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Bleeding for seven days every month comes with its share of an ordeal- the blood, cramps, mood swings, days of being bed-ridden and to top it all, bloating; as if cramps were a picnic! Not all but almost 70 percent of women suffer from bloating which piles on to their already escalated concerns about weight gain. All the more problematic when your clothes do not fit you for the seven days you bleed. The question that arises is whether there is any way to combat bloating during the periods. It does have effects on our psychology if you are already reeling with issues regarding your weight. While you may certainly feel bloated from head to toe, the most common areas to swell are the breasts, face, abdomen, legs, ankles, and feet. Causes The main cause is the sharp dip in progesterone right before your period starts. Changes in estrogen levels…

Our heart functions very much like the earth, we tend to forget about its presence until it does something unusual. We are totally ignorant about what our heart is doing, and when it comes to ‘heart rate’ it can be paralleled with the speed of a car. It must not be too slow, or too high; it should be just right. The same is with the heart rate, it must not be erratic, fast or slow; the heart rhythm must be maintained for the good of your health. How Your Heart Rate Affects Your Health? If you are still wondering as to why is maintaining heart rate important, in that case, let us unveil to you the fact that, the heart is central to every action taking place in the body. The function of the heart, that is, cardiac output, is directly proportional to the stroke volume, in simpler language;…

The importance of salt can very well be gauged by the no-taste-effect caused by its lack in the food. The food does not seem complete without the required amount of salt in it. However, it is important to limit the intake of salt as the excess of it can harm your body in a number of ways. Sodium, a mineral that regulates body’s water balance and is responsible for muscle contraction has to be consumed in sufficient amounts for the body to function at its best but overdoing it can give rise to chronic problems like high blood pressure and heart disease. So the question is what is the ideal amount? How Much is Too Much? As per certain researches, the ideal amount of sodium to be consumed is between 2,500 milligrams and 6,000 milligrams. Some experts advise to keep the level till 2,300 milligrams but one must know that…

A balanced diet focuses on providing all the nutrients that your body needs. A balanced diet includes seven essential components: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, water, minerals, and vitamins.   What is a Balanced Diet? A healthy balanced diet gives your body the energy and nutrients it needs to function correctly. You should consume the majority of your daily calories in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, lean proteins to get proper nutrition from your diet. Daily Calorie Recommendations A calorie is the amount of energy stored in a particular food. The body uses calories from food for breathing, thinking, walking, and various other important functions. Few examples of daily calories intake based on the United States Department of Agriculture Guidelines are: children ages 2 to 8 years: 1,000 to 1,400 calories girls ages 9 to 13 years: 1,400 to 1,600 calories boys ages 9 to 13 years: 1,600 to 2,000 calories active…