Instead of snacking on those unhealthy biscuits or chips, try our healthy and tasty snack options, which will fill you up without that guilty feeling. We all feel hungry at certain times during office hours. There is nothing wrong with that. However, the choice of snacks that we munch at that time has a big bearing on our weight loss results. Go bananas at office Fruits such as bananas, apples, grapes, and oranges can be your best friend at office during your snack cravings. They are rich in vitamins, fiber, and nutrients and ensure that you feel full after eating them. They help in healthy weight loss since these fruits make you refrain from mindless eating. Snack up on almonds Almonds are a snack option that you must have on your office desk. They are a good source of protein apart from being a highly satisfying and filling snack. In fact, almonds contain some of the most essential nutrients, high fiber, and proteins compared with other nuts. Thus, almonds can stop high cravings for food and help in healthy weight loss. Dry fruits are effective Various dried fruits such as dried apricots, raisins, apples, or bananas should be part of … Continue reading Top 3 healthy snack options for working women →
While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control, most of them can control it with diet, weight loss, correct intake of vitamin supplements and proper stress management. Your blood pressure is a major reflection of your heart health. There are 3 major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage or a heart attack, therefore keeping it normal is unquestionably important. Research shows that foods are laden with blood pressure boosting or reducing compounds. In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. Modernization has brought about this ailment upon ourselves. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida, refined oils, eating out frequently, inactivity, stress, overeating, smoking, excess alcohol intake, irregular eating and sleeping patterns. All this leads to a whole lot of degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma etc. If you are overweight, begin a gradual weight loss program. As you begin to shed off pounds you will lower your blood pressure. If you are stress out, set some of your time aside for yoga and meditation. Along with this you need to follow a nutritious diet and supplement with & minerals. Potassium It has … Continue reading Mineral magic for High Blood pressure →
Nutrition plays a vital role in making our immune system stronger. Moreover, certain foods help us fight flu effectively. Nutrition may not be able to eliminate the chances of contracting flu, but it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu’s symptoms. Eat Healthy Live healthy! There is no doubt that healthy eating habits lead to healthy lifestyles with increased immunity to fight various illness and infections. However, there still would be some diseases and infections, which would keep striking us, once in a while, regardless of how well we plan our meal options. Common cold and flu are perhaps one of those diseases. Recently, scientists have unraveled the complex mechanism of the immune system and its dependence on diet. Nothing makes as much difference to your health as a well-functioning immune system. If you have a good immunity, you can prevent anything from common cold to viral infection, stomach disorders chronic fatigue to even deadly cancer. Foods contain antioxidants, which stimulate immune functioning and increase your resistance to infections. Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection caused by a variety of flu viruses with symptoms like fatigue, fever or … Continue reading 10 foods to fight flu through a stronger immune system →
High cholesterol is one of the major worries of most people. Most adults have higher than recommended cholesterol levels. We do not usually worry too much about heart diseases until we are middle aged. But adults as young as 20 also need to watch cholesterol because high levels of LDL or bad cholesterol at a young age are more likely to cause the development of heart disease in the later years of life. Eat to lower Cholesterol By eating healthy foods we can reduce the risk of developing heart disease and improve our health, without resorting to medicines. Though we cannot change our genes – a contributing factor to high cholesterol, we can definitely change our diets. Food significantly affects the cholesterol levels. Following are the top 3 foods which help lower high cholesterol: Oats This food can reduce total cholesterol & LDL cholesterol. Oatmeal and oat bran are important sources of dietary fiber, and they contain a mix of soluble and insoluble fibers. The active ingredient in oats is beta-glucans which lowers blood cholesterol. An intake of 40 grams of oat bran or 60 grams of oat meal a day can bring about a 5% reduction on serum cholesterol This … Continue reading The ‘Top 3’ food and lifestyle changes to control cholesterol →
Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you have to start eating special foods or follow a complicated diabetes diet plan. For most people, a diabetes diet simply translates into eating a variety of low cal but nutrient dense foods in moderate amounts and adhering to regular mealtimes. The Right Food Plan The right diabetes meal plan should fit into your schedule, while helping you improve your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers and help keep your weight on track. People with diabetes have to take extra care to make sure that their food is balanced with insulin and oral medications, and exercise to help manage their blood glucose levels. People with diabetes can eat the same food the family enjoys. However, it may take some planning to fit your favorite food into your meal plan and still manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. There is no one perfect food so including a variety of different foods and watching portion sizes is key to a healthy diabetic diet. Healthy eating includes eating a wide variety of foods including the following: Vegetables Whole grains Fruits Non-fat dairy products Beans Lean meats Poultry Fish Eat This, Not That! Glucose is … Continue reading Importance of a diabetes diet plan →
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