In today’s modern society there’s a general perception of people towards finding inner peace, happiness and contentment based on their assumption about things or situations which gives happiness according to their own mindset and desires. As we are living in a world surrounded by many gadgets, which has robbed us from our natural self and has given rise to consumerism on a material platform. But in the process to find happiness and satisfaction in things we have actually forgotten our real self along with the purpose of our existence. In this rat race for finding inner happiness we have actually lost our basic human essence in our action, thoughts and speech. We have set our mind on a single track of utilizing people for getting material benefits which we assume to give happiness. More over we have undervalued our basic nature of happiness, contentment, blissfulness, love and inner peace by giving importance to those things which only has the capability to give us temporary happiness and permanent frustration. It’s time that we should sit and introspect about our true self and break away from the darkness of illusionary happiness of material happiness and work for inner satisfaction, peace of mind, love and happiness for the betterment of self,humanity and our planet.
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Causes and symptoms of Anemia
Fist of all, we shall try and understand the causes and symptoms of Anemia. Subsequently we shall discuss about a few simple home remedies of Anemia. Anemia is the condition wherein the body is low on red blood cells. Healthy red blood cells are main ingredients of hemoglobin that transfers the oxygen and carries out the gas exchange. Common causes of Anemia include diminished production, increased destruction or severe loss of Red blood cells. Deficiency of iron, thyroxine, vitamin B12, C folate also hampers the Red blood cells production in the body. Serious diseases, various infections, toxins, antibodies, and congenital structural abnormalities also lead to the increased destruction of RBC.
Vitamin B12 and its Importance for our body
Vitamin B12 is exceedingly essential for one’s body and lack of B12 can adversely affect one’s physical and mental health. A deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to weight loss, constipation, and anemia. Numbness of hands and feet may also occur in addition to depression, dementia, and memory loss. It is also known as cobalamin and is essential for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. It is equally essential for a child’s growth and physical development. A child obtains his/her share of Vitamin B12 from mother’s milk.
Asparagus is a rich source of folate that prevents Amino acids like homocysteine from building up inside the body. High levels of homocysteines have been linked with heart conditions like coronary artery and stroke. Hence Asparagus makes it to this list of food for a healthy heart.
Plant Protein vs Animal protein
More and more people today are choosing a Vegetarian / Vegan diet. And this may be due to various reasons – health concerns, religious issues or simply to avoid cruelty against animals. It is widely believed, even today, however that meat is a ‘complete protein’ which contains all the essential amino acids. So is meat the ideal source of protein for the human body? Does sole dependence on plant proteins make the human body weaker? Let us briefly discuss a few points that can help dispel these myths.
- The human body cannot utilize pure protein such as that which is found in chicken, fish, poultry, etc. This protein has to be further broken down into amino acids which is a very complicated process. This additional effort required to break down proteins is taxing to our bodies and contributes to aging. That is why people who intake a lot of protein always look older because breaking down the additional proteins tires the body’s organs and decays them. It enlarges the Kidneys and the liver as they try to compensate and excrete the extra amount of protein.
What is Lactose Intolerance
Lactose is the sugar component that is found in milk. Our body produces an enzyme called Lactase that helps break down this sugar. Once broken down, the milk is easily digested by the body. However, it is quite common that some of us are not able to produce enough Lactase to break down the Lactose in Milk. This condition is called Lactose Intolerance. It is not harmful but it can be quite embarrassing. This primarily occurs due to the reduction in Lactase production of the body. It is estimated that over one-third of the people of the United States are Lactose Intolerant.
The name Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) is derived from the Arabic word “Alloeh” which means “shining bitter substance” while “vera” in Latin translates to “true.” This shrubby plant is primarily found in the dry quarters of Africa, Asia, Europe, and America. In India, it is found in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Benefits of Aloe Vera – This plant is saturated with Vitamins, Enzymes, Minerals, etc. The Greek scientists considered Aloe vera as the universal cure. The Egyptians regarded Aloe as “the plant of immortality.” Today, the Aloe vera plant is widely used in the field of dermatology.
What is Cholesterol ?
Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like chemical compound that the body requires as its building blocks for its cell membranes and hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. About 80% of the Cholesterol is produced by the liver and the rest comes from one’s dietary sources. While it is needed for good health, too much cholesterol is harmful for the arteries and also increases the risk of one’s heart disease. Dietary sources like meat, eggs, fish, poultry and dairy products are a rich source of cholesterol. It must also be noted that foods derived from plants contain no cholesterol.
- Some cholesterol is needed by the body in order to build its cell membranes, to make hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, to create vitamin D, and other substances that help in digesting food. However too much cholesterol is harmful for one’s body as it clots the arteries and leads to coronary artery disease.
- When the cholesterol present in one’s body is very high, then it is accumulated in deposits called plaque inside the walls of arteries, causing them to become reduced in size. This enhances the possibility of heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease.
- How is cholesterol tested? – A high cholesterol can be detected by conducting a simple blood test. Care should be taken to test for the disease at regular intervals.