Acidity is catabolic (breaks down) in nature. It is for this reason that it brings about chronic fatigue, low immunity, irritability, and mood swings. Therefore, it is important to restore the pH levels in the body as continuing to have an acidic state would precipitate disease sooner or later. The human body has self-healing powers. All we have to do is to support its activity with the right nutrients. A basic rule to achieve and maintain PH balance is to eat 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. If your pH test suggests that your body is acidic switch over to alkaline forming food. Here is a list of alkaline forming foods. Watermelon Mangoes Apples Guava Pears Potatoes Dudhi Turi Honey Dates Corn Millets Mushrooms Raisins Curd At the same time, you must avoid acid forming substances such as: Alcohol Coffee Legumes Lentils Cornstarch White flour Non-vegetarian foods Fried food Dried coconut Cheese Cakes Pastries Pasta Soft drinks Sugar Vinegar Pickles Pappads Apart from food, both physical and mental stress tends to elevate the acidity of the blood. The effect of stress on acidosis is more profound than that caused by wrong eating. When stress levels are very … Continue reading Restoring pH levels →
Olives are one of the best options that you can choose for a healthy heart. Here are four reasons that make olives your heart’s best friend: Improves lipid profile Olive oil improves your lipid profile. The monounsaturated fats (MUFA) in olive oil change cholesterol levels favourably. Boosts HDL levels Unlike other oils, it boosts HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) while cutting down the chances of clots and blockages. Doesn’t oxidize easily Olive oil counters the ill effects of a high cholesterol or high fat diet. Since olive oil is a stable oil, it doesn’t get oxidized easily. Nullifies the impact of free radicals It negates the effect of free radicals in the body and delay aging. Olives are a great choice for those with heart disease or ones who are interested in reducing the risk of cardiac disease. Around three to four tablespoons of olive oil a day for six months reduce chances of a heart attack in the future. Also, keep in mind, to maximize the cholesterol lowering benefits of olive oil, you should cut down on saturated animal fats such as red meat along with other dairy products.
Don’t go out of your way to lose weight, when you can achieve it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Here are 5 home remedies for natural weight loss. Ginger & Green Tea We all know the benefits of green tea. But, did you know ginger can also help you speed up the process of weight loss? Add green tea and ginger to water and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. You can also add in a bit of honey for sweetness. Consume it daily on an empty stomach to see the effective results. Coconut Oil Coconut oil just doesn’t add to your beauty externally, but internally as well. Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil and see that waistline shrink within weeks. Apart from weight loss, it also enhances the taste of your food. Warm Water & Lime Though it is one of the most common remedies, works wonder if followed diligently. Simply add a lemon to a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Fennel & Water Fennel seeds are one of the best herbal remedies for weight loss. Sip on a cup of fennel seed tea 15 minutes before having a … Continue reading 5 home remedies that help you lose weight naturally →
It’s not about a thin waistline or fitting into your jeans, healthy weight loss needs a plan. Here are 5 smart tips to help you plan your weight loss. It’s not just about a shrinking waistline, weight loss is a lot more than that. Losing weight requires a proper health planning and willpower. If you are really looking for weight loss, plan it in a smarter way. Here are a few smart tips on how to lose weight: Learn to say ‘no’ It is really important for you to learn to say ‘no’ to yourself. It is often seen that women tend to indulge into desserts after dinner. This increase their daily calorie intake and makes them gain weight. Exercise daily There are certain fats that are important for your body and then there are those which only result in excess weight. In order to melt those fats away, it is important to exercise or indulge into some sort of physical activities. Chew your food People who chew their food properly lose their weight faster than those who don’t. It is essential to chew your food properly since chewing releases a hormone that helps to suppress your appetite. Intake of vitamin … Continue reading 5 Simple guidelines for a slimmer waistline →
Although age brings you experience and wisdom, it also has the tendency to bring excess weight, health disorders, and a lot more into your life. Out of all these health disorders, weight gain could be a major concern for your health. This is simply because excess weight makes you vulnerable to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased risk of heart disease, and joint pains among other metabolic disorders. If you are able to get your weight under control, then nothing can stop you from becoming fit and healthy. Listed below are the 4 best ways to help you fight weight gain as you age: Stay away from stress As you grow, your responsibilities also increase. With greater responsibilities comes greater amount of stress that can take you that much closer to weight gain. The best way to avoid stress is to practise meditation, pranayama, or deep breathing. Exercise to stay fit Exercise or physical activities such as walking, swimming, or yoga is very important specially for those who are ageing. It keeps you active and allows you to stay away from gaining extra pounds. Increase protein intake Ageing is a phase where your bones get weak, your body becomes fragile, … Continue reading 4 ways to fight weight gain while you age →
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