Contrary to popular perception, leaving a little bit of food on your plate may be a good idea. In fact, our ancestors were known to stop eating when they were about 80% full.
Keeping busy can burn an impressive number of calories. As little as 30 minutes of running can do wonders.
Loneliness can cause inflammation, leading to high cholesterol or depression. Remember to reach out to friends and family when you’re feeling blue.
Smaller quantities of alcohol may be good for you, but having more than two hard drinks in a day may have effects ranging from weight gain to relationship troubles.
Quitting smoking is perhaps the single most important thing you can do for your health, your family and your longevity.
Daily exercise can present many positive effects on your heart, mind, mood and metabolism.
Food nourishes more than the body. It permeates your very consciousness. What you eat, how you cook, when you cook and in whose company you eat may seem irrelevant, but these seemingly small details could have a large impact on your overall health and ultimately, your lifespan. When it comes to cooking, make sure to use plenty of herbs. Herbs underpin fundamental principles of Ayurveda. They are not only taste-enhancers, but also great healers and excellent antioxidants. Examples include black pepper, turmeric, garlic, cumin seed, asafoetida, basil, mint, ginger and cloves.
Antioxidants are elements that arrest oxidation and counteract the deterioration of stored food products. Common benefits of antioxidants include:
Antioxidant NameSourcesBenefitsGlutathione· Within body cells· Nuts and oilseeds· Complements activities of other antioxidants· Metabolism of protein· Creation of enzymes· Detoxification· Digestion of fats· Destruction of cancer cellsQuercetinBeta-caroteneLycopeneAscorbic acid· Fresh fruits like berries, leafy greens, tomatoes, yellow and orange fruits· Management of inflammatory disorders· Alleviation of skin allergies and infections· Management of chronic fatigue· Management of autoimmune disorders like arthritisResveratrol· Fresh fruits like red grapes, berries, cocoa· Reduction of stress and injury· Reduction of fungal infectionAstaxanthin· Seafood (especially salmon)· Reduction of age spots· Increase in energy level· Strengthening of joints· Alleviation of symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorderPolyphenolPhytic acid· All millets· Herbs· Dry fruits like plums, figs, berries, dates, grapes· Increase in enzymes and bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract· Relief from constipation· Impact on neutralising free radicals
Authored By - Ms. Savitriben Deshmukh
Cloudnine Hospital - Jayanagar