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!
Depending on its size, each banana has 72–135 Cal and a substantial amount of fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6 and C. Unripe banana is richer in fiber and is great for digestion, blood pressure, and glucose regulation. Instead of buying calorie-rich banana bread, muffins, and pudding and make them at home with healthy subs for sugar and flour. If you are diabetic or a kidney patient, however, 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.
For many, milk is a standard part of the daily diet. But if you're trying to lose weight and get fit, the concept of low-fat milk may pose a tricky question. After all, saying no to fatty foods is usually on the list of dos and don'ts. Is it truly the best choice, though? Before you make the switch, take a moment to dig deeper into this seemingly "healthy" beverage.
We all have traveled in that boat; the one that requires you to lose weight just weeks before a wedding or get together or class reunion, or even for the heck of getting healthier. The pressure to look your best has you looking around for miracle diets, pills, or equipment[.....]
Cooking method changes the calorie value in eggs. The 72 cals in a raw egg rises to 94 in an omelet, 91 when scrambled, and 90 when fried. If you're watching your calories, your best bet is a hard-boiled egg, which stays low at 78 cals, or a veggie-stuffed omelet. Have a whole egg to reap all its benefits unless you have a medical condition like diabetes or high cholesterol. If you do have these, avoid the yolk.
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