If you have heard that belly fat is dangerous because it could lead to numerous health issues, you are absolutely right. The presence of excess belly fat is the biggest indication that you have visceral fat. Visceral fat is extremely dangerous and can affect your health even before you know it. Therefore, the best way out is to get rid of the belly fat. This will help you stay healthy and fit. Dangers Of Belly Fat The crucial aspect of belly fat that you need to know is that it is not just limited to the additional layer of padding right below the skin, also known as subcutaneous fat. This fat includes visceral fat, a very dangerous form of fat that resides s deep within your abdomen and surrounds all your internal organs. Large amount of belly fat increases the chances of you developing dangerous health issues such as: High cholesterol High blood pressure Indigestion and acidity Cardiovascular diseases Type 2 diabetes Belly Fat – Age & Genes You need to know that the way you would balance the food you eat with the energy you burn largely determines your overall WEIGHT. Therefore, if you decide to eat a lot … Continue reading Why is belly fat dangerous →
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A good digestive system enables good health. If we enjoy good digestion, the food we eat is absorbed and carried to its destination. However, at times, the food simply passes through the intestines without being digested, which make us feel uneasy and bloated. Many people are weighed down with annoying conditions such as nausea, bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, lack of appetite, foul smelling stools, or constipation alternating with diarrhea. Emotional stress is known to aggravate these symptoms, which are collectively known as the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is characterized by a disturbance in the movement of the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Wittingly or unwittingly, many of us abuse our GI tract with our habits of overeating and consuming excess quantity of sugar, coffee, alcohol, and maida. Further, inadequate chewing, lack of fiber, irregular eating hours, inadequate rest, and stress all add up to abuse our GI tract. A poorly functioning GI tract could be the root cause of several health issues. It is often confusing to know whether you really have IBS because most disorders of IBS and GI tract display similar symptoms. Moreover, there are a few other conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitus that display … Continue reading What is irritable bowel syndrome →
Think you’re safe from high blood pressure levels, just because you gorge on veggies instead of meat? Well, the bitter truth is, no one is ever safe! Not necessarily The major reason is that vegetarians tend to consume a lot more carbohydrates than the non-vegetarians. However, we must also note that non-vegetarians get limited share of carbohydrates from the food they eat, vegetarians on the other hand have a wider option for carbohydrates. Veg diet v.s non-veg diet The diet that vegetarians follow comprises bread, pasta, chappatis, rice, and dals, which increase the need for insulin. These foods lead to major weight gain, which could lead you on the path to diabetes. Benefits of a modified vegetarian diet A vegetarian diet can be of tremendous benefit to a diabetic if modified with higher fiber, protein, and increased vegetable intake. However, you have to be careful with what you eat, the quantity of the food that you consume.
Remember that type II Diabetes is a nutrition related problem and can lead to the development of several other health problems including heart disease. Therefore, controlling your diet could prove to be your best bet against diabetes. So get started to on a diabetic diet, based on your health goals, taste and lifestyle! To effectively manage your diabetes you could follow this diet for the next two weeks. Breakfast 1 cup green tea 1 tsp methi seed powder 2 tbsp roasted oat bran or wheat flakes with 100 ml skim milk/ dalia 1 apple or a bowl of papaya 5-6 almonds Lunch 2 slices of whole wheat bread or bran chapattis 2 cups cooked vegetables & 1 cup curd Salad (tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, onion, mix sprouts) Tea 1 vegetable juice (dudhi+ mint) 2-3 wheat biscuits or popcorn or a handful of roasted channa Dinner Clean vegetable soup, Soya chunks 1 bowl rajma or kabuli channa 2 cups cooked green vegetables/ Fish (100 gms – grilled or steamed) twice a week 2 slices of whole wheat bread or 2 jowar chapattis However, if you are suffering from any medical problems or are under any medications, then please consult your family physician before … Continue reading Typical type 2 diabetes diet →
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