The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high Blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and decrease in physical activity. Effective tips to manage type 2 diabetes Eat low glycemic foods such as oats, barley, bran, jowar, whole pulses, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Avoid sugar and foods containing sugar such as chocolates, desserts, sweets, soft drinks, white flour, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, rice, high sugar foods. Don’t drink fruit juices as they contain too much sugar (more than what a type 2 diabetic can handle). Reduce intake of saturated fats and hydrogenated fats as it increases insulin resistance. Fish oils have shown to improve insulin resistance. So eat fish 3 times a week or take fish oils supplements. Increase fiber in your diet by increasing your intake of green vegetables and whole grains. Walk for 30-40 minutes every day. We are not alone in our concern that type II diabetes is a growing national crisis. There are too many lives at stake and you have nothing to lose by … Continue reading Managing type 2 diabetes →
In today’s world of rumors and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the 5 most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey to. More Proteins for More Muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and sometimes our bodies cannot take handle that extra amount of protein. Therefore, while trying to bulk up you may be actually harming your body instead. Only Fish Gives You Omega-3 Fats Fish is not the only source of Omega-3 fats. Foods such as canola oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, and soybean also provide you with an adequate amount of Omega-3 fats that help in shielding your heart while helping you with weight loss. White Bread v.s Brown Bread You cannot declare a certain type of bread as healthy or unhealthy especially based on colour. It all depends upon the ingredients of the bread and the good that it does to your body. Carbs Make You Fat Carbs don’t make you fat. They provide you with appropriate energy to boost your metabolism and keep you energized throughout the day. It also helps you burn extra fat during your workout, … Continue reading 5 most common nutritional myths →
Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them into your daily diet to help manage your diabetes better. Rich in Fiber Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fiber and clinical tests (on animals) show that it can bring down blood glucose and cholesterol. Improved Digestion Methi seeds help improve digestion while reducing phlegm. One teaspoon of methi seed powder taken twice a day before meals for a month may help reduce blood glucose levels in some diabetics. Reduction in Drug Dosage If you are on diabetic medication, you may be able to reduce drug dosage in about a month with the consumption of methi seeds daily. Make sure you consult your doctor before starting with it.
Life is too short to have regrets. Don’t let joint pain stop you from doing the things you love. Here are 6 safe ways, to get relief from joint pain. Our joints keep us running. However, due to unhealthy lifestyles, injuries, or old age, you may experience pain, stiffness or inflammation in them. This pain, if left untreated, could cause severe mobility problems. Lose some weight Excess weight puts more pressure on joints, causing pain and inflammation. Reducing your weight, even slightly, will help lessen joint pain. Try mild exercise Exercise makes your joints flexible and reduce stiffness. Include mild exercises, such as stretching or brisk walking into your daily routine, for a noticeable pain reduction. Hot & cold therapy Begin your day with a hot water bath. Hot water lessens pressure on muscles, thus reliving joint pain. Also, placing a bag of frozen peas onto the affected area, provides quick relief from pain and inflammation. Eating the right food Include Omega 3 fatty foods such as fish and haldi, which possess anti-inflammatory properties; into your diet to treat joint pain. Massage therapy Gentle massaging of joints will reduce stiffness and improve movement. Take the help of a physical therapist … Continue reading 6 ways to relive joint pain naturally →
To prevent and maintain varicose veins, you need to strengthen the walls of your veins. Since nothing can beat proper diet & exercise, below are some natural measures that can be easily employed. Simply try and follow the below given points to get amazing results. Try to lose weight Many people have experienced a dramatic improvement in the appearance of varicose veins by losing as little as 10% of body weight. It is generally recommended to spread the calories throughout the day by having 5-6 small meals. This will keep the metabolism humming and reduce cravings for sweets and starches, thus promoting weight loss. Increase intake of protein Lack of proteins can produce a weakening of the veins walls which can favor varicose veins. The main source of proteins should be from legumes, such as soy and nuts. Non vegetarian people can eat poultry and lean meats in moderate amounts. Have lots of fiber Fiber also contributes to combating varicose veins. A good intake of soluble fiber is necessary to maintain veins health and favor blood circulation by means of preventing blood clots and constipation. Snack on Flavonoids They exert a tonic effect on the heart, strengthening the heart … Continue reading 8 best ways to fight those ugly varicose veins →
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