Barley water has been popular for centuries, with ayurveda recommending it as a drink to aid digestion and purge excess "kapha" responsible for sluggishness in the body. Now, research is tapping the benefits of barley for its fiber content and nutrients that can help fight off UTIs, kidney stones, gall stones, and even help with overall heart health, skin care, and digestion.
Relatively low in calories and high in fiber, barley is a versatile cereal grain that provides both beauty and health benefits. Adding it to your daily diet (atop salads, soups, stews or baked goods) will not only help you keep your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure in check, but might be just the weapon you need in your fight to lose weight and tackle belly fat.
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Bleeding can induce panic – when you don’t have a first aid around. Even if it is a minor cut or scrape, the blood starts clotting quickly. But, sometimes, the bleeding doesn’t stop. In that case, you can look for natural remedies readily available at home that can stop bleeding quickly. Here[.....]
If you are battling constipation, your best bet is to opt for fiber-rich foods and increase your fluid intake. Foods that work as natural laxatives include berries, unpeeled apples or pears, avocado, leafy greens, squash, whole-grain cereals, brown rice, and rye bread. Top it off with resistant starches found in foods like cooked and cooled potatoes or green bananas.
Rice water, the starchy residue obtained after boiling rice in water, is a good source of B complex vitamins and carbs for your little ones. Apart from being a perfect starter to wean your child from breastfeeding, it is also a cheap, readily available remedy to help slash bouts of diarrhea in infants. When used as bath additive, it can even help soothe dry patches of eczema.
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Rice, whether brown, wild, basmati, jasmine, or glutinous, is essentially gluten-free. But always check the label for a gluten count under 20 ppm. Rice flour is safe, but rice noodles or pasta may be contaminated with semolina or durum wheat. Explore other naturally gluten-free but nutritious options like soy, nuts, chia, and quinoa rather than expensive gluten-free ready mixes.
Follow the Mediterranean diet plan that is naturally rich in fiber and low in cholesterol. Cut back on sugar, salt and replace butter with healthy fats such as olive oil. Enjoy artery-friendly foods and herbs like chickpeas, pomegranates, oats, avocado, garlic, saffron, turmeric, calamus. Rev up your metabolism with aerobic exercises and resistance training. Quit smoking!
Oatmeal water keeps you satiated longer, making it a great diet food without compromising on nutrition. All you need is oats, water, cinnamon, and honey.
Eat a banana before and after a run. It's full of carbs, antioxidants, vitamin B6, and potassium. Before and as you run, munch on a whole grain, nutty energy bar or just pop in a handful of potassium- and iron-rich raisins. Mix 2 tbsps cereals with 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 tsp honey before a run. Or eat a whole baked beetroot. Drink enough water, about 5–12 ounces every 15 mins during the run. But don't overhydrate yourself.
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Though white flour is generally considered unhealthy, a 2016 study finds that white flour pasta, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, may not raise your BMI if you eat other healthy foods like veggies and olive oil with it. But as refined white flour lacks nutrients, make it an occasional treat if you are healthy and switch to whole wheat flour if are overweight or diabetic.
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