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PERIOD CRAMPS is one of the most common things we go through every month after puberty. But some of us are lucky enough to not experience it or some of us have slight effects whereas  most of us face it with so much difficulty. While we Google every month to tackle the pain caused by the cramps, to overcome PMS effects and bloating, here is the solution for everything.

Not always you need a doctor to cure period cramps or any tablets, sometimes home remedies precisely kitchen remedies help cure cramps at ease.

Why do you experience cramps during your period?

First,  you need to analyse why we experience period cramps. As we all know, Women are gifted with the ability to give birth. So our body prepares every month to bare the child. Every month??? well, yes!!! our body is designed that way!

Every month, egg released from the ovaries wait for the sperm in the uterus for about a day or so. Meanwhile, uterus prepares the atmosphere to hold the baby. Uterus lining gets thickened to hold the baby and provide nutrition. Once the egg doesn’t see any sperm, it is expelled out along with the lining. The woman’s estrogen and progesterone hormone levels decline, and the lining of the uterus becomes swollen and is eventually shed as the menstrual flow. It is replaced by a new growth of lining during the next monthly cycle.

When the uterine lining begins to break down, molecular compounds called prostaglandins are released. These compounds cause the muscles of the uterus to contract. When the uterine muscles contract, they constrict the blood supply (vasoconstriction) to the endometrium. This contraction blocks the delivery of oxygen to the tissue (which is the reason for the cramps)of the endometrium which, in turn, breaks down and dies. After the death of this tissue, the uterine contractions squeeze the old endometrial tissue through the cervix and out of the body by way of the vagina.

How can you overcome pain caused by period cramps?

  1. A low-fat diet actually decreases overall levels of inflammation in the body. Foods that help ease out period cramps are:
    – Papaya (rich in vitamins)
    – Brown rice (contains vitamin B-6, which may reduce bloating)
    – Walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds (rich in manganese, which eases cramps)
    – Olive oil and broccoli (contain vitamin E)
    – Leafy green vegetables (contain iron, which is lost during menstruation)
    – Flaxseed (contains omega-3s with antioxidant properties, which reduce swelling and inflammation)
  2. Curl Up With a Heating Pad to Ease Period Cramps. Do not sleep with a heated pad as it could cause burns.
  3. Magnesium helps regulate nerve and muscle functioning which help in relieving period cramps. An ounce of dry almonds or one-half cup of boiled spinach each has about 80 mg of magnesium.
  4. Avoid foods that contain caffeine, salt and sweet. Also, try avoiding having processed food( Though you may be tempted !!).
  5. Do not smoke or drink alcohol.
  6. Massage your lower back and abdomen with essential oil.
  7. Emotional stress can increase the chance of experiencing menstrual cramps.
  8. Vaginal orgasm involves your whole body, including your spinal cord which signals the release of neurotransmitters. A vaginal orgasm can trigger your brain to release neurotransmitters like endorphins and oxytocin. Endorphins can decrease pain perception.
  9. Boron: This mineral helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also reduces menstrual cramps:
    – Avocados
    – Peanut butter
    – Prunes
    – Chickpeas
    – Bananas
  10. Water: It sounds odd, but drinking water keeps your body from retaining water and helps to avoid painful bloating during menstruation. Warm or hot water is usually better for cramps, as hot liquids increase blood flow to your skin and may relax cramped muscles. You can also eat water-based foods to increase your Hydration, including:
    – Lettuce
    – Celery
    – Cucumbers
    – Watermelon
    – Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  11. Yoga is a gentle exercise which helps not only relieve stress but also releases endorphins and helps prevent or reduce menstrual symptoms. Similarly, few simple exercises ( walking, Floor exercises etc) before your period and slightly less intense exercise during the period helps in actually preventing those period cramps.
  12. Homemade easy remedies:
  • Ginger tea: Grade a small piece of ginger in a glass of water and boil. Later add a green tea bag to this water and have frequently ( as much as twice or thrice a day)
  • Fenugreek in water/ yoghurt: It is one of the ancient Indian practice. Soak fenugreek in water the previous day. Next day morning, drain the fenugreek and drink the extracted water in empty stomach. If you have forgotten to soak fenugreek in water, take yoghurt and sprinkle fenugreek over it and swallow it.

Disclaimer: All the above mentioned are mild and natural methods to overcome period pain. If your periods are causing significant pain, consult your doctors.

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“Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear LESS MAKEUP and let the skin shine through”- Michel Coulombe, Global Makeup Artist

Your skin deserves to be treated and pampered well, after all, that is the one that shows who you are. Daily maintenance plus weekly pampering is required for the skin to show off with that natural glow.

You can find below, a product independent review on a daily routine that has to be followed. Its all you should know about day to day routine.

Step1: Cleansing
Cleansing removes dirt, oil and unwanted debris from the skin. Regular facial cleansing is an important factor in helping the skin maintain a proper level of hydration. Dehydrated skin looks and feels rough, wrinkled and aged. Cleansing helps manage PH levels of the skin, enabling sufficient water and product retention.

 

 

  • Tiny glands under the skin produce oil called sebum to protect the skin from the POLLUTION and DUST of the outside world. These glands use hair follicles within the skin as a pathway, allowing the oil to reach the surface of the skin (outer layer) to form a barrier that prevents the penetration of bacteria or other harmful agents.
  • Excessive dirt build-up on the surface can cause blockages in the follicle, trapping sebum, sweat, and dead skin cells. The lack of sebum on the surface of the skin allows bacteria to penetrate the follicle causing inflammation. The final result is acne.
  • Proper skin cleansing clears pores of debris, prevents dirt buildup and allows the sebum oil to reach the skin surface, thereby decreasing the chances of a breakout.
  • Cleansing in the early morning helps to prevent excess oil production and maintain your face fresh throughout the day.
  • Skin needs oxygen to repair itself overnight. When makeup is left on, it blocks the natural exfoliating process, which can leave your skin looking dull. Skin temperature rises overnight which leads to trans-epidermal water loss, leading to dehydration. Hence, it is more than important to cleanse your face in the night.
  • When there is minimum or no makeup I would always prefer natural cleanser, milk. Milk has a unique ability to remove the oil-soluble impurities with the help of fat-soluble enzyme lipase, protein-based impurities with the help of protease and dead skin cells with lactic acid without stripping the skin of natural moisture.
  • Tap a cotton pad in milk and gently rub over your facial skin. Milk, not only removes dirt but also helps to retain moisture in your skin. we have heard of queens in ancient period taking bath in milk. So that’s the secret of their healthy glowing skin.

Step2: Exfoliation
Exfoliation is as important as cleansing. It helps to remove dirt from the skin which prevents acne formation and also helps in removing the dead cells. Our body produces new cells every day and dead cells have to be removed.

 

  • Everyday skin gets older and results in the dry, flaky and itchy skin. To slow down the process of ageing, exfoliation is crucial as it helps to bring newer and healthier skin on the surface.
  • Depending on the skin type, exfoliation technique should be modified. For all the skin types, don’t use exfoliators which has large granules as it might be harsh on your skin.
  • Also, overdoing exfoliation can also affect the skin as it tends to rupture the skin and makes it deprived of natural oils.
  • Make sure to use small granulated exfoliators with moisturising property and never use it daily. schedule it to use every once in 2 /3 days
  • Body Exfoliation:
    Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly called “vetiver”(in Tamil) or “khus” (in Hindi) is found mostly in India. Yet, it is available on Amazon and many other ayurvedic online stores. It helps to disappear dark spots and get even skin tone. Also, helps to remove dead cells.You can use this twice a week to see the results

Step3: Toning

Toners are generally used to remove the remaining dirt from the skin, in spite of cleansing. We may not be exfoliating the skin daily, so ONLY cleansing will not remove all the makeup and dirt from the skin. So it is better to use Toners if you are not exfoliating the skin. In case of exfoliation, you can skip the toners. Also, those with dry skin also can skip toning as toners generally tend to dry out the skin. Toners are not mandatory to the skincare routine. Listen to your skin and then use the products.

Step4: Moisturisation
Skin gets that dry and dull look because of dehydration which can be solved by two methods. First of all, drink a lot of water which helps to give that healthy glow from inside. Second, moisturize the skin from outside.

Points you should remember about moisturisation:

  • Moisturising twice a day is required to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
  • Always apply moisturiser and then apply SPF. Method of application determines the result of the product. SPF usually has the quality to block the sun rays and its absorption into the skin. So if you apply moisturiser over SPF, then moisturiser won’t get absorbed by the skin.
  • The best time to apply moisturizer is immediately after a shower because you need to lock the moisture into the skin when it is freshly moist( after tap drying your skin).
  • Expert suggests that always apply moisturiser in the upward motion for your face as it will help in lifting your face and prevents ageing and sagging of facial skin. Gently massage your skin so that the product gets absorbed to maximum and also prevents puffiness.
  • It is also believed that after applying moisturiser in your skin, give it a dap throughout the surface you have applied it. This helps in fast absorption of moisturizer into the skin.

Step5: SPF

We have heard a lot about Sunscreens and its importance. We have gone through a number of articles showcasing the benefits of sunscreen. So naturally, we tend to wear it on a sunny day. But Is it necessary to wear when it is a cloudy day as well? YES!!! No matter how the weather is, wearing sunscreen should be the daily routine. Even on a cloudy day, UV light can still get into the skin and cause damage.

  • Sun damage is the number one cause of premature ageing and shows on our skin in the form of wrinkles or hyperpigmentation.
  • Dullness, discolouration and uneven skin tone can also be a result of skin that has been damaged by the sun’s harmful rays.
  • SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and its ability to protect the skin from the effects of UV light.Always choose for a higher SPF for a sunny day outing. Though we may not see the effects of UV lights immediately. Over the years, it causes pigmentation and wrinkles (maybe in early 30’s and 40’s).
  • When the weather is cloudy, it is enough to wear a moisturizer with SPF but when it is sunny, it is better to wear a separate sunscreen.
  • Sunscreen sprays are new trends in the world of sunscreen. Especially, for those who don’t like the way lotion feels on the screen. It is better to wear lotion before you go out and after few hours in sun, sunscreen sprays can be used, as Sunscreens are effective only for few hours.

Get that glamours glow in your skin before the onset of summer and don’t shy out before the sun.

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“Beauty is not about the makeup you wear, Its about the glow from inside”

Hours of makeup might get you that glowing skin but after removing the makeup?  Getting that naturally glowing skin is what we have always dreamt of. It is not very difficult as we think so. Simple steps will ensure that you will get that glowing skin without makeup.

TIP 1: Water is as essential as the air you breathe

Inside:
Drink a lot of water, at least 6-8 ounces of water. Water cleanses your body toxins and flushes out from your body. Listen to what your body wants. Often we get confused with thirst and hunger. Body signs for thirsty is misunderstood with hunger. Drink water half an hour before and after your meals.

Drink herbal tea instead of caffeine. Also, the most healthy option is to take in ginger and honey in hot water in between your workouts.

Outside:
Your everyday routine for morning and night should be like cleanse with milk and wash your face with cold water. Cold water ensures that opened pores(during cleansing) are closed.

Take bath in cold water than hot water. As hot water tends to dry your skin more than cold water. This is also applicable for hair washes as well. Frizzy hair can be controlled with a cold water bath.

Tip2: Sweat it out
Yes, you heard it right. Sweat it out as much as you can, until your body says,” ENOUGH”. That much of workout is necessary. It can be anything. Depending on your age and stamina, define the type of workout. Push yourself and workout until your body cannot do further.

Yoga is the best practice which enables you to maintain your body posture and meditation helps to relieve stress and slow down the ageing process.

Tip 3: Cucumber for hydration
Cucumber is hydrating in nature and it removes dead skin and gives a natural glow to the skin. Cut few pieces of cucumber and rub over your face.

Face mask- Grind cucumber, add lemon juice and honey and apply it to your face. Leave it for 15-20 min and wash your face with cold water.

Cucumber is made up of 96% water and hence helps in hydration.Taking in a portion of it in our daily diet, keeps you hydrated throughout the day. It has ascorbic acid(vitamin C) and caffeic acid which helps to reduce skin irritations and swelling.

Tip 4: Carrot Juice for that natural glow
To get that healthy glow in your skin, it is essential to take in good food. Fruits are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals. Always include a large portion of fruits in your everyday meal.

Carrot juice is natural sunblock.The beta-carotenoids in carrots help reduce sunburn and also increase the skin’s resistance to sun damage.

Instead of using a number of commercial products, you can get rid of that stubborn acne by going the natural way. Just include carrot juice in your everyday schedule and see the difference. Since it is high in essential vitamins, carrot juice helps prevent acne by detoxifying your body.

Carrot juice can actually slow down the ageing process. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body. It reduces cell degeneration and thus slows down ageing. It largely improves the amount of collagen in the skin which keeps it firm and healthy. This helps in maintaining elasticity and reduces the visible signs of ageing like sagging skin and wrinkles.

Tip 5: Go nuts over coconuts
Coconut water contains anti-microbial properties because of the presence of lauric acid that helps to protect against skin infections. It also contains protein like cytokines that helps in cell growth and cell activation.

They regulate signals in response to inflammation caused by acne and also have an anti-ageing effect on the skin. Both external and internal use can improve wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

Also, it is good for your liver, which means it helps in cleansing the toxins from your body.

Tip 6: No Caffeine
Caffeine causes dehydration which leads to premature ageing and inflammation (redness). Because of dehydration, the skin becomes dry and flaky. Dry skin looks worn and sometimes patchy and prolonged dryness leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles.

Dehydration leads to a situation where there is not enough water to flush toxins from the surface of the skin. This, in turn, leads to acne formation.

Tip 7: Fruits and veggies to take right way,  to glow your skin instantly
Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals which instantly helps in providing nutrients to your skin and helps to get a natural glow.

  • First of all, Have food on time. When you starve for food, first your skin shows that to the world. SO always have food on time. Avoid too much of salt at dinner time as it causes puffing.
  •  Beets for pinky blush: Beetroot has lots of vitamins and minerals. Beets juice helps to purify the blood and remove toxins. This keeps the skin healthy. Keep in mind to take any kind of vegetable juice every morning. This not only keeps skin healthy but also keeps your body fit.
  • Strawberry helps to get rid of dead skin and boosts up collagen production. Vitamin C in strawberries helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It also lightens the skin because of the presence of omega3 fatty acids.
  • Lemon: rich in vitamin C, vitamin B and Phosphorus which helps to give your skin a healthy glow. Natural acid present in lemon helps to remove dead skin cells and lighten age spots.

Get that glamours glow in your skin for this valentines day with all the above natural techniques.

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There are a lot of myths about breakfast. One of the most popular myth is,

“You need to eat your breakfast to lose weight.”

Whether this myth is true or not, I strongly believe that Eating breakfast will make a lot of difference in your diet. Opting healthy breakfast is very important like any other meal.

You are fasting in the night and breaking it in the morning which makes it “Breakfast”. You need at least 12 hours of gap between your dinner and breakfast for the food to get digested properly. Breakfast provides “Fuel” for your body and brain, to kick-start your day with a bang.

Breakfast should contain Calcium, vitamins and minerals along with protein and fibre. I know its hard to always have a check whether your take on these nutrients. But small changes can help you incorporate these into your diet.

Make sure you compliment your breakfast with a glass of milk( Almond milk (any nut milk) is good for those who are aiming to lose weight). Take any kind of fruits(berries are an instant source of fibre which helps in digestion) or fruit juices without sugar. Having fruits not only keeps you full until your next meal but are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Make sure to take a lot of protein in your breakfast than in your lunch or dinner as proteins take a longer time to digest. Taking it in the early part of the day helps your body to digest completely.

Here are few healthy breakfast recipes you can try at home at ease.

Recipe 1: Cold press chocolate oat bites

Ingredients :

Milk(Almond milk preferably) – 2 cups
Natural Honey/Agave- 2 tbsp
Oats/Granola- 2 cups
Unsweetened peanut butter- 2 tbsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder- 2 tbsp
Crushed walnuts- 1 cup
Berries of your choice- 1 cup

Method:

  • Take a large bowl and add oats, cocoa powder, walnuts and mix well.
  • Take Milk, honey and peanut butter in another bowl and whisk it well until all the ingredients are blended completely.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients.
  • You will get a thick batter. Add the thick batter in the cupcake holder.
  • Top it with the berries of your choice or unsweetened chocolate chips or crushed walnuts and freeze it for overnight

You can have these small oat bites on the go in your busy mornings which is filling and at the same time nutritious.

Recipe 2: Overnight oats in mason jar

Ingredients:

Low-fat yoghurt- 1 cups
Oats-  2 cups
Natural honey/Agave- 2 tbsp
Nuts of your choice(preferably walnuts, almond, pine seeds)
Berries of your choice(preferably strawberry and blueberry as they taste really good!)

Method:

  • Take a mason jar and add a layer of yoghurt
  • Add a thick layer of oats and 1 tbsp of honey
  • Add a layer of yoghurt
  • Add another thick layer of oats and 1 more tbsp of honey
  • Add final layer of yoghurt and top it with berries and nuts of your choice

Store in your fridge for overnight and mix it well when you are ready to gobble it in the morning.

Recipe 3: Healthy oats pancake (flourless)

Ingredients:

Ripe Banana-2(big)
Quick Oats- 2 cups
Eggs-2(preferably omega-3 eggs)
vanilla essence-1 Tsp
Salt – 1 pinch
Chocolate chips/blur berries/ unsweetened cocoa powder- 1 Tbsp/Cinnamon powder- 1 Tsp

Method:

  • Smash the ripe banana’s in a bowl and add the eggs
  • Mix it until eggs are well blended and add the oats
  • Add vanilla essence and salt. Now the batter is ready
  • we have 4 different variations according to your taste
    1. You can add cinnamon powder to the batter
    2. You can add unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips to the batter
    3. You can add the blueberries to the batter
    4. You can add chocolate chips to the batter
  • Once the whole batter is ready according to your taste, take a small amount of batter using a ladle and pour it into the pan
  • If you have a non-stick pan, you don’t need to add oil

Flip the pancake. Ideally, it should be in brown colour. Pour honey or maple syrup and enjoy healthy breakfast.
Recipe courtesy: Tasty

Recipe 4: Indian style spicy oats pancake
Ingredients:

Quick oats- 2 cups
Red chilly – 2
Split green gram(moong dhaal) – 1 cup
curry leaves- few
mustard seeds- few
finely chopped onion- 1 cup
Salt- 1 Tsp( as per your taste you can add further if you want)
Olive oil- 1 Tbsp

Method:

  • To prepare the batter, soak oats (in water) in a cup and soak split green gram and red chillies(in water) in another cup for 2 hours at least.
  • After 2 hours, remove the water and grind the oats, split green gram/moong dhaal and chillies in a blender without adding water. The batter should be slightly in thick consistency.
  • Add salt and mix it well.
  • Take a small pan and add Olive oil.
  • Let the oil get heated up and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the mustard seed starts popping out of the pan, add curry leaves and finely chopped onions.
  • Slightly fry and add this to the batter.
  • The batter is now ready. You can very well skip the oil-frying option and opt for the healthy option by adding onions and curry leaves directly into the batter.
  • In the pan, take the batter in a ladle, pour it and spread it fully.
  • Make sure it is slightly thick so that you can flip it easily.
  • While flipping, make sure both sides are slightly in brown colour which ensures that it has cooked well.

You don’t have to leave this batter overnight for fermenting. You can use it immediately after grinding in the blender.

Recipe 5: Oats and dry fruits homemade chocolate
Ingredients:

Dates(seeds removed)- 6/7
Raisins- handful
Almonds-handful
Oats-1 cup
Unsweetened peanut butter- 2 Tbsp
Coconut- 2 Tbsp
Cocoa powder -2 Tbsp
Chia seeds- 1 Tbsp
Extra virgin coconut oil- 1 Tbsp

Method:

  • Add all the above ingredients in a food blender and grind it for 3-5 min.
  • Once the mixture is ready, press in a silicon chocolate holder.
  • Top it with some melted dark chocolate.
  • Freeze it overnight.
  • Take the chocolate from the holder and store it in a ziplock for future use.

You can munch this whenever you feel hungry. It is filled with nutrients and energy. Even snack can be made healthy and tasty too!! Enjoy snacking!!

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Food Myth #1: Avoid Eggs because of their cholesterol content

Eggs are an inexpensive source of many nutrients, including zinc and iron, antioxidants and zeaxanthin, vitamin D, and the brain-boosting chemical choline.

If you’ve been restricting your breakfast options to an egg-white omelette, you may be suffering needlessly.

Egg yolks have nearly half the protein of an entire egg, plus all the vitamins and minerals and omega 3s.Eggs are low in saturated fat, have no trans-fat and only a small amount of cholesterol. Most of the fat in eggs is the ‘good’ unsaturated fat that keeps you healthy.

Food Myth #2: Organic Food contains more nutrients than their conventional counterparts

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the organic label you see on foods at the supermarket. Legally, foods labelled “organic” must be grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, or growth hormones. Organic farmers also often follow production practices that are less harmful to the environment and to animal welfare.

However, many people believe that organic products are inherently more nutritious or healthier than their conventional alternatives. Large-scale studies of this topic have shown that it is not true. There is no difference in the amount or quality of the nutrients found in conventional foods versus their organic counterparts.

Food Myth #3: Skipping Breakfast is a Good Way to Cut Calories and Lose Weight Faster

Creating a deficit between the number of calories you consume and the number of calories your body burns is the only way to lose weight. With this in mind, some people rationalize that skipping a meal, usually Breakfast is a good way to cut excess calories. Although breakfast does deliver calories to your body, it also boosts your metabolism, and eating a meal in the morning is associated with weight loss success.

Also skipping breakfast might lead to overeating at the later part of the day. Portion control in every meal is the right way to reduce weight faster rather than skipping the meal.

Eating healthy breakfast is also important. 

Food Myth #4: Fresh Foods Are Always Better than Frozen Alternatives

Frozen fruits and vegetables are flash-frozen within hours of being picked, locking in a majority of the nutrients.During shipping and storage, natural enzymes are released in fresh fruit and vegetables that cause them to lose nutrients.

Unless there is sodium or salt or sodium chloride in the ingredient list, Frozen food is not bad for health.

Food Myth #5: Bread that is brown in colour is healthy 

All brown bread is not healthy as some products have processed white flour with added sugar or colour to get the brown colour. so check for the ingredient list. If the first one in the list says “Enriched bleached flour” then it is mostly same as white bread.

Choose the correct bread! Stay Healthy!!

Food Myth #6: Certain Liquid diet can push out the toxins

No diet can eliminate harmful invaders faster than your built-in clean-up crew (the liver, kidneys, and colon).

Water hydrates the liver and kidneys and encourages toxins to leave the body via urination. However, consumption of excessive water in the name of detoxing can be just plain dangerous. Symptoms of “water intoxication” include a headache, fatigue, vomiting and mental disorientation. Take 6-8 ounces of water throughout the day at regular intervals.

If your goal is to detox your system, don’t waste your time or money. your body is an expert at getting rid of toxins no matter what you eat.

The only type of detox diet that is worthwhile is the one that limits processed, high-fat and sugary foods and replaces them with more whole foods like fruits and vegetables.

Food Myth #7: You have to count calories to lose weight

Eating 100 calories of cupcakes or french fries is not same as eating 100 calories of veggies or brown rice. Stop thinking about the calories you take in, instead start thinking about where you get the calories from. Take in more of vitamins and minerals so that you can drop pounds without obsessing about the calorie count.


Food Myth #8: Eating FAT will make you FAT

We are so afraid of FAT that the moment we see food containing FAT, we avoid it without proper knowledge. Our body needs good FAT. so what is good fat? How is it related to cholesterol in our body?  Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the fat in our blood that our body needs for certain cell functions.This cholesterol when goes high leads to heart disease and stroke which in turn leads to a lot of unnecessary fear about foods that contain cholesterol (eggs, for example).

Cholesterol has a lot more to do with the KINDS of fat (and carbs) you eat, as well as genetics.

Saturated and trans fats have been known to raise cholesterol levels, so it’s important to limit your daily caloric intake from saturated fats to less than 10 % and avoid trans fats entirely.

Unsaturated fats, on the other hand, may actually help lower your blood cholesterol levels. High-fat foods that contain monounsaturated fats (avocados; olive oil; salmon; sardines; and nuts such as peanuts, almonds, and walnuts) can be part of a healthy diet, even for someone watching their cholesterol.

A handful of nuts per day can also help keep your blood vessels healthy and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Its all about the portion you take in the FAT containing food. Completly avoiding is not going to help you reduce your weight or keep you healthy

Food Myth #9: Eating after 6 P.M causes weight gain

It doesn’t matter how late you eat, but rather what you eat. If you eat more calories than your body needs, you will gain weight, even if dinner was at 5 p.m. The problem is, most people who eat late at night are starved and wind up overeating.

Having a very light dinner which will digest easily is the best option to lose weight quickly.

Food Myth #10: Carbs make you FAT

Low-carb diets can help with weight loss. In many cases, this happens even without conscious calorie restriction. As long as the carbs are kept low and protein intake is high, people lose weight.

However, this does not mean that food, high in carbs cause weight gain. “Obesity” is the term, we have been hearing only in the recent times. Our ancestors have had the same carbs and stayed healthy.

The truth is, refined carbs like refined grains and sugar are the ones that cause weight gain, but whole foods that are high in carbs are very healthy.

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