Tips for Health

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Hazards of Midnight Snacking

By on October 6, 2013 in Diet, General, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

images (3) May it be due to nervousness, tension, stress, or merely a part of slumber party, mid night snacking must be avoided at all costs. To overcome the hunger pangs which arise in the middle of night, try drinking a glass of water or munch upon some fruit or any veggie. But many of us follow this habit mostly because we find fun in it. Especially late night party lovers, they have big meals comprising of carbs and fats, which they order from any fast food franchise, just for the sake of enjoyment. But they don’t realize what they actually do to their body in the pursuit of partying in the middle of night. Following are mentioned two most commonly observed bad effects of late night snacking upon health.

Weight Gain: No body would like adding extra unnecessary pounds to their body. But weight gain comes in as a deleterious effect of mid night snacking. According to experts, snacking after dinner can ignite weight gain mechanism in the body since it increases your total calorie intake per day. Moreover, during night time, your body is not active so much so that it can digest the food the way it does during rest of the day.

Routine Disturbances: Ever heard of the term “biological clock”? It is actually the intrinsic clock that every organism possesses. Your body well knows when to eat, when to work and when to rest. If, at the time of rest, that is late at night, you go on nibbling upon snacks, this habit can disturb the intrinsic routine of your body in many ways. Like, you won’t be able to attain a proper sleep after gobbling down food, which can likely affect your morning routine.

Hair Thinning and Hair Loss in Women

By on September 29, 2013 in Health with 0 Comments

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Issues related to hair are a sort of nightmare, especially when talking about the women gender.

Your hair forms a vital part of your persona. You shine brightly and walk out confidently when you know that you have strands of fine, heavenly glistening hair.

But it is not every time that your hair sparkles with a shine. Most of the times, we women face problems such as hair thinning and hair loss.

So why does it happen? Pollution and sun maybe? Hence, to overcome these, we go for every external hair treatment within our reach. But ever wondered that the cause maybe lying somewhere internally? Like, in you own body maybe.

Yes, hair loss tends to occur greatly with an underlying health condition, most common of which is nutritional deficiency. Women, and especially those who are in their teens, pregnant, or nursing mothers, tend to have this great issue of hair loss with the hair strand structure turning thin. The most common cause of this could be deficiency of minerals such as iron and zinc. This can easily be compromised through diet or supplement intake. In case of  mineral supplements, consult your doctor first.

Another cause of thin hair structure could be hormones. An excessive conversion of testosterone into dihydro testosterone (DHT) can be the cause. Similar is the reason of hair loss in males, who may have a genetic tendency of this testosterone conversion. DHT imparts a negative effect on the hair, and causes hair thinning prior to hair loss.

A Hundred Percent Beneficial Recipe

By on September 22, 2013 in Diet, Health with 0 Comments

Here is a health recipe that I would like to share with you all. But hold on! Don’t assume it to be like other health recipes, those which are either tasteless or too much bitter, so much so that you have to shut your eyes tight and clip your nose when gulping it down your food pipe.
Instead, this recipe is the one you’d love to eat.
Well, I don’t go for complex and twisted names for food. Hence, I will name it rather simple.
I would like to call it ‘Ginger garlic soup’, too simple, isn’t it?
All you have to do is, take a cup of chicken stock, drop in a teaspoon of garlic paste, and that of some ginger paste, boil it for three to four minutes. And Valla, your soup is ready.
Was that too difficult? Of course not
And it does not taste awful either. You may think that garlic and ginger would yield some dreadful aroma, but that is all handled well by the chicken stock which you took as the base.
For more taste enhancing effects, you can add some oats and black pepper to your soup while it is being boiled. But then you will have to cook it until the oat softens.
So as you see, the ingredients that make up this food are all health enhancers.
Need not to mention the blessings of garlic and ginger.
Moreover, black pepper imparts your food some antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It promotes the health of your gut and also improves digestion.

A Hundred Percent Beneficial Recipe

By on September 22, 2013 in Diet, Health with 0 Comments

Here is a health recipe that I would like to share with you all. But hold on! Don’t assume it to be like other health recipes, those which are either tasteless or too much bitter, so much so that you have to shut your eyes tight and clip your nose when gulping it down your food pipe.
Instead, this recipe is the one you’d love to eat.
Well, I don’t go for complex and twisted names for food. Hence, I will name it rather simple.
I would like to call it ‘Ginger garlic soup’, too simple, isn’t it?
All you have to do is, take a cup of chicken stock, drop in a teaspoon of garlic paste, and that of some ginger paste, boil it for three to four minutes. And Valla, your soup is ready.
Was that too difficult? Of course not
And it does not taste awful either. You may think that garlic and ginger would yield some dreadful aroma, but that is all handled well by the chicken stock which you took as the base.
For more taste enhancing effects, you can add some oats and black pepper to your soup while it is being boiled. But then you will have to cook it until the oat softens.
So as you see, the ingredients that make up this food are all health enhancers.
Need not to mention the blessings of garlic and ginger.
Moreover, black pepper imparts your food some antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It promotes the health of your gut and also improves digestion.

Home remedies using Black seed

By on September 2, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Black seeds are being used since thousands of years and their health benefits are pretty surprising. There is no any illness that cannot be improved by the use of black seeds. If you get to know its health benefits, you will definitely want to add it in your diet.

Health benefits of black seeds:

Following are only some of the health benefits and remedies by which one can get healthy:

For a person who is suffering from cough and respiratory diseases such as asthma, apply Black seed oil on the chest and on the back. He/she can also add a teaspoon black seed oil in warm water and take steam two times a day.

For a patient who has cystic fibrosis, apply black seed oil on chest. Drink a mixture of with a teaspoon of honey and black seed oil three times that is in the morning, in the  afternoon and also in the evening.

For patients who are diabetic, black seeds are very beneficial. All you have to do is mix one cup of Water Cress Seeds or you can also use, Mustard seed, 1/2 cup of pomegranate peel and 1/2  cup of fumitory with one cup of whole black seeds. Now what you need to do is blend this mixture and make powder of it. Now take 1/2 teaspoon of this created  mixture along with one teaspoon of black seed oil every day in the morning before you eat your  breakfast. You need to do this for a month.

All these home remedies using black seeds are very beneficial for health.

Should you let your child spend time playing video games?

By on August 26, 2013 in General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Many parents are very much concerned about their children, who are addicted to video games. It is not their fault at all. Every parent want their child to be physically active, go outside and play like they used to when they were young. Unlike them, a twenty first century child is more attached to video games than to any physical sport. You must’ve heard how bad it is for a growing child to sit back for ours in front of the television playing those action video games and how badly it may affect their growth and their long term health.

It is interesting to note that after a lot of research, it has been proved that playing various video games can actually improve and polish the creativity in you and can also help you think outside the box. It is also seen that if children who had certain brain illness played video games, they showed remarkable fighting spirit.

When research was done on what kind of video games improve cognitive flexibility of a person, it was seen that people who played strategic games did well in the test. They showed amazing problem solving ability and it was seen that they were good in dealing with multiple tasks at a time.

It is also proved through research that playing video games can relief pain. Not only this, when a study was taken place on people of old age, it was found that those elder people who played video games were happier and were in better health than those who didn’t.

 

Garbanzo beans and their health benefits

By on August 18, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know that if you boil 100 grams of Garbanzo Beans without adding any salt, what would you get? Well you would get:

Calories 164

Protein 8.86 grams

Fiber 7.6 grams

Minerals in Garbanzo Beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Garbanzo Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 291 mg

Phosphorus – 168 mg

Calcium – 49 mg

Magnesium – 48 mg

Iron – 2.89 mg

Sodium – 7 mg

Manganese – 1.03 mg

Zinc – 1.53 mg

Copper – 0.352 mg

Selenium – 3.7 mcg

Vitamins in Garbanzo Beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Garbanzo Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin C – 1.3 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.116 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.063 mg

Niacin – 0.526 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.286 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.139 mg

Folate – 172 mcg

Vitamin A – 27 IU

Vitamin E – 0.35 mg

Vitamin K – 4 mcg

Health Benefits Garbanzo Beans:

It is quite interesting when you read the health benefits of the foods that you eat. Here are some advantages of eating garbanzo beans:

Garbanzo beans are an excellent source of dietary fibers including both the soluble as well as insoluble ones.

These act as detoxifying agent.

These are great for diabetics for they have a low glycemic index.

Garbanzo beans improve your immunity.

Due to the fact that Garbanzo beans are rich in iron, they act as a great food for women who suffer from iron deficiency anemia. By replenishing the iron supply, Garbanzo beans help pregnant, menstruating and lactating women from getting anemic.

Garbanzo beans are good for heart.

It is important to note that patients who have sulfide sensitivity may show some symptoms and eating excess amount of Garbanzo beans may lead to kidney stones. So consume Garbanzo beans in moderate quantity.

Mung Beans and its health benefits

By on August 18, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know that if you boil 100 grams of Mung Beans without adding any salt, what would you get? Well you would get:

Calories 105

Protein 7.02 grams

Fiber 7.6 grams

Minerals in Mung Beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Mung Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 266 mg

Phosphorus – 99 mg

Calcium – 27 mg

Magnesium – 48 mg

Iron – 1.4 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.298 mg

Zinc – 0.84 mg

Copper – 0.156 mg

Selenium – 2.5 mcg

Vitamins in Mung Beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Mung Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.164 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.061 mg

Niacin – 0.577 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.41 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.067 mg

Folate – 159 mcg

Vitamin A – 24 IU

Vitamin E – 0.15 mg

Vitamin K – 2.7 mcg

Health Benefits of Mung Beans:

These are great for liver due to the presence of lecithin which helps reduce liver fat and increase efficiency of liver function.

These are great for hypertensive patients for they help maintain not only blood pressure but also reduce bad cholesterol.

They act as detoxifying agents.

These are good for diabetics for they have a low glycemic index.

A good choice for those looking to lose weight

Mung Beans are healthy for your heart and eyes.

These can help you prevent breast tumors.

These are good for your hair.

These are a great source of both fibers and proteins as well as minerals and vitamins.

Mung beans are good for your skin and also contain anti-oxidants that help you fight off the phenomenon of aging.

 

What Artichoke has for you

By on August 6, 2013 in Diet, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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You might be blown away by the amazing health benefits that artichoke and its leaves have to offer to you. Let me tell you that a medium sized artichoke when cooked without any salt gives you:

Calories 64

Protein 3.47 gm

Fiber 10.3 gm

Minerals in a artichoke:

Following is a list of minerals that are found of artichoke while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 343 mg

Phosphorus – 88 mg

Magnesium – 50 mg

Calcium – 25 mg

Iron – 0.73 mg

Zinc – 0.48 mg

Copper – 0.152 mg

Manganese – 0.27 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mcg

Sodium – 72 mg

Vitamins in artichoke:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in artichoke while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin C – 8.9 mg

Niacin – 1.332 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.06 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.107 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.097 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.288 mg

Folate – 107 mcg

Vitamin A – 16 IU

Vitamin K – 17.8 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.23 mg

Health benefits of artichoke:

It has a great many powerfully amazing antioxidants that help you fight off oxidative stress and keep you young.

It contains flavinoids which have rich anti-cancer properties.

It contains those phytochemicals that have the property to increase the flow of bile. Bile is important for digestion of fat.

It is great for liver and gallbladder health.

It is good for your GIT.

It has diuretic property.

It is rich in fiber content.

Bye bye hair thinning

By on July 29, 2013 in General, Health with 0 Comments

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Are your hair shredding like anything? Thinning of your hair may also shrink your self confidence and your beauty. So what can you do regain the volume of your precious hair? Following tips may help you get your desired volume:

Zero stress for zero hair fall is the formula for beautiful thick hair. Take a deep breath and kick the word ‘stress’ out of your dictionary. A bonus tip is, exercise for at least 20 to 30minutes. This will elevate the circulation throughout the course of your scalp and hence promote hair health.

Loss of hair may be due to the some sort of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. So in order to know if you are suffering from any deficiency, you need to see a doctor.

The secret ingredients for healthy hair are anti-oxidants. Fruits are rich in anti-oxidants and so are veggies. Try to consume food stuff that is rich in vitamins such as C and E.

Keep your scalp dandruff free because fungus is also responsible for hair loss.

Do you know there is a relation of the hair loss and hair thinning with digestion? Take care of your GIT in order to keep hair healthy. If you have constipation and diarrhea, you better see a doctor.

Keep iron in your diet because deficiency of iron is also an important factor for hair loss and thinning.

100 strands of hair shedding is normal, but if you think there is a lot hair damage and loss, you can use certain home remedies such as apple cidar vinegar etc.

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