PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterized by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with PCOD have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and vitamins into your diet. However, the vitamin requirements of each woman suffering from PCOD may vary. It depends on one’s body type, medical background, genetic factors, and lifestyle. Based on these, our health experts at Health Total will give you a personalized food plan and treatment that not only works on your health disorder but also restores a balance in your body. If you suffer from PCOD, then here are 4 vitamins that our health experts recommend for you. Vitamin D Since it is often seen that vitamin D deficiency also affects women with PCOD, a regular supply of this vitamin helps decrease insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOD. Inositol Also known as vitamin B8, inositol improves the symptoms of PCOD and improves your ovulatory functions. Folic Acid Also known as Vitamin B9, folic acid is usually given with inositol to cure PCOD. When combined together, both … Continue reading 4 vitamins that help you fight PCOD →
One of the easiest ways to fight cholesterol is to increase the intake of soluble fiber. This can be found in abundance in plant foods, especially fresh, raw and unpeeled fruits and vegetables. Soggy, overcooked vegetables lose a lot of their fiber value. Fiberous foods Researchers consider pectin (found in apples) to be the best known form of soluble fiber. Hence, apples are extremely potent in fighting cholesterol. Apart from their cholesterol lowering properties, apples are excellent for heart health as they have practically no fat and are very low in sodium. Some fiber rich foods you should definatley include into your diet are as follows: Unrefined grains such as dahlia (broken wheat), whole-wheat flour, wheat puffs, brown rice, jowar and bajra. Whole dals like channa, rajma, chowli, beans, and black dal. Wheat bran which happens to be one of the highest known fiber foods. It’s fiber content is about 50%. A diet rich in fiber lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and keeps heart attacks and strokes at bay. Moreover, it has a powerful impact on the body’s metabolism of sugar and fats. A regular intake of 40-45 gm fiber a day is recommended to prevent heart disease. Fiber-rich foods are one of … Continue reading How fiber curbs cholesterol →
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We humans have very little control over the problems that surround us. However, we can definitely rev up our machinery to tackle these problems better. We cannot re-locate to the Himalayas to get away from these toxins but we can definitely detoxify our body. The most effective way to clean your body of all those unwanted toxins is to detoxify your system. Detoxification helps in deep cleansing and aids in effective weight loss. Here are 4 simple ways to detoxify your body and enjoy a healthy future: Foods that Detox Your Body Massaging the body Exercise helps in detox De-stress and remove negative emotions Foods that Detox Your Body Foods are one of the best ways to detoxify your body in order to help you lose weight, boost energy, and gain health. There are a lot of commonly available foods that can help to detoxify the liver. a) Chlorophyll Rich Foods b) Cleansing Foods & Herbs a) Chlorophyll Rich Foods: Cholera, Spirulina & Wheatgrass Chlorella is a round shaped, single cell organism which is extremely rich in chlorophyll. They have a strong green colored pigment which reflects the fact that they are loaded with chlorophyll. It has many vitamins and … Continue reading 4 Simple Ways To Detoxify Your Body With Foods, Drinks, & Vegetables →
If crazy diets, protein shakes and intense gym workouts aren’t your thing, then you should definitely try out these 5 easy and effective weight loss tips. The idea of diet If you feel diet is something that is beyond your goal, then avoid going on one. Rather than going on a diet, plan on eating healthy, coupled with a proper workout or any other physical activities. It’s 9 o’clock Avoid eating anything beyond 9 p.m. specially when it comes to carbohydrates or heavy meals. On days when you are late from work, try and stick to light meal options like soups and salads. If you still feel hungry, grab a glass of low-fat milk. Spice it up Are you one of those who always look for ways to enhance the flavour of their food? Do it with the right amount of spices rather than loading your food with calorie-laden sauces and dips. Spices and chillies are known to speed up your metabolism and burn your fat. Good-bye alcohol The most essential thing that you need to do to lose weight is to give up alcohol. In case your love for alcohol is greater than your urge to follow a diet, … Continue reading 5 top weight loss tips for men →
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