Constipation is a common problem these days. This is mainly because of improper diet and lack of fiber in food. In case you are faced with persistent constipation issue try Munakka as a simple home remedy. Here are some of its benefits: Highly Alkaline in Nature Commonly known as ‘Munaqqa’ in India, black raisins are highly alkaline in nature and help maintain the acid-base balance in the body. Reduce Constipation One of the major problems with Acidity is that it leads to constipation. Moreover, constipation promotes further disease conditions in your body. This is where black raisins come to your rescue. They provide you with double relief since they reduce constipation as well as acidity. They Help in Digestion Consuming 4-5 black raisins daily is very good for your stomach. The best part about raisins is that they are rich in fiber that starts to swell in the presence of water, providing your stomach with a laxative effect, relieving you from constipation. Regular Bowel Movement Moreover, daily consumption of black raisins helps you a great deal in keeping your bowel movement regular while the fiber helps keep toxins and waste products out of your body. Help You Maintain Acid-Alkali Balance … Continue reading 5 Reasons to eat Munaqqa to control constipation →
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 →
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 →
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Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood and is based on the HDL, LDL, and triglycerides number. Total cholesterol: less than 200 mg/dL. LDL Cholesterol LDL cholesterol makes up the majority of the body’s cholesterol. LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol because having high levels can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries and result in heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol HDL cholesterol absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver, which flushes it from the body. HDL is known as good cholesterol because having high levels can reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. HDL cholesterol scavenges and removes LDL or bad cholesterol HDL reduces, reuses, and recycles LDL cholesterol by transporting it to the liver where it can be reprocessed. HDL cholesterol acts as a maintenance crew for the inner walls (endothelium) of blood vessels. Damage to the inner walls is the first step in the process of atherosclerosis, which causes heart attacks and strokes. HDL scrubs the wall clean and keeps it healthy. HDL cholesterol levels greater than 60 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Triglycerides Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood that your body … Continue reading Components of cholesterol →
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