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Start The New Year on a Organic Note

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The Organic Life

Organic today is one of the single best steps you can take to safeguard the quality of your food, ensure good health and in many cases; it is considered to be a brilliant step forward for the safety of the environment.

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WHAT IS ORGANIC FOOD?

Many people think about “organic” as meaning “earth friendly.” Even though this meaning often holds true, it doesn’t always. Organic regulations focus on farming practices and food production steps that can be monitored and controlled to decrease risk of food contamination and improve food quality.

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WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING?

Organic products are grown under a system of agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides with an environmentally and socially responsible approach.  India is bestowed with lot of potential to produce all varieties of organic products due to its various agro climatic regions. In many parts of the country, the congenital tradition of organic farming is an added advantage for the organic producers to tap the market.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANIC & CONVENTIONAL FOOD?

The (only) difference between organic and conventional food is how the food has been produced and processed. For instance, the use of fertilizers and pesticides is restricted in organic production.
Organic food is therefore defined as the product of a farming system, which avoids the use of man-made fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives.

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WHY ORGANIC FOOD IS ESSENTIAL?

Here’s a lowdown on the list of benefits one can enjoy if you adopt a greener and organic lifestyle:

Prevents Premature Ageing

  • Boosts Immune System
  • Ensures Safe And Healthy World For Future Generation
  • Tastes Better Than Non-Organic Food
  • Reduces Risk Of Heart Rate
  • Promotes Animal Welfare
  • Reduces Presence Of Pesticides

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FOODS

While most people turn to organic food for reasons relating to health, there are many other reasons people should appreciate and support organic farming. Let us understand the health benefits of organic foods:

Better Taste: Organic food tastes delicious and it makes sense why it does – healthy soil and plants make food that tastes the best. Furthermore, organic food is often sold locally, resulting in availability of fresh produce in the market, which usually does taste better than produce that has been frozen, shipped, and transported across long distances.

Pesticide Reduction: Organic food contributes to better health through reduced pesticide exposure for all and increased nutritional quality. Organic food can feed us and keep us healthy without producing the toxic effects of chemical agriculture. To be fair, many people do choose to go organic to make sure that their children grow up healthy and unaffected by the toxins of the world during their developmental years.

Immune System: In animal testing, genetically modified food showed a major reduction in immune system strength, an increase in birth mortality, as well as in certain cancers, and sensitivity to allergens. Although there are some good things about genetically modified food, organic food advocates point to the lack of concrete details about the long-term effects.

Fresh Produce:  Fresh food tastes better. Organic food is usually fresher because it does not contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold.

Environmental Safety: Organic farmers focus a lot of their time and energy in farming in the way that best respects the land. They understand that the soil is basically the foundation of farming and hence they are involved in programs to conserve and restore the soil. As harmful chemicals are not used in organic farming, there is minimal soil, air and water pollution; thus ensuring a safer and healthier world for future generations to live in.

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BEST SOURCE FOR CHEMICAL-FREE FOOD

Types of organic food

Organic Milk: Organic milk contained 25% less omega-6 fatty acids and 62% more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk. That’s a good thing. You require higher omega-3 and lower omega-6 fatty acids to help maintain cardiovascular health and to support your immune system.

Organic Cow Ghee (Clarified Butter):  Ghee is a clarified type of butter, what remains is basically a pure combination of fats, without any milk residue. Some of the most impressive benefits of ghee include its ability to balance your cholesterol levels, provide additional energy, reduce inflammation in the joints, improve your eye health, strengthen your immune system, and even prevent certain types of cancer.

Multigrain Food: Multigrain refers to a food that contains more than one type of grain. Common grains included in multigrain foods such as Sharbati Whole Wheat, Sprouted Ragi, Toasted Oats, Amaranth, Rice, Jowar. While some multigrain food may include whole grain ingredients. These foods are often very hearty and provide a dense texture and rich flavor to breads, Chappatis or cereals.

Natural Quinoa: Quinoa, often described as a “superfood” or a “supergrain,” has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet

Organic Brown Rice: It is loaded with powerful antioxidants, which provide relief from a range of ailments such as hypertension, unhealthy levels of cholesterol, stress, mental depression and skin disorders. Brown rice is an unrefined and unpolished whole grain, which is produced by just removing the surrounding hull of the rice kernel.  It is chewier as compared to white rice and has a nutty flavor.

Organic Fruits & Vegetables:  Organic produces tends to contain higher vitamin C and lower levels of nitrates which is an excellent nutrient combination to battle foreign infection from entering the body. Organic foods can potentially be more beneficial, but certainly not more harmful than conventional produce for the health of the consumer.

Other types of food product could be Flax Seed, Wheat Rava, Suji, Cinnamon, Amaranth, Sprouted Ragi etc.


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Pamper Your Dry Skin and Glow Naturally

Pamper your dry skin and Naturally Glow

With a more promising and healthier 2016 setting in, good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices have gripped the new-age generation. It can delay the natural ageing process and prevent various skin problems. Dry and flaky skin is a common complaint during the winter spell; therefore the best way to improve your dry skin is to choose a product that is naturally good for all skin types. While we endlessly surf the net to learn tips and tricks to improve dry skin, one must not forget the basics that are important to skin health – oxygen, nutrients, essential oils, collagen and elastin – the fibers that give strength and elasticity to your skin.

Many theories have been scripted and a lot of research is done to find remedies for dry skin problems, it is either a lifetime of sun exposure, seasonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, or adoption of unhealthy lifestyle habits that contribute to the same. But the only factor that can bring back the charm, smoothness and freshness to your skin is choosing a product that is 100% pure and safe. A variety of natural and earth-friendly ingredients such as almond, coconut, avocado, sesame, grape seeds, milk and yoghurt are nourishing for the skin and are useful to combat dry skin.

Here’s a lowdown on simple handy tips to treat your skin and naturally glow:

Use only gentle, unscented skin care products

  1. Use only gentle, unscented skin care products

Some skin care products are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. When your skin is dry, stop using:

  • Deodorant soaps
  • Skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoid, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)

Carry a non-greasy hand cream with you, and apply it after each hand washing. This will greatly help to improve dry skin.
Cleanse your skin gently

  1. Cleanse your skin gently

Clean your skin regularly (morning and night) with a mild cleansing milk or body lotion containing jojoba or avocado oil. These natural substances have very good skin properties and leave your skin with a silky feel. Go easy on toners, peels, and other astringents made with alcohol, which is drying. When you exfoliate, don’t scrub too much or too hard, it can irritate and thicken skin.

Heal with Honey

  1. Heal with Honey

Honey is one of the best natural moisturizers loaded with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plus, honey has many essential vitamins and minerals that help improve your dry skin.

Coconut Cocoon

  1. Coconut Cocoon

Coconut oil has a good amount of fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin. Apply coconut oil on your dry skin after you take a shower. When the skin is warm and supple from your bath, coconut oil is more readily absorbed. Do this daily.

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  1. When to See a Doctor

See a dermatologist if the suggested remedies don’t work, or if your dry skin bleeds or becomes excessively scaly.


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3 Best Hair Oils For Re-growth, Strength and Texture

3 Best Hair Oils For Re-growth, Strength and Texture

There is nothing more eye-catching than a thick head of hair that shines with natural health. But now-a-days hair loss is observed as a common problem among a lot of people, both men and women.

There can be several factors behind hair loss such as environmental effects, aging, too much stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, scalp infections, use of wrong or chemically enriched hair products, certain medicines and medical conditions. Let the world preach on using heavily advertised high-priced products, we will walk you through the very best remedy for thinning of hair and partial baldness. Get set to catch a glimpse of 3 best hair oils (highly recommended) for re-growth, strength and smooth texture of your hair.

 COCONUT OIL IS THE BEST HAIR OIL

COCONUT OIL IS THE BEST HAIR OIL

 Coconut oil is very popular and frequently preferred as hair oil worldwide. Before you start using this oil for its many beneficial, functions, perhaps you should find out what makes it so special, and why millions of people choose to use it.

Benefits of coconut oil for hair:

  • Coconut oil stimulates hair growth.
  • Helps the scalp fight against problems like Lice & Dandruff.
  • Has a high moisture retaining capacity thus keeping the hair moist & soft.
  • Makes your hair soft, shiny and lustrous.
  • Helps preventing hair loss.
  • Helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged as well as undamaged hair.
  • Can be good styling oil for hair as well, as it melts on heating and then condenses when cooled.

Furthermore it is advisable to warm the oil before applying, massaging it into the scalp, leave it overnight and wash in the morning with shampoo.

 ARGAN AYURVEDIC OIL

ARGAN AYURVEDIC OIL

What is Argan Oil?

In recent years, this incredible oil from Morocco called Argan oil has become such a hot commodity that a New York Times editorial termed it “liquid gold”. The Argan tree is known throughout the Berber state in Morocco as the “Tree of Life.” Pure Argan oil is made from the kernels of the nuts from Argan trees.

Today, Argan trees grow exclusively in the semi-desert soil of the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve. Due to this small and specific growing area, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) protects the trees—and pure Argan oil is one of the rarest in the world.

Pure Argan oil is proven and observed benefits for hair, giving phenomenal results.

Benefits Of Argan Ayurvedic Oil:

  • Argan ayurvedic oil is often used as hair treatment. it is extremely beneficial for hair and scalp, and is used as a conditioner.
  • Has vitamin e in high quantities. Vitamin e contains antioxidants which boosts cells and produce healthy hair (It has even been used for hair regrowth).
  • Used as a moisturizer for scalps to battle dandruff and dry scalps.
  • Can undo damage done from artificial chemicals and dyes to give the hair smooth and shiny texture.
  • Also used to treat split ends. It is often used in pure forms for soft and glossy hair.

JOJOBA HERBAL OIL

 

JOJOBA HERBAL OIL

 What is Jojoba Oil?

 Simmondsia Chinensis is a desert shrub indigenous to Arizona, California, and Northern Mexico; it grows in a number of deserts worldwide. It is a woody evergreen shrub with thick, leathery, bluish-green leaves and dark brown nutlike fruit. An equal number of male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. The mature plant produces about 5 to 10 pounds of seeds, which range in size (between) the coffee bean and peanut.

The jojoba oil is the only herbal oil that closely resembles human sebum – an oily substance naturally produced by the oil glands below the skin surface, so its uses and benefits to the skin and hair are high. It is a perfect choice for those who want to use natural products for their hair, skin and face care.

Benefits Of Jojoba Hair Oil:

  • Jojoba is the only oil whose molecular structure is similar to sebum.  It is readily accepted by the scalp and does not mess with the scalp’s natural balance.
  • It is reputed to have antibacterial properties. It soothes the scalp and can be used to treat dry scalp problems and dandruff.
  • Jojoba herbal oil also hydrates hair from the inside of the hair shaft. So it works well as an agent for reducing hygral fatigue (the swelling and shrinking of hair as it gets wet and dries that can weaken the hair fiber over time).
  • As a conditioner, jojoba helps to add shine, elasticity and softness to hair.

A proactive approach to hair care yields the best results. Get started by checking out the natural hair care products on our site today!