We can begin by eliminating milk and milk products from our diet. Usually, people with IBS are found to be deficient in lactose, the enzyme that digests the sugar present in milk. Undigested lactose in the body gets fermented by the bacteria present in the gut, which causes bloating, pain, and cramps. We can gradually increase the fiber content in our diet. Fiber helps in making the stools bulky and waterlogged, enabling them to pass easily. If diarrhea is the main symptom, we must eat ripe banana, apples, curd, and pureed vegetables. These contain soluble fiber that proves useful, especially to manage diarrhea. For instance, the pectin present in apples and carrots is known to possess stool binding properties. If constipation is the main symptom, we need to increase our intake of insoluble fiber. This is present in whole grains such as oats (jav), bajri, jowar, makai atta, ragi, and wheat bran. We must never rush through our meals. Eat slowly and chew our food thoroughly. Not only does this help in digestion, but it also helps ease any discomfort we might be experiencing in the digestion process. We must eat smaller and more frequent meals rather than have two … Continue reading Managing IBS through diet →
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Mr. Shah was a happy man for most of him life. He loved his wife and children and truly enjoyed his work. He was reasonably healthy and relished each day of his life. Then a tragedy struck, which produced such stress in his life that he was unable to cope with the stress. Within six months he died of a heart attack. He was fifty-two. Why is your cholesterol high? There is no doubt in my mind that along with cigarette smoking, high blood pressure elevated cholesterol levels and a sedentary life style, stress is also a major risk factor leading to heart – disease. But it is difficult to quantify stress. What may be stressful to you may not be stressful to another person. Apart from work related stress anger is another emotion that can affect your heart. A Harvard Medical School study researched that the average risk of heart attack was increased, two hours after the onset of the anger by 2-3 time. Psychologists now in addition to anger and stress, emphasize the importance of depression and a general feeling of hopelessness. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy as compared to when … Continue reading Emotions – and Cholesterol →
Not every healthy food is a superfood. Although, no definition of a superfood, here are the 3 key health elements a food should possess to truly be one. Superfood is a very commonly used term today. However, what is it that something contains that makes it a superfood is an important question that you should ask. Here are 3 key elements that make something a superfood: Antioxidants Superfoods contain Antioxidants. These are also found in seafood and in some animal foods. The human body can also manufacture a small number of antioxidants such as glutathione and coenzyme Q10. By consuming antioxidant rich food, we can snuff out 99% of the free radical damage. This does not mean that we will be immortal, but we will lose weight and definitely live healthier, delaying or even avoiding most health problems that come with age. High fiber and omega-3 fatty acids Superfoods contain high fiber content coupled with omega-3 fatty acids. These help you in not only getting slimmer, but also improve your immune system making you healthier for life. High vitamins and minerals Superfoods contain high content of all the vital vitamin and minerals that your body would need to keep you … Continue reading 3 key elements that make up a superfood →
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