Health Care Tips :
- “Eggs”iting news!
Suffering from memory loss or stress? Do you
feel “alert enough? Choline is the answer to
these problems! Choline is the fat-like
substance, akin to Vitamin B, found in eggs.
This food component is known to improve memory
amongst the ageing, reduces fatigue and makes
the mind more alert! So, now you know why eggs
are good for you…
- The bony truth…
Calcium is a fussy mineral, and works better
under certain conditions. Consider taking your
calcium supplement at bedtime, rather than in
the morning. If taken along with a 500mg Vitamin
C supplement, calcium is absorbed better.
Antacids, coffee and tea can hinder calcium
absorption, so it is wise to take your calcium
supplement prior to these..
- Extra virgin Olive Oil
Why olive oil? It can reduce blood pressure,
control glucose levels in diabetics, and it has
the ability to reduce the total cholesterol,
that clogs arteries, and leads to cardiac
problems. Extra virgin olive oil is got from the
first pressing of the olives, and it is
considered the healthiest for consumption.
- 24 Carrots…
Heard of Betacarotene? That is what imparts the
bright orange colour to carrots, and
betacarotene is converted to Vitamin A by the
body. It works wonders: reduces the risk for
cancer, improves vision, skin and hair, slows
down ageing and wrinkles and delays the onset of
cardio-vascular disease and osteoporosis.
Carrots aren’t only for the bunnies….
- Computer eyes…
Working for long hours at the computer can harm
your eyes! The first indication is “dry eyes”.
When you are working on the computer the
tendency is to blink less often, than otherwise.
This can lead to dry eyes. Try to blink as often
as you can, and learn to take short breaks from
- Take a step forward…
We all know walking is good for health. Do you
know why? Walking exercises every limb in your
body. It improves circulation and builds up the
heart rate. It also helps build collaterals:
these are small arteries that connect two larger
coronary arteries and they provide an alternate
route for blood flow, a sort of detour in case
of blocked arteries. Take a step forward! It
could save your life….
- Go Green…
So, you love your cuppa’! Did you know green tea
not only has excellent anti-oxidants, it is also
known to prevent heart ailments, cancer and
arthritis. It protects the liver from
degenerative diseases, since the antioxidants
protect the liver cells and strengthen and
stimulate the immune system.
- Know your onions…
Did you know, onions are anti-clotting agents?
Onions are known to be effective in controlling
blood sugar, relieve bronchial congestion and
improve cardiovascular health. The pungency in
onions works as a decongestant, acts as an
antibiotic and can help fight cholesterol.
- Weighty Issues…
If losing weight is your dream, and it remains
just that, you might be interested in knowing
some golden nuggets….the inability to lose
weight, despite diet control and regular
exercise, may indicate an under-active Thyroid.
Other symptoms include lethargy, memory loss and
unexplained exhaustion. Don’t neglect these
symptoms, consult your doctor rightaway.
- “Hear & There”
We often forget to take care of our ears! If you
thought cleaning your ears with a mere cotton
bud would suffice, think again! It is wise to
have an annual examination of your ears by an
ENT to ensure everything is well.If you have
enjoyed these tips, do write in and tell us!
We’re waiting to hear from you….