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If you want to stay young for a long time, then you have to change your routine immediately

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If you want to stay young for a long time, then you have to change your routine immediately.

A research has revealed that if you start exercising four to five times per day, then your heart will remain healthy and the effect of increasing age on you will be delayed.

According to research, different types of arteries have different effects according to the time given to exercise.

Exercising 2-3 days a day for 30 minutes a week may be sufficient to reduce the stiffness of medium-sized arteries. While exercising four to five days per week keeps the central arteries youthful.

Benjamin Levine, one of the authors of this research at the University of Texas, said that this research will keep the heart young and even the young of the aged. Will help develop the exercise program of making.

The arteries that circulate blood in the heart begin to harden with age, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The research team tested 102 people over 60 years of age for research published in the Journal of Physiology.

During this, details of his life-long exercise were taken. Medium-sized arteries were found to be more youthful for people who did normal exercise throughout the life (2-3 times per week). These arteries transmit blood to the brain and neck.

At the same time, exercising 4-5 times per week helps to keep the long central arteries young. These cells carry blood to the chest and abdomen. In addition, it keeps medium-sized arteries healthy.

Researchers point out that larger-sized arteries need to exercise at shorter intervals to reduce the effect of age. Lewin said that research will help to know if exercising the right amount helps the arteries and It may help to rejuvenate the heart.

 

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Why eating onion and garlic is prohibited during Navratri. Read here

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The season of festivals is here and there is a lot of excitement in the air. The first in the line-up of festivals is Navratri . It is celebrated in the holy month of Ashwin, and is also known as Maha Navaratri. Devotees worship the nine forms of Durga also called the Nav Durga during this period with plenty of offerings and bhog and observe special fasts to seek her blessings.

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It is believed that during these 9 days, Goddess Durga descends from the heavens above and takes shelter amongst her devotees to bless them with strength, power and prosperity. During the Navratri fasts, people follow a strict vegetarian diet and refrain from consuming certain foods like cereals, grains, non-vegetarian food, regular salt and alcohol. They prepare their daily meals with vrat ingredients like Singhara atta, buckwheat flour, sabudana,fresh fruits, sendha namak and samak ke chaawal. If you happen to observe these ritualistic fasts, or know someone who is keeping them, you may know of the practice of not including onions and garlic in the special Vrat ka Khana or fasting meal. In fact, people who do not observe these fasts also refrain from consuming onion, garlic, non-vegetarian food and alcohol during the nine days of Navratri

But, do you know why you are told to avoid onion and garlic even though they are categorised as vegetarian foods?

 

According to Hindu and ancient Ayurvedic understanding, foods can be divided into three categories, depending upon their nature and the response they trigger in the body after consumption. These three categories are as follows.

1.Raajasic food

2.Taamasic food

3.Saatvik food

The word Saatvik comes from the word, Sattva – which means the one that is pure, natural, vital, energetic, clean and conscious. Saatvik foods include most of your vrat ingredients like fresh fruits, cooling curd, pure rock salt, seasonal vegetables like pumpkin and lauki and subtle spices like cumin, coriander and black pepper. On the other hand, the words ‘Rajas’ and ‘Tamas’ refer to something that is destructive, resentful, unripe and weak.

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While fasting for Navratri, people opt to go for saatvik food. Besides the religious aspect, there is a scientific reason for this too. Sharad Navratri falls around the months of October-November which usually mark the transition period from autumn to winter. During this time of seasonal change, our immunity tends to decline and therefore, it helps to switch to light saatvik food that does not burden your digestive system. It may also help in keeping away from toxins that may breed in greasy, heavy or unhealthy food, and thus, cleanses your body of all impurities.

Onion and garlic are categorized as Taamasic in nature, and have been linked to invoke carnal energies in the body. Onions are also said to produce heat in the body. Therefore, they are avoided during the Navratri fasts..

Ancient Vedic texts also regard salty, spicy, strong and pungent foods to take away one’s focus from the devotion of the Lord.

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