Bottled water is neither good for us nor for Environment

The Story of Bottled Water, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.

And, for all you fact checkers out there, http://storyofstuff.org/pdfs/StoryOfB…

Visit for more details : http://storyofbottledwater.org

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Top 10 tips for winter health

Ø Boost your immune system: Make sure your grocery bag is full of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A, C and E  (think carrots, oranges, grapefruits and dark leafy vegetables) to ensure your body has a steady flow of ammunition to fight infection.

Ø Grab a shut eye: Due to longer nights, you tend to sleep more. Don’t fret about it and enjoy the extra napping time that you get, guilt free!

Ø Get outdoors:         Even though it may be tempting to sit inside the warmth of your house, it’s important that you get some sunshine whenever possible.  It’s possible to get depressed if you don’t get enough sunshine. In medical lingo, it’s known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Ø Watch what you eat and drink: Winters are also a time when many people buy themselves a one way ticket to weight gain by reaching   for deep fried snacks and hot beverages. It’s important to remember cream based soups and cream laden caffeine drinks aren’t healthy.

Ø Stay active: Lethargy affects everyone during the winters. Getting out into the cold weather for your jog or cycling may seem impossible   but try and squeeze in a little bit of activity into your winter schedule. Remember to warm up as your muscles are  tighter during winters making them more prone to injury.

Ø Keep infections from spreading: Wash your hands regularly to keep infections from spreading

Ø Stay warm: Cover up if you are feeling cold. Don’t wait till your fingers have frozen or your feet have numbed.

     Wear socks, gloves, scarves, anything to make sure your body is comfortable.

Ø Hydrate yourself: It’s normal not to feel thirsty during winters, but keep yourself hydrated. If you don’t feel like drinking water, give your body lots of warm fluids in the form of clear soups and herbal teas.

Ø Show your skin some TLC: Your skin probably is the worst affected during winters. Lack of moisture in the air and in your body leaves it dry and flaky. Show it some love and affection, use a deep nourishing cream to ensure your skin stays healthy.

Ø Be heart healthy: Winter is notoriously associated with a rise in heart attacks. The reason for this is still much debated, but the fact remains. So if you are a heart patient, watch what you eat, exercise moderately and head to a hospital if you feel some discomfort. Be safe!!

Happy Winter 🙂

Health benefits of drinking warm lemon water in morning

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Packed with all the goodness, make it a point to begin your day with a glass of warm lemon juice. Its cleansing and healing effects will have positive effects on your health in the long run. However it is very important to note that lemon juice when comes directly in contact with the teeth, can ruin the enamel on the teeth. Hence, it is advised to consume it diluted and also rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking lemon juice.

  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
  • It helps cure the common cold
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

Healthy Breakfast

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Have this healthy food. It is really good for health and soul.

First meal of the day is really important. Make sure that do eat too heavy break fast other wise instead of getting energy you might overload your digestive system and gets more laziness/ Lethargy. I am listing items in the pic, make sure not to have too much or too less, just in balance.

1. Apples

2. Soaked Almonds

3. Soaked Ground nuts

4. Soaked dry Grapes

5. Dates

6. Flex seeds (omega fatty acids)

7. Bottle gourd (4 slice )

8. Akhrot

9. Sweet Lime

10. Pomegranate

11. Peers

12. Jiggery water

13. Butter milk (as normal milk is difficult to digest)

Health Tip : Omnipresent Oats in break fast

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Health Benefits of Oatmeal (Oatmeal and Weight Loss) 

1. The health benefits of oatmeal are due to the fact that it’s made from oats. Whole-oat products are among the finest sources of soluble fiber. That will help keep your cholesterol levels in check and help lower your risk of heart disease .If you want to shed a few pounds, it appears that eating oatmeal may be beneficial as well.   

2. It’s highly unlikely that any nutritionist would endorse oatmeal as the sole source of nourishment while attempting to lose weight; however, it may be possible to incorporate oatmeal into a diet and help to expedite weight loss.
     Because oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, it may promote a feeling of fullness after meals because it stays in the intestines for a longer period of time. As a result, there will be less desire to consume excess calories between meals.
     Oatmeal’s soluble fiber combined with the fact that it’s a low-fat food means that it can be used as a weight-control diet. Oatmeal also slows the nutrients going into your bloodstream.
     Another reason oatmeal may promote weight loss is because it’s typically eaten for breakfast, and as a general rule, breakfast eaters are more successful at shedding pounds and maintaining a weight-loss diet than those who skip the morning meal.
     Incorporating Oatmeal into Your Diet

3. It’s quite easy to add oatmeal to your daily diet. It doesn’t have to be limited to breakfast, although hot oatmeal or cold oat bran cereal is a good way to start the day. Ground oatmeal can be added to several recipes for baked foods.
Oatmeal provides our body with an adequate quantity of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are of the essence for our bodies in order to function properly. Nevertheless, it is a large reservoir of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and iron. Another great thing about oatmeal diet is that it can help you lose weight and fight off certain variations of cancer because of the nutrients and fiber it contains. If you rigorously stick to a 30-day plan of eating three meals of oatmeal per day and a snack low in fat in between, you will be definitely on a good way of reducing your weight much as 2 to 5 lb. per week on the oatmeal dieting.