Not every healthy food is a superfood. Although, no definition of a superfood, here are the 3 key health elements a food should possess to truly be one. Superfood is a very commonly used term today. However, what is it that something contains that makes it a superfood is an important question that you should ask. Here are 3 key elements that make something a superfood: Antioxidants Superfoods contain Antioxidants. These are also found in seafood and in some animal foods. The human body can also manufacture a small number of antioxidants such as glutathione and coenzyme Q10. By consuming antioxidant rich food, we can snuff out 99% of the free radical damage. This does not mean that we will be immortal, but we will lose weight and definitely live healthier, delaying or even avoiding most health problems that come with age. High fiber and omega-3 fatty acids Superfoods contain high fiber content coupled with omega-3 fatty acids. These help you in not only getting slimmer, but also improve your immune system making you healthier for life. High vitamins and minerals Superfoods contain high content of all the vital vitamin and minerals that your body would need to keep you … Continue reading 3 key elements that make up a superfood →
PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterized by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with PCOD have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and vitamins into your diet. However, the vitamin requirements of each woman suffering from PCOD may vary. It depends on one’s body type, medical background, genetic factors, and lifestyle. Based on these, our health experts at Health Total will give you a personalized food plan and treatment that not only works on your health disorder but also restores a balance in your body. If you suffer from PCOD, then here are 4 vitamins that our health experts recommend for you. Vitamin D Since it is often seen that vitamin D deficiency also affects women with PCOD, a regular supply of this vitamin helps decrease insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOD. Inositol Also known as vitamin B8, inositol improves the symptoms of PCOD and improves your ovulatory functions. Folic Acid Also known as Vitamin B9, folic acid is usually given with inositol to cure PCOD. When combined together, both … Continue reading 4 vitamins that help you fight PCOD →
PCOD has become a common issue among women and the cases have just been increasing regularly. Most of the times, women suffering from PCOD tend to take their health and the issue very lightly. They fail to take into consideration how PCOD can affect them. To help you get a better understanding, our health experts have pointed out 7 things you should know if you are suffering from PCOD. Diet Can Make a Difference What you eat can directly affect your PCOD condition or even make you more prone to it in future. It all starts with your diet and what you feed your stomach. A Perfect Balance It is very important for you to maintain a balance in everything. Be it a balance between your diet and exercise or your proteins and carbohydrates. Do Not Starve PCOD does make it difficult for you to lose weight but that doesn’t mean you should starve or opt for crash dieting. It is very important for every woman suffering from PCOD to eat in moderation and at an interval of every 2 hours. Regular Test If you are affected with PCOD, then it’s really important for you to go for regular check-ups. Tests … Continue reading 7 things a woman who suffers from PCOD should know →
Belly fat refers to the accumulation of fat around your midsection. It is unappealing, undesirable and could also be a sign of obesity. However, adding the right foods to your diet might help. Here are 5 foods which help burn away belly fat. Ginger Ginger root can be an excellent weight loss aid and is in fact found in many weight loss supplements. Ginger root has appetite suppressing qualities, and it has been shown to rev up the metabolism. Fresh ginger, which is said to be the most effective form of ginger, is available all year round in the supermarkets. Oatmeal Regularly eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to start a day off right. Research shows that oats are among the most filling foods, and eating them early in the day can reduce the number of calories consumed throughout the rest of the day. This is not surprising as oats are an excellent source of protein and fiber that are well known to enhance the feeling of satiety. In addition, oats are an excellent source of B vitamins and zinc. Apples An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the age-old saying. But did … Continue reading 5 foods that burn belly fat →
We can begin by eliminating milk and milk products from our diet. Usually, people with IBS are found to be deficient in lactose, the enzyme that digests the sugar present in milk. Undigested lactose in the body gets fermented by the bacteria present in the gut, which causes bloating, pain, and cramps. We can gradually increase the fiber content in our diet. Fiber helps in making the stools bulky and waterlogged, enabling them to pass easily. If diarrhea is the main symptom, we must eat ripe banana, apples, curd, and pureed vegetables. These contain soluble fiber that proves useful, especially to manage diarrhea. For instance, the pectin present in apples and carrots is known to possess stool binding properties. If constipation is the main symptom, we need to increase our intake of insoluble fiber. This is present in whole grains such as oats (jav), bajri, jowar, makai atta, ragi, and wheat bran. We must never rush through our meals. Eat slowly and chew our food thoroughly. Not only does this help in digestion, but it also helps ease any discomfort we might be experiencing in the digestion process. We must eat smaller and more frequent meals rather than have two … Continue reading Managing IBS through diet →
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