Alcohol is everywhere – at family gatherings, festivals, social outings, business dinners, and of course parties. You may choose to indulge or abstain as per your choice but if you are a diabetic, you need to understand the effects of drinking alcohol on diabetes and its complications, before making a choice. So, if you are diabetic and wondering, which drink to go for and how many, read on! Alcohol & Diabetes; What’s The Connection? Historically, consumption of alcohol by the diabetic patient has been controversial. Recent studies have found out that insulin resistance “is minimal in individuals with regular mild to moderate alcohol consumption and increases in both heavy drinkers and subjects without any alcohol consumption.” What this implies is that moderate alcohol intake, if taken with a meal or snack is safe and has little or no effect on your postprandial glycemic control. However, heavy or continuous alcohol intake is associated with many health risks such as glucose intolerance, hypertension, cirrhosis of the liver and increased prevalence of diabetes-associated complications such as retinopathy and nerve damages. Be Safe! Although moderate drinking is difficult to define, it usually implies an average intake of 4-5 drinks per week. However, obviously, one … Continue reading Alcohol and diabetes →
One of the most significant aspect of weight loss is keeping an optimistic attitude throughout your journey. In order to shed kilos and stay slim permanently, you must follow a healthier lifestyle every day. Losing a good amount of weight is very much possible, however, one must try to eat lesser calories and burn more. You don’t have to mindlessly count calories, just keep track of a healthy and low calorie meal plan. At Health Total, our doctors follow a unique 4-step process of Detoxification, Rejuvenation, Balance and Maintenance. Also, in case you are fortunate to lose weight and reach your goals, it can be sometimes challenging to stay slim for life. However, below mentioned are some easy ways to lose weight and keep it off for a long time. Stick to your changes: It took real effort to make those healthy changes which helped you lose weight, hence its best to stick with most of them. High Protein, Low Calorie: Eating a low calorie but high fiber diet like salad, steamed vegetables, helps in keeping your digestive system smooth. Adding protein in every meal increases a feeling of fullness in your stomach. This helps in avoiding mindless overeating habits. … Continue reading How to lose weight and keep it off for life →
A very important phase in most young people’s lives is their Honeymoon and how it goes is a period of anxiety for both partners. Wanting this time to go smoothly and successfully has spelled tension to all family members involved and age old remedies are often pandered to help the young couple. References to this situation abound in Indian cinema and are often hilarious and comical but the fears are real and need to be addressed in a scientific and systematic way. Through the ages, some of the most tempting foods were considered as aphrodisiac’s. Although the actual value of such foods is frequently debated and scientific research and thought process seems to suggest that there isn’t much scientific ground for the belief in the actual “workability” of aphrodisiac foods.You can see for yourself here But human faith is a power unequal in nature. Known to have a direct impact on your sex life, aphrodisiac foods affect your hormones, brain chemistry, energy and stress levels and increase the blood flow to your genitals, making it a sure shot way to up the action in the bedroom. Some of these foods have a suggestive shape. Many have arousing aromas or a … Continue reading Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods →
Our digestive system today is greatly challenged. Thanks to the ever-widening menu of strange foods, colors, food chemicals
It’s not about a thin waistline or fitting into your jeans, healthy weight loss needs a plan. Also, achieving your dream goal of getting a thin waist takes time, patience, and commitment, but it is very much still possible! If you are really looking for weight loss, plan it in a smarter way. Here are a few smart tips on how to lose belly fat: Change Your Diet Getting a smaller waist will require weight loss, which cannot be achieved through exercise alone. You will also need to adhere to a healthy diet and reduce your calorie intake in order to really see results. Include more fiber Getting enough fiber rich foods is an essential part of any healthy weight loss diet plan, for various reasons. First of all, these foods help regularize bowel movements, which reduces bloating and blockages. Secondly, fiber-rich foods help you to feel fuller longer and may require extra chewing time, thus preventing overeating. High-fiber foods also tend to be lower in calories than other type of foods. Try to combine a wide variety of high-fiber foods into your daily diet, to get the benefits of both soluble and insoluble fibers. Foods with soluble fibers … Continue reading 5 Simple guidelines for a slimmer waistline →
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