Are You Committing these Common Health Mistakes?

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1) High consumption of red and processed meat: It is linked to various illnesses including cardiovascular diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), insulin resistance (IR), and cancers. A research by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), found that consumption of red meat and processed food items is linked to colorectal cancer. A study conducted by the researchers at the University of Haifetz found that people who reported consuming high amounts of red or processed meats had higher risks of developing NAFLD and IR than those who consumed little meat.

2) Cutting down on protein intake: One of the common mistakes that people make when they go on a diet plan is reducing their protein intake drastically. Protein deficiency can lead to health issues including fatigue, flaky dermatitis, and muscle loss. A study found that high-quality protein is essential for immune function. Deficiency of protein can adversely affect our body’s ability to make antibodies. Add complete proteins such as organic meats, eggs, and cheese to your diet. You can also add plant foods high in protein – such as lentils, beans, chickpeas, almonds, and peanuts to your diet.

3) Not creating a sleep routine:  Ayurveda suggests arising before sunrise and going to sleep before 10 pm. Before going to bed, avoid arguments and exercise as these activities stimulate the nervous system. You can also drink a cup of bedtime tea made with peppermint to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Ensure that your bedroom is quiet, dark, and comfortable. Use an eye mask or earplug to ward off disturbing stimuli. To enjoy adequate sleep ensure you are going to bed at the same time every day.

4) Not getting enough Vitamin D: We are all aware of the benefits of this fat-soluble vitamin for bones. However, there are many studies that suggest Vitamin D’s surprising health benefits other than boosting bone strength –

1. It reduces your risk of developing flu - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219962

2. It helps you reduce weight:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/calcium-plus-vitamin-d-supplementation-and-fat-mass-loss-in-female-very-lowcalcium-consumers-potential-link-with-a-calciumspecific-appetite-control/623D71E0A965E910C48903089FA7B56C

3. It’s critical to heart health
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2726624/

Include these food items in your diet to ensure that you are getting an adequate amount of vitamin D – cheese, egg yolk, raw milk, and fatty fish.

Are you suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? If yes, then include food rich in Vitamin D in your diet. According to a study, vitamin D deficiency is common in people with RA. You can also explore Orthoherb Tablets at our online Ayurvedic store to get relief from the symptoms. http://www.pankajakasthuri.in/orthoherb

5) Not managing stress: Excessive stress exposes our bodies to excess cortisol and adrenaline hormones which can lead to fatigue, depression, increased blood pressure, digestive problems, and sleep problems. Activities such as yoga, pilates, and meditation can teach you how to regulate the stress- promoting thoughts. Socialising, laughing, nurturing hobbies, listening to music, watching TV shows you enjoy, going for a walk – all these activities can help us curb negative emotions. The key is learning to celebrate the small things in life every day. Also, keeping a gratitude diary can be a great way to keep your spirits high.

6) Missing out on Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Omega-3 and Omega -6 are essential fatty acids because we can’t make them in the body. The best way to get them is through food items such as eggs, salmon, mackerel, and sardines. EFAs can help with numerous health conditions such as type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart diseases, and depression.

7) Not focussing on holistic wellness:  The key to good health lies in a holistic approach. Ayurveda, the holistic age-old medicinal practice, believes that nature is our greatest healer and one can achieve good health by aligning with life’s natural cycles and rhythms.

At Pankajakasthuri, our medicines are prepared as per Ayurvedic principles. To explore our Ayurvedic medicines online, visit http://www.pankajakasthuri.in/otc

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