Many people battle with bad breath on a daily basis. While gum and breath mints offer a temporary solution, there are some foods and drinks you can consume that will fight off odor-causing bacteria and sulfur compounds. By munching on high fiber foods like apples and opting for healthier drinks like green tea or black coffee, you can keep your breath smelling delightfully fresh throughout the day!
Almonds are nutrient-dense food recommended for heart health, pregnancy, and even your brain. Enjoy a few to get antioxidants and healthy fats into your system along with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Research has shown that they can help with blood pressure, cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, cholesterol problems, and even digestive health.
For easy ways to feel happy, head outside and exercise. You’ll help your body make more vitamin D, a nutrient that’s linked to happiness. Even your brain will produce endorphins, the “feel good” brain chemical. Do yoga to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. There’s also nothing better than calling a loved one for a good laugh. Take time to journal, do hobbies, and take relaxing baths. You can also eat almonds and saffron to boost your mood from the inside.
If you eat more than a handful of almonds every day, it could lead to some serious side effects. Your blood clotting mechanism could get impaired and you could be at an increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke. Excess almond consumption could also cause weight gain, constipation, and even kidney stones. Vitamin E toxicity is also a possibility.
Due to the presence of proteins, calcium, minerals, and vitamins almond milk has gained a lot of importance since ages. It is prepared by finely blending almonds in water to get a nutty and creamy beverage. It is mostly preferred by people who have lactose intolerance or are allergic to[.....]
Ayurveda and Chinese medicine suggest soaking almonds overnight and eating the peeled nuts the next morning. Phytic acid in almond skin inhibits the absorption of essential minerals like iron, calcium, and zinc into the body and hinders the proper functioning of digestive enzymes. Almond skin also has tannin, which decreases the reuse of absorbed nutrients. As both these chemicals dissolve in water, soak almonds overnight for better nutrition.
Almonds are a rich source of folic acid, which helps the brain and neurological development of the fetus, and vitamin E that protects the baby from future risk of asthma. They are a healthy source of dietary fat, carbs and helps knock off excess pregnancy pounds because of its high satiety index. Equally beneficial are almond milk and almond butter.
Add avocados and almonds to your diet for the healthy monounsaturated fats. For healthy proteins, eat eggs and quinoa. Get your antioxidants from green tea, blueberries, apples, spinach, and colorful bell peppers. Yogurt gives the probiotic punch to keep your gut bacteria healthy and your immune system strong. All these foods also contain essential minerals.
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