High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables, and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy foods, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol. Junk food is high in unhealthy trans and saturated fats which lead to a build-up of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is found in two types, namely LDL (low-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ and HDL (high-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘good cholesterol’. High levels of LDL have a see-saw effect on the total cholesterol in the body. As LDL (bad cholesterol) levels rise they lower HDL (good cholesterol). Excess amounts of cholesterol in our system lead to the cholesterol being deposited into the arteries, where it can form into plaque and lead to the following health problems: Severe heart pain Heart attack Stroke Blood clotting But the good news is that adding certain cholesterol-friendly foods, such as fish and chickpeas to our diet can help lower high cholesterol levels, and protect us from these health problems. Get fishy! The high levels … Continue reading Fish & chickpeas for cholesterol →
Turmeric is a quintessential ingredient in every Indian kitchen. Apart from adding flavor to food, this spice provides numerous health benefits, including weight loss. In fact, it is the primary and commonly added spice in most Indian dishes. A pinch of this yellow-colored spice, not only enhances the taste of the food but also brings a rich color to the preparation. Besides, turmeric paste, when applied to the affected skin area, offers a medicinal remedy and helps heal it naturally. Regular intake of turmeric has a lot of peculiar health benefits. Turmeric helps us lose weight naturally while providing us with numerous benefits. Helps Prevents Cancer Turmeric comprises active compounds that prevent the formation of prostate cancer or curb the growth of existent cancer cells. Another significant advantage of eating turmeric is that it helps reduce T-cell leukemia, colon carcinomas, and breast carcinomas. So, in addition to weight loss, you get a lot more benefits from turmeric. Relief from Arthritis If you are suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, then regular consumption of turmeric will help to heal the condition. Include turmeric in your daily food plan to get relief from joint pains as well as inflammation. This health benefit … Continue reading The powerful health benefits of tumeric →
Tomato is an excellent and readily available health choice. Have it as a fruit/salad
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 →
One of the most significant aspect of weight loss is keeping an optimistic attitude throughout your journey. In order to shed kilos and stay slim permanently, you must follow a healthier lifestyle every day. Losing a good amount of weight is very much possible, however, one must try to eat lesser calories and burn more. You don’t have to mindlessly count calories, just keep track of a healthy and low calorie meal plan. At Health Total, our doctors follow a unique 4-step process of Detoxification, Rejuvenation, Balance and Maintenance. Also, in case you are fortunate to lose weight and reach your goals, it can be sometimes challenging to stay slim for life. However, below mentioned are some easy ways to lose weight and keep it off for a long time. Stick to your changes: It took real effort to make those healthy changes which helped you lose weight, hence its best to stick with most of them. High Protein, Low Calorie: Eating a low calorie but high fiber diet like salad, steamed vegetables, helps in keeping your digestive system smooth. Adding protein in every meal increases a feeling of fullness in your stomach. This helps in avoiding mindless overeating habits. … Continue reading How to lose weight and keep it off for life →
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