If you are at the risk of inheriting diabetes, then here are 8 simple rules that you should definitely follow, if you wish to ward off the deadly disease. Avoid high glycemic index foods Avoid maida, sugar, fruit juices, white rice, pasta, noodles, and chocolates. They foods contain GI (glycemic index) that can increase your sugar levels and make you susceptible to Diabetes at an early age. Make the food transition Switch to brown rice, whole wheat bread, and chapatis made from jowar, bajra, and whole wheat. Go for everything that is natural. Refrain from indulging in anything that contains artificial elements or substitutes. Fruits and vegetable juices Eat whole fruits and drink vegetable juices. You may also switch to soya milk or drink low-fat cow’s milk and curd to serve your body with a regular supply of calcium. These options help you keep healthy and away from diabetes. Raw is right Increase your intake of both raw and cooked vegetables. Non-vegetarians can eat eggs, fish, and chicken for proper protein intake. It is mandatory to maintain the level of protein in your body since it keeps you strong and helps you fight diabetes in a better way. Don’t have … Continue reading 8 rules to follow if you’re genetically prone to diabetes →
Owing to our unhealthy lifestyles, we tend to eat food more for its entertainment value rather than its nutrient value. In fact, the distance between food on the table and natural food is increasing by the minute. We need to keep in mind that food devoid of fiber tends to create more hunger, forcing us to consume larger quantities of refined food. Causes of Weight Gain Moreover, fiber-stripped food gets easily converted into fat owing to its lack of bulk. All this simply leads to weight gain, which is the precursor to most degenerative diseases. Therefore, if diagnosed with diabetes, disciplining our body becomes the biggest priority. Planning our meals and working on a regular exercise regime will help us manage healthy blood sugar levels. Being overweight is a condition that cannot be left unattended while managing diabetes. Losing weight can play a big part in managing diabetes. It will help our body use insulin better. Lose weight & Manage your Diabetes! Excess weight is one of the major reasons for getting diabetes. Therefore, do not ignore excess weight, get rid of it. Health Total has helped many clients manage type II diabetes successfully. We, through our team of doctors … Continue reading Excess weight and diabetes →
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 →
Human heart is always busy working to protect us. Hence, ensuring its optimal functioning is of utmost importance. Here are 11 simple tips to strengthen your heart health. Whole grain cereals are vital Include whole grain cereals such as whole wheat, brown rice, jowar, bajra, and nachni in your diet, since they are good for your heart. Drink a glass of ‘green juice’ regularly It could be wheatgrass, mint or coriander juice but drinking one of these daily helps detoxify your body, aids in weight loss, and makes your heart healthier. According to Chinese medicine, green juices are highly beneficial to the liver. The liver is the main organ involved in metabolism of fats. A toxin-free liver is your passport to better heart health. Apart from being heart friendly, green juices enrich the blood, treat anemia, eliminate bad breadth and body odour, remove drug deposits, counteract toxins, and thin and purify the blood. Your diet should contain 1/4th vegetables At least 25% of your diet should comprise of vegetables other than potatoes. Vegetables are rich in soluble fiber and help lower blood cholesterol. Fruits are helpful Eat at least 2-3 fruits daily. Fruits contain vital nutrients and antioxidants that not only … Continue reading 11 tips to strengthen your heart health →
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