Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance which is produced naturally by the human liver. Cholesterol is found in two types, mainly HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. The primary functions of cholesterol include the production bile, hormones, and vitamin D which is required for the healthy functioning of the body. Thus, an imbalance in cholesterol levels could put one on the path towards serious health issues, such as a heart attack or a stroke. It is important to know that Health Total has been a specialist in the field of lifestyle and heath management for over 2 decades and has been using food as medicine to manage healthy life for its clients. This gives Health Total a unique commanding position to recommend health foods. Health Benefits of Olive Oil Olives, also known by their botanical name ‘Olea europran’ are a superfood when it comes to lowering high cholesterol levels. These little fruits are well loved for their tangy flavour and numerous health benefits. The health benefits olives prove us with are as follows: Maintains healthy cholesterol levels Weight loss Promotes heart health Prevents anaemia Prevents blood clots Treats high blood pressure Strengthens immunity … Continue reading Health Benefits of Olive Oil – Cholesterol Friendly Olives →
Hair, refers to the thin structures, that grow out of the skin, particularly in a mass on the head. Our hair is important to our appearance, and an outward expression of our personal style. However, due to unhealthy eating habits, stressful lifestyles, dirt and pollution, it often gets dull, damaged and prone to breakage, owing to hair loss. But have no fear, food is the answer! Here are 13 foods that help fight against hair loss. Oats They are rich in fiber and Omega 6 fatty acids which simulate hair growth giving you thick locks. Strawberries They raise levels of silica, a vital mineral for healthy growth. Walnuts They strengthen hair cuticles and nourish the scalp. Salmon They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins, which treat dryness and prevent excessive loss. Sunflower seeds They contain hair loss preventive minerals such as selenium, biotin, and calcium. Yellow capsicum Rich in vitamin C, it strengthens hair shafts and follicles, preventing hair breakage. Chicken & eggs They are excellent sources of protein, and also worthy hair strengthening agents. Oysters Rich in zinc, this food helps treat poor scalp conditions. Avocados Topically applied, it helps stimulate collagen and elastin production. Spinach … Continue reading 13 foods that fight hair loss →
While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control most of them can control it with proper diet intake, weight loss, vitamin supplements, and stress management. Eating your way out of high blood pressure should be your number one choice for managing it. To keep heart attacks and strokes at bay, your blood pressure should be maintained at 120/80 and not be in excess of 140/90. Are you stress sensitive? If a stress sensitive person is exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress. This constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. Here are two ways to combat stress: Chilling out matters One of the easiest ways to combat mental stress is to meditate, go on a vacation, take some time out for yoga or meditation or simply relax. Pranayama helps Pranayama or simple breathing exercises can also help you lower your blood pressure, calm a racing heart and also improve digestion. Breathing has a direct connection to emotional states and moods. If you voluntarily breathe slowly, deeply and regularly, you will prevent a rise in blood pressure. While practicing breathing, try not to … Continue reading Manage Stress To Control High Blood Pressure →
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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 →
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