There are many things today that challenge our digestive system. Mouth-watering delicacies dangling in attractive menus of top restaurants are more than enough to drag us towards them. However, food, edible colors, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives, and preservatives served by these restaurants coupled with little or no exercise, working late, being sleepless, and facing constant stress have resulted in bad maintenance of our digestive systems. Symptoms of indigestion Symptoms of indigestion include belching, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, burning sensation after eating food, nausea, joint pain, muscle pain, and weakness. These symptoms could be due to a disorder in the stomach or the intestine. Causes of indigestion Certain food and beverages such as alcohol, colas, coffee, fried foods, maida-based foods, spicy and greasy foods, and preserved foods can cause indigestion since they irritate the digestive tract. Liver problems, gall stones, ulcers, and lack of friendly bacteria are other causes. Psychological factors also contribute to indigestion. Stress and digestion Stress, anxiety, and anger can disturb digestion. Indigestion can sometimes be caused by insufficient (HCL) hydrochloric acid in the stomach. HCL is required for digestion of food such as fish, chicken, and meat. HCL levels decline with age. Therefore, older people … Continue reading Why is indigestion a concern →
Today, diet sodas seemed to have scored a permanent place on our grocery list. However, your favourite soda may be causing more harm than good, to your body. Healthy juices and soups have been replaced by this sugary syrup. Its consumption has just been increasing with every passing day. However, your diet soda is only pleasing for your taste buds and not for your health. Listed below are the 5 healthy reasons to avoid diet soda: Healthy Teeth The acidic content of diet soda causes dental erosion and further leads to cavity. Eliminating this sugary liquid from your diet, can give you cavity-free molars and longer dental life. Weight Loss Diet soda contains a very high amount of sugar, which increases your calorie intake and leads to excess weight gain. The foremost thing that you should do to lose weight is give up on diet soda completely. Away from Diabetes Consuming diet soda on a daily basis only takes you closer to diabetes. Your metabolic rate is on a rapid increase and your glucose levels are constantly high. Healthy Bones It is often seen that people who consume diet soda regularly have low bone density. The amount of calcium from … Continue reading 5 healthy reasons to avoid diet sodas →
Don’t go out of your way to lose weight, when you can achieve it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Here are 5 home remedies for natural weight loss. Ginger & Green Tea We all know the benefits of green tea. But, did you know ginger can also help you speed up the process of weight loss? Add green tea and ginger to water and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. You can also add in a bit of honey for sweetness. Consume it daily on an empty stomach to see the effective results. Coconut Oil Coconut oil just doesn’t add to your beauty externally, but internally as well. Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil and see that waistline shrink within weeks. Apart from weight loss, it also enhances the taste of your food. Warm Water & Lime Though it is one of the most common remedies, works wonder if followed diligently. Simply add a lemon to a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Fennel & Water Fennel seeds are one of the best herbal remedies for weight loss. Sip on a cup of fennel seed tea 15 minutes before having a … Continue reading 5 home remedies that help you lose weight naturally →
Owing to our unhealthy lifestyles, we tend to eat food more for its entertainment value rather than its nutrient value. In fact, the distance between food on the table and natural food is increasing by the minute. We need to keep in mind that food devoid of fiber tends to create more hunger, forcing us to consume larger quantities of refined food. Causes of Weight Gain Moreover, fiber-stripped food gets easily converted into fat owing to its lack of bulk. All this simply leads to weight gain, which is the precursor to most degenerative diseases. Therefore, if diagnosed with diabetes, disciplining our body becomes the biggest priority. Planning our meals and working on a regular exercise regime will help us manage healthy blood sugar levels. Being overweight is a condition that cannot be left unattended while managing diabetes. Losing weight can play a big part in managing diabetes. It will help our body use insulin better. Lose weight & Manage your Diabetes! Excess weight is one of the major reasons for getting diabetes. Therefore, do not ignore excess weight, get rid of it. Health Total has helped many clients manage type II diabetes successfully. We, through our team of doctors … Continue reading Excess weight and diabetes →
Instead of snacking on those unhealthy biscuits or chips, try our healthy and tasty snack options, which will fill you up without that guilty feeling. We all feel hungry at certain times during office hours. There is nothing wrong with that. However, the choice of snacks that we munch at that time has a big bearing on our weight loss results. Go Bananas! Fruits such as bananas, apples, grapes, and oranges can be your best friend during your snack cravings. They are rich in vitamins, fiber, and nutrients and ensure that you feel full after eating them. They help in healthy weight loss since these fruits make you refrain from mindless eating. Snack On Almonds Almonds are a snack option that you must have on your office desk. They are a good source of protein apart from being a highly satisfying and filling snack. In fact, almonds contain some of the most essential nutrients, high fiber, and proteins compared with other nuts. Thus, almonds can stop high cravings for food and help in healthy weight loss. Dry Fruits are Effective Various dried fruits such as dried apricots, raisins, apples, or bananas should be part of your office snack time. These … Continue reading Top 3 healthy snack options for working women →
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