How you treat your body affects how healthy you are. Lack of rest, exercise, and sleep compromise immune function and increase your susceptibility to ailments. Light to moderate exercises strengthens your body and keeps the illnesses away. Adequate sleep and rest is equally important. One must try and get at least eight hours of sleep (to rejuvenate ourselves). To keep one’s stress levels under check, incorporate relaxing techniques like meditation, tai chi or pranayama into your daily routine. Remember that each gram of wrong food that goes into your system substitutes for one gram of immune enhancing nutrient that you would otherwise take. Immunity building is a process and not a fixed state. It needs to be worked upon consistently. This information is for any person who does not want to fall sick. You have to work at your immune system just like you work on your career, sports, family, and relationships. Those who apply themselves early to a disciplined lifestyle generally acquire a better immune system than those who don’t.
Nutrition plays a vital role in making our immune system stronger. Moreover, certain foods help us fight flu effectively. Nutrition may not be able to eliminate the chances of contracting flu, but it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu’s symptoms. Eat Healthy Live healthy! There is no doubt that healthy eating habits lead to healthy lifestyles with increased immunity to fight various illness and infections. However, there still would be some diseases and infections, which would keep striking us, once in a while, regardless of how well we plan our meal options. Common cold and flu are perhaps one of those diseases. Recently, scientists have unraveled the complex mechanism of the immune system and its dependence on diet. Nothing makes as much difference to your health as a well-functioning immune system. If you have a good immunity, you can prevent anything from common cold to viral infection, stomach disorders chronic fatigue to even deadly cancer. Foods contain antioxidants, which stimulate immune functioning and increase your resistance to infections. Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection caused by a variety of flu viruses with symptoms like fatigue, fever or … Continue reading 10 foods to fight flu through a stronger immune system →
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Everyone wants easy and fast results. When you plan for weight loss, the idea itself of rigorous workouts and staying away from carbs drills stress into you. But, now you can leave your worries behind and try these 5 stress-free ways for quick weight loss: Control your salt intake Salt contains high amounts of sodium which causes water retention in the body. This further makes your body bloat and increases your weight. In order, to stay away from water retention, it is important to keep a check on your salt intake. The power of green tea Today, everyone seems to be getting aware about the magical qualities of green tea. It works great as a metabolic-enhancer and helps to detoxify your body, thus making you feel rejuvenated. Add spice to life Next time while preparing food, don’t forget to add a little chilli to it. It helps suppress your appetite and curbs your cravings. It also helps in boosting your metabolism that further helps in the efficient burning of the calories. Sleep to good health It is said people who sleep for a good amount of hours lose weight faster than those who don’t. Inadequate sleep makes you lethargic and … Continue reading 5 stress-free methods for quick weight loss →
The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high Blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and decrease in physical activity. Effective tips to manage type 2 diabetes Eat low glycemic foods such as oats, barley, bran, jowar, whole pulses, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Avoid sugar and foods containing sugar such as chocolates, desserts, sweets, soft drinks, white flour, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, rice, high sugar foods. Don’t drink fruit juices as they contain too much sugar (more than what a type 2 diabetic can handle). Reduce intake of saturated fats and hydrogenated fats as it increases insulin resistance. Fish oils have shown to improve insulin resistance. So eat fish 3 times a week or take fish oils supplements. Increase fiber in your diet by increasing your intake of green vegetables and whole grains. Walk for 30-40 minutes every day. We are not alone in our concern that type II diabetes is a growing national crisis. There are too many lives at stake and you have nothing to lose by … Continue reading Managing type 2 diabetes →
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