Our body draws energy from the food we eat. Eating nutrient dense food supplies our body with energy to carry out daily activities, and also aids weight loss. Excess sugar gets stored in the liver in the form of glycogen for future requirements. We reap what we sow, similarly, what we put into our mouth decides our energy level for the day, for the months to come, and the excess weight that we have gained. If we survive on nutrient-deprived, refined, processed, oily, overcooked, or reheated food, our energy levels are sure to dwindle leading to lower stamina, impacting our weight loss plans as well. When our cells are deprived of sufficient live foods, a constant feeling of fatigue is experienced. Denatured food such as refined, processed, and preserved foods affect our digestive system giving rise to health problems such as obesity, constipation, acne, and rough skin. Further problems include, lack of energy caused by anemia (low hemoglobin count), insomnia (sleeplessness), low blood sugar, low blood pressure, and hypothyroidism. All this will have a bearing on your weight loss objective. It can also trigger allergies to a number of substances such as food, dust, preservatives, artificial flavors, and … Continue reading Nutrient-dense food for weight loss →
Cholesterol has often been termed as the enemy, since high levels of cholesterol are often the culprit behind a heart attack or stroke. But the truth if the matter is, that our body needs cholesterol to function properly and carry out a number of important functions. Cholesterol is present naturally in the body in two types, namely LDL (low-density lipoproteins) and HDL (high-density lipoproteins). It is an essential fat which provides stability to every cell in the body. While both these types of cholesterol are required for the healthy functioning of the body, high levels of LDL also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ can lead to plaque build-up in the arteries. This can put one at risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke. HDL: The well-behaved cholesterol HDL is also known as ‘good cholesterol’ or ‘well-behaved’ cholesterol. Compared to other cholesterol particles, HDL cholesterol particles are denser in nature and thus known as high-density lipoproteins. HDL cholesterol plays a lead role in protecting us from serious health problems caused due to high levels of LDL. HDL moves through the bloodstream and flushes out excess levels of harmful LDL cholesterol particles. It keeps the arteries clean and prevents plaque from … Continue reading How to raise HDL cholesterol →
Everyone wants easy and fast results. When you plan for weight loss, the idea itself of rigorous workouts and staying away from carbs drills stress into you. But, now you can leave your worries behind and Try these 5 stress-free ways for quick weight loss: Control your salt intake Salt contains high amounts of sodium which causes water retention in the body. This further makes your body bloat and increases your weight. In order, to stay away from water retention, it is important to keep a check on your salt intake. The power of green tea Today, everyone seems to be getting aware about the magical qualities of green tea. It works great as a metabolic enhancer and helps to detoxify your body, thus making you feel rejuvenated. Add spice to life Next time while preparing food, don’t forget to add a little chili to it. It helps suppress your appetite and curbs your cravings. It also helps in boosting your metabolism that further helps in the efficient burning of the calories. Sleep to good health It is said people who sleep for a good amount of hours lose weight faster than … Continue reading 5 stress-free methods for quick weight loss →
Juicing vegetables is the best way to improve the nutrient density of your diet, without adding too many calories to facilitate the process of healthy weight loss.
Cholesterol is a wax like substance found in our blood stream. Liver is responsible for production of 2/3rd of the cholesterol in our body yet what you eat has a deep effect on your cholesterol level as the remaining 1/3rd is obtained from our diet. Why cholesterol can be a problem Most of the cholesterol that ends up narrowing your arteries and contributing to heart disease come from your diet mainly whole milk products and meat. Though we know cholesterol mostly as the “bad” guy some cholesterol is required by the body for functions like maintaining cell membranes, insulation of the nerve fibers, manufacture of bile and Vitamin D and most importantly for production of steroid hormones, and sex hormones. But when level of total cholesterol crosses 200mg/dl it is a high risk factor for inviting several health problems like heart attacks, strokes and arthrosclerosis. Cholesterol friendly foods Healthy eating habits form the cornerstone of any cholesterol control plan. I am sure you have heard of oat bran’s power to lower cholesterol. It has a special kind of fiber called beta-glucan. It binds with cholesterol in your digestive tract and helps in its elimination. But, guess what! Oats are not … Continue reading Cholesterol Cutting Chutney →
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