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Benefit of various item for weight loss and PCOS ( from internet)

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by SGA, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Shanvy

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    SGA, i take curds from skimmed milk with a spicy flax seed powder sprinkled on it.. it helps me keep my flax seed intake good and also have curds..

    priya why not with salt, add a little mint chutney one day or a fruit..pome/banana pieces.. instead of sugar..slowly you will wean off sugar...
     
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    Shanvy , I crave for eating some sweet after my lunch . So had this curd with sugar last week .

    I wanted to ask here , how to consume flax seeds ? Read its a good source of omega 3 fatty seeds .

    Do you roast it and add it to the curd ?
     
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    flax seeds, i make a spicy powder that can be used to flavour my oats, soups or anything i want to..

    i roast it in a tava and powder along with chillies, hing, salt and a spoon of roasted chana dal..

    for other purposes, i grind it as and when needed..they are full of phyto estrogen and that is one of the reasons i indulge in it...but again they are also calories..
     
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    How Much Sleep do you Actually Need?

    1. The Power of Sleep
    We all feel that we have better things to do than sleep. But the truth is that to do things better, you need to rest (sleep). While you rest, your brain stays busy, overseeing a wide variety of biological maintenance functions that keep you running in top condition. Without enough hours of restorative sleep, you’re like a stereo that needs fixing. If you skip your required dosage of sleep every day, you will head for a physical and mental breakdown.

    2. When to sleep
    Some of us think that the lack of sleep at night can be made up by sleeping during the day. But sleeping during the day and staying awake at night is not how your body is designed to function. As per biology, at night, your body responds to the loss of daylight by producing melatonin - a hormone that makes you sleepy. During the day, sunlight triggers the brain to stop melatonin production so you feel awake and alert. In case you prefer to stay awake at night, we advise you to pay heed to this information and change your sleep schedule.

    3. How much sleep do you need daily?
    7.5 hours – 9 hours. This is the number of hours that adults must spend sleeping every night. The reason why this number is important is because the brain re-energises your body while you sleep. If you sleep any less, the brain cannot complete its night time duties and as a result you are not able to give your best during the day. No matter how tight your schedule is, do try to get the minimum amount of sleep.

    source:How Much Sleep do you Actually Need? - Yahoo! Lifestyle India
     
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    12 Indian foods that cut fat
    EISHA SARKAR (Mumbai Mirror) Aug 17, 2012, 12.00AM IST

    Turmeric : Curcumin, the active component of turmeric, is an object of research owing to its properties that suggest they may help to turn off certain genes that cause scarring and enlargement of the heart. Regular intake may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, increase blood circulation and prevent blood clotting, helping to prevent heart attack.

    Cardamom : This is a thermogenic herb that increases metabolism and helps burn body fat. Cardamom is considered one of the best digestive aids and is believed to soothe the digestive system and help the body process other foods more efficiently.

    Chillies : Foods containing chillies are said to be as foods that burn fat. Chillies contain capsaicin that helps in increasing the metabolism. Capsaicin is a thermogenic food, so it causes the body to burn calories for 20 minutes after you eat the chillies.

    Curry leaves : Incorporating curry leaves into your daily diet can help you lose weight. These leaves flush out fat and toxins, reducing fat deposits that are stored in the body, as well as reducing bad cholesterol levels. If you are overweight, incorporate eight to 10 curry leaves into your diet daily. Chop them finely and mix them into a drink, or sprinkle them over a meal.

    Garlic : An effective fat-burning food, garlic contains the sulphur compound allicin which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats.

    Mustard oil : This has low saturated fat compared to other cooking oils. It has fatty acid, oleic acid, erucic acid and linoleic acid. It contains antioxidants, essential vitamins and reduces cholesterol, which is good for the heart.

    Cabbage : Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.

    Moong dal : The bean sprouts are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium. It is recommended as a food replacement in many slimming programmes, as it has a very low fat content. It is a rich source of protein and fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol level. The high fibre content yields complex carbohydrates, which aid digestion, are effective in stabilising blood sugar and prevent its rapid rise after meal consumption.

    Honey : It is a home remedy for obesity. It mobilises the extra fat deposits in the body allowing it to be utilised as energy for normal functions. One should start with about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning.

    Buttermilk : It is the somewhat sour, residual fluid that is left after butter is churned. The probiotic food contains just 2.2 grams of fat and about 99 calories, as compared to whole milk that contains 8.9 grams fat and 157 calories. Regular intake provides the body with all essential nutrients and does not add fats and calories to the body. It is thus helpful in weight loss.

    Millets : Fibre-rich foods such as millets - jowar, bajra, ragi, etc - absorb cholesterol and help increase the secretion of the bile that emulsifies fats.
    Cinnamon and cloves: Used extensively in Indian cooking, the spices have been found to improve the function of insulin and to lower glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.

    source::12 Indian foods that cut fat - Times Of India
     
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    Acupressure points for good health

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    Health Benefits of Pomegranate/ Pomegranate Juice:

    1. Antioxidants – These help to wrangle the hoards of free radicals in your system. Free radicals have an uneven number of electrons and like to balance themselves out by stealing from other molecules and cells in your body. These cells are oftentimes very important ones dealing with your DNA, an d when they are destroyed, disease steps in. Pomegranate juice is an excellent source of antioxidants that work to help you stay disease-free.

    2. Blood Thinner – Pomegranate juice helps your blood circulation, making it easier for blood to travel to your heart, brain, and the rest of your body.

    3. Cancer Fighter – Pomegranate has been known to reduce and prohibit the growth of cancer cells and tumors in your body.

    4. Digestion Aide – Pomegranate juice is a natural remedy for diarrhea, dysentery, and great number of other digestive problems.

    5. Anemia Relief – With a high content of iron, pomegranate juice is a great home cure for anemia because it promotes higher levels of hemoglobin.

    6. Anti-Inflammatory – Pomegranate juice has properties that help treat sufferers of arthritis. It can also help cure a cough or sore throat.

    7. Neonatal Care – It has been proven that pomegranate juice ingested by pregnant women can help protect the neonatal brain.

    8. Artery Protection – It helps keep plaque from building up in your arteries.

    9. Cartilage Protection – It works to prevent the deterioration of cartilage in your body.

    10. Cholesterol Reducer – Pomegranate juice is capable of lowering blood pressure by as much as 6% in daily drinkers.

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    Dear SGa
    Wow Thank you for such mammoth collection of data.. I have recently started on brown rice.. and for dinner I have started to use the millet or moong dal or veggies and your information has made me very happy and convinced about the changes ... thank you dear
     
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    Benefits of Wonder Triphala

    1. Constipation - The ingredients of triphala act as natural laxatives. A regular use of triphala will help in the digestion of the food, separating the wastes effectively, and then voiding them out from the bowels.

    2. Colon cleansing - Sometimes, fecal matter accumulates in the large intestine (colon) due to improper functioning. This causes the fecal matter to get compacted and it obstructs the bowel movements. This may become an invitation to parasitic worms, which can cause several problems. Triphala helps to loosen out these compacted matters and eliminate them from the body. Colon cleansing therapists use triphala in a large way.

    3. Weight loss - Triphala helps in weight loss indirectly as well as directly. Since it cleanses out the colon completely, it aids the body in metabolizing the foods that are introduced into it. Due to this, there is no accumulation of fats in the body, and this helps in keeping the body weight in check. Directly, amalaki can dissolve the accumulated fats within the body.


    4. Flatulence - Flatulence is caused due to the accumulation of tox
    ic gases in the stomach. Triphala acts in dissolving all these gases and hence it becomes an ideal cure for flatulence.
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    5. Nervous Disorders - Triphala is a nervine. It has properties for toning the nervous system. That is the reason it is prescribed as a medicine for people who are suffering from nervous ailments, including Alzheimer's Disease.

    6. Gout - Triphala is an anti-inflammatory agent. Gout is caused due to the inflammation of the joints and the bones. Triphala helps in removing these deposits, which are voided through urination.

    7. Liver and Pancreatic Problems - Triphala is excellent in treating problems of the liver and the pancreas. Triphala provides support to liver metabolism and improves the functioning of the bile duct. In Ayurveda, triphala is a commonly prescribed medicine for the treatment of hepatitis.

    8. Urinary Stones - Triphala corrects the excretory system. It helps in dissolving all kinds of residues in the urine that do not come out in the normal way, and coagulate in the form of stones. When these are dissolved, they are normally expelled out of the body.

    9. Eye Problems - Due to its cooling and astringent properties, triphala is commonly prescribed for treating eye problems such as conjunctivitis. It can also help to correct visual maladies, including cataract and glaucoma. Using triphala as eyewash in suspension with water keeps the eyes healthy and moist.

    10. Stress - Vitamin C is known for releasing hormones that can help the body combat stress. The amalaki is one of the richest sources in the world of vitamin C. That is the reason people are prescribed triphala powder to keep away from stress. This also helps people to come out of depression and remain in a healthy state of mind.

    Source::http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/top-benefits-of-wonder-triphala-986125.html

    Side effects of Triphala

    • Ayurvedic practitioners vouch on the efficacy and safety of triphala but also suggest procurement of this herb mix only from reputable sources. Triphala supplements purchased from a non-reputable source or manufacturer may contain additives or toxins which may result in the adverse effects upon consumption.
    • In some cases, triphala may trigger gastrointestinal problems such as stomach upset and gas.
    • Sometimes, excessive intake of Triphala induces some side effects such as diarrhoea. For this very reason, pregnant women are strongly recommended to avoid this herbal mix.
    • In acute cases, diarrhoea caused by triphala may result in dehydration. Dehydration may further leave the sufferer feeling weak and exhausted.
    • One more indirect side effect of triphala is damage or harm to the colon muscles. Diarrhoea caused by excessive triphala is responsible for this side effect. Prolonged period of diarrhoea puts unnecessary strain on the muscles of the colon thereby causing other health issues.
    • Difficulty in sleeping is yet another common side effect of triphala. The severity of sleep problem depends on the dosage of triphala.
    • Often triphala may trigger changes in cholesterol along with fluctuations in blood sugar levels. This side effect is particularly hazardous for people with heart ailments.
    • In some rare conditions, triphala has been reported to trigger feelings of discomfort and nausea.
    • Triphala when taken with certain allopathic medicines can also cause drug reactions leading to potentially harmful health conditions. It is always advisable to consult an expert before taking triphala or any other ayurvedic supplement.

    source :Side effects of Triphala
     

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