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Truth of life!

Rooh Afza - your summer cooler

I have loved rooh afza for a very long time.But I had to quit a couple of years ago when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.Otherwise it was my staple during the summers.You can drink it in limits and the way I take it,its very very good and healthy for you.Besides when your body with simmering in the heat,why drink stuff like Pepsi's and cocoa colas and seven ups when you can have a healthy alternative.

This is Rooh Afza in a bottle.

This is the one made in Pakistan.

The other few ingredients you need for my first recipe is cold milk and the following two ingredients are optional but they add to the flavour and healthy part of cooling your body down, they are katira gond/stercullia gum/indian tragacanth and tukh malanga/basil seeds.

Katira Gondh looks like this in its original form -

and when soaked in water ,its looks like the gelatinous mass in the bowl.

Tukh malanga looks like this -

which when soaked in water looks like this -

Now we are done with the tough part of showing which is…

Tea and benefits

I have been an ardent tea drinker now for more than 7 years and I like black with no milk or sugar.Give it to me 8 times a day and Im a happy and alert soul.Ahem !
Read on to find out why coffee’s little cousin rocks your health. Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance.Drinking tea could help reduce the risk of heart attack. Tea might also help protectagainstcardiovascular and degenerative diseases.The antioxidants in tea might help protect against a boatload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liverovarianprostate and oralcancers. But don’t rely solely on tea to keep a healthy body — tea is not a miraclecure, after all. While more studies than not suggest that tea has cancer-fighting benefits, the current research is mixed.Tea helps fight free radic…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis - a day for flares

I'm having one of those of days that I dread everyday when I wake up.That is the stiffness of my hip joints along with the knees.It is the worst combination shoulders and knees are the killer combo.

Lately I have been trying to get rid of every kind of meat from my diet but to a person who couldn't go 2 days without a drumstick in the tummy,the urge to let go of everything meat is very very difficult.I had meat for 3 days.I thought having one small meal with meat would do no harm but then I started getting my flare up the second day and now its full fledged.I'm moaning and screaming and someone outside my apartment must think this chick is up to no good in broad daylight.

But to someone who lives with RA,they know gone are the days of moaning with pleasure and in are the days when you moan in between stabbing pain.They sound the same to be frank.I startle my husband at night but after 4 years he knows its not very easy to ignore pain and fall asleep.Every time I'…