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Healthy eating and taking care of your body has become more of a culture in recent times, allowing people to realize the high standard of living it affords. With healthy living comes good and adequate consumption of food, and the various fads and rumours surrounding each food item that plays an important part in a diet.
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With increasing rise in pollution, people are trying every conceivable method of trying to combat this deadly problem that has been plaguing the society. Despite modern innovations, it has been studied that fixing what we consume certainly plays a large part in helping fight against pollution.
To cope up with the harmful effect pollution has on our body, we have written about some excellent ayurvedic food items that you can eat to keep your body fit and fighting!
Neem (Indian lilac)
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A popular herbal plant, Neem helps absorb the effects of pollutants and also helps detoxify its effects. It has a pleasing fragrance and the leaves can be used to purify the air at home. You can even use this multi-purpose plant for your skincare routine. A bonus!
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Garlic has excellent anti-microbial properties that help protect the body against various pollutants and infections. If you prefer not using daily this while preparing your food, try garlic supplements for better health.
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Possibly the most easily available ingredient, turmeric is indeed a good food item to have. It is often used as a spice, during the preparation of many Indian foods. You can try having it with a spoonful of honey on an empty stomach during the mornings as well!
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If you assumed that ghee was used only in preparing delicious food, you thought wrong! Moderate consumption this delectable food item while either preparing or eating your daily food will help your body fight against pollutants effectively.
Having a good heart is perhaps one of the most important things you can do to keep your body healthy and fit. While we all want to make sure that we look good on the outside, we have to keep in mind that the health is also determined by how you feel on the inside.
Having a balanced diet is crucial when it comes to maintaining a good and healthy lifestyle, as we all are aware of. Vegetables and salt control are some of the key features in keeping a fit and active heart, but if you are a fruit lover then you can also incorporate these food items in your diet to keep your heart fit and active.
A major way to suffer from a heart stroke is by a buildup of plaque in the arteries. Pomegranates contain anthocyanins which lower blood pressure and prevent clogging of arteries.
Finnish researchers concluded that frequent apple consumers had a lower risk of suffering from strokes and other heart-related conditions. It has been suggested that the strong antioxidant compound found in apples like quercetin, epicatechin and epigallocatechin play a key role in keeping the clogging of arteries at bay.
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which regulates the sodium and water levels in the body and maintains optimum heart function. They are filling and can be eaten anytime during the day.
Another way a heart can remain in proper condition is through consuming ‘good’ HDL cholesterol which keeps low blood pressure. You can have up to a cup of berries for eight weeks to see the positive effects. Not only are they filling, but the wide variety provides a lot of a flavor and food options.
New Year has arrived and it is the start of everyone making a conscious effort to get fit and healthy. With people obsessing over their weight and body measurements, a flat and leaner stomach is seen on almost all weight loss programs.
There’s nothing better than starting off the New Year on the right foot, especially when it comes to the goal of being fit for the year. You can start this by taking a well-needed trip to the supermarket and cleaning the entire kitchen off any junk food. Continue reading
It’s nearly time for the New Year! Are you in a fix because you want to go to the New Year party but don’t want to fall off your healthy eating spree? You can now eat clean, and if you want some lady luck to drop by in the New Year we have health food tips for you.
It’s Christmas time! The festival of giving is here, and what better way to celebrate this beloved season than to attend and host parties! Being healthy and staying true to your diet can be hard, but you can enjoy this festival with some small tips that will make sure that you are not miserable during the holidays. Continue reading
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Winter is here, and so is the time for Christmas and New Year festivities. Celebrating this season with some of the best comfort foods is almost a tradition. However, while we do agree that drinking hot chocolate and eating warm cookies with milk is unavoidable, it should not be overdone.
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Thanksgiving is quite a popular holiday amongst everyone. You get to enjoy time with family, friends and eat a fantastic meal. So, why not? While many agree that eating on this particular day isn’t necessarily the healthiest, we have written down some common foods and ways that can be incorporated into each family meal very easily.
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With increasing news and media coverage, the problem of air pollution has been highlighted in recent times. As the government and officials of each country try and combat this calamity, we must try to take care of our own individual health in whatever way we can. Indoor plants, air purifiers or even respiratory masks may be the current popular fad but changing our diet can be a more permanent and frugal option. Continue reading