Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Why should you drink water from copper vessels?

According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel can balance all the three doshas in your body, (Vata, Kapha and Pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. It was found that when copper leaches into the water, it not only purifies the water but charges the water with its positive properties.

In one of the studies published in NCIB, scientists studied the effect of storing water in a copper pot on microbial-contaminated drinking water, including harmful diarrhoeagenic bacteria, including cholerae, E. coli, and Salmonella. The scientists stored the contaminated water in a copper vessel for 16 hours at room temperature and found that the copper surfaces completely killed the bacteria.

Termed as the Oligodynamic Effect, this water has the potency to destroy harmful microbes, fungi, bacteria, etc.

So here are some more health benefits of drinking water from copper vessels:
  • Strengthens your immune system - Copper acts as an extremely good immunity booster, which allows your body to defend itself from infection and heal faster.
  • Slows down ageing - Copper is a strong anti-oxidant. This reduces aging by activating the production of collagen protein that aids in the formation of new cells and connective tissues.
  • Anti-inflammatory and kills bacteria - Copper has anti-inflammatory properties. This helps relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints
  • Stimulates the brain  - Copper is known to have brain stimulant and anti-convulsive properties that prevents seizures.
  • Good for heart health & fights free radicals  - Copper is packed with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, which helps fight free radicals
  • Regulates melanin production - Copper is the main component in the production of melanin (a pigment that mitigates the color of our eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies.
  • Helps in digestion & aids in weight loss - Water from copper vessels tend to stimulate your digestive system, it helps in breaking food down far more efficiently than usual and also detoxifies the body.
  • Helps in absorption of iron in the body  - Copper helps in the absorption of iron from the intestinal tract and in the release from its primary storage sites like the liver.
It is recommended that you drink water stored in copper vessels first thing in the morning, so that your empty stomach can properly absorb it.

Start enjoying the health benefits of your own copper water bottle or jugs. AE NATURALS presents leak proof water bottles made with pure virgin copper which will keep you hydrated.

Click here to check out more styles and variety on the copper bottles and jugs.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Indulge in some "self-love" this Women's Day

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe. The theme this year is #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Indulge in some “self-love” this year. Allocate some “me time”.  Take time to replenish, treasure and work on yourself and your goals.

Here is a list of 10 gift ideas that you can give yourself and the beautiful ladies around you this Women’s day.

1) Take a moment for yourself to unwind and nourish your skin with the finest herbal and organic bath and body products.
2) The skin around the eyes is fragile, prone to dryness and quicker to show age. Eye gels and creams can address some of these issues. Try some of our herbal eye gels.
3) Hair care is of utmost importance. Taking care of your hair is important for having healthy hair and avoid damage that can lead to hair loss. Check out some of our hair care kits or browse through a huge variety of natural hair oils, shampoos, conditioners, etc. 
4) Try Yoga. Apart from the ample health benefits that Yoga provides, it also helps you connect to yourself and feel comfortable in your own body. Here are a few accessories that will help you realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body and mind. 
5) Boost your mood with aromatherapy to promote the health of body, mind and spirit. Try some of our herbal Aromatherapy oils and incense sticks. We have a huge variety of essential oils which can be used in combination with carrier oils
6) Indulge in some Perfumes and Body Mists to keep smelling and feeling fresh all day long. 
7) Add oils to your beauty routine to address your specific skin, hair, or makeup concern. Beauty oils deliver intense hydration and deep cellular support to soothe nourish your skin. 
8) Take up a hobby like Gardening. In addition to providing nutritious veggies and beautiful flowers gardening offers opportunities for physical activity. We have a lovely selection of seeds from herbs, flowers, veggies to ornamental plants and accessories to ease you into the process.
9) Scientific evidence shows that some dietary supplements are beneficial for overall health and for managing various health conditions. Some supplements can play an important role in health. Check out some of our Ayurvedic natural supplements for health conditions unique to women such as pregnancy, breast health, menstrual health, fertility, menopause and more.

It is time to be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold action to unleash your potential. Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy Women's Day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Celebrate an Organic and Herbal Holi !!!

 The most vibrant and energetic Indian festival Holi is right around the corner.

The festival celebrates the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Amidst the festivities, it’s very important to be aware and avoid any mishaps or injuries linked with the celebration.

We have put together a few quick tips to enjoy a happy and safe Holi.

  1. Use organic and natural colors or gulal that are safe to play with. Do not use chemical-based colors, which are highly toxic and can be harmful to your hair or skin. Click here to buy them online.
  2. Slather liberal amounts of creams/lotions all over your body before stepping out for the celebrations. The layer of cream will act as a shield from the colors. You can buy some herbal body lotions from here.
  3. Oil your hair at least 2-3 hours before playing Holi. You can use natural oils which form a coating on the hair surface, so the colors do not penetrate. Get some herbal ayurvedic hair oils such as hibiscus or brahmi from here.
  4. Apply a good sunscreen to save your skin from being damaged by the sun. Click here to buy herbal and organic sunscreen lotions.
  5. Use a good quality cleansing milk to remove stains. You can try these herbal and organic body cleansers. Or use your choice of 100% natural and chemical free soap or body wash.
  6. Wash your hair immediately after playing Holi. First let the colors just rinse off under running water and then use an herbal or a mild shampoo. Avoid using harsh chemical shampoos or cleaners to get rid of the color. Use natural or organic hair cleansers to gently remove the color.

We wish you a very Happy, Safe and eco-friendly Holi!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Menstrual Cup - for a Hassle Free Period!

What is a Menstrual Cup?

Menstrual Cup is a step towards hassle-free period and saving the environment from the harmful effects of sanitary napkins and tampons.
A menstrual Cup is a type of female hygiene product which is made of medical grade silicone, shaped like a bell and is flexible. It is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch menstrual fluid (blood).

Why should you use it?

It is a healthy, reusable and Eco-friendly substitute to the Sanitary Napkins and Tampons. Unlike tampons and pads, the Cup collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it.
Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it.
Rustic Art creates 100% platinum siliconMenstrual Cup.It is eco-friendly, easy to use, hygienic, reusable, economical and non-allergic.

How is Menstrual Cup better than Tampons or Pads?

It is eco-friendly. Menstrual cup is reusable
It is wallet-friendly. Menstrual cups have an average life of 10 years.
It is long-lasting. You can leave it in for 12 hours. Tampons/Pads need to be changed every 4 to 8 hours, depending on your flow. But cups can stay in longer, so they’re good for overnight protection.
There is less odor. Menstrual blood can start to smell when it’s exposed to air. But your cup forms an airtight seal.
It is safe. Experts say it’s safer than a tampon, because it has a lower risk of toxic shock syndrome, bacterial infection. When compared to a pad, there’s no chance of chafing or rash.

When should you use it?

Just before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon without an applicator. Used correctly, you shouldn’t feel it once it is in.
To remove it, you pull the stem sticking out the bottom and pinch the base to release the seal. Then you just empty, wash with soap and water, and replace. At the end of your cycle, you can sterilize your cup in boiling water.

Where can I buy it from?

There are so many brands of menstrual cups available now. To name a few, you can buy from -

Have a pain free and hassle-free period.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My guest post on www.thealternative.in

My guest post was published on www.thealternative.in yesterday. Do take a look on their homepage for the article titled "15 replacements to make your diet healthy" or go to http://thealternative.in/environment/15-replacements-to-make-your-diet-healthy/

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Top Six Seeds for Good Health

Seeds may be tiny but they are packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. They are now being recognized as a very nutritious snack with an added benefit of being low in calories. A recent article in Times of India also reinforces this fact. 

It is best recommended that seeds be consumed in their raw natural form. For gaining maximum nutrition, try and avoid roasting or cooking any seeds. Here is our list of the top 6 healthiest seeds you should add to your diet (in no particular order):

Sunflower Seeds are rich in Vitamin E which can help the circulatory system function perform better. It also has a calming effect on your brain because of high levels of tryptophan which creates a relaxing effect. Sunflower seeds are also the perfect phytochemical-rich seeds for those of us looking to lose weight, as they promote healthy digestion and increase fiber intake. These seeds are extremely rich in folate, a very important nutrient for women. They are packed full of good fats, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, selemium and copper, all crucial elements in preventing heart disease, cancer and other forms of cellular damage. 

Pumpkin seeds have properties that help alleviate inflammation without any side effects. Some  scientific studies have shown that the components of pumpkin seeds may stop the triggering of cancerous behavior in male prostate cells. It has properties which alleviate depression without any side effects that is caused by medications. These seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, two important nutrients that may play a role in warding off inflammation, arthritis and osteoporosis. Finally, pumpkin seeds are high in phytosterols, plant components that aid in keeping stable levels of cholesterol, enhanced immune response, as well as cancer-fighting attributes. 

Sesame Seeds are considered most mineral-rich foods in the world. Traditional societies have touted the positive benefits of this seed for thousands of years. They are rich in calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins, and fiber. Sesame seeds are unique in their chemical structure. Possessing important cholesterol-fighting fibers known as lignans, studies show that these seeds can lower blood pressure, as well as protect the liver from damage. Sesame seeds also may help prevent arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, menopause, osteoporosis and PMS.

Watermelon seeds are often not eaten along with the fruit. In fact, sun dried watermelon seeds are very popular. It contains iron, potassium, vitamins, fats and calories which is important for everyday nutrition. Watermelon seeds should be chewed before swallowing if its nutritional content is desired.

Chia Seeds are packed full of fiber, protein, nutrient oils, various antioxidants and even calcium. These seeds are extremely tiny, yet extremely potent. Studies show that chia seeds stabilize the blood sugar, lower our risks for cardiovascular disease, as well as assist weight loss. These amazing little seeds are an excellent source of high-quality fats, as they are made up of a whopping 34% pure omega-3 oils. Infact, according to this abc.com article, they are the absolute best source of omega three fats on the market, hands down, when you consider the ratio of omega three to omega six.

Flax Seeds are high in Omega-3, fiber and phytochemicals (anitoxidants). Flax seed is very low in carbohydrates making it ideal for people who want to limit starches and sugars. Due to high fiber content and healthy fat, it is used for weight loss and maintenance. Flax seeds can  be eaten by sprinkling on top of salads,  ground in puddings, milk shakes or also as is. However, it is not recommended to have more than 2-3 tsp per day due to its laxative effects being rich in fiber content. Once ground for consumption, these seeds becomes rancid fast so need to be consumed within a few hours.  

Visit our website to browse the variety of seeds available. You can buy them individually or pick our unique blend of most of these seeds to gain the maximum advantage. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Announcing various new brands and categories on www.shophealthy.in

www.shophealthy.in is pleased to announce the addition of brand new categories of products besides Kitchen items such as Beauty, Ready to Eat, Seeds, Dry Fruits and products for various other health conditions such as Diabetes, Weight Loss, Heart Health, Health Supplements, General Wellness / Immunity  and a lot more. Do take a look at the refreshed e-store with a plethora of new brands and products that have recently been added. 

Also hurry to avail the latest offer of 10% of on Vedantika Herbals Food & Beauty products! 

Vedantika Herbals is a certified herbals cosmetics and foods manufacturer. Their products are 100% natural and do not contain preservatives, colors or fragrances. Vedantika Herbals Food products include Instant Energy Drinks, Healthy Candies, Milk Shakes and Instant Soups. Our Beauty category includes their products including herbal shampoos, face wash, face packs etc. For a limited time only there is a 10% introductory promotion on all Vedantika's products. 

Visit our website and click on home page banner to see Vedantika's great products especially for you. We hope you enjoy them!