Can you vouch that all the inanimate objects you own are equally useful and return your hard earned Indian rupee conscientiously? Matter of the fact is that in this age of advertisements it is hard to discern between products worthy and worthless. The hype, buzz and gloss of commercials get us into the habit of picking up anything that sounds nice and looks great. But, in our attempt to stay slim and healthy or save resources, we are unwittingly doing what will bring about exactly opposite results, courtesy the expendables. To help you decipher the uselessness of daily usable and take caution here follows a list of such things.
Skipping breakfast and munching junk at midnight thinking that the multi-vitamin capsule will replenish the lack of nutrition? You cannot be farther from the truth. Basically, most oral vitamin pills are water soluble in nature containing vitamin-B and C. They get flushed out of the body even before the entire amount gets absorbed into the cells. The supplements containing fat soluble vitamins A, D and E can cause more harm than good in the long run. The body stores these vitamins beyond the level of necessity, turning them into toxins. Thus, it is better to change the daily diet, including fruits and veggies containing natural vitamins in required levels.
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While buying vegetables, don’t fall for the intensity of their hue. Contrary to what most would like to believe the reddest tomatoes and sun set orange carrots are probably not the freshest. The sellers use red dye, chemicals and other colours to make them look more appealing. Plus, they spray silicone on these produce to delay ripening. Eating them is no less harmful than ingesting poison.
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What can be easier to content the nagging conscience at the back of your brain disapproving your dietary choices than gulping down packaged fruit juices?! Most packaged fruit drinks contain very little of real fruits and more of fruity flavours derived mixing chemicals, colours and sugared water. They are no more healthy or different than other sugary drinks sold in the market. It is advisable to avoid fruit juices of all kinds, sticking to whole fruits rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
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Thanks to media hype and monthly magazines, whole wheat breads have become the staple choice in hundreds of homes without corroborating enough to their nutrition level. The cunning makers use malt and caramel with normal wheat grain to make the commercial whole wheat breads lookbrownish. As a result consuming them can spike your sugar intake instead of curbing fat gain. Either invest in organic whole wheat breads or make chapati at home with organic whole wheat flour as a safer option.
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Used for scrubbing off dead skin and clingy dirt particles, loofahs are not as effective for cleaning endeavors as you imagined. Even if you diligently wash a loofah for ten minutes under the tap you cannot rid it from all the accumulated germs and grime. Over a period of time the germ inflation makes a loofah really unhygienic. Rely on soap and hand for sufficient cleansing plus use a body scrubber once a week for removing dead skin cells.
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Apart from the sticky white mask like coverage to dark patches commercial fairness creams have little to offer. Many of the fairness products in the market contain harmful substances like mercury, lead, chromium, hydroquinone and even steroids. Regular usage can lead to various degrees of skin damage including sun sensitivity, acne breakouts, discoloration of facial skin and thickening of facial hair. The bleaching agent in fairness creams may lighten the skin but burn it as well, making it prone
Sparkling droplets rolling down their hourglass bodies, Co2 fizzing out of their uncorked mouths indicating at the freshness you will feel on chugging them relentlessly. Unfortunately, aerated drinks are anything but thirst quenchers. High acidic level and sugar content make most of the aerated drinks thirst builders. As a consequence, drinking soda will make you even thirstier. It is better to opt for water, lassi or freshly made cane juice than these aerated packaged sodas that make a hole into your pocket.
Paper bags are marketed as reusable and recyclable alternatives to plastic ones. It is true that paper bags are bio-degradable but lack of recycling options makes them useless. Moreover, it takes more water and energy to produce paper bags making it rather wasteful of natural resources. Spilled liquids and meat juices can make these bags unhygienic for reuse. Cloth bags which we can wash and use many times are better options unless full scale recycling is an option in your neighborhood.
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The unsightly stretch marks during pregnancy can make you stressed. However, stretch mark creams are not capable of preventing them from setting in or removing them completely. Using this type of cream for a prolonged period of time will fade the marks to some extent but use during pregnancy can prove to be harmful due to excess vitamin A content. Start messaging Shea butter or vitamin E oil on your skin much before your tummy starts swelling. This will minimize the chances of stretch marks by increasing the skin’s elasticity. Luckily, stretch marks fade away with time.
With most smartphones coming with 12MP to 20MP front and back cameras compact digital cameras have become unnecessary. Buyers still suffer from the misconception that digital cameras offer better picture quality but in reality the quality hardly differ. Amateur photographers bitten by the shutter-bug should instead invest on budget DSLRs for visible difference.