Nutrition plays a vital role in making our immune system stronger. Moreover, certain foods help us fight flu effectively. Nutrition may not be able to eliminate the chances of contracting the flu, but it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu’s symptoms. Eat Healthy Live Healthy! There is no doubt that healthy eating habits lead to healthy lifestyles with increased immunity to fight various illness and infections. However, there still would be some diseases and infections, which would keep striking us, once in a while, regardless of how well we plan our meal options. Common cold and flu are perhaps one of those diseases. Recently, scientists have unraveled the complex mechanism of the immune system and its dependence on diet. Nothing makes as much difference to your health as a well-functioning immune system. If you have a good immunity, you can prevent anything from common cold to viral infection, stomach disorders chronic fatigue to even deadly cancer. Foods contain antioxidants, which stimulate immune functioning and increase your resistance to infections. Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection caused by a variety of flu viruses with symptoms like fatigue, fever … Continue reading 10 foods to fight flu through a stronger immune system →
If you have weak digestion, you need to watch the types of food you eat and also take liver tonics to detoxify your liver. Fennel (saunf) is an excellent natural treatment for flatulence. It absorbs excess gas and reduces the feeling of pressure thus, prevents belching or passing of gas. Fennel Seeds Fennel can be used to flavour food for added nutritional and health benefits. It is good for children because of its gentle effect. It benefits colic in small babies and reduces stomach aches in people of all ages (as it contains aspartic acid which helps expel gas from stomach). When to eat fennel seeds Fennel seeds are mostly eaten after meals. It is an excellent mouth freshener and can simply be chewed to get most of its benefits. Fennel can be used in a dose of 1 tsp three times a day. While black pepper (powdered) and white pepper powder can be used as 1.5 grams (quarter tsp) twice a day. Best way to eat fennel seeds Fennel seeds, can be added to meat dishes to give an authentic Italian flavour. It is used to marinate fish, chicken and to flavour eggs. It can be sprinkled on soups, … Continue reading Kitchen spices for gas problems →
If you suffer from diabetes or even high blood sugar, here are 5 proven ways to treat this health disorder. Goodness of Exercise Every diabetic patient should be aware of the benefits of exercise. No matter how tedious your day is, don’t forget to indulge in some physical activities. Monitor Your Blood Sugar It is very important for every diabetic person to keep a track of his blood sugar levels. Your blood sugar levels tend to fluctuate on and off, so in order to stay safe just keep a track of it and test your sugar levels often. Health is God This should be a mantra not only for diabetic patients but for each and everyone. Your health should be your priority and nothing should stop you from planning a life that leads to a healthy future. Eye Check-Up Your vision gets affected to a great extent especially when you are prone or suffering from diabetes. A regular eye check-up is a must so that you can take necessary steps, if needed, at the right time. No Walking Barefoot People who suffer from diabetes develop neuropathy gradually. If you are someone who often walks barefoot or compromises on quality of footwear, … Continue reading 5 things every diabetic person should know →
Jeera or cumin is one of the commonly used ingredients in most of the Indian recipes.
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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