As the first step, stop whipping your body with stimulants such as coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow dietary corrections comprising foods that help keep your blood pressure in check. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruits concentrated with potassium, vitamin C, sodium, and loads of soluble fiber are blood pressure lowering agents. Garlic Garlic is known as a vasodilator. It dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. It contains adenosine, a compound that promotes vasodilatation while acting as a muscle relaxant. Raw and cooked garlic have many benefits for people suffering from high blood pressure. However, raw garlic is more potent and hence proves to be more beneficial. Wheat grass juice This proves to be the elixir for those suffering from hypertension, as it is a rich source of magnesium and potassium Once you start getting enough magnesium and potassium, you can actually cut down on the dosage of your medicine. In addition, Wheat grass juice will cleanse and nourish your body, and work wonders on your immune system. Celery This vegetable is widely used in Chinese medicine to lower blood pressure, when used continuously for a couple of months. Fish … Continue reading Manage high Blood Pressure Naturally →
Many people these days are wary of the word ‘cholesterol’. However, contrary to the bad reputation it has received lately, cholesterol is essential for several important body functions including nerve heath and cell strength. Cholesterol friendly foods A fat-free diet may not be the best way to control cholesterol because not all fats are bad; what’s important is that you eat the right type of fat. Cholesterol is produced by our liver and is also found in the foods we eat. Foods high in calories and saturated fats raise the LDL (bad cholesterol) levels while lowering the HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Conversely, unsaturated fats (MUFA) such as those found in mustard oil, rice bran oil, olive oil increase HDL levels and lower LDL levels. High levels of LDL could precipitate serious health conditions including heart disease. Apart from eating a well balanced diet, the following recommendations could help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels. What to include Include some carbohydrates from whole grain in your meal. Many people cut down on carbohydrates assuming that they increase weight. However, carbohydrates offer a range of health benefits that you cannot afford to ignore. Dietary fiber The dietary fiber found in cereals, fruits, vegetable … Continue reading Understanding Cholesterol →
Eat Right – Don’t diet – Lose Weight Being healthy and losing weight can sound so simple like, ‘Eat less, be more active’. But as anyone who has ever tried to lose a few kilos knows that putting that into actual practice can be real difficult. Also, when it comes to eating, we have habits that have almost grown with us, and are now difficult to change. Changing old misguided eating patterns are necessary, however instead of going for a radical change try replacing them slowly. Replace all your old, incorrect eating habits with new, improved ones. Our health experts suggest few simple lifestyle changes which will help you lose weight without gaining back. Here are some ways to help you replace unhealthy foods and habits with new and better ones: Eat slowly and chew properly: Try eating slowly. Put down your fork between bites and chew food slowly. Eat in a relaxed state of mind. Go for a low-carbohydrate diet which will help you minimize your intake of sugars and starches, replacing them with foods rich in protein and healthy fats. Eat “the Real food” like fresh fruits and salad, homemade smoothies and juices instead of choosing foods which … Continue reading Eat Right – Don’t diet – Lose Weight →
The joy of pregnancy for a woman is beyond expression. However, it is not just the joy that pregnancy gives a woman that is important, there are other key factors that you need to know. You need to pay attention to the health and body concerns that pregnancy brings into your life. Here are 5 health and bodily changes caused by pregnancy. A big belly The most prominent feature of pregnancy is of course your big belly, which keeps expanding with the size of your baby. Shrinking that belly size is the most difficult task but with an effective diet plan and physical activities it can be achieved. Hair Loss Thinning of your hair is a commonly seen during pregnancy. You will notice hair loss due to unexplained reasons, but do not worry because it is only temporary. Shoe Size Swollen feet become the biggest woes of this pregnancy journey. As your body gains weight there is a lot of pressure on the feet, which tend to get swollen and often pain, Emotional Symptoms Pregnancy brings too many moods. Sometimes you are happy, and sometimes you are sad. These mood swings are commonly associated with pregnancy and can keep changing from time … Continue reading 5 things pregnancy does to your body →
Owing to continuous lifestyle changes, we tend to eat food more for its entertainment value rather than its nutrient value. In fact, the distance between food on the table and natural food is increasing by the minute. We need to keep in mind that food devoid of fiber tends to create more hunger, forcing us to consume larger quantities of refined food. Causes of Weight Gain Moreover, fiber-stripped food gets easily converted into fat owing to lack of bulk. All this simply leads to weight gain, which is the precursor to most degenerative diseases. Therefore, if diagnosed with diabetes, disciplining our body becomes the biggest priority. Planning our meals and working on a regular exercise regime will help us manage healthy blood sugar levels. Being overweight is a condition that cannot be left unattended while managing diabetes. Losing weight can play a big part in managing diabetes. It will help our body use insulin better. Lose weight & Manage your Diabetes! Excess weight is one of the major reasons for getting diabetes. Therefore, do not ignore excess weight, get rid of it. Health Total has helped many clients manage type II diabetes successfully. We, through our team of doctors and … Continue reading Excess weight and diabetes →
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