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Green tea is acknowledged as the most holistic and superlative beverage now a days. Its appealing flavor, aroma and hue of spring is not only captivating but also gives enchanting bunch of beneficial phytonutrients  and least content of caffeine as compared with other teas. It is the extensively least processed tea and provides more antioxidants polyphenols. Owing to its intricate polyphenol properties it is widely used to treat countless diseases varying from simple viral infection to chronic disorders, like cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.

Green tea protects the heart due to its antioxidant properties from developing coronary artery disease. Catechins are appreciably used to put down the enzymes which are accountable to develop free radicals in endothelial lining of artery, a thick lining where plaques can be easily accumulated. It also capably lowers the incidence of atherosclerosis by decreasing the amount of LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and fibrinogen and increases the ratio of HDL cholesterol. Moreover, another important component EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is extremely defensive against developing ischemia and brain injury after stroke.

Green tea is also very valuable in the prevention from almost all forms of cancers, and its anticancer effect is due to the existence of phytoneutrients particularly catechins, which increase the production of detoxifying enzymes, and develops the potential to detoxify carcinogens.

Grean tea is excellent in helping the treament of type-2 diabetes. It also protects kidneys to develop stones, by minimizing the production of free radicals that are highly toxic for kidneys. Moreover, it is especially supportive in the reinforcement of bones strength and teeth, by defending it from osteoblasts, and hinders the production of osteoclasts.

Moreover, green tea encompasses three major components catechins, caffeine, and theanine that provide aid in losing fat particularly from abdominal cavity, viscera and internal organs. These components reduce the synthesis of triglycerides and fatty acids. Consequently, fat could not deposit in the form of adipose in the body.  It is also very effective in controlling symptoms of cold and flu and useful in genital warts.

In addition, green tea is very favorable in the cognitive development and is very helpful in Parkinson’s disease. It reduces severity of headache and increases the memory.

A word of caution; in spite of its useful results it also has some shortcomings. It may cause some possible interaction with adenosine, benzodiazepines, blood thinning medicines and chemotherapy medicines. Moreover, taking excessive mounts of caffeine specifically from green tea for a long period may cause irritability, insomnia, palpitation and dizziness.

For the most part however, it performs in a brilliant way for boosting our health and fitness.

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Fasting is a very familiar practice for all of us generally. But sometimes it varies from the perspective of its main objective as some people fast due to religious purposes, some due to diet or attaining spiritual peace. It also differs from religion to religion like Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism. Its duration and phases fluctuates too. But the common point is that offers a lot of health benefits.

To begin with, it brings harmony, inner peace, and raises our awareness and these characteristics play a major function in stabilizing our mental health and fitness. It provides us with the opportunity to come up for air from our every day lifestyle and confers a possibility for our body to take a pause and gives break to its different organs. Fasting helps out for the accomplishment of abdominal fitness. As it purifies our body from the excessive and contaminated stuff, relaxes digestive tract, filters our intestines, and lightens the stomach by clearing fats. Additionally, it removes toxins from our body and consequently results as detoxification. During fasting as our body is not allowed for the intake of food so it utilizes the fats reserved in our body. These fats are initially the extra carbohydrates and glucose not consumed by human body and then transferred into fats. So for the period of fasting when we draw on these fats for obtaining get-up-and-go ability, chemicals are released from the fatty acids within the internal mechanism. Subsequently, those chemicals are wiped out through different organs and end result is purification of our entire body.

It also possesses anti-cancer perspective as recent research supports this fact that fasting makes the cancer treatment more bearable. The healing tendency is increased and victims put up with chemotherapies in a healthier way. Moreover in the absence of intake of food our body does not give any chance to tumor growth. Fasting also enhances immune system, because, during fast when one is not ingesting food then energy turns away on the way to immune system and metabolism instead of digestive system. It leads to improved protein development and growth hormones. It is also discovered that an anti-aging hormone production is also observed during the period of fasting. Fasting results in the immunoglobulin intensification that leads to the strengthening of immune system.

Fasting covers very promising ways in order to get rid of drugs like heroine, alcohol, nicotine etc. furthermore, it enhances sensory awareness, normalizes blood pressure, re-establishes cell oxygenation, develops insulin sensitivity, and stabilizes nervous system. So we can analyze that it offers huge benefits, this verity is very clearly stated in a Hadith “Fast and be healthy.” (Ibn As-Sunni and Abu Nu΄aym, and As-Suyuti graded it as Hasan.)

But one has to keep in mind that fast does not mean cutting our diet to an extreme. In the same way while breaking our fast, avoid from overeating and initially prefer fruit and vegetables. Certain limitations are there, when one is suffering from severe disease or his/her health conditions are not very compatible then he/she can skip it as clearly stated in the Holy Quran “(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will, it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.” (2:184). So fasting really helps us in bringing serenity to our lives and accomplishing peaceful health.

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Claudication, derived from the latin verb claudicare, meaning “to limp”. It refers to the severe pain in legs, specifically experienced during exercise or walking. This pain is typically felt in the calf muscles, caused by the inadequate supply of blood in legs due to the hardening of arteries. Its occurrence can be ascribed due to the arterial spasm, atherosclerosis, or any blockage of artery.

Initially the pain is not very severe and a person is able to walk with it. But, as the disease becomes more severe this state will become brutal and intolerable, so the sufferer is not able to walk. Walking with flat shoes or bare foot makes it more noticeable and obvious. Because the symptoms are intermittent so they can be resolved easily by taking some rest. The signs of claudication can be imitated with other conditions like arthritis and neuropathy.

This malady can be alleviated by avoiding smoking completely if a person is chain smoker, because tobacco is harmful in various contexts. Firstly, the hardening of arteries becomes more rapid, and secondly it forms clumps in small collateral vessels which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to the muscles.
It can also be treated through cutting down cholesterol level in our diet, because it leads to put on weight more speedily. Added weight will cause difficulty for the leg muscles in carrying more blood for fulfilling the required demand. It can be controlled through taking low fat diet or cholesterol lowering drugs.

Exercise is also a good regimen in order to avoid intermittent claudication because regular exercise raises the walking intervals. When one feels that the pain has enhanced and becomes critical, then take a break until the pain ceases, and when feels relaxed then he/she can start walking again.

High blood pressure can also lead to this disorder because it deteriorates the arteries more swiftly. It can be lessened through taking low sodium diet. Wearing flat shoes can also become a source of this trouble because all the pressure exerts on it. Slightly raised heel can take some pressure off from the calf muscles and can assuage the person.

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