October 31, 2008
Anti-ageing foods when added to our daily diet can help to reduce early signs of ageing. These are simple everyday foods that we find at every supermarket aisle. But somehow we tend to overlook their significance. These foods will not only take off few years from our skin but give us a youthful feeling. Besides being nutritious, they can actually help you shed some pounds away without much effort.
Almonds: Packed with omega-3 fats and proteins, almonds are the best source of vitamin E. This vitamin E is crucial for skin repair and studies prove that they prevent ageing. Handful of almonds daily in salads, milkshakes can really make a difference to your skin.
Olive Oil: Olives and olive oil can really make a woman’s beauty eternal. Read our previous post Olive Oil-The Best Amongst Oils for an in-depth understanding.
Tomatoes: This wonderful vegetable is an antioxidant which prevents the skin against sun damage. Its main ingredient lycopene is known to reduce certain types of cancer.
Broccoli: Pollution is the number one enemy of the skin. Broccoli is helpful to fight this with its free radicals.
Water: Dehydration can lead to wrinkly skin. Dehydration is not just caused by being exposed to sunlight but also due to consumption of alcohol. Water when consumed in sufficient amounts flushes the toxins from the body and revitalizes the cells. Read How to get addicted to drinking water.
Soya Milk: Skin gets wrinkled when collagen breaks down. This causes the skin to lose it elasticity. Soya milk works wonders in rebuilding the skin.
Fruits: Vitamin C rich foods work miraculously for wrinkles. Kiwi is the best among them which help in building collagen. All kinds of berries- black, blue and red ones contain antioxidants which again help fight against pollution. Prunes and raisins in the diet can equally prevent ageing of skin.
Oats: A rich source of carbohydrate like oats in the morning can do wonders to the skin. It contains an essential mineral called silicic acid that gives the skin a fuller texture. This automatically slows down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Bread: Multigrain bread contains selenium which provides elasticity to the skin.These simple foods when consumed regularly can help to reduce the onset of ageing at an early age.
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October 29, 2008
We all enjoy a good ghost story. Our imagination perks up further when we are told that the incident was a real one. Some feel envious of those who have had firsthand encounter with ghosts and spirits. This thrill to be a part of the unknown lingers silently in many. Some satisfy this need by reading books, watching scary movies while others go scouting for haunted locations.
There are many unanswered questions regarding haunting. Many quest for answers like – Why are places haunted? Does it mean if someone dies that location automatically becomes spooky? Do ghosts and apparitions only lurk in castles and pubs? And the lists continue…
A place is regarded as haunted when an entity or ghost is attached to that area. It could be because of sudden untimely death, suicide or murder. The soul is trapped in that event and roams around trying to find its killer or just lost in that anguish. This is usually termed by paranormal investigators as “traditional haunting.”
There are various instances where paranormal researchers have found that spirits don’t haunt their homes but a public place or hotel. This could be due to the attachment to that place or a person who is associated to that place.
On many occasions it has been seen that employees of a hotel or pub tend to haunt their workplace. It could be that these souls don’t know where to go after death and like to be attached to the place where they spent most of their life.
They could be used to a routine and find it comforting to be at a place which is familiar to them. Some may not even be aware that they are dead and continue working. When they find other people (living beings) using their space then they get annoyed and show signs of retaliation. This we see as a haunting.
Ninety percent of the time the hauntings are caused due residual energy. This residue of energy is unconnected to specific entities. It is the imprint left by several people over the years and sometimes even centuries back. This is one of the reasons why at many places like hotels, theatres, pubs, museums, train stations we hear footsteps, tapping and other strange noises.
Ghostly sightseeings are always debateable and few hotel owners use this as a good marketing gimmick to allure enthusiasts to explore their hotel. So the next time, you see shadowy figures rest assured that you are not losing your mind but among the others who understand the secrets of the paranormal world.
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October 7, 2008
The new international airport Suvarn Bhoomi in Thailand captivates every onlooker. Read its details on our previous post Samudra Manthan, Thailand.