Top 8 Flat Belly Foods for Summer

1.Cucumber salad:
The next time you feel puffy, add natural diuretics-foods that help nix water retention-to your shopping list. For a triple-dose that will help you shed extra water-weight, toss half of a sliced cucumber with one-quarter cup parsley and one tablespoon lemon juice, suggests Molly Morgan, RD, author of The Skinny Rules: 101 Secrets Every Skinny Girl Knows.

2.Fruity treat:
Dehydration, which plugs up your digestive tract, can actually poof out your belly, says Morgan. Constipation and bikinis don’t mix, so avoid getting parched by noshing on fruits-they’re natural hydrators since they’re at least 60 percent water. Melons and papaya are especially good because they also contain potassium, which helps regulate your body’s balance of fluids and minerals and fights salt-induced water retention. Cut a cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill with sliced papaya for a thirst-quenching snack.

3.Sip a ginger smoothie:
Blend together three cups each spinach and kale, two kiwis, one thumb-sized bit of ginger root and one-half cup cold water, suggests chef Andres Meraz of The Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami. Green leafy vegetables like spinach are especially high in magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar to tame appetite. Kiwis have been found to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome such as bloating, while ginger eases digestion and soothes your stomach so it doesn’t look all puffed out.

4.Spread on avocados:
Though they taste like vegetables, avocados are technically fruits-and are high in heart-healthy fats that can help curb your appetite. Fat doesn’t spike blood-sugar levels, and can take up to six hours to fully digest-more time than starches or even protein-to ward off an afternoon snack attack. Avocados’ creamy texture and mild, nutty flavor make them a great swap for butter or mayonnaise on sandwiches.

5.Down some iced water:
Sipping water is a bloat-busting and appetite-taming move because it’s easy to mistake thirst for hunger, something that could prompt you to fill your stomach with salt-laden, bloat-inducing processed junk food. Drinking water cold may also help speed your metabolism, according to a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. In fact, sipping about six cups of icy H2O daily could boost your resting metabolism by approximately 50 calories a day, which means you could shed up to five extra pounds in a year. One theory is that drinking the cold stuff makes your body work harder to warm it up, and therefore burns more calories.

6.Chew on fennel seeds:
You may have seen a bowl of fennel seeds near the exit of your favorite Indian restaurant, and that’s because they’ve been used for thousands of years in India to beat bloat naturally. Got PMS? Ate too much at brunch? Try adding fennel seeds to your spice cabinet and grabbing a pinch of ’em whenever your stomach starts to feel like you’ve swallowed a beach ball.

7.Swap in apple cider vinegar:
The enzymes in apple cider vinegar help the healthy bacteria in your gut survive and thrive, which means you’ll have an easier time digesting food for less gas and bloating. For a more taut stomach, try mixing a tonic of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and eight ounces of spring water the morning before slipping into your most form-fitting sundress or revealing bathing suit. Or add it to your salad dressing in place of balsamic vinegar for a tastier, equally low-cal way to get a dose of the acidic stuff.

8.Suck on peppermint:
Chewing gum can make you gulp in extra air, creating a tummy pooch, says Morgan. Instead of chomping on gum, try a natural tummy-flattener and breath-freshener in one: Peppermint oil capsules can kill the kind of bacteria that causes stinky breath and bloating, and also aid digestion.

Health Benefits Of Honey

honey3I was wondering what honey can do if we take it daily….So I started taking 2 spoons of honey everyday… And really it improves the health..
Its makes me to write this. Here are the benefits of it.

Honey is considered to be an elixir of life. This lustrous brown liquid works wonders for your health in more than one ways.

1. Immunity booster:
The antioxidants and anti bacterial properties that honey contains, aids the improvement of the digestive system. Consuming this liquid can help boost your immune system and keep you healthy and fit in life.

2. Skin Care:
Variety of beauty products available in the market contains honey as their prime ingredient. Honey not only helps to smoothen your skin but also keeps acne at bay. The anti-bacterial properties of this liquid can give your skin a nourishing look and feel.

3. Aids Weight Loss:
Experts recommend eating honey mixed with warm water every morning. This unique combination helps you digest the fat in your body and aid the weight loss process.

honey1   4. Cancer preventive properties:
Honey contains a number of antioxidants and flavanoids that help diminish the risk of a few types of cancer. These antioxidants kill the collagen in the body.

  5. Vitamins and Minerals:
Honey is rich in a number of vitamins and minerals too. Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron are primarily derived from this golden ingredient.

6. Relaxes the throat:
A commonly known benefit of eating honey is the soothing effect it provides to the throat. You must consume it or gargle with a honey and water mixture when you have a sore throat. It is known to kill the infection causing bacteria, reliving you of the irritation.

7. Healing Properties:
Honey is considered to be a natural healer when applied to wounds. It cures the wound by killing the bacteria and cleans the infection too. The antibacterial property it contains does this magic to any kind of injury.
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8. Induces Sleep:
Enjoying a sound sleep is a problem for many especially amongst the older people. Drinking a glass of warm milk mixed with honey can solve your problem. This mixture is known to soothe you and induces sleep too.

Consuming a spoonful of honey on a daily basis can help you extract a number of golden benefits from this thick liquid. Making this tad bit effort can shower your body with miraculous benefits and promise a healthy life too.

Happy Life!!

Salman Khan – Shah Rukh Khan just greeted each other

Salman Khan - Shah Rukh Khan just greeted each other

Two of Bollywood’s biggest superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan hugged and ended their five-year-old rivalry at politician Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar party on Sunday evening.

However, according to sources it would be utterly unrealistic to presume that that the cold war between the two Khans is over.

Weekly predictions: 21st July to 27th July

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How is your week?

Aries ( 21st March to 20th April ) : Career issues may continue to be at the forefront as the week begins, and there may be a series of meetings either with your superiors or company management, which will keep you totally occupied. Proactive that you are, you will be able to impress your bosses, though. However, it is advisable that you be more pragmatic around this time, than you normally are. On the financial front, you may have to encounter some difficulties, despite your best efforts to save money. There may be a sudden rise in your expenses, and your failure to control it all may be the reason for a shaky financial front, this week. If you are suffering from any problems related to blood pressure, you need to be extra careful about your health this week. Marital life may be somewhat dull.

Taurus ( 21st April to 21st May ) : Ganesha predicts that you will keep extremely busy this week. Apart from routine chores, there will be plenty of other activities involving lots of people, such as guests, neighbours and other social contacts. In all likelihood, you will aim to hone your skills and expand your knowledge base and therefore may also take up advanced studies. Besides, you may travel extensively during the coming week. If you are involved in the field of communications, it may prove to be a rewarding week for you. On the job front, your work will not be up to the expectations of your superiors, which may cause you some anxiety, so try to improve by being more creative. Your emotional attachment to your family and particularly to your father is likely to result in some concrete benefits.

Gemini ( 22nd May to 21st June ) : The week ahead looks set to be a good period to review your financial status. Go through the sheets of your income, expenses, savings, investments, etc. and take corrective measures, if need be, in order to strengthen your monetary position. If your investments are not profitable enough, you should think of more lucrative investment options and change them accordingly. You also need to figure out a way to save more than you normally do. Financial matters will be a cause of conflicts in family, unless you be more transparent about them. If you will fail to maintain peace and harmony, your relationships with family members may get gravely affected. The week ahead is also favourable for exploring the spiritual world.

Cancer ( 22nd June to 22nd July ) : With your self-confidence soaring, broaden your mental horizons by brushing up your reading habits as well as by increasing your interactions with people. Ganesha predicts that your communication skills will impress one and all, and your social image will be enhanced. You will be able to garner love and respect for your talents and achievements. If you are a student, you may have to work harder to secure good marks. For artists, this is going be a below average week as they will be not be able to impress their audience with their work. Ganesha advises you to take good care of your diet or there are chances of putting on weight. Get your digestive system checked because it is likely to give you problems towards the end of the week.

Leo ( 23rd July to 22nd August ) : You may expect to go through some highs and lows during the coming week. If you have plans of changing your office premises or house, the week shall offer you friendly opportunities, and you shall manage to accomplish quite a lot. However, some people may try to lure you into some shady deals, especially at your workplace. You stick to your guns, and they will soon realise that you are a person of values and nothing can make you compromise them. Still, some of them may continue and try harder to convince you for those deals. Ganesha warns that a similar thing can happen in business too, because jealous competitors may try to tarnish your image by involving you in some malpractice, so be on guard all the time. Work pressure will increase during the week days, but the over the weekend you will relax in the company of your friends and family.

Virgo ( 23rd August to 22nd September ) : A favourable week is in the offing for you, promises Ganesha. Career graph may move upwardly as Ganesha foresees positive developments, such as promotion and salary hike, for you. You will have a feeling that you need more freedom to take your own decisions. At work, you will stay focussed on the tasks and projects assigned to you, earning respect and admiration from superiors as well as juniors. On the business front, too, you will taste success, says Ganesha. Whereas on the personal front, matters shall be pretty smooth as you will be very considerate to the needs of your loved ones, no matter how insignificant their demands may be. However, it may not be possible to fulfil all the desires of your family members but you will try to satisfy as many of them as possible.

Libra ( 23rd September to 22nd October ) : The mounting pressure of pending work may become unbearable if the backlog is not cleared off in time. The moment you will realise this, you will start putting in more efforts to lessen the burden. Besides, you will also ensure that you don’t get distracted. If you are involved in research related activities, you may experience excellent growth during the coming week. With your total focus on work, much of the other clutter in your mind will clear up by itself, and you will gain more clarity. On the domestic front, you will try your best to make your loved ones happy. Love life shall be beautiful as you will constantly crave to be in your spouse’s or sweetheart’s company. You will confide your deepest feelings to them, and impress them with your creativity.

Scorpio ( 23rd October to 22nd November ) : Since you will be brimming with enthusiasm, multitasking will not be a problem this week. Ganesha says there is a pleasant surprise in store for you. It is likely to come in the form of a new and higher designation at your office, or a new and interesting project, or, in business, outstanding debts may be paid back thus increasing your monetary inflow. Besides, your hard-work and sincerity will be appreciated by your peers and superiors. Needless to say that their generous comments will inspire you to perform even better. Now don’t let negativity come in at the crucial juncture, advises Ganesha. Negative thinking can also cause unreasonable anxieties which could impede your progress, so keep yourself busy and see the brighter side of things.

Sagittarius ( 23rd November to 21st December ) : Ganesha foresees that you will march towards your goals with full determination and accomplish them. Your achievements will leave a good impression on people around you. This week will be crammed with brainstorming sessions during which you will freely contribute your ideas to make the discussions more fruitful. However, your frank opinions will not be appreciated by one and all. Though it is not your intention, it could hurt the sentiments of some people, but you are unlikely to care about the reactions of others. Your love life may become exciting, as you may meet someone special around this time. But the married or committed ones need to be careful. Avoid infidelity like the plague, reminds Ganesha.

Capricorn ( 22nd December to 20th January ) : Set your priorities in order, so that you can focus on important things and put aside matters which don’t require your immediate attention. At work, you may get embroiled in a power struggle, and will use all your shrewdness to turn the situation in your favour, foretells Ganesha. You will also do some introspection to identify your past mistakes so you can rectify them. There is a likelihood that you will be temperamental and take out your frustration on someone without any reason, which can really hurt people’s feelings. Keep your calm. It is likely that when you will actually need to unwind, you will start planning your schedule for the next week.

Aquarius ( 21st January to 18th February ) : Unexpected delays will test your patience big time. Some of your projects may hit snags, and there may be inexplicabe hurdles or delays. You may also lose your temper while interacting with co-workers involved in the same projects. Ganesha advises you to put such work aside for some time and channelise your energies towards more important things. Also, leave aside your routine chores that no more hold any interest for you. Take a break from everything that is bothering you. Personal life may be smooth this week. Love life may be extraordinary, so spend quality time romancing your spouse or sweetheart. If you are thinking in terms of  marrying your beloved, Ganesha gives you a green signal.

Pisces ( 19th February to 20th March ) : This week, you may find it difficult to concentrate on your work, predicts Ganesha. You may continue to work on an auto-mode, without putting your heart and soul in, whatever that is you may be doing. You will feel like changing your job because the present one is taking a heavy mental toll on you. You will start looking around for a job that is less mentally taxing, and though it may take time, you are eventually bound to find one that suits your nature because the stars are in you favour. As far as your relationships are concerned, some new ones may flourish around this period. However, there may be some differences you will need to work upon. Resolve the issues at an early stage before they blow up into huge disputes.

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