High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida and refined oils. This along with our sedentary lifestyles, irregular eating and sleeping patterns puts us at risk of suffering from many deadly diseases including cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The exact cause of high blood pressure remains a mystery, but you may be prone to it if you are overweight, have high cholesterol levels, if you are a smoker, experience high levels of stress, drink excessive alcohol, drink a lot of tea & coffee. There is good reason to control high blood pressure with natural remedies as most of the medications used for the same may be effective and necessary but are toxic in the long run. Tips to lower high blood pressure As the first step, stop whipping your body with stimulants like coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow a nutritious diet, comprising of foods that help keep your blood pressure in check. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruits are concentrated with potassium, Vitamin C, sodium and loads … Continue reading Ways to keep high blood pressure away →
Here are top 4 reasons you should eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C for fighting a bout of cold: Vitamin C battles flu When it comes to knocking out a cold Vitamin C is sure winner. Foods rich in Vitamin C or its supplements go a long way in protecting your lungs from congestion. People who consume a lot of fruits and vegetables or those taking Vitamin C supplements are less prone to health conditions such as cold, flu, and asthma. Have Vitamin C at the very onset of cold Take 1000-2000mg of Vitamin C supplements at the very onset of a cold. Along with it, take B-complex and zinc. This will keep make sure that your cold would not aggravate any further. Vitamin C the antioxidant It is important to note that Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant that the body uses to ensure that you are strong and healthy. Moreover, your body uses Vitamin C to maintain the bones, your muscle, your blood vessels. Vitamin C forms collagen Further, Vitamin C helps our body in the formation of collagen while absorbing iron. Vitamin C is generally found in its natural form in numerous vegetables and fruits, … Continue reading 4 amazing benefits of Vitamin C for fighting a cold →
High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables, and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy foods, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol. Junk food is high in unhealthy trans and saturated fats which lead to a build-up of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is found in two types, namely LDL (low-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ and HDL (high-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘good cholesterol’. High levels of LDL have a see-saw effect on the total cholesterol in the body. As LDL (bad cholesterol) levels rise they lower HDL (good cholesterol). Excess amounts of cholesterol in our system lead to the cholesterol being deposited into the arteries, where it can form into plaque and lead to the following health problems: Severe heart pain Heart attack Stroke Blood clotting But the good news is that adding certain cholesterol-friendly foods, such as fish and chickpeas to our diet can help lower high cholesterol levels, and protect us from these health problems. Get fishy! The high levels … Continue reading Fish & chickpeas for cholesterol →
All of us have experienced acidity at some point of time. Any imbalance in the digestive acids inside the stomach leads to acidity or heartburn. In order to manage acidity at home, try these home remedies to get quick relief from acidity right away! Cold milk Since milk has a high amount of calcium, it absorbs excess acid, reducing the symptoms of acidity. Whenever you suffer from acidity just drink a glass of cold milk and get instant relief for your burning sensation. Go bananas Bananas are a rich source of potassium that keep the levels of acid under check. So, all you have to do is include bananas in your diet and keep yourself away from acidity. The holy Tulsi This holy herb possesses anti-ulcer properties. Tulsi decreases the effect of gastric acids. If you are wondering how to include tulsi in your diet, all you need to do is to chew 6-8 Tulsi leaves whenever you suffer from acidity. Soothing Saunf Saunf has many medicinal properties. It helps in digestion, constipation, and relives you from the burning sensation. Just soak a teaspoon of saunf in a glass of warm water and leave it overnight. Add a little honey … Continue reading 5 amazing home remedies for managing acidity →
Constipation can be very inconvenient and quite a hindrance to our daily routine. However, there are a number of yummy foods that can give you quick relief from that annoying constipation. Here’s what you should do if you suffer from constipation. Coconut water Coconut water is a good home remedy for treating constipation. Regular consumption of coconut water is very beneficial owing to the fact that around 25% of carbohydrates found in coconut water are made of dietary fiber. Bananas Bananas soften stools and prevent constipation. Bananas being rich in pectin, holds water and provides bulk to the stools. Moreover, it also helps improve intestinal flora. Apricots Also known as Zardalu, these are highly alkaline in nature. They act as a gentle laxative and are known to be effective in the treatment of constipation. They have high in soluble fiber, which has bulk forming properties. Soluble fiber absorbs and retains water, stimulating peristalsis. Eating about 6-8 Apricots a day could be beneficial. Bael fruit Siri phal or Bael fruit is valued in India for its laxative properties. You can take around 50 gm of its pulp on a regular basis to fight constipation. It helps clean up the intestines and improves bowel … Continue reading Best tips to manage constipation naturally →
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