If you are a diabetic, sure you already are aware that your body has an inability to control levels of sugar in the blood and that you need to stay away from foods with high glycemic index (simple carbohydrates). However, recent researches point that smoking cigarettes and consuming tobacco doubles the damage to the body caused by diabetes by causing hardening of the arteries. Nicotine & Diabetes Smoking, in itself, poses many adverse effects on your health, but if you have diabetes and you smoke, your risk for heart associated problems, kidney disease, eye complaints (retinopathy), and other complications of diabetes increases dramatically. Not only do the risk levels rise, but existing complications can also worsen. A research recently published in American Journal of Medicine and Diabetes have connected smoking to high risks for glucose abnormalities such as glucose intolerance and impaired fasting glucose. Smokers appeared to have a 44% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-smokers. The risk was highly linked to the smoking degree and not on the fact that whether you smoke cigars, cigarettes, or pipes. The risk increase with each cigarette you smoke and heavy smokers (at least 20 cigarettes daily) had been shown … Continue reading Diabetes, caffeine, and nicotine, what is the link →
There is hardly anyone who does not want to lose those extra kilos and get back to their desired goals. In order to reach your dream body you might need to let go off some of your favorite foods. However, not everyone can let go of that delicious double cheese burger that easily. Hence instead of preparing boring meals, try making interesting replacements. These choices will make your meals more tastier and you will have more chances to stick with your weight loss regime. At Health Total, our experts suggest interesting replacement options which aid in meal planning for weight loss. This helps make your weight loss journey interesting rather than a boring exercise. Here are some tastier changes that you can make in your daily routine: Replace your white bread with Brown bread: You can make your own sandwiches by replacing refined flour breads with whole grain breads. Tasty Oats: While having oats is important for good health, some can find it extremely boring. Try having oats in different forms like masala oats, oats dosa or oats upma. You can also decorate a simple bowl of cooked plain oats with colorful fruits. Smoothie Magic: If you hate eating your … Continue reading Lose weight the right way to be healthier and happier →
Garlic has been passed on since ages as an herb to enhance your beauty and heal various illnesses. Not only has it been used as a cure and a beauty aid but also a talisman to ward off evil. Each mini clove of a Garlic is loaded with many nutrients like little calcium, sulphur, zinc, selenium and allicin. “Happiness is the smell of cooked garlic” Here are some of the important uses of Garlic for beauty and health conditions: Cares for your heart It is observed that Garlic often does wonders for your heart health as well as the overall cardiovascular system. Garlic has been found very effective at lowering blood cholesterol. A regular habit of eating Garlic helps inhibit blood clot formation. Manages High Blood Pressure It is advised to crush 2 garlic cloves and then eat it. This helps manage blood pressure levels by lowering bad cholesterol and thinning the blood. For those who hate the odor of Garlic, can also try taking the Garlic supplements. Aid for respiratory disorders Garlic helps regulate mucus due to its prophylactic action. It is observed to be effective as a decongestant as well as an expectorant for those suffering from common … Continue reading 6 Magical Beauty and Health benefits of Garlic →
It’s not about a thin waistline or fitting into your jeans, healthy weight loss needs a plan. Here are 5 smart tips to help you plan your weight loss. It’s not just about a shrinking waistline, weight loss is a lot more than that. Losing weight requires a proper health planning and willpower. If you are really looking for weight loss, plan it in a smarter way. Here are a few smart tips on how to lose weight: Learn to say ‘no’ It is really important for you to learn to say ‘no’ to yourself. It is often seen that women tend to indulge into desserts after dinner. This increase their daily calorie intake and makes them gain weight. Exercise daily There are certain fats that are important for your body and then there are those which only result in excess weight. In order to melt those fats away, it is important to exercise or indulge into some sort of physical activities. Chew your food People who chew their food properly lose their weight faster than those who don’t. It is essential to chew your food properly since chewing releases a hormone that helps to suppress your appetite. Intake of vitamin … Continue reading 5 Simple guidelines for a slimmer waistline →
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