Take Magnesium Supplements Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw vegetable juice like mint and coriander or tomato and carrot to improve magnesium intake as well as to improve your digestion. Chew Your Food Well Most of us eat food while watching TV, working on the laptop or in a hurry. So food is not chewed properly and in the process, large chunks of food are passed down which is not broken down completely. by the system. Saliva in the mouth contains a digestive enzyme which breaks down carbohydrates. So every portion of food should be enjoyed and thoroughly chewed. Since the process of digestion begins in the mouth, properly chewing of the food can help in better digestion. Also, there is better absorption of nutrients when the food is chewed well. Increase Dietary Fiber Fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber so they help in cleaning our system. Also, fiber has the ability to soften stools and provide bulk to the stool. But some people experience some discomfort like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation or flatulence on consuming dietary fiber. Such individuals can opt … Continue reading Tips to improve digestion →
If you are looking at healthy weight loss, fiber will form a very important part of your overall nutritional plan.
Oily foods should be avoided since fried stuff triggers heartburn. Any high fat milkshakes, cheese generously spread on bread, fried rice, biryanis, etc. should be avoided as well. Such foods delay gastric emptying as a result of which they stay longer in the stomach than low fat foods. This results in them flowing up into the oesophagus, which causes heartburn. Raw onions are known to aggravate heartburn and if suffering from this malady should be avoided. Citrus fruits as well as tomatoes are known to irritate the food pipe which sets off a burning sensation and this is the reason why many people feel uneasy if they gulp down a fresh juice or tomato juice. Garam masala a must in many recipes should be avoided by acidic patients. Alcohol allows the acids in your stomach to be gushed upwards by relaxing the oesophageal orifice. It is advised that we all try our best to stay away from a drink just before going to bed. White bread causes gas bloating and constipation as it contains maida and this triggers heartburn. For those suffering from heart burns, chocolates are a definite no.
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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