H | Diet Mantra

H: HONEY, HAZELNUT, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIV, HABITS,HAPPINESS

Honey: Nature’s nectar

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Nutrients

Honey contains glucose, B complex, C Vitamins and some antioxidants.

Did you know?

In the earlier days, before antibiotics came into existence, wounds were sometimes treated with honey. Why? Because of it’s antibacterial properties. Even today, honey is still considered an excellent dressing for wounds as it helps speed up the healing process.

Honey lemon tea

* 1-cup warm water
* 1-teaspoon honey
* Juice of half a lemon

Drink this first thing in the morning when you wake up to cleanse your system.

Hazelnut

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NutrientsVitamins B1, B3, B6, E, calcium, magnesium, potassium omega-9 fatty acids, protein.
Why hazelnut?
It contains antioxidant Vitamin E, which helps protect the body from the effects of pollution and other toxins.
It contains Vitamin B6, which is needed to make cysteine, a key amino acid for the immune system.
It is a good source of essential protein.

Nuts can be addictive. Once you start eating them, it’s hard to stop.

Think handful, not bowlfuls. Limit your intake; eating too much will result in weight gain.
High Blood Pressure.

FAQ on Blood Pressure:

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries (blood vessels). Blood pressure rises and falls throughout the day. When the pressure stays elevated over time (greater than 140/90), it is then called high blood pressure or hypertension.

What does a blood pressure reading convey to you?

A blood pressure reading lets you know if your blood pressure is normal, low or elevated. It consists of two numbers (systolic pressure and diastolic pressure) that indicate the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries.

Why should blood pressure be controlled?

High blood pressure causes the heart to work too hard. It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

How can it be controlled?

High blood pressure is controlled by medication that is prescribed by the physician; and also by making lifestyle changes such as following a healthy eating plan, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, reducing sodium intake and drinking alcohol in moderation.

Can exercise lower high blood pressure?

Yes. Exercise is now recognized as an important aspect in controlling high blood pressure. Regular low-impact aerobic exercise can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 10mm Hg.

What kind of exercise is recommended?

Endurance exercises such as low-impact aerobics, walking, cycling and swimming are recommended. The frequency recommended is 4 to 6 days a week of 20 to 40 minutes duration. Exercise should begin with a gradual warm-up lasting for 10 minutes.

Heavy resistance weight training exercises are not recommended as they can elevate blood pressure; do weight-training exercises using light resistance.

HIV

What is HIV?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). This virus causes deterioration of the immune system and depletion of the body’s energy reserves to fight infection and disease.

How is HIV transmitted?

The most common mode of transmission worldwide is sexual intercourse. Other common modes are contaminated blood, contaminated needles, and transmission from mother to child during birth or through breastfeeding.

Athletics and HIV/AIDS: Is it contagious?

No evidence exists for a risk of transmission of HIV when infected persons without bleeding wounds engage in sports or exercise. Athletes infected with HIV should be allowed to participate in all competitive sports.

* here is no medical or public health justification for testing or screening for HIV infection prior to participation in sports activities. HIV testing is voluntary.
* Olympic sports with the greatest risk include boxing, tae kwon do and wrestling. Each coach or athletic trainer should receive training in how to clean skin and equipment surfaces exposed to blood.

(Statements released by the World Health Organization)

 

Habits

Change your destiny by being a master of your habits. If you make up your mind to do something to improve your life, do it.  Focus on cultivating a good habit until it becomes a dependable part of you.

* Watch your thoughts; they become words.
* Watch your words; they become actions.
* Watch your actions; they become habits.

 

Happiness

The secret of happiness is simple; find what you truly love to do and then direct all your energy towards doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life and all your desires are filled with ease and grace.

- By Robin Sharma