High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida and refined oils. This along with our sedentary lifestyles, irregular eating and sleeping patterns puts us at risk of suffering from many deadly diseases including cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The exact cause of high blood pressure remains a mystery, but you may be prone to it if you are overweight, have high cholesterol levels, if you are a smoker, experience high levels of stress, drink excessive alcohol, drink a lot of tea & coffee. There is good reason to control high blood pressure with natural remedies as most of the medications used for the same may be effective and necessary but are toxic in the long run. Tips to lower high blood pressure As the first step, stop whipping your body with stimulants like coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow a nutritious diet, comprising of foods that help keep your blood pressure in check. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruits are concentrated with potassium, Vitamin C, sodium and loads … Continue reading Ways to keep high blood pressure away →
There is more concentration of Vitamin C in the brain tissue than in any other tissue in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant. During stress, more of it is used up. Therefore, those under stress should consume anywhere between 500 to 1000 mg daily. They are rich in antioxidants and are an ideal food for reducing stress. They contain simple sugars as well as complex carbohydrates which help raise serotonin the `feel good’ neurotransmitter. There are a number of people who overeat during a stressful time. Those who eat food to battle stress eventually end up battling obesity. Fruits are an ideal food for such people. Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli are rich in bioflavonoids which are powerful antioxidants. During stressful times, the body generated a whole lot of free radicals, which harm the cells. The bioflavonoids protect the body against such damage.
Suffering is disease and contentment is good health. This only points out the profound connection between our body and mind. A person with a disturbed mind cannot possess a healthy body. But, ‘don’t worry be happy’ is easier said than done, for anxiety spares no person. Every one of us has, at some point or the other, experienced stress in the form worry and anxiety. How to know if you are getting anxious: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that you are getting anxious but some of these questions directed at yourself will help: Is there a constant list of problems both real and imagined running in your mind all the time? Are you the type who can never fully relax and enjoy, even when there is no work? Do you need constant stimulation? Do you worry about what people think? Do you rerun conversations in your head about the last party you attended? Do you go over how you looked and sounded in any meeting or forum? Are you unable to say no, & take on more work than you can do? If you have answered ‘yes’ to two or more of these questions … Continue reading Stress & Blood Pressure →
High blood pressure refers to a common condition where the long-term force of blood against our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Our blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood our heart pumps and the extent of resistance to blood flow in our arteries. In simple terms, the more blood our heart pumps and the narrower our arteries, the higher our blood pressure. Here is a list of the symptoms of high blood pressure. Common symptoms of high blood pressure Consistent headaches Feeling of nausea & uneasiness Discomfort in the stomach with a consistent urge to vomit Dizziness & feeling lightheaded Feeling of unsteadiness & vertigo Blurred or double vision (diplopia) Nosebleeds Palpitations Breathlessness or shortness of breath Common symptoms for children with high blood pressure Regular headaches Feeling of fatigue Blurred vision Nosebleeds Bell’s palsy (an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face) High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is a major health issue today, which typically do not have many symptoms, but can have serious health consequences, if not treated in time.
Dietary fiber refers to the indigestible part of plant-based foods. These parts contain substances such as cellulose, pectin, and lignin which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes. Types of dietary fiber Fiber is essential for aiding digestion, lowering high cholesterol levels, and managing weight. Also, similar to cholesterol, which is found in the body in two types, namely HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) dietary fiber can also be categorized in two types as well. They are as follows: Soluble fiber Insoluble fiber Learn More: Truth About LDL & HDL Cholesterol Soluble fiber As the names suggest, soluble fiber such as gum, pectin, and mucilage dissolves to form a gel-like substance during digestion. Soluble fiber can be easily found in a variety of foods. They are as follows: Beans Lentils Peas Citrus fruits Apples Chickpeas Barley Oats Corn Nuts Insoluble fiber On the other hand, insoluble fiber such as hemicellulose, cellulose, and ligin, does not dissolve and retains its shape during digestion. Foods high in insoluble fiber are as follows: Wheat bran & flour Cauliflower Potatoes Tomatoes Cucumbers Nuts Carrots Brown rice Flaxseeds Cholesterol lowering benefits of fiber Excess levels of cholesterol levels in the body lead … Continue reading Fiber it up for cholesterol →
High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet, high in fruits and vegetables, and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy food items, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol. Junk food is high in unhealthy trans and saturated fats which lead to a build-up of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is found in two types, namely LDL (low-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ and HDL (high-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘good cholesterol’. High levels of LDL have a see-saw effect on the total cholesterol in the body. As LDL (bad cholesterol) levels rise they lower HDL (good cholesterol). Excess amounts of cholesterol in our system lead to the cholesterol being deposited into the arteries, where it can form into plaque and lead to the following health problems: Severe heart pain Heart attack Stroke Blood clotting But the good news is that adding certain cholesterol-friendly foods, such as fish and chickpeas to your diet can help lower high cholesterol levels, and protect you from these health problems. Get fishy! The high … Continue reading Cholesterol and diet; what’s the connection? →
Acidity is catabolic (breaks down) in nature. It is for this reason that it brings about chronic fatigue, low immunity, irritability, and mood swings. Therefore, it is important to restore the pH levels in the body as continuing to have an acidic state would precipitate disease sooner or later. The human body has self-healing powers. All we have to do is to support its activity with the right nutrients. A basic rule to achieve and maintain PH balance is to eat 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. If your pH test suggests that your body is acidic switch over to alkaline forming food. Here is a list of alkaline forming foods. Watermelon Mangoes Apples Guava Pears Potatoes Dudhi Turi Honey Dates Corn Millets Mushrooms Raisins Curd At the same time, you must avoid acid forming substances such as: Alcohol Coffee Legumes Lentils Cornstarch White flour Non-vegetarian foods Fried food Dried coconut Cheese Cakes Pastries Pasta Soft drinks Sugar Vinegar Pickles Pappads Apart from food, both physical and mental stress tends to elevate the acidity of the blood. The effect of stress on acidosis is more profound than that caused by wrong eating. When stress levels are very … Continue reading Restoring pH levels →
Constipation is a common problem these days. This is mainly because of improper diet and lack of fiber in food. In case you are faced with persistent constipation issue try Munakka as a simple home remedy. Here are some of its benefits: Highly Alkaline in Nature Commonly known as ‘Munaqqa’ in India, black raisins are highly alkaline in nature and help maintain the acid-base balance in the body. Reduce Constipation One of the major problems with Acidity is that it leads to constipation. Moreover, constipation promotes further disease conditions in your body. This is where black raisins come to your rescue. They provide you with double relief since they reduce constipation as well as acidity. They Help in Digestion Consuming 4-5 black raisins daily is very good for your stomach. The best part about raisins is that they are rich in fiber that starts to swell in the presence of water, providing your stomach with a laxative effect, relieving you from constipation. Regular Bowel Movement Moreover, daily consumption of black raisins helps you a great deal in keeping your bowel movement regular while the fiber helps keep toxins and waste products out of your body. Help You Maintain Acid-Alkali Balance … Continue reading 5 Reasons to eat Munaqqa to control constipation →
Acidity has become quite a common problem faced by many of us. It is further aggravated by certain foods. Almost everyone seems to be affected with this health disorder that mainly arises due to lifestyle mismanagement. Here is a list of certain foods that may also trigger acidity. Coffee If you are someone who consumes coffee more than once in a day, there are more chances of you getting severely affected with acidity. Coffee is highly acidic and stimulates your stomach to produce digestive acids that creates an acid reflux in your system. Tomatoes Infused with malic and citric acid, tomatoes can produce a great amount of gastric acid that leads to acidity and heartburn. Chocolates While some experts say that it is the caffeine in the chocolate that triggers acidity, but actually chocolate relaxes the muscle that controls the backflow of stomach acid which in turn leads to heartburn and acid reflux. Fatty or fried foods Since fatty foods take more time to digest, they tend to stay longer in your stomach which gives birth to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Such foods also lead to obesity and other health disorders. Alcohol People who consume alcohol quite often complain about the problem … Continue reading 5 foods to avoid to control Acidity →
Acidity refers to a condition in your stomach where the contents of gastric acid increase rapidly. It mainly happens due to excess consumption of junk food, insufficient sleep or inactive lifestyle. Apart from headaches, vomiting, and nausea, here’s a list of five major health disorders that take place due to acidity. Peptic Ulcer It refers to an ulcer in the Oesophagus due to excess amount of gastric acid in your stomach. In order to avoid ulcers, it is important to avoid foods that are highly acidic in nature and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Reflux Oseophagitis This disorder arises due to an increase of gastric acid in your stomach that further leads to a damaged Oesophageal mucosa. This problem also leads to nausea and sore throat. Bloating Acidity brings along a lot of health disorders and one of them is bloating. In such a situation, your stomach looks constricted and makes you feel full irrespective of your food consumption. Heartburn It refers to a burning sensation behind the lower end of the sternum that radiates upwards. It could also arise due to consumption of highly acidic foods like chocolates, tomatoes or citrus fruits. Weight gain Acidity leads to storage of food … Continue reading Acidity and related health disorders →
Don’t go out of your way to lose weight, when you can achieve it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Here are 5 home remedies for natural weight loss. Ginger & Green Tea We all know the benefits of green tea. But, did you know ginger can also help you speed up the process of weight loss? Add green tea and ginger to water and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. You can also add in a bit of honey for sweetness. Consume it daily on an empty stomach to see the effective results. Coconut Oil Coconut oil just doesn’t add to your beauty externally, but internally as well. Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil and see that waistline shrink within weeks. Apart from weight loss, it also enhances the taste of your food. Warm Water & Lime Though it is one of the most common remedies, works wonder if followed diligently. Simply add a lemon to a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Fennel & Water Fennel seeds are one of the best herbal remedies for weight loss. Sip on a cup of fennel seed tea 15 minutes before having a … Continue reading 5 home remedies that help you lose weight naturally →
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