Category Archives: Health

How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-2

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies.

Tomatoes

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  • It must be of a rich red color, soft but firm with a smooth outer skin.

  • The redder means riper.

               

  Mushrooms

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  • Choose mushrooms which have a smooth surface without blemishes

  • It must be dry, with firm caps and stems with no yellowing.

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How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-1

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

 Fruits- Citrus fruits, melons, apples, grapes, banana

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  • Fruits must be heavy, firm, must smell fresh and without any soft spots, pits and bruises.

  • Watermelon-If there is a hollow sound when you tap a water melon it means it is ripe.

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GENERAL FITNESS-2

Low cholesterol levels will promote aging

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Cholesterol is the raw material for many hormones and lowering it lowers hormone production resulting in aggressiveness, irritability, paranoia & severe depression.

You should never eat fast food

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Opt for grilled foods instead of fried, avoid or scrape away high-fat condiments like mayonnaise.

Healthy Menu For the Day

Healthy Menu is the key for well being. A balanced diet and eating in small intervals will not only increase your metabolism but will also provide good nutrients and energy to you body for day- to day work and boost your health.
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Please Note: Chappati/Roti can be replaced by 2 slice of bread and pulses can be replaced by other source of proteins

Food That Affect Our Moods-5

Caffeine

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  • It triggers your pituitary gland and gives you an adrenaline rush. And, then comes the ‘caffeine crash’, which can make you feel really low.

  • Furthermore, it can leave you sleep-deprived, adding to the woes of mental health.

 

TIP: Go for herbal tea to soothe your body instead of consuming normal tea or coffee

Foods That Affect Our Moods-4

Potato Chips

  • Easy to get and easy to eat.

  • They are fried in saturated oil and contain omega-6 fatty acids

  • Omega -6 lower brain activity by blocking the mood enhancing omega-3 fatty acids and bring in the negative feelings instead.

 

TIP: To calm down that craving to munch something, try almonds or any of your favourite nuts, instead of a pack of potato chips.