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 →
PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterized by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with PCOD have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and vitamins into your diet. However, the vitamin requirements of each woman suffering from PCOD may vary. It depends on one’s body type, medical background, genetic factors, and lifestyle. Based on these, our health experts at Health Total will give you a personalized food plan and treatment that not only works on your health disorder but also restores a balance in your body. If you suffer from PCOD, then here are 4 vitamins that our health experts recommend for you. Vitamin D Since it is often seen that vitamin D deficiency also affects women with PCOD, a regular supply of this vitamin helps decrease insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOD. Inositol Also known as vitamin B8, inositol improves the symptoms of PCOD and improves your ovulatory functions. Folic Acid Also known as Vitamin B9, folic acid is usually given with inositol to cure PCOD. When combined together, both … Continue reading 4 vitamins that help you fight PCOD →
High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. This disease, harassing thousands today, is a result of a destructive lifestyle, smoking, obesity, alcohol intake, insulin resistance and stress. A disease that reflects your heart health and it can be fatal too. It has three major consequences- stroke, heart attack or kidney damage. Therefore, keeping your blood pressure normal is unquestionably important. 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 of treatment. 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. 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 a few ways to combat stress. Chill out One of the easiest ways to combat mental stress is to meditate, go … Continue reading How to ensure normal blood pressure →
Here are a few important alcohol consumption guidelines that could be very useful for diabetics: Drinks low in sugar Select drinks that are lower in total alcohol and sugar content. If you use mixers in your drinks, choose ones that are sugar free, such as diet soft drinks, club soda, lime juice, or plain water. Avoid “sugary” mixed drinks, fruit juices, sweet wines, tonic water or cordials. Light beer and dry wines Light beer and dry wines are good choices as they have less alcohol and carbohydrates. If you are a social drinker, try a “virgin” Bloody Mary or mocktails made without alcohol in between glasses of red wine. Don’t drink on empty stomach Never drink on an empty stomach or after a rigorous workout. It is advisable to check your blood sugar before you go to sleep and eat a snack at bedtime to avoid a low blood sugar reaction while you sleep. Remember, there is a drinking limit Limit yourself to 1 drink if you’re a woman or 2 drinks if you are a man and remember to drink slowly, enjoying each sip. In any case, do not drink more than two glasses of alcohol in a day. … Continue reading Alcohol consumption guidelines for diabetics →
Detoxification is the process that enables you to get a healthier and fitter body. Here are 5 reasons for you to detoxify your body in order to enjoy improved energy levels. Toxins weaken our immune system Our body has a wonderful defence mechanism, but it needs to be kept fighting fit. Toxins weaken the system and the body falls prey to various diseases. Detoxification heals Detoxification can contribute to the healing of many acute illnesses that result from congestion and mucus formation due to faulty eating patterns. Detox leads to weight loss Another advantage of a detoxification programme is weight loss, although it is not its primary purpose. When a person, who normally consumes 3000 to 4000 calories by consuming sweets, fatty foods, refined foods and alcohol, switches to fruits, vegetables, juices, lots of water, whole grains, cereals and pulses, will naturally lose weight. At the same time, he/she will cleanse his/her system and experience a significant improvement in his/her health. Energy levels improve significantly after detox A simple detoxification program helps you a great deal in improving your overall energy levels significantly. Detoxified body is nutrient receptive Once your body gets detoxified, it gives you an amazing feeling of … Continue reading 5 reasons to detoxify your body for improved energy levels →
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