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 →
This dark leafy green is extremely rich in iron, vitamins, and minerals; and are every diabetics superhero when it comes to managing blood sugar and BP levels. Diabetes management Infused with antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, spinach prevents oxidative stress-induced changes in diabetic patients. It is also known to increase insulin sensitivity and lower glucose levels. Cancer prevention Green vegetables like spinach contain chlorophyll which blocks the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines that are produced while cooking at a high temperature. Asthma prevention Consumption of spinach helps you stay away from asthma since it is an excellent source of beta-carotene which supplies you with a good amount of nutrients. Foods like apricots, carrots, pumpkin, and broccoli are also rich sources of beta-carotene. Lowering blood pressure For someone who is suffering from high blood pressure, it is recommended to include spinach in your diet. It negates the effect of sodium and helps you balance your blood pressure levels. Bone health Vitamin K is quite essential for healthy bones. It acts as a modifier of bone matrix and decreases your chance of bone fracture. Spinach is rich in Vitamin K that improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium. Promotes regularity Spinach … Continue reading 7 ways spinach helps manage diabetes and BP →
People who suffer from PCOD should pay special attention to the food that they eat since it can bring about a great deal of change in one’s health. Here are 4 types of foods suggested by the health experts at Health Total that you need to avoid if you are suffering from PCOD/PCOS: Speak to our Nutritionist for actionable advice on health foods and PCOD by filling this form. High GI (Glycaemic Index) foods Foods that have a high GI result in a quick rise in blood sugar levels. High GI foods that you need to avoid include white rice, mashed potatoes, rice cakes, muffins, and cakes. Dairy Milk leads to a rise in testosterone levels. It contains a protein that limits normal testosterone processing in the body. With testosterone not being managed, testosterone levels just keep rising. As testosterone levels are already prone to being high in PCOD, dairy just makes the problem worse. Soy products It is found that soy has been implicated in delayed ovulation. Thus avoid soy products especially to those women that are trying to conceive. Bad fats Cut down on red meat and get rid of the dairy. Also, avoid those processed, fatty foods. Though … Continue reading 4 foods to avoid during PCOD →
A very important phase in most young people’s lives is their Honeymoon and how it goes is a period of anxiety for both partners. Wanting this time to go smoothly and successfully has spelled tension to all family members involved and age old remedies are often pandered to help the young couple. References to this situation abound in Indian cinema and are often hilarious and comical but the fears are real and need to be addressed in a scientific and systematic way. Through the ages, some of the most tempting foods were considered as aphrodisiac’s. Although the actual value of such foods is frequently debated and scientific research and thought process seems to suggest that there isn’t much scientific ground for the belief in the actual “workability” of aphrodisiac foods.You can see for yourself here But human faith is a power unequal in nature. Known to have a direct impact on your sex life, aphrodisiac foods affect your hormones, brain chemistry, energy and stress levels and increase the blood flow to your genitals, making it a sure shot way to up the action in the bedroom. Some of these foods have a suggestive shape. Many have arousing aromas or a … Continue reading Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods →
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