बुधवार, 28 मई 2008

health tips 3

For Asthama, breathlessness: Drink lukewarm health drink (Amla+Ginger mix) adding turmeric & cuminseed at least twice a day. 

Til/Gul ladoos are very healthy!

Health Drink: In 4 glasses of water, put one teaspoon of amla powder, half teaspoon of ginger powder, boil until 25% is evaporated Afterwards water may be filtered. Add little salt & honey for taste. This drink is beneficial for all.

If you have a bck problem, bend at ur knees & not at ur waist to lift objects. Its easier to push rather than pull heavy objects. 

Loose motion/Diarrhoea is due to overeating, indigestion. Reduce diet, drink buttermilk. 

Drink lukewarm water with ginger+lemon+barley. Have lukewarm water frequently in small proportions (1/4 glass an hr). Eat only solid foods like Khichadi, apple, pomogranate, dahi.

Most of the headaches are due to cold, change of season resulting in congestion in the head. Do sun pranayama. 

Contageous diseases: It is avisable to keep patient isolated, atleast keep the children away. Wash clothes/utensils of patient seperately.

For anything wrong with eyes - pain, watering, redishness, put a pack of cold milk or coriander leaves extract on eyes for instant relief. 

For Eyes: Apply ghee prepared from cowmilk in the eyes before sleeping. Dirnk atleast half a glass of carrot juice daily.

Avoid eating cereals, fish, onions, garlic, antibiotics with milk, buttermilk, unboiled curd. It may have poisonous effect in the body 

Don't play with ur body. Built it naturally.

Cosmetic treatments, implants, fat reduction may have side effects. Diet/Exercise is key!

Nosebleeds: Use an ice pack on the nose. Cold causes blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow, swelling and inflammation.

Women loose calcium during/after pregnancy, breast feeding etc. Instead of taking beauty treatments, concentrate on diet, exercise. 

For Women, maintaining healthy bones is of utmost importance. Regular exercise, walking, jogging, racket sports help stengthen bones.

Inner beauty is important. What u eat & drink shows on ur skin. Facial creams, lotions give a temporary effect. Oil is good for skin.

Precaution is better than cure! Always wash fruits/vegetables before eating them. Infact keep them in salt water for half an hour, then wash & consume. 

Grapes r the most healthy fruits. Prevent acidity, cleanses your blood, quenches thirst, gives energy. Add little honey in grape juice.

Dental & Mouth Care: After every meal,chew a little salt & gargle with water. Use soft brush to clean particles caught between teeth & gums. 

Avoid eating together things which create disturbance/toxins in body/blood, e.g. milk, curd, buttermilk with fish, onion, citrous fruits.

Skin problems are mainly due to lack of vitamin C plus weak digestive system which results in impure blood. Skin creams doesn't really help. 

Skin care: Drink plenty of water, eat groundnuts, til during winter, plenty of seasonal vegetables, fruits. Have oil massage once a week.

Use neem leaves, Amla in Chatnis, spices etc. that will nullify the effect of sweets & purify blood. 

There r 6 type of tastes: sweet, sour, hot, astringent & bitter. We avoid the last two tastes. Result: Indigestion, impurities in blood. 

Mind has great effect on our body. For happiness of mind stop worrying unnecessarily. Get into some art, music, sport for peace of mind. 

Honey with milk is a good combination for health & vigour. Have one glass of milk with one spoon of honey daily! 

When u feel extremely tired due to excessive physical or mental tension take two spoonfuls of honey for instant energy.

Drink less & Dance more. It is necessary to remove root cause to treat a disease. For e.g. piles is due to chronic constipation. To treat piles, avoid constipation. 

Child starts learning from mother's womb. Expectant mom should take warm balanced diet. In that case child will not carve for sweets. 

Loose Motion: Indication of overfeeding, indigestion. Reduce diet, drink plenty of lukewarm water adding some ginger, lemon & barley to it. 

Despite of irregular eating habits / improper diet, 30 minutes walk daily can keep ur sugar levels down & ur heart healthy. 

Avoid constipation, mother of many diseases. Do not take laxatives. Drink hot water in the morning. Have leafy vegetables in ur diet.

Nature Eye Drops: Put the eyes in a eye-glass filled with fresh water & blink them for 2/3 minutes each or sprinkle fresh water on eyes.

Skipping breakfast may cause focus problems & fumble tasks later in the day. If u are in a hurry, grab an apple & handful of almonds to go! 

The state of ur teeth & gums may impact ur cardiovascular system, independent of any healthy habits. Visit a dentist once every six months! 

Reduce fat content from ur diet & drink 1 glass of fresh pomogranate juice daily for 10-12 days to bring cholesterol under control. 

Carry mobile phones in bags or on hip rather than in pockets (especially breast pockets).

Electonic items- mobile, computer, TV can cause geopathic stress radiation from electromagnetic frequencies. Avoid using them continuously.

A diet high in vitamin C & E, beta carotene, and zinc reduces risk of macular degeneration (vision problem seen in old people).

Refrain from being one-sided, typically right handed / footed. Swap actions to other side, use your left. 

Be diet conscious. When having fast food, eat Pav bhaji without butter, have dahi sev puri, instead of Pani Puri, burger without cheese. 

Removing peel from some produce, such as apples & cucumbers, cuts the antioxidant content by about half. 

Spices & herbs have highest antioxidant properties, though we eat them in smaller amounts. Most Indian food contains these - good for health 

Voice professionals & singers should avoid dairy products at least 8 hours before the performance. 

Have a oatmeal cereal breakfast instead of cornflakes. Oatmeal is high in soluble fibre, works as cholesterol buster & controls blood sugar.

The way u sit, stand, talk & walk all affect ur vocal chords. Smoking thickens vocal chords affecting ur voice. Singers Beware! 

Apple a day after lunch will make ur teeth look noticebly whiter. Crunchy foods, like apples, celery, carrots act like little toothbrushes.

Neem - Cooling, detoxifying. Eat 1/2 leaves daily, mix with salad, soups. It helps treat diabetics, high B.P., blood clots, gum infections. 

If u plan to hit the gym after work, schedule a snack around 4.30. The calories will give u an energy boost for ur end-of-the-day burn-off. 

Jogging for 30 mins. twice a week improves concentration and visual memory.

Meditation, yoga, tai chi, progressive relaxation - it doesn't matter which you choose, as long as you like it and do it regularly.

Eat 1 whole egg daily. Egg whites have protien, yolk -> vitamin A, B, E & choline, a nutrient to fuel ur brain. Avoid yolk if cholesterol. 

Activity of any sort makes up 15 - 30 % of an average man's metabolism. 

To gain weight, focus on increasing ur calorific intake overall. Eat atleast 2 gms of protein per kilo of ur weight. 

To reduce tummy add calorie-burning cardio to ur workout & eliminate processed sugars, unhealthy fats and too many calories from ur diet. 

Ur gums bleed while brushing teeth? Thats Vitamin C deficiency. Have a grapefruit daily which will provide ur daily req. of Vitamin C.

Custard made with skimmed milk - good source of Vitamin D, helps absorb calcium more easily. Contains vitamins A & B to boost ur immunity.

One glass of beer (just 1) a day lowers risk of heart disease. Ethanol in the beer thins the blood & helps protect the heart. 

For good functioning of ur kidneys drink plenty of water, never avoid peeing when u have an urge. Avoid tomato, bhendi seeds if u hv stones.

Exercise deplete nutrients that muscles need, to function properly. If u get cramps after a workout eat a banana and drink a glass of water. 

Never drop below 1800 calories a day. A crash diet doesn't shed fat. It strips your scalp & muscle. 

A low fat vanilla ice cream can be good for people suffering from prostate cancer. 

If you have high blood pressure, drink an eight-ounce glass of orange juice. Orange contains potassium & calcium that lowers the BP.

If you have got sore joints, half a cup of cooked, mixed vegetable will help. It will reduce ur risk of developing arthritis.

Drinking a cup of tea b4 a meal will give ur teeth a teflon-like coating that'll keep cavity causing sugars frm sticking to ur chops.

Pour a dab of honey on a cut before covering it with a bandage. Honey has powerful antibacterial properties to disinfect a wound. 

Ur breath stinks? Instead of chewing mint gums, drink plenty of water throughout the day, it will wash away sulphur compounds in ur mouth.

Dry Skin - Try rubbing small amount of corn oil on ur hands or feet, to add moisture & seal it into the area.

5 foods that raise your cholesterol levels: Red Meat, Chicken, Butter, Ice cream & Fries (fast foods). 

5 foods that can control Cholestrol : Almonds, Oats, Red Wine, Fish & Garlic. Most common cause of headache is stress. Wrapping a towel around ur head squeezes dilated blood vessels, giving u some relief.

Eat fibre-rich whole grains with every meal. These carbs also calm u by keeping blood-sugar levels even.

A good gym is not just about having all fitness equipments. You should also check for competent trainers who r good communicators & r able to inspire u.

The part of brain that determines how we respond to stress also regulates memory. If u r anxious all the time u r likely to harm ur memory. 

Mute all commercials on TV while watching ur favourite show. Try not to mix noises as collective decibel increase can wreak havoc.

Try to limit mobile phone conversation to 2 minutes. Its better to meet in person. Do not press phone into ur ear when talking. 

The 4 vital food groups that contain maximum nutrients - Fruits, Vegetables, nuts & sprouts. They r non-toxic & easy to digest.

If you need to take an antacid every day it would be wise to use a vitamin B12 supplement. 

AsAs we grow old, our body doesn't need too much protein, or carbohydrates. We should rely on a diet which includes more fruits, vegetables for fibre & energy. 

To loose weight quickly, cut out sweets, exercise daily for 1 hour. Stick to salad for lunch & steamed vegetables for dinner. 

Pure ghee made of cow's milk contains beta carotene, easy to digest & soothes the stomach lining. Safe for people with high cholesterol.

Control fat & sugar intake. Less than 20% of the total calories should come from fats.

Eat more cheese, apples, sugarfree chewing gum, peanuts, crunchy veggies that stimulate saliva production.

For teeth & gum protection, floss and clean your tongue once a day gently. Brushing your teeth after every meal is always better.

Good gums are coral pink, firm & fit snugly around ur teeth. Avoid smoking, chewing pan or gutka. Cleanse your mouth everytime you have sugary substance. 

Eat 2-3 raw garlic cloves daily with meals to beat cholesterol & prevent cancerous tissues develop in your body. 

Don't replace whole fruits by fruit juices, as fruit juices lack fibre even if they contain pulp. Eat atleast 1 whole fruit a day. 

Oral administration of Jamun extract boosts insulin level in diabetics

30 mins. of aerobic exercise atleast thrice a week will help burn excess fat, control cholesterol & keep your heart healthy.

Almonds & cashews are good sources of magnesium - a mineral that induces sleep.

16% of your daily requirement of Fibre can come from 1 medium Pear. Pear is good for heart & protects from free radicals.

It is a good idea to skip the last drink at party and have some milk at home instead. This will ensure sound sleep throughout the night.

Drink a glass of water before your meal to reduce calorie intake. 

To keep calories under control have some tea before meal. Your stomach & taste buds get little satiated and you'll eat less.

Avoid smoking around your kids. Exposure to passive smoke can lead to language difficulties & behavioural problems in kids.

A constant check on your weight, calories & regular exercise may reduce risk of diabetes, BP & heart disease. 

Pumpkin extract is found to be good for treatment of diabetics as it mediates insulin activity. 

Alcohol consumption slows down fat-burning capabilities of body, as the body focusses on using alcohol (a toxin) as fuel, than burning fat for energy.

A light bedtime snack can induce sound sleep. But keep the snack to 200 calories only.

Apply basil oil on the affected part which acts as an antiseptic for rash caused by insect bite or a sting. 

For skin irritation or rash, apply cornflour + water mix to the affected part. 

For tooth ache, hold a clove on the aching tooth for 10-15 mins for instant relief.

Meditation can induce a state of relaxation that is deeper than sleep.

Never take antibiotics from day one for any problem unless there are signs of a bacterial infection.

For cooking, stick to healthy mediums like olive, sunflower, safflower & corn oils. Use these oils in rotation every 3 months.

 If you have a depression disorder lasting longer than 2 weeks, you should visit a Doctor or a Psychiatrist for early recovery.

 Some foods can pep you up, while others can make you feel dull. 

Big gaps between food can slow you down.

 Mint, a herb which calms the nerves, cools the body & helps in digestion. Use it often in cooking during this season. 

Wholewheat bread has more nutrients & fiber than white. This reduces risk of certain cancers, heart disease & stroke. 

Khus is an excellent cooling agent, blood purifier & calms the nerves. 

Kokum juice is an anti-oxidant & cooling agent, cures diarrhoea, can be good liver tonic. 

 Heat - Gulkand made of rose petals cools our body & reduces heat. 

Bananas - The energy fruit, full of electrolyte (potassium) which can fall during stress or exercise. Choose low-fat dairy products (double toned milk & skimmed milk dahi) and avoid fatty ones (full cream milk & mozzarella cheese). 

Choose chicken or fish over red meat as these are lower in harmful fats. Today is World Heart Day! Let us focus to keep our heart healthy. It is only possible with regular exercise, meditation & proper diet. 

Jal Jeera, made out of cumin seed, black salt, tamarind seed soaked in water, relieves nausea, aids digestion & quenches thirst.

 It is important to be flexible with your schedule, else your diet will feel like a punishment. 

Do not eat or drink milk, cheese or dairy products that may not have been pasteurised. 

Events & emotions can trigger an eat-thon.

 Develop non-food stategies to cope with them. 

Coffee before a workout will give u instant energy that helps u to exercise longer & harder.

 Meditate for atleast 20 mins. a day to reduce stress. 

Warm up before walk & cool down & stretch after walk. Walk till you start sweating.

 Sip a mug of herbal tea for relaxation.

 If you have a patient in family, avoid close encounters. 

Wash your hands often & clean the bathroom several times. 

Prevention is better than cure. Control your eating & drinking habits before you are 35. If you do so, you need not worry about cholesterol, diabetes, BP etc. 

For instant energy, take a stroll outdoors for 30 mins. in sun light first thing in the morning.

 Gulkand, made of rose petals cools our body & reduces heat. 

While on flight, don't overeat. 

Drink plenty of water, juices to avoid getting dehydrated. 

If your ears hurt when you fly, try taking a decongestant medicine before you get on the plane. 

Also swallow often and chew gum during the flight. 

Coke/Pepsi? NO. Have Khus, an excellent cooling agent, blood purifier, that calms nerves.
 Ash gourd / petha is a natural source of iron, vit C & B complex & is excellent for fighting anemia (low haemoglobin count). 

A glass of raw lauki juice with a pinch of salt fights fatigue, quenches thirst, makes up for loss of sodium & cures urine infections.

 Beta Carotene (anti-oxidant) found in red, orange and yellow veges increases immunity & prevents cancer.

 Pumpkin regulates blood sugar levels & helps stimulate pancreas - thus diabetics are advised to eat pumpkins.

 Bottle gourd (Lauki) is excellent for low calorie diets & people with digestive problems, diabetics & convalescents. 

Bitter gourd (Karela) helps control hypertension, boosts immunity and reduces glucose which is good for diabetes.

 Bitter gourd (Karela) contains vit. A, B1, B2 & iron that helps cure blood disorders such as boils, rashes, fungul infects etc.

 Protein-packed lunch: If u r non-veggie, have chicken/fish or 2 egg whites with rotis/whole wheat bread and some yogurt. 

Have a protein packed lunch with bowl of sprouts, 2 rotis or some rice with dal, vegetables & a fruit. Instead of calorie dense fruits like mango, chickoo, banana eat fiber rich fruits like guava, orange, apple, papaya.

 These are 'healthy-heart' fruits. For every pound u gain, ur body creates an extra mile of blood vessel. Blood must travel that much farther which strains the heart and increases risk of high BP.

 Daily dose of Vitamin C boosts ur immunity & guards u against cold, cough & fever throughout all seasons. 

According to Experts, its not good to exercise on absolutely empty stomach. Have a small snack 30 mins. before a walk or workout.

 Your body is least likely to store food as 'fat' if u eat only when u r physically hungry & not when ur mind, habits say u r hungry.

 Substitute almonds, walnuts, pistachios & peanuts for fatty foods. Eating a handful atleast twice a week will help to maintain healthy body weight and lower risk of heart disease.

 Eat plenty of protein at lunch which will give long lasting energy. Swallow ur multivitamins with a meal as ur body absorbs vitamins better when taken with food. 

Sipping on Colas is like bathing ur mouth in corrosive acid which eat up & dissolve the tooth enamel.

 Head to bed atleast 2.5 hours after dinner to ensure efficient digestion.

 Yogurt contains friendly bacteria that aids digestion. A good source of calcium, have regularly in your meals.

 For nausea & stomach upset: 1 tsp ginger juice, 1tsp lemon juice & pinch of black salt, mix & lick it for instant relief.

 Listening to soft music for 45 mins. before bedtime can slow breathing & heart rates, helping you drift off faster & slumber soundly. 

Taking a cat nap (10 mins.)around 2 PM will boost alertness for several hours. 

Having a massage before going to bed acts as a sleeping pill. 

Slim down strategies: Eat 4 gram fiber in every meal or snack. 

Sleep only 7 hrs daily. After 9 hours at work GO HOME. Soak 3-4 dry figs in a glass of water overnight.Drink that water and chew soaked figs in the morning for easy bowel movement. 

People who eat 2 onions per week have lower cancer risk. Placing a cold, wet towel on the area around navel for about 20 mins. can help to deal with constipation, naturally. 

Exercise improves your memory, creativity and decision making activity. Letting go of resentment (bitterness)decreases stress, depression and boosts happiness.

 For a hangover, a cup of tomato juice with a splash of tabasco sauce will help. 

To control Diabetes, eat vegetables & fruits, calcium rich foods, whole grains. Avoid meat, eggs & sweets. A constant check on your weight, calories & regular exercise may reduce risk of diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious problems with your eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth. Diabetes can shoot up due to high blood pressure, cholesterol and prolonged alcohol abuse. Being 20% or more over weight may cause diabetes. It is also hereditery. Too much glucose in Blood causes diabetes. Its a condition where body cannot convert food into energy due to lack of insulin, a hormone produced by Pancreas.

 Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water everyday to maintain acid balance in the stomach.

 2 glasses of buttermilk a day can be a great reliever of acidity. 
A waist circumference >32 inches in Women causes central obesity, can lead to heart disease and diabetes. Exercise or meditate 15-20 mins. in the morning to reduce stress.

 Do not remain hungry for long time and then overeat. Both are root cause of acidity.

 Avoid eating-out frequently. Acidity is caused by irregular meals, oily and spicy food, stress and excessive consumption of alcohol.

 Migraine: Reusable gel packs wrapped around the neck can offer relief. Taking a shower can also help. For severe headache always visit a doctor. 

Vitamin A keeps your skin protected from getting dry. Eat plenty of carrot, cucumber salad, rich in Vitamin A, during your meals.

 Don't think of traveling as a break from your regular life and healthy eating habits.
 Calories count whether they are consumed in air, on road, or in a hotel.
 Try strawberry banana smoothie, rich in vitamin C & calcium, will help retain freshness and glow of skin.

 Schedule stretching and small walks during breaks at work. This will reduce stress and relax your body. Whenever you are stressed out, breathe deeply for several times and drink a glass of water. 

Avoid health drinks containing sugar. Have a fiber-rich snack before going out for a Dinner Party. This will prevent you from consuming excessive fat prone food at the party.

 Steaming is a fat free way of cooking, it keeps natural flavour, color and texture intact. 

Read nutrition labels on packaged foods for fat, cholesterol, salt (sodium, sodium chloride) content. These should be at minimum, 0 - 1 %. 

Healthy individuals should not consume more than 6 teaspoons (30 grams) of oil per day.Others should restrict to 3 teaspoons max. per day.

 Consuming Tea with no milk and less sugar can reduce LDL cholesterol as it contains flavonoids, an antioxidant which prevents blockages in arteries.

 Have vegetable soup once before a meal everyday. It contains antioxidants, good for heart. Avoind adding butter, cream, cheese. It may taste good, but increase fat and cholesterol in your body. 

Make raw onion and garlic part of your daily diet. Both contain sulphur compound that act as anticoagulant which helps prevent clot formation.

 Exercise doesn't mean only workout. Take long walks, use stairs instead of elevator. This will burn extra calories and keep your heart healthy. Butter, cream, ghee, non-veg food are rich in triglycerides.

 Avoid over-eating them. 

Apart from Cholesterol, Triglycerides is another type of fat in our blood, that needs to be controlled. Eat walnuts daily as they contain vitamin E, folic acid and amino acid which reduce formation of clots and keep our arteries healthy.

 Drinking a glass of wine with dinner - any alcoholic beverage, in fact has been shown to raise good-cholesterol levels and lower the risk of a heart attack. However excessive drinking is very bad for ur health. 

Without adequate exercise, you cannot maintain a high enough metabolic rate to burn your food efficiently. Not all Cholesterol is bad. Some amount of Cholesterol helps in production of vital hormones and vitamin D.

 Sprouted pulses have high fiber and nutrient content. Include them in any one meal of the day. Cut calories wherever you can. Avoid sauces, ask for them on the side. Just ordering a sandwich without mayonnaise, for example, can save you 30 grams of fat. 

Nicotine in tobacco lowers HDL levels and narrows arteries, which obstructs flow of oxygen to heart, causing strokes.

 Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco. The risk of Heart Disease is at peak at 50+ age.

It is advisable to follow proper dietary pattern from age of 35. Improper eating habits, excessive consumption of sugar and fat can lead to obesity, which can cause heart problems. 

A vitamin pill is a supplement to complement your diet, not act as stand-in for the foods you don't eat. Taking too many vitamins can sabotage your good health.

 Eating the pulp or the whole fruit is much better than juice as you get fiber, essential for the body.

 Eat fruits on an empty stomach & not after your meal. It will help to detoxify your system & supply more energy.

 Learn to stop eating after one serving. Never over eat. Your body will always tell you when it is full. Eat a small plate of raw vegetables & sprouts with natural seasonings like curds, oregano, basil, thyme and coriander. This meal before meal will reduce your craving for unhealthy foods in the main meal.

 Breathe in and breathe out deeply whenever you remember. Do simple stretching exercises. 

While standing in a Q, lift one foot half-inch off the ground. The extra stress on your other foot, ankle, calf and thigh, will help firm and tone muscles. Switch feet every few minutes.

 Snacks such as fresh fruit and roasted dry fruits are a good way to control hunger pangs. They are healthy and also provide much needed fibre. 

Proteins from vegetable sources like pulses, nuts, mushrooms, cottage cheese do not contain harmful cholesterol and are good for the body. 

Eat more than 3 times to stay healthy. Instead of 3 large meals, it is better to eat 5 small meals. 

Eat whole grain cereals like brown rice, whole wheat, poridge, and oats. They contain vital fiber for proper functioning of stomach and intestines.

 Monsoon is in. Avoid fried, junk or fast food and drink only purified water.

 Cook the healthy way. Eliminate frying. Instead, roast and bake your food. Eat roasted dry fruits and avoid salted and sweetened snacks.

 Eating soy may help lower insulin resistance and its consequent damage to liver and kidneys. 

Ensure that you drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily, and limit alcohol consumption to a maximum . 

Increase water intake if you are having alcohol. 
The bran and wheat germ in unrefined grains could slow release of sugar into the blood.

 Whole grains contain more magnesium, which can improve sugar metabolism. 

Eating whole-grain bread, brown rice and other whole grains may reduce the risk of diabetes. 

Blink more often. Tears in eyes evaporate more rapidly during long non-blinking phases and cause dry eyes. 

Eyestrain: Minimise the glare. Use window shades, blinds to block excessive sunlight or install an anti-glare screen to minimise reflections. 

Reduce Eyestrain: Modify your workstation. Adjust workstation and chair to correct height.Use proper lighting. Wake up a bit early and start walking out. You can opt to buy milk, vegetables, newspaper, just go out. Slowly increase the speed of your walk. Avoid oily and fatty food including pickels, papad, butter, coconut gravy to reduce cholesterol. 

 To reduce Cholesterol, eat 3/4 coriander leaves in the night before sleeping. 

High Cholesterol: Drink a glass of Pomegranate juice daily. Do not make a future plan for your exercise, if you have to do it, just do it now.

 Sprinkle just-washed sheets and pillowcases with lavender water. The scent can promote relaxation & lead to better sleep.

 Give your partner a hug every day before work. This simple act can help you remain calm when chaos ensues during your day.

 Do a squat every time you pick something up. 

Instead of bending in usual way, bend your knees. This way your leg muscles will build strength. Eat a handful of walnuts before bed. 

It gives fiber and essential fatty acids along with amino acid tryptophan -- a natural sleep-inducer. 

Reduce Stress: Twice a day, breathe deeply for three to five minutes. Start each dinner with a mixed green salad. Not only will it help reduce your appetite for more caloric foods, but it will also add veggies to your meal.

 Reject foods and drinks made with corn syrup, a calorie-dense, nutritionally empty sweetener. It is worse for the body than sugar. 

Buy whole foods - whether canned, frozen, or fresh from the farm. Avoid processed foods. 

Breakfast like a KING, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a PAUPER. Keep your dinner very light, avoid cheese, butter, or any other fat products. Eliminate stress, it can be disastrous to your precious hair!

 Get enough sleep. Prevent Hair Loss - Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head.

 Prevent Hair Loss: Blend bananas with honey, yoghurt & low-fat milk. A drink rich in biotin can help keep your crowning glory firmly rooted. 

Stress Mngmt: For every one hour of work, take a five minute break and stretch, walk, or meditate. With just a few minutes of relaxation you'll increase your physical activity, productivity and feel better throughout the day. 

Onions prevent clotting in the arteries and raise the 'good' cholesterol levels. The antioxidants present in onions inactivate cancer causing agents.
 Oranges contain a wide range of antioxidants, which help fight cancer, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Avoid tinned juice and go in for orange fresh juice. 

Tomatoes contain potent antioxidant lycopene that prevents cancer of the oesophagus, stomach and colon. Cooking and canning does not destroy lycopene, hence tomato juice, tomato sauce and tomato gravies are all easy preservers of youth. 

Cabbage contains potent antioxidant activity, known to prevent breast cancer. Cabbage proves most beneficial when eaten raw or very lightly cooked. 

Grapes prevent formation of clots in arteries. A glass of purple grape juice daily is very beneficial. Carrot, packed with beta-carotene, is good for eyesight and helps lowering blood cholesterol.

 A cup of carrot juice daily reduces the risk of lung cancer even amongst smokers.

 Spinach cuts the risk of lung cancer, heart disease, cataract and senility, so eat plenty of spinach. 

Avoiding sleeping in the afternoons help to increase the burning of calories. Avoid sweets, sweetened drinks, large quantities of carbohydrates and oily food.

 Consuming wheat products than rice products help to reduce obesity. Do not worry about health & death, just get on with your life and enjoy it. 

Be the boss of your own life. Letting others push you around produces stress. 

Stay lean, being just 30% overweight is bad.

 Longevity: Keep working something you like. 

Don't retire; it slows down your body. Keep learning, reading & socializing - an alert & active mind keeps brain cells healthy. Let bygones be bygones. Dwelling on the past inflicts unnecessary stress.

 Longevity - Early to bed, early to rise, is healthy & wise.

 Longevity - Laugh and have fun, don't be gloomy. 

Strawberries have the highest antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer causing, blood vessels-clogging free radicals.

 Papaya, a source of Vitamin C is rich in carotene, good for eyes. 

Guava, a good source of Vitamin C is rich in fibre which helps prevent constipation.

 Eating 2-3 oranges a day help keep cold away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones, lessen the risk of colon cancer.

 Watermelon, composed of 92%water, is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system.

 An apple a day keeps Dr. away. Apple has antioxidants which reduces risks of cancer, heart attack & stroke.

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