Thursday, February 19, 2015

Improve Your Health by Discarding Things

You have often been asked to buy things to improve your health. But there is another way, an easier and more effective way, which involves not buying things but discarding things. The list of things you need to discard has several items apart from junk food.

Food Storage Containers:
Let us start with the obvious. The first things you have to throw out are containers made of rigid plastic. These usually bear the stamp '7' or 'PC' (Polycarbonate). These may contain BPA (Bisphenol A) which will have harmful effects on the brain and prostate glands of fetuses, infants and children. The newly made PC containers will be free of BPA, in keeping with the Government regulations, but the older ones may still have this substance.

Air Fresheners:
You may think that use of air fresheners has become an essential part of modern living. But the fact remains that some air fresheners contain sulphates, which some manufacturers use for the ability of these chemicals to make the fragrance remain longer. Unfortunately, these sulphates can affect the reproductive organs of your body. It is a myth that you can't do with air fresheners. Air fresheners only help suppress the bad odor resulting from some cause. It will be healthier and wiser to detect and eliminate the cause of the odor rather than to mask the bad odor with an artificial fragrance.

Antibacterial Soaps:

If your objective is to kill bacteria, a normal soap can do the job as effectively as the antibacterial soap will. Antibacterial soaps contain a substance called Trichinosis. This chemical has been found to have a deleterious effect on animals by affecting their hormone regulation. It can make the human body resistant to antibiotics.

Simple, But Savvy Moves for Heart Health

This month it's all about hearts, love and adding a little TLC to your everyday life. February is American Heart Month. The month is dedicated to driving awareness around heart disease, or cardiovascular disease. These are the leading causes of many health-related issues that can not only affect your ability to work, but impact your overall quality of life.

It's important to know that some of the at-risk factors to heart health issues include poor diet, being overweight and lack of physical activity. To ensure that you're on the right track to improve or maintain a healthier heart show yourself a little love by following some of these recommended adjustments for improving your diet by managing your portions and staying active:

Improve Your Diet

• Start the day with a low fat breakfast. Try these simple ideas:

- In electric blender process ¼ to ½ cup vitamin-water zero, 1 6-oz. carton Greek Style yogurt, and ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit to make a fruit smoothie.

- Spread toasted multiprogramming waffle with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.

- Top oatmeal with chopped apple, raisins or 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts.

• Eat every three to four hours or five to six times a day; this prevents you from becoming too hungry.

• Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water - eight to ten glasses a day will keep you hydrated. If you are looking for hydrating options in addition to water, try flavored varieties such as vitamin water zero or sparkling water. Most importantly remember that all beverages hydrate. Thirst is an indicator of dehydration and sometimes thirst is confused with hunger.

• Include more fiber in your diet such as whole grain breads and cereals, beans, legumes and nuts. Higher fiber will aid in helping you feel full.

• Include more vegetables and fruits-these too will help fill you up and not out.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Unique Properties of Liquid Filled Capsules

Over the past few years, the pharmaceutical industry around the world has unanimously accepted the technology of manufacturing liquid filled capsules. With its growing popularity, the industry experts suggest that it is set to become a mainstream alternative for the conventional powder filled capsules. Today, there are many pharmaceutical companies that have adopted the technology and also have demonstrated the robustness of the liquid filled capsules. These capsules have some unique proprieties, which are discussed below:


One of the major reasons why these capsules gained popularity is the fact that it is manufactured in a way that it negates the problems of the conventional capsules associated with the water content in the filling. In the normal gel capsule that contain water content tend to become brittle and susceptible to breakage or leakage when it is stored at a place where the moisture level is below the required limit. The traditional capsules also tend to leak if the formulation mixture filled in it is hygroscopic. The pharmaceutical companies nowadays use proselytism for making the outer shells of the capsules that does not act as plasticizers and prevent it from becoming brittle.