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Most people usually don’t think much about the source of their food or how it is prepared. This makes you choose the wrong kinds of foods or be misinformed about the foods, both of which affect your health. You may not know why you crave sweets, or how olive oil is adulterated. Knowing your foods better helps you make better food choices and stay healthy.
Berries aren’t just brilliantly colored and mouth-wateringly sweet they bring with them tons of health benefits, many of which we may not be aware...
Not all fruits are created equal. Some have more sugar than the rest. Fruits that are rich in sugar include mangoes, figs, grapes, oranges, and pineapples, with the sugar content ranging from 10 grams per fruit to 23 grams per cup of fruit. Hence, eat these fruits in moderation. Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, watermelon, and kiwi are perfect for your diet with comparatively low sugar content and high levels of beneficial nutrients.
Strawberries can reduce birth defects because of folate and can protect the body from diseases due to its antioxidants. Fiber-rich cherries promote a healthy weight. Lycopene-rich tomatoes can prevent prostate cancer. Raspberries can treat inflammatory diseases due to its antioxidants. Watermelons can keep the skin healthy. Red peppers protect the immune system due to vitamins A and C. Cranberry juice can treat urinary tract infections.
Fruit and vegetables make for healthy combo meals because they are fairly high in water and fiber content, which fill your stomach up and keep you full for longer. As a result, you don’t suffer from as many hunger cravings that make you reach out for empty calories and put on more pounds. If you'd like to fill up your plate with delicious food—without filling out your trousers, make sure to add plenty of avocados, raspberries, artichokes, and broccoli to your next shopping list.
Artificial dyes in foods may pass out in stools, imparting a color. Natural pigments like lycopene in tomatoes and chlorophyll in spinach can color stools as well. Foods with dark hues like licorice can result in black stools. Meat, poultry, fish, and seafood are iron-rich and can also cause black stools. Green, red, and black stools may be caused due to diarrhea or internal bleeding.
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Urinary tract infection affects one in two women and is not very prominent in men. The infection is painful and annoying. Prevention is the best bet. It can be done by keeping the bacteria away from the urethra and bladder by hydrating sufficiently, urinating often, wiping from front to back, including probiotics in diet, and having cranberry juice.
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Apart from adding color and flavor to your fall-inspired treats, cranberries also proffer up a plethora of health benefits. They not only help guard against UTIs, heart disease, prostate cancer, and flu, but benefits oral health too. You can eat cranberries in their raw state, but if the tangy flavor of fresh berries is not your thing, opt for readily available jams, jellies, or dried cranberries.
Antioxidant-rich cranberries are renowned for their effectiveness in treating UTIs and combating inflammatory diseases like cancer, heart disease, and even neurological dysfunctioning. To savor its natural flavors (without added sugars), blend 1 bag cranberries, 1/3c golden raisins, 20oz crushed pineapple packed in 100% juice, in a saucepan over med heat for about 20 mins.
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There are delicious vegan alternatives to cream and egg whites to froth up your cocktails. Agar agar (from seaweed), versawhip (from soy), pineapple gum srup, beer and chickpea brine, are renowned foamers and emulsifiers in vegan cocktails. Nut butter adds the right dose of creaminess, while serving as a fat washer. Texturize your drink with coconut cream. Enjoy with vegan side dishes.
Cranberries are rich in Vit A, B1, B2, and its proanthocyanidins remove blockages in the lymphatic system. This aids in the regular drainage of fat, fluid and toxins from your tissues. This reduces cellulite and water weight. Its abundant antioxidants help the liver in the detox process. Mix 1oz 100% unsweetend cranberry juice with 7oz water for a great cran-water drink.
Cranberry contains antioxidants that defer the UTI causing bacteria from attaching to the bladder. Consume 8 oz cranberry juice in the morning or through the day. Bearberry is a diuretic herb that has antibiotic and astringent properties that cleanse the entire urinary tract. Take under guided supervision and avoid consuming both together to avoid allergic reactions.
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