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What is the best Infant Food?

Written By: BrandExpert - Dec• 23•11

What is the best Infant Food?
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Up to six months experts advice to give only breastfeed to babies .Breastfeed should be given for more than one years and it is best to give it for more than two years. After six months babies should be given food from outside because mother’s milk may not fulfill the requirements of growing baby. Baby requires a balanced food for proper growth and development in the initial months of birth and you can easily make many types of baby food at home by combining fruits and vegetables with wholegrain.

Some of the tips you need to follow to prepare baby food is given below –

  • Babies can be given puree of fruits and vegetables without added sugar, salt or fat.
  • One of the easiest foods for babies is mashed banana which does not need to be precooked.
  • Applesauce is another easy to prepare homemade baby food in which you can simply boil the apple and mash it properly and give it to the babies without added salt or sugar.
  • Fresh vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, peas, and beans are some foods which can be boiled and mashed and given to baby. You can make it in a puree form to ensure easy swallowing.
  • For the babies above the age of 8 to 11 months, you need to prepare food which can be easy for her to swallow as she moves her tongue from side to side.
  • When the baby’s teeth grow she may need additional calcium which is provided by the milk and the food. When the teeth grow the baby may bit her finger or chew toys or things around her.

Precautions to prepare baby food

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  • Clean your hands with soap before preparing baby food and dry it with a clean towel.
  • Rinse baby utensils in hot water. It is advised to use metal (Steel) utensils instead of plastic because plastic when comes in contact with hot food may react dangerously.
  • The vegetables should be peeled and removed the seeds before giving it to the baby.
  • Always mash the food well to ensure there is no hard part of fruit or vegetables left in the food which is to be given to babies.
  • Babies may find it difficult to take food high in fiber and therefore, it is advised to ensure the food contains a low quantity of fiber.
  • Mashed bread, potatoes and cheese can be given to babies. Avoid spicy and greasy food.
  • Avoid food having high content of coloring agents and chemical preservatives.
  • If babies are not taking milk properly try to feed milk products such as yoghurt, or prepare food such as bread mixed with milk or rice with milk.
  • Nestle is a leading provider of baby food and online store of Anything Indian offers a range of baby food (Vegetarian) specially made in Indian style which can be ordered online.
  • Readymade baby food is easy option for working moms although you need to be careful while preparing the food.

Some products of Nestle are offered at online store of Anything Indian

Nestle Cerelac 3 Cereals w/ Milk (stage 3) - 400g

Nestle Cerelac Apple & Wheat w/ Milk (Stage 2) – 400g

Nestle Cerelac Banana & Wheat w/ Milk (Stage 2) – 400g

Nestle Cerelac Honey & Wheat w/ Milk (Stage 2) – 400g

Various types of wooden furniture

Written By: BrandExpert - Dec• 22•11

Various types of wooden furniture
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Anything Indian offers a large collection of antique wooden furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and outdoor. In US, pine is most commonly used to make wooden furniture and maple, oak, mahogany, cherry and walnuts are other types of woods which are used to manufacture wooden furniture but in India wooden furniture are made from sheesham or oak because it provides protection against terminates and fungus infections which is commonly found in wooden furniture, especially, in the humid regions of India. The latest trend is to use metallic structure with wooden furniture because it enhances the strength and provides protection against environmental changes.

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Ancient furniture

Ancient furniture was mainly made up of heavy wooden material embedded with metals and excavated designs. Some of the famous ancient furniture styles are Roman, Greek and ancient Egyptian furniture and you can find these styles in boxes, chairs and beds. Some Greek and Roman vases made up of wood of earlier centuries are also found in museums.

European furniture

In modern Europe, oak and Italian renaissance styles were used in furniture in the 14th and 15th centuries, and it was also made in Greco- Roman ways. 19th century is known for Gothic, Rococo and Neoclassicism, and it is mainly considered to be revival style, influenced by the art and craft movements of the late century.

North American furniture

By the end of 19th century the North American style of furniture became popular in which the furniture was made from deciduous hardwood of cheery and walnut.

Modern furniture

In 20th century furniture designs were inspired by modern style of art and are identified by the use of many different types of metal, wooden and plastic bases colored in different ways and structured to meet the modern requirements.

Traditional Asian furniture

Traditional Indian furniture styles are diverse and even today many forms of traditional Indian wooden furniture are used by people for various purposes while Japanese furniture is known for minimal style. The coffee table of Chinese style is traditional furniture known for high craftsmanship, architecture and designs.

Modern furniture

Today, metro city culture has raised the requirement of light furniture which could be folded, stored and transported easily. Hangchair is modern chair made from fabric providing the features of flexibility, easy storage and easy deployment. You can get many styles in wooden and metallic furniture which can be kept in houses and offices in the contemporary style. The highest demand is for easy to handle, clean and less bulky furniture which can even fit into small flats and do not rust easily.

Different wood types have different signature marks and Anything Indian ensures to provide robust wooden furniture made from both hardwood and softwood. The furniture is made in many styles and shapes to integrate the styles of various eras and to meet the modern requirements.

Some of the rare types of furniture are found at online store of Anything Indian

How to take care of skin in winter?

Written By: BrandExpert - Dec• 12•11

How to take care of skin in winter?

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As the climate gets cold, the most common problem faced by most of us is dry dull hair and skin. Many of us are allergic to extreme cold and suffer from various forms of skin problems. There many varieties of products offered at stores which may not suit our skin. The people suffering from dry skin many suffer from cracked heels and get white patches on skin. To prevent it, you should use avoid the cause which results in dry dull and cracked skin.

What are the main causes for dryness?

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  • If you are not getting proper nutrition though diet. Not taking adequate amount of vitamins and minerals can reduce the nutrition content to the skin layers and it can result in dryness.
  • Dryness can be caused if you are not taking adequate amount of water. Drinking six to eight glasses of water is essential even in winters when you do not feel like taking much water because it helps to flush out toxins from the body and helps to enhance the flow of nutrition to skin layers.
  • Skin and hair exposed to environmental pollution can also result in dryness.
  • Taking bath with hot water can be another cause for itchy dry skin.
  • Skin exposed to environmental irritants and chemicals can result in dry dull and cracked skin.

How to make the skin supple and soft?

  • Regularly apply cold creams in winter and take a good diet to ensure the skin is getting adequate nutrition for retaining moisture and shine.
  • Use natural oils on hair such as coconut oils and tea tree oil on hair to enhance its texture and to retain moisture in the skin layers.
  • Increase the amount of vitamin E in diet .Vitamin E is found in nuts and almonds.
  • Take a good amount of iron and vitamin C which is found in spinach and oranges.
  • Take a diet of fish once in a week as it contains proteins and omega – 3 fatty acids which are required for proper growth of hair.
  • Avoid applying chemicals or strong shampoos which make your skin and hair completely dry.
  • Do not use very hot water to take a bath.
  • Herb such as Indian Gooseberry is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and if you boil it and apply the syrup to hair and skin — a magical improvement on skin texture and hair can be seen. The herb help to improve blood flow to the skin layers and it is also considered very effective for improving memory. It can be added to herbal teas and taken throughout the winter to enhance immunity of the body .

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Indian gooseberry and few other herb are offered in powdered form at online store of Anything Indian ,which is the store offering natural hair and skin products made from plants and herbs such as

Dandruff info:How to get rid of dandruff?

Written By: BrandExpert - Dec• 12•11

Dandruff info:How to get rid of dandruff

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Almost half of the US population suffers from dandruff and it is more common in men as compared to women. It is a myth that dandruff is found mostly in people having dry skin. Although dryness of skin causes flakes on the skin but dandruff is not associated to dry scalp. Dandruff is linked to nutrition and diet. Dandruff can be caused by a number of imbalances in the body including the ph balance, nutrition; chemical based cosmetic, poor shampoos, hair care products or emotional condition. If the food is too spicy, having high amount of sugar, spice and salt and is taken too often with alcohol, it can raise the symptoms of dandruff. There are many symptoms of dandruff which includes peeling of chips from scalp and dermal scaling which also causes related associated ailments. The condition of dandruff can improve as you get old.

Some of the symptoms of dandruff are

  • White flakes on scalp
  • Itchy and tight head skin
  • Sore scalp
  • Red and greasy patches on scalp
  • Crusting on the scalp

Seborrheic dermatitis

Due to dandruff the skin because flaky and inflamed and the one of the severe condition of dandruff is Seborrheic dermatitis in which you can find dandruff to often falling from the scalp.

Dandruff in infants
Dandruff is also found in babies where it is called “Cradle cap” .Cradle cap is found in babies in the age of two weeks to eight weeks, although, sometimes it disappears on its own. Cradle cap is not dangerous but it can be alarming for parents.

Dandruff can occur recurrently on scalp and it is more common in certain seasons. When the environment changes there are certain microbes which grow more in a particular environmental condition and it can cause infections to the scalp.

Dandruff is linked to poor hygiene and sometimes, the oily flakes create social awkwardness but dandruff can be too sticky and it fails to way out even after trying different kinds of measures you know. Dandruff is not only to embarrassing but it causes skin infections leading to acne on face.

Malassezia

It has been discovered that dandruff are yeast like fungus which grows excessively on scalp causing infection. The fungus Malassezia feeds on fatty oil found on the scalp and it causes irritation which also speeds up the infection. Sometimes, dead cells mix with the oil found on scalp and it forms a greasy slump which can be seen with naked eyes. The can either stick to the hair or floats on the surface of hair.

Getting rid of dandruff

You can use gentle shampoo products and use it daily to get rid of dandruff .There are many medicated shampoos offered by various brands. Depending on your skin type you can select a shampoo. You can also try herbal brands to clean hair as it offers natural care. The store of Anything Indian provides a number of herbal shampoos which includes

Symptoms of low blood pressure

Written By: BrandExpert - Nov• 28•11

Symptoms of low blood pressure


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Are you suffering from confusions, dizziness, fever and weakness, regularly? One of the common reasons for poor concentration, depression, anxiety, dizziness and paleness in women is low blood pressure. Low blood pressure is the problem which may happen due to hormonal changes, low blood volume, widening of blood vessels, anemia, and side effects of medicines or endocrine problems. In extreme conditions, low blood pressure can result in severe congestive heart failure, heart attack, myocardial infarction, heart failure and low heart rate.

Low blood pressure refers to the condition when the flow of blood in blood vessels and arteries is reduced, and if the person suffers from low blood pressure, blood will not flow to various parts of the body.

Symptoms of low blood pressure are

  • Lack of concentration
  • Heart palpitation
  • Paleness
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Fainting
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
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People who suffer from low blood pressure have a low blood flow to the brain which can happen due to certain sitting position and the blood gathers around a specific body organ. The person may suffer from cold limbs because of low blood circulation and shortage of nutrition to the organs, which lower temperature of extremities.

The person suffering from low blood pressure has lack of concentration because of poor flow of oxygen to body organs.

The person may suffer from heart palpitation because of shortage of energy due to poor blood flow.

The person may have blurred vision because oxygen flow to brain, which controls eyes, is reduced.

There are two main types of low blood pressure conditions

Postural hypotension- In this type of hypotension, blood pressure is reduced due to certain sitting position and it is common in aged people who may suffer from hypotension when they either get up from a lying position or stand from a sitting position.

Postprandial Hypotension -Sometimes, you feel immediate dizziness or fainting after taking a meal. This condition is also common in older individuals and it is called Postprandial Hypotension. It happens due to impaired autonomic reflexes which results in reduction of blood pressure.

Change lifestyle and apply simple remedies to prevent low blood pressure

To control low blood pressure, eat small meals having low carbohydrate content. You can take higher amount of salt in food. Drink adequate amount of water and increase intake of fruits, green vegetables, fish and whole grains. Taking caffeinated drinks also helps in increasing blood pressure but it should not be taken regularly.

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Online store of Anything Indian offers a range of products to regularly monitor and control blood pressure. The store offers many herbal products which are designed specifically to regulate blood flow and blood pressure. Some of the products offered at the store are given below -