Most of us keep on wondering how we could get rid of that excess belly fat. Weight loss is something that has been preoccupying our mind for some time now.
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? →
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Obesity is often associated with an increased risk of more than 20 chronic illness and health conditions that can have a devastating effect on a person’s health. It is a risk factor for a variety of chronic diseases including diabetics, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart and related ailments, some cancers, and arthritis. According to a study published in 2014, India is the third most obese country in the world. Hence, obesity and obesity-related health complications are driving up the health care costs in India. This article highlights risk factors associated with obesity and how you can fight them. What is Obesity? Obesity means having too much fat in the body which can have a negative effect on your overall health. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. And if it is 30 or above, you are considered obese. Related: Check Your Health with our BMI Calculator Factors Leading to Obesity Different factors lead to obesity, some of them are: Eating too many calories Sedentary lifestyle Lack of sleep Smoking Certain medications Obesity or FTO gene Obesity-Related Chronic Illness Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases are largely preventable, but the complex systemic factors causing them make it … Continue reading Obesity: An Open Invitation To Chronic Diseases →
Many experts now see inflammation as arising from an immune system response that’s out of control. When you catch a cold or sprain your ankle, your immune system switches into gear. Infection or injury trigger a chain of events called the inflammatory cascade. The familiar signs of normal inflammation — heat, pain, redness, and swelling — are the first signals that your immune system is being called into action. In a delicate balance of give-and-take, inflammation begins when pro-inflammatory hormones in your body call out for your white blood cells to come and clear out infection and damaged tissue. These agents are matched by equally powerful, closely related anti-inflammatory compounds, which move in once the threat is neutralized to begin the healing process. Our bodies weren’t designed for a daily barrage of toxins, infectious agents and stress, seen and unseen. This kind of demand requires a lot of support to maintain your immune’s system resilience. Our go-go lifestyle just doesn’t make room unless we pay attention to everything: what we breathe, eat, drink and absorb and feel. It all has a pro- or anti-inflammatory effect, and for most of us, the factors are skewed toward inflammation. One thing that’s certain … Continue reading Why is chronic inflammation on the rise? →
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