Our digestive system today is greatly challenged. Thanks to the ever-widening menu of strange foods, colours, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives, preservatives etc. To add to this, we often eat irregularly, exercise very little, work till late, sleep less, and are constantly stressed. It’s no wonder that most of us have badly maintained digestive systems, a reduced immune response and increased susceptibility to digestive problems like diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is one of the most common problems encountered during summers and if proper care is not taken, it can lead to acute dehydration and even prove fatal. Diarrhoea is in fact not a disease in itself but a symptom. It may be caused by any infection in the gastrointestinal tract transmitted through contaminated food and water or dietary factors like faulty food preferences and specific allergies or even emotional factors like stress and anxiety. The digestive system gets weakened due to dehydration in summer. This leads to low digestive power. This is further weakened by vitiation of doshas and dhatus due to high environmental temperature. Hence following diets, which increase power of digestion and strengthen the digestive system, would be beneficial to prevent and combat diarrhoea during summers. Acute Diarrhoea is characterized … Continue reading Diarrhoea in summers →
If crazy diets, protein shakes and intense gym workouts aren’t your thing, then you should definitely try out these 5 easy and effective weight loss tips. The idea of diet If you feel diet is something that is beyond your goal, then avoid going on one. Rather than going on a diet, plan on eating healthy, coupled with a proper workout or any other physical activities. It’s 9 o’clock Avoid eating anything beyond 9 p.m. specially when it comes to carbohydrates or heavy meals. On days when you are late from work, try and stick to light meal options like soups and salads. If you still feel hungry, grab a glass of low-fat milk. Spice it up Are you one of those who always look for ways to enhance the flavour of their food? Do it with the right amount of spices rather than loading your food with calorie-laden sauces and dips. Spices and chillies are known to speed up your metabolism and burn your fat. Good-bye alcohol The most essential thing that you need to do to lose weight is to give up alcohol. In case your love for alcohol is greater than your urge to follow a diet, … Continue reading 5 top weight loss tips for men →
Take Magnesium Supplements Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw vegetable juice like mint and coriander or tomato and carrot to improve magnesium intake as well as to improve your digestion. Chew Your Food Well Most of us eat food while watching TV, working on the laptop or in a hurry. So food is not chewed properly and in the process, large chunks of food are passed down which is not broken down completely. by the system. Saliva in the mouth contains a digestive enzyme which breaks down carbohydrates. So every portion of food should be enjoyed and thoroughly chewed. Since the process of digestion begins in the mouth, properly chewing of the food can help in better digestion. Also, there is better absorption of nutrients when the food is chewed well. Increase Dietary Fiber Fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber so they help in cleaning our system. Also, fiber has the ability to soften stools and provide bulk to the stool. But some people experience some discomfort like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation or flatulence on consuming dietary fiber. Such individuals can opt … Continue reading Tips to improve digestion →
It may be difficult, but it is important to learn to accept weight gain during menopause as inevitable. During menopause, weight gain is regulated by your body, and helps prepare you against osteoporosis and other illnesses. Instead of hating your new body, try to be more accepting of yourself. Focus on being healthy and active, not trying to fit into your old clothes. Here are a few tips to help you out on the way: Get junk food out Begin by cutting out the junk. Yes, your body could handle a few bars of chocolates per week, or a meal in a restaurant, now it cannot! So cut out the excess for the few weeks and see if that works for you. Indulge in fruits and vegetables. Avoid crash diets Starvation will only cause your metabolism to slow down, causing you to gain more weight later on. Consult a nutritionist who can help you to rebalance your hormone with the help of food and nutrients. This would help you to shed off excess baggage. Don’t lose large amounts of weight Being very thin can lead to an increased chance of developing osteoporosis. Control caffeine intake Limit your intake of caffeine, … Continue reading 8 simple ways to manage menopause →
Every woman wishes to have clear, blemish-free skin. However, the problem of acne may cause blemishes on the skin. Every woman wants to know how to get rid of acne. However, there is no fixed treatment or method that can help one instantly get rid of the problem. If one finds out the specific cause of their acne problem, they can treat it better. There are certain natural and home remedies that will surely help everyone manage their acne problem. The best thing about these home remedies is that while they help you manage acne they also help you in weight loss the natural way. Stay away from sugar Consuming a lot of sugar or sugar products can increase your acne problem while adding weight. Sugar can not only aggravate the problem but also trigger it. Although completely eliminating sugar from your nutritional plan is not possible, you should try to reduce the amount as much as possible. If you crave sweets after dinner, it is advisable that you opt for fruits instead of any dessert. Staying away from sugar has many benefits for the body. Avoid alcohol Avoiding alcohol can help prevent acne. It is important to either avoid … Continue reading Tips to solve acne problem →
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