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It’s a no-brainer – Here are 30 ways to Eat your Way to Creativity!

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From ‘bored’ to ‘awesome’!!!

“I’m #bored” seems to be one of the most criminal ways to spend a precious, fleeting moment.  Don’t you agree?! While gathering the #energy to clean up the house, finally take painting lessons or write that novel might be too ambitious a task for a short weekend, that doesn’t mean our creative urges have to go unexplored. In fact, you can actually infuse some originality into mundane tasks, by getting in—and staying in—the #creative mood. Whether that’s singing and dancing while we clean the house if you think healthy, you can be truly #awesome!!!

You are what you #eat!!!

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Yes, it’s true!!! What we eat can affect our creative energies. Processed foods are called #junk foods for a reason. They need to be ‘junked’! This is because they are high in #transfats, sodium and sugar, plus artificial ingredients. They eat away our creativity. Those foods can leave us feeling uninspired, dazed and really bored, not to mention lethargic, sick and disease-prone.

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These #healthy creativity-boosting foods are sure to inspire you to make every moment a living art project infused with brilliance, clarity and innovation. And go #organic!

Complex carbohydrates
They provide the brain a steady stream of glucose throughout the day. Complex carbs take longer to break down and can be better regulated by the body and the brain. Try the following foods:

 Essential fatty acids

They help our brains process and understand information, necessary for creative thinking and problem solving. Your diet shoul be rich in all of the omegas, as in these foods:

Antioxidants
Keep your cells healthy by protecting them from free radical damage. Antioxidants also boost our immunity, which can keep us from getting sick. These foods are known to be rich in many amazing antioxidants including vitamin C, E and beta carotene:

  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Dark leafy green vegetables
  •  Broccoli
  •  Beets
  • Yams
  • Squash
  • Chocolate
  • Wheatgrass
  • Spirulina
  • Maca
  • Ginseng
  • Bee pollen
  • Green tea
  • Tulsi Tea
  • And the 30th way is most important, and it’s not about eating…just Go away! Do you remember the last time you were actually “alone with your thoughts”? Just take time out for yourself…to digest all this food and you will find that you are a #powerhouse of creativity in everything that you do in life.
    Happiness!!!

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How to keep Heart Disease at bay – the 3-Pronged Mantra

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One of the major causes of heart attacks world-wide is Coronary Artery Disease.

Here, a combination of high cholesterol levels and other fats in the blood collects on the inner lining of the heart’s arteries, eventually forming a thick plaque that attracts clotting agents in the blood. Once a clot forms, it’s very difficult for blood to get to the heart. That’s when a heart attack occurs.

For some people, it is a result of genetics or diabetes; but more often than not, it could have been prevented. Even after coronary artery disease has taken hold, health measures can still prevent a heart attack.

The 3-pronged Mantra to good heart health is:

Eat a low-fat, high-fiber Diet 

If you eat less fat, the chances of developing clogged arteries will obviously decrease. If there’s less fat in the body, there’s less fat available to build up on artery walls.

Get regular Exercise

The heart-healthy effects of physical activity has a tremendous effect on the heart, as it lowers blood pressure and triglyceride levels.

30 minutes of aerobic exercise like jogging, swimming, skipping rope or bike riding every day raises your heart rate and can decrease the risk of heart disease by 20 to 60 percent.

You needn’t run marathons to reduce your risk of heart attack. If you just get up and move around more, your heart will be stronger and healthier. Research has shown that overweight people who exercise have a lower risk of heart disease than thin people who don’t.

Avoid Stress

Don’t smoke, train your body and mind to get into a simple routine of relaxation, perhaps like walking or meditating early in the morning.

Listen to music, get a hobby to keep your mind happy. Learn to cope methodically with projects at work, instead of getting overwhelmed.

These simple steps will go a long way in making your life happier!

 

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The Unpalatable Truth – Pesticides in your food!

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This presents a pretty picture, fruit and vegetables bursting with color and health, ripe and ready for the dining table.

But are you ready for what this apparently healthy platter holds in store for you and your body?

This question is very relevant in today’s marketing-oriented world of mass food production where speed and looks far outweigh natural goodness in the harvest of fruit and vegetables and indeed all food crops.

Look before you EAT!

Most foods that are grown with chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides are bound to have prodigious amounts of residue that invariably find their way into our systems.

In fact, a number of natural foods that we eat have an alarmingly high potential to absorb and retain pesticides, which by default reach your plate at the dining table straightaway.

They include cherry tomatoes, apples, celery, cucumber, grapes, chillies, potatoes, sweet bell peppers, spinach, strawberries, peaches, lettuce, blueberries, milk, fatty meats, coffee, wine and chocolate, believe it or not!

Logically, it’s only fruits and vegetables with thick skins that are removed before eating (melons, avocado, corn, etc.) that tend to have the lowest amounts of pesticide residue.

Here’s a very tragic case of pesticide poisoning that has recently shaken up the general public, not just health-conscious people.

For 26 long years, the government-owned Plantation Corporation of Kerala aerially sprayed Endosulfan over 4,700 acres in Kasaragod. Endosulfan is banned in many parts of the world, as a highly hazardous pesticide. But in Kerala it was sprayed for years in government-owned plantations.

As the plantations are in a mountainous area, the pesticide residues settled on the soil and got washed away when it rained, into drinking water streams below.

Today, villagers who lived close to the plantation are paying the price – battling physical deformities, cancers and disorders of the central nervous system. Many of them got paralyzed or are seriously ill. Many areas in this district of Kerala have become living examples of how the poison in pesticides could be lethal to our health when used excessively and carelessly

The tragedy got media exposure and has raised awareness. But all this, a bit too late for the unfortunate victims. The Kerala government, unable to face up to the media war against endosulfan poisoning in Kasaragod, banned its use for an indefinite period. The effects of that are already showing. The birds are back, there are butterflies flitting around, micro organisms are alive in the eco-system and nature is seemingly bouncing back.

However, Endosulfan is still being used in various parts of India in Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Assam, in cotton and tea production. But communities are not clear about the danger ahead. A lot of work needs to be done before the danger of not just Endosulfan, but of all pesticide poisoning can be stemmed.

The benefits of eating organic food go straight to the farm, where no pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used to grow the organic produce shipped to grocers. That means workers and farm neighbors aren’t exposed to potentially harmful chemicals, it means less fossil fuel converted into fertilizers and it means healthier soil that should sustain crops for generations to come.

For individuals, organic food has many benefits. Eating organic means avoiding the pesticide residue left on foods, and it may even mean more nutrition.

But organic food can cost more, meaning many families are unwilling to pay more for organic produce. If you want to balance budgets, while investing in only some organic produce, you can also buy fresh produce typically low in pesticide residue, like Onions, Sweet Corn, Pineapple, Avocado, Asparagus, Frozen Sweet peas, Mango and Papayas.

About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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The Health Benefits of Spirulina – One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods

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All of us are convinced about the undoubted advantages of natural & organic foods. We know that the total absence of artificial soil nutrition and pesticides makes for naturally nutritious and tasty foods that lead to holistic health.

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In context of the increased awareness of healthy foods leading to a healthy mind, and in celebration of World Food Day this week, which falls on June 5, 2013, we bring to you some insights into an almost magical wonder food – Spirulina!

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What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is one of a family of nutritional algaes. They are usually found in warm and alkaline waters all over the world, mostly in South America, Africa, and Mexico. The name spirulina is derived from the Latin word for helix or spiral; reflecting the physical configuration of the organism as it forms swirling, microscopic strands.

It is one of the best sources of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is usually only found in mother’s milk. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that’s important for growth and development as well as having many other healthy properties. No other food offers anywhere near the health benefits of spirulina (except for its close relative, chlorella). Spirulina is an incredibly dense green superfood, rather than a nutritional supplement.

In fact, believe it or not, just one teaspoon of spirulina has the nutritional value of several servings of common vegetables!

Spirulina is widely used as an ingredient in most green superfood powders and is beneficial as an aid in weight-loss programs as well.

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Nutritional Content of Spirulina

Spirulina contains about 70% protein, vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene, B vitamins and chlorophyll. is the world’s most digestible natural source of high quality protein. Its predigested protein, containing all eight essential amino acids, is absorbed almost immediately, and its simple carbohydrates yield immediate yet sustained energy. Many world-class athletes recognize the incredible benefits of Spirulina for performing at their peak physical ability on a daily basis.

It also has abundant essential fatty acids, B vitamins, antioxidants and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc.

Especially important for vegetarians, one tablespoon of Spirulina provides about 300% of your RDA for vitamin B-12.

Benefits of Spirulina

It has significant positive effects on people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Studies show that it has the ability to reduce fasting blood sugar levels in the body after 6 to 8 weeks of intake.

Spirulina contains the essential fatty acid gamma-linoleic acid, which can help prevent conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. It helps support a healthy pH balance in your body. A diet heavy on acidic foods such as animal proteins and grains can be effectively balanced by the alkaline properties of Spirulina.

The other benefits of Spirulina:

  • Inhibits the power of many viruses
  • Helps diminish allergies such as hay fever
  • Helps protect the liver from toxins
  • Helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Helps control symptoms of ulcerative colitis
  • Exerts strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Helps boost the immune system
  • Cleanses & detoxifies the system
  • Protectes against environmental toxins, air and water pollution, and other contaminants that you’re being exposed to every day.

Choosing and Using Spirulina Products

Spirulina is one of the most important foods in any diet. It makes an admirable substitute for dark green leafy vegetables.

A fun way to get Spirulina into your diet is to blend it into a green smoothie. Smoothies  are easily the best way to get more antioxidants and all their benefits into your diet. A basic smoothie recipe uses coconut milk, a banana, two raw organic eggs or protein powder, and a spoonful of Spirulina and chlorella combined in a blender. Bananas blend well with Spirulina, and mask the bitterness very well — just make sure you use very ripe ones.

Spirulina can turn your ordinary smoothie into a nutrient-dense meal with the antioxidant benefits of 6 or more servings of fruits and vegetables — your entire minimum daily requirement! Just try it once, you will get all pumped up!!

You can check out our Spirulina products here! http://bit.ly/ZGt7vk

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In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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WANT NOT. WASTE NOT.

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Are you leaving behind bins of food-print on the environment?

Think. Eat. Save! What does this phrase mean to you? If you are abreast with current-affairs, you would know that this is the theme for 2013’s World Environment Day. It is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your food-print.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

If food is wasted, it means that all the resources and inputs used in the production of all the food have been wasted. Wastage of food is the largest single driver of bio-diversity loss and land-use changes.

To do your bit towards the conservation of the environment, make arrangements of left-overs to be given to charity while holding a banquet or a mass celebration. Making an informed decision on your next grocery buy will also go a long way. Select foods that have less of an environmental impact, such as organic foods that don’t use chemicals in the production process.

A little thought about what you eat can help you save the environment. Begin this journey with Natural Mantra! Check out our range of healthy, natural and organic food products that will help reduce your food-print on the earth.

It is a small but crucial step towards a better and more abundant tomorrow. Are you ready to take this step along with us?

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About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. Founded by parents, NaturalMantra.com helps you choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

We love hearing for you and encourage you to leave us a comment and connect with us here:

Facebook : facebook.com/NaturalMantra

Tweet: @NaturalMantra

Blog : https://naturalmantra.wordpress.com/

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Email : customercare@naturalmantra.com

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