Passion fruit is an exotic tropical fruit well-known for its aroma and delectable taste. Have you ever tried tasting one? Well, health enthusiasts say that this special fruit, which by the way is packed with Vitamins A and C, is good for dealing with problems involving the digestive system. It may be hard to believe but its seeds are actually packed with high fibre which can help cleans our body of its toxins, most especially the colon and can even help prevent heart attacks. The wonders of this exotic fruit do not even stop there as it is also known to be an effective deterrent against asthma and cancer problems. No wonder people are resorting to natural remedies nowadays, what they need to treat their respective health problems can be found from the fruits of nature itself. What’s more, it is safe to use and poses no threat to our bodies.
Heartburn is only a symptom, and the persons suffering from it usually feel a burning sensation in their chest and extending to their throats. This is usually brought about after people eat, lie down, or simply bend over as the stomach acid backs up into their esophagus. It is difficult to determine what brings about these chest pains, so people should also observe the symptoms of having a heart attack, such as if the pain extends to the left arm, or if it is accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness or nausea. Though heartburn is a common symptom, persistent attacks should prompt a trip to the doctor. People who think they have heartburn but also exhibit signs of having a heart attack should waste no time and get emergency treatment for their condition.
Have you ever gone swimming? Be it in a swimming pool or in the sea or in a lake, swimming is a very healthy activity for the body. Swimming can be done by anyone at any age. It is a very good exercise as well. It helps in developing a strengthening your heart. Swimming can be practiced by anyone, irrespective of their weight.
Other physical exercises such as running, jogging, treadmills are at times not advised for people who are obese, as they tend to force a lot of weight on the knees. Swimming on the other hand is one common exercise that doctors prescribe to anyone who wants to reduce their weight and be fit. There are swimming pools that have the water temperature controlled. Thus enabling one to practice swimming at any part of the day at any time of the year irrespective of the weather.
The two main organs that benefit from swimming are heart and lungs. Swimming can also be used as a warm up session before strenuous exercise or games. By doing so, the heart is brought to beat at a higher rate thus preparing you for better physical activity.
Do you know that mostly Chinese people drink green tea in place of water? Amazed? Yes, it is true and that is only because of the numerous benefits of green tea. Just have a look at its benefits:
- Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that slows down the ageing process and prevents you from different diseases like stroke, breast cancer, hard attack, etc.
- It is good for burning body fat and increasing stamina while exercising. That is why athletes prefer green tea.
- Green tea is the best for reducing stress as it increases the serotonin lev
el in brain. Just experiment by taking green tea for one day and notice the relaxation that you will get. People suffering from depression should take it regularly.
- Green tea is good for controlling blood pressure. Drink at least 4 cups daily and you will never face any problem of blood pressure.
Representing over 5,000 years old of posing in seemingly impossible positions, yoga isn’t just fun to look at — it’s good for you, too.
Yoga can improve your flexibility, strength, and posture, and the breathing methods can actually increase lung capacity. The activity is also associated with better heart health (it reduces blood pressure and slows your heart rate), in addition to combating a number of different conditions, including asthma, back pain, and multiple sclerosis. Plus, yoga has been shown to boost concentration and instill a sense of calm.
And isn’t that worth standing on your head?
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When your alarm clock is blaring, hitting that snooze button one or two more times sounds a lot more appealing than getting out of bed in time to make breakfast. Still, the first meal of the day is also the most important one, offering both short and long term benefits.
- Gives your body more energy to get through the physical and mental demands of your day by replenishing your glucose levels, also known as blood sugar.
- Helps you lose or maintain your weight by decreasing your hunger, thus making you less likely to binge later on. Plus, you’ll be less inclined to chow down on unhealthy work food like chips from the vending machine.
- Reduces your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Statistically, people who eat breakfast are less likely to develop these conditions.
Generally, you want a protein-rich breakfast featuring foods like eggs and nuts. Combine these with whole-wheat toast, whole-grain cereal, and low-fat/nonfat milk or yogurt. Add berries (fresh or dried) for flavor.
Still reaching for that snooze button? You can guarantee yourself a quick — and healthy — breakfast by cooking hardboiled eggs the night before, or by stocking your workplace with breakfast-making materials.