Calcium and its Benefits

Calcium is a mineral that is very important for various functioning of our body. Calcium plays a vital role in blood clotting, transmission of nerve impulses, regulate heart beat. According to a study, 99 percent of calcium is present in bone and teeth. The remaining one percent is present in blood and other tissues.

Sources of Calcium:

Calcium intake is mainly through two sources, one is dietary supplements and the other is food rich in calcium. Few foods rich in calcium are:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Almonds
  • Yogurt
  • Egg
  • Peas
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Tofu
  • Broccoli
  • Orange Juice
  • Sardiness
  • Collards
  • Potato

Health Benefits

Healthy Bone: Calcium helps in maintaining healthy bone. Till the age of 20 the calcium accumulation is at its peak. Proper diet with balanced calcium intake can lead to prevention of osteoporosis.

Prevention of Cancer: Calcium rich sources can prevent colon and rectal cancers.

Weight Management: Proper calcium intake can help in weight loss by binding to fat in the digestive system, preventing absorption, therefore lowering the calories.

Stronger Teeth: Teeth are comprised of calcium and hence to keep them healthy it is advised to add proper calcium to diet.

Healthy Heart: Diet rich in calcium can help in relaxation of smooth muscles and hence reduce blood pressure.

Make the Environment Green and Clean

Number of Plant and tress are continuously decreasing with the increase demand of infrastructure, multiplexes and buildings. No one bothers about the adverse effect on the environment and climatic changes. With every increase in deforestation there is a change in environmental condition popularly known as “Global Warming”.

Trees plantation helps in balance of wild life by providing them food and shelter. Balance of Carbon-dioxide and oxygen should be maintained to reduce fatal disease and climatic variations. Trees plantation can reduce the soil erosion and even lessen the adverse effect of air pollution.

Items that Can be reused
Paper Old copies
Old books
Paper bags
Newspapers
Old greeting cards
Cardboard box
Plastic Containers
Bottles
Bags
Sheets
Glass and ceramics Bottles
Plates
Cup
Bowls
Miscellaneous Old cans
Utensils
Clothes
Furniture

With increase in the number of automobiles, the pollution level has also increased but to get rid of the fatal and adverse effect we have not contributed our share. Let’s Plant more trees in order to save our mother Earth and protect environment from climatic changes.

Recycle and reuse of the materials that have already been used and have been thrown in dustbin can also make a huge difference in saving natural resources and energy. We can collect the garbage from our kitchen where organic waste such as leftover foodstuff, vegetable peels, and spoilt or dried fruits and vegetables can be easily found may help in the compost pits that have been dug in the garden.

How to maintain a Healthy credit score with multiple Credit Cards

Credit Card has become a necessity as well as a trend in today’s life. It helps to go digital in a very easy way for online payment. But maintaining multiple credit cards is not that easy.

So if you are having multiple Credit Cards, you need to maintain their payment in a very systematic way else Credit Score may be affected.

Companies are attracting people with numerous offers in various section like reward points, discount in travel tickets and hotels, online shopping etc, so people don’t even think a minute to go for an additional card. But we should know that more number of cards may affect your CIBIL score.

So, what can be the Ideal number of cards one can have?

Our society is divided into two kinds of people. Some believe to have as many as card as possible for fulfilling their requirement and some prefer to have one or none.

If you are having multiple cards you should pay your bills on regular basis without fail or else it can hamper your Credit Score. Again a poor credit score can detain any bank to offer you additional Credit Card or Loan.

For avoiding these situations the repayment should be more particular. A delay in payment within due date may cost you only 1000 bucks fine but it can be responsible for around 30% of your Credit Score.

Again availing more credit liberally through multiple cards will be reflected in your credit reports which will be a bad impression to bank. They generally deny any loan or credit card to such kind of applicants.

Applying multiple cards or loans in a small span of time may also affect your credit score.

If you have credit card but you are not using it in a regular way, it can be considered as inactive and it will be shown separately in your credit reports.

Paying your bills on time is the only solution to have a good credit score and have a trouble less way to avail credit cards or loans.

Destination Alert by Indian Railways

As time changes, technologies are getting smarter. Our Indian Railway is also taking a step forward with it. Recently Indian Railways has announced one service which you will really appreciate. This service is basically for the person who travels at night and also having his destination during sleeping hours.

If you are travelling and your destination is supposed to come at night, they this service is for you because Indian Railways will wake you up before you reach your destination. You just need to follow a simple step:

  • Send an SMS typing “ALERT” followed by your 10 digit PNR Number and send it to 139. Or
  • Make a call at 139 and enter your 10 digit PNR number following the instructions.

Your phone alarm will be set at your destination time and before reaching there even if you will be sleeping, it will start ringing and you will be waken up.
So now you can rely on these services and sleep without any worry while travelling to miss your destination because India Railways is taking care of your destination.

Provident Fund Withdrawal to Become Easier

In India there are more than 4 crore subscribers for provident fund. Therefore the government has simplified the norms for withdrawal. According to new rule, a partial PF withdrawal is possible by submitting appropriate documents for justifying the purpose without any approval from employer.

You need to submit a self-declaration using a composite form under various grounds. Employee’s Provident Fund Organization has announced a new rule for making partial withdrawal of PF for medical bills, home loans/ land purchase, education of children, marriage of children etc. The employee registered with EPFO can submit composite form along with self-declaration in various grounds.

It includes the fund you need in advance for treatment of illness including hospitalization lasting for more than one month or if suffering from TB, Leprosy, cancer, paralysis heart ailment etc.

Earlier the member had to produce doctor certificate or medical certificate for withdrawing provident fund but now it has been changed. Member doesn’t require submitting any kind of certificate now for medical purpose. One can withdraw up to 6 months of his salary for illness.

EPFO allows withdrawing 90% of provident fund for home or land purchase. It is also allowed to pay loan EMI by using provident fund.

For Children Education or marriage, partial PF withdrawal is allowed.

For any kind of withdrawal, members just need to submit a self-declaration which includes claim form.

Member having their Aadhar card, PAN card and a registered bank account in EPFO can direct submit claim form in EPFO portal.

Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has proved to be the most important herbs used across the globe. It’s often referred to as “Queen of the Spices” as it has various benefits. It is loaded with lots of beneficial nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, niacin, Potassium, Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, iron and dietary fiber that helps to get rid of various health problems.

Anti-Carcinogenic: Components present in turmeric protects radiation-induced tumors. Turmeric protects against tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer.

Anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral: Turmeric has anti-bacterial and antiviral properties to strengthen immune system as it contains lipopolysaccharide. Turmeric provides healing of wounds and helps to cure cough, cold and flu.

Anti-Oxidant: Turmeric has an anti-oxidant property which helps to scavenge the free radicals that harms the body. Anti-oxidants may also lead to overcome LDL (Bad) Cholesterol thus protecting heart from blockage or heart attack.

Controls Diabetes: Turmeric has the property of regulating insulin level and thus helps to cure and control chances of Diabetes.

Prevents Acne & Pimples: Turmeric has both antibacterial and antiviral properties which help in prevention of acne and pimples on face.

Controls Oil Secretion: Turmeric powder if mixed in a face pack may control the oil secretion from sebaceous gland.

Painkillers: Turmeric when applied as a paste on surface of skin in case of any injury acts as a painkiller.

Helps in Weight Loss: Turmeric aids in weight loss due to the presence of Curcumin.

Benefits Of Yogurt

Yogurt is the most nutritious dairy product made by bacterial fermentation of milk. “Yogurt Culture” is the method that ferments lactose, the natural sugar present in milk to make yogurt. Yogurt is beneficial in several ways:

  • Helps to Maintain Healthy Gastrointestinal Activity: Yogurt contains many beneficial probiotics such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium that helps to get rid from diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. The Probiotics present in yogurt helps to flush off the harmful bacteria from gut.
  • Boosts Immune System: Yogurt helps in boosting the immune response by
    enhancing resistance from infection.
  • Rich in Nutrients: Yogurt is rich in calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium and Vitamin D helps in enhancing the bone mass. It is also rich in Vitamin B, mainly vitamin B12 and riboflavin, both of which may protect against heart disease and certain neural tube birth defects. It is rich in protein which helps in weight control.

 

Yogurt has Several Other Advantages:

 

  • Face Mask: It can be used as face mask for skin tightening and shrinking larger pores (1 teaspoon of yogurt + 1 teaspoon of honey). It makes skin softer, controls aging, fights against pimples and acne, relieves sunburn and reduces skin discoloration hence helping the skin to glow.

 

  • Keeps Away Dandruff: Yogurt has proven to be very beneficial if you are worried of dandruff. Mix 2 -3 teaspoon of yogurt with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon lemon. Apply this mask on to the scalp and leave it for 30 mins. Wash your hair with mild shampoo and feel the difference.

 

Helps in Loosing Belly Fat: Cortisol is the hormone that leads to accumulation of fat around the belly. Intake of Yogurt can reduce the release of this hormone through cell signaling and helps in reduction of fat accumulation. Bloating and constipation are also reduced if yogurt is included everyday in diet.

How To Keep Your Nails Pinkish And Shiny?

Continuous exposure of nails to nail polish can make them weak and dull. Nails too needs to respiration and proper care for being healthy. So, to keep nails pinkish and healthy here are few tips:

  • Olive Oil:

Tip 1: Take a bowl of warm water and mix few drops of olive oil. Soak your fingers in water for few minutes and massage the nails.

 

Tip 2: Soak your fingers in warm olive oil for 5 minutes. Leave it over night covered with gloves. Moisturize the nails latter on with moisturizer.

 

  • Lemon: Soak your fingers in a bowl of lemon juice and massage it for a while.
  • Petroleum Jelly: Nourish your nails with gentle massage of petroleum jelly on the cuticle for shiny nail.
  • Butter: Apply gently on the nails for shiny nails.
  • Vitamin E: Include vitamin E in your diet. Foods rich in vitamin E such as fish oil, avocado etc can be good source.
  • Rosewater: You can soak your fingers in rosewater and massage it gently.
  • Water: Drink as much water as you can to keep your nails healthy and pinkish and shiny.
  • Avocado: Make a paste of avocado and rose water and massage it gently on to the nails. Moisturizer the nails after washing hands.
  • Cucumber: Take a slice of cucumber and gently massage on the nails.
  • Coconut Oil: Mix Lemon juice, coconut oil and olive oil in Luke warm water and massage it gently. Apply moisturizer afterwards.
  • Yogurt: Include yogurt in diet for healthy and shiny nails. Yogurt contains iron, calcium, folate, vitamins A, B, D, C, E, and K, zinc, and protein that keep our body healthy.

How To Use Menstrual Cups?

These are small cups with longer stems at the bottom for easy insertion and removal. The cups are made of soft silicon with lubrication for smooth and easy insertion. The cups get fitted inside the vagina through vaginal opening (Labia). You can stretch your legs or sit in a squat position for easy insertion. Keep the cups at 45 ͦangle for easily insertion. It may take some time for first time users. Make sure you always wash your hands before and after placing the cups. Take off the cups after every 3-4 hours during heavy flow and after 5-6 hours during lighter flow.

Step 1: Wash your hands before and after application of menstrual cup with proper soap or hand wash.

Step 2: Take a menstrual cup and open it from the wrapper. The cups are soft and made of Silicon with proper lubrication for easy insertion.

Step 3: Fold the cup properly in such a size that its insertion becomes quite easy.

Step 4: Open your legs wide either in squat position sitting on commode or you can place one leg firmly to the ground and the other one on the commode this will help to spread the vaginal opening easily.

Step 5: Place menstrual cup slowly into the vaginal opening by spreading labia. Make sure you have an idea of the right hole. There are 3 holes in all, first one is the urethral opening for pee, second is vaginal opening for period flow and the third one is anus. Our target is the middle one that is vaginal opening.

Step 6: Let the cups open inside the vagina and the flow of blood gets collected over it.

Why To Learn Self-Defense Moves?

We all live in a society where women’s safety is a matter of concern. Elevation in crime rate like sexual assault, molestation, eve-teasing, acid attacks are increasing day by day. Whether it’s a working women or a house wife, every individual should learn few self defense moves. Today we will learn the reasons for learning self-defense moves:

Safety: By learning self-defense moves whether its karate, kickboxing, judo or any form of the defense techniques there develops a mental peace of being safe and secure. Safety had always been a matter of concern for women. So to get rid of such worries one must know the techniques and also carry self defense kits or instruments such as knife, pepper sprays, chili powder sprays, needle, etc.

Self-Confidence: Being independent builds up the confidence to grow and achieve the goal and individual aim. It helps you to grow up into a better person.

Being Alert: Crime doesn’t wait for any circumstances, so it’s always advised to be alert and not to freeze while an attacker attacks you. Instead off-guard the attacker first by submissive moves and then attack back and fight. Always be alert while walking on streets.

Inspire And Become A Role Model: An independent and brave women is always an inspiration for her family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

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