Apart from containing vitamins and minerals, spinach provides you with dietary fiber to aid digestion. Although Popeye has given us enough reasons to have palak, here are some more: Spinach is alkaline Alkaline in nature and rich in chlorophyll, magnesium, carotenoids and fibre, raw spinach juice helps preserve the alkalinity in our blood. It helps normalize the pH balance of the body and control disease conditions. It is an excellent laxative too. Helps in healthy digestion Spinach is rich in fiber and water content. These help a great deal in preventing constipation while helping you with a healthy digestive tract. Helps in good gastrointestinal health The best part about eating spinach is that you can guard your gastrointestinal health much more effectively and easily. It contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, which help protect the cells of the body’s colon from the harmful effects that free radicals can have on them. Moreover, you could prevent DNA damage and mutations in colon cells by simply through the folate content that is present inside spinach. It is a highly versatile food One of the biggest advantages of spinach is that it can be had raw in your salads or in the form of … Continue reading 4 Ways Spinach helps manage your Acidity →
Love your food? Not all foods are meant to be loved since these might pose a threat to your health. People who suffer from PCOD should pay special attention to their health and food that they eat since it can bring a great deal of change in your health. Here are 4 types of foods suggested by the health experts at Health Total that you need to avoid if you are suffering from PCOD/PCOS: High GI (Glycaemic Index) foods Foods that have a high GI result in a quick rise in blood sugar levels. Insulin levels follow suit to deal with the glucose in the blood stream. High GI foods that you need to avoid include white rice, mashed potatoes, rice cakes, muffins, and cakes. Dairy Milk leads to a rise in testosterone levels. It contains a protein that limits normal testosterone processing in the body. With testosterone not being managed, testosterone levels just keep rising. As testosterone levels are already prone to being high in PCOD, dairy just makes the problem worse. Soy products It is found that soy has been implicated in delayed ovulation. Thus avoid soy products especially to those women that are trying to conceive. Bad … Continue reading 4 foods to avoid during PCOD →
Wheat grass can be your one-way ticket to a slimmer and sexier you! Here are 4 ways drinking wheatgrass can help you lose weight naturally. Abundant supply of key nutrients Packed with a balanced supply of vital nutrients, wheatgrass juice has many wonderful benefits. It contains an abundant supply of chlorophyll and hence it is called ‘green blood’ because of its structural similarity to haemoglobin. Contains magnesium It contains magnesium and is essential for about thirty enzymes in our body. The vital health-giving powers of wheat grass juice help fight a host of medical conditions such as chronic fatigue, anaemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, allergies, wrinkles, lacklustre skin, liver problems, colds, asthma, and sinusitis. Wheat grass juice is especially effective in the treatment of anaemia. Better nutrient supplier compared with vegetables Research indicates that one kilogram of wheat grass can supply nutrients equivalent to twenty-five kilograms of vegetables. Wheat grass juice is alkaline in nature. It contains active chlorophyll that purifies the blood and detoxifies the body. It gets digested and absorbed within thirty minutes of intake. Easy-to-have You can have it in the form of juice or by chewing its leaves. About 100 gms of wheatgrass yields … Continue reading 4 amazing benefits of wheatgrass juice in weight loss →
Foods are an essential part of our health. They can either make or break your health system totally. Health Total understands the need of an individual both food and health-wise, and therefore works to give you a complete solution for various disorders. Here are top four foods advised by our health experts that is a must for those suffering from PCOD: Green leafy vegetables Green, leafy vegetables have the most nutrients per calorie than any other food. They are rich in iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. Vitamin B in particular plays a vital role in managing PCOD symptoms. Here are some of the things that Vitamin B is responsible for: sugar and fat metabolism, thyroid function and hormone balance, amongst others. Fruits Fruit is a rich source of fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and should be enjoyed as part of a PCOD diet. So, try to eat fruit that has a lower GI and have a handful of seeds or nuts with your fruit as protein helps to regulate the sugar spike resulting from fruit. Fruit with a low GI value include: cherries, plums, grapefruit, apples, pears, … Continue reading 4 top foods to include in your diet during PCOD →
Barley is well known across the world for its immense health benefits. It is a staple in the diet of people in Tibet. Our health experts suggest introducing Barley in any form in your diet. This will help expedite the weight loss by keeping you full for a long time. Super rich in Fiber It is a highly nutrient rich grain loaded with both soluble and insoluble fibre. Due to this it swells in your stomach, making you feel full for a longer time. It helps ease out constipation supports the body to get rid of toxins and wastes along the walls of your stomach. It has excellent diuretic properties that further helps push toxins and excess water out of your body. Loaded with Soluble Beta-Glucan Barley has multiple benefits, not only is it high in fiber but has an extremely low glycemic index of 11. Beta Gluten, a type of soluble fiber is especially high in Barley. It helps lower serum cholesterol, glucose, as well as insulin levels, this in turn may contribute to weight loss. Array of Nutrients Why is barley so popular? The whole grain is rich in vitamin B-complex, Chromium, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, … Continue reading Barley- a Natural Way to Lose Weight →
Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them into your daily diet to help manage your diabetes better. Rich in fiber Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fiber and clinical tests (on animals) show that it can bring down blood glucose and cholesterol. Improved digestion Methi seeds help improve digestion while reducing phlegm. One teaspoon of methi seed powder taken twice a day before meals for a month may help reduce blood glucose levels in some diabetics. Reduction in drug dosage If you are on diabetic medication, you may be able to reduce drug dosage in about a month with the consumption of methi seeds daily. Make sure you consult your doctor before start with it.
Take magnesium supplement Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw vegetable juice like mint and coriander or tomato and carrot to improve magnesium intake as well as to improve your digestion. Chew your food well Most of us eat food while watching TV, working on the laptop or in a hurry. So food is not chewed properly and in the process large chunks of food are passed down which is not broken down completely. by the system. Saliva in the mouth contains digestive enzyme which breaks down carbohydrates. So every portion of food should be enjoyed and thoroughly chewed. Since the process of digestion begins in the mouth, properly chewing of the food can help in better digestion. Also there is better absorption of nutrients when the food is chewed well. Increase dietary fiber Fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber so they help in cleaning our system. Also fiber has the ability to soften stools and provide bulk to the stool. But some people experience some discomfort like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation or flatulence on consuming dietary fiber. Such individuals can opt for … Continue reading Tips to improve digestion →
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