Elderberries are natural remedies that can help boost your antioxidant levels, stimulate the immune system, regulate blood sugar levels. They also work as a natural diuretic and can even help keep blood pressure down. Elderberries may even have the potential to battle cancer. You can eat the ripe berries or have them cooked. Just don't eat them raw, though, as unripe elderberries can be toxic.
Tuberculosis can weaken and even debilitate you. Natural herbal treatments and home remedies can be the perfect gentle way to heal your body and nurse it back to health. From easily available black pepper and garlic to the more exotic Indian gooseberry or drumstick, several remedies can come to your aid. Alongside these, eating right and getting adequate sunshine can be just what the doctor ordered!
Did you know that the foods you eat can help you concentrate and get things done? Caffeine present in coffee, flavonoids in chocolate, and the amino acid L-theanine in tea can sharpen your focus – provided you get these in moderate amounts. Having blueberries or taking flaxseed oil can also be useful. Meanwhile, seafood is rich in iron, which is important not only for improving attention but also memory and learning.
Breakfast can get your day off to a great start provided you eat the right things. Think heart-healthy grapefruit, inflammation-fighting salmon and eggs, fiber-rich whole grain, spices to get your metabolism kick started, or even a savory porridge peppered with delicious golden onion and warming ginger. Pick right and you’ll do your body a world of good!
From your heart and bone health to your skin and hair, what you eat could shave a few years of your age. Juicy pomegranates, delicious blueberries, staple green spinach, fatty fish, and green golden olive oil could hold the key to a more youthful you! Get ample help from garlic, green tea, beans, and water (yes!) as well. The best bit is these are all easily available and can be easily incorporated into a delicious meal plan.
Organic red raspberry leaf tea is a herbal remedy often recommended in the last stages of pregnancy by nurse-midwives in the United States. The nutrients in it could help improve uterine muscle tone and prepare your body for labor, easing the birth of your baby. You may also experience a reduced need for interventions like a vacuum-assisted or forceps delivery, and the artificial rupture of membranes. But you should still be cautious and consult your doctor or midwife before you start using raspberry tea leaf.
Maca: works as an adaptogenic herb which means that it adapts to each body’s circumstances and balances hormones. Red Raspberry Leaf: increases fertility, prevent miscarriage. Vitex: balance the body's hormones by regulating the pituitary. Milk Thistle: liver cleansing herb. Oatstraw: balance the endocrine system or those hormone producing glands.
It is easy to whiten teeth at home with some naturally available substances. Baking soda is one such which is known for its cleansing properties. Diluted hydrogen peroxide, activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar too promise pearly whites. You could try the Ayurvedic method of oil pulling or munch on strawberries or even clean your teeth with banana rind for quick result.
Controlling blood sugar levels through diet is crucial for those with type 2 diabetes. Consume fresh whole fruits and berries as they contain mineral, vitamin, and fiber. Eat fresh organic vegetables that grow above the ground such as cucumber, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, and asparagus. Also cinnamon and low fat-diet are ideal for lowering hemoglobin A1C level.
Inflammation is a protective response of your immune system. Inflammation is linked to many major diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. Making dietary change is a very important in fighting it. Include anti-inflammatory foods such as green leafy vegetable, fatty fish, broccoli, and blueberry in your menu to reduce the risk of inflammation.
For a healthy adult, a 0.5 cup daily serving of blueberries is ideal, but eating more than that is unlikely to have side effects. But if you're fructose intolerant or have had too much fiber, overdosing may cause stomach ache and bloating. Blueberries can trigger allergies in people sensitive to salicylates and can also interact with diabetes and anticlotting medicines.
The debate is still on about whether raw food is better or cooked, but most nutritionists suggest a mix of both. Some foods, when eaten raw, helps preserve their nutrients and also allows your body to absorb them better. While there’s a long list of foods you can cook and eat,[.....]
Hair loss is most commonly seen in male or female pattern baldness which is associated with increased levels of a male hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An extract of saw palmetto berries may block 5α-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT and studies have found that the oral and topical use can address hair loss.
To eat or not to eat – that is the question diabetics ask when it comes to food. Whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables, are considered as the best foods for diabetes. Less of refined carbohydrates, lots of lean protein, and more good fat helps[.....]
Apart from adding color and flavor to your fall-inspired treats, cranberries also proffer up a plethora of health benefits. They not only help guard against UTIs, heart disease, prostate cancer, and flu, but benefits oral health too. You can eat cranberries in their raw state, but if the tangy flavor of fresh berries is not your thing, opt for readily available jams, jellies, or dried cranberries.
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