Festivals are loaded with joy and fun. However, they have a tendency of disturbing your diet schedules. Don’t have to worry. Here are few tips to enjoy the festivities without gaining much weight. Low Fat, Low Sugar Products Make use of ingredients such as low fat milk, low sugar products, and other dairy products to make sweets and snacks. They help control the excess weight gain. Natural Nutrients Festivals are full of fresh fruits and yoghurt. Load up your plates to get your daily share of vitamins. This helps detoxify your body while also helping you is losing the extra weight. Good Breakfast Women tend to get busier as each day progresses. Take care of festival days especially by including a nutrient-rich heavy breakfast. This keeps you energetic and active all through the day. Less Oil Cook your food using limited quantity of oil. When you eat oily foods occasionally, you tend to consume more than what you normally consume. Hence, eat less even when you eat oily foods occasionally. This helps reduce the chances of taking in excess fat into your body. Drink Water When it is snack time during festivals, drink a glass of water for sure. A … Continue reading 5 tips to stay slim during a festival →
If we thought that elevated levels of cholesterol were the only major risk factor in a heart disease, latest scientific research has yet another surprise in store for us. New research suggests that every person who has suffered a heart attack does not necessarily have high cholesterol. In recent years, homocysteine has started gaining prominence as a cause of heart disease. What is Homocysteine Homocysteine is an amino acid, which is harmless if it is properly metabolized by the body. However, if it isn’t, then this amino acid would build up in excessive quantities in the blood, which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Men with the highest levels of homocysteine have three times more risk of precipitating a heart attack. This is despite all other factors such as lipid profile, blood pressure, and smoking being under control. Scientific researchers generally believe that homocysteine increases the possibility of clot formation and promotes plaque formation, damaging the arteries. Causes of homocysteine There is a generic factor that determines how efficiently our body metabolizes amino acid. However, the principle problem appears to be associated with our diet. Homocysteine levels in our blood tend to build up … Continue reading Homocysteine – A threat to the heart →
One of the most significant aspect of weight loss is keeping an optimistic attitude throughout your journey. In order to shed kilos and stay slim permanently, you must follow a healthier lifestyle every day. Losing a good amount of weight is very much possible, however, one must try to eat lesser calories and burn more. You don’t have to mindlessly count calories, just keep track of a healthy and low calorie meal plan. At Health Total, our doctors follow a unique 4-step process of Detoxification, Rejuvenation, Balance and Maintenance. Also, in case you are fortunate to lose weight and reach your goals, it can be sometimes challenging to stay slim for life. However, below mentioned are some easy ways to lose weight and keep it off for a long time. Stick to your changes: It took real effort to make those healthy changes which helped you lose weight, hence its best to stick with most of them. High Protein, Low Calorie: Eating a low calorie but high fiber diet like salad, steamed vegetables, helps in keeping your digestive system smooth. Adding protein in every meal increases a feeling of fullness in your stomach. This helps in avoiding mindless overeating habits. … Continue reading How to lose weight and keep it off for life →
Man has made amazing progress over the years and in all areas, things are constantly improving. However, the quality of food eaten in urban cities all over the world has worsened. Cholesterol; a national problem The urban population has turned to eating more refined foods and refined sugars that remove essential nutrients from our food supply and cause a whole range of degenerative diseases. It is this nutrient deprived type of food that plays havoc with our system and upsets the ability of our body to handle cholesterol correctly. Cholesterol by itself is an essential substance, and it is harmless as long as it doesn’t get organised. Increasing number of free radical are produced in the body due to pollution stress, and everyday metabolic procedures of our bodies. These free radicals oxidize cholesterol and start the process of heart disease. Antioxidants are your friends When we are adequately nourished we can control the free radicals by a series of nutrients and enzymes known as antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, whole pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds. A well nourished body can prevent oxidation of fat with the help of antioxidants like, vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, … Continue reading Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol →
It is a sudden intense hot feeling in your body – you would know it if you had one. Hot flashes can be very uncomfortable leaving you soaked in sweat and uneasy. Hot flashes are caused by hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause and menopause. Vitamin supplement Taking Vitamin E supplements (up to 800 I.U.) reduces the severity of hot flashes. Those who do not benefit from vitamin E treatment can benefit by adding Soya to the diet. Ramp up your workout Increase your workout. Walk briskly for 30-40 minutes every day. Exercise increases endorphins, which make you feel good. This will help you cope better with hot flashes during menopause. Change your diet Include fresh fruits and raw juices in your diet. Avoid greasy meals, late nights, overeating, alcohol, and coffee. Regular meals Eat smaller and frequent meals to avoid the heat generated by digesting large amounts of food Eat foods rich in isoflavones Phytoestrogens relieve menopausal symptoms. Include foods rich in isoflavones such as legumes and soy products like tofu and soya milk in your diet. Include Yam in your diet Yam (Suran) contains a natural compound, which reduces menopausal symptoms. Add the following foods Include foods such as sunflower … Continue reading 9 ways to beat the hot flashes naturally during menopause →
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