The Green Wonder     Spinach or Palak as we call it, is one of the most consumed green leafy vegetable. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C, E and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, folate, protein and dietary fiber. Plus, it is loaded with flavonoids and carotenoids. Scientifically known as as Spinacia oleracea, spinach belongs to the amaranth family and is related to beets and quinoa. Eating spinach may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress, help prevent cancer and reduce blood pressure levels. Cooking spinach actually increases its health benefits! Just half a cup of cooked spinach will give you thrice as much nutrition as one cup of raw spinach. That’s because the body cannot completely break down the nutrients in raw spinach for its use. Unprocessed or raw spinach contains amino acids, carotenoids, potassium, iodine, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, A, E, B Complex and K. All the minerals present in this healthy vegetable are alkaline in nature. Thus, they help maintain the pH level balance in the body. There’s a compound in spinach called oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium and iron. An easy way to solve this problem is to pair spinach with a food high in vitamin C. Spinach contains antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin in plentiful which protect the eye from cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Zeaxanthin is an important dietary carotenoid which is absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes, providing light filtering functions. Spinach also contains vitamin A which is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and essential for normal eyesight. Did you know that freezing spinach diminishes its health benefits? So in order to get the best from the leaf is to buy it fresh and eat it the same day. Most of the carbs in spinach consist of fiber. Spinach also contains 0.4% sugar, mostly glucose and fructose. Most nutrients in spinach are alkaline in nature. Due to the very high alkalinity of spinach juice, you get substantial, natural relief from rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to this, spinach also clears out various tissues in the body and helps maintain your blood’s alkalinity level. What few know is that it also very good for digestion. Spinach eases constipation and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers.  It also flushes out toxins from the colon. ..Divya

Cinnamon and Honey have Some Unbelievable Benefits!     There are a number of health benefits of honey and cinnamon which include a strong immune system, digestive system, healthy heart, bones, skin, teeth, and hair, weight loss, itching, and arthritis. Honey comes with a number of health benefits when consumed individually, and when consumed in combination with a number of food items, the most useful combinations are formed with cinnamon, ginger, and milk. Both honey and cinnamon are individually used for dental care. A mixture prepared from the two is also useful in dental care, particularly in removing bad breath and toothache.   Honey and cinnamon can help bring down high blood pressure numbers when used consistently. Since high blood pressure is a precursor to serious heart problems, it’s important to keep your blood pressure at healthy levels. Honey has been shown to help prevent blood pressure from getting to high levels. Cinnamon has been shown to actually lower blood pressure when it has reached higher than desired levels. The combination of the two means you’re getting both preventive and immediate help for high blood pressure.   This mixture has been found to manage the pain caused by arthritis. Research also shows that a lot of people said that it has provided them a relief from the pain they have had for years. You should consume this mixture of 1 Cup of hot water 2 Teaspoons of honey 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon daily both in the morning and evening as well. It could be the anti-inflammatory properties of each item that cuts down their pain.   Many people have found that taking the mixture of honey and cinnamon can build up your vitality in about a week. The honey will give you a nice little boost without raising your blood sugar levels and you won’t have to worry about a jittery feeling like you would get from coffee. Use 1/2 Tablespoon of honey, a glass of water, a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on the top. Just keep a container of this aromatic spice and a jar of organic honey at work and you can sip on a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. You’ll definitely feel refreshed.   One of the most intriguing benefits of using honey and cinnamon is the potential to ward off cancer with them. Research on a mixture of both is largely nonexistent, but studies have been done on the individual ingredients and the results are promising. Cinnamon alone has been touted as an anti-cancer spice, and honey has also gotten its fair share of attention as being helpful in fighting off cancer. When the two are mixed together you are getting the benefit of both at the same time, doubling the potency. It’s important to remember that these sort of results don’t appear overnight or from a one-time use. You’ll need to use this every day in order to reap the long-term benefits. ..Divya

Diet mistakes which ruin your weight loss journey     The sole aim of a good diet is to get fit and healthier. When you're working hard to achieve results, its important to make sure that you're not falling victim to these common dieting mistakes. Avoiding lentils is something that a lot of people do to lose weight, but do you know that it could be detrimental to your weight loss journey? You could be tricked into believing that legumes such as lentils, beans, and chick peas were bad for you. The theory that legumes are loaded with phytate and lectins (which make them hard to digest) is hard to ignore. That is, until you realise that you can neutralise these compounds simply by soaking legumes overnight in water.   The most vital meal of the day is your breakfast. The cliché is true: it's so important to start the day with a healthy meal, because research shows a good breakfast both boosts your metabolism and keeps you more satisfied throughout the day. And that means less reaching into the snack stash. Skipping meals may seem like a good way to skimp on calories, but it actually can lead you to eat more later on. If you don't eat lunch, for instance, you might overcompensate at dinner thinking you deserve the extra calories. Eat when you're hungry to keep hunger and portions in check.     A crash diet is a complete No No. It's tempting to try a restrictive diet when you want to quickly drop a few pounds. And although you may lose a bit of weight in the short term, you're doing more damage to your body in the long run. Also just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean you can eat a mountain of it. Switching from white rice to quinoa, eating nuts instead of chips, using olive oil instead of processed mayo these are all healthy changes but they aren’t low-calorie substitutions. Remember, it is all about portions. Remember that 'health' goes far beyond the food you eat and the exercise you do. Yes, it’s about being active and vibrant. But it’s also about living a life without limits or restrictions. - Divya  

మాతృత్వానికి మందు..ద్రాక్ష పండు     జీవితంలో ఎంత సాధించినా..ఏం చేసినా స్త్రీ జీవితానికి సార్థకతను ఇచ్చేది మాతృత్వమే. కానీ మారిన జీవన విధానాలు..యాంత్రిక జీవనం కారణంగా ఎంతో మంది మహిళలు మాతృత్వాన్ని అందుకోలేకపోతున్నారు.  ఆహారపు అలవాట్లతో పాటు ఎన్నో వ్యాధులు మహిళలకు తియ్యని ఆనందాన్ని దూరం చేస్తున్నాయి.   ముఖ్యంగా ఎండోమెట్రి యోసిస్‌తో ఆడవారి బాధ వర్ణనాతీతం. విపరీతమైన కడుపునొప్పి, నెలసరి సక్రమంగా లేకపోవడం ఎండోమెట్రియోసిస్ లక్షణాల్లో కొన్ని. గర్భం ధరించాలంటే పక్వదశలో ఉన్న అండాలను విడుదల చేయాల్సి ఉంటుంది..కానీ ఈ వ్యాధి కారణంగా అండాలు పక్వదశకు చేరకుండానే విడుదలవుతున్నట్లు పరిశోధనలో తేలింది. ఫాలికల్స్‌లో ఉండే ద్రవాల కారణంగా అండాలు దెబ్బతింటున్నట్లు శాస్త్రవేత్తలు గుర్తించారు.   మందులకు లొంగని ఈ వ్యాధిని ద్రాక్ష పండ్లు తినడం ద్వారా అరికట్టవచ్చు అంటున్నారు సౌతాంప్టన్ విశ్వవిద్యాలయ శాస్త్రవేత్తలు..ఎలుకలకు అధిక మోతాదులో ద్రాక్ష పండ్లు ఇచ్చి వీరు చేసిన పరిశోధన సత్ఫాలితాల్ని ఇచ్చింది. మహిళలు వీలైనంత ఎక్కువగా ద్రాక్షపండ్లు తినడం ద్వారా శరీరానికి చేరే మెలటోనిన్ ద్వారా పరిస్థితిలో మార్పు వచ్చిందట.   అలాగే సంతానం లేని స్త్రీలు కిస్‌మిస్ పండ్లు తినడం వల్ల అండాశయం లోని లోపాలు తొలగుతాయి.. అంతేకాకుండా మూత్రాశయంలో అమ్మోనియా పెరగదు. రాళ్లు కూడా రావని వైద్యులు అంటున్నారు. ద్రాక్ష పండ్లతో పాటు బ్లూబెర్రీలు, వేరుశెనగ కూడా మంచివేనట. 

  అందాన్ని, ఆరోగ్యాన్ని ఇచ్చే డ్రై ఫ్రూట్స్ (Health and Beauty with Dry Fruits)     మనలో చాలామంది ఆకలి తీర్చుకోడానికి ఏదో ఒకటి తింటాం. అంతేతప్ప మనం తీసుకున్న ఆహారంలో ఎన్ని కాలరీలు ఉన్నాయి, ఎంత ఆరోగ్యకరంగా ఉంది, శరీరానికి అవసరమైన శక్తిని అందిస్తుందా, మానసికంగా ఏమైనా మేలు చేస్తుందా లాంటివి బొత్తిగా ఆలోచించం. కొందరు ఆహారం విషయంలో తగిన శ్రద్ధ తీసుకుంటారు. అందుకు తగ్గట్టు వాళ్ళు ఆరోగ్యంగా, ఆనందంగా ఉంటారు. కనుక ఆకలి తీరితే సరిపోతుంది అనుకోకుండా ఎం తింటున్నాం, ఎంత పరిమాణంలో తింటున్నాం అనేది కూడా పరిగణనలోకి తీసుకోవాలి. ఇప్పుడు కొన్ని డ్రై ఫ్రూట్స్ ఎలా, ఎంత పరిమాణంలో తినాలో, వాటివల్ల ప్రయోజనం ఏమిటో తెలుసుకుందాం. ఖర్జూరం , అత్తి పండు , సీమబాదం:- అత్తిపండు, సీమబాదం డ్రైఫ్రూట్స్ చాలా మేలైనవి. వీటిల్లో ఏదో ఒకదాన్ని క్రమం తప్పకుండా ప్రతిరోజూ తీసుకోవాలి. వీటిలో ఐరన్, ఫైబర్, విటమిన్ ‘ఎ’, విటమిన్ ‘సి’ ఉన్నాయి. కంటి చూపును మెరుగుపరుస్తాయి. వీటిని కడిగి నీళ్ళలో నానబెట్టండి. మర్నాడు ఉదయాన ఆ నీళ్ళు తాగండి.. ఒకసారి ఒక రకం సరిపోతుంది. ప్రతిదీ టానిక్ లా పనిచేస్తుంది. బాదం:- బాదంలో పోషక విలువలు చాలా ఎక్కువ. కనుక రోజుకు ఐదు, ఆరు బాదం పప్పులు తినండి. విడిగానే కాదు, ఏ రూపంలో అయినా తినొచ్చు. బాదం పైపొరలో వగరు ఉన్నప్పటికీ దానిలో ఉండే ఫ్యాట్ అన్ శ్యాచురేటెడ్ కావడంతో అది కొలెస్ట్రాల్ ను తగ్గించడంలో ఎంతో సహాయకారిగా ఉంటుంది. బాదంలో ఉండే కాపర్ పరిమాణం ఎనీమియాను పోగొడుతుంది. బాదంవల్ల ముఖానికి గ్లో వచ్చి సౌందర్యం ఇనుమడిస్తుంది.  

    Is Peanut Butter a Healthy Food Option!     Peanut butter is one of the most regularly used bread spread while at the breakfast table. While most of us think it is filled with health benefits, do we really know how the bread spread does do to our health in real? Did you know that a lot of people who are calorie conscious do not opt for having peanut butter. Just for the fact that its high calorie content. A mere two tablespoons contains 200 calories, which, depending on your daily intake, could make up as much as 10 percent of your daily calorie allotment. A few heaping spoonfuls throughout the day, and you may quickly find yourself at half of your daily calorie intake. So how exactly does it promote a flat belly, and what else does peanut butter do to your body? Experts say Nuts have a healthy fat profile  including mono and polyunsaturated fats are rich in antioxidants, contain nutrients like potassium that help maintain a healthy blood pressure, are rich in fiber, and contain heart-healthy plant phytosterols. As far as weight loss goes, it may seem counterproductive to eat fats to lose fat, but peanut butter certainly proves that certain fats can help you ward off excess weight. Peanuts and peanut butter offer healthy levels of zinc. people who eat a diet rich in foods like avocado, olive oils, and peanut butter are more likely to not only lose weight, but also keep the weight off for longer than those who follow a low-fat diet.   Peanut butter's saturated-fat content is a concern for some people. Saturated fat was once deemed the demon of heart disease and was portrayed as evil by the fat-loss community. The truth is that saturated fat is not the root of all evil. In fact, it's actually beneficial to the production of crucial hormones and vitamins such as vitamin D. Eating peanut butter may help reduce risk of developing diabetes too. The protein, fiber and healthy fat in peanut butter can give you that kick you need to start the day on an active note and also to give you that much needed boost through the mid day. A study also found that those getting the most niacin from foods were 70 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Peanuts are one of the foods highest in niacin.   Peanut butter has higher antioxidant levels than apples, carrots, or beets, and is more on par with the levels found in blackberries and strawberries. Peanut butter contains high amounts of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and a decent amount of protein. Ideally, use an organic brand which contains just peanuts and salt. This kind is full of peanut flavor and doesn’t contain additives and is better for the environment too. Refrigerate it and turn it upside down in the fridge so the peanut oils and solids can re-mix. Peanut butter with no hydrogenated fats and no sugar is the best. ..Divya

కాలుష్యం వల్ల ప్రెగ్నెన్సీ పోతుందా..?   ఇంట్లోంచి అడుగు బయట పెట్టాలంటే చాలు ఒక యుద్దానికి వెళుతున్నంత హంగామా- ఒక స్కార్ఫ్, గ్లోవ్స్, షేడ్స్... ఇలా చాలా సిద్ధం చేసుకుంటుంటాం. కాలుష్యం గురించిన భయం అలాంటిది మరి. ఈ కాలుష్యం పుట్టిన పిల్లలకే కాదు, కడుపులో ఉన్న బిడ్డకి కూడా ప్రమాదమేనట. అదేంటో తెలుసుకోవాలంటే మాత్రం ఈ వీడియో చూడండి........    

Healthy food for Digestive System     Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a breakdown of large food molecules to smaller ones. The digestive system is very important for the maintenance of health. The digestive system processes everything we eat and drink to supply the body with the energy and material that it needs to function, build and maintain itself. It comprises the digestive tract from the mouth through the stomach, small and large intestines, to the anus. There are many areas in the digestive process where things can go wrong. Below we have addressed.   * Crohn's disease * Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) * Hemorrhoids (piles) * Indigestion and  diarrhea We can reduce the risks of developing a range of Digestive System Disorders, and add many more years of healthy, active time to their life span, by eating a healthy, high fiber diet including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, while avoiding processed foods, fast foods, and foods that are high in salt, sugar, and fat. You may benefit from including one or more of the following foods in your diet - all of them are rich in nutrients that are particularly important to the health of your digestive system. Ginger: Ginger is often used to settle an upset stomach or treat severe stomach ailments such as dyspepsa or colic. It is frequently used today in developing countries to treat diarhea. Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of craps.   Foods rich in fiber: Your body needs fiber. Once the missing fiber in the diet, you are prone to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease and some cancers. Foods rich in fiber and filter to keep food in the digestive system to extract energy and nutrients, wastes also pushed back out. Please add to your daily diet you all kinds of vegetables, fiber from whole grains, whole grain products, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, lentils … Water:   Drinking water between your meals cleans the stomach of the small trapped food pieces and gives it a rest so it can stop producing acids. Water also helps to clean the digestive tract of small pieces of food. Enzymes, water, and good bacteria all work together to maintain optimum digestion, nutrient absorption and health. Avocados: Avocados are one of the best foods you can eat for digestive health. Avocados work to stimulate the healthy functioning of your digestive organs, including your pancreas, gallbladder, liver and intestinal tract. Oats: Not only do whole oats contain plenty of soluble- fibre, they also provide significant amounts of selenium, thiamin, phosphorus, and manganese, and smaller amounts of copper, folate, vitamin E, and zinc. If you have to choose between rolled oats and quick oats, choose the rolled variety. Rolled oats are made with a steaming process that doesn't destroy many nutrients, while quick oats are made with dehydrating and pre-cooking processes, which typically leave oats extremely nutrient-depleted. Cod liver oil: Cold liver oil provides plenty of natural vitamin A, It also provides natural vitamin D, which we know is an extremely powerful immune system modulator, with research indicating that vitamin D may be critically important in preventing the development of autoimmune conditions, including those of the GI tract. If you want to build and maintain a healthy digestive tract for the long term, you really have to take a holistic approach and address several areas of your life: your food choices, eating habits, exercise habits, resting habits, and emotional health.

Fiber Rich Foods   Fiber rich food is very essential for the body and should be included into our daily diet. Consuming nutritious fiber rich foods is a great way to improve our digestive system and fiber rich food also helps in lowering the levels of cholesterol in the body. It is found that, foods that have high fiber content are generally a good source of essential nutrients as well.   When we eat foods such as fruit, vegetables, bran muffins and cereal, we are taking fiber into the body. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that is not digested. It also cannot be absorbed into our blood. The fiber in our food comes from plants. There are two different types, insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble fiber, as its names suggests, is fiber that dissolves in water. Soluble fiber is the type that is thought to lower cholesterol. We can obtain soluble fiber by eating oatmeal, barley, citrus fruits and dried beans. Having a high fiber diet that contains soluble fiber is thought to help with weight loss. This is because after eating foods containing this type of fiber you will be left feeling full for a greater length of time. Insoluble fiber includes the skins of vegetables and also wheat bran. It is more commonly known as roughage. The advantage of including roughage into a high fiber diet is that it helps in preventing colon cancer. Insoluble fiber has also shown great benefits in helping to prevent diverticulitis. Grains: Grains are some of the very best sources of fiber. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals and low in fat and sodium, making them healthy additions to your diet. According to the Wheat Foods Council, just 1 oz. of wheat bran cereal contains 8 grams of fiber. Whole grains like bulgur and barely add 3 to 4 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup. If you eat foods like pasta and bread, switching to whole wheat versions will increase your fiber intake. A slice of whole wheat bread contains 2 grams, as does a whole wheat tortilla. Whole wheat spaghetti provides over 3 grams per half cup. The AHA recommends eating more whole grains rather than processed grains for their increased fiber and nutrient content. Beans: Beans rival grains in their fiber content. For example, just 1/2 cup of kidney beans gives you 8.2 grams. Lentils contain 5 grams per half cup. A similar sized serving of split peas has 4.4 grams. Not only are beans high in fiber, but they are also high in nutrients like iron and protein and low in fat. Because of this, you can use them in place of meat in many of your recipes to reduce the fat content. Try sprinkling beans into soups and salads or using them instead of ground beef in tacos or chili. Fruits and Vegetables: Pretty much all fruits and vegetables provide some fiber, but some have more fiber than others. One of the fruits that contain the highest amount of fiber is the prune. A half cup of stewed prunes has 4.5 grams of fiber per serving. Oranges and apples with the peel still on provide about 3 grams of fiber each. A 1/2 cup of strawberries will give you 2 grams. When it comes to vegetables, broccoli scores high at 2.3 grams per 1/2 cup. Carrots have the same amount, but you can add more fiber by keeping the peel on. A medium tomato has about 1.3 grams. Other excellent sources of fiber include cabbage, green, leafy vegetables like collards and kale and Brussels sprouts.

  Are You Taking Your Last Meal On Time!   Did you ever wonder why our elders are healthier than us? One obvious reason is that the kind of food was healthier than what we eat today. Also the quality of food was much better. But, is that the only reason why they were healthy? Research throws light on other factors that contributed to their health. Along with eating right, it is also important to eat on time.   This is especially true for the last meal of the day. There are many reasons why our elders recommended and preferred taking dinner before sun set. Most of us may think it is an old habit, but we must realize that it has a lot of scientific evidence backing it. Obesity can be easily prevented by simply eating on time. Those who never saw a relation between these two factors, have a lot to discover here.     Normally, the body metabolism decreases towards the end of the day. This means that food taken at later hours of the night is not converted to energy. Instead, it is stored in your body as fat. Eating late in the night also gives rise to gastrointestinal problems. When you lie down immediately after eating, the acids from the stomach get refluxed to your oesophagus causing a lot of inconvenience.   Late dinner can also affect your sleep. Eating late is known to increase your water consumption in the night. This in turn will require you to empty your bladder more number of times and interrupt your sleep frequently. Don’t worry! There are some simple ways to tackle this problem.   If your schedule does not allow you to eat early, try to eat light. A sandwich, some fruits, dosa or grilled vegetables are perfect for dinner. This kind of food will keep you filled yet will be light on your body. A cup of warm milk is also not a bad idea in the night. Whatever you choose to eat, make sure you take it at least two hours before bed time. Eating on time is a step closer to good health.   ..Kruti Beesam

పొడవుగా ఉన్న అమ్మాయిలు పారాహుషార్..!!   మీరు పొడవుగా ఉన్న అమ్మాయా..? మీ ఫ్రెండ్స్ కన్నా హైట్‌గా ఉన్నారని కాస్తంత ప్రౌడ్‌గా ఫీలవుతున్నారా..? అంత సంబరపడిపోకండి..! మీ హైటే మీకు శాపంగా మారబోతోందని హెచ్చరిస్తున్నారు పరిశోధకులు.. ఆడవారి పొడవుకి వారి ఆరోగ్యానికి సంబంధం ఉందని తాజా పరిశోధనలో తేలిందట.. అదేంటో తెలుసుకోవాలంటే ఈ వీడియో చూడండి.    

డయాబెటిస్-ఆడవారిలో తక్కువట!     ఈ రోజుల్లో షుగర్‌ వ్యాధి గురించి తెలియనివారు ఎవరూ ఉండరు. అటు తినే ఆహారంలోనూ, ఇటు పనిచేసే విధానంలోనూ విపరీతమైన మార్పులు రావడంలో ఇప్పుడు షుగర్ ఇంటింటి పేరుగా మారిపోయింది. దీనికి తోడు వైద్య పరిజ్ఞానం కూడా పెరిగిపోవడంతో... షుగర్‌ గురించి ముందుగానే జాగ్రత్తపడేవారి సంఖ్యా పెరిగిపోయింది. ఇలాంటి వారందరికీ షుగర్‌ గురించి ఓ కొత్త విషయాన్ని చెప్పే పరిశోధన ఒకటి వెలుగులోకి వచ్చింది.   మగవారిలోనే ఎక్కువ: ఆడవారితో పోలిస్తే 61 శాతం ఎక్కువగా మగవారే డయాబెటిస్‌ పాల్పడుతున్నారట. ఆడవారికంటే మగవారిలో డయాబెటిస్‌ ఏర్పడేందుకు 46 శాతం ఎక్కువ అవకాశం ఉండటమే దీనికి కారణం అని తేలింది. వారి శరీరాలలో ఉండే ఐరన్‌ నిల్వలే ఈ తేడాలకు కారణం అని గమనించారు. మగవారి శరిరంలో ఐరన్‌ నిల్వలు అధికంగా పేరుకునే అవకాశం ఉంది. ఇదే రానురానూ డయాబెటిస్-2 కి కారణం అవుతోంది. అలాగని ఒంట్లో ఐరన్ మరీ తక్కువగా ఉన్నా కూడా డయాబెటిస్ దాడి చేసే ప్రమాదం కనిపించింది. అంటే ఒంట్లో ఐరన్ తగిన మోతాదులో ఉన్నప్పుడే డయాబెటిస్‌ ప్రమాదం కూడా అదుపులో ఉందన్నమాట. ఇలాంటి అదుపు ఆడవారిలోనే ఎక్కువగా కనిపించింది. తూర్పు ఫిన్లండ్‌లో అనేకమంది ప్రజల ఆరోగ్య రికార్డులను గమనించిన తరువాత తేల్చిన విషయమిది.   ఇనుముతో ఏంటి సంబంధం? మన శరీరం ఆరోగ్యంగా ఉండాలంటే తగిన మోతాదులో ఇనుము అందుతూ ఉండాలి. కొన్ని రకాల ప్రొటీన్ల ఉత్పత్తి జరగాలన్నా, రక్తంలో హెమోగ్లోబిన్‌ తగ్గకుండా ఉండాలన్నా ఇనుము తప్పనిసరి. కానీ ఇదే ఇనుము, స్థాయిని దాటిటే అది ఫ్రీ రాడికల్స్‌ను ఉత్పత్తి చేస్తుందట. ఈ ఫ్రీ రాడికల్స్ మన శరీరంలోని పాంక్రియాస్‌ను దెబ్బతీస్తాయి. దీని వలన ఇన్సులిన్‌ సరఫరాలో లోటు ఏర్పడుతుంది. ఫలితం! టైప్ 2 డయాబెటిస్ ఒంట్లోకి ప్రవేశిస్తుంది.   ఇవీ హెచ్చరికలు: ఆడవాళ్లం కదా మనకి డయాబెటిస్‌ ముప్పు తక్కువని మురిసిపోయేందుకు లేదు. ఐరన్‌ నిల్వలలో ఎక్కువ తక్కువలు ఏర్పడితే ఈ ప్రమాదం ఎవరి జీవితాలలోకైనా ప్రవేశించవచ్చు. కొందరు స్త్రీలు రుతుసమయంలో ఎక్కువ రక్తాన్ని కోల్పోతుంటారు. వీరిలో ఐరన్ నిల్వలు తగ్గిపోతుంటాయి. మరికొందరు స్త్రీలేమో కాస్త నీరసంగా అనిపించగానే ఫోలిక్ యాసిడ్‌తో కూడిన ఐరన్ మాత్రలను తీసుకుంటూ ఉంటారు. ఈ స్థితి వారి శరీరంలో అధిక మొత్తంలో ఐరన్‌ పేరుకుపోయేందుకు దోహదపడుతుంది. అందుకని ఏదో బలాన్నిస్తుందని ఎడాపెడా ఐరన్‌ మాత్రలను వాడేయకుండా... మనం తీసుకునే ప్రతి మాత్రకీ ఏదో ఒక ఫలితం ఉందని గ్రహించాలి. వైద్యుల సలహా మేరకే ఏ మాత్రనైనా తీసుకోవాలి. వీటికి తోడుగా ఊబకాయం బారిన పడకుండా ఉండటం, తగినంత శారీరిక శ్రమ చేయడం, పోషకాహారం తీసుకోవడం వంటి జాగ్రత్తలు తీసుకుంటే... అడామగా అన్న తేడా లేకుండా ఎవ్వరైనా ఆరోగ్యంగా ఉంటారని హామీ ఇస్తున్నారు పరిశోధకులు. - నిర్జర.

Healthy Foods for Strong Teeth Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing them daily and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy. Having proper diet can help prevent tooth decay, so a healthy diet is important for your teeth. A healthy diet contains foods from different groups, including fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, some protein-rich food and some dairy foods. Find out more about a balanced diet. Milk Low-fat and fat-free milk has lots of calcium with little or no fat. In addition to calcium, milk and dairy products provide other essential nutrients that are important for strong teeth. Cheese Eating cheese results in a coating of calcium on the teeth that helps protect against caries. Eating a cube of cheese can increase plaque-calcium concentration by up to 112%, helping to harden teeth and discourage softening which leads to caries. It appears that cheese also prevents demineralization and, at the same time, encourages remineralization of the tooth. Food that needs chewing This will not only exercise your gums but is also important for proper cleansing of teeth. Whole grains, and other food products with high roughage content fall in this category. Kiwi is a great source of vitamin C. This fruit holds 100% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to prevent your gums from breaking down. Strawberries  strawberries has many benefits for human health, including reducing the accumulation of dental plaque. In general, strawberries contain nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, and energy. While the potential of minerals it contains are calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, vitamin C and folic acid. Sesame Seeds  Sesame seeds are rich calcium food. Which gives enough support to your teeth to be stronger. Carrots Carrots act as natural abrasives, It helps to eliminate the sticky dirt from the teeth and stimulate gums. They also produce a lot of saliva which helps to wash away stains on your teeth. Minerals in carrots help to kill germs in the mouth and prevent tooth damage. Water Fluoride exists naturally in water sources and is derived from fluorine,It is well known that fluoride helps to prevent and even reverse the early stages of tooth decay. Nuts Nuts are rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphate, which are important nutrients for dental health. Nuts good for teeth are cashews, peanuts, almonds and walnuts.

Benefits of  Pawan Muktasan For those who are already into Yoga will be well versed with the Pawan Muktasan . For the uninitiated this position involves the thighs which are pressed against the abdomen and the wrists or elbows are clasped. The neck is bent towards the knees and if possible the forehead or chin is touching the knees. The breath is relaxed. Try to hold for as long as you can. This pose is known to relieve constipation and release any gasses in the intestines and keep the stomach clear. Apart from this Pawan Muktasan has numerous benefits for women which include: 1.  Improves the blood circulation and stimulation of nerves. 2.  Strengthens the lower back muscles and loosens the spinal vertebrae. 3.  Improves Sterility and reduces impotence. 4.  Massages the pelvic muscles and reproductive organs. 5.  Beneficial for menstrual disorders and regulates blood flow. 6.  Reduces fats in the abdominal area, thighs and buttocks. This posture can be practiced anywhere on the floor or also when you just get up from bed. Holding it for at least 1 minute will be highly effective and in the long term you can see visible reduction in belly fat also. NOTE: Must be avoided if there is recent abdominal surgery, suffering from hernia or piles, by pregnant women and any chronic pain in the neck.

  Why Women Gain Weight After Marriage!     All of you have come across people who looked svelte when single and suddenly gain those extra pounds once they are happily married. Ever wondered why is this is such a common phenomenon? While there might be reasons varying from person to person. There are some predominantly similar ones too. After following a group of newlyweds for four years, the researchers recently found that the happier you are in your marriage, the more likely it is that you will gain some extra weight. In other words, people who are dating are more likely to stay slender to keep the attention of their partner. Couples who are happy, satisfied and secure in their marriage are more likely to gain weight because they no longer feel any pressure to attract the partner and are quite assured of their lives with each other. Another reason could be that like they say love comes in through the stomach. Many women, when they get married, start baking and making all sorts of delicious meals, sweet treats and other fattening foods that are really tasty, but pile up fat around the waist. Many people don’t even realize how much weight have they gained until they step on the scale. Until then, they enjoy the taste of amazing meals cooked and served by their beloved partner. Married couples eat most of their meals together, so they're more likely to eat foods that they wouldn't normally eat because their spouse has a craving for them. In fact, partner influence over eating decisions is a large factor in weight gain after marriage. Two additional factors that might come into play are the tendency to eat out together more often and to cook bigger meals when eating at home. Increased time spent watching television together is another factor in post-marital weight gain. Also, in general, post-wedding weight gain is not surprising and is perhaps a result of more relaxed dietary and physical activity habits now that the newlyweds no longer have a special event - and wedding photographs - for which to motivate themselves. The rewards for weight maintenance attention, compliments, gifts often peter out or stop when they marry. And they get older, which makes weight management harder. Gaining weight in marriage can create numerous problems. First, it leads to the loss of confidence of the person who no longer looks as good as he/she used to. Besides that, it is bound to lead to frustration, worse sex life, and many other complications. Married couples should consider their weight a factor in their overall health and well-being instead of just their appearance. Just as married couples can influence each other to eat poorly, they can also influence each other to make healthy choices. Work together to create nutritious menus, shop for healthy foods together and make meal preparation a joint effort because these can help you stay slim, as well as bond over a shared goal. And also work out as couple to stay healthy and keep the spark alive in your marriage.   ..Divya

తొందరగా బరువు తగ్గాలంటే...   బరువు తగ్గాలనుకొనే వారు కడుపు మాడ్చుకోవలసిన అవసరం లేదు.కడుపు మాడ్చుకొని ఉపవాసలు చేయాల్సిన పనిలేదు. చిన్న చిన్న నీటి బిందువులే మహా సముద్రం అయినట్లు మనం తీసుకునే కొద్దిపాటి జాగ్రత్తలే ఆరోగ్యాన్ని కాపాడతాయి. సాయంత్రం పిజ్జా, బర్గర్ లు లాగించేసి రాత్రి కేవలం పెరుగన్నం తినేస్తే సరిపోతుంది అన్నది పొరపాటు. పిజ్జా బర్గర్ లతో పాటు పెరుగులో ఉండే వెన్న కూడా శరీరంలోకి చేరి కొవ్వును మరింత పెంచేస్తుంది. డైట్ కంట్రోల్ లో వున్నవారు మీగడను తీసేసిన పాలు, మజ్జిగను మాత్రమే వాడాలి. ఈ ప్రాథమిక సూత్రాన్ని పాటించకపోతే ఎన్ని జాగ్రత్తలు పాటించినా వ్యర్థమే.   నీరు ప్రధానం : నీరు ఎక్కువ తాగడం వలన ఆకలి త్వరగా వేయదు. నీరు ఎక్కువగా తాగడం వల్ల ఎక్కువ తినాలన్న కోరిక కలగదు. తక్కువ పరిమాణంలో ఆహారం తీసుకొంటారు. నాన్ స్టిక్ పాత్రలలో వంట చేయడం వల్ల నూనె తక్కువ పట్టడంతో పాటు పదార్థాలలో పోషకవిలువలు పోకుండా ఉంటాయి. అప్పడాలను వేయించుకునే బదులు కాల్చుకొని తింటే వాటిని తినాలన్న కోరిక తీరుతుంది. నూనెనుండి తప్పించుకున్నట్లు ఉంటుంది.   స్టాట్యుటరీ ఫాట్ ను తగ్గించాలి: నూనె, నెయ్యిలలో స్టాట్యూటరీ ఫ్యాట్ ఎక్కువగా ఉంటుంది. వంటకాలలో వీటిని సాధ్యమైనంత తక్కువ ఉపయోగిస్తూనే మరికొన్నింటిలో పూర్తిగా మానేయొచ్చు. చపాతీలలోనూనె కన్నా పుల్కాలు ఆరోగ్యకరం. దోశ, వడ కన్నా ఆవిరి మీద తయారు చేసిన ఇడ్లీమేలు. రోజూవారీ భోజనంలో ఉపయోగించే నెయ్యిని కూడా పూర్తిగా నిషేధించాల్సిందే.   మాంసాహారం: మాంసాహారం తప్ప మరేమి తినని వారు చాలామంది ఉన్నారు. అలాంటి వారి కోసం ఈ చిట్కా. మాంసాహారం వండేటప్పుడు చర్మం తీసేసి వండాలి. దీని వలన వందక్యాలరీలు తగ్గిపోతాయి. దీని తయారీలో నూనెకు బదులు నీటిని వాడితే కొవ్వు చేరకుండా జాగ్రత్తపడవచ్చు. చేపలలో తక్కువ పరిమాణంలో కొవ్వు ఉంటుంది. చికెన్, మటన్ కి బదులుగా చేపలు తినడం అలవాటు చేసుకుంటే మంచిది.   కాల్షియం చాలా అవసరం: బరువు తగ్గడంలో కాల్షియం ముఖ్యం పాత్ర వహిస్తుంది అని మనకు తెలిసిన మనం దానిని పట్టించుకోకుండా ఉంటాము కాని ఆహారంలో కాల్షియం తప్పనిసరిగా వుండేటట్లు చూసుకోవాలి. కొవ్వు తక్కువగా ఉన్న పెరుగు, పనీర్ చాలా బాగా పనిచేస్తాయి. పాలలో వుండే మీగడలో క్యాలరీలు అధికంగా వుంటాయి. పాలను నేరుగా తీసుకోవడం కన్నీ మజ్జిగ రూపంలో తీసుకుంటే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది.  

చిరుధాన్యాలు వాడకంలో మీరు చేస్తున్న పొరపాటేంటో తెలుసా..?   Multigrain Atta is considered good for health & specially weight loss. But this multigrain atta is not safe for everyone – Dr. Srilatha explains...  

  Rules in Friendship??   (Friendship Day Special)   From last two days, both print and electronic media are bombarding with ads on celebrating “Friendship Day”; creative ways of celebrating this occasion like buying lunch/ dinner, gifts and clothing etc. But is this what is called celebrating friendship? I don't think so; rather, friendship day is one special day comes once in a year to pause for a while in this busy schedules and give a thought on what friendship and friends are all about. Every one will have so many friends in this journey called life, however varies in number. But in major cases, life starts with many friends as one will have so many in childhood and slowly by the end of schooling we will remain with few friends who are in line with our thought process or people whose choices, are likes and dislikes same like ours. Once, we grow up, we start categorising our friends like close friends, known friends and just familiar persons. Though our friends change through out this journey, one thing is very constant here; i.e.we make friends who have similar taste like us or people who think same like us. Friendship differs with gender where as men will be able to continue with old friendships; some how, for women, this above equation suddenly changes when they have the knot tied. Few relocate to husband's place, few move to in laws house. Suddenly whole life changes with new role and responsibilities and so as friends circle.Though women try to stay in touch with old group, there will be so many constraints; few still try to manage to connect with old friends but majority of women have to forego their friends in the transition phase of life. This very simple change can put women under tremendous pressure and can also create lot of insecurities about life. To avoid, this stage, “being organised is the only way” say experts. According to them, people who lead life in a systematic way will always have clarity in every thing. And women who have efficiency in multi tasking, will be able to manage different groups of people in life. Once this happen, then you will not have to choose one between friends and family but you will learn to balance both successfully. There are few more scenarios like, you make new friends when you are growing in life. Your colleagues or neighbours may become your friends in due course of time. This is the time where each one has to respect their relationship and space. When friendship blossoms among matured minds, we have to be more matured to construct this beautiful bond which is long lasting. Never ever take people for granted. Not you be available to others to do so. Even when you take utmost care in friendship, sometimes you end up with few misunderstandings. But never go personal, even when you argue on issues, make it subjective. When you practice this , it takes no time to patch up. Leave no space for EGO. If you are right or wrong accept it and explain to other person why you are taking that stand. Sometimes, when you can't make the other person understand your point, don't blame the person or your choice of friends. But stay calm for a while and leave space for others. This matured act of your will surely make your friends hook to you. If not, still never find fault with any.. Remember, we meet many people in this beautiful journey called life, few travel along with us till the end and few get down when their destination is different from ours. Keep moving and spreading smiles is the only thing we have to do all the time. Happy friendship day!! Note: Silence kills any form of relationship including Friendship, so learn to communicate. - Bhavana   Click here for more Friendship Day Special articles   Trends in Friendship Long live - friends! A True Friendship is good for your Health ! స్నేహం పేరుతో ఒక దేవుడు స్నేహం