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.

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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.

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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.