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What is Mediterranean Diet?
A Mediterranean Diet Plan is a buzz word in the world of those people who are desperate to loss those additional pounds immediately. Being confronted with this at my last Yoga workout, I was destined to know what exactly a Mediterranean diet plan is and how it is beneficial in weight reduction and here is an explanation to this.
What is Included in the Mediterranean Diet Plan?
A Mediterranean diet is a form of diet that was traditionally used in Spain, Italy, Greece and Morocco. So what is the Mediterranean diet? This diet plan revolves around consuming abundant quantity of plant foods, fresh fruits as deserts, olive oil and dairy products like yogurt and cheese for fat, fish and poultry for protein, no eggs or else 3-4 eggs a week, no or low red meat and wine.
The diet plan focuses on a high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetables, a moderate consumption of dairy products and white meat, very low consumption of red meat with moderate wine consumption. This form of diet is considered healthy as high level of olive oil has low saturated fats and high mono-unsaturated fats and dietary fibers that help in reducing weight. It has high salt content as plant based foods are rich in natural salt.
Eating 5-6 small portions with different food combinations given in the Mediterranean diet chart along with a daily exercise routine can bring major changes in the body shapes. You can follow any diet plan that you like for reducing weight but it's strongly recommended to consult your dietician and physician before starting any plan in order to ensure that you will have no harmful or adverse effects of it.
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What are Neurological Disorders?
Neurological disorders can mainly be referred to as the diseases of the spinal cord, the brain and the media that is nerves which interconnect them. The neurological system is the most vital component of health and fitness of the human beings, as when the neurological system of the body malfunctions, whole body is rendered ineffective. It is estimated that the diseases pertaining to the neurological system are around more than 600, the most common of which are epilepsy, strokes, Parkinson's disease and brain tumors and the less common but dominant neurological diseases are frontotemporal dementia.
Neurological Disorders Conditions
It is a common notion that neurological disorder is related to mind, but actually but the neurological disorders envisages the perils more than the mind, as already described. Hence the body's nervous system doesn't work properly the neurological disorders start affecting the body. the conditions pertaining to the neurological disorders can be categorized basing upon the three major element of the neurological system and the affected areas ,such as Frontal lobe damage, Parietal lobe damage, Temporal lobe and Occipital lobe damage, and eventually the brain damage and therefore the resultant brain dysfunction disorders are as follows
- Memory Loss is known as Amnesia
- Identification capabilities disorder is known as Agnosia
- Identification of patterns and movement disorder is known as Apraxia
- Language and speech disorders are known as Aphasia and Dysarthria
- Spinal Cord disorders include peripheral nervous system disorders, Carnial nerve disorders, automatic nervous system disorders, sleep disorders, lower back and neck pain, Alzheimer disease, dizziness and coma
Neurological Disorder Remedies
The neurological disorder remedies comprise heavy medical treatments, which should be get done under the extreme guidance of the expert medical authorities. Self medication should be highly discouraged and is not advised at all, as it may worsen the condition. However a few remedies are as follows
- Gamma Knife: It's the name of a machine which is used to transmit focused and very heavy doses of radiations to the target area without disturbing the surrounding tissues and nerves.
- Cyber Knife: the most sophisticated kind of radio surgery, where a robotic arm is used for sending heavy doses of radiations to the affected area which is a painless remedy for neurological disorders.
- Stem cell therapy, deep brain stimulation and brain mapping are other forms of Neurological disorders remedies.
The neurological disorders are very serious health issues. A back pain, headache or even pain in the neck should not be ignored. These might appear to be temporary ailment signs but one never knows that these minor symptoms may lead to grave dysfunctions of the body and nervous system in the entirety.
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Health Benefits of Cinnamon for Weight Loss
The 3rd world countries are known to the world today as those countries which have a poor standard of living, poor education, high rates of unemployment and several such problems however, in spite of being rich in the above stated problems these countries specially India and Pakistan are rich in herbs and spices that are not only taste producing cooking ingredients but a vital food for healthy living. Cinnamon is just one such example. This article focuses on the health benefits of cinnamon in relation to weight loss.
People spend a huge amount of money on weight reducing pills, machines, medicines to get into that the perfect body shape. Once this shape is attained many people stop taking those so called weight reducing pills start turning back to the nightmare hippopotamus structure. So here is a solution to your weight reducing problem - use cinnamon.
Cinnamon is a spice that is obtained from the inner bark of a tree called cinnamon that is found in South East Asian Countries of India and Pakistan. It is a spice with several life saving and weight reducing benefits like:
- It reduces blood sugar levels substantially. People using it in tea or curries regularly found their sugar levels reduced to a great extent.
- It also reduces the LDL (bad) cholesterol for the body without changing or harming the good cholesterol in the body.
- It helps in keeping the insulin level improved. Insulin controls the blood sugar level in the body so if one eats lots of sugary things then more insulin is produced by the body to control it and at a certain level the body gets used to the level of insulin produced and its control over the blood sugar level weakens so the blood sugar level raises and a person gets diabetic and having cinnamon helps the insulin control become stronger.
Weight most commonly increases by consuming lots of junk food or sugar products, as eating more carbohydrates than required increases the blood sugar level and cholesterol in the body which makes us fat. If we use cinnamon regularly it will not let the blood sugar level or cholesterol get out of its boundaries and will help in stopping weight gain, in fact it will reduce weight. Also it is said that cinnamon is thermogenic in nature and helps the body burn more calories than usual which will also aid in reducing weight.
The ideal way to use cinnamon is to put it in curries, tea, salads, breads and pies. Start using cinnamon and get that dream body shape back.
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The Relationship between Yoga and Pilates
Looking for information on what's the difference between Yoga vs Pilates? Well, generally both yoga and Pilates look alike as they both work towards strengthening the body and the mind. However, a narrow down analysis of both the exercises shows the real difference.
The first difference is of age. Yoga has a very ancient history being attached to it. It has been part of the Indian Sanskrit since centuries. The word Yoga means union and so all the poses of yoga work for creating a union between the mind, body and spirit. Alternatively, Pilates is as old as World War 1. This form of exercise was developed in World War 1 to help the paralyzed soldiers workout their bodies. It won't be wrong to say that Pilates has been developed on the ancient principles of Yoga as it too works on the mind body connections.
Another important difference is equipment. Yoga does not involve equipment as such but in Pilates weights and exercise machines can also be used. Then Yoga has over two hundred different postures that can be used to bring mind, body and spirit aligned. Yoga is based on breathing, meditation and physical exercises so that the flow of energy in the body can be controlled at one level. These exercises are focused at providing inner peace to the person's mind and body.
On the other hand, Pilates are focused to strengthening the abdominal muscles, improving posture problems and strengthen the spine. This
Which One You Should Do?
Conclusively, both these forms of exercises are different for one another but no one can be said to dominate the other as one looks after
the inner self and the other looks after the external well being. I recommend using both together to ensure that the body and mind are being treated well on the inside as well as the outside. The final conclusion remains on you as you can judge the best workout for yourself.
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