Friday, July 10, 2015

Honey Diet - A sweeter alternative

       For the non-metabolically blessed, dieting is an old friend. We all have tried at least one of its many variants  at some point in life. Many fail to resist the temptations but those who do, experience the glory that is the loss of a few kilos. However, this is a risky road. A safe carefully chosen diet might work wonders but crash diets, artificial supplements etc. may do more harm than good. 

Our body needs certain compounds like proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, fats, carbohydrates and fiber to function well. There is a limit in which these must be consumed which varies from person to person depending on the occupation, lifestyle, activity etc. A well Balanced diet means all these are taken in a appropriate quantity which not only give us energy but boosts our metabolism so we function better. And a good metabolism is all one needs to loose weight. Healthy carbohydrates are slow to digest, keeping blood sugar and insulin levels on keel for a steady supply of energy through the day. Healthy proteins are essential for energy and upkeep of the body. They are found in lean meats, poultry and fish, whole grains, tofu, beans and nuts. Fiber is extremely important for digestive health and keeps the bowel functioning well. Vitamins and Minerals, although needed in small amounts, are very important for the functioning of the body. They regulate not only hormones but many serious diseases like anemia, goiter etc are a result of their deficiency.

However, in our click-for-anything world where instant is the trend, the need for instant results forces us to try the unhealthy and sometimes even dangerous alternatives. The weight loss pills which have resulted in liver failures, cardiac malfunctions and are even banned in certain countries, are still being used. Crash diets which include only 1200 to 1600 calories per day whereas the requirement for an adult is anywhere near 2200 calories. These diets not only put a lot of strain on your immune system but also weaken your metabolism. As a result one feels lethargic, moody and even hormonal levels are affected. Moreover, after prolonged crash dieting, demons such as malnutrition, cardiac ailments etc. cause the metabolism to plateau. And the whole point of being fit goes moot.

Hence, A safe balanced diet is the best alternative for healthy and prolonged weight loss. One such diet is the Honey Diet. Honey is a natural sweetener. But don't be fooled by its sweetness. It is great weight-loss tool. The enzymes in honey help boost the metabolism and also help in strengthening the immune system. Honey is also a healthy alternative to sugar. It has antioxidant properties and has health in every drop.

Hence before trying any diet, do consult a dietician or a doctor and make sure it is safe and well balanced.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Surf it Fast! with UC Browser

UC Browser is one of the fastest browsers available in the market. I really like its speed, performance and also it is very easy to use. It loads fast  and never crashes. I like the yellow theme and the easy to use interface. I have been using it for quite some time now and I don't plan to change. It features UC Cricket which is a space dedicated for every cricket fan, connecting them to the match wherever they are. And this is a blessing for our cricket crazy nation.

I, myself, am a decent level cricket fan. I don't paint tricolor on my body and shout at the top of my lungs  every time our men in blue hit the turf, but I still do watch most matches and especially world cup. However, with the increasing responsibilities it is getting much more difficult to stay connected with cricket. I remember when I was in college, world cup meant entire week bunks, checking score in class, once our teacher even agreed to let us watch the match on a projector. We even protested to get an exam cancelled because it was scheduled on a world cup match day. Ah the awesome days!

However, such luxuries are no longer available. These days between meetings and presentation, there is little time left for passions. But I still do my best to stay connected with cricket. Technology nowadays is the greatest tool. It ensures connectivity and makes everything much more easy. Smartphone is the greatest invention of all time in my opinion. You can do whatever, access information watch videos, matches, the potential is infinite. I watch highlights, snippet and score updates during work hours to keep myself updated with the latest happening in the cricketing world. I also keep reminders for important matches and my favorite players' news is very promptly delivered to my buzz feed. I remember when India won the world Cup my wallpaper and screen saver for an entire month was the picture of the entire team with the world cup alongside the CHAMPION board.  

UC Browser makes staying updated with cricket even more easy with the UC Cricket feature. It is an awesome feature for cricket fans. It has a reminder feature that sends you a notification before every match. Just click on the yellow bell on the right to follow your favorite match, and receive an alert 15 minutes before the match begins and if you have exited UC Browser, you still get the notification. Cricket fans all over world can exchange their opinions via the Comment Section where it allows you to customize your ID, and also use emoticons. It’s extremely easy to read the replies. I just love it.

So if you want to experience cricket like a true fan then UC browser is a great choice.