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Bodyweight Workout: How to Get a Toned Body at Home 

Who said you cannot workout without equipment or a gym? You certainly can! Your body weight is an excellent “equipment” for a full-body workout – anytime, anywhere. Bodyweight exercises are fun and super effective. In 20 minutes, you burn 300-500 calories. Do it 5 times a week, and you will burn 1500-2500 calories! Warm-up Before you start with the exercises, you must warm up for at least 10 minutes. Here’s a warm-up routine you can follow: Neck tilt – 1 set of 10 reps Neck rotations – 1 set of 10 reps Shoulder rotations – 1 set of 10 reps Arm rotations – 1 set of 10 reps Waist circles – 1 set of 10 reps Side bends – 1 set of 10 reps Side lunges – 1 set of 10 reps Spot jogging – 3 minutes Ankle rotation – 1 set of 10 reps Bodyweight Workouts To Build Muscle…

11 Side Effects of Green Tea You Need to Know

Going green is the key, they said. And that’s what we thought too. And we started drinking green tea. All well, until some person in some laboratory, does some research and comes up with something not-so-appealing. That green tea has side effects. And we better understand that too. Because yes, green tea has side effects. Green Tea – A Brief In a way, this could be the healthiest drink on the planet. And all those claims about green tea that have been grabbing your eyes and ears all these years, well, they are true. At least, most of them. The tea has been found to enhance brain function and prevent age-related memory issues. It also helps prevent cancer and is an effective ingredient that goes into most weight-loss diets. Antioxidants, if you ask me. That is what green tea is made of. Additional benefits include enhanced dental health and improved…

Detox Foods: 10 Foods to Cleanse Your Body Naturally

We are exposed to harmful substances every day. Pollutants in the air, harmful chemicals in household products, and additives in our food can have harmful effects on our mood, energy levels, behavior, and overall health. Fortunately, nature has gifted us with a range of healthy foods that can cleanse these harmful toxins from our bodies. When it comes to detoxification of your body, there are many methods you can follow and supplements you can take. One plan is to eat detoxifying foods. Here is a list of 10 detox foods that are a great enhancement to anyone’s diet. 1. Avocado These miracle fruits help flush out environmental toxins and bad cholesterol while improving oxygen flow in the blood. Their mystery lies in the nutrient glutathione, a powerful amino acid blend that fights against a large number of carcinogens. Avocados are also one of few fruits high in omega-3 fatty acids,…

Pink Sunrise: Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Strawberries and watermelon make an amazing refreshing smoothie! This pretty pink smoothie topped with healthy chia seeds and these fresh fruits blended with low-fat yogurt and no added sugar is so delicious and is the powerhouse of healthy nutrients that will keep you energized all day long. Strawberries, watermelon, low-fat yogurt and chia seeds are all you need to make this healthy smoothie. Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Cook Time: 20 mins Ingredients Let’s talk about the ingredients in this wholesome smoothie! Well, first of all, let’s talk about what’s not in this smoothie – “No Added Sugar”! That’s true, you don’t need any extra sugar in this smoothie, it gets loads of sweetness from the strawberries and the watermelon. There are only 4 ingredients in this healthy smoothie – strawberries, watermelon, low-fat yogurt, and chia seeds! 100 gms fresh strawberries 150 gms low-fat…

Infused Water Recipes that Will Keep You Hydrated

Be it summer or any other season, you want to stay hydrated. Water can help flush out toxins, aid weight loss, boost metabolism, keep your skin healthy, improve digestion, and what not! Wouldn’t it be wondrous if you could enhance the water with nutrients and make it visually more tempting? These colorful and delightful water recipes, enhanced with the virtue of fruits, herbs, and spices, will get your attention and be immensely advantageous for you. 1. Green Apple Lime Infused Water Steep Time – 1 hour Ingredients 12 slices of green apple 7 slices of lime 1-liter water How To Prepare Toss the apple and lime slices into a jar containing one liter of water. Let it steep for one hour in the refrigerator. Benefits Apples are rich in phytonutrients that help to fight cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and lower bad cholesterol levels. Limes are a great source of vitamin C…

10 Healthy Superfood Smoothies for Weight Loss

Want to get free of your thunder thighs and pot belly? Or do you want to stay fit and healthy? Then, you must try smoothies. Smoothies are appetizing, take less time to prepare, look tempting, and are the best option to take a break from chewing healthy food. And believe me, they are not disgusting. You will be surprised how balanced and delicious they are. These 10 quick and healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss can help melt the fat, flush out toxins, and increase your metabolism. So, get ready with your blender and start dropping those pounds. Let’s start! 10 Best Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss 1. Carrot, Watermelon and Cumin Smoothie Total Time: 10 minutes; Preparation Time: 7 minutes; Serves: 1 Ingredients ½ cup chopped carrot 1 cup seeded watermelon ½ teaspoon cumin powder A pinch of Himalayan pink salt How To Prepare Blend the carrot and watermelon…

Chia Seeds 101: Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) are powerful weight loss boosters. These small black and white nutrient-rich seeds belong to the mint family and are natives of Mexico and South America. Their dietary use dates back to the Mayan and Aztec cultures, and they were also used as currency. In the recent past, chia seeds have gained popularity as a superfood as they have numerous health benefits, such as weight loss, lowering LDL cholesterol, and protecting the heart. This article explains how chia seeds for weight loss work include a chia seed weight loss diet plan and ways to consume these seeds. What Are Chia Seeds? “Chia” means strength. These small pseudo-grains are rightly named so as they are rich in dietary fiber, protein, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). They expand and form a thick gel-like outer layer when you put them in water. In fact, they can hold up to…

Weight Loss Teas: Slimming Teas that Really Work

Tea is a beverage enjoyed by people all around the world that helps to boost your overall health and promotes weight loss. Most commonly this aromatic beverage is made by pouring hot water on the leaves of Camellia sinensis and then allowing them to steep for several minutes so that their flavor infuses into the water. Drinking tea has found to be associated with many health benefits such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventing the damage of cells. Research shows that drinking tea might also promote weight loss and help lose belly fat. Several types of tea have been found to be associated with weight loss. Below are the best teas that help in enhancing weight loss and reducing body fat. 1. Green Tea How Green Tea Helps in Weight Loss Green Tea is highly rich in catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG) and caffeine which are both responsible…

Apple Reset — Low Calorie Smoothie Recipe

This fresh blend of fruits and vegetables is implicative of the (overpriced) detox juice you might get at the juice bar…but with all the fiber (and nutrients adhered to the fiber) unimpaired! If you’re looking to cleanse your system, detox begins in the gut. Apple, celery, carrot, and spinach are all anti-inflammatory and support the digestive tract. Lime and ginger enhance flavors of this clean cocktail. Drink the advantages of these fruits and vegetables in their totality, and feel fabulous. It is also an outstanding smoothie to devour as part of a calorie-controlled diet because all ingredients are extremely low in calories, whilst remaining surprisingly satiating. By devouring this smoothie you can also expect to benefit from enhanced eye health, faster healing from injury and better neurological health. Ingredients 1 small piece of ginger, grated 1 cup of water 1 cup of spinach 1 medium red apple 3 stalks of…

Here’s Why Drinking Protein Powder May Not Be Good For You

Protein powder supplements are a trend these days. They certainly have advantages – they help the body meet their daily protein requirements. And that too, in an easy way. But excess consumption of protein supplements often does more harm than good. Side Effects Of Protein Supplements 1. Lead to Unhealthy Weight Gain This side effect surpasses the very objective of inventing protein supplements in the first place! If taken in excess amounts, protein supplements can make you gain weight. And by weight, we mean fat. When your workout routine does not meet up to your protein intake, the unutilized calories get transformed into fat. This fat gets accumulated day by day, causing you to gain weight quickly. It is surely not a good indication. 2. Might Affect Kidneys As protein is used by the body, it builds ammonia as a by-product. The ammonia is then transformed into urea, which is…