30 January 2012

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is also called coronary artery disease occurs when the coronary arteries become blocked with fatty substance called plaque. Fat, calcium, cholesterol and other materials in the blood forms the plaque and if it builds up on the inner wall of the arteries, it makes them to become narrow. This is called atherosclerosis and the blood supply to the heart muscle is reduced. As a result, blood clots are formed in the narrowed artery and the supply of oxygen rich blood to a part of the heart is completely stopped.

Risks of coronary heart disease:
1. Angina: When the blood flow into the heart is decreased, the delivery of oxygen and essential nutrients to the heart muscles is impaired. As a result, a discomfort, pressure, aching or painful feeling in the chest may occur (angina) and it is the main risk of coronary heart disease.
2. Heart attack: When the blood flow into a section of heart muscle is completely stopped, the heart attack occurs. So the part of the heart starts to die, but a quick treatment can restore the blood and can save the life.
Sometimes, this disease may even lead to death.

Causes for coronary heart disease:
High blood pressure, Diabetes, Kidney disease and obesity can increase the risk of heart disease. Excess stress, poor sleep, Lack of exercise, family history with heart problems, smoking habit and extra cholesterol in the body are the other risk factors for heart disease.

Symptoms of coronary heart disease:
Frequent pain in the upper areas of the body like chest, neck, back, shoulders, arms or stomach would be an indication of coronary heart disease. Difficulty in breathing, irregular heartbeats, indigestion, dizziness and nausea are some other signs of this disease.

Preventive measures to avoid coronary heart disease:
Proper weight should be maintained by following healthy diet daily. The diet should be rich in whole grains, green vegetables, fruits and should contain lean proteins & low fat dairy products. Avoid excess salt, processed, junk & fatty foods. At least simple exercise should be performed for 30 minutes every day. Quit alcohol intake and smoking. Get enough sleep and the stress should be revealed by meditation.

06 January 2012

Health benefits of Green Tea

Most of the people know that the Green tea is good for health and weight loss. But if you ask them why it is good for health, many of them don’t know the answer. Let’s see the Health benefits of Green tea.
1. Used to reduce bad cholesterol in the body and used to control high blood pressure.
2. Very good in maintaining the body weight by burning unwanted calories in it.
3. Mainly prevents the body from heart disease and it controls the glucose (sugar) in the blood.
4. Rich source of anti-oxidants and help the body to get rid from headache, dizziness, fatigue, stress and depression.
5. Prevents the body from cancer and stop the cancer cells to grow further.
6. Makes the bones very strong and increases the memory power.


7. Best anti-aging food to keep the skin youthful and gives pimple free face. Good for hair and helps in regrowth of hair.
8. Removes bad breath and tooth decay.
9. Improves the immunization power of the body and used to cure osteoporosis.
10. Helps to reduce the effects due to drinking & smoking and prevent the Alzheimer & Parkinson’s disease.
12. Good antibacterial and antiviral agent and give solutions to nerve problems
Green tea is a natural secret for healthier life and it has no side effects.