13 November 2010

How to keep control your blood sugar forever?

Many researches found that whether or not you have diabetes, a diet loaded with foods that send blood glucose on a roller-coaster ride can increase the risk of heart disease by damaging the blood vessels, raising the cholesterol and increase the risk of certain cancers.

Some ways to maintain better blood glucose:-
1. Eat rich protein foods. Protein lowers the over all GI of meals and helps curb hunger and also helps in weight loss. Some protein rich foods are fish, poultry, meat, milk products, egg, pulses, soya, nuts and legumes.
2. Intake the fruits and vegetables have few carbs (carbohydrate) and are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Add them to the meals with carbohydrate- rich dishes to make the diet blood glucose friendly.
3. Cutting calories can help to fight insulin resistance. The best way to lose weight is exercise.

4. Chose low GI food instead of high GI to keep the blood glucose low and steady. Some of the low GI foods are cereals, leafy green vegetables, nuts, legumes and fruits like apple, pear, orange, papaya etc.
5. Try to avoid bad saturated fats. This may interfere with the ability to control blood glucose. Eat good fats like almonds, walnuts, figs and milk products.
6. Always chose whole grains to eat which will prevent the heart disease and diabetics. It is more important to add acid foods to your food. Lemon, sweet limes, wine are some of the acid foods.
7. Avoid drinking soft drinks frequently as it contains high sugar and carbohydrates and also quit smoking.

If you don’t have a control in blood sugar, it may lead to many serious problems like kidney failure, heart problems etc. Always have a healthy and simple diet, do exercise regularly and then tame your blood sugar forever.

18 September 2010

Home Remedies For Common Health Problems

For cold and cough:
1. Drink black tea mix with few tablespoons of honey, lemon and ginger juice.

2. Intake the juice of one amla daily. It helps to make the immune system strong.

3. Take few Tulsi(Basil) leaves, crush it, add few drops of honey. It is a good curing mixture of both could and cough.

4. Add a tablespoon of turmeric to a glass of milk and boil for few minutes. Drink it to get rid of from severe cough.

5. Gargle warm water with salt for throat infection. Use the same to flush the nose if it is congested.

For stomach problems:
1. For stomach upset, eat overripe bananas and avoid milk.

2. Drink a glass mixed juice of cabbage and white pumpkin to get ride of acidity.

3. To reduce the burning sensation in he throat drink a glass of warm water with a piece of jaggery.

4. For nausea (Sensation of vomiting) during pregnancy period chew a bit of ginger.

5. To relive menopausal symptoms eat flax seeds like Soya, Lignans. Both helps to reduce alleviate symptoms like hot flushes and palpitations.

01 September 2010

Some health facts about coconut and its oil

Coconut and its related products can help to maintain wellness of the body. It has many health benefits, some of them are listed below,
* Being rich in dietary fiber, the coconut is mainly used to prevent the constipation. Also regulates the bowel activity.
* It has the tendency to keep the intestines clean, healthy and helps to function smoothly.
* The consumption of coconut oil helps to reduce body fat. This oil is natural and low calorie fat. Always eat the food cooked with coconut oil.
* The coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT), digested very quickly and also stimulate metabolism.
* The fat in the coconut oil is not added to the fat cells, nor do they add to the body’s weight.* The coconut is highly nutritious, rich in vitamins and minerals, boosts body energy, and restores thyroid functions.
* Pure coconut oil protects the skin from infections caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, prevents dandruff and hair loss.
* Coconut oil relieves stress on immune system and allows the body to resist disease better.
* This oil is also used in clinical trials as treatment for genital herpes, hepatitis C and HIV.
* Coconut provides not only the energy and nutrition, also helps to promote the absorption of other foods, particularly fat-soluble vitamins.
The intake of coconut can make the body to work better, defend better and heal better.

Stop bad breath

Take natural healthy diet to reduce the bacteria that causes bad breath. Instead of mouthwashes and mint chewing gum, use the following to keep the mouth clean.

1. Intake curd with low fat daily.
2. Eat pineapple; it is a natural cleanser.
3. Munch raw vegetables to get rid of acid and food particles from the teeth.
4. Drink plenty of water to keep the mouth moist.

13 August 2010

10 simple ways to prevent heart disease

1. Take 30 minutes walk in every morning.
2. Give up fried food.
3. Smile more often.
4. Quit smoking.
5. Spend some time with family after returned from office.
6. Keep the body weight under control.
7. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
8. Do meditation for 15-20 minutes daily.
9. Check the cholesterol and blood pressure level regularly.
10. Practice outdoor games or play with pets in open air for an hour daily.
Essential vitamin for heart:
A recent analysis says that getting enough Vitamin D could halve the risk of heart disease. An easy way to get this vitamin is that the skin should expose to sunlight.

Essential diet for healthy heart:
Include plenty of whole grain, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes in daily food. Consume very little refined grains, sugar-sweetened beverages and red meat.

02 August 2010

Easy home remedies for ear ache

Many people suffer from complications with their ears. These complications include earaches, problems with earwax buildup etc. Ear infections occur due to bacterial or viral infections. Some home remedies are listed here. Try anyone of this tip to get rid off the ear ache.

1. Warm lemon or onion juice slightly; apply to the troublesome ear on a plug of cotton wool. This will relieve the pain and heals infection in it.

2. A juice made from a few Basil (tulsi) leaves should be warmed gently and apply it to the painful ear. Definitely it will show a positive result.

3. Crush 2-3 garlic and warm it in a teaspoon of edible oil and use this mixture as ear drops.

4. Heat few drops of olive oil at a reasonable temperature and pour it in the aching ear. Rub very gently under the ear and the close the ear with a large piece of cotton wool.

5. Deep fry a clovee in a tablespoon of sesame oil and apply this oil in the hurting ear to ease the pain.

6. Take a few drops of ginger juice and warm it slightly. Applying this juice as ear drop will give relief from ear ache.

7. Slightly warm a small quantity of the juice from parsley, and then apply it with cotton to treat the paining ear.

8. Heat few drops of coconut oil and add a pinch of camphor in it. Use it for ear pain.

9. To pacify an earache quick, cover your ear with a towel that has been wet with warm water. The heat and moisture combination is soothing and the heat will help to melt earwax which could be contributing to the congestion.

10. Avoid smoking and also cover the outer layer of ear with cotton, as it prevents the ear from various air and water borne infections and aches.

21 July 2010

Health tips with honey and ginger

1. Mix 1 table spoon of honey in milk instead of sugar to boost the immunity of the body.

2. Being rich in anti-oxidants, honey fights against cholesterol and also used to cure migraine headache.

3. Honey can be used as a natural cure in first-aid treatment for wounds and cuts, as it contains anti-septic properties.

4. Honey is having the power to protect against heart disease, cancer and digestive disorders.

5. Honey can also be used to reduce swelling, scarring and pain as an anti-inflammatory agent.

6. Honey with few drops of ginger can take to treat a sore throat.

7. Ginger kills harmful bacteria in the mouth and also reduces heart burn.

8. Ginger is the natural decongestant so it is a perfect remedy for colds.

9. Any disease that is caused by inflammations such as arthritis or ulcerative colitis can be treated using ginger as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

10. Blood circulation can be increased and the LDL cholesterol can be lowered by in taking few drops of ginger juice.

12 June 2010

Juices for health

Everyone have to drink juices instead of soft drinks when return from tiring work at office, school etc. According to a recent study, cutting down of fizzy drinks will definitely reduce the risk of a stroke by 8% and coronary heart disease by 5%. Also it may contain more sugar level that is not good for health.
Fruit juices are excellent for diet as it contains many vitamins and minerals. It has several health benefits and suitable for adults, children and old age people.

Apple juice: This juice is very good for people suffering from obesity, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases.
Cucumber juice: This juice is good foe teeth, nails and hair. It also normalizes blood pressure and improves memory power.
Orange juice: This juice strengthens immune system. Also increases the growth and repair of skin and blood cells.
Tomato juice: It contains natural antioxidants and helps to reduce the body weight. Being rich in Vitamin A and C, it protect against prostate cancer, breast cancer, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease.
Carrot juice: This juice helps to heal stomach ulcers, cures anemia, tuberculosis and cancer. Also improves vision and helps to recover from severe diseases.
Beet root juice: This juice is immense for constipation, anemia and heart diseases. Also it lowers blood pressure.
Guava juice: This juice which stimulates production of collagen and is involved in the building and health of cartilage, joints, skin, and blood vessels. It helps to cure dengue fever as it purifies the blood and to keep the parasites out of the blood so that the blood platelets do not drop, with lower chance of getting malaria.
Papaya juice: This juice helps in relieving infections of the colon and also helps to break down pus and mucus. Also good for digestion and prevents nausea, constipation and motion sickness.
Grape juice: This juice helps to decrease acidity of the uric acid, lowers the risk of developing the blood clots and acts as a strong antiviral activity against polio virus and herpes simplex virus. Also it prevents from breast cancer and heart diseases.
Water melon juice: This juice is rich in potassium which helps in controlling the blood pressure. Also helps in preventing strokes and reducing heart disease, asthma and colon caner.

27 February 2010

Basic Health Tips


Adequate sunlight is essential for a strong, healthy immune system. It is a source of Vitamin D. Early morning or early evening sunlight is best (avoid midday sun). If You have sore, aching muscles, and then sunlight can improve the circulation of skin and ease some of your discomfort.

Reduce the risk of cancer with sunlight exposure. It protects against 16 types of cancer. Also lack of sunlight causes high cholesterol level. It has the power to reduce Asthma. Jaundice improves when the body is exposed to natural sunlight. According to a study, babies exposed to twice as much light during the day (between noon and 4 P.M) became better sleepers at night. The sun is an amazing healing source.


Water transport oxygen to cells, flush toxins and waste from body, protects joints and organs. At least drink 8 glass of water daily. Adding fresh lime to water will help to alkalize the body. It regulates the body temperature, as cooling and heating is distributed through perspiration.
It plays key role in prevention of diseases. Taking adequate water daily will prevent the body from colon and bladder cancer. It can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer. The consumption of too little water is a common source of weakness and fatigue. Signs of illness such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea cause the body to lose fluids. In theses cases, drink more water.
Don’t drink tap water, it contain bacteria, toxic chemicals, heavy metals like aluminum and mercury and other pesticides. Reverse osmosis water purification system can remove 90-99% of all contaminants.


A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve health. It is important for the prevention of many chronic health risks such as: obesity, heart disease, diabetics and cancer. We have to consume a variety of healthy foods to derive the nutrition our body needs.
Eat dark green leafy salads, and add plenty of antioxidant & cancer fighting veggies like broccoli and cauliflower. Avoid cheese, processed ham/meats, eggs, pastas, etc. Use salad dressing moderately or sparingly. Try to use low fat/low calorie dressings. Limit the intake of simple sugars and salt/ sodium consumption from all sources and ensure that salt is iodized.
A nutritious diet can rectify underlying causes of diseases and restore one to wholeness of mind and body. Never eat with people you dislike, it can negatively affect your digestion. Chew your food thoroughly, in a relaxing atmosphere. Never eat when you are angry.


Never wait to use the bathroom and eliminate toxins from your body. "Holding it" is stressful to your body and may cause the body to introduce waste material back into the bloodstream. Then the consequences for the health of the organism can be serious. The total elimination of all toxicity from the body can take weeks to months and in some cases even years. But within days you will be losing weight and feeling enormously more energetic and vibrant.


Regular exercise is vital to help maintain good health. It burns up extra calories in food and reduces the likelihood of these being converted into fat. Regular exercise makes you fit, gives a general sense of well-being, improves appetite and sleep and makes the heart and circulation, lungs and respiration work more efficiently. Exercise carried out for about 20 minutes three times a week is beneficial for the body.
Walking is the best form of moderate exercise. Brisk walking helps circulation of blood throughout the body. It can help people avoid a heart attack, peel off pounds and even develop a hard body. Running improves cardiovascular fitness, promotes endurance and stamina. Cycling strengthens legs and thighs, heart and lungs and improves circulation. Aerobics is the vigorous form of exercising which is generally accompanied with music, will slim you down and improve the efficiency of your heart, lungs and circulatory system. Swimming tones all parts of the body symmetrically. It also gives a beautiful back and pressure tones the skin to a smooth polish.

Avoid Alcohol:

Avoiding alcohol is one of the cornerstones of anti aging lifestyle. Alcohol is attracted to cell membranes, and it concentrates there. When it reaches nerve cell membranes, the alcohol can change the function of nerve cells and thus affect behavior. In addition to death, it has been associated with many conditions detrimental to the body, including suppression of vitamin functions and appetite, impairment of blood cell production, brain cell death, and hormone imbalances.
Chronic alcohol use can cause a vitamin deficiency, damage to the frontal lobes of the brain, an overall reduction in brain size and increase in the size of the ventricles. The digestive system of alcoholics is unable to absorb vitamin B1 (thiamine) and deficiency of thiamine can cause various problems affecting the brain. Maintain good health by cutting down the alcohol.

Positive attitude:

Positive thinking helps with stress management and improves the health. Happier people are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes, and pain from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Give yourself permission to smile or laugh, especially during difficult times. Seek humor in everyday happenings. When you can laugh at life, you feel less stressed.
Positive attitudes also help one to withstand troubles and problems, make correct decisions, and overcome obstacles. People who volunteer live longer and enjoy life more than those who do not volunteer. By helping others, we help ourselves. Positive thoughts are also more conducive of creativity, as a positive brain is more willing to generate new ideas. Those who think positively are more persistent and willing to follow through with new ideas. Also these thoughts can motivate healthy behaviors, such as eating right and being active.
A root-cause for health problems is negative thinking and it also drags you down. Practice yoga to remove negative attitudes. Also aroma therapy or soft music can help to keep the mind peace and calm.


Sleep is vital to our health and well being. If you do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night, you can spend your day lethargic, irritable, and lack concentration while performing important tasks. Also lack of sleep will cause weight gain. You are more susceptible to illnesses if you do not get enough sleep. The importance of sleep plays a direct role in our overall health, a critical physiological function, and is indispensable for your intellectual development. Sleep at least for about 8 hours daily.

                                      " Maintain good health to achieve more "