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 is low in calories. It might prevent blood sugar spikes and, in turn, cravings and overeating. However, cooking oats is vital to release nutrients that can't be absorbed from raw oats and to break down phytic acid that prevents nutrient absorption. Oatmeal milk is also low in fiber and nutrients. Opt for a bowl of oatmeal porridge or a glass of fortified oat milk instead.
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.
They say that we need to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. And in all honesty, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what’s more important is what you have for it. Breakfast is essentially filling your body with[.....]
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.
Soak quinoa for at least 4 hrs. Rinse and drain it. In a pot bring water (1.5 times more than quinoa) to a boil and add the quinoa. Keep water at a boil but do not reduce heat. Stir occasionally. Check to see if there is water at the bottom of the pot. Turn off heat as soon as all water dries up. Cooking takes about 12 mins. Grains should turn translucent and have a little tail.
Polished white rice affects the body’s metabolism, raises blood sugar and serum triglycerides levels, results in metabolic disorders and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Brown Rice has low glycemic index (slower glucose metabolism), decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss and helps in the better dilation of the brachial artery.
1. Milk Milk is incompatible with: bananas, cherries, melons, sour fruit, fish, kitchari, meat, yogurt, and bread containing yeast. 2. Honey Honey is incompatible with: equal ghee by weight (eg. 1 tsp honey with 3 tsp ghee) and boiled or cooked honey. 3. Yogurt Yogurt is incompatible with: fruit, cheese, eggs,[.....]
Reheating kills nutrition in food and alters compounds in food (certain proteins become fat). Repeated reheating assists growth of food poisoning bacteria. Rapidly store leftovers in airtight containers at temp below 0° F. Avoid reheating chicken, mushrooms, rice, beets, celery, potatoes and spinach. Ayurveda suggests eating food fresh and to avoid reheating.
Cut out a piece of fabric using sunglasses as a template. Soak green tea, mint and cucumber in 6 ounces of hot water. Let it cool, soak your eye mask in it and it’s ready to use. You can mix 1 cup of rice, few drops of essential oils and fresh herbs and pop it in a 350 degree F oven for 15 min in a parchment paper. Fill it in the eye mask and use it.
Premenopausal women have ovarian cysts at one or more times in their lives, while up to 14.8% of women have them after menopause. Hormonal imbalance, in particular excess estrogen, is the main factor that contributes to disordered ovulation resulting in the formation of ovarian cysts. Therefore, avoid all soy products and processed foods as soy contains compounds that act very much like estrogen in the body. Flaxseed helps balance the proportion of estrogen to progesterone in your body. Chamomile Tea, Ginger Juice, Uterine Herb Tea have some healing agents.
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