High blood pressure could be life threatening. There are various factors that could help you lower your blood pressure. These include eating a healthy diet, proper physical activities, a control in your sodium intake and maintaining a proper weight. Listed below are 3 top supplements that can help you lower your blood pressure level: Potassium Introduce potassium to your diet and watch your blood pressure come down. A lack of it can lead to increased sodium retention, calcium loss and raise blood pressure. Potassium helps normalize blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and helping the body get rid of the excess water and salt. Sources of potassium include : Banana Papaya Watermelon Muskmelon Peaches Potatoes Tomatoes Oranges Spinach Skimmed milk Soybeans Almonds Whole grains Pulses Vegetable juices Eating fix to six servings of these foods would ensure a sufficient supply of potassium. However, patients suffering from hypertension along with poor kidneys need to control their potassium intake. An excess amount of potassium can prove to be toxic due to improper kidney function. Therefore, a physician’s advice must be sought. Calcium The calcium to phosphorus ratio has a bearing on blood pressure. Around 2:1 is the ideal ratio. When you … Continue reading 3 top supplements that lower blood pressure →
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 →
Constipation can be very inconvenient and quite a hindrance to our daily routine. However, there are a number of yummy foods that can give you quick relief from that annoying constipation. Here’s what you should do if you suffer from constipation. Coconut water Coconut water is a good home remedy for treating constipation. Regular consumption of coconut water is very beneficial owing to the fact that around 25% of carbohydrates found in coconut water are made of dietary fiber. Bananas Bananas soften stools and prevent constipation. Bananas being rich in pectin, holds water and provides bulk to the stools. Moreover, it also helps improve intestinal flora. Apricots Also known as Zardalu, these are highly alkaline in nature. They act as a gentle laxative and are known to be effective in the treatment of constipation. They have high in soluble fiber, which has bulk forming properties. Soluble fiber absorbs and retains water, stimulating peristalsis. Eating about 6-8 Apricots a day could be beneficial. Bael fruit Siri phal or Bael fruit is valued in India for its laxative properties. You can take around 50 gm of its pulp on a regular basis to fight constipation. It helps clean up the intestines and improves bowel … Continue reading Best tips to manage constipation naturally →
Nutrition plays a vital role in making our immune system stronger. Moreover, certain foods help us fight flu effectively. Nutrition may not be able to eliminate the chances of contracting the flu, but it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu’s symptoms. Eat Healthy Live Healthy! There is no doubt that healthy eating habits lead to healthy lifestyles with increased immunity to fight various illness and infections. However, there still would be some diseases and infections, which would keep striking us, once in a while, regardless of how well we plan our meal options. Common cold and flu are perhaps one of those diseases. Recently, scientists have unraveled the complex mechanism of the immune system and its dependence on diet. Nothing makes as much difference to your health as a well-functioning immune system. If you have a good immunity, you can prevent anything from common cold to viral infection, stomach disorders chronic fatigue to even deadly cancer. Foods contain antioxidants, which stimulate immune functioning and increase your resistance to infections. Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection caused by a variety of flu viruses with symptoms like fatigue, fever … Continue reading 10 foods to fight flu through a stronger immune system →
Festivals are loaded with joy and fun. However, they have a tendency of disturbing your diet schedules. Don’t have to worry. Here are few tips to enjoy the festivities without gaining much weight. Low Fat, Low Sugar Products Make use of ingredients such as low fat milk, low sugar products, and other dairy products to make sweets and snacks. They help control the excess weight gain. Natural Nutrients Festivals are full of fresh fruits and yoghurt. Load up your plates to get your daily share of vitamins. This helps detoxify your body while also helping you is losing the extra weight. Good Breakfast Women tend to get busier as each day progresses. Take care of festival days especially by including a nutrient-rich heavy breakfast. This keeps you energetic and active all through the day. Less Oil Cook your food using limited quantity of oil. When you eat oily foods occasionally, you tend to consume more than what you normally consume. Hence, eat less even when you eat oily foods occasionally. This helps reduce the chances of taking in excess fat into your body. Drink Water When it is snack time during festivals, drink a glass of water for sure. A … Continue reading 5 tips to stay slim during a festival →
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