Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Healthy And Nutritious Food Tips for Good Health

Healthy And Nutritious Food Tips for Good Health


Healthy and nutritious food is very important for maintaining a good health. Healthy food involves, regular and timely food, juices, nuts, snacks and much more. A balanced diet, good food habits are essential for a healthy life.

In the normal course of life, we forget to take necessary nutrition that is required for our body and hence we tend to get into many life style diseases. It is very essential for a person to know and understand the benefits of nature’s creation like fruits, vegetables, nuts,etc.

You can find useful articles on nutrition and health benefits of various fruits and vegetables. Read on and add these to your daily life. The value of food is more when it is taken in a systematic manner and also by understanding the benefits of every bite we take.

Custard Apple – Health Benefits: Custard Apple promotes digestion and cures diarrhoea. Apples are rich in vitamins and helps to reduce risks of colon cancer, prostrate cancer and lung cancer.

Radishes and their greens provide an excellent source of vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant. It has anti-inflammatory properties too. Radish leaves are a good source of calcium.  Radish contain cancer-protective properties.

Coconut is known for its antifungal, anti bacterial properties: Coconut oil forms the base of many Ayurvedic medicinal preparations.

Cherries reduce pain and inflammation: Cherries are good source of many vitamins, minerals and are tasty to eat.

Plums lowers age-related macular degeneration: Plums are sweet, juicy and are a good source of Vitamin c, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 and Potassium.

Spinach when cooked is an excellent source of Iron and Calcium: It is recommended for pregnant women in the first 3 months for its folic acid contents..

Beetroots rich in potassium and fiber: Beetroots contains good amount of folate, potassium and manganese. They are effective in curing skin problems.

Cauliflower is good for the heart and reduces the risk of cancer: Cauliflower is highly nutritious and is effective in curing many ailments. It is rich in folate and is good for pregnant woman.

Tomatoes reduce the risk of heart attack: Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant.Healthy food

Musk Melon – Tropical Delight : Musk melon is a tropical fruit which is been cultivated for a very long time. It is a rich source of vitamin ‘C’ and is effective in reducing body heat.

Cabbage helps cure ulcers and prevents colon cancer: Cabbage is a well known common

Avocado – for fitness and health : Avocado is rich in pottasium content. The fruit is also a good source of vitamins.

Papaya – A rich source of Minerals and Fibre : Papaya has high nutritional benefits. It is rich in Anti-oxidants, Minerals and Fibre. It also helps in Skin Treatments.

Oats – Fibre food that cures constipation : Oats have some unique fatty acids and antioxidants which together with Vitamin E slow cell damage.

Nutritional benefits of Watermelon : Watermelon is highly refreshing during summer.

Nutritional benefits of Banana : Banana helps in the treatment of Depression, Anemia, Blood Pressure, Brain power, Constipation, etc.brain-food

Almond: A highly Nutritious fruit : Consumption of Almond lowers cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases and gives overall wellness

Egg: A nutritious food : Egg is a healthy and nutritious food. Highest source of High Biological Value Protein.

Calcium: The bone builder: Calcium Builds Strong Bones. Get calcium from greens, beans, or fortified foods. Vitamin D controls your body’s use of calcium.

Healthy food for Stress Free Life: Nutritious and balanced diet is a must to free ourself from the physical and mental diseases and relieve stress

Mushrooms – A highly nutritious food: Mushrooms are rich in minerals, vitamin D (ergosterol), thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), dietary fibre as well as all the essential amino acids and are low in fat and calories.

Gooseberry (Amla) : Rich in Vitamin C: Amla or Gooseberry has many nutritious benefits.
 9 Tips to Control High Blood Pressure

9 Tips to Control High Blood Pressure


High blood pressure is a common problem that affects lot of people. Nonetheless, there are medications that can help you in lowering your blood pressure. However, these drugs cannot cure the problem; they only help in controlling it. Nevertheless, you can cure this condition by following a healthy life style and a balanced diet. Mentioned below are a few diet changes that can help you in curing high blood pressure.

Fruits and Fresh Vegetables

Your diet should contain more fruits and vegetables. Start taking green and leafy vegetables like broccoli, cabbage etc. You should eat fruits like watermelon, bananas, oranges and potatoes. These fruits have a high concentration of potassium in them. This helps in controlling your blood pressure.

Low-Fat Diet

If you have high blood pressure, it would be helpful if you cut down on high-fat foodstuffs and dairy products. Switch to low-fat dairy items like milk, cottage cheese, yoghurt and low-fat cheese.

Protein-Rich Diet

Your diet should be high in protein and low in fat. In the place of red meat you should take low-fat and protein-rich items like chicken, fish and eggs.

Whole Grains

Avoid processed foods. Switch to a diet that consists of whole grains like oats,
brown breads, cereal and pasta.

Beans, Seeds and Nuts

Include items like kidney beans, nuts, cannellini beans and peanut butter in your diet. This can help you in maintaining your blood pressure.

Healthy Oil

You should switch to healthy oils like olive oil that can help you in reducing high blood pressure. Include olive oil and low-fat margarine in your diet. These items contain omega 3 fatty acids which can help you in maintaining your blood pressure.

Reduce Intake of Sugar and Alcohol

If you have high blood pressure, avoid the intake of sugar and alcohol. Also avoid taking carbonated beverages and food items that have a high concentration of trans-fat and fat. These items can raise your blood pressure as well as damage the blood vessels.

Monitor Your Blood Pressure

If you are making some diet changes to reduce your blood pressure, it would be better if you buy a blood pressure monitor that can help you to check your blood pressure quite frequently.  By following the aforementioned diet changes you will be seeing a notable difference within 2 to 3 weeks.
Avoid Sodium-Rich Diet

Avoid food items that are high in sodium. Avoid foodstuffs that are salty in nature. Your daily intake of sodium should not be higher than 1500 mg. Stop eating items like frozen sea foods, chips, ketchups, mustard and pickles. These items contain sodium in very high quantities. There are certain herbs that can help you in reducing the sodium levels in your food.

Although high blood pressure can lead to several problems, it can be easily controlled with the help of a healthy life style and a controlled diet.

Are you concerned about your unstable blood pressure? Are you looking for a natural remedy that can help you in maintaining your blood pressure? If you are looking for an alternative remedy to deal with your chronic blood pressure problem then try out some of the abovementioned diet changes and dietary tips that can give you some guaranteed results.  By switching to a healthy diet program that contains lots of fruits and green vegetables, you can definitely help your body in lowering your blood pressure. Apart from diet you should also make some lifestyle changes like regular exercise and proper rest.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day: Use, share "Umbrella with Raindrops"

World AIDS Day: Use, share "Umbrella with Raindrops"


New Delhi, Dec 1: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, sexual wellbeing brand announced Umbrella with Raindrops,' as the overwhelming choice in a global poll, to find the safe sex emoji.

Shockingly, almost half of 16-35 year olds think HIV is not something that could over affect them, despite the fact that every 30 seconds a young person is infected with HIV.

Whilst more than 60 percent of young people surved admitted to being uncomfortable discussing sade sex, 72 percent of respondents surveyed, admitted they found it easier to express emotions using emojis anad more than three quarters admitted that they use emojis to discuss sex and relationships.

The unveiling of safe sex emoji is the latest move in Durex's ongoing @CondomEmoji compaign, which calls for Unicode to put a safe sax emoji on every smartphone in the world in order to help young people communicate about safe sex more easily.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Zika virus likely to spread across Asia: WHO

Zika virus likely to spread across Asia: WHO


Manila, Oct 11: Zika infections were "highly likely" to keep spreading across Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Tuesday.

WHO director Margaret Chan said experts were still looking for ways to deal with the virus, the BBC reported.

"Unfortunately, scientists do not yet have answers to many critical questions," she told an annual regional WHO meeting in the Philippines capital, Manila.

Hundreds of cases of the virus were reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand.

Zika generally has mild effects but is more dangerous for pregnant women as it has been linked to severe birth defects, including the brain deformation microcephaly.

According to the WHO, the mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide so far.

Monday, October 10, 2016

50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders

50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders


Islamabad, Oct 9: In Pakistan around 50 million people are suffering from common mental disorders. These afflict 15 to 35 million adults besides 20 million children, according to local media.

"Approximately 20 million children, or 10 per cent of the population, in our country need attention from mental health practitioners," said Dr Ayesha Mian, Chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry at the Aga Khan University (AKU), during a dialogue held on Saturday.

The session on mental health was organised in connection with World Mental Health Day being observed on October 10, the Dawn reported.

Mian said there was a perception that people with mental illness were violent, looked different from others, and could never get better or could not be productive members of society.

"Such misleading stereotypes impact adversely on these people's struggle to cope with their condition," she said.

"Studies show that people with mental illness are much more likely to be a victim than a perpetrator. Media should come forward and be strong partners against this social bias," she said, adding that family members, friends and the society in general have a vital role to play in helping people recover from mental illness.

"They need positive attitude and acceptance of their conditions," she added.