Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols (FODMAPs) are short-chain carbs that, if poorly digested, ferment in the bowel to cause symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A low FODMAP diet, strictly designed under the supervision of a dietitian, may help you identify the intolerant FODMAP foods, thus easing digestive stress.
Butter coffee or bulletproof coffee, as some call it, is a creamy oil-laden version of your regular cuppa. It is also one that’s been in the spotlight for some fairly big claims, including of improved metabolism, weight loss, in spite of the high amount of saturated fat it packs in. To avoid it being harmful - do not have the drink in lieu of a healthy meal, use only grass-fed butter.
Muscular dystrophy includes over 30 muscle-wasting disorders of the skeletal muscles, the heart, and the endocrine system. A faulty gene produces little or no dystrophin, a protein that maintains muscle strength and tone, leading to muscle weakness that worsens over time. Symptoms include abnormal gait, deformed spine and joints, and breathing problems. Patients find it tough to perform daily tasks, and in severe cases, die in their 20s.
The entrance to your stomach is usually closed by a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES opens when you eat food and closes immediately after. If your stomach produces too much of acid, the acid can back up through the valve and into your esophagus. You can[.....]
If you've bronchitis, you're probably coughing up a storm. All natural remedies that can help thin the phlegm in your chest and get it moving include inhaling steam with a few drops of eucalyptus oil added to the water, drinking copious amounts of water, and having warm soups, spicy foods. If your throat hurts, try warm honey-lemon water or gargling with salt water.
When it comes to healthy eating, cheese has a pretty bad reputation. It makes people think about pizza and mozzarella sticks. But did you know that cheese is high in protein? It’s also rich in calcium, a mineral that many people don’t get enough.1 So you might not want to[.....]
Homemade granola bars are great as a sugar-free snack. Mix 1½ cups oats, 1 cup toasted crispy rice cereal, and ½ cup dried raisins or cherries. Liquefy ½ cup brown rice syrup on low heat and add 1 tsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice, and 3 tbsps peanut butter. Pour this on the oats mixture and press it to the base of a greased pan. Bake for 30 mins in an oven preheated to 325 F. Slice out granola bars.
Sugar has no nutritional value other than adding calories to your diet. But, surprisingly obesity is not the 'only' reason why you need to eliminate sugar from your diet. Empty sugar calories can also increase your risk of having renal disease, diabetes, and even colon cancer. To top it off, opting for a sugar detox may help you live a much healthier, disease-free life!
A pineapple detox is not all it is cut out to be. As part of a balanced food plan, these tropical fruits are a good digestive aid and can help burn fat. But on the flip side, they are high in sugar, may cause acidity, can stoke your appetite, and also lack vital nutrients like protein, iron, and zinc. Thus, a pineapple-only diet may actually do you more harm than good!
A small banana (less than 6 inches) has 72 calories; a medium (7–8 inches) banana has 105 calories; and an extra-large (more than 9 inches) banana has 135 calories. Banana products like breads, chips, or muffins are, however, richer in calories and have low nutritional value. You can make them at home with healthy substitutes for sugar and flour. If you are diabetic or have kidney disease, go easy on ripe bananas and banana products.
A low-carb, high-fat diet takes your body to a state of ketosis, when it burns fat for energy. Result is you lose weight fast, but mostly by dehydration. As this diet robs you of several vital nutrients, you suffer from constipation, headache, bone erosion, leg cramps, and even disrupted menses. Kidney stones may also be formed due to a rising acidity of the blood.
Green poop is a common stool color change that could either be because you had leafy greens for dinner or are on vitamin or iron supplements. Though it is highly unlikely to be a cause for concern, but if the texture is loose, slimy, and smells of rotten egg it could indicate a gastrointestinal infection. Be sure to see a doctor if the condition accompanies fever or vomiting.
Low-carb fruits, with carb content not exceeding 20g/100g, are a good option when you're on a diet, be it for losing weight or to manage diabetes. Best picks in the low-carb fruit list that are rich in fiber too include berries, plums, orange, apple, cherries, kiwi, cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches, clementine, grapefruit, pineapple, nectarines, and avocado.
Puberty is a life-changing time for a teenage girl. Unsurprisingly, research indicates that nutrition significantly impacts the most important aspects of puberty. Periods, bone growth, weight – you name it. If you're the parent or guardian to a teenage girl and you're struggling to understand these changes, focus on food. It will make all the difference. By placing nutrition on a pedestal, you will help your girl prepare for a healthy future.
You may have been told that fidgeting shows deception or inattention, but know that fidgeting for 2.5 hours could help you lose 200 cal/day. Every time you get up to shake your legs, you add years to your life by lowering the risk for diabetes and heart diseases. A fidgety leg also makes blood flow smoothly and prevents blood clots. And odd though it sounds, it can even promote alertness in kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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