Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them into your daily diet to help manage your diabetes better. Here are 3 reasons why methi seeds are an ideal food for diabetics. Rich in fiber Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fiber and clinical tests show that it can bring down blood glucose and cholesterol. Improved digestion Methi seeds help improve digestion while reducing phlegm. One teaspoon of methi seed powder taken twice a day before meals for a month can help reduce blood glucose levels in some diabetics. Reduction in drug dosage If you are on diabetic medication, you may be able to reduce drug dosage in about a month with the consumption of methi seeds daily. However, before restoring to the above mentioned home remedies, we advice you to consult your doctor first.
The next time you feel stressed, please note that you are risking an increase in cholesterol levels. Here are three ways in which stress impacts cholesterol: Stress, anger, and negative emotions impact your heart Well, your heart truly is a delicate organ. It leaps with joy when you are happy and it feels heavy as a stone when you are low. Stress, anger, and negative emotions make an impact on your heart. A Harvard medical school research states that the average risk of a heart attack increased, two hours after the outset of anger, by two to three times. Stress leads to depression In addition to anger and distress, psychologists also emphasize on feelings of depression and helplessness having a direct link with stress. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy and sad. Release of cortisol and destruction of HDL cholesterol Even when the cholesterol level is not high enough to obstruct the arteries, negative emotions make an impact. They cause the release of a biologically toxic chemical known as ‘cortisol.’ It causes a spasm in the arteries and cuts the blood flow to the heart muscle. The result is angina pain and at times … Continue reading 3 ways stress directly impacts your cholesterol levels →
While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control most of them can control it with proper diet intake, weight loss, vitamin supplements, and stress management. Eating your way out of high blood pressure should be your number one choice for managing it. To keep heart attacks and strokes at bay, your blood pressure should be maintained at 120/80 and not be in excess of 140/90. Are you stress sensitive? If a stress sensitive person is exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress. This constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. Here are two ways to combat stress: Chilling out matters One of the easiest ways to combat mental stress is to meditate, go on a vacation, take some time out for yoga or meditation or simply relax. Pranayama helps Pranayama or simple breathing exercises can also help you lower your blood pressure, calm a racing heart and also improve digestion. Breathing has a direct connection to emotional states and moods. If you voluntarily breathe slowly, deeply and regularly, you will prevent a rise in blood pressure. While practicing breathing, try not to … Continue reading Manage Stress To Control High Blood Pressure →
Stress could rank right at the top of all the major factors that cause or precipitate high blood pressure
Struggling with high blood pressure? Not anymore. Here are 5 best ways to control your high blood pressure and enjoy a healthy life. Lose weight Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for high blood pressure. Weight gain has serious implications and one of them is the rapid rise in your blood pressure. Bring down alcohol consumption Restrict your alcohol intake since the effect of alcohol on blood pressure is so significant that some researchers believe it accounts for most cases of hypertension. Once you abstain from drinking, controlling your blood pressure becomes a much easier task. Stay away from sugar Avoid sugar since it raises insulin levels and high blood pressure is often accompanied by high blood levels of insulin. More over high levels of insulin make weight loss a more difficult task. Therefore, controlling blood pressure may become a difficult task if you keep consuming sugar. Quit smoking It would be in your best interest if you give up smoking because tobacco directly impacts blood pressure. It increases clot formation and increases risk of precipitating a heart attack or a stroke. Restrict yourself from smoking if you wish to keep your blood pressure under control. Fish it … Continue reading 5 ways to control high blood pressure →
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