With lifestyle-related health issues being on the rise, it is vital to maintain for us to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle
Heredity Heredity is one of the main risk factors for developing varicose veins, responsible for 80% of varicose vein disease. In fact, the risk of developing varicose veins doubles if both parents have the condition. Obesity Excess weight places undue pressure on your legs. This weakens the walls of your veins, causing them to lose their elasticity. Eventually the veins widen, separating the valves responsible for preventing the backflow of blood. The more blood that enters your veins, the more enlarged they become, twisting as they attempt to fit into their normal space. Lack of exercise Lack of exercise causes poor circulation, which can lead to varicose veins. Jobs requiring prolonged sitting or standing People who stand for long periods of time are at risk, since gravity builds pressure within the veins, causing them to dilate. Low-fiber diet Low-fiber diets produce straining during defecation, increasing pressure in the abdomen, causing a weakening and dilation of the superficial veins in the legs, leading to varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Age over 40 The walls of the veins lose elasticity with age and normal wear and tear.
If you are looking at healthy weight loss, fiber will form a very important part of your overall nutritional plan.
Hair, refers to the thin structures, that grow out of the skin, particularly in a mass on the head. Our hair is important to our appearance, and an outward expression of our personal style. However, due to unhealthy eating habits, stressful lifestyles, dirt and pollution, it often gets dull, damaged and prone to breakage, owing to hair loss. But have no fear, food is the answer! Here are 13 foods that help fight against hair loss. Oats They are rich in fiber and Omega 6 fatty acids which simulate hair growth giving you thick locks. Strawberries They raise levels of silica, a vital mineral for healthy growth. Walnuts They strengthen hair cuticles and nourish the scalp. Salmon They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins, which treat dryness and prevent excessive loss. Sunflower seeds They contain hair loss preventive minerals such as selenium, biotin, and calcium. Yellow capsicum Rich in vitamin C, it strengthens hair shafts and follicles, preventing hair breakage. Chicken & eggs They are excellent sources of protein, and also worthy hair strengthening agents. Oysters Rich in zinc, this food helps treat poor scalp conditions. Avocados Topically applied, it helps stimulate collagen and elastin production. Spinach … Continue reading 13 foods that fight hair loss →
Alcohol is everywhere – at family gatherings, festivals, social outings, business dinners, and of course parties. You may choose to indulge or abstain as per your choice but if you are a diabetic, you need to understand the effects of drinking alcohol on diabetes and its complications, before making a choice. So, if you are diabetic and wondering, which drink to go for and how many, read on! Alcohol & Diabetes; What’s The Connection? Historically, consumption of alcohol by the diabetic patient has been controversial. Recent studies have found out that insulin resistance “is minimal in individuals with regular mild to moderate alcohol consumption and increases in both heavy drinkers and subjects without any alcohol consumption.” What this implies is that moderate alcohol intake, if taken with a meal or snack is safe and has little or no effect on your postprandial glycemic control. However, heavy or continuous alcohol intake is associated with many health risks such as glucose intolerance, hypertension, cirrhosis of the liver and increased prevalence of diabetes-associated complications such as retinopathy and nerve damages. Be Safe! Although moderate drinking is difficult to define, it usually implies an average intake of 4-5 drinks per week. However, obviously, one … Continue reading Alcohol and diabetes →
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