Daily Checklist For Good Health as per Ayurveda

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Daily Ayurveda checklist 

 

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How to Reduce Antinutrients in Foods

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What are AntinutrientsAntinutrients are plant compounds that reduce the body's ability to absorb essential nutrients. They are not a major concern for most people, but may become a problem during periods of malnutrition, or among people who base their diets almost solely on grains and legumes 

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How To Boost Metabolism

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 How to increase your metabolism

 

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Wrong Food Combinations- Foods That Should Not be Eaten Together

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We might end up consuming some foods together, not knowing that they can be harmful to us if eaten together. This can lead to indigestion, food poisoning, bloating or other adverse effects. 

Know what these harmful food combinations are :  

 

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What causes Bad Breath? - How to Prevent Bad Breath

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Top 5 reasons of bad breath

 

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Uric Acid Diet and Lifestyle Tips: This will help you keep uric acid at normal levels || Diet for Gout: What to Eat, What to Avoid

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Uric acid is a by-product of metabolic activity and is a normal component of urine. However when the kidneys don't eliminate the uric acid efficiently, this can raise uric acid levels in body leading to gout. 

We are sharing factors leading to high uric acid level and some easy to practice diet tips that can help you manage uric acid level in a healthy way  

 

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Types of Exercises - Strength, Aerobic, Balance and Flexibility || Home-based Workouts, No Gym, No Equipment Needed

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All the exercises/workouts can be divided into 4 categories - Strength (weight training), Aerobics (Endurance workouts), Balance and Flexibility Training.

Each one of us, irrespective of anything should do a mix of all workouts over a week.

We share in a short video below -

- What are these 4 categories - Strength (weight training), Aerobics (Endurance workouts), Balance Training, Flexibility Training

- Benefit of each of these 4 categories

- Home-based workouts for each of these (no gym, no equipment workout for all)

Share it with your loved ones to motivate them to stay fit 

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How to Stop Hair Loss - Food, Yoga and Hair Oil for Healthy Hair Growth

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Hair loss is one of the most common problems worldwide. From hormonal changes and stress to various medical conditions, hair-loss can be triggered by many other reasons. 

Here's a quick video on food, yoga and basic oils that can strengthen your hair and keep it healthy, controlling hair loss.  After the video, you can also read an interesting review of some more quick tips.

Hair loss is a natural phenomenon; so there’s is no need to worry over a few follicles falling off. However, there could be many causes of hair loss which include diet, mineral deficiency, medications, stress, pollution and genetics.

Here are some more tips that can be helpful in keeping your hair healthy:

1. Regularly wash your hair with mild shampoo
Regular hair washing is a part of preventing hair loss by the way of keeping hair and scalp clean. Doing so, you are lowering the risk of infections and dandruff that may lead to hair breakage or loss.

2. Vitamin and protein for hair loss
Vitamins are not only healthy for overall well-being but also good for your hair. Vitamin A, B and E keep hair healthy. Enrich diet with protein.

3. Hair massage: Those who have been experiencing hair loss for quite some time must massage the scalp with diluted essential oil for couple of minutes. It helps your hair follicles remain active. You can add lavender in an almond or sesame oil.

4. Avoid brushing wet hair : When hair is wet, it is in its weakest state. So avoid brushing wet hair because the chances of hair loss increases. But if you must comb wet hair, use a very wide-toothed comb. Also avoid brushing hair too frequently as doing so can injure hair and increase loss. Use your fingers to undo tangles, not a comb or brush.

5. Use Garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice : Rub one of the juices on your scalp, leave it overnight and wash it out in the morning. Do it regularly for a week and you will see noticeable result.

6.Keep yourself hydrated : The hair shaft comprises one quarter water so drink at least four to eight cups of water in a day to stay hydrated and for the growth of healthy hair.

7. Rub green tea into your hair
Studies have shown that rubbing green tea into hair may help curb hair loss problem. All you need to do is brew two bags of green tea in one cup of water, leave to cool and thereafter, apply it to your hair. Rinse your hair thoroughly after an hour. To see results, practice this regularly for a week to ten days.

8.Biotin
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is one of the B complex vitamins that helps our body convert food into energy. Studies suggest that including biotin-rich food in your diet or taking biotin supplement may slow hair loss. If you are dealing with hair fall problems, then include biotin-rich foods like nuts, sweet potatoes, onions and oats in your diet.

9. Bhringraj
Bhringraj, also known as False Daisy is a medicinal herb that has been used for a long time to prepare Ayurvedic medicines to prevent hair loss.

10. Physical activity
Make time for physical activity every day. Walk, swim or bike for 30 minutes a day helps balance hormonal levels, reducing stress levels besides reducing hair fall.

11. De-stress
Studies in the past have found medical evidence to link stress with hair loss. De-stress yourself; one of the ways of doing it is by practicing meditation. Alternative therapies such as meditation and yoga not only reduce stress but restores hormonal balance.

12. Avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel. Rather, let hair dry naturally.

13. Reduce Smoking and Alcoholic Beverages. If you are experiencing hair loss than lessen your alcohol intake because drinking alcohol reduces hair growth. So decrease or eliminate alcohol to see an increase in hair growth. Avoid Smoking. Smoking cigarettes reduces the amount of blood that flows to the scalp and this causes a reduction in hair growth.

14. Avoid Constant heating & drying
Don't subject your hair to frequent, constant heating and drying procedures. Heat weakens hair proteins, and constant heating and drying can lead to weakness and fragility that causes hair loss.

15. Keep your head sweat free
People with oily hair, experience dandruff during summer due to sweating and the chances of hair fall increases. Using shampoos that contains aloe vera and neem can keep the head cool and prevent from dandruff.

Also, men who wear helmet experience major hair loss in summer. As the sweat accumulates in the pores and weakens hair roots causing hair loss in men. So wearing a scarf/ bandanna over your hair or a terry cloth headband can prevent hair loss.

16. Change how you style your hair 
If you are losing your hair lately, you must loosen up your hair. Hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and artificial hairstyles pull hair or tug hair follicles, and can eventually cause baldness. Harsh chemicals and permanent hair colour products could be damaging for hair health.When you are experiencing hair loss, it is advised not to colour your hair.

17. Health problems are harbingers of hair loss. Ensure you deal with chronic illnesses, high fevers and infections properly to ensure healthy hair.
Certain medications may have side-effects, one of which could be hair loss. Consult a doctor to ask about conditions that you may have. Let him know if the medication is causing hair loss. 

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What is the Correct Body Posture : The Guide to Good Body Posture

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Having a correct posture is important for mental and physical well-being. A bad posture can lead to poor blood circulation, stiffness, depression and negativity. Here's an ultimate guide for the ideal posture for all body parts and during most of the daily activities. Check out and don't forget to share with your loved ones 

 

 

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Dopamine Hormone - How it Controls Your Physical and Mental Health

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Dopamine is a chemical found naturally in the human body. It is a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends signals from the body to the brain. Dopamine plays a part in controlling the movements a person makes, as well as their emotional responses. The right balance of dopamine is vital for both physical and mental well-being.

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