An unhealthy diet affects not just your physical but mental health as well. As an organ that accounts for 25% of our metabolic demands, the brain needs constant nourishment that can’t be met with junk food. So along with medication, consume specific nutrient-rich foods to get better results in reducing the risk of depression.
The rambutan is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that aids in losing weight, strengthening bones, and also offers anti-parasitic properties. The leaves can be juiced and used for a healthy scalp, while the seeds are anti-diabetic. The fruit peel has anti-cancerous properties and can cure dysentery. The bark is known to cure sores. Rambutan is safe for pregnant women, but it's best to consult a doctor and a herbalist just to be sure.
Almonds are nutrient-dense food recommended for heart health, pregnancy, and even your brain. Enjoy a few to get antioxidants and healthy fats into your system along with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Research has shown that they can help with blood pressure, cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, cholesterol problems, and even digestive health.
If you have anemia, your blood does not have enough oxygen to deliver to the rest of the body. The most common cause of anemia is the lack of iron in your body. Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. There are several other types of anemia including[.....]
Vitamin B isn’t just one essential vitamin—the vitamin B family includes 8 essential vitamins and each type has a role to play, adding value to the nutrient pool. You receive most of them from your daily diet, while a few are taken as supplements. Here is how this family can benefit[.....]
A good filler food, okra not only curbs hunger but keeps you from tiring, too. It also strengthens your immunity against conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, liver disease, breast cancer, and asthma. Being rich in vitamins A, C, and K, it helps fortify bones while also improving your eyesight. Experiment with okra water, peels, and powdered seeds to see what suits you best.
Eating fish head will add more meat and flavor to your meals. It’s a great source of protein that’s healthier than red meat. Fish heads are also full of omega-3, a nutrient that will keep your brain and heart healthy. Plus, you’ll get a healthy dose of the powerful antioxidant vitamin A. It’ll protect your immune system and eye health. Eating fish even helps the environment, because processing facilities will have fewer scraps to toss.
Pregnancy brings about a variety of changes in your body, habits, and behavior with every passing week. Some of these changes may also affect your taste buds which results in you picking up new, even strange food tastes.1 This change in tastebuds is called dysgeusia. Plenty of women start developing[.....]
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[.....]
Taking good care of your skin is an important step in diminishing the signs of aging. Your preventive measures should strengthen the collagen, fight free radicals, and prevent UV exposure as they have a significant role in aging. Adopt healthy eating patterns to fight poor nutrition, that may induce skin aging. Use sunscreen to protect your skin from chronic sun exposure.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome with physical symptoms (breast pain, bloating etc.) and psychological symptoms (depression, anxiety etc.). Fine-tuning your diet and exercising can be useful. Herbal remedies like chasteberry, St John’s wort, ginkgo, and evening primrose oil can also help with symptoms while cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture can improve anxiety and depression. Your homeopathic doctor may recommend medicines like sepia, calcarea, or pulsatilla.
Vitamin B12 is made by certain bacteria in animal guts and its deficiency can result in a host of health issues from chronic anemia and psychological problems like depression to cardiovascular diseases and even fertility issues. The symptoms of a deficiency can be broadly classified into neuropsychiatric, hematological, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous symptoms. You are at a risk for vitamin B12 deficiency if you are vegan, had a weight loss surgery, has intestinal diseases, are on acid-reducing drugs, or drink heavily. The elderly and the babies born to vegan mothers are more at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Treatment depends on the cause and the severity of the symptoms.
Macadamia nuts are full of monounsaturated fatty acids. These healthy fats can lower cholesterol levels, therefore decreasing your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. They’re also low in saturated fat, making them an ideal food for weight loss. Macadamia nuts are also a surprising source of fiber, which will help your digestive system stay healthy. You’ll also get a good dose of thiamin, which is needed for your brain to properly function.
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[.....]
Eat right by adopting a Mediterranean diet, loading up on vitamins B3, B12, K, D, and cutting back on salt, sugar, red meat. Indulge in mentally stimulating activities such as solving puzzles, crosswords and/or learning new languages. Practice cardio and strength training 3-5 times a week for at least 30 mins. Aim for 6-8 hrs of deep sleep every night. Quit alcohol, smoking.
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