If you were told that bacteria can be beneficial for your health, you would probably not believe it. However, the right bacteria in the right place have several health benefits. This is where probiotics come into place. They are live microorganisms that help treat certain health problems including indigestion, allergies, tooth decay, liver diseases, and a common cold. Broken down, the word means “promoting life”. This article is about how probiotics enrich your health. Role of Probiotics They are believed to protect us in two ways. Firstly, they play a role in our digestive tract. We know that our digestive tract needs a healthy balance between the good and bad bacteria, so what gets in the way of this? It looks like our lifestyle is both the problem and the solution. Poor food choices, stress and sleep disorder can shift the balance in favor of the bad bacteria. Types of Probiotics There are different kinds of probiotics, and their health benefits are determined by the job that they do in the gut. They must be identified by their genus, species, and strain level. Here is a list of probiotics and their possible health benefits: Lactobacillus There are more than 50 … Continue reading Probiotics: 5 Quick Benefits To Enrich Your Health →
Here are three most common culprits that cause eczema: It’s in the genes Eczema is an allergic condition passed down from generation to generation. Nevertheless, as soon as signs of eczema occur, scan your diet for the offender that triggers the allergy. People suffering from eczema might also have experienced bouts of asthma or hay fever. Common allergic foods These include eggs, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, oats, chocolates, and dairy products such as milk and cheese. So, if you are allergic to any one of these eliminate them. Other factors such as emotional stress, excessive sweating, contact with detergents, and certain chemicals triggers an allergic reaction resulting in eczema. The Omega-3 deficiency Besides heredity and food additives, a number of people are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids. There are two families of EFAs, the Omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower, safflower and corn oil, and the Omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed (Alsi seeds), seafood, walnuts and rapeseeds. Your diet should provide a balance in the proportion of 4:1 of Omega 6: Omega 3. Unfortunately, our diets contain excessive amounts of Omega 6 fats and we deprive ourselves of the essential Omega 3 fats. Urban diets tuck in ten to … Continue reading 3 main culprits of eczema →
Weight problem is one of the most common problems that affects millions of people.
Don’t go out of your way to lose weight, when you can achieve it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Here are 5 home remedies for natural weight loss. Ginger & Green Tea We all know the benefits of green tea. But, did you know ginger can also help you speed up the process of weight loss? Add green tea and ginger to water and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. You can also add in a bit of honey for sweetness. Consume it daily on an empty stomach to see the effective results. Coconut Oil Coconut oil just doesn’t add to your beauty externally, but internally as well. Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil and see that waistline shrink within weeks. Apart from weight loss, it also enhances the taste of your food. Warm Water & Lime Though it is one of the most common remedies, works wonder if followed diligently. Simply add a lemon to a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Fennel & Water Fennel seeds are one of the best herbal remedies for weight loss. Sip on a cup of fennel seed tea 15 minutes before having a … Continue reading 5 home remedies that help you lose weight naturally →
Used in most Indian curries, turmeric has almost no calories (1 tablespoon = 24 calories) and zero cholesterol. This spice is used for nearly every health condition – right from smallpox to a sprained ankle, digestion, arthritis, immunity and even in cancer treatment. The reason for its health effects is the compound called curcumin. Just as oranges are rich in Vitamin C, turmeric is a source of curcumin. But before we tell you more about this compound, let’s understand the difference between these two. Curcumin Vs Turmeric Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, is the root of a plant known as Curcuma Longa and that’s probably where curcumin gets its name from. Curcumin belongs to a family of chemicals known as curcuminoid. Apparently, curcumin works on multiple functions and processes, so it can cure everything from pain and inflammation to tumors. Best Ways to Take Turmeric You can combine it with fat to obtain all its nutrients. When you eat it with healthy fats like coconut oil or ghee, the curcumin in turmeric can be easily absorbed in the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. We all know that turmeric milk … Continue reading Effects of Turmeric And Curcumin on Health →
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