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Why We Love Green Tea (And You Should, Too!)

“Come let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things”- Chaim Potok
It is true that slowing down and taking the time to talk about the pleasant happenings over a hot cup of tea, will reduce your stress levels and replenish you with fresh energy.
This is what the ancient Zen monks did, but in a different way. They celebrated a tea ceremony which centers on preparation, serving and drinking of the matcha tea.
They took the time to destress and rejuvenate themselves for the long hours of meditation ahead. So that they can boost their power of concentration. Health Benefits of Green Tea
Boosts Brain Power
Studies say that green tea extract enhances cognitive function, especially the working memory. Scientists found that green tea extract increases the brain’s effective connectivity which increases the cognitive performance.
Prevents chronic diseases
Green tea and apples contain high amounts of polyphenols which could block a signaling molecule called VEGF. This molecule can trigger a…

Flavorful Icy- Fruity Ideas For Leftover Fruits

I am not a great fan of being creative with leftover food. The other day I was watching FoodFood channel where the chef who anchors the Turban Tudkha program shared an amazing recipe chapatti-rice rolls made with leftover chapatti and rice.
So I got hooked up and tried my hand in being creative with the leftover fruits. Here are some great recipes for you to try.

Banana milk shake ·Peel the bananas which have become over ripe ·Discard the unwanted portions ·Add some cold milk to the pulp ·Mix it in a blender ·Add sugar or a dollop of honey ·Sprinkle some cardamom powder ·Serve chilled in tall glasses.
Frozen fruit cubes

·Wash the left over fruits, I used apple, plums and peaches

Cut the apple into pieces and make it a paste in a blender ·Again cut the plums and make a paste ·Remove the skin of the peaches and grind it ·Take the ice tray and fill it with the fruit paste ·

Brilliant Ideas To Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

If you see the world at large what do you find? Problems, so it becomes essential to be creative in order to solve all your problems. This is what the scientists have to say, they have found that being creative can be your greatest asset in problem-solving.
Scientists have found that developing a creative idea requires the simultaneous activation of two completely different networks in the brain- the spontaneous network alongside the normative network.
How to churn up creative ideas?
Studies say that walking freely generated original ideas than walking in straight lines. So if you are in a tight spot and does not know a way out, just have a leisurely walk. 
This will help break the mindset and generate a fresh supply of innovative ideas. Interesting is it not? If you want to improve your work efficiency. You can create open office spaces to free up your minds.
It seems that distraction facilitates creative problem solving. Avoid monotony at all costs and spice up your life with…

Amazing Health Benefits of Purslane (Luni- Bhaji)

Purslane is heavily loaded with nutrients and it is excellent for your health. Believe me, I did not know this truth. While I am shopping, I will pick all other greens and did not mind about this wonderful leafy vegetable.
Then the other day I read about Purslane in Authority Nutrition. I felt so bad that I have missed such a wealth of nutrients till now. But not anymore. So if you want to know more about this Purslane then read the entire post.
The North Indians called it Luni-bhaji. It seems that Gandhiji ate it and named it Luni. Though it had its origins in India. It is famous the world over. This leafy vegetable has a sour and salty taste.
Purslane has a wealth of nutrients waiting for you to consume them. It has the following nutrients. ØEPA ØVitamin A ØVitamin E ØVitamin B ØCalcium ØPotassium ØIron ØOmega 3 fatty acids ØVitamin C ØNiacin ØPyridoxine ØRiboflavin ØCarotenoids The other amazing facts about Purslane include ØThey are very low in calories ØRich in dietary fiber Ø

The Glorious Diwali Celebration in Dubai

Joyous celebrations and creativity can boost our wellness in a greater way. Creativity can add volumes to our holistic health.
 Recently the festival of lights- the Diwali was celebrated all over the world where Indians are present.

These are some of the awesome pictures of creative genius my friends shared with me. All these traditional forms of art give us a serene atmosphere and completely rejuvenates our soul and mind.
So it would be great if you spend some time to cultivate your creative passion. I know you are a busy individual, but setting apart some time for your creative endeavors greatly benefits your wholesome wellbeing.
Photos courtesy of Dr. Ruchi Agarwal and Mrs. Bobi Sasi.
Take care Swarnam

4 Science Backed Reasons That Cause Depression

Depression is not just singing away your blues. It should be taken seriously. Depression causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. It steals away your zest for life. The life on the planet is a beautiful and precious one. Depression gives a feeling that life is cumbersome and boring.

So it becomes an urgent need to nip it in the bud. Below I have discussed some research-proven reasons that can lead to depression. So get out of the snares of depression and live your life that it is meant to be- happy, blissful, vibrant and holistic.
Poor Nutrition

A healthy diet is that which includes fruits, veggies, legumes and nuts. It is also low in processed meats. Guess what the good thing about healthy dietary practices? It prevents the onset of depression. 
Health scientists say that a high-fat diet may cause changes in the brain that leads to anxiety and depression. If you ask me, Mediterranean diet will be your best bet that prevents you from falling into a depressive mood.

Top Essential Oils to Give You a Youthful Glow Naturally

Some women never surrender their youth to time. And I salute them. When you reach your late thirties, you just want to cling onto each passing day and secretly wish that time stood still. But that’s a far cry to what is real. Yet there is a way to fodder your anti-aging fight. I have some great information regarding the secret to a youthful and glowing skin. So sit tight, here we go. Essential oils are nature’s way of nourishing and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients, so the skin looks years younger and has a healthy glow.

Virgin coconut oil This magical oil rejuvenates your skin. The virgin coconut oil prevents the free radical formation. It keeps the skin from developing liver spots and other blemishes caused by aging and exposure to sunlight. It boosts the health of connective tissues and prevents sagging and wrinkles. The coconut oil removes the dead layer of skin cells. Due to this the skin becomes even textured and has a healthy shine. This wonder oil moisturizes th…