A very important phase in most young people’s lives is their Honeymoon and how it goes is a period of anxiety for both partners. Wanting this time to go smoothly and successfully has spelled tension to all family members involved and age old remedies are often pandered to help the young couple. References to this situation abound in Indian cinema and are often hilarious and comical but the fears are real and need to be addressed in a scientific and systematic way. Through the ages, some of the most tempting foods were considered as aphrodisiac’s. Although the actual value of such foods is frequently debated and scientific research and thought process seems to suggest that there isn’t much scientific ground for the belief in the actual “workability” of aphrodisiac foods.You can see for yourself here But human faith is a power unequal in nature. Known to have a direct impact on your sex life, aphrodisiac foods affect your hormones, brain chemistry, energy and stress levels and increase the blood flow to your genitals, making it a sure shot way to up the action in the bedroom. Some of these foods have a suggestive shape. Many have arousing aromas or a … Continue reading Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods →
If we thought that elevated levels of cholesterol were the only major risk factor in a heart disease, latest scientific research has yet another surprise in store for us. New research suggests that every person who has suffered a heart attack does not necessarily have high cholesterol. In recent years, homocysteine has started gaining prominence as a cause of heart disease. What is Homocysteine Homocysteine is an amino acid, which is harmless if it is properly metabolized by the body. However, if it isn’t, then this amino acid would build up in excessive quantities in the blood, which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Men with the highest levels of homocysteine have three times more risk of precipitating a heart attack. This is despite all other factors such as lipid profile, blood pressure, and smoking being under control. Scientific researchers generally believe that homocysteine increases the possibility of clot formation and promotes plaque formation, damaging the arteries. Causes of homocysteine There is a generic factor that determines how efficiently our body metabolizes amino acid. However, the principle problem appears to be associated with our diet. Homocysteine levels in our blood tend to build up … Continue reading Homocysteine – A threat to the heart →
PCOD usually accompanies a lot of other health disorders. Most of the people suffering from PCOD tend to develop cysts in their ovaries and cause hormonal imbalance. It is usually androgens, the male hormones that increase in number and create a problem in women’s menstrual cycles. The normal ovulation cycle also gets disturbed and ovulation gets delayed or does not happen at all. To help offset the effects of PCOD having a healthy lifestyle is important. The types of diet to follow, information on the role of carbohydrates and protein is vital. What to eat, and when to eat, types of exercise and how much exercise is to be followed. A healthier lifestyle is considered the first step to managing PCOD. This starts with a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping this mantra in mind, our health experts have shared five simple modifications that you need to incorporate in your lifestyle if you are suffering from PCOD: Drink plenty of water Drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Flavoured water will help. This way, you can incorporate it in your daily routine and stay hydrated throughout the day. Regular intake of water will … Continue reading Diet tips for PCOD →
Here are three most common culprits that cause eczema: It’s in the genes Eczema is an allergic condition passed down from generation to generation. Nevertheless, as soon as signs of eczema occur, scan your diet for the offender that triggers the allergy. People suffering from eczema might also have experienced bouts of asthma or hay fever. Common allergic foods These include eggs, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, oats, chocolates, and dairy products such as milk and cheese. So, if you are allergic to any one of these eliminate them. Other factors such as emotional stress, excessive sweating, contact with detergents, and certain chemicals triggers an allergic reaction resulting in eczema. The Omega-3 deficiency Besides heredity and food additives, a number of people are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids. There are two families of EFAs, the Omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower, safflower and corn oil, and the Omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed (Alsi seeds), seafood, walnuts and rapeseeds. Your diet should provide a balance in the proportion of 4:1 of Omega 6: Omega 3. Unfortunately, our diets contain excessive amounts of Omega 6 fats and we deprive ourselves of the essential Omega 3 fats. Urban diets tuck in ten to … Continue reading 3 main culprits of eczema →
There is hardly anyone who does not want to lose those extra kilos and get back to their desired goals. In order to reach your dream body you might need to let go off some of your favorite foods. However, not everyone can let go of that delicious double cheese burger that easily. Hence instead of preparing boring meals, try making interesting replacements. These choices will make your meals more tastier and you will have more chances to stick with your weight loss regime. At Health Total, our experts suggest interesting replacement options which aid in meal planning for weight loss. This helps make your weight loss journey interesting rather than a boring exercise. Here are some tastier changes that you can make in your daily routine: Replace your white bread with Brown bread: You can make your own sandwiches by replacing refined flour breads with whole grain breads. Tasty Oats: While having oats is important for good health, some can find it extremely boring. Try having oats in different forms like masala oats, oats dosa or oats upma. You can also decorate a simple bowl of cooked plain oats with colorful fruits. Smoothie Magic: If you hate eating your … Continue reading Lose weight the right way to be healthier and happier →
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