One of the worst consequences incorrect dieting can bring about is sagging skin. Most women in their twenties and thirties have enough skin elasticity and hence, they rarely face this problem. However, post fifty, a lot of women experience sagging skin after a quick weight loss programme. This can certainly be avoided by taking vitamin, mineral, and essential oil supplements such as vitamins A, B-Complex and C, GLA, and flaxseed oil. If you are under sixty, the looseness usually disappears within three months after the weight is maintained. Weight loss that is sensible and steady will hardly have such problems. Dry skin leads to the formation of wrinkles. Many women complain that after a day or two of fasting, their skin looks dry and parched. Wrinkles are likely to appear on very low-calorie diets followed for a prolonged period of time. Most women follow their own patterns of weight loss, which includes missing breakfast and lunch and eating a moderate dinner. This brings about a severe cut in the calorie consumption and also creates water loss leading to de-hydration. This in turn brings about wrinkle formation. The salt and carbohydrates you get from your regular diet, bind water in the … Continue reading Dieting disasters lead to sagging skin →
Green tea is particularly rich in polyphenols. These are active agents against cancer, heart disease. They protect the body against stress. It would be worthwhile to switch to drinking green tea instead of regular black tea as black tea loses some of its antioxidant properties due to fermentation. Chamomile Tea is herbal tea that helps bring about relaxation and promotes sound sleep. If you find that your life has been a bit hectic and you find yourself all knotted up like a bundle of nerves, you can take a cup of chamomile tea to put yourself at ease. Due to its ability to induce relaxation, it may help to reduce the effects of stress. However, some people are known to be allergic to this herb. So use it with caution. If you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea then stop using it. Chamomile tea should be best taken at bed time. About 1-2 cups in the night are sufficient to wash away the day’s stress and induce sleep. Meditation helps combat stress by allowing the mind to accumulate energy in silence. When we stop our mental chattering we can become more centered and generate a lot of positive energy. Pranayama that … Continue reading Good stress busting options →
In today’s world of rumours and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the 5 most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey too. More proteins for more muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and sometime our bodies cannot take handle that extra amount of protein. Therefore, while trying to bulk up you may be actually harming your body instead. Only fish gives you Omega-3 fats Fish is not the only source for Omega-3 fats. Foods such as canola oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, and soybean also provide you with adequate amount of Omega-3 fats that helps in shielding your heart while helping you with weight loss. White bread v.s brown bread You cannot declare a certain type of bread as healthy or unhealthy specially based on colour. It all depends upon the ingredients of the bread and the good that it does to your body. Carbs make you fat Carbs don’t make you fat. They provide you with appropriate energy to boost your metabolism and keep you energised throughout the day. It also helps you burn extra fat during your workout, so … Continue reading 5 most common nutritional myths →
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Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the beta cells, which are cells that are scattered throughout the pancreas. The insulin produced is released into the blood stream and travels throughout the body. Insulin is an important hormone that has many actions within the body. Insulin also is important in regulating the cells of the body including their growth. Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition where the natural hormone, insulin, becomes less effective at lowering blood sugars. The resulting increase in blood glucose may raise levels outside the normal range and cause adverse health effects. Certain cell types such as fat and muscle cells require insulin to absorb glucose. When these cells fail to respond adequately to circulating insulin, blood glucose levels rise. The liver helps regulate glucose levels by reducing its secretion of glucose in the presence of insulin. This normal reduction in the liver’s glucose production may not occur in people with insulin resistance. In the presence of peripheral insulin resistance, pancreatic β-cell insulin secretion increases in a compensatory fashion. Therefore, it is essential to examine β-cell function in the context of peripheral insulin sensitivity. Fasting hyperinsulinemia is present in obese PCOD women. Insulin responses to … Continue reading Insulin and PCOD – What’s the link? →
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