Preethi Zodiac Juicer Demo Video

Preethi Zodiac Juicer Demo Video - Check how to make Pomegranate juice with Preethi Zodiac:

I have posted about my new Preethi Zodiac mixer grinder few days back. Now, I have made a video on how to use the Preethi Zodiac juicer for making juices. I have made Pomegranate juice for demo purpose. I am going to upload demo videos for other processes like chopping, grating, kneading etc. Stay tuned for more videos.

You can watch the video here.

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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Kid’s Diet

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Kid’s Diet by Jane Grates:

I recently took a walk with my kids at a park. I couldn't help but notice that today's kids are unusually overweight as compared to when we were growing up. I mean my son probably doubles my weight while I was his age. According to Centre for Disease Control, 25% of the kid’s population is considered overweight. With many factors contributing to this menace, sugar consumption outweighs all the others.

Even more worrying is the fact that the culprit is not the natural sugars in fruits or milk. The actual culprit is the additive sugar in processed food and drinks.

If you are tired of your kid looking overweight and sluggish, you can turn all this around by cutting back the sweet stuff from your kids' diet.

Follow the following tips and thank me later.

One sweet or dessert per day policy:

Animal crackers, frozen yogurt or even vanilla ice cream are good choices. However, if your children love cookies, there is no need to eliminate them completely. Instead allow them to decide the amount they want to eat without creating a restrictive environment. Do not create a confrontational environment. That way you are setting them up to learn their internal satiety cues. All said and done you are helping them prevent eating disorders later in life.

Avoid Fizzy Drinks & Juices:

Milk and water should never lack in your house. These are the drinks that you should spoil your kids with. It’s important to note that fizzy drinks and juices are “bombarded” with additive sugars.
While some of these drinks come with and an endless dose of vitamins, they are stripped of fiber which makes them not only lacking in this aspect but also contain more sugar than the actual fruits they are extracted from.

But let’s be real, it's hard to trick your kid to choose water over a mango juice right? As a parent, you can incorporate fun ways of enticing your kids to drink water. You can choose to gradually dilute the juice with water or rewarding them for every extra glass of water or milk taken.

Cereals for Breakfast:

The last thing you want is stressing your kid in the morning over some stupid argument about what to have for breakfast. They have better things to worry about, like a nightmare they had at night or even a number they haven't been able to crack in their mathematics class. Use oats to create porridge or even flapjacks.

You can choose to engage the kids in coming up with these recipes or even preparing them. This way you make them feel like they are playing a part in coming up with the breakfast.

Pack snacks ahead of time:

Have you ever realized that snacks vending machines have a way of flying your way when you least expect them to? Even the corner you last left a shoeshine seems to have mutated into a snack haven. If you are headed for a picnic with your kids, it’s tempting to grab a snack for them on a snack counter or the vending machines. Packing in advance helps you counter such temptations.

Cook more at home:

You think that family business that has been handed over generations can easily give up on their recipes? Probably no. What you don't know is that these restaurants have one common denominator. To enhance the flavors, they add sugar, fats, and salts. However, when you cook at home, you have control over what you cook and eat.

Look out for hidden sweet offenders:

Before buying any product such as bread and sauces, thoroughly vet the ingredients list for common names like glucose, dextrose, malt syrup, and others. This will help you come up with a rough idea of how much sugar is in these products. Lucky enough, governments are beginning to compel manufacturers to lift the veil as these sugar quantities will be soon available on these commodities.

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March Fab Bag 2017 Review

March Fab Bag 2017 Review:

Happy women's day to all the lovely women here. This month's fab bag is heavy with 6 products. I should say that this one of my favorite fab bags with my favorite products. You get a lipstick, nail color, body mist. herbal shower gel, ayurvedic sun block and flower power face toner. I am quite impressed with this month's fab bag. Let us see the products one by one. The bag is again another steel. We get a beautiful faux leather wristlet bag. I got a chocolate color bag.

March fab bag 2017

Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick:

This lipstick gives a beautiful semi-matte effect which will not dry out your lips. It has a rich creamy texture. The application is quite easy and smooth. The lipstick is highly pigmented.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer:

I got shade number 003 beige color. It gives 100% opaque finish. It gets dried very quickly. It gives high gloss finish.

This comes in a non-Toxic Formula. It does not contain formaldehyde, camphor, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens and lead.

Ayorma Sun block SPF 40:

This sun block is a union of Aromatherapy and Ayurveda that protects your skin against the harmful UVB and UVA rays. You have to apply 20 mins before stepping out in the sun and reapply in every 3 to 4 hours. It has turmeric oil which curbs melanin production. It has anti oxidant properties. It also has french lavender oil which soothes and moisturizes the skin. Geranium oil is another ingredient available in the sun block which can treat sunburn and impart a natural glow to your skin.

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5 Wow Gifts for the March Born

Enthusiastic, affectionate and charismatic, March born individuals possess certain outstanding characteristics that distinguish them from others. Celebs like Bryce Dallas Howard, Carrie Underwood and our very own Bollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut, all, exhibit awesome traits of charisma, sensitivity and generosity.

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Image courtesy: DNA India

Several gemstones define the persona of a March born or the Pisceans (as known astrologically). Aquamarine, Moonstone, Amethyst, Blue Topaz and Diamonds are known to suit these individuals. Aquamarine is said to be lucky and is known to bring positivity to the lives. Along with aquamarine, there are other variants like Moonstone, Amethyst, Blue Topaz, and diamonds which suit the March born personas.

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Natural treatment for PCOS from Grocare India

Natural treatment for PCOS from Grocare India:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a health problem in which the hormones of a woman are out of balance. Most of the women suffering will have several small cysts on the ovaries.

There are several problems associated with PCOS. The periods will not be regular. Few will never get periods and some will have heavy bleeding. Some women get less than 9 periods a year. There will be difficulty in getting pregnant. It is responsible for over 80% of infertility problems for which treatments such as surgery or IVF taken. Some women also put more weight due to the problem and they find it difficult to lose it. Some women get acne and male-pattern hair growth too. They get extra hair in the body and face. Some women have thinning hair on the scalp. Depression is another problem they face.

When it comes to PCOS, we should not restrict ourselves with temporary solution like pain killers. According to,  Untreated PCOS might lead to other health problems over the time.

Dr. Sonali Kolte, General manager of Medico Marketing, has mentioned once that undiagnosed PCOS can lead to infertility problems. It can also cause several health complications which can be attributed to other factors as well. She has mentioned that early diagnosis and treatment helps to control the symptoms and prevent the health issue.

According to Mayoclinic, PCOS may make the following complications more likely, especially if obesity also is a factor:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and lipid abnormalities
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

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Get a free sample from Banjaras

Get a free sample from Banjaras:

Everyone wants to be beautiful, and who will say no to get the glow naturally. There are so many products available in the market which gives to instant results or moderate results after a couple of months of use, sometimes even no results. You should always keep that not all the products available in the market is using natural ingredients to give you the glow. Only few products are using natural products and give you good results. 

A cosmetic product that is purely loaded chemical can give you a very good result in minutes but be sure it is going to give you side effects too. The products with natural extracts as their main ingredients can give you expected result in a safer way.

Okay, now I know what is running in your mind. Is there any brand that uses natural ingredients as their main ingredients? Is that what you were confused with? There is one answer for you, and that is “Banjaras”. 

Banjaras products are predominantly made with natural ingredients and also gives you the best result. Imagine a pack of extracts from flowers and fruits and all the good things required to beautify you, and that is what a banjaras product is. 

When you choose banjaras you can be sure that you are using a product listed under PETA's cruelty free company as the products are not tested on animals. Also, they do not use any animal ingredient in their products.

Banjaras always has a love for nature and I know you have the same. There are many products available in banjaras for skin care and hair care, most of them are predominantly made of natural ingredients. They have products to cater the needs of the entire family.

Below are some of the best Banjaras products.

Banjaras face wash(Multani + Orange): 

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It has now become a necessity to use face wash to cleanse your face regularly. Banjaras face wash is made with an extraordinary combination of multani mitti and super natural extracts from orange peel. This helps absorbing the excess oil from the skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead cells. This face wash gives glow to the skin by removing tan. It is a soap free face wash.

Key Ingredients - Multani  Mitti + Orange Peel Powder
Each ml contains Multani Mitti 1%, Orange Peel 0.5% and Gel base Q.S.

Banjaras face pack(Multani + Papaya): 

Banjaras Multani Papaya Face Pack

If you are looking for an instant glow to lighten the party, then go for banjaras face pack. It is made with multani mitti and papaya. Papaya gives a natural shine to the skin and multani mitti has a specialty of cleansing the skin deeply. 

Apply this face pack mixed with banjaras rose water and get that super glow. You can also try various facial kits available in banjaras, they help in cleansing, exfoliating and keeps your skin shining for a long period. 

This face pack is very much essential for the tired skin and polluted skin, it helps in removing the pimple and acnes. The scrub exfoliates the skin, the massage cream helps in cleansing the skin and relaxing the muscles, the face pack tightens the skin and gives glow to the skin.

Banjaras samvridhi hair oil: 

Banjaras Samvridhi hair oil 

We have already reviewed Banjarassamvridhi hair oil in our blog. This hair is not like the other products available in the market, it is made of all natural ingredients and natural herbs that is essential for hair. Amla, methi, hibiscus, shikakai, coconut oil, sesame oil, bhringraj, aritha, brahmi, olive oil, methi are all included in this oil. Each of these ingredients are essential for the hair and healthy scalp. It promotes hair growth and reduces splits or breakage of hair. It cures various infections like dandruff or lices. It promotes hair growth and also non greasy. 

Apply this hair oil on the scalp and leave it for sometime and then wash. Doing this in regular intervals will surely help you get rid of hair problems and gives you long and thick hair.

Hope this article gives you good information about the banjaras skin and hair care products. Start using natural products and get the natural glow.

Banjaras Brazilian Black Henna:

Banjaras Black Henna
This hair dye gives you rich black color without worry of hair fall. It consists of henna and herbs. The chemical content is less when compared to many hair dyes available in the market. Take a patch test as per the instructions mentioned in the pack before using any hair dye.

Get a free Banjaras sample now:

I have a good news for you. Now you can try their sample before your buy.

Here is how you can get a free sample from Banjaras.


Enter your name, mobile number, email address, gender, skin type, hair type and full address.

Click on 'Try at home' button.

You will receive the following message.

'Thanks for filling in your details. We will deliver the free sample very soon'.

That's it. Just wait for the sample to get delivered at your doorstep.
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Vetrilai in English | TamalaPaku | Betel Leaf Uses

Vetrilai in English | TamalaPaku | Betel Leaf Uses:

Vetrilai is the Tamil Name of Betel Leaf. It is called as TamalaPaku in Telugu. The scientific name is Piper betle. Vetrilai, also known as Tamalapaku looks beautiful in its heart shape. The betel leaf has a beautiful green color naturally. The leaf is very soft and smooth. Vetrilai Malai is offered to Lord Hanuman(Anjaneyar) in Tamil Nadu widely. You can find betel leaf in Tamil Nadu in any naatu marunthu kadai(country drug stores) and shops outside Temples especially Anjaneyar Temple. The women who sell flowers also sell betel leaf. If you are going to get only 1 or 2 vetrilai when you buy flowers, they will mostly offer it for free. In all wedding halls, Tamalapaku is offered after lunch. Kotta Paakku and Chunnambu are offered along with Vetrilai. Nowadays, sweet beeda has replaced that combination. Since Tamalapaku is good for digestion, it was offered after lunch in functions like wedding. Chunnambu is the Tamil Name of Slaked Lime. Kotta Paakku is the Tamil Name of Areca Nut. 

Betel Leaf is also offered whenever we give Tamboolam. All Tamboolam covers will be given with at least 2 betel leaves in it. 

According to a journal published, The betel leaf has nutritional properties and contain anticarcinogens. 

Whereas, according to an article in NCBI, there are different research experiments showing that the leaf extract, fractions, and purified compounds play a role in oral hygiene. It is also said to have anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-ulcer, anti-infective etc. Betel leaves were used as an antiseptic, breath-freshener and stimulant. 

There were various experiments suggested that there is no harmful effect when Tamalapaku is chewed alone. 

Chewing of quid even with betel leaves are not recommended. 

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