How to be Safe while buying blazers for your Men Online?

Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce which enables users to purchase items of their choice from internet e-commerce websites. Nowadays online shopping has become a trend with more and more people looking online shopping as a feasible option. There are lots of benefits of shopping products like blazers for men, watches, perfumes, etc. online.

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Ways to be Safe while Shopping Online for your Man

With the advent of online shopping, you can easily choose and purchase any product of your choice simply with a click of a mouse. It is one of the most comfortable ways of purchasing any product but still many people are susceptible to theft while making a purchase. In this article, we have provided you with some of the best security tips that will help you to continue the online shopping in a secured manner.

Prefer Making Online Payments Using the Credit Card

When you purchase blazer for men or any other product from the online website, you have a choice of making payments by cash on delivery or payment through credit/debit card. As you have a choice of making online payments, you must prefer to make payment through credit card. Credit card payments are a much safer option as in case if your information gets divulged, you still have the authority to cancel or stop the transaction within some given time frame. While if you make payments through debit cards and if your information gets hacked or divulged to any snooper, he can easily misuse your account. Also, there are lesser chances of canceling the transaction as the amount gets debited from your account straight away after making online payments.

Keep Track of your Statements

Although you may be having multiple cards with you but you must try to use only one card for making online payments as you can easily keep track of the number of transactions which happen on that particular card. You may also contact your bank to give a message of any transactions so as to know about any transaction done through the card.

Use your Personal System while Online Shopping

You must prefer to keep only one system, preferably a personal system while you shop online. You must keep your system password locked and try to protect it from any viruses or Trojans. For this, you can install an antivirus to keep your system security in check while doing online transactions. So far the safest site i know is Gofynd.

Use a Fresh Browser for Online Shopping

You must close all the windows of your old browser and install a new browser while you shop online. The reason for this is that the old browsers store cache files and cookies which could be snoop easily by any hacker. So always open a new browser or shop using IE.

Beware for Spam Websites

Many a times, there are advertisements linked to a website which could be a spam. Never click on links to those advertisements. It may compromise the security of your device. Check for the website name in the URL while proceeding for online payment. There is security information provided in the browser while you surf for websites. You must only visit the trusted websites.

Look for Safer Payment Gateway

Many online shopping websites have third party site for payment gateway like PayPal or CCAvenue etc. Check for the payment gateway and make sure that the payment gateway the site is using is safe. Look for SSL sign in the browser address bar while you shop blazers for men or any other product online.

The Last Words

While you choose online shopping, the last advice is sure about the company’s policies like shipping details, time, warranty, return policies, and money back terms. If you check all these details carefully, you can shop online on reputed sites which are well established and has good feedback from customers with secure online payment options.

Most Effective Strategies to Save Money while Shopping for Designer Suits Online

As more people have started accepting the convenience of online shopping, the money flow has boomed across the internet.  The vendors who sell online are very well aware that their competitor is stiff and hence they often offer the products are discounted price. In order to maintain the competitive edge, the vendors always keep their prices to the minimum. Still, the buyers can opt out certain effective strategies that will further save money while shopping online for designer suits, kurtas, lehengas, watches, shoes, or any other product.

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Shipping Cost

The shopping experience is totally virtual. Moreover, the online shop owners have no problems related to space, which is the best part of it. Once you buy the product, somebody at the other end still has to pick it out from the warehouse where it is kept until it is sold, pack it, and deliver it to your doorstep. The biggest deal breaker, as well as advantage in online shopping, is shipping. The websites which provide free shipping attracts more and more of customers since it reduces the expenditure made by customers on getting product home that is the transportation cost.

Websites which do not provide free shipping facility and charge some additional amount for shipping are quite behind in the race of covering large market share. It is perhaps the biggest reason people abandon their online shopping carts before making the purchase. So look for the websites that do not charge extra for shipping your products to your doorstep.

Discount Coupons

Many websites follow the strategy of providing discount coupons to their customers. These discount coupons attract more customers to the store and work in the favor of buyer and seller both. You may avail big discounts at these stores on your purchase of designer suits, cosmetics, and other available products using these coupons.

Seasonal Offers

Most of the online shopping portals just like local market brands introduce seasonal offers and sales. The buyers are suggested to shop while these seasonal offers are going on. It might be for the festive season or at the time of access stock (when a company wants to release off the stock). Seasonal offers can also be availed when the new product or product line is launched. At the time of collaborating with a new company or brand, there are many introductory and promotional offers & schemes that provide huge benefits to the buyers.

Promotional Codes

Online shopping websites issue different types of promotional codes that come with heavy discounts, exciting offers, and huge benefits for the customer. Buyers should make full use of these codes. At times, the codes are offered when the buyer is signing up for the first time on their website or when a buyer makes the first purchase.

The Last Words

Online shopping websites display themselves to be the most reliable, promising, and beneficial for the buyers. However, they are at times very profitable but still buyers are required to use certain tools so that they can make complete use of all available offers. Make use of every possible strategy to save money online while buying designer suits, shoes, watches, or any other product online.

Balanced Diet by Anubha Verma

Everyone talks about balanced diet .lets start with knowing what is balanced diet .

Diet plays most imp role in controlling whole mechanism of the body. nutrients found in food help our body to function properly. a diet that contains adequate amounts of all the necessary nutrients required for healthy growth and activity is called balanced diet.

Requirement of different nutrients is different for everyone. So we must know that what should be adequate for our body to function properly.

Foods can be grouped on the basis of the nutrients contained in them and their functions in the body. Based on their functions they can be divided into three groups

  • Energy giving foods
  • Body building foods
  • Protective foods

ENERGY GIVING FOOD

Energy is required by the body to do work and to perform all the physiological functions of the body. Carbohydrates like rice wheat, potato and fats like ghee and oil belong to this group.

BODY BUILDING FOOD

Our body needs to grow. Due to constant wear and tear in the body, new cells have to be built to repair the damaged parts. Proteins like milk, eggs, meat, cheese and dal help in body building.

PROTECTIVE FOODS

Vitamins and minerals belong to this group. Absence of these constituents cause deficiency diseases like rickets, beriberi etc. Vegetables and fruit are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Following table Shows the three food groups and their sources

Food group according to function Major nutrient Food containing the nutrient
Energy giving carbohydrate and Fat Cereals like rice and wheat
Starches like potato.
Fat-ghee and oil
Sugar
Body building Protein Milk
Meat-Mutton, chiken, fish
Egg white
Pulses, like dals,gram,soya bean peas
Protective Minerals,Vitamins Vegetables specially green leafy
vegetables like spinach, cabbage
and Dietry fibre such as brinjal,
beans and fruits

Following table shows different food group and their normal requirement in bracket along with their main nutrients , we should try to include all the food groups in our diet so that we can get balanced diet . Vegetarian people can increase  their protien content of diet by adding pulses group in their diet .

Food Group Main Nutrients
Cereals, grains and products (6-7 servings per day), rice wheat flour, maize, rice flakes, puffed rice and maida. Energy, protein, invisible fat,Vitamin B, B2, folic acid, iron and fibre.
Pulses (one serving per day) legumes, Bengal gram, black gram, green gram, red gram, rajmah, soyabean. Energy, protein, invisible fats,Vitamin B B2, folic acid, calcium, iron, fibre.
Milk and meat products (2 servings per day), milk, skimmed milk and cheese. Protein, fat, Vitamin B2, calcium.
Meat and chicken – liver, fish, eggs, meat (one serving per day). Protein, fat and Vitamin B2.
Fruits apples, guava, tomato ripe, papaya, orange, sweet lime, water melon. Fibre, Vitamin C, carotenoids.
Vegetables (green leafy). Amarnath, spinach, coriander leaves, mustard leaves. Invisible fat carotenoids, Vitamin B2, folic acid, iron and calcium fibre.
Other vegetables: carrot, brinjal, lady finger, capsicum, beans, onion, cauliflower. Carotenoids, folic acid, calcium fibre.
Fat and sugar: Fat – 3(tsp/day) butter, ghee, hydrogenated oils, cooking oils like ground nut, mustard and coconut oil. Energy, fats and essential fatty acids.
Sugar (2 tablespoon/day) sugar and jaggery. Energy.

A balanced diet and physical exercise has a major role in achieving long healthy life.

  1. It helps in controlling body weight, heart rate and BP.
  2. Increase in exercise capacity and muscle performance.
  3. Improves blood sugar, lowers harmful cholesterol and triglycerides and increases the beneficial HDL cholesterol.
  4. Produces mental and physical relaxation.

Some Greek Philosopher said “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.”

it was a introduction to healthy diet .I will get back soon to tell a different diets for diseases . So that by modifying your diet you can recover faster .

Take care n stay healthy

Anubha verma

Dietitian

Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is my all-time favorite flavor to add to any cuisine whether Indian, Chinese , Italian or any other cuisine. Best thing about garlic is , its not only flavorful but it also contain a number of health benefits. Like one I remember. My husband’s bad cholesterol came a little high. So my Mother in law recommended few garlic cloves in morning before breakfast.

Garlic is has lot more such properties. If you enjoy garlic in your meals its only a good sign for you.

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Cardiovascular Health and High Cholesterol

There are two types of Cholesterol, Good and Bad. Problem starts when your bad cholesterol is higher then the good cholesterol. . Modern medicine has found that garlic contains allicin which scavenges hydroxyl radicals (OH). This is turn is thought to prevent LDLs from being oxidised. In simple language, It helps in reducing Bad cholesterol. If you have problems with high cholesterol go ahead and take some garlic. Fresh or cooked garlic or 500 mg garlic capsules twice daily helps in lowers down the blood pressure & cardiovascular problems. I

Antioxidant 

Allicin found in Galric, naturally increases antioxidant enzymes like Atalase and Glutathione Peroxidase in your blood. It helps against the damaging effects of nicotine and slows the aging process of your liver by inhibiting lipid peroxidation.

Anti-Bacterial

Garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus. The problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develops resistance to them, however this is not the case with garlic.

Blood Clots

It thins the blood, reduces clotting and helps in controlling blood pressure and poor circulation.

Improve Digestion

Garlic works as a cleanser of the digestive system, helps in curing flatulence, kills internal parasites and is an excellent internal antiseptic

Innovative Salad Event # 2- Fruits

Its a second month I am hosting Innovative salad Event, Last month theme Ingredient was Cucumber , I have received more than 20 salads in this event. It was really a wonderful experience  to host this event.
As you know in this event I will provide one ingredient , that need to part of your recipe. You can use that ingredient in any form.This Months Ingredient  is Fruits-Pineapple, Apple and Strawberry  . you can use any of these three Fruits in your salad and use all your imagination. I am expecting a lot of Innovative Salads from all my blogger friends and all reader’s of cook healthy.
 
Ingredient of the Month Fruits-Pineapple, Apple or Strawberry
(You can include all or any , Its your choice)
 Things you need to remember
1. Make Salad using Ingredient(Pineapple, strawberry or Apple this month) of the Event and post it in your blog. You can include all ingredients or any of them
2. Archived posts are welcome, You have to just link your post to this event by adding link and logo of this event in your post

3. Link your recipes to the link provided at the end of this post .

4. Multiple entries are allowed but restricted to 3 per blog.

5.Add logo of the event and  link in your post

6. non Blogger can also send their recipes .

7. Mail your entries to cookhealthy(dot in (at)gmail(dot)com with the following details:

cookhealthy.in@gmail.com

Your name
Blog name and blog URL
Entry name and URL
A picture of your entry

if Non blogger send your entry with complete recipe and photo of recipe. I will be happy to publish them to the Cookhealthy.in

8. last date to submit your recipes is 31st March 2011. 

9 Both veg and Non Veg entries are allowed

Heath Benifits of Cucumber and Innovative salad Event Reminder

This month I have started an Event called Innovative salad. Ingredient of this month was one of basic Ingredient of Green salad Cucumber.  Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same family as watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin, and other types of squash. Cucumber is high source of vitamin, minerals and fiber. You can consume a good amount of cucumber as salad , and it wont give a lot of calories and it has lot of fiber so it will surely kill your hunger

Nutrition Value in 100 gm Cucumber

Nutrient Value(%DV)
Vitamin C 10%
Molybdenum 8%
Vitamin A 5%
Potassium 5%
Manganese 5%
Folate 5%
Dietary Fiber 5%
Typtophan 4%
Magnesium 4%
Calories 13

Health Benefits

A Radiant Complexion

The silica present in cucumber is one of essential component of healthy connective tissue ,such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Good source of Fibers and Water

Adding a one or two cucumber to your salads is a good way to increase your fiber intake because cucumber comes naturally prepackaged with the extra fluid you need when consuming more fiber.

Helps in controlling High Blood pressure

You can add food that is high in Potassium, magnesium and fiber to control hyper tension naturally. Cucumber is high source for all these elements. If you include cucumber in you daily diet it will also help in controlling you BP up to some extents.

As Beauty aid

For Dark circles and puffy eyes

a fresh cucumber can be cut into thin slices, and these placed on the eyes for 5-10 minutes

As Face pack

Grated cucumber can be used as a mask and tonic for the entire face and neck. The benefit of a high sulfur and silicon content helps with skin surface issues and balancing, and the natural cooling properties provide for an easy facial on a hot humid day.

How you can consume Cucumber

As Salad-

Cucumber mixed with any of any other ingredients like tomato, onion, broccoli or any other ingredient of your choice make a really nice salad. Some of the salad Recipes in Cook healhy Blog

Baby corn salad in Honey Mint Sauce

Green Salad in Peanut sauce

As Pickle

You can also make pickle using cucumber and other salad vegetables

Vegetable Pickle in Sweet Vinegar

At the end I would like to inform you that end date of Innovative salad Event is on25th Feb. If you have some salad recipe that include Cucumber then you can link your recipe in the linky in the Event page  or send me at cookwithpia at gmail dot com.

Waiting for some more innovation with Cucumber so that we can enjoy cucumber with lot of flavors

Health benifits of Onion

There are  a number of verity present in the onion. White, Yellow, Red, Green and some other verities are also there.  Many times onion makes your eyes water when you cut them, when the organic Sulphur, that is present in Onion, released.

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Nutritional Benefits

There is a variation in composition of Nutritional Composition between different varieties of onion.

Onion is a Good anti-septic which is rich in vitamin A, B and C.  It is also source of folic acid, calcium, magnesium, chromium, phosphorus, iron and dietary fiber.

Health Benefits

These are some of Health benefits of Onion

Anemia:

Onion is rich source of Iron, which is  beneficial for the treatment of anemia.

Anti-coagulant:

Just eating a small raw onion daily can significantly lower cholesterol and also help prevent heart attacks.

Anti-septic:

Fights infection some of bacteria and is effective against tuberculosis and infections of the urinary tract.

Blood pressure:

Onions,in raw or cooked form,  help to lower blood pressure.  It also thins the blood, dissolve blood clots and clear the blood of unhealthy fats.

Cholesterol:

Eating a small onion daily helps to correct thrombosis, lower the LDL cholesterol and prevents heart attacks significantly.

Constipation and flatulence:

Add onion in food to help relieve chronic constipation and flatulence.

Diabetes:

Chromium in onion helps diabetics’ cells respond appropriately to bringing down the insulin level and improve glucose tolerance.

Hair loss:

Applying onion juice on scalp twice a week for 2 months will cause hair regrowth.

Immune booster:

Useful in cold weather to ward off infection, reduce fever and sweat out colds and flu.

Osteoporosis:

Beneficial for women who are at risk for osteoporosis as they go through menopause.

Respiratory:

Mix equal amounts of onion juice and honey and take 3-4 teaspoons of this mixture daily.  It helps liquefy mucus and prevents its further formation.  It is also one of the best preventive potions against common cold.

Nutritional Values of Fresh Green Onions
Serving Size:
1/2 cup chopped (stalks and bulbs)

Calories 16
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 4 g
Protein 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sodium 8 mg
Vitamin A 498 IU
Vitamin C 10 mg
Iron 1 mg
Carotenoids 867 micrograms

You can consume Onion in raw form, in salad, or In Gravy. Onion is always a important Ingredient of Most of Indian Cuisine. I am presenting some of Recipes in CookWithPia that has a good amount of onion