In Health Tips On 12 October 2013
High Homocysteine . . . A Risk to Your Heart Homocysteine is \"an amino acid.\" The production of homocysteine in the body is part of a complex system related to the metabolism of dietary protein. When the body metabolises the amino acid methionine, homocysteine -- another kind of amino acid -- is formed as a product of this process. Normally, most of the homocysteine is recycled as other amino acids. However, the body needs sufficient amounts of dietary vitamin B12 and folate to do this. Without enough B12 and folate in the diet, the recycling process becomes faulty, causing homocysteine levels in the blood to rise. Elevated blood levels of total homocysteine (tHcy) often indicate that you\'re not getting enough folate or B12 from food or supplements. The optimal amount of these nutrients varies considerably from person to person. However, other factors, such as lack of certain enzymes or a genetic predisposition to high levels of homocysteine, also can be at fault. In an observational study it is found a beneficial effect of whole-grain, refined-grain, and dairy products on serum homocysteine concentrations in an adolescent population. homocysteine levels were greater in poultry intakes. no relation was found with intakes of fruit, vegetables, or red or processed meat.
In Health Tips On 12 October 2013
HI ALL AS TOLD YOU THAT WORLD HEART DAY IS COMING LETS TAKE PLEDGE THIS HEART DAY THAT WE WILL KEEP OUR HEART HEALTHY BY FOLLOWING TIPS..AND PROMISE TO YOURSELF THAT I WILL TAKE CARE OF MYSELF ...LOVE THYSELF AND DO THE BEST FOR KEEPING MYSELF HEALTHY..... 1. I WILL DO 30 MINUTES WALK DAILY EITHER CONTINUOUSLY OR 10 MINUTES WALK 3 TIMES A DAY. ALSO I WILL DO 10 MINUTES WALK AFTER EVERY MEAL. 2. I WILL GET MY BLOOD TESTS DONE WHICH INCLUDE *WHOLE BODY CHECK UP OR AT LEAST *BLOOD SUGAR-PP, FASTING *BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR *LIPID PROFILE *THYROID PROFILE(IF HYPOTHYROID OR HYPERTHYROID) *LFT *KFT EVERY SIX MONTHS 3. I WILL CUT DOWN MY SALT INTAKE TO 1 TSP PER DAY 4. I WILL CUT DOWN SUGAR INTAKE TO 2 TSP PER DAY 5. I WILL CUT DOWN MY FAT to 2 TSP PER DAY 6. I WILL TAKE ONE MEAL SALT FREE AND FAT FREE AS IDLI, DALIA, OATS,CORNFLAKES. 7. I WILL CUT DOWN MY EATING OUTS. IF POSSIBLE I TRY TO GO FOR SOMETHING HEALTHY RATHER THAN FAT LOADED OR SUGAR LOADED. 8. I WILL INCLUDE AT LEAST 3-4 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN MY DAILY DIET. 9.I WILL TAKE 6 ALMONDS EVERYDAY ALSO FLAX SEEDS 1 TSP EVERYDAY. 10. I WILL INCLUDE ALL THE HEART FRIENDLY FOODS (WHICH I MENTIONED IN MY PREVIOUS POST) IN MY DIET. 11. MOST IMPORTANTLY I WILL QUIT SMOKING...N LIMIT MY ALCOHOL INTAKE OR QUIT IT TOO... 12. I WILL LOVE MY SELF AND TRY TO BE STRESS FREE...TAKE A GOOD SLEEP. BE HEALTHY LOVE YOUR HEART...LOVE YOURSELF...
In GENERAL HEALTH On 12 October 2013
1. OATMEAL 2. GREEN LEAFY VEGGIES LIKE SPINACH 3. CARROTS 4. APPLE JUICE 5. ORANGES 6. BLUEBERRIES 7. OLIVE OIL 8. FLAX SEEDS 9. FISH 10. SOYBEAN 11. WHOLEGRAIN LIKE BARLEY 12. YOGURT OR CURD 13. TOFU 14. CINNAMON 15. BANANA 16. BEANS 17. ALMONDS 18. WALNUTS 19. SWEET POTATOES 20. BROCCOLI 21. TOMATOES
In MOM SPECIAL On 25 October 2013
How can I help my baby bond with me? Bonding with your baby is one of the great joys of parenthood, but it isn\'t always immediate. Not only are you recovering from giving birth, but your newborn is getting used to the being out in the world. Don\'t fret if things feel a little bumpy at first. Here\'s how to start the bonding process: Spend time skin-to-skin. Both you and your partner should hold your infant close to your chest while feeding or just cuddling. You can also stoke or gently massage your little one. Talk baby talk. Coo, babble, sing, and talk to your newborn -- she loves the sound of your voice. Look in your baby\'s eyes and smile. In time, she will start to mimic your expressions.