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Juicifix – Cold-pressed Juices at your Doorstep in Mumbai

Mumbai lifestyle is pretty challenging. In Mumbai, Our system, both internal and external are exposed to heavy pollution, of all forms, toxifying the body and damaging the skin. Health conscious people like me have to struggle to find new solutions getting the maxium amount of nutrition in minimum time and effort and this is where Juicifix fits in.

Juicifix

Juicifix

What is Juicifix?

Juicifix is a Natural & Healthy blend of Raw veggies & Fruits, this is a great source of natural Anti-oxidants, Minerals, Vitamins and the kind of nutrition our system needs on a daily basis. The kind of nutrition that no supplements can provide you with, this builds your immune system to fight illness and help maintain a strong balance within the body, helps keep haemoglobin levels in check, asists with breathing and the list goes on.

Juicifix a new concept beneficial for the health conscious Mumbaikars. Juicifix helps the body recoup and re-vitalise. The type of Nutrition & Anti-oxidants present in one 275ml bottle of Juicifix is required on a daily basis to help keep cancer at bay, helps the skin breathe again and inturn aids in bringing back skin glow, detoxifies the system(body), helps clear the mind & cleanses the lungs, to list a few of the benefits of regular juicing.

Juicifix is not just juice – it’s a way of life, and the tastiest way to lead a healthy, energetic and more fruitful life!

Each ‘fix’ is a healthy concoction of carefully sourced ingredients, cold-pressed and blended into sips of pure rejuvenation. Every bottle is a great detoxifying and cleansing blend and provides the necessary vitamins, minerals and good calories of 275 ml that you would not get by just consuming a fruit or a vegetable a day. And besides, who wants to eat just boring fruits and vegetables.

“Fruits are very important in a daily meal plan.They are a natural source of sugars so are best for immediate energy.They provide lots of vitamins and minerals – strawberries, oranges, and kiwis are great sources of vitamin C. And fruits also provide fiber which helps keep your stomach full for longer and aids in digestion.” – Radhika Karle, Nutritionist and Celebrity Dietitians.

Why Cold – pressed?

It’s cold-pressed – not because it sounds cool but because this method ensures that the vital enzymes, nutrients and minerals stay intact through a controlled extraction process and cold pressure treatment. And as the name suggests, the fruits and vegetables are ‘pressed’ to extract maximum amount of nectar from the pulp and fiber, giving you juice in its most nutritious form.

Just one serving of Juicifix will have you coming back for more. And you can be rest assured that you’re giving yourself the best, most hygienic juice that’s been made at home. From sterilized bottles and fruits washed with filtered water, to a strictly-timed schedule that is designed to maintain optimum nutrition, no expense and energy has been spared to get your Cold-Pressed juicifix to your doorstep every day in mumbai – fresh and delicious.

So here’s to – skin to cleanse, fat to burn, cigarettes to quit, thirst to quench, minds to heal and hearts to touch. Here’s to good health and heart beats, quicker feet and clearer thoughts. That healthy does not have to be boring. That we are change we want to see.

So whether it’s raining or sunny, or if that hangover is making you feel funny – Juicifix will give you a reason to smile.

Order your bottles today – call us on +(91) 98208-53811.

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend: 7 Uses for Skin Problems, Pain & Much More

Camphor and Coconut Oil is an amazing blend of natural ingredients that helps cure various skin problems and much more. Every house should have a small bottle of this magical blend, which is actually very simple to make.

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend

Ingredients:
. Small glass bottle (preferably dark color),
. 1 Cup Coconut Oil,
. 2 Teaspoon Crushed Camphor

Method:

Mix 2 Teaspoon Crushed Camphor in 1 Cup Coconut Oil and store it in the dark glass bottle.

Keep the glass bottle in morning sunlight to melt the Camphor and to make the blend warm for better absorption and results.

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend 7 Uses / Benefits:

1) Skin Itching or Irritation:

Camphor is highly effective to sooth and lessen skin itching or irritation.

Treatment:

Wash affected area with a mild cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel,

Apply a generous quantity of the Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on affected area twice a day or as many times as required.

2) Dark spots, Acne and Acne Scars:

A regular light massage with Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend lightens dark spots and acne scars. It also lessons the recurrence of acne.

Treatment:

Wash face with a your regular cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel,

Massage few drops of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on spots and scars twice a day.

Once the blend dries apply your regular moisturizer or lotion.

Caution: For Sensitive skin, try a patch test on your arm or leg first before trying the blend on your face. If your skin is sensitive or you feel burning sensation after applying the blend increase the quantity of Coconut Oil in the blend.

If you still find it uncomfortable then stop using it on your face. This blend works for most but may not suit everyone so kindly use as per your skin condition.

3) Pain:

Camphor has pain relieving properties and a massage with the Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend gives relief from joint pain or pain due to soreness or muscle cramps.

Treatment:

Warm the bottle of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend in sunlight or by keeping it in hot water for few minutes.
Massage a generous quantity of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on affected area twice a day.

Variation:

For severe joint pain you can also try a blend of Camphor with Sesame or Mustard Oil.

4) Cold and Chest Congestion:

Camphor helps in removal of Chest Congestion and can be used as a natural vaporub.

Treatment:

This treatment is most effective when you apply before you take a nap. Take a small quantity of Camphor and Coconut Oil in a small steel or metal bowl and heat it up for few minutes on a low flame. Take care that Blend does not get in touch with fire. You can also heat the oil in microwave using a microwave safe bowl.

Let the blend cool down. When the blend is warm enough to apply take a generous amount with your fingers and rub on your chest and neck. Cover yourself with a heavy blanket and take a nap so the blend gets enough time to remove the phlegm that is causing discomfort.

Extra Care: It is advisable to drink lots of warm water when you have cold to keep yourself hydrated and flush out the mucus that is causing blockage.

5) Dandruff:

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend hair massage few hours before wash is a good solution to remove Dandruff and stop its recurrence.

Treatment:

Warm the bottle of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend in sunlight or by keeping it in hot water for few minutes.

Massage Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on your scalp in small circular motions using the tips of your fingers and keep it for few hours or overnight pre hair wash.

Extra Care: Using a mild shampoo repeat washing the hair twice as the oil will not come out in your first wash.

6) Eczema and Psoriasis:

Itching and irritation of skin are the most annoying part of skin diseases like Eczema and Psoriasis. Regular application of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend is highly effective to sooth and lessen skin itching or irritation. It also helps protect skin from getting excessive dry.

Treatment:

Wash affected area with a mild cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel,

Apply a generous quantity of the Camphor and Coconut Oil blend on affected area twice a day or as many times as required.

This blend when used regularly gives an instant relief from itching and the medicinal properties of Camphor also controls inflammation and recurring flare-ups.

7) Insect Bites:

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend is calms redness and itching from an insect bite.

Treatment:

Apply a generous quantity of the Camphor and Coconut Oil blend on affected area twice a day or as many times as required. This blend when used regularly gives an instant relief from itching.

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Cucumber an Amazing Vegetable for Weight Loss and Much More

“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.” — Thomas Fuller

Benefits of Cucumber

Benefits of Cucumber

I believe in getting fit without starving and so I am always looking for healthy guilt free food that can be comforting without adding to our waistline. In this post I am sharing my latest lazy person’s diet food recipe that is not only healthy but simply delicious. I am sure you would enjoy this recipe as much as you enjoyed the famous Green Gram Soup. If this gives you any idea do share it with us.

If you would like to share some inventive healthy and delicious recipes on this blog please drop me at mail@thevibrantwriter.com and I will publish your recipes as a guest post. As I said earlier I am always looking for healthy options to keep my stomach full with nourishing guilt free good food.

Nowadays Cucumber is dominating my kitchen. When I studied its benefits I picked up a lot of cucumber. After eating it raw or in salads; I wanted to try something different with it. After some trial and error I am happy with one simple recipe which I have given at the end of this post. Before that let me give you some reasons to incorporate cucumber in your daily diet.

Benefits of Cucumber:

1. Helps in Weight Loss: This is what attracted me to this amazing humble vegetable. It is miraculously effective if you are trying to lose weight. Having a cucumber before each meal can help you get full with lesser calories than usual. Low calorie and high water content the perfect food to snack on whenever you feel hungry. Slice it thin or run it through a blender and have a refreshing green smoothie.

2. Promotes Digestion: If you include cucumber in your diet daily you can forever get rid of digestion problems. Cucumber is loaded with dietary fiber which effectively releases toxins from our digestive system. If you suffer from constipation have a cucumber day any of the week. Eat as many cucumbers as you can for your meal s the whole day it may sound difficult but it will cure the constipation better than any pill. One suggestion try to have your cucumber day before a rest day as on the next day of your cucumber day you will spend a lot of time in the washroom.

3. Reduces Bad Cholesterol: Cucumber has a compound called sterol which helps in reducing bad cholesterol level.

4. Relieves Joint Pain: Cucumber is a rich source of silica, vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium which promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues and reduces arthritis pain.

5. Prevents Gout: Cucumber lowers the uric acid levels preventing from painful gout.

6. Controls Diabetes: Cucumber juice regulates the production of insulin hormone which controls diabetes.

7. Rehydrates Body: Cucumber is mostly water loaded with vitamins that hydrate body and flush out toxins. It is highly recommended for everyone who is trying to reduce calorie intake.

8. Controls Blood Pressure: Cucumber is a rich source of potassium, magnesium and fiber which helps control blood pressure.

9. Makes Skin and Hair Beautiful: Cucumber slices are most commonly used to solve puffy eyes problems. Cucumber masks can rejuvenate skin and give it a refreshing glow. The silicon and sulfur in cucumber promotes hair growth. Drinking cucumber smoothie or juice daily can make skin and hair beautiful from inside.

10. Fights Cancer: Researchers have found compounds in cucumber that can reduce risk of cancer.

My Personal Creamy Cucumber Soup Recipe:

This is how I am having Cucumber with my meal everyday:

I make a rich creamy thick soup of fresh green cucumber. I find this hot thick soup quite comforting compared to cold salads.

The recipe is simple:
. Cut 2 cucumbers (with skin) into small cubes,
. In a deep pan or a small pressure cooker take very little oil,
. Once the oil is hot add a tsp of fennel seeds/ jerra,
. Sauté 1 onion chopped finely,
. Optional you can sprinkle little dried fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi
. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
. ½ tsp coriander powder,
. ½ tsp red chilli powder,
. Salt as per taste,
. Water just enough to make thick soup, boil or pressure cook till the cucumber is easily mashable,
. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Or you can use Italian spices like parsley and oregano for a different version.
For extra flavor crush in a cube of vegetable stock.

Go ahead try this healthy wholesome soup and let me know if you liked it. I keep my soup spicy but please make it as per your taste preference.

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Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour Review – A Good Way to Cover Grey Hair.


I recently visited my uncle’s place and got into a long discussion about colouring grey hair. When it comes to hair colour, like most of the elders, my uncle and aunt also have a lot of mixed opinions and lot of confusion.

If they go for natural products like henna then it may not give a proper colour. If the hair has more salt then pepper then henna gives a funny reddish colour which most of the elderly people do not prefer. The alternative is chemical loaded expensive hair crème that has a high risk of damaging hair.

If we make up our mind to buy the expensive chemical loaded hair crème we do not get a smaller pack for trial. So we cannot be sure about the risk of allergy or any other damage. For those with short hair it makes no sense to buy these expensive hair crème big packs targeted for long hair.

I always wanted to try a hair colour but it had to be safe and ammonia-free. I have kept clear from chemical hair colour for long now and when I noticed the small pack of Godrej Expert crème hair colour I decided to give it a try. The small pack looked very convenient and also because it contains the goodness of aloe protein. Godrej claims that this product gives hair deep shine and makes it ultra soft. My uncle and aunt wanted to try it out.

Godrej Colors Packs

Godrej Colors Packs

The pack has 20 gm crème colourant and 20 ml of developer – they are pre-measured, so there is no confusion of ratio or no hassle of storing remaining colour. I found this as a very smart feature of this product. The price came as a pleasant surprise. For just 30 rupees, it felt like a very sweet deal. I picked up all the colours and got a nice variety of colours – (1) Natural Black, (2) Black Brown, (3) Dark Brown, (4) Natural Brown and (5) Burgundy.

My aunt was excited to try the Black Brown or Dark Brown colour. My uncle on the other hand like simple things and doesn’t get impressed easily. The no confusion pack got his ok. He liked the idea that he can use it without any measurement. The instructions on the pack are easy to understand and follow. Doing a Skin Hypersensitivity Test is always a good idea before trying any new product and the pack clearly instructs to perform a small patch test 48 hours before each application.

Godrej Expert Rich Creme Pre-measured Sachets

Godrej Expert Rich Creme Pre-measured Sachets

My uncle and aunt’s opinion after trying Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour for the first time:

The simplicity of the products made a very good impression on my uncle and aunt. They liked the easy to handle the no confusion pre measured sachets of crème colourant and developer. The smooth crème texture of the product after mixture made it easy to apply and spread and good enough to cover each and every strand of hair. For my uncle, 1 pack was enough but my aunt used 2 packs to cover her long hair.

The smell of the product is pleasant and that was another nice surprise to us. After wash, their hair got a nice even colour and also a very good grey coverage, hair felt soft and had a nice shine. The colour looked very natural and hair became easy to manage. My uncle and aunt are happy with the product and will definitely use it again.

Before Picture

Before Picture

My uncle enjoyed the makeover he got from Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour and the difference can be seen clearly in the pictures below. Besides covering greys, his hair also got soft and manageable.

After Picture

After Picture

6 Reasons why you should try Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour:

1. Easy to apply
2. Convenience of pre-measured sachets
3. Goodness of aloe protein
4. Leaves hair soft and silky
5. No ammonia
6. Highly affordable

Precaution: Do a Skin Hypersensitivity Test as suggested on packet before every application.

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This blog post was sponsored by Godrej.

10 Reasons An Ayurvedic Sesame Oil Massage Makes Us Strong and Beautiful.


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Massage therapy is an important part of Ayurveda because it has many benefits like it helps strengthen and balance our whole body, improves blood circulation and vitality, and rejuvenates our skin. Massage tones up our nervous system, influences respiration and nutrition. It speeds up the elimination of toxins from our skin, lungs, bowels and kidneys.

It helps improve metabolic process and tones up the body hence help in weight loss. Of course I don’t need to mention the good relaxing and refreshing feeling that we enjoy after a proper ayurvedic massage. Sesame oil is the preferred oil for an ayurvedic massage and it does help us become strong and beautiful because it is packed with nourishing minerals and vitamins that our body soaks like a sponge when we use it for our warm oil massage.

Sesame Oil massage once or twice a week if not daily can provide amazing benefits for our health. If you are interested in losing weight and making your body stronger I recommend you learn the art of self massaging. I must warn you it is quite a workout but also completely worth it. You can gift yourself a much needed pampered massage from professional Ayurvedic Message Centers like Ayurwoman Ayurveda Clinic.

Indians take baby ayurvedic massages very seriously but once we grow up we overlook on the benefits of this traditional treasure our ancestors were so fond of. The benefits mentioned below can remind us why we need to make this treatment a part of our busy life.

10 Benefits of Warm Sesame Oil Ayurvedic Massage:

1. Sesame oil mixed with herbs is used for daily ayurvedic massage for babies upto 2 to 3 years. These massages are an important part of their development. The baby’s ayervedic daily massage plays a vital role in developing his/her bones and making the baby’s body firm and strong. This massage is nothing less than a ritual and a learned and experience masseur is hired to make sure the baby gets full benefits from the massage.
It is important that the product used for a baby is authentic herbal or ayurvedic like Dabur Lal Tail.
Dabur lal tail is highly preferred for decades because it has the right mixture of herbs mixed in sesame oil to make the baby grow faster and stronger.

2. Sesame oil is high in copper, manganese, calcium, zinc and magnesium. It boosts bone mineral density and bone health. Regular massage can provide relief from arthritis.

3. Sesame oil is loaded with antioxidant, vitamin E and Sesamol this delays the aging process regular massage can make us look years younger.

4. Sesame oil gets deeper into our skin thanks to its high viscosity. This helps to nourish the skin from within, repairs damaged skin cells and gives it a healthy glow.

5. Sesame oil is a natural sunscreen. It prevents sun tan when applied to the exposed parts of your body before heading outdoors.

6. Sesame oil is rich in fatty acids making it highly beneficial to repair dry skin, cracked heals, dry knees and elbows. It turns dry and dull skin into soft and smooth.

7. Sesame oil works effectively to cure hair conditions like hair loss, dandruff, dry scalp and premature graying. A scalp massage along with your body massage can improve blood circulation in scalp area making hair shiny and strong.

8. Sesame oil gives a cooling and relaxing effect to body and scalp and reduces stress, tiredness and pain.

9. Sesame oil massage done properly on abdomen can improve digestion and provides relief in case of constipation, gas or indigestion.

10. Sesame oil massaged on joints and swollen areas help in reducing pain while making the joints and bone stronger.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for Weight Loss and Overall Health & Beauty

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which is raw and not processed is beneficial for body, skin and hair. The pure unprocessed ACV is a great source of potassium, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. It maintains body’s pH level as it increases the alkaline state. It is beneficial for curing brittle teeth, hair loss, acne, skin condition, blemishes, irregular bowel movement, and runny noses. It is a great way to detoxify and it works against viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. Researchers believe regular intake of ACV can slow down the aging process.

Why –

1. For Weight Loss:
Different studies give different reasons how ACV helps to reduce weight and many who tried to use ACV for weight loss have been benefited. Besides taking ACV you will have to take care of your diet, do regular exercise, drink a lot of water and sleep for 6 to 8 hours every night if you are serious about your weight loss.

• Apple Cider Vinegar breaks down fat so it is consumed and not stored
• It slows the digestion of starch which increases glucose levels after meals
• It stabilizes the blood sugar for a longer period which helps to control the appetite
• It cures indigestion
• It cures constipation
• It increases the body’s metabolic rate
• It can help regulate blood pressure
• It helps to reduce bad cholesterol
• It reduces muscle fatigue after exercise

2. To Detoxify:
If you use green smoothies or other healthy liquids to detoxify you can add apple cider vinegar to enhance the effect on toxins in the body. ACV breaks up mucus in the whole body and helps in better circulation. This helps to remove toxins and improves the immune system.

3. For Skin:
• Adjusts the skin’s pH level
• Always dilute ACV before applying on skin concentrated ACV can damage or burn skin so use 1 part ACV with 6 parts water or more.
• You can use this as a wonderful natural toner just after you cleanse your skin apply the mixture of ACV + Water with a cotton ball and let it dry naturally then layer up your moisturizer.
• Improves skin conditions by clearing acne, eczema
• Makes the skin clear and glowing as it reduces skin discoloration, acne or age spots, wrinkles, black or white heads and even sun tan.
• You can add 2 tsp of ACV to your bath for an overall cleanse, it is also effective to eliminate body odor or any other skin conditions
• It is a great remedy to remove warts. Soak a small cotton ball in ACV, place it on a wart, hold it down with help of a Band-Aid, leave overnight, repeat till the wart is gone.

4. For Hair:
• Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a natural conditioner to make hair soft and shiny.
• Mix 1 part ACV with 10 Parts water and pour all over hair after you shampoo your hair.
• Leave it for half a minute and rinse off with cold or slightly warm water. Use it once a week. Avoid using daily or every time you wash your hair.
• It balances pH level of hair
• It reduces dandruff

5. Other Important Benefits:
• Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections
• It strengthen the immune system and increases stamina
• Promotes ph Balance
• Clears throats and sinus infections, Helps soothe dry throats
• Keeps check on high cholesterol
• Helps with in case of heartburn
• It helps to help with joint pain
• It cures foot infections and odor if feet are soaked for 10 to 15 minutes in warm water with 4 tsp of ACV once a week.
• It restores bodies Alkaline Acid Balance; our diet should reflect our blood’s pH level which is slightly alkaline (pH level between 7.35 & 7.45). Although ACV is acidic in nature it has alkaline effect on our body.
• Helps remove body’s toxins

Safety Concerns –
• Always dilute ACV otherwise it may cause damage or burns
• Excessive use can cause Low Bone Mineral Density, Damage to Stomach or Liver
• Excessive sipping can damage tooth enamel
• Use only good quality unadulterated, pure, unprocessed, organic, raw ACV that has strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules also known as “mother of vinegar” that settles at the bottom of the bottle.
• It is highly advisable to consult with your doctor before taking ACV on a regular basis

When –
Drink it first thing in the morning or before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day.

How I use it –
I add 2 tsp of ACV in 1 liter (34 ounces) of water and drink it first thing in the morning. If you cannot have it all in one go try to drink it in the first hour of the morning.
It works great to flush out all the toxins and makes you feel lighter the whole day.
Some do recommend 1 tsp in 1 glass half an hour before every meal but I would advice to start it slowly and if you like the results you can always increase it gradually.
I highly recommend taking ACV only in the morning.

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