Quote of the Week

Quote #4

How you love yourself is
how you teach others to love you.
– Rupi Kaur

Food and Nutrition

Coffee and it’s benefits

If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.
– David Letterman

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We all are big fan of coffee aren’t we?
“Coffee” mainly derived from the Dutch word “Koffie” was mainly originated in Ethiopia in fifteenth century. It was primarily consumed in the Islamic world where it originated, which helped them to have fast in the day time and stay awake at night during Ramadan festival.
Eventually it was consumed throughout the world and eventually became the most popular beverage.

Nutrients content:
Coffee mainly contains caffeine which when absorbed by blood cells in our body, it travels to our brain and helps in enhancing of neurons firing.
Coffee is rich with vitamin B2, B3 and B5. It also contains manganese, potassium and magnesium.

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Benefits:
* Coffee is rich with antioxidants, which acts as an anti-aging for our skin as well as brain.
* Coffee increases energy level in our body and helps in fighting fatigue.
* It makes DNA strands much stronger in our body.
* Helps in burning fat and losing weight.
* It helps our digestive system in processing glucose.
* It lowers the risk of type 2 Diabetes and heart diseases.
* Protects from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
* Protects liver.
* Coffee instantly up-lifts our mood and helps people who suffer from depression.
* It helps in focusing and staying alert.
* It reduces the risk of cancer.

Though coffee has it’s own benefits, but if consumed in too much quantity on a daily basis, then it can be risky for our health.
Risks:
* It increases the risk of bone fracture for women.
* It can increases the risk of anxiety in people.
* It can cause insomnia and restlessness.
* It can raise blood pressure if consumed too much.

Coffee can also be used in many DIY skin care products. You can make a body scrub by mixing coffee powder, sugar and olive oil. It helps in de-tanning of your skin and keeps it moisturized. You can also mix coffee powder with coconut oil and apply it around the eyes to reduce the puffiness and dark circle.

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Merry Christmas to you all.
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Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak

Books

Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Does anyone ever like to welcome change into their life?
We all like to stay in our comfort zone and live our life blissfully, isn’t it?
But life doesn’t ever go as planned and we all are very well aware of it. So how do you deal with the changes that come in your journey of life? Do you embrace it happily or you start stressing out and stay stubbornly inside your precious cocoon?

This book tells a story of four different characters, who are facing the same situation but each one have a different approach to get out of it. When their only means of survival which is “cheese” is taken away from them, how they move on in life. Do they try to find a new way of survival or will they just give up? You need to read the book to know more about it.

Usually, self-help books are very directive with advice and instructions. But what I liked about this book is, you get to read a story and then you get to take life-lesson from it in your own perspective. Every person who reads this book tries to compare themselves with one of the four characters from the story.

There are a lot of people who are scared to get out of their comfort zone and many feel stuck in their current life. If you are one of those people, then this particular book is for you. In a way, it will make you believe that change can bring good into your life and make it better.

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Published date: September 7, 1998
Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher:  Putnam Adult
Page count: 94
My rating: 4/5

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Food and Nutrition

Green Tea And it’s Benefits

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As we know Green tea is trending a lot now a days. And many people wonder what is so good about it that every one is including it in their day to day life.

Green tea also biologically know as “Disambiguation” was mainly originated in China during reign of Emperor Shennong. And since then it has been used by the people of China on daily basis. Mainly produced and manufactured in China and then spread on a wider range of East Asia.

Green tea is made by withering and oxidation process done on Camellia Sinensis leaves and buds. It is rich in polyphenols and flavonoids which reduces inflammation. It contains catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Catechins are antioxidants that prevents cell damage.

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Benefits of Green Tea

  • It has anti-aging property for our skin as well as our brain. It reduces the aging of our cells.
  • It improves brain function and increases memory power.
  • It reduces the chance of Alzheimer in old age.
  • It boost immunity and helps fight catching flu or cold.
  • It lowers cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • It helps in preventing and reducing the type-2-diabetes.
  • It reduces bad breath and keeps our teeth and gums healthy.
  • It reduces the risk of cancer.
  • It increases metabolism in our body and helps in burning fat faster. Hence helps in weight loss.
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Beside all these we can use green tea in many other ways in our daily life.
The used tea leaves can be used in many home remedies for skin. Like keeping the used tea bags on our eyes for few minutes reduces the puffiness and dark circles around our eyes.
The leaves can be used in face packs by mixing it with curd and honey for amazing skin benefits.
If mixed with coconut oil and sugar, it can be used as a good body scrub as well.

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Have a great day ahead.

Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak