Cholesterol is a substance produced by the liver and is naturally present in the human body. There are two types of cholesterol, namely LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). A balance in the levels of HDL and LDL are essential for maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol in the body. However, several factors may contribute to an imbalance in these levels, which in turn could result in the occurrence of a heart attack, stroke, or other serious health disorders. While medications and drugs are commonly used to treat high cholesterol, by simply adding the right foods into your diet, one can effectively lower high cholesterol levels. Learn More: Truth About LDL & HDL Cholesterol Fish & high cholesterol Fish meat is a protein rich food which contains cholesterol, but it’s high Omega 3 fatty acids content makes it an ideal food for lowering and controlling high cholesterol levels. Here is a list of the top cholesterol lowering fish varieties: Salmon Mackerel Tuna Trout Sardines The above mentioned fish are high in essential fish oils, as well as Omega 3 fatty acids, which makes them excellent foods for treating high cholesterol. However, certain varieties of seafood are high in cholesterol, and should … Continue reading 5 reasons to eat fish for managing cholesterol →
Going by the number of letters I have received in connection with cholesterol and diet, it seems that almost everyone above the age of 35 years is suffering from raised blood lipids. Cholesterol: the Global Epidemic Almost everyone has clogging arteries, chromium and zinc deficiencies, which can lead to diabetes. If you have a liver that does not function optimally, a high body fat percentage, low levels of essential nutrients, decaying teeth, bone degeneration, it isn’t something that has happened today that has caused your health to suddenly deteriorate. It is the result of years of unhealthy eating, over work, poor stress management, destructive habits like tobacco and alcohol and poor nutrient intake. Most people suffering from heart disease show a high heart risk ratio. That is the cholesterol / HDL ratio. This ratio does not only increases the coronary risk but also leads to insulin resistance and type II diabetes and even depresses the immune system. Low levels of the good cholesterol – HDL are mainly due to excessive intake of refined vegetable oils which are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid should be 4:1. Our Indian … Continue reading Cholesterol in a Nutshell →
Liver is an organ significant in the process of weight loss since it plays an important role in fat metabolism.
High blood pressure could be life threatening. There are various factors that could help you lower your blood pressure. These include eating a healthy diet, proper physical activities, a control in your sodium intake and maintaining a proper weight. Listed below are 3 top supplements that can help you lower your blood pressure level: Potassium Introduce potassium to your diet and watch your blood pressure come down. A lack of it can lead to increased sodium retention, calcium loss and raise blood pressure. Potassium helps normalize blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and helping the body get rid of the excess water and salt. Sources of potassium include : Banana Papaya Watermelon Muskmelon Peaches Potatoes Tomatoes Oranges Spinach Skimmed milk Soybeans Almonds Whole grains Pulses Vegetable juices Eating fix to six servings of these foods would ensure a sufficient supply of potassium. However, patients suffering from hypertension along with poor kidneys need to control their potassium intake. An excess amount of potassium can prove to be toxic due to improper kidney function. Therefore, a physician’s advice must be sought. Calcium The calcium to phosphorus ratio has a bearing on blood pressure. Around 2:1 is the ideal ratio. When you … Continue reading 3 top supplements that lower blood pressure →
Ayurveda, is an ancient system of medicine developed in India. Through its deep-rooted form of treatment, it helps prevent diseases, promotes health, creates balance and enhances longevity. Ayurveda, when combined with correct nutrition, not only helps the weight loss process but also makes one healthy. As per Ayurveda there are 3 categories of body types (doshas): Kapha, Pitta, Vata. The kapha type has more water and earth, Vata has more air and ether and pitta types have more of fire. For those who are suffering from constant weight gain, the kapha dosha is affected, resulting in constant accumulation of fat. As per Ayurveda there are 3 categories of body types (doshas): Kapha, Pitta, Vata. The kapha type has more water and earth, Vata has more air and ether and pitta types have more of fire. For those who are suffering from constant weight gain, the kapha dosha is affected, resulting in constant accumulation of fat. Our team of experienced Ayurvedic doctors believe in taking a thorough case history of an individual before deciding on their body types. This aids the planning of a precise meal plan for weight loss tailored as per the individual’s body prakruti. They suggest some simple … Continue reading Ayurveda & Nutrition is the Answer to Weight Problems →
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