బరువు తగ్గాలంటే పాటించాల్సిన ఆరు సూత్రాలు     నమిలి తినాలి:- వినటానికి ఆశ్చర్యంగా ఉంటుంది కానీ మనలో చాలామంది ఆహారాన్ని నమిలి తినరు. గబగబ తినేస్తారు. దీని వల్ల ఆహారంలో ఉండే కొన్ని రకాల పీచు పదార్థాలు జీర్ణం కావు. అందువల్లే ఆహారాన్ని నెమ్మదిగా నమిలి తినమని నిపుణులు సూచిస్తూ ఉంటారు. నెమ్మదిగా నమిలినప్పుడు నోటిలో లాలాజలం ఊరుతుంది. దీనిలో ఉండే ఎంజైమ్‌లు ఆహారం త్వరగా జీర్ణమయ్యేలా చేస్తాయి.   ఎక్కువ అల్పాహారం:- గబగబ ఆఫీసులకు, కాలేజీలకు బయలుదేరేవారికి కష్టం కానీ.... ఉదయం పూట ఎక్కువ తింటే ఎటువంటి జబ్బులు దగ్గరకు రావంటున్నారు నిపుణులు. దీనికి ఒక కారణముంది. రోజంతా పనిచేయాలంటే మన శరీరానికి పోషక పదార్థాలు అవసరం. లేకపోతే అవసరమైన శక్తి అందదు. అందువల్ల పొద్దుటిపూట వీలైనంత ఎక్కువ తిని.. మధ్యాహ్నం భోజనం తక్కువగా తినమని నిపుణులు సూచిస్తున్నారు.   రాత్రి కొద్దిగానే:- కొంత మంది రాత్రి చాలా ఎక్కువగా తింటారు. దీని వల్ల మన జీర్ణ వ్యవస్థ ఇబ్బంది పడుతుందని నిపుణులు చెబుతున్నారు. శరీరంలో మిగిలిన అవయవాల మాదిరిగానే మన జీర్ణ వ్యవస్థకు కూడా విశ్రాంతి ఉండాలి. రాత్రి ఎక్కువగా తినటం వల్ల జీర్ణవ్యవస్థకు తక్కువ విశ్రాంతి దొరుకుతుంది. దాని ప్రభావం మర్నాడు ఉదయం శరీరంపై పడుతుంది. రాత్రి ఎక్కువ తినేవారు సాధారణంగా ఉదయం తక్కువగా తింటారు. దీని వల్ల పగలంతా శరీరానికి అవసరమైన పోషక పదార్థాలు లభించవు.   గ్లౌసిమిక్ ఇండెక్స్ కూడా ప్రధానమే:- మనం తినే ఆహారపదార్థాలలో కొన్ని త్వరగా.. కొన్ని ఆలస్యంగా శక్తిని విడుదల చేస్తాయి. ఆలస్యంగా శక్తిని విడుదల చేసే ఆహారపదార్థాల వల్ల మన శరీరంలో చక్కెర నిల్వలు అదుపులో ఉంటాయి. ఆహారపదార్థాలు శక్తిని విడుదల చేసే స్థాయిని నిర్ధారించే టేబుల్‌ను గ్లౌసిమిక్ ఇండెక్స్ అంటారు. ఉదాహరణకు బ్రౌన్ రైస్, గోధుమలు గ్లౌసమిక్ ఇండెక్స్ ప్రకారం నెమ్మదిగా శక్తిని విడుదల చేస్తాయి. మైదా త్వరగా విడుదల చేస్తుంది. అందువల్ల బ్రౌన్ రైస్, గోధుమతో చేసిన పదార్థాలను తినటం వల్ల శరీరంలోని శక్తి సమతౌల్యంలో సమస్యలు ఏర్పడవు.   సరైన వంట:- మనం తినే పదార్థాలతో పాటు వాటిని వండే పద్ధతి కూడా ముఖ్యమే. ఉడకపెట్టిన పదార్థాలలో తక్కువ కేలరీలు ఉంటాయి. వేయించిన పదార్థాలలో ఎక్కువ కేలరీలు ఉంటాయి. అందువల్ల వేయించటం తప్పనిసరైనప్పుడు ముందు ఆ పదార్థాన్ని ఉడకపెట్టాలి. ఆ తర్వాతే వేయించాలి.   ఎక్కువ నీళ్లు:- ప్రతి రోజు వీలైనన్ని ఎక్కువ నీళ్లు తాగాలి. నీరు మన ఆకలిని నియంత్రించటమే కాకుండా శరీరపు ఉష్ణోగ్రతలను నియంత్రణలో ఉంచుతుంది. శరీరంలో మలినాలను బయటకు పంపటంలో కూడా నీరు చాలా ప్రముఖ పాత్ర వహిస్తుంది.  

 Healthy Coconut Oil-2     Antibacterial properties: Coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties that help boost immune function and fight off illness-causing viruses and bacteria. It also helps protect the body from ringworm, yeast, candida and intestinal parasites, among other issues. Whats great about the oil is that its texture allows for easy external application, and it can be used for skin issues like diaper rash, eczema and acne. Of course, be sure you're storing the oil you use on your body in a separate container from the one containing the oil you use for cooking. Weight and Cholesterol maintenance: Research shows that, women who had abdominal obesity(excess belly fat), adding coconut oil to their diets reduced body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and "bad" LDL Cholesterol, while raising "good" HDL Cholesterol. Replacing cholesterol-raising fats like butter with a healthier fat like coconut oil is a great way to support weight loss and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. And healthy weight and cholesterol levels are also good for the heart. Skin and Hair health: Coconut oil is naturally moisturizing, making it good to use externally on dry skin and hair. It also contains the antioxidant Vitamin E, which has a protective effect on the skin and supports healthy aging by reducing free radical damage. I recommend using organic coconut oil to limit exposure to toxins and chemicals. Diabetes support: Emerging studies show evidence that coconut oil supports the health of those with or at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Research published in a American Heart Association's journal found that "dietary supplementation with MCFA ( medium chain fatty acids) found in sources like coconut oil may be beneficial for preventing obesity and peripheral insulin resistance" conditions that can lead to diabetes. We will learn about how to replace other cooking oils with coconut oil and its supplementation in our next article.

బరువు తగ్గడానికి ఎలాంటి ఆహరం తీసుకోవాలి?   బరువు తగ్గడానికి చాలామంది చాలా రకాల కార్యక్రమాలు చేస్తుంటారు. కానీ మనం తీసుకునే ఆహరం సమానంగా తీసుకుంటేనే బరువు పెరుగుదలను తగ్గించవచ్చు. దీనికి కావలసింది కేవలం సరైన మాంసకృత్తులు మరియు పోషక విలువలున్న ఆహరం మాత్రమే. మీరు తీసుకునే ఆహరం యొక్క ప్రణాళిక అనేది మీ యొక్క బరువు తగ్గడంలో ముఖ్య పాత్ర వహిస్తుంది. బరువు తగ్గడానికి మరి ఎలాంటి డైట్ ప్రణాళికను వాడాలో ఇపుడు తెలుసుకుందాం.   వెజ్ - శాకాహారం:- ఉదయం వేళలో... బ్రేక్ ఫాస్ట్ : 1: ఒక కప్పు కాఫీ లేదా పాలతో బ్రెడ్ ను తీసుకోవడం. 2: పండ్లు లేదా టమాటాలు వంటి తాజా కూరగాయలు తీసుకోవడం. మధ్యాహ్నం - లంచ్ : 1: గ్రీన్ వెజిటబుల్ సోర్ మిల్క్ (దహి) తో రెండు చిన్న చపాతీలు తినాలి. 2: రెండు లేదా మూడు చిన్న దోసకాయలు, క్యారెట్ వంటివి తినాలి. 3: ఒక కప్పు అన్నం మరియు ఒక కప్పు పప్పు ఆహారంగా తీసుకోవాలి. రాత్రి - డిన్నర్ : 1: సూప్ (టమోటా, పాలకూర మరియు స్వీట్ కార్న్) మరియు పాపడ్ తీసుకోవచ్చు. 2: ఒక కప్పు శాకం మరియు రెండు చపాతీలు తీసుకోవాలి.   మాంసాహారం:- ఉదయం వేళలో... బ్రేక్ ఫాస్ట్ : 1: రెండు లేదా మూడు ఉడికించిన గుడ్లు తీసుకోవచ్చు. 2: ఒక కప్పు కాఫీ లేదా పాలతో బ్రెడ్ ను తీసుకోవడం. మధ్యాహ్నం - లంచ్ : 1: మాంసం లేదా ఒక ఫిష్ యొక్క చిన్న చిన్న ముక్కలు, రెండు చపాతీ మరియు దాల్ తీసుకోవాలి 2: ఏదైనా తక్కువ కాలరీలు మాంసాహార క్రమాలలో సూప్ మరియు పాపడ్ తీసుకోవచ్చు. రాత్రి - డిన్నర్ : 1: తక్కువ కాలరీలు కల్గిన మాంసాహార సూప్ మరియు పాపడ్ తీసుకోవచ్చు. 2: చికెన్ 100గ్రాములు మరియు రెండు చపాతీలు, ఒక కప్పు సూప్ ఆహారంగా తీసుకోవచ్చు. ఈ విధంగా చేయడం వలన ఎలాంటి సైడ్ ఎఫ్ఫెక్ట్స్ లేకుండానే, ఆరోగ్యంగా ఉంటూనే మీ బరువును మీరు తగ్గించుకోవచ్చు.

బ్యాలెన్స్ డైట్   శరీరంలోని జీవక్రీయలు సవ్యంగా సాగడానికి.. ఆరోగ్యంగా ఉండాలన్నా సమతుల ఆహారం తీసుకోవడం తప్పనిసరి. అసలు సమతుల ఆహారం అంటే ఏమిటి..? అది తీసుకోకపోతే ఏం జరుగుతుందో తెలుసుకోవాలంటే ఈ వీడియో చూడండి.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG8myPLKfV8

Quinoa's Nutrition Value Makes it a Superfood!     Quinoa is a grain that originated in the mountainous regions of South America that has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years due to its significant nutrition and health benefit. It contains all nine amino acids that are vital for muscle growth and development. So if you want to build muscle, then quinoa is a complementary of animal products. Animal products provide protein, but they are loaded with cholesterol. One cup of quinoa provides about 220 calories and 8 grams of protein. This is the protein equivalent to one egg or approximately one ounce of chicken, fish, or other animal protein. Another good reason to have Quinoa is it contains more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain. In fact, you’ll get an impressive list of vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, potassium, and riboflavin, plus minerals like copper, zinc, magnesium, and folate, as well as the antioxidants phytonutrients quercetin and kaempferol, which lend anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting prowess to each bowl consumed. Quinoa may be beneficial for who are following a gluten-free diet and might be concerned about nutrients they are missing by eliminating gluten-containing grains from their diets. Did you know that Quinoa aids in keeping diabetes at bay? It turns out that eating quinoa also reduces your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, but it can also help you keep those glucose levels balanced if you already have diabetes. This is due to the fact that it’s rich in complex carbohydrates, or healthy carbohydrates, that slowly digest and keep you satiated for longer while keeping your blood sugar and appetite level. Our diet lack required intake of fiber which is alarming reason for many of health problems like obesity, craving for calorie dense food, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Fiber is required for multiple functions that make it vital. Quinoa can fill those gap in your diet. The fiber content of quinoa is double than that of other grains that we usually eat such as wheat, a major source of energy and fiber. It contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. But the quantity of insoluble fiber is quite high thus lowering its benefit. ..Divya

Difference between Vegan and Vegetarian diet!     Vegan diet is seen as a subset of various possible vegetarian diets/lifestyles. And it is being chosen by a lot of people over vegetariansim and non vegetarianism. The general interpretation is that a vegan will not consume any foods of animal origin, not even honey, while a vegetarian might consume eggs (ovo-vegetarian), or dairy (lacto-vegetarian). Another general interpretation is that Veganism is a subdivision of Vegetarianism. However, some people believe that the only true vegetarian is a vegan. Virtually all vegan societies also add that a vegan does not use products that come from animals, such as leather, wool, down, cosmetics, or products which have been tested on animals. Videos on the cruel way in which animals are bred for eventual slaughter are pushing most of the people into choosing this diet. Vegans do not consume or use dairy products or eggs even though doing so would not kill the animal. Part of the reason is a belief in the absolute right of animals to exist freely without human interference, but also because many commercially-raised egg-laying chickens and dairy cows are slaughtered when their productivity declines with age. Since animal products are the most convenient sources of protein and iron, vegans have a hard time getting an equal fix, which isn’t to say it’s impossible. Studies cited a cup of cooked lentils and a cup of cooked black beans each pack 18 grams of protein; a veggie burger patty packs 13g of protein; while 4 ounces of firm tofu packs 11g of protein. While Vegetarians eliminate animal products, too, but the dairy can stay if the dieter wants. Vegetarians have long been hailed as the healthiest eaters. A study published found people who mostly adhere to a pro-vegetarian diet (70 percent of food intake is derived from plants) were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. And a slew of other research have associated this particular diet with reduced risk for certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, and early death. And again, like vegans, maintaining a mostly plant-based diet is beneficial to the environment. Eating animal fats and proteins has been shown in studies to raise a person's risk of developing cancer, diabetes,rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and a number of other illnesses and conditions. The fat and protein content of cow's milk is very different from human milk, leading some experts to suggest that we are not designed for consuming cow's milk. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes contain no cholesterol and are low in fat, especially saturated fats. They are also high in fiber and other nutrients. There are several plant based foods that are good sources of protein, such as beans, peanuts, and soya. veganism is very restrictive. While protein and iron can be otherwise sourced, vitamin B12 another vitamin rich in animal products is harder to get. There’s also a tendency for meat-free eaters to fill the animal void with processed foods. The trick, as experts would tell you, is not to go all-vegan or all-vegetarian at once; gradually phase meat out of your diet, while adding more vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options.     ..Duivya

  మనం తినే ఆహారాన్ని బట్టి ఆరోగ్యం ఆధారపడి ఉంటుంది. ఫాస్ట్ ఫుడ్స్ లాంటివి జబ్బులపాలు చేస్తాయి. పోషక విలువలు లేని ఆహారం తిన్నందువల్ల ప్రయోజనం ఉండదు. కొన్నికొన్ని పదార్థాలు మంచి పోషకాలతో శక్తిని చేకూరుస్తాయి. మరికొన్ని పదార్థాల్లో మెడిసినల్ వాల్యూస్ ఉంటాయి. అలాంటివాటిని తప్పక తినాలి. ఉసిరికాయల్లో ఎన్నో ఔషధ గుణాలు ఉన్నాయి. కనుక ఉసిరికాయలు తినడం అవసరం. దానివల్ల ఎన్ని లాభాలున్నాయో తెలుసుకుందాం.   * శరీరంలో ఉండే వేడిని తగ్గించి చల్లబరుస్తుంది. * కాన్స్టిపేషన్ సమస్య ఉంటే తగ్గుతుంది. * సి విటమిన్ అధికంగా ఉన్న ఉసిరికాయలు ఐరన్ , ఇంకా ఇతర ఖనిజాలను శరీరం గ్రహించేలా చేస్తాయి. * అజీర్ణం, కిడ్నీ సమస్యల్లాంటివి ఉసిరితో తగ్గుతాయి. * మధుమేహ వ్యాధి నియంత్రణలో ఉంటుంది. * ఎర్ర రక్తకణాలు పెరిగేందుకు ఉసిరి తోడ్పడుతుంది. * ఆమ్లాలో రోగ నిరోధక శక్తి పుష్కలంగా ఉంటుంది. * ఆకలి మందగించడం, నోరు సహించకపోవడం లాంటివి తిగ్గుతాయి. * ఉసిరితో కంటిచూపు మెరుగవుతుంది. * ఉసిరికాయలు తిన్నా, ఆమ్లా ఆయిల్ వాడినా జుట్టు రాలదు. బాగా పెరుగుతుంది కూడా. కొలెస్ట్రాల్ స్థాయిని తగ్గిస్తుంది. ఇన్ని లాభాలు ఉన్నాయి కనుక ఉసిరికాయల సీజన్లో వాటిని సంపాదించి ఏదో ఒక రూపంలో సేవిద్దాం.

The Green Wonder     Spinach or Palak as we call it, is one of the most consumed green leafy vegetable. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C, E and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, folate, protein and dietary fiber. Plus, it is loaded with flavonoids and carotenoids. Scientifically known as as Spinacia oleracea, spinach belongs to the amaranth family and is related to beets and quinoa. Eating spinach may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress, help prevent cancer and reduce blood pressure levels. Cooking spinach actually increases its health benefits! Just half a cup of cooked spinach will give you thrice as much nutrition as one cup of raw spinach. That’s because the body cannot completely break down the nutrients in raw spinach for its use. Unprocessed or raw spinach contains amino acids, carotenoids, potassium, iodine, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, A, E, B Complex and K. All the minerals present in this healthy vegetable are alkaline in nature. Thus, they help maintain the pH level balance in the body. There’s a compound in spinach called oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium and iron. An easy way to solve this problem is to pair spinach with a food high in vitamin C. Spinach contains antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin in plentiful which protect the eye from cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Zeaxanthin is an important dietary carotenoid which is absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes, providing light filtering functions. Spinach also contains vitamin A which is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and essential for normal eyesight. Did you know that freezing spinach diminishes its health benefits? So in order to get the best from the leaf is to buy it fresh and eat it the same day. Most of the carbs in spinach consist of fiber. Spinach also contains 0.4% sugar, mostly glucose and fructose. Most nutrients in spinach are alkaline in nature. Due to the very high alkalinity of spinach juice, you get substantial, natural relief from rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to this, spinach also clears out various tissues in the body and helps maintain your blood’s alkalinity level. What few know is that it also very good for digestion. Spinach eases constipation and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers.  It also flushes out toxins from the colon. ..Divya

Cinnamon and Honey have Some Unbelievable Benefits!     There are a number of health benefits of honey and cinnamon which include a strong immune system, digestive system, healthy heart, bones, skin, teeth, and hair, weight loss, itching, and arthritis. Honey comes with a number of health benefits when consumed individually, and when consumed in combination with a number of food items, the most useful combinations are formed with cinnamon, ginger, and milk. Both honey and cinnamon are individually used for dental care. A mixture prepared from the two is also useful in dental care, particularly in removing bad breath and toothache.   Honey and cinnamon can help bring down high blood pressure numbers when used consistently. Since high blood pressure is a precursor to serious heart problems, it’s important to keep your blood pressure at healthy levels. Honey has been shown to help prevent blood pressure from getting to high levels. Cinnamon has been shown to actually lower blood pressure when it has reached higher than desired levels. The combination of the two means you’re getting both preventive and immediate help for high blood pressure.   This mixture has been found to manage the pain caused by arthritis. Research also shows that a lot of people said that it has provided them a relief from the pain they have had for years. You should consume this mixture of 1 Cup of hot water 2 Teaspoons of honey 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon daily both in the morning and evening as well. It could be the anti-inflammatory properties of each item that cuts down their pain.   Many people have found that taking the mixture of honey and cinnamon can build up your vitality in about a week. The honey will give you a nice little boost without raising your blood sugar levels and you won’t have to worry about a jittery feeling like you would get from coffee. Use 1/2 Tablespoon of honey, a glass of water, a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on the top. Just keep a container of this aromatic spice and a jar of organic honey at work and you can sip on a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. You’ll definitely feel refreshed.   One of the most intriguing benefits of using honey and cinnamon is the potential to ward off cancer with them. Research on a mixture of both is largely nonexistent, but studies have been done on the individual ingredients and the results are promising. Cinnamon alone has been touted as an anti-cancer spice, and honey has also gotten its fair share of attention as being helpful in fighting off cancer. When the two are mixed together you are getting the benefit of both at the same time, doubling the potency. It’s important to remember that these sort of results don’t appear overnight or from a one-time use. You’ll need to use this every day in order to reap the long-term benefits. ..Divya

Diet mistakes which ruin your weight loss journey     The sole aim of a good diet is to get fit and healthier. When you're working hard to achieve results, its important to make sure that you're not falling victim to these common dieting mistakes. Avoiding lentils is something that a lot of people do to lose weight, but do you know that it could be detrimental to your weight loss journey? You could be tricked into believing that legumes such as lentils, beans, and chick peas were bad for you. The theory that legumes are loaded with phytate and lectins (which make them hard to digest) is hard to ignore. That is, until you realise that you can neutralise these compounds simply by soaking legumes overnight in water.   The most vital meal of the day is your breakfast. The cliché is true: it's so important to start the day with a healthy meal, because research shows a good breakfast both boosts your metabolism and keeps you more satisfied throughout the day. And that means less reaching into the snack stash. Skipping meals may seem like a good way to skimp on calories, but it actually can lead you to eat more later on. If you don't eat lunch, for instance, you might overcompensate at dinner thinking you deserve the extra calories. Eat when you're hungry to keep hunger and portions in check.     A crash diet is a complete No No. It's tempting to try a restrictive diet when you want to quickly drop a few pounds. And although you may lose a bit of weight in the short term, you're doing more damage to your body in the long run. Also just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean you can eat a mountain of it. Switching from white rice to quinoa, eating nuts instead of chips, using olive oil instead of processed mayo these are all healthy changes but they aren’t low-calorie substitutions. Remember, it is all about portions. Remember that 'health' goes far beyond the food you eat and the exercise you do. Yes, it’s about being active and vibrant. But it’s also about living a life without limits or restrictions. - Divya  

    Is Peanut Butter a Healthy Food Option!     Peanut butter is one of the most regularly used bread spread while at the breakfast table. While most of us think it is filled with health benefits, do we really know how the bread spread does do to our health in real? Did you know that a lot of people who are calorie conscious do not opt for having peanut butter. Just for the fact that its high calorie content. A mere two tablespoons contains 200 calories, which, depending on your daily intake, could make up as much as 10 percent of your daily calorie allotment. A few heaping spoonfuls throughout the day, and you may quickly find yourself at half of your daily calorie intake. So how exactly does it promote a flat belly, and what else does peanut butter do to your body? Experts say Nuts have a healthy fat profile  including mono and polyunsaturated fats are rich in antioxidants, contain nutrients like potassium that help maintain a healthy blood pressure, are rich in fiber, and contain heart-healthy plant phytosterols. As far as weight loss goes, it may seem counterproductive to eat fats to lose fat, but peanut butter certainly proves that certain fats can help you ward off excess weight. Peanuts and peanut butter offer healthy levels of zinc. people who eat a diet rich in foods like avocado, olive oils, and peanut butter are more likely to not only lose weight, but also keep the weight off for longer than those who follow a low-fat diet.   Peanut butter's saturated-fat content is a concern for some people. Saturated fat was once deemed the demon of heart disease and was portrayed as evil by the fat-loss community. The truth is that saturated fat is not the root of all evil. In fact, it's actually beneficial to the production of crucial hormones and vitamins such as vitamin D. Eating peanut butter may help reduce risk of developing diabetes too. The protein, fiber and healthy fat in peanut butter can give you that kick you need to start the day on an active note and also to give you that much needed boost through the mid day. A study also found that those getting the most niacin from foods were 70 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Peanuts are one of the foods highest in niacin.   Peanut butter has higher antioxidant levels than apples, carrots, or beets, and is more on par with the levels found in blackberries and strawberries. Peanut butter contains high amounts of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and a decent amount of protein. Ideally, use an organic brand which contains just peanuts and salt. This kind is full of peanut flavor and doesn’t contain additives and is better for the environment too. Refrigerate it and turn it upside down in the fridge so the peanut oils and solids can re-mix. Peanut butter with no hydrogenated fats and no sugar is the best. ..Divya

Healthy food for Digestive System     Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a breakdown of large food molecules to smaller ones. The digestive system is very important for the maintenance of health. The digestive system processes everything we eat and drink to supply the body with the energy and material that it needs to function, build and maintain itself. It comprises the digestive tract from the mouth through the stomach, small and large intestines, to the anus. There are many areas in the digestive process where things can go wrong. Below we have addressed.   * Crohn's disease * Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) * Hemorrhoids (piles) * Indigestion and  diarrhea We can reduce the risks of developing a range of Digestive System Disorders, and add many more years of healthy, active time to their life span, by eating a healthy, high fiber diet including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, while avoiding processed foods, fast foods, and foods that are high in salt, sugar, and fat. You may benefit from including one or more of the following foods in your diet - all of them are rich in nutrients that are particularly important to the health of your digestive system. Ginger: Ginger is often used to settle an upset stomach or treat severe stomach ailments such as dyspepsa or colic. It is frequently used today in developing countries to treat diarhea. Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of craps.   Foods rich in fiber: Your body needs fiber. Once the missing fiber in the diet, you are prone to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease and some cancers. Foods rich in fiber and filter to keep food in the digestive system to extract energy and nutrients, wastes also pushed back out. Please add to your daily diet you all kinds of vegetables, fiber from whole grains, whole grain products, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, lentils … Water:   Drinking water between your meals cleans the stomach of the small trapped food pieces and gives it a rest so it can stop producing acids. Water also helps to clean the digestive tract of small pieces of food. Enzymes, water, and good bacteria all work together to maintain optimum digestion, nutrient absorption and health. Avocados: Avocados are one of the best foods you can eat for digestive health. Avocados work to stimulate the healthy functioning of your digestive organs, including your pancreas, gallbladder, liver and intestinal tract. Oats: Not only do whole oats contain plenty of soluble- fibre, they also provide significant amounts of selenium, thiamin, phosphorus, and manganese, and smaller amounts of copper, folate, vitamin E, and zinc. If you have to choose between rolled oats and quick oats, choose the rolled variety. Rolled oats are made with a steaming process that doesn't destroy many nutrients, while quick oats are made with dehydrating and pre-cooking processes, which typically leave oats extremely nutrient-depleted. Cod liver oil: Cold liver oil provides plenty of natural vitamin A, It also provides natural vitamin D, which we know is an extremely powerful immune system modulator, with research indicating that vitamin D may be critically important in preventing the development of autoimmune conditions, including those of the GI tract. If you want to build and maintain a healthy digestive tract for the long term, you really have to take a holistic approach and address several areas of your life: your food choices, eating habits, exercise habits, resting habits, and emotional health.

Fiber Rich Foods   Fiber rich food is very essential for the body and should be included into our daily diet. Consuming nutritious fiber rich foods is a great way to improve our digestive system and fiber rich food also helps in lowering the levels of cholesterol in the body. It is found that, foods that have high fiber content are generally a good source of essential nutrients as well.   When we eat foods such as fruit, vegetables, bran muffins and cereal, we are taking fiber into the body. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that is not digested. It also cannot be absorbed into our blood. The fiber in our food comes from plants. There are two different types, insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble fiber, as its names suggests, is fiber that dissolves in water. Soluble fiber is the type that is thought to lower cholesterol. We can obtain soluble fiber by eating oatmeal, barley, citrus fruits and dried beans. Having a high fiber diet that contains soluble fiber is thought to help with weight loss. This is because after eating foods containing this type of fiber you will be left feeling full for a greater length of time. Insoluble fiber includes the skins of vegetables and also wheat bran. It is more commonly known as roughage. The advantage of including roughage into a high fiber diet is that it helps in preventing colon cancer. Insoluble fiber has also shown great benefits in helping to prevent diverticulitis. Grains: Grains are some of the very best sources of fiber. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals and low in fat and sodium, making them healthy additions to your diet. According to the Wheat Foods Council, just 1 oz. of wheat bran cereal contains 8 grams of fiber. Whole grains like bulgur and barely add 3 to 4 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup. If you eat foods like pasta and bread, switching to whole wheat versions will increase your fiber intake. A slice of whole wheat bread contains 2 grams, as does a whole wheat tortilla. Whole wheat spaghetti provides over 3 grams per half cup. The AHA recommends eating more whole grains rather than processed grains for their increased fiber and nutrient content. Beans: Beans rival grains in their fiber content. For example, just 1/2 cup of kidney beans gives you 8.2 grams. Lentils contain 5 grams per half cup. A similar sized serving of split peas has 4.4 grams. Not only are beans high in fiber, but they are also high in nutrients like iron and protein and low in fat. Because of this, you can use them in place of meat in many of your recipes to reduce the fat content. Try sprinkling beans into soups and salads or using them instead of ground beef in tacos or chili. Fruits and Vegetables: Pretty much all fruits and vegetables provide some fiber, but some have more fiber than others. One of the fruits that contain the highest amount of fiber is the prune. A half cup of stewed prunes has 4.5 grams of fiber per serving. Oranges and apples with the peel still on provide about 3 grams of fiber each. A 1/2 cup of strawberries will give you 2 grams. When it comes to vegetables, broccoli scores high at 2.3 grams per 1/2 cup. Carrots have the same amount, but you can add more fiber by keeping the peel on. A medium tomato has about 1.3 grams. Other excellent sources of fiber include cabbage, green, leafy vegetables like collards and kale and Brussels sprouts.

  Are You Taking Your Last Meal On Time!   Did you ever wonder why our elders are healthier than us? One obvious reason is that the kind of food was healthier than what we eat today. Also the quality of food was much better. But, is that the only reason why they were healthy? Research throws light on other factors that contributed to their health. Along with eating right, it is also important to eat on time.   This is especially true for the last meal of the day. There are many reasons why our elders recommended and preferred taking dinner before sun set. Most of us may think it is an old habit, but we must realize that it has a lot of scientific evidence backing it. Obesity can be easily prevented by simply eating on time. Those who never saw a relation between these two factors, have a lot to discover here.     Normally, the body metabolism decreases towards the end of the day. This means that food taken at later hours of the night is not converted to energy. Instead, it is stored in your body as fat. Eating late in the night also gives rise to gastrointestinal problems. When you lie down immediately after eating, the acids from the stomach get refluxed to your oesophagus causing a lot of inconvenience.   Late dinner can also affect your sleep. Eating late is known to increase your water consumption in the night. This in turn will require you to empty your bladder more number of times and interrupt your sleep frequently. Don’t worry! There are some simple ways to tackle this problem.   If your schedule does not allow you to eat early, try to eat light. A sandwich, some fruits, dosa or grilled vegetables are perfect for dinner. This kind of food will keep you filled yet will be light on your body. A cup of warm milk is also not a bad idea in the night. Whatever you choose to eat, make sure you take it at least two hours before bed time. Eating on time is a step closer to good health.   ..Kruti Beesam

పొడవుగా ఉన్న అమ్మాయిలు పారాహుషార్..!!   మీరు పొడవుగా ఉన్న అమ్మాయా..? మీ ఫ్రెండ్స్ కన్నా హైట్‌గా ఉన్నారని కాస్తంత ప్రౌడ్‌గా ఫీలవుతున్నారా..? అంత సంబరపడిపోకండి..! మీ హైటే మీకు శాపంగా మారబోతోందని హెచ్చరిస్తున్నారు పరిశోధకులు.. ఆడవారి పొడవుకి వారి ఆరోగ్యానికి సంబంధం ఉందని తాజా పరిశోధనలో తేలిందట.. అదేంటో తెలుసుకోవాలంటే ఈ వీడియో చూడండి.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbuu5mIXMeM    

డయాబెటిస్-ఆడవారిలో తక్కువట!     ఈ రోజుల్లో షుగర్‌ వ్యాధి గురించి తెలియనివారు ఎవరూ ఉండరు. అటు తినే ఆహారంలోనూ, ఇటు పనిచేసే విధానంలోనూ విపరీతమైన మార్పులు రావడంలో ఇప్పుడు షుగర్ ఇంటింటి పేరుగా మారిపోయింది. దీనికి తోడు వైద్య పరిజ్ఞానం కూడా పెరిగిపోవడంతో... షుగర్‌ గురించి ముందుగానే జాగ్రత్తపడేవారి సంఖ్యా పెరిగిపోయింది. ఇలాంటి వారందరికీ షుగర్‌ గురించి ఓ కొత్త విషయాన్ని చెప్పే పరిశోధన ఒకటి వెలుగులోకి వచ్చింది.   మగవారిలోనే ఎక్కువ: ఆడవారితో పోలిస్తే 61 శాతం ఎక్కువగా మగవారే డయాబెటిస్‌ పాల్పడుతున్నారట. ఆడవారికంటే మగవారిలో డయాబెటిస్‌ ఏర్పడేందుకు 46 శాతం ఎక్కువ అవకాశం ఉండటమే దీనికి కారణం అని తేలింది. వారి శరీరాలలో ఉండే ఐరన్‌ నిల్వలే ఈ తేడాలకు కారణం అని గమనించారు. మగవారి శరిరంలో ఐరన్‌ నిల్వలు అధికంగా పేరుకునే అవకాశం ఉంది. ఇదే రానురానూ డయాబెటిస్-2 కి కారణం అవుతోంది. అలాగని ఒంట్లో ఐరన్ మరీ తక్కువగా ఉన్నా కూడా డయాబెటిస్ దాడి చేసే ప్రమాదం కనిపించింది. అంటే ఒంట్లో ఐరన్ తగిన మోతాదులో ఉన్నప్పుడే డయాబెటిస్‌ ప్రమాదం కూడా అదుపులో ఉందన్నమాట. ఇలాంటి అదుపు ఆడవారిలోనే ఎక్కువగా కనిపించింది. తూర్పు ఫిన్లండ్‌లో అనేకమంది ప్రజల ఆరోగ్య రికార్డులను గమనించిన తరువాత తేల్చిన విషయమిది.   ఇనుముతో ఏంటి సంబంధం? మన శరీరం ఆరోగ్యంగా ఉండాలంటే తగిన మోతాదులో ఇనుము అందుతూ ఉండాలి. కొన్ని రకాల ప్రొటీన్ల ఉత్పత్తి జరగాలన్నా, రక్తంలో హెమోగ్లోబిన్‌ తగ్గకుండా ఉండాలన్నా ఇనుము తప్పనిసరి. కానీ ఇదే ఇనుము, స్థాయిని దాటిటే అది ఫ్రీ రాడికల్స్‌ను ఉత్పత్తి చేస్తుందట. ఈ ఫ్రీ రాడికల్స్ మన శరీరంలోని పాంక్రియాస్‌ను దెబ్బతీస్తాయి. దీని వలన ఇన్సులిన్‌ సరఫరాలో లోటు ఏర్పడుతుంది. ఫలితం! టైప్ 2 డయాబెటిస్ ఒంట్లోకి ప్రవేశిస్తుంది.   ఇవీ హెచ్చరికలు: ఆడవాళ్లం కదా మనకి డయాబెటిస్‌ ముప్పు తక్కువని మురిసిపోయేందుకు లేదు. ఐరన్‌ నిల్వలలో ఎక్కువ తక్కువలు ఏర్పడితే ఈ ప్రమాదం ఎవరి జీవితాలలోకైనా ప్రవేశించవచ్చు. కొందరు స్త్రీలు రుతుసమయంలో ఎక్కువ రక్తాన్ని కోల్పోతుంటారు. వీరిలో ఐరన్ నిల్వలు తగ్గిపోతుంటాయి. మరికొందరు స్త్రీలేమో కాస్త నీరసంగా అనిపించగానే ఫోలిక్ యాసిడ్‌తో కూడిన ఐరన్ మాత్రలను తీసుకుంటూ ఉంటారు. ఈ స్థితి వారి శరీరంలో అధిక మొత్తంలో ఐరన్‌ పేరుకుపోయేందుకు దోహదపడుతుంది. అందుకని ఏదో బలాన్నిస్తుందని ఎడాపెడా ఐరన్‌ మాత్రలను వాడేయకుండా... మనం తీసుకునే ప్రతి మాత్రకీ ఏదో ఒక ఫలితం ఉందని గ్రహించాలి. వైద్యుల సలహా మేరకే ఏ మాత్రనైనా తీసుకోవాలి. వీటికి తోడుగా ఊబకాయం బారిన పడకుండా ఉండటం, తగినంత శారీరిక శ్రమ చేయడం, పోషకాహారం తీసుకోవడం వంటి జాగ్రత్తలు తీసుకుంటే... అడామగా అన్న తేడా లేకుండా ఎవ్వరైనా ఆరోగ్యంగా ఉంటారని హామీ ఇస్తున్నారు పరిశోధకులు. - నిర్జర.

Healthy Foods for Strong Teeth Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing them daily and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy. Having proper diet can help prevent tooth decay, so a healthy diet is important for your teeth. A healthy diet contains foods from different groups, including fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, some protein-rich food and some dairy foods. Find out more about a balanced diet. Milk Low-fat and fat-free milk has lots of calcium with little or no fat. In addition to calcium, milk and dairy products provide other essential nutrients that are important for strong teeth. Cheese Eating cheese results in a coating of calcium on the teeth that helps protect against caries. Eating a cube of cheese can increase plaque-calcium concentration by up to 112%, helping to harden teeth and discourage softening which leads to caries. It appears that cheese also prevents demineralization and, at the same time, encourages remineralization of the tooth. Food that needs chewing This will not only exercise your gums but is also important for proper cleansing of teeth. Whole grains, and other food products with high roughage content fall in this category. Kiwi is a great source of vitamin C. This fruit holds 100% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to prevent your gums from breaking down. Strawberries  strawberries has many benefits for human health, including reducing the accumulation of dental plaque. In general, strawberries contain nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, and energy. While the potential of minerals it contains are calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, vitamin C and folic acid. Sesame Seeds  Sesame seeds are rich calcium food. Which gives enough support to your teeth to be stronger. Carrots Carrots act as natural abrasives, It helps to eliminate the sticky dirt from the teeth and stimulate gums. They also produce a lot of saliva which helps to wash away stains on your teeth. Minerals in carrots help to kill germs in the mouth and prevent tooth damage. Water Fluoride exists naturally in water sources and is derived from fluorine,It is well known that fluoride helps to prevent and even reverse the early stages of tooth decay. Nuts Nuts are rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphate, which are important nutrients for dental health. Nuts good for teeth are cashews, peanuts, almonds and walnuts.

Benefits of  Pawan Muktasan For those who are already into Yoga will be well versed with the Pawan Muktasan . For the uninitiated this position involves the thighs which are pressed against the abdomen and the wrists or elbows are clasped. The neck is bent towards the knees and if possible the forehead or chin is touching the knees. The breath is relaxed. Try to hold for as long as you can. This pose is known to relieve constipation and release any gasses in the intestines and keep the stomach clear. Apart from this Pawan Muktasan has numerous benefits for women which include: 1.  Improves the blood circulation and stimulation of nerves. 2.  Strengthens the lower back muscles and loosens the spinal vertebrae. 3.  Improves Sterility and reduces impotence. 4.  Massages the pelvic muscles and reproductive organs. 5.  Beneficial for menstrual disorders and regulates blood flow. 6.  Reduces fats in the abdominal area, thighs and buttocks. This posture can be practiced anywhere on the floor or also when you just get up from bed. Holding it for at least 1 minute will be highly effective and in the long term you can see visible reduction in belly fat also. NOTE: Must be avoided if there is recent abdominal surgery, suffering from hernia or piles, by pregnant women and any chronic pain in the neck.