Did you know cucumbers can do more than just getting rid of dark circles? Here are 15 health benefits of cucumber, that you probably didn’t know about. Cucumis sativus, commonly known as cucumber, is a culinary vegetable, belonging to the gourd family. Eaten raw, cooked or pickled, it provides a variety of anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Here are 15 health benefits of cucumber you should know about. Weight loss Cucumber make a good, filling and hydrating snack as its 96% water. Treats kidney stones It lowers uric acid in kidneys, and helps dissolve kidney stones Detoxification Flushes out waste and harmful toxins from your system. Diabetic friendly Contains an insulin-producing hormone needed by pancreatic cells to produce insulin. Fights inflammation Cools down the body and reduces unwanted inflammation. Beauty booster Contains skin-friendly minerals, namely magnesium and silicon which gives your skin a radiant look and strengthens hair and nails. Cholesterol friendly Contains sterois which lowers bad cholesterol. Immunity booster Loaded with vitamins A, B and C it boosts immunity and energy levels. Lowers cancer risk Contains lignans, which lowers breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancer risk. Mouth freshener Heals diseased gums and helps banish odour-causing bacteria. Memory protection Contains … Continue reading 15 cool health benefits of cucumber →
If you were told that bacteria can be beneficial for your health, you would probably not believe it. However, the right bacteria in the right place have several health benefits. This is where probiotics come into place. They are live microorganisms that help treat certain health problems including indigestion, allergies, tooth decay, liver diseases, and a common cold. Broken down, the word means “promoting life”. This article is about how probiotics enrich your health. Role of Probiotics They are believed to protect us in two ways. Firstly, they play a role in our digestive tract. We know that our digestive tract needs a healthy balance between the good and bad bacteria, so what gets in the way of this? It looks like our lifestyle is both the problem and the solution. Poor food choices, stress and sleep disorder can shift the balance in favor of the bad bacteria. Types of Probiotics There are different kinds of probiotics, and their health benefits are determined by the job that they do in the gut. They must be identified by their genus, species, and strain level. Here is a list of probiotics and their possible health benefits: Lactobacillus There are more than 50 … Continue reading Probiotics: 5 Quick Benefits To Enrich Your Health →
High cholesterol is a health issue that is carried through our blood, attached to proteins. The combination of proteins and cholesterol is referred to as lipoprotein. Different types of cholesterol are based on the type of cholesterol lipoprotein carries. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) LDL or bad cholesterol transports cholesterol particles all through our body. LDL cholesterol builds up in the walls of our arteries, which makes them hard and narrow. Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) This type of lipoprotein comprises most number of triglycerides, which are a type of fat that are attached to the proteins in our blood. VLDL cholesterol makes LDL cholesterol larger in size, which causes our blood vessels to narrow. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) HDL or good cholesterol gathers excess cholesterol and sends it back to our liver. Factors that are within our control, which include inactivity, obesity, and an unhealthy diet tend to contribute to high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol. There are certain factors that are beyond our control, which may play a role in increasing cholesterol levels in our body. For instance, our body’s genetic makeup might be such that it keeps cells from removing LDL cholesterol from our blood in an efficient manner or causing our … Continue reading High cholesterol – causes →
Back pain can be managed effectively through the following home remedies: Ginger Cut thin slices of fresh ginger root and put them in a pan of boiling water. Simmer and boil it on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and strain it. Add honey and then drink it. You can drink this ginger tea two or three times a day for a few days or until you see improvement. You can also make an herbal tea with one-half teaspoon of black pepper corns, one-half teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of ginger powder. Herbal oil Massaging your back with an herbal oil can help your muscles relax and relieve pain. You can use any herbal oil such as eucalyptus oil, almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil. Heat the oil until warm and massage it gently over the aching area. Garlic Eat two to three cloves of garlic every morning on empty stomach. You can also massage your back with garlic oil. To make garlic oil, heat some coconut oil, mustard oil or sesame oil on low heat and then add 8 to 10 cloves of garlic to it. Fry the … Continue reading 4 simple home remedies for back pain →
Obesity has now become one of the most common concerns for mankind. If not controlled at the right time, it may lead to a lot of other health issues which might pose a threat to your life. Diabetes It is often seen that people who are obese get affected by Type-II Diabetes. Obesity causes a person to become insulin resistance due to which sugar level rises and makes him further diabetic. Cholesterol When the fats found in your bloodstream go out of balance, it leads to high cholesterol. People who are obese are most likely to get affected with High Cholesterol. It can only be controlled through weight loss and by keeping a check on your diet. High Blood Pressure An obese person has an extra amount fat in the body. These fat tissues need excess oxygen and force the heart to pump more blood. The increased flow of the blood creates a pressure on the walls of the arteries that leads to an increase in blood pressure levels. To bring down the pressure level, it is important to control your weight and stay fit. Heart Disease Being obese, blocks the arteries and reduces the flow of blood to the … Continue reading 5 health issues related to obesity →
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