As the first step, stop whipping your body with stimulants such as coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow dietary corrections comprising foods that help keep your blood pressure in check. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruits concentrated with potassium, vitamin C, sodium, and loads of soluble fiber are blood pressure lowering agents. Garlic Garlic is known as a vasodilator. It dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. It contains adenosine, a compound that promotes vasodilatation while acting as a muscle relaxant. Raw and cooked garlic have many benefits for people suffering from high blood pressure. However, raw garlic is more potent and hence proves to be more beneficial. Wheat grass juice This proves to be the elixir for those suffering from hypertension, as it is a rich source of magnesium and potassium Once you start getting enough magnesium and potassium, you can actually cut down on the dosage of your medicine. In addition, Wheat grass juice will cleanse and nourish your body, and work wonders on your immune system. Celery This vegetable is widely used in Chinese medicine to lower blood pressure, when used continuously for a couple of months. Fish … Continue reading Manage high Blood Pressure 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? →
The key defender against free radical attacks, vitamin E revs up the infection-fighting ability and body’s protective mechanisms against infection attacks. It prevents premature aging and clogging of arteries thereby arresting the progression of heart disease and stroke. Foods high in vitamin E are as follows: Almonds Peanuts Vegetable oils Cashew nuts However, it’s preferable to rely on vitamin E supplements as these foods are calorie dense. Carotenoids Carotenoids in combination with vitamin C and E make the ultimate threesome of immunity boosters. Foods like watermelon, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes and mangoes aid the natural production of natural killer cells and T-lymphocyte increases and thereby preventing growth of cancerous cells. Zinc Zinc is another valuable mineral associated with immunity. It is found abundantly in wheat bran, jowar, bajra, shellfish, peanuts, and other types of nuts. It modulates the immunity system and protects from cold and cough. Often our food may not provide sufficient amounts of all essential nutrients, therefore it would be wise to include a multivitamin supplement as a part of a healthy diet. Garlic Several studies have identified a host of super foods which if had on daily basis keep you fit and raring. Garlic is among these … Continue reading Vitamin E to boost immunity →
Take magnesium supplements Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw coriander, tomato or carrot juice to improve magnesium intake and aid digestion. Chew your food well Most of us eat food while watching TV, working on the laptop, or in while hurry. Therefore, if food is not chewed properly, large chunks of food are passed down, which is not broken down completely by the system. Our saliva contains digestive enzymes, which breaks down carbohydrates. Since the process of digestion begins in the mouth, the proper chewing of the food can help in better digestion. Furthermore, there is a better absorption of nutrients when the food is chewed well. Increase dietary fiber Fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber. Thus, they help in cleaning out our system. Moreover, fiber has the ability to soften stools and provide bulk to the stool. However, some people experience discomforts such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, or flatulence on consuming dietary fiber. Such individuals can opt for fiber supplements, which can increase the fiber intake and stimulate bowel regularity. Psyllium is good for bowel stimulation process. Fiber supplements also … Continue reading 6 tips to improve digestion →
Acidity refers to a condition in your stomach where the contents of gastric acid increase rapidly. It mainly happens due to excess consumption of junk food, insufficient sleep or inactive lifestyle. Apart from headaches, vomiting, and nausea, here’s a list of five major health disorders that take place due to acidity. Peptic Ulcer It refers to an ulcer in the Oesophagus due to excess amount of gastric acid in your stomach. In order to avoid ulcers, it is important to avoid foods that are highly acidic in nature and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Reflux Oseophagitis This disorder arises due to an increase of gastric acid in your stomach that further leads to a damaged Oesophageal mucosa. This problem also leads to nausea and sore throat. Bloating Acidity brings along a lot of health disorders and one of them is bloating. In such a situation, your stomach looks constricted and makes you feel full irrespective of your food consumption. Heartburn It refers to a burning sensation behind the lower end of the sternum that radiates upwards. It could also arise due to consumption of highly acidic foods like chocolates, tomatoes or citrus fruits. Weight gain Acidity leads to storage of food … Continue reading Acidity and related health disorders →
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