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You might be thinking that eating fermented foods is the new fad in town. But it is neither a fad nor new. People have...
Your body's ability digest food and successfully extract the maximum amount of nutrients is in many ways more important than the type of food you eat....
Cabbage may seem like a boring vegetable but it has many health benefits. It may help reduce inflammation that causes serious health conditions like heart diseases. The presence of sulforaphane may help fight certain types of cancer. Antioxidants like vitamin C helps boost the immune system while its fiber content improves digestion. Its low-calorie value aids weight loss.
Looking for a superfood that scores high in nutritional value and is light on your gut? Look no further than savoy cabbage. Grown mainly in winters, this curly, loose-layered vegetable is free of fats, cholesterol, and rich in a number of important vitamins and nutrients. Savoy cabbage is an extremely beneficial addition to your diet as it boosts your heart and brain health, reduces muscle soreness, protects the skin, detoxes the body, and improves overall immunity.
Everyone loves to indulge themselves with mashed potatoes, cream, some pasta, or roasted red meat. But, such cravings for starchy carbs can cost you as these foods are high in calories and low in fiber content. Carbohydrates are a healthy option when consumed moderately. However, swapping starchy carbs for some fresh vegetables can balance your diet and aid your weight-loss efforts. Be creative with your veggies dishes by adding a variety of other ingredients.
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To protect yourself from the flu, focus on the gut. Clostridium orbiscindens – a good bacterium – breaks down flavonoids creating metabolites that enhance antiviral ability, so eat a flavonoid-rich diet. Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit and berries like blackberries and elderberries are top choices. Dark chocolate, red cabbage, and chickpeas are also high in flavonoids. Black or green tea will also help, even if you already have the flu.
We may have heard of the nutritional benefits of our everyday fruits and veggies countless times. But there are several nutritious foods that we...
Probiotic products have seen a huge increase in usage in the past decade alone. Popularly called as the 'good bacteria,' the benefits of including probiotics especially for gut health has been scientifically proven through many studies. However, what most people do not know is that probiotics can be had naturally through our daily foods and not just as an off-the-shelf product. Foods like yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate, kimchi, and a variety of Japanese foods fall under this category.
Eating half a grapefruit before a meal will increase satiety. Beans have both protein and fiber, so they’re a smart choice. Both spicy and sweet peppers have compounds that burn fat through thermogenesis. Love sweets? Eat antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, which is linked to lower BMI. Kimchi, a fermented food, will restore bacterial balance and prevent weight gain. Oatmeal is also rich in fiber, especially when topped with fruits.
Natural remedies and alternative medicine find great use for a variety of ailments. Acne can be treated quite effectively using turmeric root, cuts and wounds with honey and cinnamon, internal bleeding with cabbage juice, and burns with aloe vera gel or honey. Both boils and bad breath are addressed using betel leaves in different ways. Everyday rashes can be reduced with cilantro paste and ginger and honey work on respiratory issues.
Not all of us have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Most of us store them for quite some time and then use them. It would be easier if we know which of them stay longer and which rot quickly, and the ideal conditions to store them. This will help us prevent food wastage to a great extent. Root vegetables do well when their green stems are cut off. Leafy greens need aeration even in a refrigerator. When it comes to apples, the smaller they are, the longer they last.
With so many health trends, it’s easy to forget about other foods. Watercress is a leafy green with vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Sesame seeds don’t seem like much, but they offer minerals like calcium. To naturally sweeten foods, use fiber-rich dates. Animal liver isn’t very popular in America, but it’s rich in vitamin A. "Real" parmesan can be healthy in moderation, while kimchi is packed with probiotics. Onions seem ordinary, but they prevent and treat heart disease.
The cabbage soup diet is based on the principle of calorie restriction. When you train your body to consume fewer calories a lot of consequences happen. Restricted calorie intake slows down your metabolic rate. This means you are more likely to gain the weight you lost once you quit the diet. Moreover, cabbage soup is not a balanced diet and can even lead to problems with digestion with long-term consumption.
If you’ve had a mushy carrot or boiled cabbage experience in the past, then you know how important timing is. Just a few minutes...
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