Republic day at St. Jude child care centre

Republic day at St. Jude child care centre

Health and Fitness
Passionate opportunities When your passion becomes a profession and you help brands make money, sometimes you sit back and think about those less fortunate who could be helped with your acquired skills. This first long weekend in the new year, due to our Republic day, we got an opportunity from Connect for to volunteer as photographers for a NGO, St Jude child care which helps people, whose children are afflicted with cancer, being treated at Tata Memorial hospital Parel, and without a place to stay in Mumbai, as cancer treatments are expensive and prolonged. Bombay Port Trust has tied up with St Jude's for their CSR activities wherein the entire place at Sewri has been graciously allowed to host these parents and children who come from all corners of India. They stay…
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Skin care – Collagen peptides

Skin care – Collagen peptides

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Skin - Youthful appearance In today’s polluted environment, maintaining a youthful and attractive appearance is crucial. Skin care therefore, takes precedence as we start ageing.  Collagen constitutes 75% dry weight of skin content. Collagen fibers, which are the most important component, provide infrastructure for the elastin, which maintains it’s elasticity and for hyaluronic acid to trap moisture. For a smooth, firm and younger-looking skin, we require optimum levels of well-organized collagen fibers to ensure that it retains its elasticity, firmness and moisture-binding capacity. Regular exercise has a direct impact on your skin by improving the blood flow, resulting in a higher supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. The blood also carries away waste products and free radicals. Research shows that if you sleep anything less than 7…
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Collagen Peptides – Wrinkle free skin

Collagen Peptides – Wrinkle free skin

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Skin collagen and Ageing As we grow older, our body’s ability to produce collagen reduces, especially after the age of 25. One of the most effective ways of increasing these levels in your skin is by supporting your diet with health supplements. Modern lifestyle factors such as stress, poor diet and especially exposure to constant sunlight reduces it’s production even faster. As we age, skin cells (Fibroblasts), which produce it, decrease in number and their activity resulting in a break down of the collagen matrix that provides structural support to the skin. Our skin starts to appear dehydrated & thin with fine lines, wrinkle's and deep furrows. Hence, it is important to replenish the skin with supplements made from fish (skin and bones) and meat. In order to update skin…
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Water Purifier from Blue Star

Water Purifier from Blue Star

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Blue Star - Water cooler to Purifier Blue Star has been in the water cooler business for nearly seven decades catering to offices, educational institutes, hotels, factories and hospitals and is also India’s largest exporter of water coolers. Blue Star is also amongst the largest suppliers of normal, hot and cold bottled water dispensers in the country catering to smaller offices and establishments. Since Blue Star has a strong connect with water, and consumers are aware of this association for years, it launched residential water purifier's in 2016 to leverage this association. Blue Star is perceived to be a premium and aspirational brand and a strong contender in the consideration set of the discerning consumer, many of whom have instilled faith in its offerings. In line with its personality, the…
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Keep wrinkles at bay with Apple juice

Keep wrinkles at bay with Apple juice

Health and Fitness
Apple juice People say, "Life begins at 40" sure, maybe. You know who else visits us, "Wrinkles" . Yes the most dreadful word, Wrinkles. One might say there are remedies like Botox or Plastic surgery, but (just between me and you) I am afraid of needles and surgery. So as usual i turned to Google for help and found the solution - Apples, eaten raw and apple juice. Yes, I had learned in school that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". But I guess they forgot to mention / highlight that it even keeps the wrinkles at bay. Juice combination's - Farmpress I tried Farmpress cold pressed juice and found that they combine apples with other berries so it's a win-win situation for me. Apple juice is highly…
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Seasonal fresh strawberries in a bottle

Seasonal fresh strawberries in a bottle

Health and Fitness
Strawberries and Mahabaleshwar Mahabaleshwar is my weekend destination. A place to unwind, to relax and to be lazy. This weekend when I visited, there were Strawberries. The fragrance of Strawberries was so strong that I had to stop, smell and eat them. Just delicious.. Benefits of Strawberry juice Strawberries are packed with Vitamin's C and K, fibre, antioxidants. Also it's a good dose of manganese and potassium. It also contains significant amount of phytonutrients and flavonoids. But my main motive behind eating strawberries is that it reduces premature aging. They are grown only during winter in India, so I always have to wait for the season. Now no more.. Farmpress has introduced a juice, which is a combination of Apples and Strawberries, home delivered in Mumbai. No need for me…
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Common cold and Immune system

Common cold and Immune system

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Common cold and Citrus Aloe juice Winter is here, yes in Mumbai. My woollens/Scarves/Sweaters are out but I still got a visit from the common cold. It's not because I went out in the cold that made me sick, cold has a suppressive effect on our immune system. Winter also creates havoc on my skin, my already dry skin becomes extra dry. Lotions/Creams do help but only for a few hours. I need a permanent solution. That's when I came across Farmpress cold pressed Citrus Aloe juice. Immunity booster - Citrus and Aloe juice Citrus helps body maintain a healthy immune system. It has a modest effect on shortening the duration/lessening the severity of a cold if it is consumed before the onset of illness. While the Aloe Vera juice…
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Skin care with Amla juice

Skin care with Amla juice

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Skin care during winter Change in season brings about changes in us, as winter is here common cold becomes too common. A sneeze here, a cough there and your constant companion, is a handkerchief. But I always believe prevention is better than medicines. So this season I decided to go for Farmpress cold pressed Amla juice. Benefits of Amla juice Amla is a rich source of antioxidants and Vitamins and tannins. Tannins, when combined with polyphenols makes the fruit a free radical scavenger. What this means is, it reduces the damage, free radicals cause to the cells and thus improves our body's disease fighting ability. As Amla is packed with Vitamin C it gives our skin a smooth and youthful look. It is known to exfoliate skin and remove dead…
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