Do you ever wonder as to why you are the first one to be affected by the slightest change in weather or food binge at the local chaat stall and most of your friends seem to be doing fine? Our immunity is not only a result of good genetics, but a lot depends on stress, nutrition, exercise and medication. The immune system is like the defense force of the body, which protects it from external toxins, chemicals, bacteria and viruses as well as fights back and protects us from any trouble that brews within. Even the most health conscious people fall ill. However, by fine tuning certain aspects of our lifestyle we can strengthen the immunity and protect ourselves from premature aging and degenerative diseases. A host of recent studies have shown a positive correlation between diet and immunity. Like most of our organs, the basic composition of immune bodies is protein. Protein can be supplied through dairy products, lean meat, fish and pulses. Amongst dairy products, curd and yogurt has particularly been in the limelight for it’s ability to enhance immune function. The gut-friendly bacteria present in curds enhances the intestinal cells’ ability to release immunoglobulins and … Continue reading Boost your immunity the natural way →
Are you one of those who will get affected with the slightest of weather change? Here are some of the best ways to boost your immunity, especially if a cough, cold, and flu are frequent visitors: Go Garlic Garlic is known to have antimicrobial elements and works great as an immunity booster. Include it in your diet, either in your curries or eat it raw early in the morning to see the desired results. Raw Fruits & Veggies If you really want to stay away fit and fine in this monsoon, then you have to include fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. An increased intake of raw fruits and veggies is sure to boost your immunity. For The Love of Sleep Here’s a piece of good news for all those who just love to sleep. Sleeping for adequate hours helps you boost your immunity. Improper or erratic sleep hours could affect your immunity in a major way. Citrus Fruits Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which is known as the best cure for an immunity boost. Vitamin C increase the production of white blood cells and help you fight against infections. Goodness of Yogurt Vitamin D enriched yogurt helps regulate your … Continue reading 5 natural ways to boost your immunity →
Pregnancy is one of the most important phases of every women’s life. You would have taken very good care to ensure that you get the right food with right nutrients while you were pregnant. You would have taken on a lot of baby weight during your pregnancy. After your child’s delivery, it is time for you to regain your old body and lose the excess baby weight that you’ve gained during pregnancy. Although, losing weight after pregnancy isn’t easy, it is crucial to lose those kilos before its too late. Once too much weight is accumulated, the route to weight loss becomes more complex. One of the proven ways of healthy weight loss after pregnancy is to eat a lot of super foods, which are rich in nutrients and minerals. Here is a list of foods to help Weight Loss post pregnancy: Chia seeds Fish Curd Beans Eggs Chicken Apple Cider Vinegar Dried Nuts Fruits Black Pepper Coconut oil Cruciferous vegetables Leafy Greens Lemons Ginger Chia Seeds They have moderate calories and are high in omega 3 fatty acids. Their high fiber diet makes them a great addition to any weight loss diet Fish It is an excellent source … Continue reading Superfoods for weight loss post pregnancy →
Man has made amazing progress over the years and in all areas, things are constantly improving. However, the quality of food eaten in urban cities all over the world has worsened. Cholesterol; a national problem The urban population has turned to eating more refined foods and refined sugars that remove essential nutrients from our food supply and cause a whole range of degenerative diseases. It is this nutrient deprived type of food that plays havoc with our system and upsets the ability of our body to handle cholesterol correctly. Cholesterol by itself is an essential substance, and it is harmless as long as it doesn’t get organised. Increasing number of free radical are produced in the body due to pollution stress, and everyday metabolic procedures of our bodies. These free radicals oxidize cholesterol and start the process of heart disease. Antioxidants are your friends When we are adequately nourished we can control the free radicals by a series of nutrients and enzymes known as antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, whole pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds. A well nourished body can prevent oxidation of fat with the help of antioxidants like, vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, … Continue reading Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol →
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