Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are pivotal for the normal growth and development of our body. However, the fact is that makes them crucial is that the human body does not manufacture them. Thus, the only way to acquire them is through our diet. The essential fatty acids Two major classifications of EFA include Omega-6 and Omega-3. The ideal ratio between the two categories is 4:1. The general Indian diet has Omega-6 in abundance (without the addition of oil in the cooking process). The invisible fat present in cereals, grains, vegetables, and dals ensures around 10-15 grams per day of Omega-6 fatty acids. Foods which are rich in Omega-3 include fish, walnuts, soybeans, almonds, leafy vegetables, and flaxseeds. The imbalance The bad news is that majority of us do not eat as much of these as they should be eating, therefore this makes our body Omega-3 deficient. Further, we add approximately 35 grams of vegetable oil to our food while cooking. These vegetable oils can further disrupts the balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Moreover, a low HDL level tends to pose a bigger threat to the heart than high cholesterol levels. The only way we could boost our HDL … Continue reading What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) →
High blood pressure refers to a common condition where the long-term force of blood against our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Our blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood our heart pumps and the extent of resistance to blood flow in our arteries. In simple terms, the more blood our heart pumps and the narrower our arteries, the higher our blood pressure. Here is a list of the symptoms of high blood pressure. Common symptoms of high blood pressure Consistent headaches Feeling of nausea & uneasiness Discomfort in the stomach with a consistent urge to vomit Dizziness & feeling lightheaded Feeling of unsteadiness & vertigo Blurred or double vision (diplopia) Nosebleeds Palpitations Breathlessness or shortness of breath Common symptoms for children with high blood pressure Regular headaches Feeling of fatigue Blurred vision Nosebleeds Bell’s palsy (an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face) High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is a major health issue today, which typically do not have many symptoms, but can have serious health consequences, if not treated in time.
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Flatulence or farting can be an embarrassment for all. It tends to affect our personal, social and work life. The reasons for flatulence could be gas formation, intolerance to lactose, smoking and so forth. 5 Simple Ways To Get Rid of Flatulence Refrain from using food products such as milk, beans, and cabbage, which do not suit you. Add anti-gas foods such as ginger, garlic, and fennel seeds to your food preparations. Improve the status of gut flora by having probiotics such as yoghurt and buttermilk, and probiotics enriched foods and supplements. Avoid going empty stomach. Have small frequent meals. Avoid carbonated beverages and chewing gum as they cause you to take in more air, thus, increasing flatulence. Following these simple steps can help reduce the discomfort. Moreover, the social embarrassment caused by flatulence can be avoided.
You know you’re suffering from dry lips when your lips will be constantly chapped, sore, peeling, or crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make your lips soft and moist. Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey Mix to make a paste, then rub onto the lips Leave on or 20 minutes then wash off Green tea bag Green tea will help moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated. Soak a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 1 minute Dab the tea bag onto your lips for 5-10 minutes Repeat daily for best results Coconut oil This oil is most effective in moisturizing lips, thus preventing them from cracking and drying. Massage a little coconut oil onto your lips Leave on, do not was off Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results Lime juice + cream Lime juice helps replenish skin while cream will make your lips smooth and pink. Mix together 1 teaspoon of cream and … Continue reading 4 great home remedies for dry lips →
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