PCOD usually accompanies a lot of other health disorders. Most of the people suffering from PCOD tend to develop cysts in their ovaries and cause hormonal imbalance. It is usually androgens, the male hormones that increase in number and create a problem in women’s menstrual cycles. The normal ovulation cycle also gets disturbed and ovulation gets delayed or does not happen at all. To help offset the effects of PCOD having a healthy lifestyle is important. The types of diet to follow, information on the role of carbohydrates and protein is vital. What to eat, and when to eat, types of exercise and how much exercise is to be followed. A healthier lifestyle is considered the first step to managing PCOD. This starts with a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping this mantra in mind, our health experts have shared five simple modifications that you need to incorporate in your lifestyle if you are suffering from PCOD: Drink plenty of water Drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Flavoured water will help. This way, you can incorporate it in your daily routine and stay hydrated throughout the day. Regular intake of water will … Continue reading Diet tips for PCOD →
Bladder Infections, also known as Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infections, plague women more often than men. In fact, 50% of women are likely to be afflicted by this disease at some point of time in their lives. This is because of the structural makeup of the female urinary tract. Bacteria swim up the urethra (a tube, which connects the bladder to help pass the urine into the urinary bladder easily, since their urethra is too short and close to the rectum. Beside bacterial infections, stress, eating on the run, and forgetting to drink enough water too can increase your risk of bladder infections. When you get a burning sensation while passing urine, feel the urge to urinate frequently, see blood in the urine, or see cloudy urine, you can be sure that you have a urinary infection. It could also be accompanied with fever and nausea. Bladder infections can be miserable but not dangerous. However, you must consult your doctor immediately. Traditionally, bladder infections were treated through antibiotics. However, the problem is that these antibiotics destroy the friendly bacteria in the intestines that help the body manufacture its own B-vitamins. If the infection is in the initial stages and does … Continue reading What are bladder infections →
A combination of diet and exercise is the chosen way of weight loss recommended by most health experts. This, most of the time means joining the nearest gym to start your exercises. The truth is, the gym isn’t for everyone. For some, distance or location of the gym can be a constraint or they may simply not be comfortable exercising with strangers. There could also be some who may find the gym membership heavy in their pocket. Our experts at Health Total understand this and recommend the below tips to help you continue with your weight loss regime without hitting that costly gym. Start Exercising at Home Weight resistance training such as push ups, planks, and lunges help work for several muscle groups at once. This helps to increase your strength and power. By using the weight of your own body you can build strength and do more number of repetitions, which will allow you to get leaner faster. Additionally, you get to perform your exercises at the comfort of your home at your own pace and privacy. Take regular, brisk walks or jog at least five times a week. Walking and jogging burn calories and contribute to weight loss. … Continue reading Go Slim Without The Gym! →
Barley is well known across the world for it’s immense health and weight loss benefits. So if you want to get rid of your belly fat or lose some kilos, start by adding Barley into your diet, because this little grain is a superfood when it comes to weight loss! High in fiber Barley is a nutrient-rich grain loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Due to this it swells up in your stomach, making you feel full for a longer time. It helps ease constipation by flushing out toxins and waste from your stomach, and also has excellent diuretic properties that pushes out excess water and unwanted toxins from your body. Loaded with soluble beta-glucan Though Barley is high in fiber but it has an extremely low glycemic index of 11. Beta gluten is a type of soluble fiber which helps lower serum cholesterol, glucose, as well as insulin levels, and in turn contributes to weight loss. Nutritious grain This whole grain is rich in vitamin B-complex, chromium, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, and certain healthy and essential amino acids and antioxidants which help keep you healthy and fit. How to prepare Barley water: Add 2 tablespoons of Barley … Continue reading Barley- a Natural Way to Lose Weight →
Man has made amazing progress over the years and in all areas, things are constantly improving. However, the quality of food eaten in urban cities all over the world has worsened. Cholesterol; a national problem The urban population has turned to eating more refined foods and refined sugars that remove essential nutrients from our food supply and cause a whole range of degenerative diseases. It is this nutrient deprived type of food that plays havoc with our system and upsets the ability of our body to handle cholesterol correctly. Cholesterol by itself is an essential substance, and it is harmless as long as it doesn’t get organised. Increasing number of free radical are produced in the body due to pollution stress, and everyday metabolic procedures of our bodies. These free radicals oxidize cholesterol and start the process of heart disease. Antioxidants are your friends When we are adequately nourished we can control the free radicals by a series of nutrients and enzymes known as antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, whole pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds. A well nourished body can prevent oxidation of fat with the help of antioxidants like, vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, … Continue reading Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol →
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