Here are some effective ways in which you can manage gout and keep it at bay: The water therapy The first and the most primary advice comes from Hippocrates- ‘Drink more water’. Yes, water plays a significant role as it dilutes the urine, which helps in expelling the uric acid crystals and preventing their formation in the blood. Watch your waistline People who are overweight should go on a gradual weight-loss programme. Rapid weight loss is likely to precipitate gout attacks since it may increase the blood uric acid levels in the body. Alcohol, the forbidden drink Alcohol acts as a double-edged sword for gouty patients. Not only does it stimulate uric acid production, but it also reduces its excretion. Eliminating alcohol can help prevent the recurrence of attacks. Know what to avoid Avoid purine-containing foods like meat gravies, meat stocks, organ meats like liver and kidney, leafy vegetables, and mushrooms. During an acute gout attack, peas, dried beans, dals, spinach, fish, chicken, most smoked meats, sugar, white flour, and yeast products like bread, cakes, and pastries should be avoided. Researchers believe that the amount of uric acid in food is too little to cause gout. Nevertheless, it would be … Continue reading 5 ways to keep gout at bay →
If crazy diets, protein shakes and intense gym workouts aren’t your thing, then you should definitely try out these 5 easy and effective weight loss tips. The idea of diet If you feel diet is something that is beyond your goal, then avoid going on one. Rather than going on a diet, plan on eating healthy, coupled with a proper workout or any other physical activities. It’s 9 o’clock Avoid eating anything beyond 9 p.m. specially when it comes to carbohydrates or heavy meals. On days when you are late from work, try and stick to light meal options like soups and salads. If you still feel hungry, grab a glass of low-fat milk. Spice it up Are you one of those who always look for ways to enhance the flavour of their food? Do it with the right amount of spices rather than loading your food with calorie-laden sauces and dips. Spices and chillies are known to speed up your metabolism and burn your fat. Good-bye alcohol The most essential thing that you need to do to lose weight is to give up alcohol. In case your love for alcohol is greater than your urge to follow a diet, … Continue reading 5 top weight loss tips for men →
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. However, if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face. When skin loses elasticity: 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 the around the 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. Inadequate intake of vitamin C: Consuming inadequate is a blunder. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple, and 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, and papaya. Over … Continue reading Causes of skin wrinkles →
There are several reasons that give rise to dry itchy skin, especially when they follow fad diets. Itchy skin is a warning signal for multi-nutrient deficiencies or it could be an indication of adult onset diabetes. It is also seen in hypothyroid patients, especially in winter. An iron, B-complex, or EFA deficiency could be the likely cause. Reasons for chipped nails can vary from calcium, protein, zinc, and iron deficiencies to hypothyroidism. Poor blood circulation can also be blamed for unhealthy nails. People with cold hands, cold feet, and brittle nails should step up their aerobic exercises, which help strengthen the entire cardiovascular system. Most people on a well-planned diet don’t face a hair loss problem but a deficiency in proteins, calcium, vitamin A, zinc, iron, or the B vitamins can be the reason behind one’s shedding hair. Sometimes, it is due to a deficient diet or due to the body’s inability to absorb these nutrients from the diet. Moreover, there are times when the body is stripped of essential nutrients due to an illness, stress, or emotional turmoil. Taking calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin A and B supplements, and increasing the protein content in our diet can easily curb hair … Continue reading Are you a victim of dieting disasters →
Back pain can be managed effectively through the following home remedies: Ginger Cut thin slices of fresh ginger root and put them in a pan of boiling water. Simmer and boil it on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and strain it. Add honey and then drink it. You can drink this ginger tea two or three times a day for a few days or until you see improvement. You can also make an herbal tea with one-half teaspoon of black pepper corns, one-half teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of ginger powder. Herbal oil Massaging your back with an herbal oil can help your muscles relax and relieve pain. You can use any herbal oil such as eucalyptus oil, almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil. Heat the oil until warm and massage it gently over the aching area. Garlic Eat two to three cloves of garlic every morning on empty stomach. You can also massage your back with garlic oil. To make garlic oil, heat some coconut oil, mustard oil or sesame oil on low heat and then add 8 to 10 cloves of garlic to it. Fry the … Continue reading 4 simple home remedies for back pain →
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