Monthly Archives: September 2016

ALL ABOUT ANTIOXIDANTS- WHAT THEY ARE, WHY WE NEED THEM, HOW THEY HELP OUR BODY

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FOOD RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS – LISTED ACCORDING TO ITS COLOR!

Human body produces harmful molecules called free radicals. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction  and react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a natural defence system called antioxidants.

Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants safely interact with free radicals and help terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged. Antioxidants play a major role in the management and prevention of medical conditions like heart disease, neurological diseases, cancer, low immunity etc. The simplest and most effective way to expose yourself to more antioxidants is through a healthy diet.  Fresh fruits, vegetables, Green tea, nuts, are good sources for supply of anti- oxidants to the body

 

“Anti- oxidants act as bodyguards in our body and protect the cells from harmful diseases”

MY BODY – STRONGEST!

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In today’s lifestyle we all need is ‘quick’, ‘fast’, ‘immediate’……basically things which won’t consume our precious time. Everything can be ‘asap’ but not fixing our body. We need to give time & that kind of environment to our body so that it can heal itself. Our body took 9 months to get ready & prepare itself for survival. It didn’t happen overnight and we continue having the same set of lungs, heart, stomach, liver and all other organ for years to come. When our body was built naturally, why not to maintain it naturally??

Our body is designed in such a way that it can heal itself. But we are so impatient that even if we sneeze, we start taking medicines so that we can prevent illness & can continue our work. In this case we are not giving enough time for body to start its own preventive & curing systems to work.

What should one do to maintain an environment which will help our body to heal faster?

1)   Food: Include more of natural & raw food in your daily diet. Eat light especially at night. Food is the fuel for our body.

Read more about food to eat: http://verynutri.com/blog/we-are-what-we-eat/

2)  Sleep: Peaceful & sound sleep is must. One should sleep at least for 7-8 hours DAILY. Body’s healing process gets activated during our sleep.

3)  Water: water makes 50-60% of our body. Don’t stay dehydrated & thirsty for long time. It also helps to flush out toxins.

4)  Exercise: we were born to move, jump, run, walk and all the possible movements you can think of. There is no excuse for exercise. It helps improve circulation which helps in healing.

Read more:  http://verynutri.com/blog/celebrating-international-yoga-day/

5)  Mind: keep calm, stay stress free, meditate, deep breathe & pray regularly.

 

If these five elements are balanced then our body will be the strongest & it will take care of itself.

WE ARE – WHAT WE EAT!

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Our food makes up the cells that make up our body. We are a culmination of all the things that we eat. Busy and hectic lifestyle have diverted our focus from health and wellness. With an increasing number of working couples juggling daily chores with project deadlines, there is hardly any time left for cooking. Growing Popularity and convenience of packaged foods, instant noodles, ready to eat meals, frozen foods are doing more damage than help to us. Healthy food and Exercise are the two main pillars to maintain a healthy living and these require efforts. So take time out Look for healthy eating options available around you. Try to eat small frequent healthy meals at regular intervals, hydrate yourself, exercise daily and remember,

“Your choices have consequences,so eat for the body you want”