In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. We have brought about this health issue upon ourselves owing to modern lifestyle. Modernization has given us refined foods such as sugar, maida, refined oils, eating out frequently, inactivity, stress, overeating, smoking, excess alcohol intake, irregular eating and sleeping patterns. All this leads to a whole lot of degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma. Although some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control, most of them can control it with diet, weight loss, correct intake of vitamin supplements and proper stress management. Your blood pressure is a major reflection of your heart health. There are three major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage, or a heart attack. Therefore, keeping BP normal is unquestionably important. Research shows that foods are laden with blood pressure boosting or reducing compounds. If you are overweight, begin a gradual weight loss program. As you begin to shed off pounds you will lower your blood pressure. If you are stress out, set some of your time aside for yoga and meditation. Along with this, you need to follow a nutritious diet and supplement … Continue reading High Blood Pressure and lifestyle →
Do you wish for the perfect glowing skin? Look around you may be surrounded with things that may help you attain a glowing skin. There are a number of things in our kitchen that can be used for getting the perfect glow. Home remedies for glowing skin are not only effective but safe too. The best thing about using home remedies for getting a glowing skin is you don’t have to invest in expensive products. Cleansing For the perfect glow on your face, it is important to clean your skin regularly. Cleansing removes the dirt that has settled on the skin. You can use a good face wash or cleanser for cleaning. There are also various home remedies for cleaning the face to obtain a glowing skin. You can use cold water or rose water to do so. Simply dip a cotton ball in rose water or cold water and clean your face and neck with it. This is one of the most effective home remedies for glowing skin and one of the best skin care tips. Breathing It is important to open up the pores of your skin so that it can breathe. This makes way for proper nourishment. … Continue reading Home remedies for glowing skin →
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 food items, 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 your diet can help lower high cholesterol levels, and protect you from these health problems. Get fishy! The high … Continue reading Cholesterol and diet; what’s the connection? →
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Biochemists refer to fat as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats. Visceral fat Excess body fat is more than just a cosmetic problem. It’s a health problem, which you should not ignore. Your waist circumference helps our experts predict the presence of VISCERAL fat in your body. Visceral fat surrounds your liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is metabolically active and dangerous for your health. Presence of this fat is the most vital indication that you need to lose weight. Why is visceral fat bad? Well, that is because it releases harmful chemicals, which could lead to any/all of the following lifestyle problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Knee pain Acne Hair loss Type 2 diabetes PCOD Skin infection Breathing difficulty Infertility Sleep disturbance Certain cancers Gastro intestinal problems Low immunity Subcutaneous fat Subcutaneous fat is fat that is found directly under the skin. It’s the fat that’s measured using skin-fold calipers to estimate our total body … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Fat →
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