Here are a few important alcohol consumption guidelines that could be very useful for diabetics: Drinks low in sugar Select drinks that are lower in total alcohol and sugar content. If you use mixers in your drinks, choose ones that are sugar free, such as diet soft drinks, club soda, lime juice, or plain water. Avoid “sugary” mixed drinks, fruit juices, sweet wines, tonic water or cordials. Light beer and dry wines Light beer and dry wines are good choices as they have less alcohol and carbohydrates. If you are a social drinker, try a “virgin” Bloody Mary or mocktails made without alcohol in between glasses of red wine. Don’t drink on empty stomach Never drink on an empty stomach or after a rigorous workout. It is advisable to check your blood sugar before you go to sleep and eat a snack at bedtime to avoid a low blood sugar reaction while you sleep. Remember, there is a drinking limit Limit yourself to 1 drink if you’re a woman or 2 drinks if you are a man and remember to drink slowly, enjoying each sip. In any case, do not drink more than two glasses of alcohol in a day. … Continue reading Alcohol consumption guidelines for diabetics →
Yes, indeed! An apple a day can definitely keep the extra fat away from your body.
We humans have very little control over the problems that surround us. However, we can definitely rev up our machinery to tackle these problems better. We cannot re-locate to the Himalayas to get away from these toxins but we can definitely detoxify our body. The most effective way to clean your body of all those unwanted toxins is to detoxify your system. Detoxification helps in deep cleansing and aids in effective weight loss. Here are 4 simple ways to detoxify your body and enjoy a healthy future: Foods that Detox Your Body Massaging the body Exercise helps in detox De-stress and remove negative emotions Foods that Detox Your Body Foods are one of the best ways to detoxify your body in order to help you lose weight, boost energy, and gain health. There are a lot of commonly available foods that can help to detoxify the liver. a) Chlorophyll Rich Foods b) Cleansing Foods & Herbs a) Chlorophyll Rich Foods: Cholera, Spirulina & Wheatgrass Chlorella is a round shaped, single cell organism whch is extremely rich in chlorophyll. They have a strong green colored pigment which reflect the fact that they are loaded with chlorophyll. It has many vitamins … Continue reading 4 Simple Ways To Detoxify Your Body With Foods, Drinks, Vegetables →
Soothing with cherries Eating a cup of cherries every two hours will help ease the burning sensation while passing urine. Garlic, the bacteria killer Garlic is a natural antibiotic. The allium content of garlic acts as an effective antifungal and antibacterial agent. Eating 4-5 cloves of raw garlic will help combat urinary infections. Finely chop a few garlic cloves and gulp them down with warm water or make garlic pickle in lime juice and eat 4-5 cloves daily for at least a week. The vitamin C cure Vitamin C makes the urine more acidic, inhibits bacterial growth, and boosts immunity. High doses of vitamin C may also help treat urinary infections. About 2000mg 2-3 times a day is the recommended dose. However, since this is a high dose, it must be administered under a doctor’s supervision. If you are suffering from kidney stones or are prone to kidney stones, avoid taking vitamin C supplements. The radish relief The fresh green leaves of radish are packed with anti-bacterial properties. Taking around 150 ml juice made from radish leaves for a fortnight can help reduce inflammation of the urinary bladder and reduce the burning sensation while passing urine. The water wonder Nothing … Continue reading 7 natural remedies for bladder infections →
There are many things today that challenge our digestive system. Mouth-watering delicacies dangling in attractive menus of top restaurants are more than enough to drag us towards them. However, food, edible colors, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives, and preservatives served by these restaurants coupled with little or no exercise, working late, being sleepless, and facing constant stress have resulted in bad maintenance of our digestive systems. Symptoms of indigestion Symptoms of indigestion include belching, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, burning sensation after eating food, nausea, joint pain, muscle pain, and weakness. These symptoms could be due to a disorder in the stomach or the intestine. Causes of indigestion Certain food and beverages such as alcohol, colas, coffee, fried foods, maida-based foods, spicy and greasy foods, and preserved foods can cause indigestion since they irritate the digestive tract. Liver problems, gall stones, ulcers, and lack of friendly bacteria are other causes. Psychological factors also contribute to indigestion. Stress and digestion Stress, anxiety, and anger can disturb digestion. Indigestion can sometimes be caused by insufficient (HCL) hydrochloric acid in the stomach. HCL is required for digestion of food such as fish, chicken, and meat. HCL levels decline with age. Therefore, older people … Continue reading Why is indigestion a concern →
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