Posted in Health on 02/26/2014 10:45 pm by admin
Take probiotics in liquid or capsule form before your meal or early in the morning to get best results from good bacteria.
Our body contains various good and bad bacteria all the time. If the amount of bad bacteria increases; it creates various functional problems in our body. Whereas good bacteria make good overall health and lets you stay away from various diseases. Probiotics are cultures of “good bacteria” that increases amount of good bacteria in our body. When it comes to question that how one should consume porbiotics supplements for best results; you will get contradictory answers on net. So, let’s discuss how to take probiotics supplements.
What are probiotics?
Cultured good bacteria help to ensure right balance of intestinal flora. Probiotics can be taken not only in the supplement form, but fermented foods also come under the category of probiotics that are packed with good bacteria. It balances amount of micro organism in gut to establish a symbiotic relationship. Include fermented foods in your diet to get best results of probiotics. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 01/30/2014 12:18 am by admin
Have you tried everything for weight loss but failed in getting the desired results? Check out Indian spices and foods that help you lose weight and stay fit.
These days, health-conscious people are moving to salads and other cuisines as they think Indian food is fattening and high on calories. But, there are numerous spices used in Indian cuisine that provides taste, aroma, great nutritional value as well as help in weight loss. Spices are considered as the heart of Indian cuisine. You can find dozens of spices in the Indian market, ranging from black pepper to turmeric. Weight loss can be a lot easier if you add Indian spices and foods to your diet. Spices alone are not going to shed those extra pounds. You have to combine them with a healthy lifestyle, exercise and adequate sleep. Here is a list of twelve Indian spices and foods to lose weight.
Indian Spices and foods for Weight Loss
The bright yellow Indian spice, Turmeric, is known for its magical medicinal powers. The active component of turmeric, curcumin decreases insulin and leptin resistance levels. Insulin resistance and leptin resistance are responsible for fat deposits. Thus, contribute to weight loss. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 12/12/2013 04:57 am by admin
Not all superfoods are expensive. Check out these incredibly cheap superfoods that will keep your body fit and healthy without busting your budget.
We’ve all heard of superfoods and their amazing health benefits. Some of the superfoods like Goji berries, Acai berries and Chia seeds are quite exotic and pricey. As a result, many people think that having superfoods will drain their wallets. But that’s not really the case. There are plenty of nutritious superfoods that are actually very, very cheap. Just read on to find eight amazing healthy superfoods that are readily available and 100% budget-friendly. In fact, they are priced less than a buck per serving! So now onwards, make sure to include these highly nutritious yet cheap superfoods in your diet and improve your health while sticking to your budget.
Beans – of any variety – packs a huge nutritional punch. They are fully loaded with dietary fiber, protein, energizing B vitamins and heart-helping antioxidants. Dry beans are especially good for people suffering from diabetes because they are high in soluble fiber, which helps slow the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. In addition, the high soluble fiber content may also help with weight loss as it will make you feel full longer. And when used in combinations with any whole grain like brown rice or quinoa or bulgur, it is said to provide a complete nutritional protein food. Besides this, there are indeed many different ways to add beans to your diet. For instance, you can mix them into pasta sauce, add to salads and stir-fry or make into soups! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 11/22/2013 12:39 am by admin
Improve your health and performance in different running competitions and while training by including fueling foods in your diet.
Being runner, you may know that besides daily running practice, you must focus on nutritive diet that provides you sufficient energy to increase your performance. It is necessary for every runner to follow healthy and balanced diet that contains correct amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates that let runner stay hydrated and energetic while training sessions. Fueling foods for runners are quite useful to stay powered up to give their great performance to achieve their goals. Some of the popular fueling foods are whole grains, pastas, bananas, etc. Check out here the full list of all the fueling foods for runners.
Whole grains are vital source of fiber and nutrients. Besides wheat breads and pastas, whole grains have more fiber content that let you stay energetic while training sessions. Fibers are hard to digest; so it will give you constant energy while training. Triticale, rye, and buckwheat are rich in heart-healthy phytonutrients that will also take care of your heart. Whole grains are also loaded with 13 grams of protein per serving to boost your protein needs. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 10/11/2013 05:14 am by admin
Looking at too many uploaded pictures of food on social media sites can have negative effects on your appetite, as per the new study from Brigham Young University.
Food lovers generally upload and share photos of tasty-looking culinary creations on social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. In the way, your preferred social media feed could be full of images of food you’re not eating actually. Do you know that photos of such mouth-watering delicious meals that your friends posted can have a negative effect on your appetite? A new research from Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management, looking at those snapshots of foods on social media sites could reduce appetite by increasing a person’s satiation. This is connected to a behavior in the brain, where mental stimulation (viewing images) leads to a physical sensory stimulation that is much like consuming the food you’re viewing.
According to the study published in October in The Journal of Consumer Psychology, you could be suffering from sensory boredom, and you get bored of eating a food long before you taste it. Basically, when we look at pics – for example – salads, over and over before we consume it, our senses become ‘bored’. So if you’re on social network whole day seeing all of the salads your friends posted, you may not enjoy your next salad so much. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 10/04/2013 04:02 am by admin
If stress has become a part of your routine life, then check out here different foods that help you a lot to get rid of stress and its symptoms.
At one or other instance in our life, we experience stress due to family problems or due to pressure of work in office. So, it’s quite usual for us to go through the stress condition. But remember that it has many side effects and leads you towards different kinds of physical and mental illness. So, next time when you suffer from the stress no matter what is the reason for it, don’t cover your face with blanket or throw anything that is in your hand. You can eat some of the well-known stress killer foods that will let you handle stress condition easily, and it will not allow you to undergo stress frequently. Here we are presenting you some of the most useful foods that will reduce your stress level.
Oranges: As per a German study in Psychopharmacology, vitamin C is really helpful to lower down the level of stress and blood pressure. Oranges have ample amounts of vitamin C that not only makes your stress situation normal but also boosts your immunity system. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 09/15/2013 10:57 pm by admin
We all know drinking lots of water daily is the key to weight loss, staying hydrated and removing toxins from the body. But sometimes, drinking plain water may get boring. You can make drinking water more interesting and enjoyable by adding some fresh lemon to it. Lemon not only gives water a better taste but also provides a multitude of health benefits. Water and lemon is a match made in paradise. This combination creates a powerful cleansing and nutritious agent for the body. Let’s take a look at health benefits of drinking lemon water.
Drinking lemon water every day makes you feel refreshed and more energized. It is the easy and effective way to improve your health. It is packed with nutrients like phosphorus, vitamin C, citric acid, riboflavin, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, potassium, vitamin B and calcium. If you want to get all the health benefits from lemon-infused water, then use lukewarm water. Lemon water decreases the risk of developing cancer, prevents constipation & diarrhea, helps in digestion & weight loss, provide relief from a sore throat, acts as a natural diuretic to flush toxins, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 09/04/2013 12:07 am by admin
Candidiasis is a fungal infection, caused by any yeast of the Candida species. Indeed, Candida is a form of yeast that exists naturally in the human digestive tract, mouth, throat and intestines. Its work is to help digestion and nutrient absorption. Candida is all safe in small amounts; but once overproduced, the irritation and sporing caused by Candida makes the intestinal wall excessively leaky, and this break down wall of the intestine causing spongy gut. In result, it actually leaks undigested food and toxin byproducts into the bloodstream, then produce a multiple of health problems and symptoms, such as bloating, diarrhea, gas, fatigue, depression, mood swings, dizziness, arthritis, headaches, sinus problems, difficulty in sleeping, cloudy thinking, digestion problems, vaginal yeast infections, and more; particularly in people with weakened immune system. This excess of yeast in the body is known for its broad range of symptoms, however often overlooked by medical doctors until they present themselves in a particular way like a vaginal yeast infection or thrush.
It is believed that overgrowth of Candida yeast is caused by the use of antibiotic or a poor diet, however it is a fact that some changes in your diet help to kill excess Candida and bring the digestive system back to the balance. Here, you are provided with list of foods, which can heal your Candida infection naturally. By including such powerful foods in your diet on a regular basis, there is a strong hope to win this battle. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in News on 08/07/2013 11:06 pm by admin
Meat demand is increasing with each passing day. Currently, 70% of all the agricultural land is used to grow meat via livestock. In order to save the world from growing consumer demand of meat, Dutch Researchers has created synthetic meat in a lab entirely from the stem cells of a living cow. The researchers unveiled the test-tube hamburger made from lab-grown meat at a news conference in London. It is the world’s most expensive (costing £250,000 or $380,000) and world’s first test-tube made hamburger.
Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, has funded the experiment. Professor Mark Post’s team developed a 5 oz synthetic meat patty from 20,000 tiny strips of meat grown from the stem cells of two organically raised cows. The size of these tiny strips is as small as a grain of rice. The patty was seasoned with salt and bound with egg powder and bread crumbs. The lab-made patty was almost white in color so scientists added beet juice and saffron in order to give the burger a more palatable appearance. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 08/02/2013 06:29 am by admin
Restaurant is a best place to hang out with friends to enjoy delicious dishes. But have you ever realized that, with lots of gossip with your friends and family members at restaurant, you eat more than your daily diet and it leads you towards stable weight gain. Normally restaurant food is cooked with more fats and chemicals, then you would probably use at home and it easily increases your daily fat intake. It is good to eat in restaurants as it makes you refresh by spending some time with your friends and family members, but you should also take care of your health.
You can easily choose and order low calorie and low fat dishes to cut off the extra calories intake and to follow proper diet. The right way to know that which one is the right choice for you when you go to restaurant while following diet plan; keep in mind some of the below tips.
Check out some of the tips you should follow when dining out
Tips to eat breakfast in restaurants
Eat higher protein foods: When you do breakfast in the restaurant, go for higher protein foods such as eggs, bacon, sausage or ham. You can also include a slice or two of whole grain or rye toast to boost up your breakfast with carbohydrates. Read the rest of this entry »