From among all the other factors, stress seems to be a prime culprit in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different. If you fall into the following categories you are more prone to develop hypertension. Workaholic If you are a highly work-oriented person who tends to operate under enormous pressure, you are prone to high blood pressure. Highly Aggressive Nature If you are highly aggressive, short tempered, and a person who possesses more capacity to work compared with others at your workplace, you are prone to high blood pressure. All Work, No Play If you are least interested in fun-loving activities and consider it a waste of time, you are making yourself highly vulnerable to high blood pressure. Hard Worker driving others to perform If you are not only a hard worker, but also drive people around to deliver the goods consistently, you are highly prone to high blood pressure. One Who enjoys pressure If you are a person who enjoys being under pressure, although it’s a good quality to have, it makes you vulnerable to high blood pressure. If stress-sensitive persons are exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their … Continue reading 5 types of people more prone to high blood pressure due to stress →
Dietary fiber refers to the indigestible part of plant-based foods. These parts contain substances such as cellulose, pectin, and lignin which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes. Types of dietary fiber Fiber is essential for aiding digestion, lowering high cholesterol levels, and managing weight. Also, similar to cholesterol, which is found in the body in two types, namely HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) dietary fiber can also be categorized in two types as well. They are as follows: Soluble fiber Insoluble fiber Learn More: Truth About LDL & HDL Cholesterol Soluble fiber As the names suggest, soluble fiber such as gum, pectin, and mucilage dissolves to form a gel-like substance during digestion. Soluble fiber can be easily found in a variety of foods. They are as follows: Beans Lentils Peas Citrus fruits Apples Chickpeas Barley Oats Corn Nuts Insoluble fiber On the other hand, insoluble fiber such as hemicellulose, cellulose, and ligin, does not dissolve and retains its shape during digestion. Foods high in insoluble fiber are as follows: Wheat bran & flour Cauliflower Potatoes Tomatoes Cucumbers Nuts Carrots Brown rice Flaxseeds Cholesterol lowering benefits of fiber Excess levels of cholesterol levels in the body lead … Continue reading Fiber it up for cholesterol →
There is no specific diet that can prevent or treat PCOD.
It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent, it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age, our skin becomes dryer and thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. One such blunder is an inadequate intake of vitamin C. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple & prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, papaya. Over exposure to sun is another factor that dries … Continue reading Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins? →
If you were told that bacteria can be beneficial for your health, you would probably not believe it. However, the right bacteria in the right place have several health benefits. This is where probiotics come into place. They are live microorganisms that help treat certain health problems including indigestion, allergies, tooth decay, liver diseases, and a common cold. Broken down, the word means “promoting life”. This article is about how probiotics enrich your health. Role of Probiotics They are believed to protect us in two ways. Firstly, they play a role in our digestive tract. We know that our digestive tract needs a healthy balance between the good and bad bacteria, so what gets in the way of this? It looks like our lifestyle is both the problem and the solution. Poor food choices, stress and sleep disorder can shift the balance in favor of the bad bacteria. Types of Probiotics There are different kinds of probiotics, and their health benefits are determined by the job that they do in the gut. They must be identified by their genus, species, and strain level. Here is a list of probiotics and their possible health benefits: Lactobacillus There are more than 50 … Continue reading Probiotics: 5 Quick Benefits To Enrich Your Health →
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