It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent, it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age, our skin becomes dryer and thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. One such blunder is an inadequate intake of vitamin C. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple & prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, papaya. Over exposure to sun is another factor that dries … Continue reading Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins? →
The irony is that ‘late-onset diabetes’ or type 2 diabetes is occurring to children at 13 who are simply eating too much junk food. This can shorten life span but the most important thing that you must know is that it is totally preventable. The best time to act is now. It is interesting to know that childhood obesity often precedes the hyperinsulinemic state. An association of obesity with insulin resistance, hypertension, and abnormal lipid profile is seen nowadays among the younger generation as well. Several researches have emphasized on the fact that a substantial amount of weight loss leads to an improved insulin sensitivity and reduced insulin resistance. Prevention of childhood obesity should be the main focus. More attention should be paid to increasing physical activity and decreasing calorie consumption. Once obesity is established in a child or adolescent, vigorous clinical efforts should be directed at treating it. Bringing about a change in behavior and lifestyle could be a long-term solution but one cannot neglect the pharmacological approaches that are available today. Obesity is one of the biggest causes of various lifestyle or excess weight-related health issues such as diabetes and many more that include cholesterol, high BP, and … Continue reading Childhood obesity →
PCOD has become a common issue among women and the cases have just been increasing regularly. Most of the times, women suffering from PCOD tend to take their health and the issue very lightly. They fail to take into consideration how PCOD can affect them. To help you get a better understanding, our health experts have pointed out 7 things you should know if you are suffering from PCOD. Diet Can Make a Difference What you eat can directly affect your PCOD condition or even make you more prone to it in future. It all starts with your diet and what you feed your stomach. A Perfect Balance It is very important for you to maintain a balance in everything. Be it a balance between your diet and exercise or your proteins and carbohydrates. Do Not Starve PCOD does make it difficult for you to lose weight but that doesn’t mean you should starve or opt for crash dieting. It is very important for every woman suffering from PCOD to eat in moderation and at an interval of every 2 hours. Regular Test If you are affected with PCOD, then it’s really important for you to go for regular check-ups. Tests … Continue reading 7 things a woman who suffers from PCOD should know →
Take vitamin supplements One of the most important nutrients to build the immune system is vitamin A. Taking vitamin A in supplemental form as well as natural form (carrot juice) helps by building up immune function. Moreover, one can get rid of most of the warts effectively. Cooked turnip greens and mustard greens, spinach, fresh parsley, carrots, milk, eggs, liver, fortified cereals, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and fruits such as apricots, peaches, papayas, and mangos are all good sources of vitamin A. Consume fiber-rich foods Foods high in fiber such as fresh fruits and vegetables are known to promote a healthy immune system. Base your diet on whole grains and fresh produce and minimize your intake of sugary and refined foods. Many vital nutrients are necessary for the optimal maintenance and function of the immune system. This would help get rid of most of the warts effectively. Increase vitamin C intake A lack of Vitamin C and Zinc are often related to the increase in viral infections, which are the infections that bring on warts. Eat citrus fruits Rich in vitamin C, citrus fruits are excellent antioxidants and help the immune system by accelerating the production of antibodies. Citrus fruits are … Continue reading 6 ways to beat warts →
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