Posts Tagged ‘Drinking water’

Good ol’ water replaces diet sodas

Monday, January 20th, 2014

food5_240x240_17jan13Good old water fast replacing diet sodas as preferred thirst quencher

Diet sodas are witnessing a marked decline in sales and are being replaced by water.

After surging in popularity for decades, concerns over chemicals they contain have disillusioned people from the fizzy drinks, resulting in a 6.8 percent decline in sales, CBS News reported.

Several drinkers are doubtful whether diet sodas help in weight loss and are shifting to water.

Source: ANI
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Banish that body odour

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Muggy monsoon days can mean excessive perspiration. And with that comes body odour. Fortunately there are ways to combat this problem and stay fresh even on the most humid days.

Sniff, sniff, is that me?

Body odour can make any one very self-conscious; turn off those around and generally cause some very awkward moments. Since persistent body odour carries a social cost, it needs to be tackled quickly. Sniff out the problem and take necessary steps to check it.

What is body odour?

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Top tips to beat acidity

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Most people suffer from acidity these days but the good news is that it is a completely reversible condition. Here are a few tips to beat it!

Are your eating habits irregular? Do you eat out a lot? Do you love spicy food? And have you been experiencing burning sensations in the throat, gas formation, sour taste in your mouth and fatigue? Chances are that you are suffering from acidity.

What causes acidity?

Acidity is caused when the digestive juices produced in our stomach are not utilised completely. In fact the acid helps digest food we eat. However, when there isn’t enough food for digestion or if there is an over production of this acid, you will experience acidity pangs.

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An ayurvedic approach towards water

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

75% of earth’s area is covered by water. Water is the major component of all living beings and it is the

major constituent of human cells. Ayurveda considers water (aap or jala) as one of panchamahabhutas. ( Panchamahabhutas constitute human body). Water provides a good medium for most of the biological processes that happen in living beings. Dehydration or loss of water from body causes dry skin, lowered energy, muscle cramps, reduced alertness and affects vital organs.

Potable water:

Water which is not harmful to health and has all qualities to serve as drinking water is called as potable water. The potable water must be free from heavy metals, suspended particles and pathogens like bacteria.

Ayurveda recommends rain water which is devoid of impurities, microbes as pure potable water. This is called as “Gangambu”. Such rain water is healthy, refreshing, cools body, increases alertness and satiates taste buds. The properties of pure Gangabu or rain water are narrated as follows.

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Why is water called the elixir of life?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

While a good detox from a qualified wellness doctor does go a long way in maintaining good health, there are a few things you can do on a day to day basis to help your body detox regularly. It may not be a complete detox, but it certainly helps in the long run and also when you do get a detox done, people who have been following these simple day to day stuff, do experience much better results. And in this month, with the sun beating down and we are all clamoring for water, this simple liquid can do wonders!

It’s not without reason that water is called the elixir of life. And water when consumed the right way, not only quenches thirst, but also helps your body detox. A simple day to day routine is to have a full glass of water, and just water without honey or lime or anything, the first thing in the morning, as soon as you get up (and brush your teeth).

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Keeping well when monsoon dwells

Monday, May 13th, 2013

First showers of monsoon are heartily welcomed by everyone after experiencing the scorching heat of summer. But monsoons reduce the immunity of our body and make us susceptible to many diseases which are commonly associated with this season. It is time for us to keep our body resistant against diseases by boosting our immunity and taking precautions against these diseases.

The diseases associated with monsoon are malaria, jaundice, gastro intestinal infections like typhoid and cholera. Apart from these, viral infections like cold and cough also make their presence felt.

Puddles of water formed due to rain become breeding grounds for mosquitoes which spread diseases like malaria and dengue fever. As a precautionary measure against mosquito bite born diseases one can use mosquito net around the bed which is better choice to mosquito repellants like mats and coils.

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Drink water to lose weight

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Drinking sufficient water is one of the best habits to form to lose weight. The calorie free elixir keeps several illnesses at bay.

Not getting enough hydration can cause fatigue, constipation, headaches, impose extra work on kidneys for excreting toxic by-products, cause heartburn, stomach pain, depression etc.

There is no recommendation for drinking water for a healthy human being, but for the smooth functioning of the bodily functions, the rule of the thumb is 8 x 8. That is, 8 cups of fluids (water based) with each cup being of 8 ounce measure.

Athletes, people at altitudes higher than 2500 metres or in humid hot environment including heated indoors, pregnant and lactating women need higher intake of fluids.  Also, anyone exercising or spending time out under the sun will need to drink more fluids.

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Health tip of the day

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Want to lose weight? Drink two glasses of water before each meal – It gives you a feeling of fullness, aids digestion and improves metabolism.

8 glasses of water per day busted as ‘myth’

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The common belief that people should drink eight glasses or two litres of water a day is a ‘myth’ that needs debunking, a Melbourne academic says.

The new Australian recommendations suggest an adequate daily fluid intake is about 2.8 litres for women and 3.4 litres for men.

However, this includes fluid found in food and beverages.

La Trobe University lecturer Spero Tsindos said that people could get their daily fluid intake from fruit, vegetables, juices and even tea and coffee.

“If you’re feeling thirsty then drink by all means a beverage. It doesn’t have to be water,” News.com.au quoted Tsindos as writing in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

“I’m not saying you shouldn’t drink water. I’m saying the need to drink two litres of water on a regular basis is a complete myth.

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How to have a healthy monsoon?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The first showers of monsoon are heartily welcomed by everyone after the scorching heat of summer. But, monsoon reduces our immunity and makes us susceptible to many diseases that are commonly associated with this season. It is time for us to keep our body resistant against diseases by boosting our immunity and taking adequate precautions.

The diseases associated with monsoon are malaria, jaundice, and gastro-intestinal infections like typhoid and cholera. Apart from these, viral infections like cold and cough also make their presence felt.

Puddles of water formed due to rain become breeding grounds for mosquitoes which spread diseases like malaria and dengue fever. As a precautionary measure against diseases caused by mosquito bite, you can use a mosquito net around your bed, which is a better choice compared to mosquito repellants. A mosquito repellant cream is the best choice when you are away from home. Fumigating the house with smoke of dried neem leaves in the evenings for a couple of minutes is an excellent ayurvedic method to keep mosquitoes away.

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