Heartburn is very common and unpleasant inconvenience faced by most of us. It is triggered when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. It can make you feel as though someone has lit a small bonfire in your chest, and it’s burning its way up to your neck. Here are 14 home remedies for heart burns: Water It is a good remedy for acid reflux. Drinking enough of water helps to dilute nasty stomach acid. Saliva Our own saliva can end a acid reflux attack. The best way to create more saliva is to chew gum or suck on a mint or a piece of candy. Fresh Apples for heart burns Red apple is a weapon against acid reflux. Apples contain pectin which works to bind any excess acid that gathers in the stomach. Just eating one slice of an apple before going to bed relieves the symptoms of acidity in some individuals. Ginger Tea Fresh ginger root in boiling water and steeping for about 10 min and then drinking it helps a lot. Aloe Vera juice Drinking Aloe Vera juice approximately 20 minutes before having your meals helps a lot in reducing the heart burns to a large extent. Fennel Seeds … Continue reading Top 14 home remedies to manage heart burns →
There are several reasons that give rise to dry itchy skin, especially when they follow fad diets. Itchy skin is a warning signal for multi-nutrient deficiencies or it could be an indication of adult onset diabetes. It is also seen in hypothyroid patients, especially in winter. An iron, B-complex, or EFA deficiency could be the likely cause. Reasons for chipped nails can vary from calcium, protein, zinc, and iron deficiencies to hypothyroidism. Poor blood circulation can also be blamed for unhealthy nails. People with cold hands, cold feet, and brittle nails should step up their aerobic exercises, which help strengthen the entire cardiovascular system. Most people on a well-planned diet don’t face a hair loss problem but a deficiency in proteins, calcium, vitamin A, zinc, iron, or the B vitamins can be the reason behind one’s shedding hair. Sometimes, it is due to a deficient diet or due to the body’s inability to absorb these nutrients from the diet. Moreover, there are times when the body is stripped of essential nutrients due to an illness, stress, or emotional turmoil. Taking calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin A and B supplements, and increasing the protein content in our diet can easily curb hair … Continue reading Are you a victim of dieting disasters →
A good cholesterol ratio is the right balance of the different cholesterol in the blood.
Did you know that one regular peg or two ounces of gin, vodka, rum, or scotch contains about 150 calories? Even a four-ounce-glass of port wine is about 170 calories. Alcohol increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid and gastric juices in the stomach stimulating our appetite. It also strips the body of vital nutrients such as zinc and vitamin B and C. Thus, dehydrating is the effect of alcohol that the body uses up 240ml water to metabolize one ounce of pure alcohol. The water needed is drawn from the cells leaving us high and dry. It dehydrates the skin making it prone to wrinkles. When taken on an empty stomach, it instantly enters the bloodstream and delivers a greater punch compared with drinking on a full stomach. Food impedes alcohol absorption. Moreover, alcohol upsets blood sugar making you insulin resistant and more prone to weight gain. Booze in moderation does not harm the skin, but more than two glasses of alcohol a day robs the skin of its moisture. If we cross our drinking quota on a particular night, try to replace lost water by drinking lots of fluids the next day and eating something salty to retain the … Continue reading Alcohol and dieting →
Every girl dreams of having smooth, flawless skin and tries different beauty products available in the market. These products may give quick results but contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your skin. There are several natural home remedies for getting glowing skin. It is better to choose natural solutions, which Mother Nature has blessed us with and there are many tips for getting healthy skin. Lemon and honey Lemon and honey are two natural skin lightening agents with great antibacterial properties. Lemon absorbs the excess oil from your skin whereas honey locks in the moisture. Lemon and honey packs are one of the best home remedies for achieving glowing skin. Mix equal portions of lemon and honey and apply this mixture to your wet face. Leave it on for twenty minutes and wash with cold water. Rice flour Rice flour is one of the most effective home remedies for attaining glowing skin. It is an excellent exfoliating agent that removes dead cells from the skin. Add three tablespoons of finely powdered rice flour to one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Make a smooth paste of this mixture by adding some milk. Clean your face and apply this pack. Leave … Continue reading Healthy tips for glowing skin →
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