Although protein intake is important, the wrong amount of it might cause serious health issues. Less protein content weakens the muscles, whereas high protein content causes weight gain. Know the right amount required and regulate your diet accordingly. Always prefer natural sources of protein (vegan or otherwise) in your diet over supplements.
To follow the gastritis diet, avoid obvious triggers like spicy or acidic foods, soda, alcohol, and caffeinated beverages that can further aggravate an already inflamed stomach lining. Instead, consume foods that are antibacterial like green tea, broccoli sprouts, and garlic. Equally beneficial are anti-inflammatory foods such as celery, berries, apples, tomatoes, and dark leafy greens.
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[.....]
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.
Vitamin B12 is found naturally only in foods of animal origin – shellfish like oysters and clams; fish like mackerel, herring, and tuna; red meat; beef, pork, and chicken liver; and goose, duck, and chicken eggs. Vegetarians can have silken tofu, Swiss cheese, milk, and yogurt, while vegans can have fortified bran flakes. Have at least 6 mcg B12 a day.
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.
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