Archive: March 2018

 

Pomegranate Benefits for Skin:

A healthy skin not only looks beautiful, but also provides a layer of protection against infectious agents. The incredible antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties of Pomegranate products encourage radiant and glowing skin. Many cosmetic and skin care manufacturers are now including pomegranate extract in their products. It is incorporated into the skin care products to treat problems like dry skin, age spots, and hyper-pigmentation. An ounce of pomegranate juice or a medium pomegranate provides ample of skin friendly nutrients which ensure that the skin stays at its best.

1. Vitamin E:

Pomegranate contains a high amount of vitamin E, a nutrient very beneficial for maintaining the health of the skin. A cup of fresh pomegranate juice contains 1.8 milligrams of Vitamin E or 14% of your daily recommended value.

Pomegranate is a good source of zinc, a mineral required for healthy functioning of the skin. Zinc regulates the growth of basal cells, the precursor cells that develop into mature skin tissue and assist in wound healing. Zinc also aids to activate super-oxide dismutase, an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage. One medium pomegranate provides 1.1 milligram of zinc, approximately 15% of the daily recommended value.

3. Copper:

Pomegranate contains a decent amount of copper, a mineral needed to produce melanin. Melanin is a pigment, which that gives color to eyes, skin and hair. It also provides natural sun protection to the skin. A cup of pomegranate juice boosts your copper intake by nearly 500 micrograms, about 53% of the daily recommended value.

4. Wound healing:

Several studies have revealed that pomegranate helps to expedite healing. The seeds contain excellent healing properties, which protect the outer layers of the skin and aid in the regeneration of the cells.

Pomegranate also provide an abundance  of other health benefits too numerous to mention. Further research by the reader is required.

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Before we talk about Knee Support Braces , we must know what makes our knees go weak. One can easily hurt themselves while running because the constant strain that your knee has to put up with might be the start of the problem. So, before you even think of  knee support, have a close look at your footwear.

Since the healing needs time, these braces hold the knee tight and in place. While suffering from a ligament injury, you must give enough time for the ligament to heal, and that is why you would need a hinged knee brace. When there is a tear in the anterior collateral ligament, it mostly requires a surgery to repair it, but for the support, you will need the drop lock hinged brace

Prophylactic Braces 

These are the knee supports which protect your knees from getting hurt while you are playing a rough game, mostly football and any game of such an intensity

Rehabilitative Braces

 These are the braces which will restrict the knee from bending or twisting or rather hurting itself, when it was undergoing through the process of healing.

Knee Supporters

These knee supporters are possibly the most sought-after ones, because these are made for those who are suffering from arthritis. 

Functional Braces

The functional knee supports are for those people who have had already hurt their knees and now need some support to get their knees straight.

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Everyone who works out in any capacity wants to get the most out of it. Hence, the introduction of  Preworkout Supplents. Preworkout supplements often contain a mystery blend of ingredients ranging from caffeine to guarana to creatine. But do these supplements work, and are they safe to take? It turns out that these supplements may just change the way you feel while you’re working out. Many of the ingredients in preworkout supplements are intended to give athletes the perception that their workout is supercharged, said Jordan Moon, an exercise physiologist and sports nutritionist at the United States Sports Academy and Concordia University Chicago, and chief science officer at the fitness tracking website Fittrace.com.

But those physical effects don’t make people bigger, stronger or faster, Moon said.

And although some of these supplements’ ingredients — such as caffeine, creatine and beta-alanine — have been shown to modestly enhance performance in extreme athletes and bodybuilders, they only give people an edge if they are pushing themselves to the limit, Moon said.

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Vitamin C , Vitamin E, Beta Carotene and Zince aer all supplements that have been associated with proper eye health.

So, when a large study called the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, or AREDS, found that people at high risk for advanced AMD lowered their risk of the disease by about 25 percent when treated with a high-dose combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and zinc, eye health researchers took heed.

However, there is no evidence from this study to suggest that taking nutritional supplements can prevent people who currently do not have vision problems from getting AMD in the future, said Dr. Emily Chew, deputy director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the National Eye Institute, and a lead researcher in the AREDS study.

According to the study, 50 milligrams daily of beta carotene, 500 milligrams daily of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E, and 80 milligrams of zinc were found to be effective doses of each supplement. The common nutrient in most eye health supplements are antioxidants, because oxidative stress, the damaging effects of reactive oxygen and toxins, is implicated in AMD, as it is in most age-related diseases, and in the aging process itself. Researchers suggest that perhaps antioxidants may help slow the progression of vision loss.

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