Along with managing stress and losing weight, one has to follow a nutritious diet. There are a number of foods that help keep your blood pressure in check and there are some that raise it. Let’s take a look! Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Studies show that switching to a vegetarian diet has a magical effect on blood pressure. There is obviously something in plant food that helps depress blood pressure. Fruits are concentrated with potassium, vitamin C, sodium and loads of soluble fiber, all of which are blood pressure lowering agents. Make sure you eat generous amounts of vitamin C found in fresh fruits and vegetables. People not doing so are more prone to high blood pressure. Vitamin C supplements may help but only to a certain extent. There are other factors in natural substances too, which play a major role. Garlic It is known as a vasodilator. It dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. It contains adenosine, a compound, which promotes vasodilatation and is also a muscle relaxant. Both raw and cooked garlic benefit blood pressure. But raw garlic is more potent and hence proves more beneficial. Just three months of consuming two cloves of chopped raw … Continue reading 9 foods that help you keep BP at bay →
Foods are an essential part of our life. They can either better your health or lead you towards dangerous health disorders. Health Total understands the importance of a healthy diet and therefore works to give you a complete solution for various disorders. Here are top four foods advised by our health experts that is a must for those suffering from PCOD: Green leafy vegetables Green, leafy vegetables have the most nutrients per calorie than any other food. They are rich in iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. Vitamin B, in particular, plays a vital role in managing PCOD symptoms. Here are some of the things that Vitamin B is responsible for; sugar and fat metabolism, thyroid function and hormone balance, among others. Fruits Fruits are a rich source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients and should be included as part of a PCOD diet. So, try to eat fruit that has a lower GI and have a handful of seeds or nuts with your fruit as protein helps to regulate the sugar spike resulting from fruit. Fruit with a low GI value include cherries, plums, grapefruit, apples, pears, … Continue reading 4 top foods to include in your diet during PCOD →
Most of us keep on wondering how we could get rid of that excess belly fat. Weight loss is something that has been preoccupying our mind for some time now.
Weight loss doesn’t always have to mean painful gym workouts or crash dieting. Here are five lifestyle tips that will help you lose weight the smart way. The most suitable way of losing weight is to follow a good diet and indulge into some physical activities. If you are looking for quick weight loss tips to make yourself feel beautiful inside out, here it is: Cut Out White Bread Cutting out white bread or anything made from white flour can help you with better weight loss results. Make whole-wheat bread a way of life since it is rich in fiber and prevents you from indulging in frequent meals. Avoid Skipping Meals Do not skip a meal! In order to lose weight, it is important to eat at least three meals a day that keeps you full, and supplies your body with a regular amount of energy. Switch To Soy Milk Avoid whole milk and make a quick switch to soy milk. It is low in fat and helps you stay energized throughout the day. No Painkillers Avoid any medication containing cortisone, steroids or antibiotics as it can slow down your weight loss procedure and cause major water retention in your … Continue reading 5 smart weight loss tips for women →
Everyday, we are flooded with the information about cholesterol being the prime accused on the incidence of heart attack. But, why too much of it is a cause for concern and how one should keep it under check, are questions that constantly bother us. Get to know your cholesterol We all know that there are 2 types of cholesterol – good and bad. LDL is the bad, while HDL is considered to be the good cholesterol. Certain factors like sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, smoking, alcohol, diabetes, high blood pressure, under-active thyroid gland, wrong genetics, age, early menopause and over consumption of foods like red meat, sausages, cheese, pastry, cakes, most biscuits and cream cause rise in cholesterol levels. When a person follows a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits, his body is capable of handling excess cholesterol. The liver compensates for the excess cholesterol by reducing its own production and thus keeps blood levels in check. But when a person leads an unhealthy lifestyle and has no control over his diet, his body fails to handle dietary cholesterol with expertise and allows excess cholesterol to travel into the bloodstream. High cholesterol in the blood along with other factors initiates the process … Continue reading How to increase good cholesterol →
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