Drinking 10 to 12 cups of fluids each day increases urination and flushes out kidney stones. You can also add ½ cup lemon to 8 cups water for citrates, which stop stone formation. Eating less salt helps kidneys excrete less calcium into the urine. For antioxidants that prevent stone growth, drink green tea. Dandelion leaves and goldenrod increase urination, while the citrates in lemons and oranges stop the stones from clumping together.
Healthy snacks can serve the dual purpose of keeping you going between meals and giving you the feeling you’ve indulged a little without ruining your diet plan. Whether it is a protein-rich split-pea spread on whole grain toast, a tangy soup, a fiber-rich homemade trail mix, a nutrient and antioxidant packed sweet treat of grilled fruit with cinnamon, or a hearty faux Thai noodle salad made from zucchini - snacking on a weight loss plan doesn’t have to be boring!
Much research has shown that just a daily half-glass (8-12 oz) of pomegranate juice could help boost your heart health. The fruit has potent antioxidants that can slow down the rate of atherosclerosis (build-up of fatty substances in the arteries), and lower blood pressure, cholesterol, thus significantly reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Pomegranates pack a punch into their refreshing seeds, juice, and peel. Pomegranates reduce blood pressure, prevent inflammation whether inside arteries or in arthritic joints, ai in digestion, detoxify the liver, prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's, and can even help with erectile dysfunction. And though a sweet fruit, it has benefits for diabetics too. It has also shown promise in prostate and colon cancer.
Thanks to its antioxidants, pomegranates prevent acne, sun damage, and even skin cancer. You may consume the fruit or apply a paste of its arils, seeds, and peel topically to promote a glowing skin, prevent wrinkles, and treat sun damage. The seed oil can even hydrate skin, and pomegranates may even prevent inflammatory skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.
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Blend together a handful of pomegranate seeds and 1/4 cup water. Garnish with a few mint leaves. This cooling smoothie is good for diabetics and people with pitta dosha. Or in a blender, blend together 6 oz pomegranate juice with 1/2 red grapefruit, 1/4 cup kale, chopped, 2 sage leaves, and a cup and a half of yogurt.
While most fruits are forbidden for diabetics because of their sugar, pomegranates are recommended. Their sugars are attached with antioxidants that lower insulin resistance, blood glucose, LDL cholesterol levels, and cell damage by increasing the natural antioxidant levels in the body by 141%. This helps manage type 2 diabetes symptoms like obesity and avert heart disease. Have 1 pomegranate or 1 cup of juice a day.
Simply crush a tsp of coconut or papaya or pomegranate to make an enzyme peel paste. Apply it as a thin mask on face and neck in mild circular motions. Rinse with cold water after 15-25 mins and apply a moisturiser. It cleanses pores, improves skin tone, removes dead cells and promotes skin renewal. It also fights wrinkles, dryness and whiteheads.
Pomegranate Benefits The pomegranate (botanical name Punica granatum), is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub belonging to the family Punicaceae. The name pomegranate derives from Medieval Latin pōmum(apple) and grānātum (seeded). Its jewel-like seeds (arils) have been used for medicinal purposes for millennia. Nearly round, but crowned at the base by the[.....]
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