Like fats and sugar, cholesterol is often demonized as unhealthy and bad for your body. The reality is that your genetic makeup plays an important role in determining the role cholesterol plays in your body. Here, we’re looking at some of the relevant facts and biggest myths surrounding cholesterol.
Inflammation is a common problem and happens to everyone. It is a natural response of your body towards damaged tissues, and it also has a role in the response of the immune system. While you need acute inflammation for the healing process of your body, having excessive inflammation can result in swelling, soreness, feelings of tenderness and loss of function. It may also result in chronic diseases and acute allergies.
If you are suffering from excessive inflammation, and it is causing trouble in your day-to-day activities, here are some foods that can help.
If you are a vegetarian and always find yourself in a fix when it comes to where to get your proteins from, you will be surprised to know that you can get the required amount of protein from meat-free sources. It is essential for proper body function to get adequate protein. Here are some of the best sources to get your protein from that are neither meat or fish.
Before you start reading this, you need to know that yoga is a legit exercise. It may not be the ideal exercise if you are looking to build muscle mass since there is no use of heavy weights in it. It is also not your regular high intensity cardio exercise that gets your heart pounding in your chest. Yoga does not need to be any of these either. It works more as a stress-relief exercise where there are poses to increase your core strength and promote your flexibility while at the same time, giving you an opportunity to unwind and relax. It involves making use of your own bodyweight to define and tone your muscles while making the body more elastic.If you are looking to get a toned up, balanced and tight body, here are the yoga poses that you must try.
Myths are abounding when it comes to vegetarian eating and diets. There are so many people falling prey to these myths that it is affecting not only their eating habits, but also their lives in general. Let us take a look at some of these common myths that need to be busted about vegetarian diets.
If your goal is to remain fit and healthy, there are a number of things that need to be done right in addition to a healthy diet, strength training and aerobic exercise. One of them is sleep: the right amount and the right time. Not getting the right amount of sleep affects all your daily activities. If you had not slept well the last night, it would be difficult for you to get up in the morning for your exercise and neither will you be in the right mood to follow a proper diet plan. And, these are just two of the many issues one can face not getting enough sleep.
There are many of us who feel sleepy after eating. They feel tired and can immediately fall off to sleep; all they need is a couch. This is a natural phenomenon that is a result of a number of factors. If you also fall in the same category and wondering what is wrong with you, take a look at the following factors.
While “fat” is considered a dirty word in many people’s dictionaries, it is actually an essential macronutrient that plays a major role in your nutrition. However, genes impact how a body processes fat, which is why some people are more inclined to gain weight when consuming fats. Here, we’re looking at some of the relevant facts and biggest myths surrounding fat.
In the last few decades, we’ve learned a lot about how our genes determine or influence our health and biological makeup. Scientists once thought if you were genetically predisposed to a disease, such as diabetes, you were sure to be diagnosed with it. However, newer research has shown that your genes may increase your chances of a condition, but your diet and health can lower your risk.
Do you feel hungry all the time no matter how many meals you eat in a day? And eating too much is also having an effect on your body? Do you want to change this but just cannot control yourself? The answer to all these questions is two words: your hormones.