Long distance relationships – exchange gifts frequently

July 29th, 2016

Luckily, long distance relationships nowadays are not as difficult as they used to be. Until the last century, a long distance relationship meant burning a hole in your pocket to make a call or waiting for the post-man to come and deliver the note from your beloved. With advancement in technology, everything is simple and easy now. Distance now is only a number. With so many video calling applications etc, you two are always connected. Plus, gifts like fruit hampers, or accessory hampers are always available to send across to your loved one. Sending gifts is easier than it could ever be. Here are a few tips to make a long distance relationship a successful one.

Know the limits of communication. Too much of communication, or too less of it, both are harmful. While you should communicate on a daily basis and check on each other, it is also important to keep in mind that too much communication only causes unwanted misunderstandings. Your other one needs space at times and you should give them.

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In case you can, you should go and visit each other as often as possible. While phone calls and video calls do keep you connected, meeting in person is altogether different. Walking together hand in hand makes you feel like you actually are in a real relationship.

Even when you are not together, you can do things together, thanks to technology. You can have your meals at the same time in front of a video call, or go shopping at the same time.

Honesty is the best policy. Be honest to one another. This is the most essential thing in a long distance relationship. Keeping secrets within you will only make you feel trapped. So why not share them all instead?

You can, at times, write them mails. For this, you do not need to be William Shakespeare or Lord Byron. You just need to pour out your feelings in the simplest words possible. Such small things matter a lot in a long distance relationship.

Drop them a beautiful text once they are off to sleep, so that when they wake up in the morning, the message becomes main reason for their smile all day long.

Send across gifts. As often as you can. This does not mean you need to send across expensive gifts. Send gifts which show your concern towards them. For example, you can send fresh fruit hampers to make sure they eat their fruits after dinner. Or Maybe a book they’ve been longing to read.

Learn new things together – maybe you two can join some online classes together where you together learn the same thing. This will give the feeling of you two being together and being tied up.

Is it very important to be understanding in a long distance relationship? You cannot behave impatient. Say, if the phone battery of your partner has drained out or when their internet connection goes off, these are the times you need to be patient and not jump to any wrong conclusions out of possessiveness.

Follow these simple tips and stand out as a good example of a happy long distance relationship.

The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Use as Base for Green Juicing

July 30th, 2015

One of the best ways to improve one’s health is to consume green juices. Green juicing provide high doses of powerful minerals, vitamins and enzymes for the body.

 The base of green juicing must consist of highly hydrating vegetables and low glycemic fruit. Juicing crushes the fibres of most vegetables and fruits and makes it easier for the digestive system. The process of juicing provides highly bio-available nutrients, which get right into the body cells and the blood stream.

Some of the best things to Juice: The best foods to juice include green apples, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, lemons, etc. which provide a lot of juice, are low in sugar and high in nutrients. Green leafy vegetables can be added like spinach, kale, water cress, collard greens and cereal grasses. You can also add herbs like cilantro, ginger, parsley, dandelion, etc.

You must keep tabs on the amount of carrots and apple you are using to control sugar intake. Whenever you are juicing high sugar items, remember to add lime or lemon. The citrus content will decrease the glycemic impact and combat inflammatory content of sugar.

Best fruits to juice as base:

  • Lime and lemons: This citrus fruit is rich in bio-flavonoids such as Vitamin C and Vitamin P. Vitamin P enhances the anti-oxidant quality of Vitamin C. Both of these improve blood flow and capillary permeability. This is vital for maintain blood pressure and oxygenating tissues. Swelling and edema have been controlled by these anti-oxidants

  • Green apples: These apples are sourer than red apples containing less sugar and more acetic acid. The acid has antiseptic quality and improves the functioning of the liver, gall bladder and stomach. These apples also have alkaline quality and have many good anti-oxidants

Best hydrating vegetables to juice:

Some vegetables are good for juicing as they have a lot of electrolytes and water and very less sugar. They must be used as foundation for your juicing process. The best vegetables are cucumber, celery and bok choy.

Cucumbers:  They are loaded with mineral Silica. Silica is a crucial component of healthy connective tissue (skin, bone, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles). They are rich in minerals like Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin C which have alkaline effect. They have hydrating effect because of fluid content.

  • Celery: Cleanses the body of uric acid, which helps combating gout. High potassium content helps control blood pressure. It is ideal for those who suffer from bloating and edema. It is the best base for any detoxifying regimen due to its diuretic quality. It is rich in water and electrolytes.
  • Bok Choy: This cruciferous vegetable is water rich and consists of phenolic antioxidants and electrolytes. It contains hydroxycinnamic acids- antioxidants that combat harmful free radicals in the body. Therefore, this vegetable is coveted for its anti-cancer properties

These are some of the best fruits and vegetables to be used as base for green juicing. You can include these fruits and vegetables for healthy fruit hampers to be delivered to loved ones, especially those recovering from an illness.


Why you should consume Pineapples!

July 24th, 2015

Spiky, golden yellow and delicious, that’s what we see pineapples as but they are much more than just a fruit. If you eat a single pineapple, you are covering up for many other fruits. This fruit is available all throughout the year. They are loaded with vitamin C and A, potassium, fibre, phosphorous and calcium. With having a sweet and a little tangy taste, this fruit should be included in your fruit bowl every day. Here`s why: –

  • Cures free radical damages – Pineapples are a great source of antioxidants. They fight against free radicals in the body preventing any kind of cell damage. These antioxidants help you from diseases like arthritis, various cancers, heart diseases, etc.
  • Treats cold –With the richness of vitamin C and bromelain, which fight microbial infections, consuming pineapples with medicines can help you cure cold and cough quickly and effectively.
  • Strengthens bones – The high amount of manganese in pineapples helps in making bones stronger and also strengthens connective tissues. A cup of fresh pineapple juice a day will provide you with enough manganese your body requires.
  • Anti-inflammatory actions – Pineapple is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which prevent inflammation for arthritis patients and give them bone strength.
  • Cures sinus, sore throat, gout– Bromelain is one of the things which help in preventing sinusitis and pineapple is a great source of it. This fruit can also solve issues like sore throat, gout and swellings.
  • Hearty heart – The powerful and rich antioxidants keep free radicals away and keep the cholesterol levels in balance, which prevents heart diseases. Eating or having pineapple juice a day will help you fight a lot of heart problems.
  • Strengthens immunity – Often kids and youngsters have low immunity system and the vitamin C found in this fruit can help in boosting immunity due to the strong antioxidant and vitamins in this wonder fruit.
  • Cures hypertension – If you are a victim of high blood pressure and want to cure or prevent it, you should add pineapple to your diet. The high levels of potassium and low amount of sodium in this fruit will help maintain normal blood pressure levels.
  • Effective treatment for acne – Since pineapples have vitamin C, it can cure acne internally and externally. If you are suffering from any other inflammatory skin problems, then eat pineapples.
  • Anti-aging –Pineapple gives the collagen synthesis in our body a major boost. And the more the collagen synthesis is, the more firm and young our skin will look. Plus all the nutrients work their magic and repair damaged cells of the skin. Apply fresh pineapple juice on the face and wash off after 10 minutes. Follow this routine every day!
  • Softens nails – You can strengthen and soften nails by consuming and applying pineapples. Due to lack of vitamin A and B, our nails crack and become dry. With a pineapple a day, you can cure this issue and have healthy nails.
  • Prevents hair loss – Vitamin C is important for hair growth, and if you lack that, then pineapple is your answer. You can either eat the fruit or consume the juice. Otherwise, apply the juice on your hair.

Since you are planning to add pineapples to your diet, do include them in fruit hampers when you send them to your loved ones.