Fruits and vegetables that are a good source of vitamins and minerals should be included in your meals as they also provide roughage that helps relieve constipation. Drumsticks, French beans, jackfruits, grapes, figs, peaches, phalsa and guava are some such sources.
Diet should be rich in carbohydrate and proteins but with dietary fibre such as barley and maize, wheat flour (whole), rajmah and dry peas.
Sugar should be restricted to limited amounts. High carbohydrate foods such as breads, cakes, cookies, dry fruits, honey, jams, syrups, potatoes, rich puddings and sweet potatoes should be avoided to prevent obesity.
Bulking agents like Isabgul are rich in fibre, adding bulk to the diet and reducing the total food intake. This also reduces the total calorie intake.
Take grapes and carrot both equal in weight. Clean and grate them along with peels. Eat about 200 gm of this mixture on an empty stomach in the morning with a free mind. Do not take anything for two hours after this. This will increase energy and vigor and reduce fat. It cleans and purifies blood, makes the face bright, fair and beautiful. Grated apples and carrots can also be taken after lunch. This helps in increasing weight and relieving weakness.
The diet should be rich in iron, having Indian gooseberry, spinach, gur, all pulses, horsegram, soyabean, mustard leaves, radish leaves, turnip, apricots, dates, watermelon, peaches, pineapple, banana and egg yolk etc. These provide a glow to the face.
Natural Remedies for Dull Skin
Raw milk is a natural skin cleanser.
Limestone again is a natural healer.
Limejuice mixed with sugar can be rubbed on dark zones of the body.
A slice of cucumber on your eyes provides instant relief from lethargy.
Papaya pulp is the most effective and instant face scrub.
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