Forget energy drinks and protein shakes, switch to coconut water instead. It will provide you with the energy and nutrients you need, minus the calories! Weight loss Coconut water is a perfect replacement for artificially sweetened energy drinks. The fat content in this magical drink is low and suppresses your appetite thereby making you feel full for longer. Ideal during dehydration Coconut water hydrates your gastrointestinal tract and provides you with essential elements that serves as a perfect option to fight water loss. Helps in digestion Coconut is rich in fiber content that reduces the occurrence of acid reflux. The bioactive enzymes help cure constipation since it is a natural laxative support and helps the body to bring back the body to physiological state. Nutrient rich Coconut water is rich in nutrients that provides you relief from various health conditions. Its unique composition provides you with essential nutritional benefits and health maintenance. Reduces Blood Pressure Coconut water is a balancing mechanism that controls your high blood pressure and helps in maintaining the appropriate amount of electrolytes in the body,
I must thank you for your overwhelming response to my article Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol. It gives me immense happiness to know that most of you have benefited greatly after following the diets given. It would take you 3-4 months of correct eating to completely bring your blood fats under the normal range. You have now completed a month of following a cholesterol lowering food-plan. The cholesterol battle In the metro’s we are all living in the cholesterol age. People are generally over stressed and under nourished. Under nourished not because of lack of food, but due to lack of good quality food. Natural foods are being replaced by canned foods, packaged soups canned juices, canned spices and pre-prepared masala pastes. Do remember that the longer it takes for any food to reach from the farm to your table the lower will be its nutrient content. Canned and processed foods have made life more easy and comfortable but at the cost of providing its very basic function – optimum nutrients. Processed, refined and canned food not only deprive your body of essential immune boosting nutrients, but also are the main cause of obesity, constipation, heart disease and cancer. Poor nutrition … Continue reading Controlling Cholesterol – Part III →
Human heart is always busy working to protect us. Hence, ensuring its optimal functioning is of utmost importance. Here are 11 simple tips to strengthen your heart health. Whole grain cereals are vital Include whole grain cereals such as whole wheat, brown rice, jowar, bajra, and nachni in your diet, since they are good for your heart. Drink a glass of ‘green juice’ regularly It could be wheatgrass, mint or coriander juice but drinking one of these daily helps detoxify your body, aids in weight loss, and makes your heart healthier. According to Chinese medicine, green juices are highly beneficial to the liver. The liver is the main organ involved in metabolism of fats. A toxin-free liver is your passport to better heart health. Apart from being heart friendly, green juices enrich the blood, treat anemia, eliminate bad breadth and body odour, remove drug deposits, counteract toxins, and thin and purify the blood. Your diet should contain 1/4th vegetables At least 25% of your diet should comprise of vegetables other than potatoes. Vegetables are rich in soluble fiber and help lower blood cholesterol. Fruits are helpful Eat at least 2-3 fruits daily. Fruits contain vital nutrients and antioxidants that not only … Continue reading 11 tips to strengthen your heart health →
Life is too short to have regrets. Don’t let joint pain stop you from doing the things you love. Here are 6 safe ways, to get relief from joint pain. Our joints keep us running. However, due to unhealthy lifestyles, injuries, or old age, you may experience pain, stiffness or inflammation in them. This pain, if left untreated, could cause severe mobility problems. Lose some weight Excess weight puts more pressure on joints, causing pain and inflammation. Reducing your weight, even slightly, will help lessen joint pain. Try mild exercise Exercise makes your joints flexible and reduce stiffness. Include mild exercises, such as stretching or brisk walking into your daily routine, for a noticeable pain reduction. Hot & cold therapy Begin your day with a hot water bath. Hot water lessens pressure on muscles, thus reliving joint pain. Also, placing a bag of frozen peas onto the affected area, provides quick relief from pain and inflammation. Eating the right food Include Omega 3 fatty foods such as fish and haldi, which possess anti-inflammatory properties; into your diet to treat joint pain. Massage therapy Gentle massaging of joints will reduce stiffness and improve movement. Take the help of a physical therapist … Continue reading 6 ways to relive joint pain naturally →
Here are 7 lifestyle choices that help reduce or prevent hot flushes that women experience during menopause: Dressing matters Dress in layers, so that you can remove clothes as needed. Wear natural fabrics such as cotton. Lesser stress helps Reduce stress with the help of relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises and yoga. Keep ice water or cold beverage handy. Nice shower helps Take a nice shower before going to bed. Bed sheets matter Make sure that you use cotton bed sheets or blankets. Cool your body temperature When hot flushes appear, try to cool the body temperature with sprays or moist wipes. Stay away from hot flush triggers Avoiding hot flush triggers such as spicy food, alcohol, hot weather, sauna, stress, anger, and cigarettes helps you a great deal in managing hot flushes. Ayurveda is helpful Ayurvedic herbs such as Brahmi, Ashoka, Shatavari, and supplements of isoflavones are highly effective in reducing hot flushes. Most women would benefit a great deal from the remedies mentioned above. However, if your hot flushes are severe and you do not get the relief that you are looking for, your doctor may suggest a limited course of hormone replacement therapy to make your … Continue reading 7 lifestyle choices to reduce hot flushes during menopause →
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