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 foods, 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 our diet can help lower high cholesterol levels, and protect us from these health problems. Get fishy! The high levels … Continue reading Fish & chickpeas for cholesterol →
Waiting for a reason to load up on green vegetables? Here are five awesome green veggies that help burn belly fat to give you that flat tummy. 5 Foods That Burn Belly Fat! We know the numerous benefits of green vegetables, but not many of us know that green vegetables can also help in weight loss. Green vegetables come packed with immense amounts of protein and nutrients that help you stay healthy. Listed below are some of the vegetables that could help you with weight loss: Cabbage It is rich in folate, manganese, vitamin C, and fiber that makes you full faster and keeps you away from stretching out your hands on junk foods. Pumpkin Seeds Infused with essential minerals like zinc, iron, phosphorous, and magnesium, pumpkin seeds help in weight management and prevent you from overeating. It is also filled with antioxidants that decrease the chances of heart-related disorders. Lime Rich in vitamin C, limes are very effective for weight loss. It helps you clean your system internally, aids in better digestion and gives you a glowing skin. Avocados Including avocados in your daily diet gives you a good amount of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, and folic acid. … Continue reading 5 green foods that burn belly fat →
Certain signs of Acidity can be extremely tedious to bear. When the gastric glands of the stomach produce extra acid than the usual amount, it leads to acid reflux. Here are some signs that could point towards the fact that you could be suffering from acidity. Burning throat This is the first and one of the most common symptoms of acidity that you will experience. The moment you feel the burn in your throat, it’s better to take precautions and keep yourself away from acidity. Sour Taste When the stomach acid rises back to your throat, it leaves behind sour taste. The taste is unpleasant and it is a clear sign of acidity. You may also experience a burning sensation after this. Frequent Regurgitation One of the common occurrences during acidity, regurgitation is the backlash of food particles or liquid or bile moving up your throat. Chest Burn Due to the extra heat produced during acidity, the chest starts to feel a burning sensation. At times, this sensation might be severe and could make it unbearable for you. Vomiting Acidity at times also leads to vomiting. In cases where the body is unable to hold the food back or the … Continue reading Top 5 signs that indicate Acidity →
Liver is an organ significant in the process of weight loss since it plays an important role in fat metabolism.
Used in most Indian curries, turmeric has almost no calories (1 tablespoon = 24 calories) and zero cholesterol. This spice is used for nearly every health condition – right from smallpox to a sprained ankle, digestion, arthritis, immunity and even in cancer treatment. The reason for its health effects is the compound called curcumin. Just as oranges are rich in Vitamin C, turmeric is a source of curcumin. But before we tell you more about this compound, let’s understand the difference between these two. Curcumin Vs Turmeric Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, is the root of a plant known as Curcuma Longa and that’s probably where curcumin gets its name from. Curcumin belongs to a family of chemicals known as curcuminoid. Apparently, curcumin works on multiple functions and processes, so it can cure everything from pain and inflammation to tumors. Best Ways to Take Turmeric You can combine it with fat to obtain all its nutrients. When you eat it with healthy fats like coconut oil or ghee, the curcumin in turmeric can be easily absorbed in the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. We all know that turmeric milk … Continue reading Effects of Turmeric And Curcumin on Health →
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