Monday, 22 April 2013

How wondrous is water for your overall Health?

Do you know that water is your body's most important nutrient?
Water makes 70 to 75% of your total body weight. It helps in maintaining the body temperature, metabolizes body fat and cushions organs. It aids in digestion, lubrication, transportation of nutrients, and flushes out toxins from your body. Water has numerous benefits.  

10 amazing benefits of water

1.      Drinking water helps in losing weight
Water has zero calories. As water flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water can reduce hunger as it is an effective appetite suppressant.
2.      Makes your Skin Healthier and Younger
Water helps a lot in replenishing skin tissues, moisturizing skin which increases skin elasticity. Proper hydrated skin looks younger and healthier.
3.      Better Productivity at Work
 Your brain is mostly made up of water therefore drinking water helps in better thinking. It also helps your alertness and concentration.
4.      Natural medicine for Headache and Back Pains
Water helps to reduce headache and back pains as many times these are due to dehydration.
5.      Helps in Digestion
Water improves your digestive system and increases your metabolic rate. Drinking adequate amount of water can help in relieving constipation also.
6.      Remove Harmful Toxins
Water removes antioxidants by flushing all the toxins out of your body.   
7.      Relieves Fatigue
When your body has less water than is required by it your heart works harder in order to pump oxygenated blood to all cells, so the insufficient oxygen in the body leads to fatigue. Therefore drinking enough water can help you in relieving fatigue.
8.      Lessen Cramps and Sprains
Hydrated body helps in keeping your joints and muscles lubricated thereby lessening cramps and sprains.
9.      Maintain the Ph balance
Your body needs a neutral balance of Ph 7 range in order to function properly and water helps in maintain this Ph balance.
10.  Reduces Stress Level
Dehydration lead to increased levels of a hormone called Cortisol which is a stress hormone. So by drinking adequate water you can reduce the stress level.
Not only this, often doctors suggest that drinking adequate water helps in fighting against flu. It also reduces the risks of kidney stones and heart attack. Moreover studies show that water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer.
So ask yourself “Are You Drinking Enough Water?” 

Friday, 12 April 2013

Skipping an economical way of losing weight

Are you tired of spending big amount of time and money to be in shape, but never succeeded. You are not the only one, there are many like you. Paying gym membership bills, doing dieting and skipping dinner are few remedies even I tried but it did no good to me.
One Monday morning while I was going to my workplace I saw a cute looking girl around 9 or 10 year old skipping in the park from where I pass by to take a short cut, she was sweating a lot. Suddenly I realized that I don’t sweat and burn so much working out in my expensive, air conditioned gym as this girl was doing with a skipping rope in a park. Being inspired by her I thought of skipping on weekends. Then after two weeks I begin to enjoy it so much that now I am regular with it and look the best ever, so thought of sharing amazing benefits of skipping.  
  1. Skipping is very effective in burning calories and an hour of skipping can burn up to 1000 calories.
  2. It strengthens your bones thereby keep off osteoporosis.
  3. It helps in increasing your stamina and endurance.
  4. It makes you more vigilant and alert which will help you to focus better.
  5. Skipping enhances flexibility and athletic abilities.
  6. It improves your reflexes, balance and posture.
  7. It tones arms, legs and abs muscles therefore providing a full body workout.
  8. Skipping also helps you gain better concentration and self control.
  9. It promotes cardio-vascular activity thereby making the heart stronger which allows the heart to pump more blood, properly delivering oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.
  10. Most importantly it helps in releasing stress, to which are very prone in the fast paced life style of today.
So, shed your extra fat with skipping which according to me is an awesome and inexpensive way of losing weight faster.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Best vegetables for Weight Loss

Some of the best vegetables for weight loss, shed up to 7 kg in a month

Vegetables are low in calories, high in volume and rich in nutrients which help in quick weight loss. Studies show that getting a large part of nutrition from vegetables assist a lot in keeping a person trim and youthful.

1.     Broccoli
Broccoli being made up of 60 percent carbohydrates, about 40 percent proteins, and contains lots of water, minerals, and vitamins has no fat. Carbohydrates present in broccoli are quite complex, so it requires time to digest and helps in utilizing more calories than it provides thereby helping reduce weight. These carbs release very slowly and you will have long hours of energy even after each meal. Important minerals and vitamins in broccoli include vitamin E, selenium, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorous, and thiamin.

2.     Spinach
Spinach is best for weight loss diet programs because of its dense nutritional value with low-calorie content. It can keep the stomach full for a longer time. The nutrients in spinach contain potassium, manganese, zinc, iron, and calcium. Not only does spinach help strengthen our muscles but it also helps the eyesight, stabilizes blood pressure, protects skin, and benefits neurological health. The vitamin K in spinach helps in improving bone health.

3.     Lettuce
Lettuce is an important diet vegetable and is a free food for most diet plans. It can also be added to any meal as a starter salad or the main dish as it is very low in calories. Dark lettuce leaves are rich in folate and it has valuable beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and certain phytochemicals which are very helpful for the body. You can use lettuce to make low-fat salad, low-calories sandwiches for the perfect weight loss.

4.     Cucumbers
Very popular vegetable and commonly used in salads cucumber has nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Being very high in fiber, these highly support weight loss. Being a great source of silica, an important mineral used to strengthen the connective tissue that makes up our skin therefore cucumbers are excellent for skin. It provides hydration to the body as well helps in brightening the skin.

5.     Beans and Carrots
Beans are full of protein and dietary fibers and tastes best when eaten raw. Being low in fat with high fiber content, it helps losing weight faster. Carrots can be eaten raw and cooked. The vegetable is high in vitamins A, K, C and minerals making it a perfect fat-free snack.

6.     Bell Peppers
Bell peppers are in different shapes and colors. The colorful bell peppers not only make your low-calorie dishes look colorful but also add flavor and crunch to it.  Bell peppers raise the metabolism and reduce the appetite naturally making it very helpful for weight loss. It has vitamin C, vitamin B, beta-carotene, lycopene, potassium, foliate and a lot of fiber which helps your overall health.

Going on vegetables diet is not only helpful for losing weight but also for the overall health and skin. By including these vegetables in every meal you can lose 4 to 7 kg in a month, as long as you limit junk intake and do proper exercise.