It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. However, if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face. When skin loses elasticity: Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and the around the lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age our skin becomes dryer and thinner which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. Inadequate intake of vitamin C: Consuming inadequate is a blunder. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple, and prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, and papaya. Over … Continue reading Causes of skin wrinkles →
Cholesterol is a fatty waxy substance which is present naturally in our body. It is secreted by the liver and performs important functions such as producing hormones, vitamin D, bile, etc. Cholesterol is present in two types, namely HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. While both these types are required for the healthy functioning of the human body, an excess of LDL levels can lead to health complications such as the occurrence of a stroke or heart attack. While both these types are required for the healthy functioning of the human body, an excess of LDL levels can lead to health complications such as the occurrence of a stroke or heart attack. Home Remedies For Cholesterol Control Cholesterol can be treated and managed by simple age-old home remedies, which offer effective results without any unwanted side effects. So here are five home remedies to lower high cholesterol. Coriander seeds Orange juice Onion juice Amla Oats Coriander Seeds Don’t let the size of these little seeds fool you. Coriander seeds are loaded with numerous health benefits, especially when it comes to managing high cholesterol levels. Coriander seeds are known to have hypoglycemic effects on … Continue reading 5 Simple Home Remedies For Cholesterol →
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Apart from stress levels, exercise, and other aspects of life style, your diet can profoundly influence this delicate acid-alkali balance. Eat this, not that! Acidosis can be prevented by increasing intake of alkaline based foods. Some foods leave an acidic residue thus increasing the acidity of the blood. Here is a list of foods which lead to increased acidity levels. Refined foods (sugars and maida) Most grains, (including wheat, oats, rye, barley) Oily & fried food Spicy food Coffee Some foods leave an alkaline residue. These contain higher levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. Such foods reduce the acidity and help in maintaining the alkalinity of the blood. For example, citrus fruits (like oranges, sweet lime, grape fruit) are acidic in taste, but become alkaline when digested and help restore the alkaline balance in the body. However, it is important to note that when citrus juice is canned or bottled it becomes acid-forming. Most fruits except plums are alkaline. Most vegetables are also alkaline in nature especially root vegetables like yam, beetroot, carrots, sweet-potatoes, radish etc. Thus, in order to maintain the right acid-alkali balance, our diet should contain one-fifth ( 20%) acid forming foods such as grains (like … Continue reading Importance of diet for acid-alkali balance →
Garlic, a commonly used ingredient in cooking, not only enhances the taste of food but also provides excellent health benefits.
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