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15 Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera with its way of Uses!

Aloe vera is very well known for its soothing and cooling features. Aloe vera is just as like as a miracle plant which helps in giving you all-round beauty from head to toe. Aloe vera Beauty Benefits of Aloe Veragel can be obtainted right from the plant. Now a days there are several types of alovera gel is available in the market but aloe vera gel is the most potent when used directly from the plant. Here we will aware you about top 15 beauty benefits of alovera and the way that how could you use for getting such a benefits.

Beauty benefits of Aloe Vera

Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera1. Aloe vera is very much helpful in treating puffiness of your eyes. If your eyes are puffy, then go grab aloe vera gel from the aloe vera plant you planted in your garden and dab on your under eyes areas. It helps a lot. That is why aloe vera is the main ingredient in all the creams available in the market, which claim to drive out dark circles.

2. If you have any cuts, wounds or blisters on the skin, then rub the pod of aloe vera on your skin to heal them fast.

3. Apply aloe vera gel on your dry and chapped lips to hydrate and heal them fast. Aloe vera gel mixed with olive oil works wonders as a lip balm. Give it a try.

4. Aloe vera gel is a great aid for removing dandruff and Psoriasis. Simply apply aloe vera gel on your hair as you do your favorite styling gel.

5. Aloe vera is a natural blood purifier that gives a natural glow to your skin when taken orally on a regular basis. Regular intake of aloe vera gel aids in weight loss too.

6. Aloe vera helps in growth of hair too. As Aloe vera clears the accumulation of toxins from the digestive system, which is the main reason for hair loss.

7. Aloe vera gel is a great aid for curing all sorts of blemishes. Burst 2-3 vitamin E capsules with a pin and add them to aloe vera gel. This mixture is a wonderful home remedy for removing pigmentation marks, acne marks and strech marks too.

8. Saturate a small cotton ball in aloe vera gel. Let the cotton soak up the natural goodness of aloe vera gel for some time. Next , tape this cotton to your wart for few minutes . You can put aloe vera gel on the wart directly also. Wart will fall off in few weeks with regular applications.

9. You can prepare a soothing mask for your skin with aloe vera gel .Take 4 spoons of pure aloe vera gel (right from the plant), 2 spoons of plain yoghurt, 6 spoons of cucubmer juice. Mix them well and leave this preparation on the skin for 20 minutes. You can apply this mask once or twice a week. You will get flawless and glowing skin.

10. Aloe vera reaches down the seven layers to your skin to hydrate it. It brightens and lightens your skin tone.

11. Aloe vera gel does wonder for acne-removal due to its anti-fungal properties. Apply it on the acne-affected skin , acne will surely lessen in 7 days. Aloe vera reduces the swelling, inflammation due to acne and prevents the further break out of acne also.

12. Apply aloe vera gel mixed with cod live oil on your face at night to ward off wrinkles and premature aging. When used for long time, it can surely lessen age spots. It promotes cellular regeneration and healthy skin cell turnover too. So use aloe vera gel daily to retain your youthful charm for long.

13. Aloe vera is a natural sunscreen that cures suntan and prevents your skin from further tanning.

14. Aloe vera gel is a great help for treating brittle and dry finger nails. Take 2 spoons of aloe vera gel and 2 spoons of witch- hazel. Blend them together and apply on your fingernails and wipe off the excess with a tissue. This applications gives you a healthy and shiny nails.

15. You can make a lip gloss at home with 2 spoons of alovera gel, 2 spoons of petroleum jelly, 8 drops of your favorite flavored oil like coconut or mint oil etc. Mix them well and heat this mixture in microwave for 1.5-2 minutes and pour this mixture into a container covered with lid. Let it cool down and your natural lip gloss is ready to use. You can apply it on your nude lips or can slick over your lipstick as a lip gloss.

We have wide range of such a beauty tips from the desk of experts that will definitely help for solving several beauty problems.

Secrets for Increasing Height by Dr Khurram!

Secrets for Increasing Height The majority of people stop growing at certain age i.e. 25 for men and 21 for women. But these numbers can be changed through numerous tips and methods for example exercises like pull-ups, physical activities like skipping, cycling, the right diet, and other methods can help in increasing height naturally even after a period of time when it is generally believed that they have stopped growing. Natural remedies can help to increase height but a doctor or a health expert also would be able to guide you properly as to the diet and exercises that you should adopt to increase your height naturally.

However here is a recipe that will help for growing your height. It is very easy to make and good in taste as well. Take every day 3 times a day. This remedy is also useful for flu, allergy and constipation.

Ingredients:

  • Boiled and mashed potato – 2 kg
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Dry milk powder – 250gm
  • Condensed milk – 1 cup
  • Green cardamom powder – 2 tsp
  • Saffron – 1 pinch

Method:
Take a pan, add mashed potato along with 2 cups of water and bring to boil. When starts boiling add milk powder, condensed milk, cardamom powder and saffron, mix and cook well. Let it cool down and divide into small tablets.

We have wide range of health and beauty tips from the desk of experts that will definitely help you for solving many issues.

Advantages of Apple Juice & Some Exciting Finding!

Advantages Apple Juice & Some Exciting Finding!No doubt apple is said to be on the top of the healthiest fruits and the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” has proved itself right several times. Apple and Apple juice both have an extended list of health benefits. Let us look into the Apple juice benefits and find out the nutrition facts along with some interesting recipes we can make with apple juice.

Nutrition Facts related to Apple juice
Serving size: 6 OZ of apple juice

The above mentioned serving size of Apple juice contains 87 calories from which 97.9% are carbs and 2.1% fat. 6 OZ of Apple juice contains 5mg of Sodium and 20 grams of sugar. The values are based on the 2000 calories diet.

Apple Juice Benefits
A research study shows that most of the people drink apple juice in breakfast. Apple juice is rich in Vitamins and contains nutrients our body needs to fight diseases. Let us explore a few Apple juice benefits and find out what our glass of Apple juice actually serves us.

  • Apple juice contains an ample amount of Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A helps to improve vision as it contains beta-carotene. On the other hand Vitamin C is a good source of anti oxidant and makes our immune system strong. The anti oxidants are said to help in cancer prevention. Other vitamins found in Apple juice in comparatively small proportion are Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, B2 and B3.
  • Apple juice is a good source of fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Apple juice contains pectin which not just flushes the toxic materials from the body but also keeps the intestine in good health and helps in relieving perpetual constipation.
  • The insoluble fiber in apple cleans the intestinal track and clears the way for food to travel easily through the digestive system
  • Few researches have shown that Apple juice can help in increasing brain power and heals memory loss problems. (discussed below in detail)
  • Apple juice benefits the skin too. The minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper and chlorine makes your skin glow and gives your nails and hair a healthy look.
  • The potassium in apple juice makes the bones healthy and reduces arthritis symptoms.
  • The sugar content in Apple juice acts as an instant source of energy.
  • See how Apple juice benefits for the smokers. Surprised? If you are a smoker (which is not good for health), you should drink apple juice so that the anti oxidants can detoxify and clean your lungs so you can breathe easily.

Interesting Apple Juice finding
The foam or cloud on the top of the apple juice is often ignored or filtered while serving. Do you know what are you filtering away? The apple juice foam has a higher proportion of antioxidants in compare to the juice that rests below it in the glass. The filtration removes some healthy elements of the apple juice such as fiber and vitamin. So next time you have your Apple juice make sure to have it with the foamy cloud that has a health value attached.

Except apple juices you may also use apple for cooking many other delicious taste of dishes. Karachifoods has wide range of apple recipes with some easy cooking tips.

Yogurt Good Source for losing Weight!

Yogurt Good Source for losing Weight!Although there are several theories about yogurt, yet no one has ever proved that it is harmful for health. Yogurt has always come out to be the most beneficial product for human beings. Research work has been going on, in different universities of the world, to know about more and more advantages of this dairy product.

Many people use it for its gorgeous taste, while others may use it for the health-related benefits. Moreover, yogurt, available in the market easly. Before using any particular brand, you must have full knowledge about the ingredients that it contains because Pasteurized yogurt is different from the normal homemade one. A yogurt serving means a boost in your fat burning process and weight
loss.

A research was conducted on obese people who ate fat-free yogurt along with low calorie diet for 12 weeks. The obese people were divided into two groups. One was given simple diet while the other got simple diet along with 3 servings (6 oz each) of yogurt. Both groups got 500 calories less than their normal diet. The second group lost 22% extra weight, 61% more fat, and 81% more fat from around the stomach. The first group also lost weight but not as much as the second one. The International Journal of Obesity quoted these results.

It is evident from the research that low-fat dairy products contain protein and calcium that are helpful in burning fat and losing weight.

Some of the advantages of yogurt are as follows:

1. Low fat yogurt is pro-biotic. It contains bugs that are useful for human body.

2. Yogurt with “Active Yogurt Cultures” may provide you with necessary vitamins, proteins, iodine, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, and zinc.

3. Calcium in yogurt tells fat to produce cortisol hormone less in number; this allows you to lose weight rapidly. (Cortisol hormone is produced around the waistline due to fat and it causes more fat to be accumulated around your waist and stomach.)

4. Amino acids in protein repair your muscles while crabs replace energy stores in muscles.

5. Salt (Sodium chloride) is normally taken in more than our body needs. The excess of salt may cause heart and kidney diseases. Potassium, present in yogurt (600 mg per 8 oz), helps our body to get rid of the excessive sodium.

6. Body immunity is boosted.

7. Colds and stomach diseases remain away from regular yogurt eaters.

Thus, yogurt has proved to be beneficial in maintaining human health. It has proved to be the best possible diet in losing weight. It may also be taken with fruits, almonds, pistachio, peanuts and salads, and so on.

Anti-polio campaign will begin in FATA on 23-March 2013!

PESHAWAR: Anti-polio drive will be launched on March 23 in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Geo News reported on Monday.

However, the children in South and North Waziristan agencies would be deprived from the immunization against the crippling disease due to security concerns.

Political authorities said during the three-day campaign almost 700,000 children would be administered anti-polio vaccine. They said 200,000 children in South and North Waziristan tribal region would not be administered the anti-polio drops.

Reference: (The news Pakistan 11-March-20013)

Benefits and Variety of Strawberry in Pakistan!

Benefits and Variety of Strawberry in PakistanStrawberry is well-known as the most appetizing and very nutritive fruit. According to agricultural experts, it has enormous dietetic value and one of the potential sources of protein, carbohydrates, fats and vitamin. In Pakistan, it is consumed in fresh form as well as in processed form for making squashes, jams and jellies which may used throughout the year. Main varieties of strawberry which are cultivated in Pakistan are Douglas and Toro appropriate for southern areas of Pakistan whereas Chandler, Cruz Pocahontas and Tufts are suitable for Islamabad and Honeyo, Chandler, Gorella and Corona are recommended for Swat however It is mainly growing in northern areas of the country like Swat, Charsadda, Mansehra, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mardan, Peshawar and some parts of central and south Pakistan like Gujrat, Sialkot, Jhelum, Chakwal, Multan and Karachi.

Almost total cost of production of this fruit crop more than or near about is Rs. 100,000 per acre and revenue is Rs. 200,000 per acre. It is grown on an area of around 78 hectares with annual production of about 274 tonnes. The average per acre yield of this fruit crop is very low as compared to other strawberry growing countries of the world due to defective agronomic practices, lack of appropriate research work and lack of economic and market value of strawberry cultivation among the strawberry cultivators.

Now days, retail prices of this fruit are in the range of Rs. 140 to 180 per kg. The strawberry supply commences at the end of January and continues until the end of May each year in the country. Mostly, the buyers of this fruit are rich citizens, foreigners, hotels, milkshake shops and processors etc. In Pakistan, it has a vast potential due to the varied climatic conditions that are favourable to its growth.

So lets enjoy the delicious strawberry like

  • Add sliced strawberries to a mixed green salad.
  • Add strawberries to a smoothie with yogurt and orange juice.
  • Mix chopped strawberries with cinnamon, lemon juice, and maple syrup to use as a topping for waffles and pancakes.
  • Place sliced strawberries on toast instead of jam.
  • Dip strawberries in antioxidant rich dark chocolate for a delicious and nutritious dessert.

Karachifoods also has the wide range of strawberry recipes from the desk of experts.

Get Some Natural Remedies for Hyper-pigmentation!

A skin disorder in which definite areas of skin become patchy and dark is known as Hyper-pigmentation that is a result of excessive production of melanin. Besides that, there are many other factors like hormonal imbalances, certain ailments, excessive sun exposure, etc. that generates Hyper-pigmentation, that can occur on almost any part of the body.
But in most cases the skin of the face is most likely to get it, that make your skin look unpleasant and can cause of your lower confidence. There is variety of treatments available to get rid of such a dieses by visiting your dermatologist. However, if you intend to solve this problem naturally, given below are some of home remedies to deal with Hyper-pigmentation.

Milk And Honey
Apply a paste of milk and honey on the affected areas to safely eradicate Hyper-pigmentation. You can also use curd on your face and other areas of your skin. Milk and curds contain lactic acid that peels off the old skin of affected areas over a certain periods of time. Also honey has many curative values that works wonders and is less messy remedy for Hyper-pigmentation.

Vegetable Juices
Vegetable juices like tomato, potato, cucumber etc. can be applied on the skin to lighten up your pigmentation. These juices can also be applied on rest of your body to lighten up your complexion thoroughly. This remedy is suitable for all skin types and can be used by everyone on a regular basis. Plus these juices also soothe the skin and make you look fresh all day long.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is also called as skin vitamin, and should be taken through your diet on a daily basis. It is most needed for hyper pigmented skin as it requires more attention as compared with normal skin. You can massage your skin with vitamin E oil to decrease Hyper-pigmentation. Vitamin E supplements also helps in promoting skin vitality.

Avocados
Avocados are immensely dense in vitamin E, you can make a paste of avocados by mashing it properly also add in milk to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on affected areas to get positive results.

Almonds
Almond are rich source of vitamin E, soak few almonds overnight and then form a paste of almonds with milk and apply it all over your face. Wear it for some time and wash it off later to have a lighter and clearer skin. Having almonds daily.

Face Masks
For gorgeous and blemish free skin apply the following masks that are guaranteed to give you clearer skin over a period of time.

1. Oatmeal Pack: Make a powder of oatmeal and store it to use as a face pack. You require making a paste of oatmeal powder by adding in some honey and milk. Apply it on the affected skin. Leave it on till its thoroughly dried. Now wash it off to get blemish free skin.

2. Sandalwood Pack: Another soothing face pack for solving Hyper-pigmentation is a sandalwood pack. You need to form a paste by using sandalwood powder with some milk and turmeric powder. You can also use gram flour powder in place of sandalwood powder, to treat Hyper-pigmentation.

3. Orange Peel Pack: Dry orange peel powder can be a perfect remedy for Hyper-pigmentation. Add cold raw milk and honey to some orange peel powder, apply it on and let it rest for 30 minutes and wash it off afterwards.

Mint Leaves
Mint is an effective remedy for dark spots as it has very soothing and curing properties. Simply crush some mint leaves and make a paste with a dash of cold raw milk.Then applies it on the troubled skin to eliminate signs of Hyper-pigmentation.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is an herb which helps a great deal in curing many health problems and skin disorders. Aloe Vera is great for curing skin related problems. It has antiseptic properties that assist to treat Hyper-pigmentation, eczema, psoriasis, etc. You can extract its gel from the aloe Vera plant and apply on affected parts of your skin to lighten it up.

Olive Oil
Olive oil has anti inflammatory properties that make it very effective remedy to treat Hyper-pigmentation. You need to do light massage of olive oil on regular basis and taking steam after olive oil application can also help remove the impurities as well as dead skin and good for reducing Hyper-pigmentation.

By the help of above mentioned natural remedies you can prevent your skin from Hyper-pigmentation. So keep in touch with KF and get the many useful natural remedies, delicious recipes and many more about health beauty and foods.

Keep Using Green Tea Good for Your Health & Beauty!

 

Green tea is such a product that has maximum concentration of very powerful antioxidants which are called polyphenols. It is made from leaves which are not fermented yet and have all the required qualities. According to University of Maryland also report that green tea and its extracts are used even to prevent skin cancer or basically to prevent the skin from sun damages. It is one of the major components in most of the skin care products these days. Other great beefite of the green tea is that the polyphenols contains great anti-aging instruments and have perfect effect for the skin.

So let us show you some of the roles that have been applied to the green tea.

Against Sun Damage
Green tea is a good source of protector from the sun’s ultraviolet B rays which can cause premature aging of the skin. This is proved by a research and a study done by scientist and published in the 2011 “Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology”.

Against Wrinkles
As you have know now that it is a great anti-aging product and it can be found in some wrinkles creams. A Korean study published in 2005 “American Journal of Chinese Medicine” make the statement that the polyphenols contained in green tea have anti-wrinkle effects.

Great Moisturizer
However it is not a moisturizer itself but has great antioxidant effects that are reportedly used in some antioxidants on the market. They can prevent and soften the dry type of skin and even temporarily help with pulp fine lines. One of the main qualities of the moisturizers is that they help retain water in the upper layer of the skin.

Help Against Puffy Eyes
To reduce puffy eyes you can simply use the bags of the green tea. It is possible trough the tannin contained in the green tea – it may constrict blood vessels and tighten the skin. To reduce puffy eyes place the moistened green tea bag on each eye for about 15 minutes, than rinse with water.

As a Skin Toner
Green tea is used for skin toner to minimize pores, remove excess dirt and makeup and clarify the skin. To use it this way, pour brewed green tea into ice cube tray and freeze it. When the cubes begin to form apply the tea with a cotton ball to your face.

So lets enjoy the taste of green tea because it is only good in taste but also good for your health & beauty as well.

Shahid Afridi Splice Restaurant Launched in Lahore!

Now a day’s Shahid Afridi is away from cricket but he is still making him highlight in news.  After getting success in apparel industry by running brands stores of both for men and women. Recently, Afridi landed his foots into food industry too. He launched a chain under his brand name “Splice Restaurants” in Q-Block Gulberg, Lahore because in today’s world, you can not limit yourself in one sector, you must have to look in other areas and find the investment opportunities that will pay you in short and long term. Shahid Afridi has the same mind as he has started his restaurant by opening Splice Restaurant.

The opening ceremony was interesting as very big names were present at Splice restaurant such as Imran Khan, Atif Aslam, Moammar Rana, Mushtaq Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal and Inzamam-ul-Haq were all there along with host Shahid Afridi. Here you may enjoy many delicious taste of foods like Asian Fusion, Barbeque, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffets, Burgers, Chinese, Diners, Fast Food, Indian/Pakistani, Italian, Sandwiches, Seafood, Singaporean, Thai, Vegetarian…etc. the environment is awesome infect its best place for eating out with friends and families.