PCOD is a common health problem which causes an imbalance of hormones. Women who suffer from this disorder experience an imbalance in their hormones, unwanted alterations to their menstrual cycle, and pregnancy problems. While many turn to medications to treat PCOD, the best way to treat it is through natural home remedies. So here are 5 simple home remedies to effectively treat PCOD. Cinnamon Powder Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of hot water and stir well. Drink this drink daily. You can also include this spice into your diet by sprinkling cinnamon powder on your cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, and other foods. Flaxseeds & Water Mix one or two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseed powder in a glass of water. Drink it daily. Also include ground flaxseeds into your diet regularly by adding it to soups and salads. Soaked Fenugreek Soak three teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in water for six to eight hours. Take one teaspoon of the soaked seeds along with some honey in the morning on an empty stomach. Also, take one teaspoon of the seeds 10 minutes before lunch and one teaspoon 10 minutes before dinner. Continue this treatment daily. You can also include fenugreek seeds and leaves … Continue reading 5 simple home remedies for PCOD →
Globally considered a traditional medicine, cinnamon is also used as a spice in most cuisines.
Most women are likely to develop small and ropy varicose veins at some point in their lives. This often makes them self-conscious about how their legs look, to an extent that they force themselves to spend their entire summer clad in long pants and stockings. It is not easy for them to bare their legs when those red and purplish veins are glaringly obvious. Let’s first understand what varicose veins mean. They are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark purple or blue, look twisted, and bulging. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg. They develop when valves in the veins that allow blood to flow toward the heart stop working properly. As a result, blood pools in the veins and causes them to get larger. Thus, it becomes vital for women to know the various reasons that lead to this ugly disease. The causes of varicose veins vary from person to person. The major reason for the cause of varicose veins could be due to weak or damaged valves.
Following are some of the most common causes of flatulence: Wipe-out of good bacteria Excessive flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, and other digestive problems can happen due to lack of good bacteria in the guts. This could be due to years of taking anti biotic, eating excessive amount of sugar and refined flour, eating cakes and pastries, and non-vegetarian food, which could wipe-out colonic flora. Allergy and Intolerance Lactose intolerance and allergic reactions to milk also increase gas output. Foods containing high fructose corn syrup and yeast when poorly tolerated by individuals are fermented by intestinal bacteria and cause a lot of stomach cramps and gas formation. Beans A complex carbohydrate called oligosaccharide present in beans is hard to digest. Generally, beans of smaller size like moong cause less flatulence as compared to larger beans like rajma. Soaking the beans overnight, discarding the soaked water and cooking beans well can reduce the flatulence. Hi-fiber and carbohydrate diet Usually a diet with lots of starchy foods like potato, wheat and pasta can cause flatulence. A sudden switch to high fiber diet, especially when a person is not used to it. Flatulence can cause lot of discomfort and belching. Few vegetables Onions, turnips, cabbage, … Continue reading Common causes of flatulence →
One of the easiest ways to fight cholesterol is to increase the intake of soluble fiber. This can be found in abundance in plant foods, especially fresh, raw and unpeeled fruits and vegetables. Soggy, overcooked vegetables lose a lot of their fiber value. Fiberous foods Researchers consider pectin (found in apples) to be the best known form of soluble fiber. Hence, apples are extremely potent in fighting cholesterol. Apart from their cholesterol lowering properties, apples are excellent for heart health as they have practically no fat and are very low in sodium. Some fiber rich foods you should definatley include into your diet are as follows: Unrefined grains such as dahlia (broken wheat), whole-wheat flour, wheat puffs, brown rice, jowar and bajra. Whole dals like channa, rajma, chowli, beans, and black dal. Wheat bran which happens to be one of the highest known fiber foods. It’s fiber content is about 50%. A diet rich in fiber lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and keeps heart attacks and strokes at bay. Moreover, it has a powerful impact on the body’s metabolism of sugar and fats. A regular intake of 40-45 gm fiber a day is recommended to prevent heart disease. Fiber-rich foods are one of … Continue reading How fiber curbs cholesterol →
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