Everybody sweats, it’s only natural, but then why do some people stink? Most people wonder why they suffer from body odour despite maintaining utmost hygiene and bathing several times a day. In reality, sweat doesn’t smell. Tight clothing and humidity slow down evaporation and the sweat mixes with the bacteria thriving on the skin resulting in an offending odour. Moreover, nutritional shortages make metabolic procedures less efficient. The body is then unable to detoxify effectively and the by-products develop a strong body odour. Cigarettes can give rise to smoker’s breath, which can be quite offensive. Even too much of alcohol can make you stink the next day. The obvious solution is to avoid smoking and drinking or keeping a tab on the amount you smoke or drink. Yet another reason behind persistent body odour could be certain types of foods in your diet. Garlic, fish, methi leaves, onions, and strong curry flavors are some of the culprits that lead to bad body odour. Avoid or limit such foods from your diet. You can fight your body odour through simple natural methods. Magnesium or zinc deficiency, diabetes, liver disease, or chronic constipation can give rise to body odour. It is not … Continue reading Truth about body odour →
Oat bran has many good things to offer. Here are three amazing benefits of adding oat bran to your diet for a healthy heart and balanced cholesterol. High fiber diet Oat bran is high in fiber. It reduces the insulin requirement in diabetics and also brings down blood cholesterol levels. Better fiber source than whole oats Oat bran is a more concentrated source of fiber compared with whole oats. You can take a couple of tablespoons daily with a cup of hot milk (ensure it is low fat milk). You can also mix it with wheat flour and cook it in the form of chapattis. Oat bran porridge You can have oat bran in the form of hot porridge. Further, you can thicken your soup with oat bran. Oat bran contains practically no fat or sodium. Therefore, they are heart friendly and an inexpensive way to keep your cholesterol levels under check. So, the next time you think of having a healthy heart, simply add oat bran to your diet. It is popular, easy to make, tastes good, and is very easily available.
The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease. Acidosis This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. Bodyache, headaches, strong acid perspiration, foul smelling stools, hard stools, alternating with diarrhoea, sunken eyes, water retention, insomnia are … Continue reading Acidity and your body →
Detoxification is vital for the healthy functioning of your body. But you don’t need expensive detox juices or shakes to clean your system. Simply following the right kind of diet will help detoxify your body naturally. Follow this 1 week detox diet plan, for an effective and healthy detoxification. On waking up simply have two glasses of lukewarm water. At breakfast have fruits (avoid bananas and mangoes if you want to detoxify and lose weight at the same time). Have a cup of herbal tea after half an hour. At lunch have any amount of cooked vegetables (in 1 tsp oil). Any amount of raw salad. At evening have a cup of herbal tea. An hour later have 1 glass lime juice/fruit juice such as orange, sweet lime, or apple/vegetable juices such as cucumber juice, dudhi juice, tomato juice, carrot juice, or mixed vegetable juice such as, beetroot, spinach, tomato or carrot. Dinner should be completed by 8PM. Any amount of cooked vegetables either steamed or with regular seasoning in 1tsp oil (i.e. ginger garlic + onion + tomatoes) and raw salad (any amount). Liquids to be consumed during the day include: Filtered water preferably distilled or boiled. Herbal teas such as peppermint, jasmine, rose, … Continue reading 6 simple tips for daily detox →
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