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 →
If your stomach is on fire and this spreads up to your throat, you can put it down to what you have eaten. Yes, there are people who are naturally prone to heartburn but in most cases it is not so. There is no deciding age and it is not limited to old age alone. Understanding Acidity Most of you have seen the ad, which shows a man screwing up his face in agony after a heavy meal and the visual of a stomach with raging fires flashes on the television screen. Let us explain how this happens. Your food pipe is a long narrow tube, which has a muscular ring called the oesophagus oriticer at the bottom. This connects the food pipe to the stomach. The ring allows the food to pass into the stomach and then shuts tight. If this does not shut the digestive juices and acids from the stomach as well as from the partly digested food flow up into the food pipe resulting in heartburn, pain and irritation. This results in damage to the food pipe lining which is very tender. Avoid These Foods! Now let us go on to explain how certain foods cause this … Continue reading Don’t let your heart burn →
Every time you puff on a cigarette, your increasing your chances of getting diabetes. Follow these 7 tips, to help lower your risk of getting diabetes. Quit smoking The foremost thing a person is required to do to stay from diabetes is to quit smoking. The success rate for such a bold move is much higher than those who use other methods. Replenish antioxidants Replenish your intake of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin A, C and E. and Selenium, which abounds in fresh fruits and vegetables. These help you achieve the results faster. Go for fruits and veggies Choose fruits and vegetables that have high water content as these help to even out the drying effects of nicotine and caffeine. Once you overcome this, nothing can stop you keeping away from diabetes. Fiber it up Increased fiber content in the diet helps pick and eliminate toxins, thus detoxifying your body alongside. Detoxification helps clean your liver, and also speeds up the entire process. Opt for a high fiber diet comprising of foods such as wheat bran, whole pulses, jowar, bajra, fruits and vegetables, which would provide you with the necessary bulk to prevent constipation. Go for an alkaline diet An … Continue reading If you smoke, follows these tips to keep diabetes away →
Green tea is particularly rich in polyphenols. These are active agents against cancer, heart disease. They protect the body against stress. It would be worthwhile to switch to drinking green tea instead of regular black tea as black tea loses some of its antioxidant properties due to fermentation. Chamomile Tea is herbal tea that helps bring about relaxation and promotes sound sleep. If you find that your life has been a bit hectic and you find yourself all knotted up like a bundle of nerves, you can take a cup of chamomile tea to put yourself at ease. Due to its ability to induce relaxation, it may help to reduce the effects of stress. However, some people are known to be allergic to this herb. So use it with caution. If you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea then stop using it. Chamomile tea should be best taken at bed time. About 1-2 cups in the night are sufficient to wash away the day’s stress and induce sleep. Meditation helps combat stress by allowing the mind to accumulate energy in silence. When we stop our mental chattering we can become more centered and generate a lot of positive energy. Pranayama that … Continue reading Good stress busting options →
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