The popularity of mushrooms has soared in recent times. From gourmet cuisines to home cooked meals, mushrooms are a much-revered food group. Mushrooms are highly valued by Chinese for its medicinal properties. According to Chinese medicine, mushrooms contribute to increased immunity and promote conversion of cancer cells to normal cells. This is because mushrooms contain a compound called betaglucan, which is a proven immune stimulant. So anyone with low immunity problems should definitely add mushrooms into their diet. Types of Mushrooms Mushrooms are found in thousands of varieties but many of them are toxic and unfit for consumption. Thus, it is wise to purchase the safe and edible varieties of mushrooms available in the market. Button Mushrooms These are white or brown in colour and cooling in nature. They help reduce cholesterol levels and eliminate excess mucus from the body. This makes them particularly beneficial for people prone to coughs, flu, and general respiratory problems. They also contain antibiotic properties that help boost immunity levels by increasing the white blood cells and help the body fight against disease producing microorganisms. Further more, button mushrooms assist in reducing heat conditions such as nose bleeds and boils on the back brought about by the excessive … Continue reading Boost Immunity With Mushrooms →
High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida and refined oils. This along with our sedentary lifestyles, irregular eating and sleeping patterns puts us at risk of suffering from many deadly diseases including cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The exact cause of high blood pressure remains a mystery, but you may be prone to it if you are overweight, have high cholesterol levels, if you are a smoker, experience high levels of stress, drink excessive alcohol, drink a lot of tea & coffee. There is good reason to control high blood pressure with natural remedies as most of the medications used for the same may be effective and necessary but are toxic in the long run. Tips to lower high blood pressure As the first step, stop whipping your body with stimulants like coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow a nutritious diet, comprising of foods that help keep your blood pressure in check. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruits are concentrated with potassium, Vitamin C, sodium and loads … Continue reading Ways to keep high blood pressure away →
Struggling with high blood pressure? Not anymore. Here are 5 best ways to control your high blood pressure and enjoy a healthy life. Lose weight Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for high blood pressure. Weight gain has serious implications and one of them is the rapid rise in your blood pressure. Bring down alcohol consumption Restrict your alcohol intake since the effect of alcohol on blood pressure is so significant that some researchers believe it accounts for most cases of hypertension. Once you abstain from drinking, controlling your blood pressure becomes a much easier task. Stay away from sugar Avoid sugar since it raises insulin levels and high blood pressure is often accompanied by high blood levels of insulin. More over high levels of insulin make weight loss a more difficult task. Therefore, controlling blood pressure may become a difficult task if you keep consuming sugar. Quit smoking It would be in your best interest if you give up smoking because tobacco directly impacts blood pressure. It increases clot formation and increases risk of precipitating a heart attack or a stroke. Restrict yourself from smoking if you wish to keep your blood pressure under control. Fish it … Continue reading 5 ways to control high blood pressure →
Nature is a natural and safe solution to all our health ailments. Ensure you include these foods into your diet, they’ll help you manage diabetes better. Bitter gourd (karela) If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control, drink a cup full of fresh bitter gourd (karela) juice first thing in the morning. Karela is known to be effective in lowering elevated blood sugar levels in type II diabetes. You can also have it in the cooked form. It helps improve carbohydrate metabolism, supports the immune system and is rich in vitamin A and C. It is also beneficial in the treatment of piles, heat boils and rash. Indian gooseberry (amla) This all-rounder Berry has infinite benefits. One of the richest sources of vitamin C, the Indian Gooseberry boosts immunity when taken in high doses (three to four berries). It helps improve digestion, is a potent liver cleanser, works as a laxative, brings a glow to the skin and is beneficial in erasing age spots (brown spots on the skin). When it comes to type II Diabetes, bringing down your blood sugar levels helps. Mix a tablespoon of amla juice with half a cup of bitter gourd juice and … Continue reading 7 foods for better diabetes management →
Homocysteine is an amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, when present in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Have your vitamin B Vitamin B is very good to douse your homocysteine levels. Taking those three vitamins is the first step. You need to take at least 200 mg of folic acid daily to reduce homocysteine levels. To be absolutely sure that you are getting sufficient B-vitamins, take 2 mg of B-6 and 6 mg of B-12 as well. You will find these amounts in a typical B-vitamin Supplement. For most people, consuming at least 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily should be sufficient to normalize homocysteine concentration. Eat your fruits Fruit servings are ideal for homocysteine. One serving is equal to half a cup of cooked vegetable or one cup of raw vegetable. One fruit serving is equal to one small apple, banana or orange or one cup of papaya or watermelon cubes or any large fruit. Whole pulses are also a rich source of folic acid. Fruits, vegetables and whole pulses also tend to be high in other nutrients and soluble fiber, and provide additional benefit over … Continue reading Homocysteine diet →
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