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Holidays equate to delicious food, reckless eating, and of course, the inevitable weight gain. Even if you've been strictly following your diet, the holiday...
Wheat, especially in its refined form, is by far one of the most predominant ingredients of our diet. It is used to make bread, pasta,...
One cannot deny that eating healthy provides a resolution to a variety of health problems. Among the many health benefits of a nutritious diet,...
Endometriosis is a painful gynecological disorder that affects 1 in 10 women. Common and painful as it is, managing endometriosis need not necessarily be tough. Instead of depending on the medication, eat the right kind of foods. Choose foods that are anti-inflammatory and that reduce pain and eat fiber-rich foods that lower the estrogen level to avoid hormonal treatments and their side effects.
Your pancreas does the important job of regulating digestion as well as blood sugar levels by secreting insulin. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early so it's important to take steps to prevent it. Foods that can help are turmeric, paprika, garlic, broccoli, bell peppers, whole grains, nuts, orange fruits like squash and carrots. These foods all contain anti-cancer properties which inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into energy. To boost your metabolism, it's important that you make a few changes to your lifestyle and diet. Include protein-rich food, whole-grains, and spicy food. Drinking green tea also helps. Additionally, make sure to stay hydrated and get enough rest. Also, exercise for at least 30 to 45 minutes to significantly increase your metabolism.
Carbohydrates and fats both get a bad rap, but the impact of carbs is stronger. A 2017 study found that high-carb diets are linked to a higher mortality rate than high-fat diets. Interestingly, the findings were consistent despite the type of fat. Aim for a moderate intake of both macro-nutrients. When you do eat carbs, eat "good" sources like brown rice, whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, and oats.
Weight loss depends on calorie intake. And, cutting calories can lead to cravings and overeating. Instead, opt for diet-friendly food substitutes. Reduced fat milk and light salad dressings cut down on calories. Fresh fruits and juices have more fiber and nutrients than canned options. Nuts, seeds, and baked chips are healthier snack options. Whole grains promote satiety. Lastly, natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, honey, and stevia can help fight sugar cravings effectively.
Persistent acne is frustrating. Diets rich in foods that cause spikes in blood sugar might be to blame for this skin condition. Switch to foods that fight acne, instead. Seafood and flaxseed are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which decreases inflammation. Oysters are rich in zinc, which inhibits sebum production. Whole grains regulate blood sugar levels. Vitamin A in eggs, reduces the blockage of sweat glands. Lastly, probiotics in yogurt also control acne breakouts.
For something as essential as fiber, few of us get as much of it as we need. According to the FDA, if you eat...
The average person holds 2.5 ounces to 1 pounds of poop, but doing number two won’t lead to weight loss. Instead of trying to poop all day, eat more fiber to aid bowel movements and weight loss. Some of the best sources are fresh fruits and veggies. If you can, leave them unpeeled because most of the fiber resides in the skin. Go for beans, which are packed with both fiber and protein, and whole grains.
To reverse prediabetes, focus on foods that won’t spike your blood sugar. Fatty fish is full of protein and not carbs, so eat more salmon and tuna. Add garlic to your meals for a hypoglycemic effect. To reduce postprandial glucose, take apple cider vinegar or make a dressing. Whole fruits, leafy greens, and avocado also have a low glycemic load. Also, instead of white grains, eat whole grains like quinoa. The fiber will keep your blood sugar in check.
Hepatitis C is a tricky disease to control or live with. It affects the liver and spreads through contaminated blood and body fluids. About...
Getting six pack abs might seem difficult, but isn't. All you need is a good workout routine and diet. This includes eating foods that burn belly fat. Lean meats increase satiety and promote fat burning. Whole grains contain fiber and essential B vitamins. Berries and vegetables rich in vitamin C control blood sugar levels and increase satiety. Legumes have fiber and are low in saturated fat. Dairy and nuts promote weight loss as well.
Maintaining your cholesterol and blood pressure is important for your heart health. Foods that are rich in magnesium and other nutrients like fiber, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids can help you reduce the risk of a stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These foods include fatty fish, nuts, yogurt, beans, leafy greens and also whole grains. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also protect you from heart diseases.