In Health Tips On 05 May 2016
What is fatty liver? Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the build-up of excess fat in the liver. While its normal to have some fat in your liver for its regular functioning, when fat makes up at least 5% of the liver its termed as fatty liver. Fatty liver can be a completely benign (Not harmful) condition and usually does not lead to liver damage. However, once there is a build-up of simple fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to further injury, which may result in inflammation and scarring of the liver. Causes of fatty liver include: 1. Alcoholism- Most common cause 2. Obesity 3. Hyperlipidemia, or high levels of fats in the blood 4. Diabetes 5. Genetic inheritance 6. Rapid weight loss 7. Side effect of certain medications, including aspirin, steroids, tamoxifen, and tetracycline.
In Health Tips On 09 May 2016
Nutrient of the day: Calcium 1. Calcium is one of the most important and abundant minerals in the human body. It plays an important role in the development and maintenance of the bones. Calcium is also needed in tooth formation and is important in some other body functions too. Calcium performs a number of basic functions in your body. 2. Your body uses 99 percent of its calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong, thereby supporting skeletal structure and function. The rest of the calcium in your body plays key roles in cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. 3. Dairy products are the major source of calcium. Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, legumes, nuts, and whole grains provide calcium but in smaller amounts than dairy products. 4. If we do not have enough calcium in our diets to keep our bodies functioning, calcium is removed from where it is stored in our bones. Over time, this causes our bones to grow weaker and may lead to osteoporosis as a disorder in which bones become very fragile.
In Health Tips On 23 May 2016
6 Health Benefits of Fiber What is Fiber? Fiber is a wonder boon as it has so many health benefits, but I am addressing a few of them. It is an important component of a Healthy Diet. It is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements. Types of Fiber: There are two types of fibers- A. Soluble and, B. Insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance. It is found in oats, citrus fruits, vegetables, barley, apple, bananas. Insoluble Fiber binds with water to swell in size. These are found in the bran layer of grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. Six Health Benefits of Fiber- 1. Fiber improves digestive health prevents & relieves constipation and helps to keep our colon healthy. 2. Fiber prevents weight gain. Right intake of Fiber helps to stop our weight gain. 3. A healthy heart. keeps our heart Healthy and wise. 4. Keeps our skin Healthy. 5. Fiber lowers your cholesterol. 6. If you have diabetes, having the right amount of fiber will help you to enjoy a variety of foods as fiber manages blood sugar levels effectively.