It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent, it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age, our skin becomes dryer and thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. One such blunder is an inadequate intake of vitamin C. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple & prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, papaya. Over exposure to sun is another factor that dries … Continue reading Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins? →
PCOD has become a common issue among women and the cases have just been increasing regularly. Most of the times, women suffering from PCOD tend to take their health and the issue very lightly. They fail to take into considerations ways as to how PCOD can affect them. To help you out with a better understanding, our health experts have pointed out 7 things you should know if you are suffering from PCOD: Diet can make a difference What you eat actually affects your PCOD or makes you prone to it in future. It all starts from you diet and what you feed your stomach. A perfect balance It is very important for you to maintain a balance in everything. Be it a balance between your diet and exercise or your proteins and carbohydrates. Do not starve PCOD does make it difficult for you to lose weight but that doesn’t mean you should starve or opt for crash diet. It is very important for every PCOD person to eat in moderation and after every 2 hours. Regular test If you are affected with PCOD, then it’s really important for you to go for regular check-ups. Tests will help you with … Continue reading 7 things a woman who suffers from PCOD should know →
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The balance of acid and alkaline states in the body is an essential factor in the maintenance of good health. The PH factor indicates the acidity and alkalinity of the body. The acid-alkaline state is crucial to determine disease states and plays a vital role in body chemistry. It is this balance that affects whether or not we are healthy. Distilled water is considered neutral. Normal PH values is 7.0. Any value below this indicates acidity and values above 7.0 indicates alkalinity. Average value for our saliva and urine are 6.0 to 6.8. This shows that our body is slightly acidic. If the PH factor falls below 6.0 it implies that the body has become too acidic and above 6.8 shows it has become too alkaline. Both these states are undesirable in maintenance of good health. One can test the saliva and urine to determine your PH levels. Obvious signs of too much acidity are indigestion, heart-burn, headaches, nervous disorders, and when it gets worse (more acidic)—pain in the pharynx, drowsiness, excessive hunger etc. This stage of acidosis is a breeding ground for most diseases, low immunity, high blood pressure, skin diseases, frequent cough, cold & fever, rheumatism, and premature … Continue reading PH Factor – the key to good health →
This Japanese secret to a longer life also has awesome cholesterol lowering properties. Unlike most protein foods, which are acidic in nature, soybean is alkaline. In order to get maximum benefits from it, one has to consume around 70-80 gm of soybeans daily. You can take soya in the form of Soya-biscuits, Soya-flour, Soya nuts, or the beans cooked like a regular pulse or tofu in vegetables and soups. Packed with calcium and iron, it is known to be extremely potent in treating anaemia. Here are some of the therapeutic benefits of soybean. As the therapeutic benefits of soybean are gaining popularity, more and more health professionals are recommending it. However, Indian taste buds just can’t adapt to its taste in the natural form. Some prefer Soya products available in the form of chunks or nuggets. Soya products in the form of high protein Soya biscuits are available in most leading departmental stores. This could be a healthy snack option for kids and adults providing them with the vital nutrient requirement. Therefore, in order to manage your cholesterol levels better, ensure that you add this magical bean ‘soya’ into your daily diet plan. It would provide you with amazing results. … Continue reading Soya, The Wonder Bean →
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