Being told your body reacts badly to dairy and lactose can be a real downer if you love your curd and milkshakes. The persistent cramps and unpleasant bloating and gas aren’t just awkward, they can also put the brakes on your everyday activities. But lactose intolerance doesn’t have to rule[.....]
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria which can help ease constipation. Certain probiotic bacteria have been found to increase the frequency of bowel movements, reduce the time it takes for food to pass through your digestive system, and soften stools. They may also ease stool expulsion and help with symptoms linked to constipation such as bloating, anal pain, and sensation of not emptying your bowels completely.
Vaginal atrophy is dryness, inflammation, and thinning of the vaginal walls which accompanies a drop in estrogen levels, usually at the time of menopause. It is usually treated with estrogen which can cause serious side effects like increased risk of cancer, strokes, and heart attacks. Natural alternatives include supplements of sea buckthorn oil, probiotics vitamin E and D, black cohosh, and St, John's wort.
Dairy products such as yogurt are said to cause constipation. Research and recent studies have shown that yogurt and other dairy products can actually relieve constipation. In fact, probiotic yogurt can significant reduce defecation frequency, defecation pain, and abdominal pain. Though dairy products are low on fiber, they do not cause constipation. Constipation can occur due to various other reasons.
Yeast, that incidental ingredient used in your baking or winemaking, has health benefits that will surprise you! Make the most of its probiotic and antioxidant properties and rich nutrient content to protect yourself from heart disease, tummy bugs, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer and even to improve insulin sensitivity.
Though babies can start eating solid foods in 4–6 months, don't stop feeding them breast milk (or formula) till they turn 1. Start with pureed rice, oatmeal, potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, apples, pears, bananas, meat, fish, or tofu in tiny quantities. Proceed to mashed and soft foods when the baby turns 6 months, and after they turn 8 months, give them 3 meals a day, with carbs, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Keep an eye on the change in their stools and any sign of allergies.
Tea has been a part of our culture for thousands of years. When you wake up to a cup of tea, you know that it boosts your mood. But, do you know other amazing things it can do for your overall health? All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves[.....]
A fermented food rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins including certain B vitamins, yogurt is very beneficial to the overall health. Daily consumption of yogurt is good to maintain optimum gut health, even for the lactose intolerant. Low-fat yogurt aids weight loss by keeping you fuller for longer. Yogurt is known to fight vaginitis and keep the skin and hair smooth and healthy. It also helps in preventing colorectal cancer and keeping heart diseases at bay.
Proper hydration begins with balancing the water and oil within your skin. When treating dehydrated skin, start with upping your water intake. Just getting enough water daily can reduce dark circles, soften the skin texture, help reduce acne, and so much more. Here are some of the home tips on how to get some[.....]
Kombucha is believed to have miraculous healing properties. It's traditionally a home-brewed tea, but commercial productions are increasingly popular today. It can help improve disorders such as gastric ulceration, UTIs, cancer, heart and liver disease. However, research recommends caution in consuming kombucha as occasional side effects have been reported.
For a quick fix, try sucking on an ice cube or licking a popsicle. A mouth rinse with ice cold water or simply eating a spoonful of yogurt or honey may help too. To help the pain subside, sprinkle a pinch of sugar onto the burnt area and let it dissolve or apply a little aloe vera gel straight from the plant. Be sure to avoid any acidic or salty foods that can irritate a burn further.
Considered a superfood, probiotics are food products fermented by lactic acid bacteria. They play a major role in modulating the gut flora, thereby managing many gut disorders. Yogurt, buttermilk, tempeh, miso, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and cheese are some probiotics that provide various health benefits. It's easy to make them at home.
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.
Antioxidant-rich amla prevents graying by fighting free radicals and cooling the pitta dosha. It nourishes hair follicles and increases blood supply to the scalp. Being anti-microbial, it also inhibits dandruff. Apply a paste of 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp gooseberry powder, 1 tbsp fenugreek powder, and 1 tbsp curry leaves paste on damp hair. Rinse after 20 min to get lustrous, durable tresses.
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