Sunday, March 25, 2012

Eye Care Tips

  • Wash your eyes with cold water at regular intervals.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamins like papaya, egg, fish, milk, green leafy vegetables.
  • Increase your water intake.
  • Use slices of cucumber and potato regularly to reduce the dark circles under your eyes.
  • Blink often or close your eyes to relax the eye muscles.
  • Take a short nap to reduce the puffiness in the eyes.
  • Get regular eye-check ups done.
  • Wear proper sun glasses.
  • Foods rich in vitamin A helps reduce the risk of night- blindness and cataract. 

Monday, March 05, 2012

Do not starve to become slim

People who want to slim down should never starve. Several days of starving increases the craving for food. To prevent over eating impulse the stomach must be filled and the body’s requirements of vital nutrients must be met.

The intake and choice of foods should not be restricted too radically because the rapid weight loss creates adverse effects. A basic slimming diet consists of vegetables, legumes, fruit, leafy greens, nuts, saltwater fish, lean meat, poultry and milk or dairy products. The diet should be balanced.

Slight changes in the diet will certainly help in burning the fat in a healthy way. Occasional indulgence in desired low fat chocolates/sweets is permissible. The weight loss should be gradual and should not cut down the metabolic rate.

Courtesy : The hindu, Wellness, 5/3/2012