We all have to pay the price of living rushed and interesting lives. Your body gets diseased and your skin gets wrinkled if you don’t take care of it. Beautiful skin is an inside job. Have you ever seen an unhealthy person with a radiant glow? Your skin may appreciate some creams, gels and lotions. However, it will suffer from damage if you don’t get enough sleep, if you smoke, drink too much alcohol, if you don’t take antioxidants (like A, C, E), if you eat too many chocolates, too much junk, too much non veg, etc. When the skin is not renewing itself regularly and not receiving, enough blood and nutrients, it can become dry, dull, thick and lack that translucent glow. There is a deep link between skin care and the diet we eat. Everything we eat becomes a part of our inner being and outer body. Your skin can be better protected by adding the right foods and right spices in your everyday meals. We all use spices in food to add flavors and enhance taste. Many of these spices are powerful antioxidants and can revive skin due to their natural healing abilities. Including spices … Continue reading Spice it up for a glowing skin →
Apart from stress levels, exercise, and other aspects of life style, your diet can profoundly influence this delicate acid-alkali balance. Eat this, not that! Acidosis can be prevented by increasing intake of alkaline based foods. Some foods leave an acidic residue thus increasing the acidity of the blood. Here is a list of foods which lead to increased acidity levels. Refined foods (sugars and maida) Most grains, (including wheat, oats, rye, barley) Oily & fried food Spicy food Coffee Some foods leave an alkaline residue. These contain higher levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. Such foods reduce the acidity and help in maintaining the alkalinity of the blood. For example, citrus fruits (like oranges, sweet lime, grape fruit) are acidic in taste, but become alkaline when digested and help restore the alkaline balance in the body. However, it is important to note that when citrus juice is canned or bottled it becomes acid-forming. Most fruits except plums are alkaline. Most vegetables are also alkaline in nature especially root vegetables like yam, beetroot, carrots, sweet-potatoes, radish etc. Thus, in order to maintain the right acid-alkali balance, our diet should contain one-fifth ( 20%) acid forming foods such as grains (like … Continue reading Importance of diet for acid-alkali balance →
Detox is a process, which involves flushing out of toxins that have accumulated in our body.
This kitchen staple has a thermogenic effect and has been shown to sluggish digestion.
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.
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