If your stomach is on fire and this spreads up to your throat, you can put it down to what you have eaten. Yes, there are people who are naturally prone to heartburn but in most cases it is not so. There is no deciding age and it is not limited to old age alone. Understanding Acidity Most of you have seen the ad, which shows a man screwing up his face in agony after a heavy meal and the visual of a stomach with raging fires flashes on the television screen. Let us explain how this happens. Your food pipe is a long narrow tube, which has a muscular ring called the oesophagus oriticer at the bottom. This connects the food pipe to the stomach. The ring allows the food to pass into the stomach and then shuts tight. If this does not shut the digestive juices and acids from the stomach as well as from the partly digested food flow up into the food pipe resulting in heartburn, pain and irritation. This results in damage to the food pipe lining which is very tender. Avoid These Foods! Now let us go on to explain how certain foods cause this … Continue reading Don’t let your heart burn →
Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against free radical activity & prevent cellular damage to the cells. Drink a lot of water In order to keep your skin hydrated you must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. This helps to flush away toxins and discourages formation of wrinkles. Clean your skin Practice skin-cleansing routine regularly. For instance, to clean large pores effectively, you could rub a mashed tomato over your face. It is rich in enzymes, which go deep into the pores, & cleans out dirt & excess oil. B-Vitamins are the way forward The B-vitamins along with the mineral zinc help in maintaining a healthy skin texture. You can take a supplement containing them regularly. Eat low-fat curd If you have a dry skin, try eating a bowl of low fat curd for Breakfast along with 6-8 almonds. Further, prepare a mixture of crushed grapes and honey. Make a paste … Continue reading 9 tips to prevent premature wrinkles →
Diabetes mellitus is an acute metabolic disorder wherein the body is unable to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into usable energy. Most of the foods you eat are normally converted into a kind of sugar called glucose during the process of digestion. The bloodstream then transports this glucose throughout the body. The hormone, insulin, then converts glucose into active energy or is stored for future use. Eat This, Not That! Those with diabetes can either not make enough insulin or their bodies cannot use the insulin correctly. This is the reason why too much glucose gets accumulated with the bloodstream. There are certain kinds of foods that can help manage your blood sugar levels efficiently. They are as follows: Bitter gourd Indian gooseberry Jambool Fenugreek Seeds Effective supplements Helpful Herbs Bitter Gourd (Karela) If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control, drink a cup full of fresh bitter gourd (karela) juice first thing in the morning Karela is known to be effective in lowering elevated blood sugar levels in type II diabetes. You can also have it in the cooked form. Karela helps improve carbohydrate metabolism, supports the immune system and is rich in Vitamin A and C. It is also beneficial in … Continue reading Diabetes foods →
The tough and spiky, green-colored exterior of a pineapple features a sweet tropical, and juicy pulp inside.
Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that plagues most people beyond the age of fifty. Arthritis can be really difficult to live with, as the pain is so unbearable, it practically immobilizes the person. Literally speaking, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. It refers to a number of disorders such as osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosis spondylitis, systemic lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The problem is further compounded if the person is overweight, since excess body weight puts more stress on the weight bearing joints. When the cartilage cushion between the joints is destroyed, the joints begin to rub against each other causing stiffness, swelling, decreased mobility, and intense pain. Arthritis may be limited to only one joint or it may affect a number of joints like your hands, fingers, feet, arms, hips, and knees. The pain can be mild or severe depending from person to person eventually leading to joint deformations. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may experience periods of remission. Emotional stress and damp weather do not cause arthritis but may worsen the symptoms. Arthritis may be caused due to a number of physiological conditions such as endocrine problems, a poor immune system, or due … Continue reading Here’s something about arthritis →
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