Constipation can be very inconvenient and quite a hindrance to our daily routine. However, there are a number of yummy foods that can give you quick relief from that annoying constipation. Here’s what you should do if you suffer from constipation. Coconut water Coconut water is a good home remedy for treating constipation. Regular consumption of coconut water is very beneficial owing to the fact that around 25% of carbohydrates found in coconut water are made of dietary fiber. Bananas Bananas soften stools and prevent constipation. Bananas being rich in pectin, holds water and provides bulk to the stools. Moreover, it also helps improve intestinal flora. Apricots Also known as Zardalu, these are highly alkaline in nature. They act as a gentle laxative and are known to be effective in the treatment of constipation. They have high in soluble fiber, which has bulk forming properties. Soluble fiber absorbs and retains water, stimulating peristalsis. Eating about 6-8 Apricots a day could be beneficial. Bael fruit Siri phal or Bael fruit is valued in India for its laxative properties. You can take around 50 gm of its pulp on a regular basis to fight constipation. It helps clean up the intestines and improves bowel … Continue reading Best tips to manage constipation naturally →
Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the beta cells, which are cells that are scattered throughout the pancreas. The insulin produced is released into the blood stream and travels throughout the body. Insulin is an important hormone that has many actions within the body. Insulin also is important in regulating the cells of the body including their growth. Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition where the natural hormone, insulin, becomes less effective at lowering blood sugars. The resulting increase in blood glucose may raise levels outside the normal range and cause adverse health effects. Certain cell types such as fat and muscle cells require insulin to absorb glucose. When these cells fail to respond adequately to circulating insulin, blood glucose levels rise. The liver helps regulate glucose levels by reducing its secretion of glucose in the presence of insulin. This normal reduction in the liver’s glucose production may not occur in people with insulin resistance. In the presence of peripheral insulin resistance, pancreatic β-cell insulin secretion increases in a compensatory fashion. Therefore, it is essential to examine β-cell function in the context of peripheral insulin sensitivity. Fasting hyperinsulinemia is present in obese PCOD women. Insulin responses to … Continue reading Insulin and PCOD – What’s the link? →
If you suffer from diabetes or even high blood sugar, here are 5 proven ways to treat this health disorder. Goodness of exercise Every diabetic patient should be aware about the benefits of exercise. No matter how tedious your day is, don’t forget to indulge in some physical activities. Monitor your blood sugar It is very important for every diabetic person to keep a track of his blood sugar levels. Your blood sugar levels tend to fluctuate on and off, so in order to stay safe just keep a track of it and test your sugar levels often. Health is God This should be a mantra not only for diabetic patients but for each and everyone. Your health should be your priority and nothing should stop you from planning a life that leads to a healthy future. Eye check-up Your vision gets affected to a great extent especially when you are prone or suffering from diabetes. A regular eye check-up is a must so that you can take necessary steps, if needed, at the right time. No walking barefoot People who suffer from diabetes develop neuropathy gradually. If you are someone who often walks barefoot or compromises on quality of footwear, … Continue reading 5 things every diabetic person should know →
You know you’re suffering from dry lips when your lips will be constantly chapped, sore, peeling, or crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make your lips soft and moist. Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey Mix to make a paste, then rub onto the lips Leave on or 20 minutes then wash off Green tea bag Green tea will help moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated. Soak a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 1 minute Dab the tea bag onto your lips for 5-10 minutes Repeat daily for best results Coconut oil This oil is most effective in moisturizing lips, thus preventing them from cracking and drying. Massage a little coconut oil onto your lips Leave on, do not was off Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results Lime juice + cream Lime juice helps replenish skin while cream will make your lips smooth and pink. Mix together 1 teaspoon of cream and … Continue reading 4 great home remedies for dry lips →
Although Cholesterol is important, it could be harmful if we have more of the bad type i.e. LDL and less of the good type i.e. HDL which helps clean the LDL thus keeping the arteries clean. Bad cholesterol All of us have LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol in our blood streams. LDL cholesterol is lower in protein density and carries more fatty acids and is more prone to oxidation. It delivers cholesterol to the tissues. If you do not consume sufficient antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E, Selenium, it can get oxidized very fast and that is when the problem begins. Good cholesterol HDL cholesterol on the other hand is higher in protein density and carries less fatty acids. It picks up excess cholesterol left by LDL and brings it back to the liver or to the tissue that needs it. Hence, it is called good cholesterol. Between these two types of cholesterol, LDL carries more oxygen and fatty acids and it is more prone to oxidation and produces cell damaging free radicals. Therefore, when you have an undesirable cholesterol ratio i.e. more LDL and less HDL you need to improve it by correcting your diet. Food & Cholesterol Food … Continue reading How to use food to improve cholesterol readings? →
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