|Skin and Beauty|
Do you all know why natural ingredients are important for the skin? The word natural means that it is an ingredient available in nature and has a tremendous effect on one’s health since mother earth has blessed us with these lovely vitamins and minerals naturally available through fruits and vegetables.
|Parenting & Children's Health|
Lately, childhood obesity has increased over the past two decades which has become a concern for parents due to various symptoms experienced by their kids like social isolation, body shaming, and various health issues developed by overweight kids at a very early age like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels in the arteries, etc. Let us read how this can be prevented.
Rains do bring happiness and joy amongst all of us, especially among children who love to make paper boats and sail them in the water. The respite from the scorching heat brings relief to everyone. But, along with all the joy, rains also bring some health issues such as food poisoning, diarrhea, cold, cough, fever, allergies and various infections caused by various bacteria and viruses. Hence, it becomes necessary to improve the kid’s immunity and protect them from infections, especially cold, fever and diarrhea.
|Diet and Nutrition|
Good nutrition is very important, especially when it comes to improving the intellectual capacity of your kid. Foods which are rich in omega three fatty acids can help increase the nervous stimulation activity of your child and improve memory and retaining power which is especially needed by children to cope with academics.
Children these days are prone to various infections like common cold and cough, fever and diarrhea due to improper eating patterns and consuming junk foods. Little are they aware of the unhygienic conditions under which they are prepared. Awareness about consuming foods that will boost their immunity is very important to prevent them from various illnesses. Good immunity is very important as it protects your child from various diseases and infections.
Eating disorders have become very prevalent in children and teens and it is now a topic of concern for many parents due to a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons for following faulty eating habits is due to the media. Teens want to look like their favorite actor or actress. According to various research studies, eating disorders are more prevalent in females than males.
Food adulteration is the process in which quality of food is lowered by either substituting a particular ingredient with another ingredient or addition of another substance. It may be done by the manufacturer, retailer or distributor for profit reasons.
Many people have a concern of not losing weight in spite of exercising and working out a lot. Have you ever wondered what may be the reason for it? A healthy diet plays a very important role, along with exercise, when it comes to losing weight. Even if you work out for an hour and get back home and consume something junk like deep-fried foods or something that contains trans-fat like burgers and pizzas, it is definitely not worth it. You are losing calories by exercising but what about the triple amount of calories that you actually gobble on after the workout? Do ponder over it and realize how a healthy diet filled with fiber plays an extremely important role when it comes to maintaining a normal and healthy weight.
Superfoods are those foods which provide amazing benefits to a person as they are nutritionally dense and packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. I am not talking about something artificial or difficult to find or expensive nutrition powders, but interestingly we have been blessed with them as it is all naturally available.
We all add this lovely ingredient in our house daily may be while making adrak ki chai or while tempering our vegetables. It indeed gives a very pleasant aroma when added in teas and is loved but all. Do you know the lovely health benefits of this magical ingredient?
Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. Flaxseed is a source of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber. Modern research has found evidence to suggest that flaxseed also helps lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
As a parent, have you ever faced issues of your kid being bullied at school for being short and your child being upset about it? Genes play an important role in determining the height of a child, but if the child was supposed to reach a particular height and was unable to, then lack of proper nutrition is the main cause. Encourage your kid to have a balanced diet which will enhance his/her growth to the maximum.
There are various factors that lead to constipation in children. For example, irritable bowel syndrome is one kind of a disease which leads to episodes of constipation. Teach your kid to be less stressed, as according to various research studies, stress may be another factor contributing to constipation. Diet plays an important role in eradicating constipation.
|Healthy Living (Wellness & Prevention)|
Many individuals are putting on a lot of weight owing to their sedentary lifestyle. Sadly, this type of lifestyle has taken a negative toll on the health of the people. Interestingly, according to many research studies, a tea which has derived its origin from China has certain amazing properties of increasing the metabolism of a person by at least 20 percent on consuming it at least twice daily. Oolong tea contains certain antioxidants called as polyphenols which activate the enzyme lipase which in turn enhances fat breakdown. This aids with weight loss in individuals with higher waist circumference and a higher basal metabolic rate. It is a partially oxidized tea and available in colors intermediate between green and black tea.
|Heart & Circulatory Health|
There are millions of people across the globe who suffer from various heart ailments like atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, and stroke. According to the American Public Health Association, a majority of the heart ailments are caused due to a faulty diet and lifestyle pattern owing to today’s sedentary lifestyle. People are so busy and stressful these days that they do not get enough time to exercise and even prepare a healthy meal and end up consuming junk bought from outside which is very palatable and sadly hazardous to health too.
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