The next time you feel stressed, please note that you are risking an increase in cholesterol levels. Here are three ways in which stress impacts cholesterol: Stress, anger, and negative emotions impact your heart Well, your heart truly is a delicate organ. It leaps with joy when you are happy and it feels heavy as a stone when you are low. Stress, anger, and negative emotions make an impact on your heart. A Harvard medical school research states that the average risk of a heart attack increased, two hours after the outset of anger, by two to three times. Stress leads to depression In addition to anger and distress, psychologists also emphasize on feelings of depression and helplessness having a direct link with stress. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy and sad. Release of cortisol and destruction of HDL cholesterol Even when the cholesterol level is not high enough to obstruct the arteries, negative emotions make an impact. They cause the release of a biologically toxic chemical known as ‘cortisol.’ It causes a spasm in the arteries and cuts the blood flow to the heart muscle. The result is angina pain and at times … Continue reading 3 ways stress directly impacts your cholesterol levels →
Apart from making you one happy mommy, pregnancy is also going to make you plumpy! While every mum can swear that it is not a cake walk to lose weight rapidly after you have just delivered a baby, mothers who have had a C-section find it all the more challenging. Given the many do’s and don’ts suggested out there for new moms who have undergone a C-section, it is indeed not simple for them to lose weight that easily. So make sure you lose that pregnancy fat now; before it’s too late! Plan your diet Once you decide to start the fitness regime, make sure you plan everything. Ideally you should first check with your doctor and then get on your weight loss routine. Your body needs time to recover from labour and other health changes that happen during the pregnancy. Exercise is a must New moms find it very difficult to take out some time for exercise. This is because they are sleep-deprived and the baby occupies most of their time. Since your body is still weak and can undergo lasting damage if you strain them with heavy exercise. Try doing simple, low impact exercises such as walking, cycling or swimming 15 minutes a … Continue reading 5 tips to lose weight after pregnancy →
Hot chicken soup is one of the best ways to fighting cold. Here are 3 amazing benefits of chicken soup in fighting your cold away. This is a twelfth-century remedy, which was often recommended by eminent physicians. Moreover, chicken soup has been one of the most popular home remedies globally for fighting cold and flu. The best part about having a warm bowl of chicken soup while suffering from cold is that it helps immensely in delivering various nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and silicon in a form that makes it extremely easy for your system to absorb during a cold. Here’s how chicken soup helps fight a cold: Contains amino acid Chicken contains a natural amino acid called ‘cysteine,’ which is released in the stock when the soup is prepared. This amino acid acts like any other mucokinetic drug. Immunity-boosting minerals Chicken soup is loaded with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, and sulphur that boost your immune system to fight a cold. Combines well with other key ingredients Clear chicken soup with lots of black pepper, ginger, garlic, and onions keeps the sinuses opens and reduces cold symptoms. These key ingredients add flavour to the soup while … Continue reading 3 amazing benefits of chicken soup for fighting a cold →
Did you know why Popeye binged on spinach? Here are 5 amazing health benefits of eating spinach. Highly nutritious, spinach not only helps boost your immunity but also helps you become healthier. Rich in protein Spinach being rich in protein helps you build and repair body tissues. It is also quite effective in weight loss and speeds up your metabolism fat. Good source of dietary potassium Spinach is one of the best sources of dietary potassium, that is responsible for the smooth functioning of your immune system. To compare, one cup of banana has about 539mg of potassium. A great iron source Spinach is a great non-home source of iron that helps your body to utilise energy efficiently. A lack of iron can have severe implications on your immune system. A good source of calcium Spinach has a high oxalate content, and contains approximately 250mg of calcium per cup. The calcium in spinach helps you to protect your body from climatic changes and other illness. A good source of dietary magnesium Spinach is also one of the best sources of dietary magnesium, which is necessary for a healthy immune system and to maintain your blood pressure levels.
What makes your skin dull? We have all entered this world with a flawless complexion. Glowing skin is the hallmark of beauty. This article provides natural tips for getting a glowing skin. As we grow older our skin is bound to age but time is not your skins greatest enemy. Sun Exposure, smoking, poor diet, environmental toxins, excess alcohol consumption, stress, harsh foods, lack of sleep & little or no exercise also pushes your skin to age faster and form wrinkles. All these factors produce an excess of free radicals that damage the collagen (a Protein) in your skin. Collagen is responsible in giving your skin its youthful and supple look. Once it is damage the skin begins to look stiff and wrinkles set in. Beauty-boosting foods The most important thing to remember is that beautiful skin starts from the inside, so eating right can do wonders for your skin. By correcting your lifestyle, diet and nutrition one can reduce dependency on artificial cosmetics. Here are few guidelines to improve your nutrition and food habits and bring that inner glow onto your face! Protein Most vegetarians do not get adequate proteins due to which they experience hair loss. Sulphur rich … Continue reading 10 tips for glowing skin and good health →
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