The joy of pregnancy for a woman is beyond expression. However, it is not just the joy that pregnancy gives a woman that is important, there are other key factors that you need to know. You need to pay attention to the health and body concerns that pregnancy brings into your life. Here are 5 health and bodily changes caused by pregnancy. A big belly The most prominent feature of pregnancy is of course your big belly, which keeps expanding with the size of your baby. Shrinking that belly size is the most difficult task but with an effective diet plan and physical activities it can be achieved. Hair Loss Thinning of your hair is a commonly seen during pregnancy. You will notice hair loss due to unexplained reasons, but do not worry because it is only temporary. Shoe Size Swollen feet become the biggest woes of this pregnancy journey. As your body gains weight there is a lot of pressure on the feet, which tend to get swollen and often pain, Emotional Symptoms Pregnancy brings too many moods. Sometimes you are happy, and sometimes you are sad. These mood swings are commonly associated with pregnancy and can keep changing from time … Continue reading 5 things pregnancy does to your body →
This dark leafy green is extremely rich in iron, vitamins, and minerals; and are every diabetics superhero when it comes to managing blood sugar and BP levels. Diabetes management Infused with antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, spinach prevents oxidative stress-induced changes in diabetic patients. It is also known to increase insulin sensitivity and lower glucose levels. Cancer prevention Green vegetables like spinach contain chlorophyll which blocks the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines that are produced while cooking at a high temperature. Asthma prevention Consumption of spinach helps you stay away from asthma since it is an excellent source of beta-carotene which supplies you with a good amount of nutrients. Foods like apricots, carrots, pumpkin, and broccoli are also rich sources of beta-carotene. Lowering blood pressure For someone who is suffering from high blood pressure, it is recommended to include spinach in your diet. It negates the effect of sodium and helps you balance your blood pressure levels. Bone health Vitamin K is quite essential for healthy bones. It acts as a modifier of bone matrix and decreases your chance of bone fracture. Spinach is rich in Vitamin K that improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium. Promotes regularity Spinach … Continue reading 7 ways spinach helps manage diabetes and BP →
Subcutaneous fat is the fatty or adipose tissue present immediately under the layers of the skin. Subcutaneous means “under the skin.” It includes not only fatty tissues but also blood vessels, which provide the skin with oxygen, and nerves. Subcutaneous fat acts like a shock absorber, serving to cushion our skin against any trauma, and also stores energy, which the body utilizes during times of increased activity. This fat different from fat that is present deeper in the body and cushions our organs. This is referred as visceral fat. So now we know subcutaneous fat is the fat that we can find lying under the skin. An excess amount of this fat can make the skin appear tight or stretched, and result in the unwanted cellulite or a dimpled look of the skin. When subcutaneous fat is comparatively small in amount, it tends to lie loosely below the skin layers and is thus less visible. However, not all subcutaneous fat is bad. In fact, many individuals get fat injections to plump out their face and reduce the look of wrinkles. So as much as few of us may battle subcutaneous fat that contributes to cellulite, many others look for subcutaneous fat injections to maintain youthful looking faces and body parts. In order to reduce subcutaneous fat, many people choose to diet. However, since this kind of fat stores energy, it is often … Continue reading Subcutaneous, good, and bad fat →
Detox is a process, which involves flushing out of toxins that have accumulated in our body.
The next time you feel stressed, please note that you are risking an increase in cholesterol levels. Here are three ways in which stress impacts cholesterol: Stress, anger, and negative emotions impact your heart Well, your heart truly is a delicate organ. It leaps with joy when you are happy and it feels heavy as a stone when you are low. Stress, anger, and negative emotions make an impact on your heart. A Harvard medical school research states that the average risk of a heart attack increased, two hours after the outset of anger, by two to three times. Stress leads to depression In addition to anger and distress, psychologists also emphasize on feelings of depression and helplessness having a direct link with stress. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy and sad. Release of cortisol and destruction of HDL cholesterol Even when the cholesterol level is not high enough to obstruct the arteries, negative emotions make an impact. They cause the release of a biologically toxic chemical known as ‘cortisol.’ It causes a spasm in the arteries and cuts the blood flow to the heart muscle. The result is angina pain and at times … Continue reading 3 ways stress directly impacts your cholesterol levels →
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