Nutrition is an effective way to work your way through arthritis. Here’s a list of foods that you can eat and those that you can avoid: What to eat: Turn vegetarian Adopting vegetarianism is good but have lots of fish (steamed, poached or in a curry), if possible. Fish oils contain anti-inflammatory agents. According to a study by Dr Joel Kremmer, MD, Associate professor of medicine, Albany Medical College, NY, moderate amounts of fish benefit arthritic patients by easing the pain to some extent. He found that fish oils suppressed the production of leukotriene B-4, an inflammatory substance that aggravates arthritic symptoms. Have ginger daily Try a little ginger every day. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. This anti-inflammatory agent says Dr Krishna C. Srivastava, an internationally acclaimed medical researcher in spices from Odense University, Denmark, might help you soothe the pain. He recommends 5gm of ginger to be taken thrice a day. It can be incorporated in cooking or its juice can be mixed with water and taken thrice a day. A low sodium diet helps It counteracts water retention in tissues, which can aggravate the swelling that accompanies arthritis. Fruits and veggies Incorporate fresh … Continue reading What to eat and avoid during arthritis →
This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Testing For Acidosis Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. They are as follows: Body ache Headache Strong acid perspiration Foul smelling stools Hard stools Diarrhoea Sunken eyes Water retention Insomnia Also, if your teeth get sensitive to sour food or if you get small bumps on the roof of your mouth, if you suffer from bad breath, or experience difficulty in swallowing, it’s time to take a look at your diet. Moreover, it’s time to approach a health expert … Continue reading What is Acidosis? →
Although Cholesterol is important, it could be harmful if we have more of the bad type i.e. LDL and less of the good type i.e. HDL which helps clean the LDL thus keeping the arteries clean. Bad cholesterol All of us have LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol in our blood streams. LDL cholesterol is lower in protein density and carries more fatty acids and is more prone to oxidation. It delivers cholesterol to the tissues. If you do not consume sufficient antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E, Selenium, it can get oxidized very fast and that is when the problem begins. Good cholesterol HDL cholesterol on the other hand is higher in protein density and carries less fatty acids. It picks up excess cholesterol left by LDL and brings it back to the liver or to the tissue that needs it. Hence, it is called good cholesterol. Between these two types of cholesterol, LDL carries more oxygen and fatty acids and it is more prone to oxidation and produces cell damaging free radicals. Therefore, when you have an undesirable cholesterol ratio i.e. more LDL and less HDL you need to improve it by correcting your diet. Food & Cholesterol Food … Continue reading How to use food to improve cholesterol readings? →
Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against free radical activity & prevent cellular damage to the cells. Drink a lot of water In order to keep your skin hydrated you must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. This helps to flush away toxins and discourages formation of wrinkles. Clean your skin Practice skin-cleansing routine regularly. For instance, to clean large pores effectively, you could rub a mashed tomato over your face. It is rich in enzymes, which go deep into the pores, & cleans out dirt & excess oil. B-Vitamins are the way forward The B-vitamins along with the mineral zinc help in maintaining a healthy skin texture. You can take a supplement containing them regularly. Eat low-fat curd If you have a dry skin, try eating a bowl of low fat curd for Breakfast along with 6-8 almonds. Further, prepare a mixture of crushed grapes and honey. Make a paste … Continue reading 9 tips to prevent premature wrinkles →
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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