Cholesterol is a fatty waxy substance which is present naturally in our body. It is secreted by the liver and performs important functions such as producing hormones, vitamin D, bile, etc. Cholesterol is present in two types, namely HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. While both these types are required for the healthy functioning of the human body, an excess of LDL levels can lead to health complications such as the occurrence of a stroke or heart attack. While both these types are required for the healthy functioning of the human body, an excess of LDL levels can lead to health complications such as the occurrence of a stroke or heart attack. Home Remedies For Cholesterol Control Cholesterol can be treated and managed by simple age-old home remedies, which offer effective results without any unwanted side effects. So here are five home remedies to lower high cholesterol. Coriander seeds Orange juice Onion juice Amla Oats Coriander Seeds Don’t let the size of these little seeds fool you. Coriander seeds are loaded with numerous health benefits, especially when it comes to managing high cholesterol levels. Coriander seeds are known to have hypoglycemic effects on … Continue reading 5 Simple Home Remedies For Cholesterol →
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Hair, refers to the thin structures, that grow out of the skin, particularly in a mass on the head. Our hair is important to our appearance, and an outward expression of our personal style. However, due to unhealthy eating habits, stressful lifestyles, dirt and pollution, it often gets dull, damaged and prone to breakage, owing to hair loss. But have no fear, food is the answer! Here are 13 foods that help fight against hair loss. Oats They are rich in fiber and Omega 6 fatty acids which simulate hair growth giving you thick locks. Strawberries They raise levels of silica, a vital mineral for healthy growth. Walnuts They strengthen hair cuticles and nourish the scalp. Salmon They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins, which treat dryness and prevent excessive loss. Sunflower seeds They contain hair loss preventive minerals such as selenium, biotin, and calcium. Yellow capsicum Rich in vitamin C, it strengthens hair shafts and follicles, preventing hair breakage. Chicken & eggs They are excellent sources of protein, and also worthy hair strengthening agents. Oysters Rich in zinc, this food helps treat poor scalp conditions. Avocados Topically applied, it helps stimulate collagen and elastin production. Spinach … Continue reading 13 foods that fight hair loss →
I must thank you for your overwhelming response to my article Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol. It gives me immense happiness to know that most of you have benefited greatly after following the diets given. It would take you 3-4 months of correct eating to completely bring your blood fats under the normal range. You have now completed a month of following a cholesterol lowering food-plan. The cholesterol battle In the metro’s we are all living in the cholesterol age. People are generally over stressed and under nourished. Under nourished not because of lack of food, but due to lack of good quality food. Natural foods are being replaced by canned foods, packaged soups canned juices, canned spices and pre-prepared masala pastes. Do remember that the longer it takes for any food to reach from the farm to your table the lower will be its nutrient content. Canned and processed foods have made life more easy and comfortable but at the cost of providing its very basic function – optimum nutrients. Processed, refined and canned food not only deprive your body of essential immune boosting nutrients, but also are the main cause of obesity, constipation, heart disease and cancer. Poor nutrition … Continue reading Controlling Cholesterol – Part III →
Remember that type II Diabetes is a nutrition related problem and can lead to the development of several other health problems including heart disease. Therefore, controlling your diet could prove to be your best bet against diabetes. So get started to on a diabetic diet, based on your health goals, taste and lifestyle! To effectively manage your diabetes you could follow this diet for the next two weeks. Breakfast 1 cup green tea 1 tsp methi seed powder 2 tbsp roasted oat bran or wheat flakes with 100 ml skim milk/ dalia 1 apple or a bowl of papaya 5-6 almonds Lunch 2 slices of whole wheat bread or bran chapattis 2 cups cooked vegetables & 1 cup curd Salad (tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, onion, mix sprouts) Tea 1 vegetable juice (dudhi+ mint) 2-3 wheat biscuits or popcorn or a handful of roasted channa Dinner Clean vegetable soup, Soya chunks 1 bowl rajma or kabuli channa 2 cups cooked green vegetables/ Fish (100 gms – grilled or steamed) twice a week 2 slices of whole wheat bread or 2 jowar chapattis However, if you are suffering from any medical problems or are under any medications, then please consult your family physician before … Continue reading Typical type 2 diabetes diet →
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