The liver plays a crucial role in keeping the body and the bloodstream free of all toxins besides performing a host of other important functions. It supplies glucose to the blood whenever one has low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia. It stores glucose in the form of glycogen, vitamins A, D, and B, and minerals such as iron and copper. It acts like a ‘washing machine’ and is the main organ involved in the natural detoxification process. A healthy liver eliminates toxins efficiently by either deactivating them or by adding a chemical substance to the toxin to get rid of it. Unless the liver functions properly, we cannot lose excess weight and gain health. Here are a few things that tell you that your liver needs a wash: Feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal Feeling bloated after heavy meals is one of the first indications that your liver needs cleaning. Indigestion Suffering from indigestion, mood swings, bad breath, a coated tongue, and memory loss are signs of mild liver dysfunction and may occur even though all your liver function tests are normal. Raised liver enzymes These are found only when the liver cells are damaged. Don’t wait for that stage … Continue reading 3 things that indicate your liver needs a wash →
Mr. Shah was a happy man for most of him life. He loved his wife and children and truly enjoyed his work. He was reasonably healthy and relished each day of his life. Then a tragedy struck, which produced such stress in his life that he was unable to cope with the stress. Within six months he died of a heart attack. He was fifty-two. Why is your cholesterol high? There is no doubt in my mind that along with cigarette smoking, high blood pressure elevated cholesterol levels and a sedentary life style, stress is also a major risk factor leading to heart – disease. But it is difficult to quantify stress. What may be stressful to you may not be stressful to another person. Apart from work related stress anger is another emotion that can affect your heart. A Harvard Medical School study researched that the average risk of heart attack was increased, two hours after the onset of the anger by 2-3 time. Psychologists now in addition to anger and stress, emphasize the importance of depression and a general feeling of hopelessness. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy as compared to when … Continue reading Emotions – and Cholesterol →
Pregnancy is one of the most important phases of every women’s life. You would have taken very good care to ensure that you get the right food with right nutrients while you were pregnant. You would have taken on a lot of baby weight during your pregnancy. After your child’s delivery, it is time for you to regain your old body and lose the excess baby weight that you’ve gained during pregnancy. Although, losing weight after pregnancy isn’t easy, it is crucial to lose those kilos before its too late. Once too much weight is accumulated, the route to weight loss becomes more complex. One of the proven ways of healthy weight loss after pregnancy is to eat a lot of super foods, which are rich in nutrients and minerals. Here is a list of foods to help Weight Loss post pregnancy: Chia seeds Fish Curd Beans Eggs Chicken Apple Cider Vinegar Dried Nuts Fruits Black Pepper Coconut oil Cruciferous vegetables Leafy Greens Lemons Ginger Chia Seeds They have moderate calories and are high in omega 3 fatty acids. Their high fiber diet makes them a great addition to any weight loss diet Fish It is an excellent source … Continue reading Superfoods for weight loss post pregnancy →
They’re not called a ‘superfood’ for nothing! These little seeds pack a powerful and healthy punch and most importantly, also help you get rid of those extra kilos. Chia seeds are a very good source of magnesium and dietary fiber that makes it one of the most famous superfoods for weight loss. It is high in nutrients, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and calcium. Listed below are a few benefits of chia seeds that will help you with weight loss: High Dose Of Nutrients Packed with an interesting amount of nutrients, chia seeds provide you with good health while helping you is burning your belly fat. Curbs Hunger Cravings Chia seeds come with high fiber content that makes you feel full for longer, curbing your food cravings and urge to have frequent meals. This keeps you away from weight gain. Packed With Energy Also known as ‘Indian Running Foods’, chia seeds provide you with abundant energy that keeps you active throughout the day. This ensures you don’t put on extra weight. Easy-To-Use Since chia seeds don’t have a particular taste, you can make use of it in your smoothies, salads, and desserts. Rich In Antioxidants Chia seeds are quite rich … Continue reading 5 ways chia seeds help you lose weight →
Also termed as the ‘Chinese apple’, pomegranate seeds are crunchy and have a sweet and juicy taste
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