of cranberry juice and ice cubes. Cover and blend well.

3.  Add the remaining cranberry juice and mix further. Serve. 

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B.    PEACH YOGURT DRINK

Peach, which is rich in pectin fibre, helps in bowel movements and prevents conxtipation. The enzymes in pineapple help to disintegrate protein residues left in the intestines due to undigested food, thus preventing colon cancer.

Ingredients:

50g            fresh peach

50g            pineapple

50g            canned peach

200ml       cold water

1/2 cup      ice cubes

200ml        low-fat plain yogurt

Method:

1.   Peel and pit peach. Peel pineapple and cut into chunks. Put all fruit ingredients into the blender. 

      Add cold water and ice   cubes, cover and blend well.

2.   Add yogurt and mix further. Serve. 

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C.   PEAR & AVOCADO JUICE

Pear,  rich in carbohydrates, various vitamins and minerals, aids in bowel movements and balances blood sugar. Together with the proteins and vitamin E obtained from the avocado, as well as the enzymes from the pineapple, this glass of healthy juice serves to help prevent cancer. Pear has a cool nature which suits all body constitutions, but people suffering from diarrhea should abstain from it.

Ingredients:

50g          avocado

50g          pear

50g          pineapple

50g          canned peach

500ml     cold water

1/2           ice cubes

1 tbsp      honey

Method:

1.  Peel and pit avacado. Peel pear. Peel pineapple and cut into pieces. Put all three fruits into the blender along with peach.

     Add 300ml of cold water, ice cubes and honey. Cover and blend well.

2.  Add 200ml of cold water and mix well. Serve.

July 11, 2007 Posted by | Health/Beauty Tips | Leave a comment

Cherry Yogurt Drink

For beauty and health, cherry yogurt drink is for you. Cherry can strengthen women’s health, especially in building up energy and blood, making body constitutions warm and enhancing rosy complexions. It also improves metabolism and prevents obesity.

Ingredients:

20         fresh cherries

100g      peach

300ml    cold water

1/2 cup  ice cubes

200ml    low-fat plain yogurt

Method:

1. Pit cherries and retain the pulp. Peel and pit peach.

2. Put the fruits and cold water into the blender. Pour in ice

    cubes, then cover and blend.

3. Add yogurt and mix well. Serve.

Nutritional facts:

  • Cherry (warm nature) is suitable for those with weak constitutions and anemia. People with heaty constitutions and hyperlipidemia, on the other hand, should not consume too much.
  • Cherry contains vitamins A, B and C, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.  

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Health/Beauty Tips | Leave a comment

Citrus Beauty Drink

For beautiful skin, a concoction of citrus fruits and pineapple does wonder to the skin.

Ingredients:

2           oranges

1/4        lemon

100g      pineapple

400ml    cold water

1/2tbsp  honey

1 cup     ice cubes

Method:

1. Cut oranges and lemon and peel them. Peel pineapple and

    cut into chunks. Put them all into the blender. Add 200ml

    of cold water, honey and ice cubes. Cover and blend well.

2. Add 200ml of cold water and mix well. Serve.

Nutritional Facts:

  • Pineapple suits all body constitutions. However, people with weak stomachs should consume it only after meals.
  • Pineapple adds digestion, reduces constipation and improves skin health.
  • However, as pineapple have rather tough fibres, direct consumption may cause gastric problems as well as affect the absorption of calcium and iron. Hence, making a drink out of it is more effective.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Health/Beauty Tips | Leave a comment

Passion Fruit Beauty Drink

For smoother skin complexion and less wrinkles, try passion fruit beauty drink. Passion fruit helps to smoothen skin complexion and minimize the formations of wrinkles.

Ingredients:

2             passion fruits

50g          mango

1/4          lemon

1/2          small cucumber

500ml      cold water

1/2 cup    ice cubes

1 tbsp      honey

Method:

1. Scoop out passion fruit pulp. Peel and cut mango, lemon

    and small cucumber.

2. Put the above ingredients, along with 300ml of cold water,

    ice cubes and honey, into the blender. Cover and blend well.

3. Add the remaining cold water and mix well. Serve.

Nutritional Facts:

  • Passion fruit ( neutral nature) suits all body constitutions, but diabetic patients ought to restrict consumption of it.
  • Its potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous contents protect the cardiovascular system as well as strengthen our bones and teeth.

   

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Health/Beauty Tips | Leave a comment

Recycle Used Coffee Grounds for cellulite-free

To temporarily smoothen the dimpling effects of cellulite, use coffee grounds wraps.

Recipe

1/4 cup of warm used coffee grounds

1    tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Mix them well. Apply on affected area . And wrap with plastic wrap. Leave it for a few minutes. Happy trying.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Health/Beauty Tips | Leave a comment

Can’t Quit Smoking?…..Drink Coffee and Chew Coffee Grounds!

So you can’t quit smoking! The next best thing for you to do is to drink coffee. Not only it is not bad for you it may offer some health benefits. Don’t filter your coffee. In fact, as you drink it, chew the coarsely ground coffee beans.

It has been discovered that there are significant presence of antioxidants in coffee beans. Antioxidants are known to protect against “oxidative stress” by clearing up damaging free radicals that are implicated in cancer, heart disease, degenerative brain disorders and ageing.

By all means don’t quit drinking coffee. Another benefit, you need to stay up to keep blogging.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Health/Beauty Tips | Leave a comment