It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent, it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age, our skin becomes dryer and thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. One such blunder is an inadequate intake of vitamin C. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple & prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, papaya. Over exposure to sun is another factor that dries … Continue reading Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins? →
Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against free radical activity & prevent cellular damage to the cells. Drink a lot of water In order to keep your skin hydrated you must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. This helps to flush away toxins and discourages formation of wrinkles. Clean your skin Practice skin-cleansing routine regularly. For instance, to clean large pores effectively, you could rub a mashed tomato over your face. It is rich in enzymes, which go deep into the pores, & cleans out dirt & excess oil. B-Vitamins are the way forward The B-vitamins along with the mineral zinc help in maintaining a healthy skin texture. You can take a supplement containing them regularly. Eat low-fat curd If you have a dry skin, try eating a bowl of low fat curd for Breakfast along with 6-8 almonds. Further, prepare a mixture of crushed grapes and honey. Make a paste … Continue reading 9 tips to prevent premature wrinkles →
From among all the other factors, stress seems to be a prime culprit in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different. If you fall into the following categories you are more prone to develop hypertension. Workaholic If you are a highly work-oriented person who tends to operate under enormous pressure, you are prone to high blood pressure. Highly Aggressive Nature If you are highly aggressive, short tempered, and a person who possesses more capacity to work compared with others at your workplace, you are prone to high blood pressure. All Work, No Play If you are least interested in fun-loving activities and consider it a waste of time, you are making yourself highly vulnerable to high blood pressure. Hard Worker driving others to perform If you are not only a hard worker, but also drive people around to deliver the goods consistently, you are highly prone to high blood pressure. One Who enjoys pressure If you are a person who enjoys being under pressure, although it’s a good quality to have, it makes you vulnerable to high blood pressure. If stress-sensitive persons are exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their … Continue reading 5 types of people more prone to high blood pressure due to stress →
As per research conducted by Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) Chickpeas are high in cholesterol-friendly proteins, phytosterols and soluble fiber, which make them an excellent cholesterol-lowering food. Here are five ways in which eating chickpeas can help lower your high cholesterol. Maintains healthy blood sugars levels Improves digestion Reduces blood pressure Protects against heart disease Aid weight loss Are Chickpeas Good To Manage Cholesterol? Chickpeas, also known as Cicer arietinum, are a part of the legume family and are one of the most widely cultivated and eaten foods in the world. These beans are known by many names, including garbanzo beans, Bengal gram, and Egyptian peas. Though small in size, these little legumes come with numerous health benefits. The health benefits of chickpeas are as follow: Weight loss Lowers high cholesterol Boosts immunity Keeps blood sugars in check Aids digestion Protects against heart disease Increases energy levels Builds muscle Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance which is secreted by the liver into our bloodstream and is responsible for carrying out important functions such as the production of bile, hormones, and vitamin D. There are two types of cholesterol present in our blood, namely LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). Certain factors … Continue reading Are Chickpeas Good To Manage Cholesterol? →
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