Today, diet sodas seemed to have scored a permanent place on our grocery list. However, your favourite soda may be causing more harm than good, to your body. Healthy juices and soups have been replaced by this sugary syrup. Its consumption has just been increasing with every passing day. However, your diet soda is only pleasing for your taste buds and not for your health. Listed below are the 5 healthy reasons to avoid diet soda: Healthy Teeth The acidic content of diet soda causes dental erosion and further leads to cavity. Eliminating this sugary liquid from your diet, can give you cavity-free molars and longer dental life. Weight Loss Diet soda contains a very high amount of sugar, which increases your calorie intake and leads to excess weight gain. The foremost thing that you should do to lose weight is give up on diet soda completely. Away from Diabetes Consuming diet soda on a daily basis only takes you closer to diabetes. Your metabolic rate is on a rapid increase and your glucose levels are constantly high. Healthy Bones It is often seen that people who consume diet soda regularly have low bone density. The amount of calcium from … Continue reading 5 healthy reasons to avoid diet sodas →
The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high Blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and decrease in physical activity. Effective tips to manage type 2 diabetes Eat low glycemic foods such as oats, barley, bran, jowar, whole pulses, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Avoid sugar and foods containing sugar such as chocolates, desserts, sweets, soft drinks, white flour, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, rice, high sugar foods. Don’t drink fruit juices as they contain too much sugar (more than what a type 2 diabetic can handle). Reduce intake of saturated fats and hydrogenated fats as it increases insulin resistance. Fish oils have shown to improve insulin resistance. So eat fish 3 times a week or take fish oils supplements. Increase fiber in your diet by increasing your intake of green vegetables and whole grains. Walk for 30-40 minutes every day. We are not alone in our concern that type II diabetes is a growing national crisis. There are too many lives at stake and you have nothing to lose by … Continue reading Managing type 2 diabetes →
There is no specific diet that can prevent or treat PCOD.
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 →
We humans have very little control over the problems that surround us. However, we can definitely rev up our machinery to tackle these problems better. We cannot re-locate to the Himalayas to get away from these toxins but we can definitely detoxify our body. The most effective way to clean your body of all those unwanted toxins is to detoxify your system. Detoxification helps in deep cleansing and aids in effective weight loss. Here are 4 simple ways to detoxify your body and enjoy a healthy future: Foods that Detox Your Body Massaging the body Exercise helps in detox De-stress and remove negative emotions Foods that Detox Your Body Foods are one of the best ways to detoxify your body in order to help you lose weight, boost energy, and gain health. There are a lot of commonly available foods that can help to detoxify the liver. a) Chlorophyll Rich Foods b) Cleansing Foods & Herbs a) Chlorophyll Rich Foods: Cholera, Spirulina & Wheatgrass Chlorella is a round shaped, single cell organism which is extremely rich in chlorophyll. They have a strong green colored pigment which reflects the fact that they are loaded with chlorophyll. It has many vitamins and … Continue reading 4 Simple Ways To Detoxify Your Body With Foods, Drinks, & Vegetables →
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