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 →
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are actually two sides of the same coin. Both are characterized by insulin resistance (ineffective insulin) and hyperinsulinism (excessive insulin). About 85% of type 2 diabetic are obese and most obese people have insulin resistance and hyperinsulinism that leads to diabetes. Obesity is known to play a central role in increasing insulin resistance in the human body. Insulin resistance in the body results in increased production of insulin and consequent hyperinsulinemia. It seems that at some point a loss of control of blood glucose begins to emerge, resulting in dietary glucose intolerance ultimately resulting in type 2 diabetes. Obese individuals may develop different degrees of insulin resistance, but not all individuals develop glucose intolerance. This is where genetics play a role. A family history of diabetes predisposes the individual to develop a greater degree of glucose intolerance in comparison to the counterparts without any family history of diabetes. The association of obesity with the insulin resistance syndrome and cardiovascular risk is not only related to the degree of obesity but also seems to be critically dependent on body fat distribution. Thus, individuals with greater degrees of central adiposity develop this syndrome more frequently than do … Continue reading Obesity and type 2 diabetes →
Amongst the many factors that lead to high blood pressure like smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance etc, stress seems to be a major player in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different for eg. You have the Type A personality, highly pressure prone and totally work oriented. He or she is usually aggressive, short-tempered, with a capacity to work more than others. He/She is not interested in any fun-loving activity and considers it a waste of time. He/She is always striving to be rewarded and noticed. He not only is a hard worker but also drives people around him to deliver and enjoys being internally stressed. Such a person is usually more prone to develop hypertension than a relatively easy going person. Stress will cause high blood pressure in a stress sensitive person if he is exposed to such conditions over a prolonged period of time. The blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress and this constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. One way to combat mental stress is to meditate, take a holiday or to simply relax. Think of what the poet Thomas Gray said “The paths … Continue reading How stress effects your blood pressure →
Forget energy drinks and protein shakes, switch to coconut water instead. It will provide you with the energy and nutrients you need, minus the calories! Weight loss Coconut water is a perfect replacement for artificially sweetened energy drinks. The fat content in this magical drink is low and suppresses your appetite thereby making you feel full for longer. Ideal during dehydration Coconut water hydrates your gastrointestinal tract and provides you with essential elements that serves as a perfect option to fight water loss. Helps in digestion Coconut is rich in fiber content that reduces the occurrence of acid reflux. The bioactive enzymes help cure constipation since it is a natural laxative support and helps the body to bring back the body to physiological state. Nutrient rich Coconut water is rich in nutrients that provides you relief from various health conditions. Its unique composition provides you with essential nutritional benefits and health maintenance. Reduces Blood Pressure Coconut water is a balancing mechanism that controls your high blood pressure and helps in maintaining the appropriate amount of electrolytes in the body,
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