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“All disease begins in the gut.” This quote by the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, still rings true. Always remember that your gut is what determines...
Almond flour is a great gluten-free choice. It's a good option for diabetics because of its low glycemic index. Coconut flour has lower calories than almond flour and it's high in fiber. If you want something almost identical to white flour in terms of texture, cassava flour is a good choice. Thought not very common, tigernut flour and chestnut flour are also super healthy Paleo flours.
Replace your commercial hair products with these natural hair masks that are safe and healthy for your hair. These masks not only moisturize and strengthen your hair but also reverse the damaged caused by chemical-laden hair products. Egg yolk and avocado, buttermilk and lemon juice, milk and honey, and mango butter masks are a few DIY hair masks that will give you soft and healthy hair!
Cornstarch is used to thicken, bulk, and gel liquid foods. If you don’t have any on hand, use wheat flour as an alternative. Looking for gluten-free options? Arrowroot, potato, tapioca, and rice flour are all made from plants. Use ground flaxseed for a boost of fiber, but know that the texture may be gritty. Guar gum, xanthan gum, and psyllium are excellent choices, but a tiny bit goes a long way.
With commercial hair products promising to instantly reverse our split ends, make our hair so shiny we can see ourselves in its reflection and...
If you've been looking to lose weight quickly, chances are you've been asked to cut out the carbs from your meals. Low-carb diets are the latest trend in weight loss, but they miss out on the fact that not all carbs are the same. To lose weight effectively, you should know the difference between good and bad carbs so you can maintain a healthy diet that contains all vital nutrients in the right form and quantity.
Dieting is the best way to beat inflammation. Skip added sugar, an ingredient that increases pro-inflammatory cytokines. Remember, artificial sweeteners aren’t any better, as the gut gets inflamed. These can be in store-bought condiments! So, instead, make your own dishes or look for versions without added sugar and salt. Other foods that promote inflammation include refined starches and red meat. For anti-inflammatory benefits, eat whole grains, fruits, veggies, and omega-3 fats.
Tapioca is a decent source of dietary fiber which is useful for healthy metabolism and regulating your blood sugar levels. Because it has a low glycemic index, it can be included in a diabetic's diet. Tapioca is free of gluten and can be consumed by people with celiac disease. Being high in carbohydrates, tapioca gives you plenty of energy while the presence of trace elements contribute to maintaining good health.
The cassava plant (also known as manioc) is a popular plant originating from South America. This plant was used extensively in their cuisine to...
Honey is wonderful for controlling oily skin. This will decrease acne, which is caused by a buildup of sebum, dirt, and bacteria. You can use honey by itself, but green tea and turmeric will absorb even more oil. Clay powder and cornstarch are useful for soaking up extra sebum, while mashed papaya will treat discoloration. To make an exfoliating mask, add sugar and massage in circular motions. Keep your hair out of the way – these masks are sticky!
Cauliflower is a smart choice for a low-starch diet. It’s a non-starchy veggie with most of its carbohydrates coming from fiber. This means it won’t make your blood glucose levels shoot up and the fiber normalizes the levels and avoids complications. Ways to eat cauliflower include using it in place of starchy vegetables like corn and peas and making cauliflower “rice” or pizza crust. Keep it healthy by avoiding high-fat ingredients, breadcrumbs, and frying.
Starch or carbohydrates are an important part of your diet as they provide energy to your body. They contain resistant starch, a dietary fiber that increases satiety. Legumes and whole grains can reduce the risk of heart diseases, and regulate the blood sugar in diabetic patients. On the other hand, people with diabetes must avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes as they have a high glycemic index, that causes a rapid rise in blood sugar levels.
If your face sweats too much, brush on arrowroot powder or corn starch. These lightweight ingredients will dry sweat right up. To help your body cool down, apply diluted peppermint oil and drink lots of fluids. Water and cucumber juice are great options. You can also apply a cold compress made of ice cubes or a cool wash cloth. Heading outside? Keep your face cool with a wide-brimmed hat or umbrella.
Most of our kitchen stuff are ingredients we've used since we can remember. Most such products can cleanse your skin and double as beauty essentials. These include tomatoes, yogurt, coconut oil, essential oils, sesame oil, arrowroot powder, shea butter, ghee, turmeric, honey, strawberries, apples, and even chocolate. Know just how these can make your skin healthier the natural way.
Shifting to veganism is a hard choice what with having to sacrifice habits you grew up with. However, there's more to why it might be difficult and not the right choice for your body type. A vegan diet can cause iron, vitamin B12, vitamin K2, choline, and vitamin A deficiencies along with starch intolerance. These result in various health issues that might force you to go off of your vegan diet.
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