Monday, 20 May 2013

Heart Care and Cholesterol Control

20 May 2013

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Heart Diseases and Hypertension which lead to heart or other organ failures has been on the rise for the past 2 decades. People above the age of 40 have been suffering from such problems due to their unbalanced dietary habits. Its always advisable to control these factors if you want to reduce your risk.

Preventing Coronary Diseases

When there are excess deposits of fat, cholesterol or other substances in the inner wall of arteries, the arteries narrow and harden into a condition known as astherosclerosis, the most common cause of heart trouble. A planned diet and regular exercise are the key to prevent atheroclerosis.

Friendly and Unfriendly FATS

FAT should not exceed 30 per cent of your total calorie intake, which includes a maximum of 10 per cent saturated fat and 10 per cent mono-unsaturated fats. Saturated fatty acids in full-cream milk and red meat increase your cholesterol level. Use non-fat or low-fat milk and milk products instead of full-cream milk and avoid sources of saturated fatty acids like lard, butter, cream, palm oil, coconut oil, ghee and vanaspati.
Mono-unsaturated fats that lower cholesterol as well as prevent formation of blood clots are present in olive, canola, peanut and mustard oils. It's best to use these while cooking.
Omega-3, a fatty acid that prevents atherosclerosis is present in foods like herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, soyabean, walnuts and butternuts. Take these regularly in small quantities to prevent atherosclerosis.

Cutting Cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol should be limited to 300 mg per day. Since it largely comes from animal products, consumption of non-vegetarian foods, whole milk and milk products hould be restricted. For example, an egg has 250 gm of cholesterol and it is not advisable to take more than two to three eggs a week.
Take healthy alternatives like chicken, fish, beans, vegetable, fruits, bread, pulses, wholewheat flour, cereals, rice, millet, skimmed milk and skimmed milk products and vegetable oils like corn, sesame, soyabean, sunflower, canola, olive and mustard.
Heart disease is less frequent among those who eat high carbohydrate and fibre-rich foods. Carbohydrate and fibre-rich foods. Carbohydrates should provide at least 55 per cent of your daily calories. Foods like bread, chapattis, cereals, rice and dals provide an adequate amount of carbohydrates.

How to control Chest Pain:

  • Boil 4-5 pods of garlic in a glass of milk and consume the garlic pods with milk daily to avoid chest pain.
  • Pound the dates with the seeds and eat them every day.
  • Increase the intake of ginger and lime in your diet.
  • Pound urad dhal to powder and eat it regularly.
  • Drink a glass of milk mixed with kadukai powder every night before going to bed.
  • Take a spoon of tulsi juice with honey in empty stomach every day.

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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Juicing For Your Blood Type

19 May 2013

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Ever wonder why a particular diet works great for some people but not others? Well now we know! Finnish scientists recently discovered that molecules which cover the surface of blood cells and determine each person's blood type are energized by different nutrients. In other words, certain foods are better suited to certain blood types. Thus, eating – and juicing - according to your blood type can be effective in lowering weight, boosting energy, and relieving GI problems.

according to your blood type has been an intriguing theory for decades as presented in the book, Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type by Peter D'Adamo, N.D. This article briefly reviews the foods that are best for each blood type, with a particular emphasis on fruits and vegetables and juicing recipes.

There are 4 blood types: O, A, B, and AB. Type O is the "oldest" blood type according to D'Adamo's theory, set in our genes when we first emerged as hunter-gatherers. Type O's have the hardiest digestive systems which consume mostly meat. Type A people come from the later development of agrarian society which adapted for the optimum digestion of all kinds of plant food. Type B folks are descended from nomadic people who raised herds and adapted to eating both plants and meat. Type AB arose most recently in our evolutionary history with digestive systems with both A and B blood type characteristics.

Type O's do best with a high protein and low carb diet. Their digestive systems need lean animal protein for optimal health along with certain fruits and vegetables, but only a minimum of carbohydrates. Since their digestive systems are high in acid, coffee and processed sugar is to be avoided. Rigorous exercise makes O's feel at their best.

Foods that don't do well with O's are: wheat, corn, beans, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, avocado, eggplant, mushrooms, olives, potatoes, mustard greens, sugar, bacon, ham, and pork, caviar, lox, herring, and octopus, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, dairy, cereals, pasta, oranges, melon, strawberries, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, vanilla, vinegar, ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles, coffee, distilled liquor, all soda, and black tea.

The best ingredients for Type O juices are cherries, leafy greens (particularly kale, spinach, and broccoli), bananas, blueberries, figs, mangos, and plums. The sugars naturally found in these fruits and vegetables combined with their alkalinity will not increase the acidity in the type O constitution. Here are some great juice recipes for O's:

20 cherries, pitted
1 leaf kale
1 stalk celery

2 mangos, with skins, without seed
1 banana, remember not to juice bananas as they will clog your juicer – blend them
1 spear broccoli

People with type A blood have a less hardy digestive system, and don't process meat well. They do best with vegetables and fruits as well as whole grains, tofu, and legumes. Animal protein and dairy products tend to rot and ferment in their digestive tracts, and the toxic bacteria backs up into their tissues and muscles, causing digestive distress. Type A's have less hydrochloric acid in their stomachs which is why they do not properly absorb Vitamin B12 which is found in red meat, although B12 is also found in vegetable protein foods such as Spirulina, soy, and seaweed.

The best exercise is not a vigorous workout, but rather calming, centering exercises like Tai Chi, Hatha Yoga and golfing. Type A's should avoid meat, dairy, sugar, white and whole wheat flour, corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut, safflower and sesame oil, brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios, garbanzo, kidney, lima, navy, red beans, tamarind beans, cereals, pasta, cabbage, eggplant, lima beans, mushroom, olives, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, yams, bananas, coconuts, mangoes, melon, oranges, papayas, plantains, rhubarb, tangerines, gelatin, pepper, vinegar, wintergreen, ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles, pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, beer, distilled liquor, seltzer water, all sodas, and black tea

The best Type A foods are berries, figs, plums, avocado, pears, peaches, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, kale, spinach, garlic, soy products, pineapple, and only moderate amounts of fish and poultry. Type A folks do really well digesting grains and beans such as green beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, and soy. Snack on nuts and seeds.

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3 cups pineapple
1 pear
2 leaves kale

5 carrots
2 spear broccoli
1 thumb ginger

People with blood type B have very tolerant digestive systems. They do well with meat, plant, and dairy foods with only a few exceptions. D'Adamo highly suggests that type B's eat turkey rather than chicken because the later has a protein that directly interferes with type B metabolism. They should avoid corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts, and sesame seeds, as these foods will tend to make them gain weight. Just like the Type O's, Type B's tend to have a problem with wheat products and nuts.

Foods that are particularly good for B's besides red meat and turkey are liver, eggs, seafood, especially deep ocean fish such as cod and salmon, flounder, halibut, sole, licorice tea, soy products, olive and flaxseed oil, oatmeal and puffed rice. Foods to avoid are corn, lentils, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans, peanuts, sesame seeds, buckwheat, wheat, shellfish, tomatoes, tofu, artichokes, avocados, olives, pumpkin, radishes, tempeh, oil of canola, corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower, sesame and sunflower, coconuts, persimmons, pomegranates, prickly pears, rhubarb, starfruit, allspice, almond extract, barley malt, cinnamon, cornstarch, corn syrup, plain gelatin, black and white pepper, tapioca, ketchup, hard distilled liquor, seltzer water, all sodas, amaranth, barley, cornflakes, cornmeal, cream of wheat, kamut, kasha, rye, seven-grain, shredded wheat, wheat bran, and wheat germ.

Great type B juices include leafy greens, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, peppers, eggplant, bananas, cranberries, grapes, plums, watermelon, papaya, and pineapple.

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¼ watermelon, without rind
10 grapes, seeds and all
4 leaves mint

5 carrots
½ red pepper
1 thumb ginger

And finally the rarest blood type is AB which has only been around for the relatively short period of 1000 years. AB blood is a result of the intermingling of disparate groups. AB's combine the best and the worst of A's and B's - most foods that are bad for A's and B's, are also bad for AB's, with the exception of tomatoes. Like Type A, AB's produce less hydrochloric stomach acid and thus do not do well with a lot of animal protein, yet some is essential. Therefore, portion size is important, and with less frequency. Be sure to take bromelain, a digestive enzyme derived from pineapple, to assist with the digestion of your animal protein meals. The best meats for you are lamb, mutton, rabbit and turkey. Also, avoid smoked and cured meats.

Foods to avoid are red meat, kidney and lima beans, seeds, corn, buckwheat, wheat, chicken, cornish hen, duck, goose, ham, heart, partridge, pork, veal, venison, quail, anchovies, barracuda, beluga, bluegill bass, clams, conch, crab, crayfish, eel, flounder, frog, haddock, halibut, herring (pickled), lobster, lox (smoked salmon), octopus, oysters, sea bass, shrimp, sole, striped bass, turtle, yellowtail, cheese, ice cream, sherbet, whole milk, corn oil, cottonseed oil, safflower, sesame, and sunflower oil, filberts, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame butter (tahini), sesame seeds, sunflower butter, sunflower seeds, adzuke, black beans, fava beans, garbanzo, kidney, and lima beans, black-eyed peas, cornflakes, cornmeal, kamut, kasha, corn muffins, buckwheat kasha, barley flour; artichoke pasta, soba (buckwheat) noodles, artichoke (domestic & Jerusalem), avocado, white & yellow corn, black olives, peppers, radishes, mung bean & radish sprouts, bananas, coconuts, guava, mangoes, oranges, persimmons, pomegranates, prickly pears, rhubarb, and starfruit.

The best AB foods are tofu, seafood, dairy, green vegetables, spirulina, sea kelp, and pineapple. Great AB juice recipes are:

20 cherries, pitted
1 leaf kale
1 stalk celery

2 mangos, with skins, without seed
1 banana, remember not to juice bananas as they will clog your juicer – blend them
1 spear broccoli

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

10 smart eating habits to energise your lifestyle

16 May 2013

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Most of us have a busy work schedules and a dozen other commitments to look into.

But, to do justice to all these various aspects of your life, you MUST pay attention to your diet and health. How you eat your food is as important as what you eat. So, the next time you sit down to eat, enjoy your meal by keeping these pointers in mind.

Energise your lifestyle

1. Eat slowly; chew your food well

It takes 20 minutes before your stomach sends a clear message to your brain that you're full.

If you take the time to chew your food well, you will find you end up eating less. Ideally, you should have smaller, frequent meals as opposed to larger, infrequent ones.

2. Eat more

If you want to lose weight, starving yourself does not help -- you need to eat well. Surprised?

Here's the explanation: When your body doesn't receive the required nutrients, your metabolism slows down. Metabolism is the rate at which you burn calories while resting. So, if you don't eat enough, fewer calories will be burnt and there will be less fat loss. You should eat small meals at regular intervals to keep your energy levels high. Eat till you are satiated (at the same time, don't forget what we suggested in Tip No 1).

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3. Eat less red meat

Red meats are high in saturated fat and should be avoided by people with high cholesterol. Chicken and fish are the best meats to consume.

Fish is better than chicken because it has antioxidants. Antioxidants are organic substances that include vitamins C, E, A and carotenoids; carotenoids add pigment to some fruits and vegetables. For instance, carrots wouldn't be orange without them. Beta-carotenoid is the most popular of carotenoids. Antioxidants help prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke.

These meats can be baked, grilled or roasted. Frying will add unnecessary fat.

4. Prevent constipation

Add fibre to your diet; this adds bulk to your food and prevents constipation. Whole grain foods like oatmeal, bran, wheat germ, brown rice, fruits (especially with their skin), prunes (dried plums), etc, are all good sources of fibre. Home remedies for constipation including the following: Have guavas with the seeds.

Have honey in a glass of milk twice a day.Have one tablespoon of corn syrup in a glass of water. Corn syrup is actually corn starch, which is primarily glucose. It is used in making candies, jams and jellies because it does not crystallise like sugar. Corn syrup is available in any well-stocked supermarket.

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5. Have onion and garlic

Onion decreases blood pressure and garlic decreases cholesterol. Any amount and form of onion and garlic will give you the benefits of their properties, but a raw garlic clove taken on an empty stomach in the morning is the best.

6. Use less salt in your cooking

Use minimum amount of salt for cooking if you have high blood pressure. Salt also causes water retention. This means your body will retain water if it is not receiving enough.

After all, it still has to carry on the normal functioning of the organs and, if you are not drinking enough H2O, then the body starts keeping it.

Water being taken in other forms, such as, soups, dals, drinks, etc, is retained for later use. Bloating and puffiness are all signs of water retention.

Sensible Diet Habits

7. Have calcium-rich foods

Use skimmed or double-toned milk and milk products as these contain less fat. Double-toned milk has lesser fat than toned or full cream milk.

In the non-packaged variety, cow's milk is just as good as skimmed milk; it is definitely better than buffaloes' milk as the latter contains large amounts of fat. You should have between one and two glasses of milk a day.

Other sources of calcium and protein can be taken instead of milk, if one is allergic to it. Calcium rich foods include almonds, figs, red kidney beans (rajma), mustard greens (sarson ka saag), etc. Proteins can be found in meats, sprouts, soya, dals, etc.

8. Switch from maida to whole grains

Replace maida products with whole grains, whole wheat, soya breads, etc, as these have a good amount of fibre; fibre helps in binding cholesterol, which helps in less production of bad cholesterol. Whole grain foods like oatmeal, bran, wheat germ and brown rice, fruits, especially with skins, prunes, etc, are all good sources of fibre.

Too much fibre may cause loose stools, so you have to monitor your individual intake accordingly. Medically, approximately 25 gm of fibre a day is enough to help maintain your digestive system.

A good indicator: four slices of brown bread contains five grams of fibre; so does one large banana or orange.

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9. Have foods that contain iron

These include red meats, especially liver, fruits like watermelon and pomegranate, vegetables like spinach, beans, beets and broccoli, whole grains, dried fruits, especially prunes, sunflower seeds, etc.

10. Dos and don'ts for migraine attacks

You may have heard some of these before. But the best good food habit, which we all seem to overlook, is to actually taste and enjoy the flavour of the food with your emotions instead of just your tongue.


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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Couple of prevalent choices you can consider after class 12

15 May 2013

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Have you showed up for your class twelfth exams and are sitting tight for the outcomes? It is currently time for you to take a choice about your vocation arranges. A solid arrangement about your future should be drawn at this point which will thus decide the course of your expert life.

These are the underlying years that will shape your vocation. Hardened rivalry and a lot of alternatives can regularly leave understudies befuddled. To weed out the thistles of perplexity, you initially need to dissect your interests, diversions, slant, possibility and openings. It is regularly said that on the off chance that you pick your vocation in light of your advantage and side interest, the achievement rate and in addition fulfilment level will be high. In the event that you do what you cherish, you will never need to "work" a solitary day in your life. Try not to pick any profession affected by companions or guardians. Offer need to your potential and intrigue. It ought to be the sole criteria for choosing a vocation.

Pick your profession on the premise of the accompanying angles:
  • Area of intrigue
  • Personality
  • Aptitude
  • Assess your quality and shortcoming
  • Skills
  • Possibility and Opportunities
  • Capability
  • Feasibility and direction
  • Nature of work
  • Financial guide and grant
In the coming years, a lion's share (85%) of the employments will require individuals with some instruction and preparing. So it is prudent that you go for specific instruction instead of adhering to simply essential degrees. A bit of preparing or down to earth training would be a jolt.

Here are a couple of prevalent choices you can consider after class 12:

Administration Stream

Business administration is today a standout amongst the most looked for after professions. For hopeful in the work showcase, this has opened boundless open door in assorted circles with the guarantee of prizes as great compensation, status and extension for expert and self-awareness. Besides, in this accomplishment arranged calling where comes about check more than year of experience, brilliant and persevering youngsters can ascend to top positions decently fast. After class 12, understudies can select administration courses at lone wolves level like Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis (BFIA).

Regions of work
  • Individual Management or Human Resources Development
  • Fund
  • Generation and Operation
  • Deals and Marketing
  • Administration Information Systems
There are additionally some uncommon regions for work in business administration that is a specific kind of business administration.
  • Worldwide Management - bargains in every aspect of universal exchange and business.
  • Operational Research - utilizing numerical investigation for taking care of money related and creation issues.
  • Innovation Management - has some expertise in all parts of innovation, including financing and checking.
  • Administration Consultancy - in charge of recognizing and rectifying issues concerned organization approaches, techniques and strategies.
  • Open System Management – manages administration of open ventures, non-government association and cooperatives.
  • Doctor's facility Management – manages the effective running of clinics and human services associations.
  • Lodging Management - focuses on all parts of neighborliness and inn organization.
  • Country Management - using administration hones for overseeing agro-based and other town businesses as additionally advertising rustic items.
  • Timberland Management - Responsible for dealing with the organization and promoting of woods related ventures and items for woodland advancement.
  • Catastrophe Management - this comes enthusiastically amid the seasons of normal cataclysms and fiascos and is included with reproducing and restoring calamity stricken individuals and overseeing alleviation materials and different assets.
  • Relaxation and Event Management – manages the administration of recreation related exercises, clubs, parks and occasions

PCs and IT stream

Recently, PCs have turned into a basic piece of our every day lives. From schools to working environments, they have guaranteed a prevailing position in view of their numerous helpful capacities. PCs enable individuals with handicaps to have a typical existence and empower them to telecommute.

So if the field of PCs and data innovation intrigues you, then you can decide on PCs as your vocation goal after your twelfth class. There are a ton of profession alternatives in this field extending from information passage administrator to programming engineer, from web planning to web creating et cetera.

A few expert undergrad and postgraduate courses are offered in PCs and IT by noted establishments and additionally other private organizations the nation over.

Building stream

On the off chance that the multifaceted design of numbers rushes you, the speculations and laws of material science intrigue you and analyses of science touch off your brain to make something new, then building is the correct prospect for you after 10+2.

Designing is a standout amongst the most favored vocation choices after 10+2. The majority of the understudies having 10+2 degree with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics settle on building as their profession choice.

So in the event that you have officially chosen to go for building, you need a decent order over science, material science and science as these are the essentials to get into a decent designing school. Aside from that you have to secure 60% stamps in 10+2 to get into tip top IITs. However, in the event that you have not secured 60% stamps in middle examination, then you require not to stress since we have a few alternatives past IITs.

Understudies need to qualify designing selection tests like JEE Main, JEE Advanced and other state level building exams to get entrance into B.Tech, B.E, B.Arch courses which are offered by different noted designing schools.

While picking building as a vocation a couple of things that one needs to remember are
  • Do I have the enthusiasm for science, material science and science?
  • Do I have the careful comprehension of these subjects and will I have the capacity to clear all the building papers and finish my course in the endorsed 4 years.
Building is a blend of arithmetic, science and imagination. This blend has come about into the arrangement of a few complex issues in our everyday life running from wheels to aircraft's.
Building can likewise be characterized as a craft of relating logical and numerical standards to make things that advantage individuals. Designing is the way toward delivering a specialized item or framework to meet a particular need.

Engineers utilize maths, science, imagination and configuration to take care of issues and enhance lives. So it's critical for you to be a decent turn in arithmetic and science.

Therapeutic stream

In the event that you had Physics, Chemistry and Biology in class XII then you can consider a profession in medication and related fields.

Thought to be a respectable calling, a great deal of understudies seek to wind up noticeably a specialist after 10+2. In this way, in the event that you have chosen to get into a therapeutic school you have to show up for a placement test directed by a few administrative bodies including CBSE. Since 2013, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Under Graduate courses (NEET-UG) will be led at an all India level intends to ease the need of understudies to show up in numerous tests and advance legitimacy in confirmation handle. NEET UG will permit class XII understudies to sit in a solitary selection test to get admission to the MBBS course in every therapeutic school in India, including private restorative universities.

Restorative selection tests are likewise directed by noted therapeutic schools like All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for admission to their MBBS courses.

If not MBBS, there are different alternatives accessible for you, for example, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Veterinary Science, Homeopathy and other unified branches of therapeutic science.

Separate and Online Education

With evolving times, general schools are no longer the main choice to seek after higher reviews. An understudy can select different courses through correspondence and in addition Distance Education.
There are couple of essential perspectives, which ought to be considered before beginning the undertaking for further reviews.
  • On the off chance that you need to improve your instructive or expert aptitudes yet can't give full time to it
  • On the off chance that you are working, and need to study one next to the other.
  • On the off chance that you need to do extra/full time courses alongside your reviews
  • Would you like to look for involvement alongside your reviews?
  • Make you require a prompt showing with regards to alongside your reviews because of some family emergency?
In the event that any of the previously mentioned questions have a positive answer however don't comprehend what to do then Distance training is all what you require.

Professional Courses

The changing face of innovation has expanded the request of specialization in instruction. Professional Education preparing (VET) foundations grant particular and handy learning to the understudy and help them end up noticeably free and effective in life. Professional instruction preparing foundations bestow graduation and post graduation courses to understudies.

The best some portion of the organization is that notwithstanding working understudy can join the course, and even select the timings according to their benefit and nature of employment. The professional foundations enable the understudies to concentrate on the web and go to either night or morning classes. In addition, money related guide is given to understudies who are monetarily powerless. Paying for instruction can be excessively expensive for some. Nowadays school expense is observed to soar. This denies youngsters from getting their essential training. Be that as it may, with the adjustment in time and state of mind these kids are dealt with and are left with more extensive choice of professional training. Some time ago individuals were superstitious giving their youngsters a chance to get into professional instruction program. They considered their relationship with work training will corrupt their status in the public arena as just low strata youngsters examined there. Yet, with the adjustment in time, the state of mind of individuals is evolving. They search for business specialization preparing program and the professional program managed such alternatives, and gave a superior opportunity to the kids.

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