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The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease. Acidosis This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. Bodyache, headaches, strong acid perspiration, foul smelling stools, hard stools, alternating with diarrhoea, sunken eyes, water retention, insomnia are … Continue reading Acidity and your body →
Today, most of us realize too much cholesterol is not good for us. Increased blood cholesterol eventually leads to blockage in the blood vessels of heart and brain. If left undetected and untreated, it will finally lead to heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, most of us do not know how much of cholesterol is enough and when to pull the strings on our diet. Food & Cholesterol There are a number of foods in your everyday diet that can alter the fate of your cholesterol. A number of cardiovascular tragedies could be averted and lakhs of rupees could be put to better use. Today, nutritionists believe that one of the fastest and the most economic way to bring down cholesterol is a right diet. Eliminating a few foods and increasing a few others can actually help minimize chances of a heart attack. This exciting new theory promises to bring a complete turnaround in our once clogged arteries. It would just be perfect if we have a handy guide to the amount of cholesterol we consume and a guideline for selecting low cholesterol foods over high cholesterol ones. Oat bran for oodles of heart health. This old fashioned food can do … Continue reading How Much Dietary Cholesterol is too much! →
No matter how desperately you want to lose weight, it is advisable to never skip your breakfast. Always remember to start a fresh day with a healthy meal including portions of most kinds of vitamins and nutrients. Additionally, there are some studies which prove that individuals who eat breakfast perform better in work and keep in good mood all through the day. “Just eat one of these in your morning meals and burn calories all through the day” Our health experts believe that after a deep sleep and fasting of about 7-8 hours, the body needs something wholesome to eat. This first meal of the day should not only fuel your body with important vitamins and nutrients for the entire day but also kick start your metabolism thus helping easy weight loss. Weight Loss Foods For those who want to keep their kilos in check, make sure to add certain kinds of foods which help you keep full thus avoiding any chance of frequent binge eating. Below mentioned are some easily available foods to include in your breakfast regularly: Barley This nutrient-rich, whole grain is extremely low in glycemic index. Although very few people are aware of its … Continue reading 4 Quick Weight loss Foods to Include in your Breakfast →
If you are at the risk of inheriting diabetes, then here are 8 simple rules that you should definitely follow, if you wish to ward off the deadly disease. Avoid high glycemic index foods Avoid maida, sugar, fruit juices, white rice, pasta, noodles, and chocolates. They foods contain GI (glycemic index) that can increase your sugar levels and make you susceptible to Diabetes at an early age. Make the food transition Switch to brown rice, whole wheat bread, and chapatis made from jowar, bajra, and whole wheat. Go for everything that is natural. Refrain from indulging in anything that contains artificial elements or substitutes. Fruits and vegetable juices Eat whole fruits and drink vegetable juices. You may also switch to soya milk or drink low-fat cow’s milk and curd to serve your body with a regular supply of calcium. These options help you keep healthy and away from diabetes. Raw is right Increase your intake of both raw and cooked vegetables. Non-vegetarians can eat eggs, fish, and chicken for proper protein intake. It is mandatory to maintain the level of protein in your body since it keeps you strong and helps you fight diabetes in a better way. Don’t have … Continue reading 8 rules to follow if you’re genetically prone to diabetes →
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