Weight loss is a major concern among women. While on weight loss, women tend to ignore essential supplements that could also help them in weight loss. Popping a simple weight loss pill may not be the only solution to losing weight, however, there are certain nutritional supplements which promote weightloss. How does the weight loss pill work? They work in any of the following three mechanisms: Brings down your appetite, giving you a feeling of fullness so that you eat fewer calories. Minimizes the absorption of fat, making you take in fewer calories. Increase the fat burning, which in turn helps you burn more calories. Which supplements are good for weight loss? Garcinia Cambodia It suppresses a fat-producing enzyme in the body and increase levels of serotonin, potentially helping to reduce cravings Chromium Chromium is an essential mineral for everyone, but it’s especially important for people trying to lose weight. insulin resistance is a prevalent condition that contributes to obesity and several other metabolic problems that predispose people to diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that Chromium helps combat carbohydrate cravings thus controlling excessive hunger. This indirectly helps weight loss. … Continue reading 5 supplements that help women in weight loss →
Everyday, we are flooded with the information about cholesterol being the prime accused on the incidence of heart attack. But, why too much of it is a cause for concern and how one should keep it under check, are questions that constantly bother us. Get to know your cholesterol We all know that there are 2 types of cholesterol – good and bad. LDL is the bad, while HDL is considered to be the good cholesterol. Certain factors like sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, smoking, alcohol, diabetes, high blood pressure, under-active thyroid gland, wrong genetics, age, early menopause and over consumption of foods like red meat, sausages, cheese, pastry, cakes, most biscuits and cream cause rise in cholesterol levels. When a person follows a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits, his body is capable of handling excess cholesterol. The liver compensates for the excess cholesterol by reducing its own production and thus keeps blood levels in check. But when a person leads an unhealthy lifestyle and has no control over his diet, his body fails to handle dietary cholesterol with expertise and allows excess cholesterol to travel into the bloodstream. High cholesterol in the blood along with other factors initiates the process … Continue reading How to increase good cholesterol →
Here are 4 effective home remedies that can help prevent the effects of menopause symptoms: Soy for hot flashes & night sweats Soy has isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). Some studies have observed that soy may be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. However, other studies have found no benefit. Only food forms of soy such as tofu and soy milk are recommended. Soy in tablet or powder form is not advised. Flaxseeds oil (or powder) for hot flashes Flaxseed has omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which act as phytoestrogens. Results from studies have been mixed, but it may help symptoms in some women. It is also believed to help lower cholesterol. Mix one or two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds in a glass of water. Drink it daily for a few months or until you are satisfied with the results. Avoid whole flaxseeds because it is difficult to digest. Yoga for mood swings & sleep disruption Exercise and meditation reduce irritability, even hot flashes in some women. Yoga combines both. Exercise also helps most people sleep better. Perform yoga at least 1-2 hours a day to treat these symptoms. Cold drinks for hot flashes & night sweats Cold drinks help … Continue reading 4 simple home remedies for menopause →
There are answers for arthritis in ancient folk medicine mostly revolving around diet. New medical discoveries now prove that some foods aggravate inflammation while others alleviate it. In some cases, eliminating certain foods has known to bring about some relief. However, in most cases, arthritis may be inherited and not really connected to diet. However, food reactions are highly individual and one has to find out which food triggers the inflammation. In order to nab the villain, it would be wise to go on an elimination diet for a week. Limit your intake to a few foods such as herbal teas, vegetable soups (excluding tomatoes, capsicum, potatoes, brinjals, and green chillies) and vegetable juices made from carrots, beetroot, spinach, and coriander. If the symptoms improve, add other cereals such as jowar, bajra, pulses, and some nuts and seeds. Avoid all kinds of meats, milk, eggs, wheat, corn, citrus fruits, cheese, black pepper, mono sodium glutamate (ajinomoto), food preservatives, and refined sugar for the next two months. Then get on to all these foods one by one. Never introduce more than one type of food in less than two days’ time. If there is a recurrence of inflammation within two days … Continue reading Does diet help those with arthritis →
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