In today’s world of rumours and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the 5 most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey too. More proteins for more muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and sometime our bodies cannot take handle that extra amount of protein. Therefore, while trying to bulk up you may be actually harming your body instead. Only fish gives you Omega-3 fats Fish is not the only source for Omega-3 fats. Foods such as canola oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, and soybean also provide you with adequate amount of Omega-3 fats that helps in shielding your heart while helping you with weight loss. White bread v.s brown bread You cannot declare a certain type of bread as healthy or unhealthy specially based on colour. It all depends upon the ingredients of the bread and the good that it does to your body. Carbs make you fat Carbs don’t make you fat. They provide you with appropriate energy to boost your metabolism and keep you energised throughout the day. It also helps you burn extra fat during your workout, so … Continue reading 5 most common nutritional myths →
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 →
High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. This disease, harassing thousands today, is a result of a destructive lifestyle, smoking, obesity, alcohol intake, insulin resistance and stress. A disease that reflects your heart health and it can be fatal too. It has three major consequences- stroke, heart attack or kidney damage. Therefore, keeping your blood pressure normal is unquestionably important. While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control most of them can control it with proper diet intake, weight loss, Vitamin supplements and stress management. Eating your way out of high blood pressure should be your number one choice of treatment. To keep heart attacks and strokes at bay, your blood pressure should be maintained at 120/80 and not be in excess of 140/90. If a stress sensitive person is exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress. This constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. Here are a few ways to combat stress. Chill out One of the easiest ways to combat mental stress is to meditate, go … Continue reading How to ensure normal blood pressure →
The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease. Acidosis This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. Bodyache, headaches, strong acid perspiration, foul smelling stools, hard stools, alternating with diarrhoea, sunken eyes, water retention, insomnia are … Continue reading Acidity and your body →
Seeking medications to get rid of acidity ? Try these easy, home remedies for acidity instead, and get instant relief the natural way. While acidity is caused by certain kinds of food, other types can help alleviate the irritation and discomfort. The discomfort of acidity is caused when the stomach acids are refluxed back into the esophagus. These home remedies for acidity are safe and effective in neutralizing the ill-effects of an upset stomach. They also save you the trouble to purchasing over-the-counter pills. There are various types of food for acidity that are readily available right at home. Foods that help Needless to say, most of the time oily and spicy dishes cause acidity. However, many people are also predisposed to heartburn. You can eat a handful of almonds and experience relief in just half an hour. Chewing on basil leaves and even a piece of gum also helps. Chewing stimulates the salivary glands secrete more saliva that washes down the refluxing acid. Apples and bananas are natural antacids and are the best food for acidity when you are feeling uneasy. Another effective home remedy for acidity is eating fifteen to twenty grapes. Grapes soothe the stomach and relieve … Continue reading Get relief from acidity →
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