Saturday, July 26, 2008

How to manage Cold?

As such there is no cure for a cold but it can be managed with some simple self care.
First of all it is important to know that your own immune system is your best defence against cold viruses. You can also treat the symptoms to help make you feel better, but you will still have the cold.
Some self care tips:
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of fluid each day( preferably water ) as this will help to keep the mucous loose and more liquid
  • Breathe in steam
  • Stop smoking
  • Wash your hands in warm water

How to have healthy heart?

For a healthy heart eat at least a couple of meals of fish each week. The omega-3 fats in fatty fish such as salmon and tuna reduce blood pressure, triglycerides and fatty build-up in the arteries and the risk of irregular heart beat, clots and sudden death.
Omega-3 fatty acid makes blood platelet less sticky, helps protects the lining of arteries and thus reduces the risk of heart attack.
Omega-6 fatty acid also lowers the risk of heart disease. The good sources of omega-6 are vegetable oils such as safflower, soyabean, sunflower and corn oil.