Severe cases of acne may require medical supervision, but in mild cases, over-the-counter pimple creams work. However, what works best is a little bit of awareness and slight modifications to your lifestyle and diet. Watch your diet What you eat reflects on your skin. There is no conclusive study to prove it. But diet influences hormones, which are responsible for acne flare-ups. So say ‘no’ too salty junk food. Salt contains iodine and too much iodine is known to trigger acne. Snacking on chips, fries, namkeens, and farsans are free invitations to pimples. Instead, consume fresh fruits, salads, fiber-rich food and raw vegetables. As an added incentive you will not be burdened with calories either. Sometimes just eliminating dairy products may also help control acne. Most dairy products are rich in saturated fats, which intensify acne. After the acne clears up, try reintroducing dairy products and see if acne returns. Clean your insides Undergo a blood, liver and colon cleansing routine. When too many toxins build up in the body, they get discharged through the skin. In fact, most skin disorders are a result of stress, hormonal imbalances and too many toxins in the body. Have lots of water (around a liter) on … Continue reading 6 best ways to manage acne →
Pregnancy is one of the most important phases of every women’s life. You would have taken very good care to ensure that you get the right food with right nutrients while you were pregnant. You would have taken on a lot of baby weight during your pregnancy. After your child’s delivery, it is time for you to regain your old body and lose the excess baby weight that you’ve gained during pregnancy. Although, losing weight after pregnancy isn’t easy, it is crucial to lose those kilos before its too late. Once too much weight is accumulated, the route to weight loss becomes more complex. One of the proven ways of healthy weight loss after pregnancy is to eat a lot of super foods, which are rich in nutrients and minerals. Here is a list of foods to help Weight Loss post pregnancy: Chia seeds Fish Curd Beans Eggs Chicken Apple Cider Vinegar Dried Nuts Fruits Black Pepper Coconut oil Cruciferous vegetables Leafy Greens Lemons Ginger Chia Seeds They have moderate calories and are high in omega 3 fatty acids. Their high fiber diet makes them a great addition to any weight loss diet Fish It is an excellent source … Continue reading Superfoods for weight loss post pregnancy →
Mr. Shah was a happy man for most of him life. He loved his wife and children and truly enjoyed his work. He was reasonably healthy and relished each day of his life. Then a tragedy struck, which produced such stress in his life that he was unable to cope with the stress. Within six months he died of a heart attack. He was fifty-two. Why is your cholesterol high? There is no doubt in my mind that along with cigarette smoking, high blood pressure elevated cholesterol levels and a sedentary life style, stress is also a major risk factor leading to heart – disease. But it is difficult to quantify stress. What may be stressful to you may not be stressful to another person. Apart from work related stress anger is another emotion that can affect your heart. A Harvard Medical School study researched that the average risk of heart attack was increased, two hours after the onset of the anger by 2-3 time. Psychologists now in addition to anger and stress, emphasize the importance of depression and a general feeling of hopelessness. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy as compared to when … Continue reading Emotions – and Cholesterol →
Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood and is based on the HDL, LDL, and triglycerides number. Total cholesterol: less than 200 mg/dL. LDL Cholesterol LDL cholesterol makes up the majority of the body’s cholesterol. LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol because having high levels can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries and result in heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol HDL cholesterol absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver, which flushes it from the body. HDL is known as good cholesterol because having high levels can reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. HDL cholesterol scavenges and removes LDL or bad cholesterol HDL reduces, reuses, and recycles LDL cholesterol by transporting it to the liver where it can be reprocessed. HDL cholesterol acts as a maintenance crew for the inner walls (endothelium) of blood vessels. Damage to the inner walls is the first step in the process of atherosclerosis, which causes heart attacks and strokes. HDL scrubs the wall clean and keeps it healthy. HDL cholesterol levels greater than 60 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Triglycerides Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood that your body … Continue reading Components of cholesterol →
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