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Lose Weight with These Simple Ayurveda Tips and Tricks

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Ayurveda is the oldest holistic medicine which originated in India. It has been benefiting many inhabitants of this planet for more than 5,000 years now. Ayurveda covers a lot of health matters, including the promotion of weight loss. There are numerous Ayurveda tips that can help you attain the figure you have been dreaming about badly. Not only will these simple and all-natural solutions can make you look physically attractive, but also help you become a healthier individual.

Literally, Ayurveda means “knowledge of life”. It considers you as a whole person and not merely the sum of your individual parts — holistic, to describe it in a single word. This is a good thing because such approach allows for the determination of the root cause of your problem. For instance, if you are having a hard time shedding off excess pounds, Ayurveda will tackle it by taking into account your entire being in order to pin down the culprit behind it.

Since various Ayurveda solutions for excess weight reduction have been around way longer than any fad diet, supplement and equipment on the market, you can be certain that they work effectively and safely. Continue reading to learn some really simple tips and tricks on weight loss based on some the very reliable Ayurvedic holistic medicine.


Drink a Glass of Water with Lemon Juice in the Morning

The water should be warm and the lemon has to be organic. The consumption of such mixture first thing in the morning jump starts your digestive system, preparing it for the rigorous tasks it needs to perform throughout the day.

Make Exercise a Part of your Morning Ritual

Ayurveda or not, exercising is a very important component to weight reduction. Doing it even for as short as 30 minutes is enough, although the ideal length is 45 to 60 minutes. It’s a good idea to opt for exercises that you find interesting and enjoyable to carry out. This way, you can incorporate them into your daily morning grind without trouble.

Meditate for at Least 10 Minutes After Exercising

In this day and age, it’s important to meditate in order to keep at bay the unfavorable effects of stress, and one of them is gaining unwanted weight. Something as simple at doing deep-breathing exercises, guided imagery and yoga allows you to become a more mindful individual, letting you make the best possible decisions throughout the rest of your day.

Eat Three Times a Day

Scrap the adage “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. What you should do is have a medium-sized meal for breakfast. Opt for a large meal at noon because that’s where your metabolic rate is at its peak. It’s definitely important for you to have a small meal at dinner when your metabolism is at its slowest.

Steer Clear of Snacking in Between Your Meals

One of the most obvious weight saboteurs is snacking. You see, it causes you to supply your body with more calories than it needs and can burn. According to Ayurveda philosophy, it’s not a good idea to constantly supply your body with fuel by means of food. Otherwise, it will eventually forget how to burn excess calories and fat.

Go for Short Walks After Eating

Walking at a moderate pace for 10 to 20 minutes after every meal is a great idea. Not only will this allow you to burn a few extra calories, but also stimulate the digestive process so that you may properly absorb the nutrients in food.

Flush Out Toxins with an Easy-to-Make Detoxifying Tea

Getting rid of impurities in your body helps you drop unwanted pounds. There’s a simple Ayurvedic detoxifying tea that you can take sips of throughout the day: bring 4 to 5 cups of water to a boil and add 1/2 teaspoon of fennel, coriander and cumin seeds in it. Allow to boil for another 5 minutes. Transfer the resulting tea in a thermos and bring with you to work.

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Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating, says study

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People report more gastrointestinal bloating when they eat a diet high in salt, a study has found.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US re-analysed data from a large clinical trial conducted two decades ago, and found that high sodium intake increased bloating among trial participants.

“Bloating is one of the leading gastrointestinal complaints in the US and can be exacerbated in some people by a high-fiber diet. Our results suggest that they might be able to reduce that bloating, without compromising on healthy fiber, by lowering their sodium intake,” said Noel Mueller, senior author of the study.


Bloating is estimated to affect up to a third of US adults overall, and more than 90 per cent of those with irritable bowel syndrome, according to the study.

Bloating features a buildup of excess gas in the gut. The production of gas can be attributed to gas-producing gut bacteria breaking down fiber. There is also some evidence that sodium can stimulate bloating.

The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the first to examine sodium as a cause of bloating in the context of low- and high-fiber diets.

The study analysed data from the DASH-Sodium trial, conducted at four clinical centres during 1998-99. It tested the DASH diet, a high-fiber diet which is relatively low in fat and high in fruits, nuts, and vegetables, against a low-fiber control diet.

Each of the two diets was tested at three levels of sodium, and the 412 participants all had high blood pressure at the trial start.

The trial was set up chiefly to determine the effect of dietary sodium and other factors on blood pressure, but included data on participants’ reports of bloating — data that Mueller and his colleagues analysed for the new study.

The team found that prior to the trial, 36.7 per cent of the participants reported bloating, which is more or less in line with national surveys of bloating prevalence.

They found too that the high-fiber DASH diet increased the risk of bloating by about 41 percent, compared to the low-fiber control diet — and men were more susceptible to this effect, compared to women.

But the scientists also determined that sodium was a factor in bloating. When they combined data from the DASH and control diets, and compared the highest level of sodium intake to the lowest, they found that the high-sodium versions of those diets collectively increased the risk of bloating by about 27 per cent compared to the low-sodium versions.

The key implication is that reducing sodium can be an effective way to reduce bloating — and in particular may be able to help people maintain a healthy, high-fiber diet.

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Second-hand smoking dangerous:study

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A recent study has discovered a link between second-hand smoking and development of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The study, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found out that exposure to second-hand smoking increases the risk of various diseases and the researchers investigated the link between exposure to second-hand smoking and CKD.

The study included 131,196 never-smokers who participated in the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study from 2001 to 2014. Participants were classified into 3 groups based on the frequency of second-hand smoke exposure as assessed with survey questionnaires: no-exposure, less than 3 days per week of exposure, and 3 or more days per week of exposure.


Participants with less than three days per week and those with three or more days per week of exposure had 1.48-times and 1.44-times higher odds of having CKD when compared with participants with no second-hand cigarette exposure

“Second-hand smoke exposure at home or in the workplace is still prevalent despite legislative actions prohibiting public smoking.

This exposure was found to be clearly related with CKD, even with less-frequent amounts of second-hand smoke exposure,” said Jung Tak Park, the lead researcher.

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Vitamin C may lower BP, sugar levels in diabetics

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Taking vitamin C supplements can help diabetics by lowering elevated blood sugar levels throughout the day, a study has found.

The research, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, also found that vitamin C lowered blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes, suggesting benefits for heart health too. According to Glenn Wadley from Deakin University in Australia, the results may help millions currently living with the health condition.

”We found that participants had a significant 36 per cent drop in the blood sugar spike after meals. This also meant that they spent almost three hours less per day living in a state of hyperglycaemia,” Wadley said. “This is extremely positive news as hyperglycaemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in people living with type 2 diabetes,” he said.


“We also found that the proportion of people with hypertension halved after taking the vitamin C capsules, with both their systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels dropping significantly,” Wadley added. The dose of vitamin C used in the study was about 10 times the normal dietary intake and readily available from most health food stores, researchers said.

“Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties can help counteract the high levels of free radicals found in people with diabetes, and it’s encouraging to see this benefits a number of the disease’s common comorbidities, such as high blood pressure,” he said. “While physical activity, good nutrition and current diabetes medications are standard care and very important for managing type 2 diabetes, some people can find it tough to manage their blood glucose levels even with medication,” he added.

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