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Month: July 2017

Watching your Weight: 8 Ways to Keep Your Diet On Track
Diet

Watching your Weight: 8 Ways to Keep Your Diet On Track

Being able to adhere to our diet is what will guarantee whether we see the weight loss results we want, and there are ways and means for us to improve the likelihood of successfully accomplishing that. To save you time, and to eliminate the guesswork, here are my top eight tips for improving your diet adherence... 1. Make small changes It's easy to begin feeling overwhelmed by the amount of "new" things we have to direct our energy towards when making changes in our diet, and all too often will give up when we realize we can't sustain it. 2. Build a support network Surrounding yourself with others who support our goals and encourage positive behaviors can have a huge impact on motivating us to stay consistent with our efforts. Spending more time with those who encourage o...
BEAUTY: Far East Rice Water Remedies
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BEAUTY: Far East Rice Water Remedies

The world is looking to the Far East for inspiration in skin care routines. Already, the Korean secrets are now being researched by the biggest cosmetic houses in a bid to create new lines. One of the simplest and most effective ones is the use of rice water as a skin beauty aid. This has immense benefits which include: Reduces acne and open pores Rice water cleansing helps to control oily skin and will minimize acne and enlarged clogged pores. Simply wash a cupful of rice and allow it to soak in one cup of water for half an hour. Brightens the skin tone Rice water is a used to brighten and even out the skin tone naturally. For it to work well, it should be used in a fermented state. Fermented rice water is very rich in antioxidants and nutrients. The combination of the nutrien...
Weight loss diet: Doing THIS Before Bed Could help you Lose the Love Handles
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Weight loss diet: Doing THIS Before Bed Could help you Lose the Love Handles

Casein is the main protein present in milk and milk products and is available to buy in powder form, similar to whey protein. While many fitness fanatics take casein like protein powder to enhance their performance and to look leaner, researchers have found that incorporating it into a weight loss plan and taking it before you go to bed can help burn fat. A study conducted in the Netherlands found that by multiplying casein intake by two and a half times, participants were able to have a higher metabolic rate while sleeping and a better overall fat balance. The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also found that after taking casein before sleep, satiety levels were 25 per cent higher across the following day. Weight loss teas are a popular shortcu...
Missed Periods? Here are Effective Ayurveda Remedies for You
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Missed Periods? Here are Effective Ayurveda Remedies for You

From missed periods to menstrual cramps, the period problems are common but usually are not considered serious. The uneasy and uncomfortable situation may make you cranky and can adversely affect your mood. Here we have listed a few Ayurvedic remedies which can help you with period problems. For Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)  PCOD is a health condition that affects one in every 10 women. PCOS is an aftermath of a hormonal imbalance in women wherein testosterone levels shoots up in the body causing an array of symptomatic reactions. The most simple and effective treatment for PCOD is Ayurveda. You can rely on Aloe Vera pulp with manjistha (rubia cordifolia) capsule. This helps in purifying blood and gradually restores the health of uterus which results in regular, healthy pe...
Suffer From Insulin Resistance? It’s Not The Same As Diabetes
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Suffer From Insulin Resistance? It’s Not The Same As Diabetes

While diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar, it is caused because of a situation called insulin resistance. This is a condition where the insulin secreted by your pancreas is unable to absorb sugar from the food you eat and so the sugar builds up in your blood stream, bringing you a risk of heart diseases with any more consumption of sugary foods. Diagnosis You can undergo various tests to detect insulin resistance in your body. One kind is the blood sugar fasting where your glucose levels are checked after not eating for about 8 hours. Another is a random blood draw where blood samples can be taken at any time of the day to check glucose levels. People with insulin resistance are also generally low on energy, feel very hungry and find it difficult to concentrate. You may ...
Coffee diet: Can you slurp your way to slim?
Diet

Coffee diet: Can you slurp your way to slim?

What’s better than the aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning? How about the notion that the deep dark elixir of the dawn may actually be the key to losing weight. Oh yeah. “Caffeine can boost athletic performance, both in terms of measurable exercise outcomes such as speed, power, and endurance, as well as psychological benefits in terms of making exercise seem more achievable,” said nutritionist Kristen Beck. “Coffee can suppress appetite simply by providing a boost of energy, but (the trouble with) relying on coffee as a source of energy is that it is only short-term.” Other health experts note that coffee has also been associated with reducing the risks of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, not to mention type 2 diabetes. It may even blunt the d...
Experts Says: Genetically Modified Crops Need Detailed Evaluation
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Experts Says: Genetically Modified Crops Need Detailed Evaluation

"The GM crops aim at increased quantity of the crop, but genetic modification affects the nutrients also, which is different from the naturally grown food. Bio-availability of naturally grown food is always higher than GM crops, which have a different nutritive value," says Dr. Dharini Krishnan, Nutrition Consultant with Heinz Nutrition Foundation. As stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), when new crops are developed using conventional methods, the characteristics can change positively or negatively. Main issues discussed were of allergic reaction, gene transfer and outcrossing due to consumption of such food. "As a case-by-case basis study is needed to assess the GM foods and their safety because different GM crops include different genes inserted in various ways, a definit...