High cholesterol is one of the major worries of most people. Most adults have higher than recommended cholesterol levels. We do not usually worry too much about heart diseases until we are middle aged. But adults as young as 20 also need to watch cholesterol because high levels of LDL or bad cholesterol at a young age are more likely to cause the development of heart disease in the later years of life. Eat to lower Cholesterol By eating healthy foods we can reduce the risk of developing heart disease and improve our health, without resorting to medicines. Though we cannot change our genes – a contributing factor to high cholesterol, we can definitely change our diets. Food significantly affects the cholesterol levels. Following are the top 3 foods which help lower high cholesterol: Oats This food can reduce total cholesterol & LDL cholesterol. Oatmeal and oat bran are important sources of dietary fiber, and they contain a mix of soluble and insoluble fibers. The active ingredient in oats is beta-glucans which lowers blood cholesterol. An intake of 40 grams of oat bran or 60 grams of oat meal a day can bring about a 5% reduction on serum cholesterol This … Continue reading The ‘Top 3’ food and lifestyle changes to control cholesterol →
High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. This disease, harassing thousands today, is a result of a destructive lifestyle, smoking, obesity, alcohol intake, insulin resistance and stress. A disease that reflects your heart health and it can be fatal too. It has three major consequences- stroke, heart attack or kidney damage. Therefore, keeping your blood pressure normal is unquestionably important. While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control most of them can control it with proper diet intake, weight loss, Vitamin supplements and stress management. Eating your way out of high blood pressure should be your number one choice of treatment. To keep heart attacks and strokes at bay, your blood pressure should be maintained at 120/80 and not be in excess of 140/90. If a stress sensitive person is exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress. This constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. Here are a few ways to combat stress. Chill out One of the easiest ways to combat mental stress is to meditate, go … Continue reading How to ensure normal blood pressure →
The liver plays a crucial role in keeping the body and the bloodstream free of all toxins besides performing a host of other important functions. It supplies glucose to the blood whenever one has low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia. It stores glucose in the form of glycogen, vitamins A, D, and B, and minerals such as iron and copper. It acts like a ‘washing machine’ and is the main organ involved in the natural detoxification process. A healthy liver eliminates toxins efficiently by either deactivating them or by adding a chemical substance to the toxin to get rid of it. Unless the liver functions properly, we cannot lose excess weight and gain health. Here are a few things that tell you that your liver needs a wash: Feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal Feeling bloated after heavy meals is one of the first indications that your liver needs cleaning. Indigestion Suffering from indigestion, mood swings, bad breath, a coated tongue, and memory loss are signs of mild liver dysfunction and may occur even though all your liver function tests are normal. Raised liver enzymes These are found only when the liver cells are damaged. Don’t wait for that stage … Continue reading 3 things that indicate your liver needs a wash →
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Good and beautiful hair is something every woman wants. But sadly excess pollution, unhealthy diets, and our hectic lifestyles leave our hair dull, damaged, and lifeless. But beautiful hair is not out of your reach. Try our easy home remedies and fall in love with your hair all over again! Fancy Fenugreek Fenugreek works effectively to increase the length of your hair. Simply make a paste of fenugreek seeds with two tablespoons of coconut milk and apply it all over your hair. Leave it for 45 minutes and wash it off. This will not only give you healthy hair but also make your hair silky and smooth. Hibiscus flower This flower is also known as ‘flower of hair care’. Just make a paste of hibiscus flower with coconut oil and apply all over your hair. It not only treats dandruff but also improves the quality of your hair. Aloe Vera If you want to work some magic on your hair, go the aloe vera way. You can simply apply aloe vera on your scalp and wash it off or make a mixture of aloe vera gel and 1 medium sized egg to add some extra shine to your tresses. Satin Pillows … Continue reading 5 healthy tips for good hair →
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