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One of the biggest contributions made by Millennials to the world, is the rediscovery of avocados. Avocados fill Instagram feeds, slathered over multigrain artisanal...
Instant noodles that you crave so dearly for should be avoided. They are the cause for many problems in your body. They increase your blood pressure levels, have a high concentration of msg, causes obesity, contain lots of preservatives, loaded with saturated fats, causes digestive issues, miscarriages, metabolic syndrome. These problems will not stop here and will develop into something more dangerous in the long run if left untreated.
We consume foods that are sweet more than foods with any other taste. Sweet foods feature prominently in the Western diet. But all sugars are not the same. They all behave quite differently once they enter the body and they all have different effects on the body. But, most of us who consume sugars are either unaware or confused about their differences and effects.
Diet soda isn’t the worst drink for diabetes, but it isn’t the best. A healthy diet is important. Diet soda has artificial sweeteners, so it contains little to no calories. It also doesn’t change your blood glucose, making it an ideal swap for regular soda with added sugars. However, the low-calorie content can make you crave more sugar, leading to overconsumption. This worsens metabolic syndrome and increases your risk for complications. If you’re diabetic, drink diet soda in moderation.
The term “diet soda” might sound healthy, but have you tried to find out if it actually helps you at all? Have you ever...
High-fructose corn syrup might make products taste good, but it is of no use to your health. It provides absolutely no nutritional value; a load of calories; accumulates fat in the body; increases the risk of obesity, causes diabetes, cancer, heart disease, gout, and other disorders; and overburdens the liver. It gives you a lot more fructose than your body can digest and manage.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has been recognized as a silent, yet major, disease in developed countries. It starts with a simple fatty liver and gradually advances to fibrosis. The final stage is cirrhosis and liver failure. The symptoms are vague throughout the stages. But early detection can help reverse a fatty liver.
Blend 1 cup mango and 1 avocado, both peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsps honey, and 2 tsps lime juice into a smoothie to lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels. For good health, drink an antioxidant-rich juice of 1/4 avocado, peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1 grated carrot, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup water. Retain the green part of the avocado flesh. Don't add sugar; use a sweet fruit or honey.
Besides the sleep-wake cycle, your biological clock influences normal body parameters such as hormonal balance, body temperature, alertness, and mood. Time-dependent sleep (based on your circadian rhythm) cannot be compensated by sleeping the required amount at odd hours. Increased risks of strokes and cancer, impaired cognition, weakened immunity, and stress are repercussions of untimely sleep.
Disruption of the biological clock or circadian rhythm is an occupational hazard of night shifts. As you try to ward of naturally occurring sleep, the stress causes insulin production to drop spiking your blood glucose levels. Depression, slow responses, and a lowered metabolism are consequences of not sleeping when you should. Simulate night conditions when you do sleep during the day.
Avocados are creamy, buttery fruits grown in warm climates and often enjoyed in Mexican and South American cuisines. Also known as an alligator pear...
A and AB types tend to have high cholesterol levels, and are more prone to blood clot formation and arterial inflammation. In O and B types, a low-fat, high-carb diet can lead to increase in triglyceride levels, blood sugar, blood pressure and abdominal fat. For a healthy heart, A types need gentle exercise, B and AB types need moderate exercise and O types need high intensity exercise.
Polished white rice affects the body’s metabolism, raises blood sugar and serum triglycerides levels, results in metabolic disorders and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Brown Rice has low glycemic index (slower glucose metabolism), decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss and helps in the better dilation of the brachial artery.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of factors that raise your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Avocados contain monounsaturated fats, that help reduce LDL and increase HDL cholesterol. They also contain natural phytosterols, dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium that help lower secondary cholesterol and reduce risk of metabolic syndrome.