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How to Build Self-Confidence that Last a Lifetime


How to Build Self-Confidence – A Much Needed Wisdom for Success

‘Your level of Self-Confidence is directly related to your level of success’.  Dr. Robert Anthony

Self-confidence is an inner sense of one’s ability or power to do or achieve something, whether it is simply being at ease among strangers or working towards building a network of distributors. Successful people  are characterized by oozing self-confidence that entrain others to themselves and their purpose. They  radiate a can do attitude that inspires others to work with and collaborate with them. While it can be developed as one move on in life, its very foundation starts well while still in the womb.

Experience of Wellness as Foundation of Self-Confidence

The foundation of self-confidence is the over-all experience of wellness in one’s self.  This experience of wellness is established while the baby is still in the womb and stay with them their whole life. Mothers who are mindful of their pregnancy experience and endeavor to maintain a wholesome experience will bring out babies which grow to be self-confident.

Practical ways by which intelligent parents do this is by complete nutrition and good emotional  experience through relaxed, stress-free and happy pregnancy experience. Even while still in the womb, the    unborn baby has already the power to imbibe the environment inside the womb and the outside world through the    experiences of the mother. Brain-intelligence potential is established through brain enhancing nutrition like DHA which can easily be ensured  for them through the mother’s nutritional supplementation. One factor that has been shown by research to contribute to development while still in the womb is music. Pre-natal research on music and learning of unborn baby gives ample evidence on the positive influence of music in pre-natal development of babies. Our experience of raising our 7 children in    an environment of classical and relaxing music during my wife’s pregnancy and beyond manifest  personal anecdotal evidence in the positive development of their temperament and  intelligence. Read the rest of this entry

Lack of Sleep Could Be Causing

6 Diseases Your Lack of Sleep Could Be Causing

You may not be too concerned about the fact you aren’t sleeping well, but below are six diseases that your lack of sleep could be causing. For the below reasons, it may be time to consider a better sleep routine.

Lots of things can interfere with your sleep, like a late night at work or various things to get done around the house before you head to bed. However, continually depriving yourself of the recommended time asleep (six to eight hours) can mean you become very sick down the line.
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7 Amazing Benefits Of Tamarind

7 Amazing Benefits Of Tamarind

The health benefits of tamarind have been well-studied and include the ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body, improveeye health, boost respiratory health, heal skin conditions, improve the digestive system, relieve pain, increase the strength of the immune system, reduce fever, lower cholesterol to improve cardiovascular health, treat piles, prevent cancer, and even protect children against parasites and worms.

Tamarind is a delicious, sweet fruit that has a wide variety of uses and applications, both for medicinal and culinary purposes. It is a medium-sized bushy tree with evergreen leaves and fruit that develops in pods characterized by long, brown shells. Inside is a sticky, fleshy, juicy pulp, which is the tamarind fruit. This is where the nutrition and taste reside! It is both sweet and sour in taste, and people tend to either immediately like it or have a natural disposition against it!

It is a member of the Fabaceae family, and its full scientific name is Tamarindus indica. The tamarind tree is indigenous to tropical regions of Africa, particularly the Sudan, but its cultivation has since spread to almost all tropical areas of the world, since it is such a useful and desirable source of nutrition and unique flavors. It has been cultivated for thousands of years, and likely made its way to Asia about 5,000 years ago. It wasn’t until 500 years ago that it made its way to the Americas via Spanish explorers, and South America and Mexico remain both the largest consumers and producers of tamarind in the world.

It can be consumed as a raw fruit, added to desserts once it is fully ripe, or it can be dried and ground into a spice. It is often used in jams and sauces, and is even dried and processed into candy in some parts of the world. It is a normal ingredient in soups and various dishes throughout Asia and South America, owing to the wealth of health benefits this unassuming little seed pod contains. Let’s find out more about what components make tamarind such a powerful and essential part of your diet!

Nutritional Value Of Tamarind

Tamarind is a very valuable commodity in the world because of its many nutritional components that add to its healthy impact. These include a significant level of vitamin C, as well as vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. There are also a number of organic compounds that make tamarind a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. The health benefits of tamarind are explained in greater detail below.

Health Benefits Of Tamarind

Digestive Health: Tamarind has long been considered a natural laxative, and its dietary fiber content probably has something to do with it. Eating tamarind as a fruit or as a spice can increase the efficiency of your digestive system, while the fiber can bulk up your stool, making it move through the smooth muscles of the intestinal tract easier. Tamarind is also a bilious substance, meaning that it stimulates the activity of bile, which can help dissolve food faster, and the fiber also stimulates gastric juices to speed up digestion. All of this together means that things run through your digestive tract faster, making it a powerful laxative if you are suffering from chronic constipation. Oddly enough, the fiber can also reduce loose stool, and studies have shown tamarind to be effective against chronic diarrhea as well!

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Coffee: Health Benefits and How To

Coffee: Health Benefits and How To

Mmm… coffee. If you’re like most Americans, you like it. A lot. More than half of us drink at least one cup of coffee every single day.

It seems there’s often conflicting information in the news about whether or not coffee is actually good for you. So, let’s take a look at the nutrition data and see what we find!

Nutrition Data for Coffee

1 cup (8 fl oz) of black coffee contains:

  •     Calories: 2
  •     Fat: 0 g
  •     Carbohydrates: 0 g
  •     Protein: 0 g
  •     Fiber: 1 g
  •     Glycemic Index (GI): Low (below 55)

Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee’s main health benefit is its antioxidant content. In fact, according to researchers from the University of Scranton, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet. Decaf coffee appears to provide as much of an antioxidant punch as regular coffee. Coffee’s ORAC score is 15,000 to 17,000 – one of the highest levels of any food.

The caffeine in coffee may help reduce the chance of developing Parkinson’s Disease and protect against gallstones. Regular coffee drinkers will not be surprised to know that caffeine has also been shown to increase alertness, enhance mood, temporarily improve physical stamina, and relieve headaches.

Moderate coffee consumption has also been associated with a reduced rate of type 2 diabetes and a lowered risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Of course, moderation is important. Too much caffeine can cause sleep troubles and may cause fertility difficulties for women who are trying to become pregnant.

How to Choose Coffee at the Store

If possible, buy whole beans and grind them at home to get the freshest cup. You’ll maximize the antioxidant content, plus your coffee will taste better, so you won’t have to add as much milk and sugar to make it palatable. Dark roast coffee appears to deliver more antioxidants than light roast coffee.

Bottled iced coffee drinks tend to contain loads of added sugar, so avoid these and stick to hot coffee – or make your own iced coffee at home – instead.

Ways to Include Healthier Coffee in Your Diet

You probably don’t need help including more coffee in your diet, so let’s look at ways to include healthier coffee in your diet instead.

  • Use less sugar: Adding sugar to coffee ups its calorie content quickly. Artificial sweeteners are loaded with chemicals and are not a good alternative. Try adding a little cocoa or cinnamon to your coffee instead.
  • Use real milk or cream: Artificial creamers are full of unpronounceable ingredients, and the flavored versions often contain sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Watch the coffee shop drinks: Be careful what you order at specialty coffee shops. Some of their drinks have as many calories as you should consume in an entire meal. Drip coffee or an Americano is your best bet.

SOURCE: http://www.healthcastle.com/

 

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