Pregnancy induces a wariness and caution toward what you eat, drink, and do. A similar feeling and myth surround spicy foods during pregnancy. But the fact is, spicy foods are mostly harmless and can be unhealthy only if you're allergic to them, if you feel morning sickness or nausea after smelling or eat them, or if you've always been sensitive to such foods.
Telogen effluvium (TE) is the second most common type of hair loss. It is caused due to various reasons like hormonal changes, dietary deficiency, certain medications, stress, and underlying health conditions. The conditions could be thyroid disorder, allergy due to dyes, and alopecia areata (patterned baldness). The first step in[.....]
One in two people has a deficiency in vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin – quite shocking when you think about the colossally increased sun exposure with global warming and ozone depletion. One would think there’s plenty and more vitamin D for everyone. However, urbanization, diet changes, and other elements of[.....]
Omega-3 supplements are unsaturated fatty acids that will increase satiety. You’ll stay full for a long time and be less likely to binge eat later. Your energy intake can also be controlled with caffeine supplements, which reduce appetite. The caffeine also increases thermogenesis so you burn more fat. Green tea also has caffeine, along with catechins that promote weight loss. Probiotics and ginger support digestion, making sure nutrients are properly absorbed. Ginger has even been linked to lower BMI.
Do you feel bloated and uncomfortable? Do you develop rashes or itching after a meal? Ever wondered if the food you eat could be causing this bloating? Think about it. It is true, we are what we eat. In fact, it’s safe to say that what we eat can affect how[.....]
If you are looking to get your day off to a good healthy start in terms of what you are eating, there are some foods you need to skip at all costs. From fatty foods, processed meats that overload your digestive system, to refined grain waffles, pancakes or high glycemic index foods that can cause sudden hunger pangs there are a range of foods that are better avoided.
Yo-yo dieting is associated with constant cycles of weight loss and regain. Besides being frustrating, it may increase your cardiovascular mortality risk and end up gaining weight instead of losing it. There is also the possibility that the flitting between low calorie healthy foods and binge eating can mess with that all-important balance of good, bad bacteria in the gut.
Jogging helps you burn calories and elevates your metabolism both during your exercise session and after. For those looking for ways to lose weight, aerobic exercise of moderate intensity like jogging is a convenient, inexpensive option. Just remember to combine it with strength training that builds muscle mass a couple of times a week for best results.
Proper hydration begins with balancing the water and oil within your skin. When treating dehydrated skin, start with upping your water intake. Just getting enough water daily can reduce dark circles, soften the skin texture, help reduce acne, and so much more. Here are some of the home tips on how to get some[.....]
Pancreas is a large gland located in the abdominal cavity. It secretes digestive enzymes and releases the hormones insulin and glucagon. These hormones regulate the blood sugar levels in the body.1 Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Normally, pancreatic enzymes are not active until they reach the small intestine. But when an abrupt[.....]
For those of you who wish to keep their blood sugar levels optimal, it is best to avoid foods that are high on the glycemic index (GI). As a general rule, the more ripe, cooked, or processed a fruit, vegetable is, the more likely it is to be higher on the GI. The key offenders include - bananas, pineapple, watermelon, carrots, parsnips, mashed or russet potatoes.
Exercises are awesome for the body. But when weight loss is the goal, you might be wondering which activity burns the most calories. Where does one even start? There’s a good chance you know that you need to lose more than you take in. So while you’re improving your diet,[.....]
Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that adopts a drug-free approach to disease prevention and treatment through exercise, diet control, massage, and more. When we put less emphasis on a “miracle cure” and take care of our overall health and potential for healing rather than the disease, we may[.....]
Olives are loaded with antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fats. They can protect the heart, manage diabetes, and prevent osteoporosis. Olive polyphenols may also protect against dementia and cancer. But don't overdose on table olives, since they contain too much sodium. Choose naturally ripe varieties when you can.
Diabetics should typically eat non-starchy, low-carb foods. A low-fat vegan diet may also help. Get your carbs from whole grains and your protein from lean fish and unsweetened soy. Eat veggies like bitter gourd, beans, broccoli, and carrots. Eat apples, berries, or walnut for snacks. Add a pinch of turmeric and cinnamon to your dishes to improve insulin sensitivity.
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