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? →
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 →
Certain signs of Acidity can be extremely tedious to bear. When the gastric glands of the stomach produce extra acid than the usual amount, it leads to acid reflux. Here are some signs that could point towards the fact that you could be suffering from acidity. Burning throat This is the first and one of the most common symptoms of acidity that you will experience. The moment you feel the burn in your throat, it’s better to take precautions and keep yourself away from acidity. Sour Taste When the stomach acid rises back to your throat, it leaves behind sour taste. The taste is unpleasant and it is a clear sign of acidity. You may also experience a burning sensation after this. Frequent Regurgitation One of the common occurrences during acidity, regurgitation is the backlash of food particles or liquid or bile moving up your throat. Chest Burn Due to the extra heat produced during acidity, the chest starts to feel a burning sensation. At times, this sensation might be severe and could make it unbearable for you. Vomiting Acidity at times also leads to vomiting. In cases where the body is unable to hold the food back or the … Continue reading Top 5 signs that indicate Acidity →
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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