With a hoard of health benefits, Omega-3 fatty acids are the healthy fats that must be a regular inclusion in the diet. Studies have shown that omega-3 reduce inflammation, control blood triglyceride levels and also lowers risk of developing dementia.
Most vegetarians and vegans think that it is difficult to get an adequate dose of omega-3 as fish oil capsules and fish are the best sources of these fats. However, contrary to the popular belief, there are six sources of omega-3 for the vegetarians and the vegans.
How’s the Josh!
This popular catchphrase from the recently released film Uri: The Surgical Strike has become a slogan. From PM Narendra Modi’s “How’s the Josh” stint to the Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman to Manohar Parikar, everyone is seemed to be gripped by the “Josh” fever. The craze for this dialogue has been high and it sets people roaring with “High Sir!”
However, we are not discussing the movie here. I’m sure most of you must have already seen the movie and applauded it openly. For those of you who haven’t, you must, it will instantly wake you up. So what we are trying to tell today is all about positive attitude and energy.
Our body is a machinery and all the organs are interconnected to one another in some way or the other. We breathe in and breathe out to keep our body living and healthy but never for once do we think how hard the lungs work to keep up with the respiratory function. We take our body for granted most times and we realize its importance only when it starts breaking down. Since breathing is a part and parcel of our living, we seldom take care of our lungs intentionally and realize its importance only when we face some respiratory issues. When our lungs are not functioning properly we also face some serious heart problems.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of people being diagnosed by diseases be it diabetes, hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. As per WHO report hypertension affects 1.13 billion people all over the world and that increases the chances of stroke. The cardiovascular diseases have affected around 17.8 million people and caused 31% of deaths worldwide. Therefore, these conditions should be addressed at initial stages and curbed so that it doesn’t reach the severity.
Vitamins and minerals are very important for the proper functioning of our body. It is the fourth abundant mineral found in the body. About 60% of the magnesium is found in bone, while the rest are in muscles, soft tissues, and fluids, including blood. It is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic actions which regulate many biochemical reactions in the body, like protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.
If you are an ardent follower of Ayurveda and believe that Ayurvedic herbs and medicines have the potential to treat and cure ailments, then you must have heard about Shuddha Guggulu.
Let us read the health benefits of Guggulu.
Gone are the days when nuts are considered unhealthy and we were asked to refrain from having nuts, as they were believed to increase cholesterol levels and fats. But recent studies have shown that nuts should, in fact, be made an integral part of the diet as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and is a good source of healthy fats for vegetarians and vegans. You can have a fistful of them instead of chips and chocolates in between meals or cut them in slivers and sprinkle them as dessert toppings. You can also add them into your salads for a hearty meal. Badam ka sharbat or Badam Doodh used to be a staple in old Indian households as it is filling and was deemed highly nutritious. But sadly these recipes have lost with the bygone generations, as we are the healthy types.
There are millions of cases in India is the recent years where people are suffering from high blood pressure. It is a very common condition where the blood forces against the arterial walls with a very high pressure that a prolonged continuation of this condition can lead to severe heart diseases and in some cases heart attacks even. High blood pressure is also known as hypertension and it is a dangerous condition. It makes the heart to work harder to pump the blood throughout the body.
Spinach or palak as it is popularly called in India is a green leafy vegetable that is seasonal of the winter season. It belongs to the amaranth family and is related to beetroot and quinoa. It is packed with nutrient and has a very low-calorie content. We, in India, make the most of this vulnerable vegetable in the form of palak paneer, aloo palak, palak, dal, palak paratha and what not. These days, in our strive to get healthy we also drink palak juice.
Flax Seed is gradually emerging as a superfood because of its many health benefits based on scientific research. Flax seeds are brown-coloured tiny seeds with a smooth surface and is a powerhouse of nutrients.
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