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Foods that can aggravate your diarrhea

By on July 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Diseases, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Diarrhea is precisely classified as an Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which involves the frequent bowel movement causing inability to reabsorb water. Eating something unhygienic may be one of the reasons of regular visits to the bathroom. Diarrhea may leave you deficient of nutrients and lack of water in the body. Special care is required for a person who is suffering from diarrhea especially when it comes to diet.

Take note of the following things that should not be eaten in case of diarrhea for they can make things worse. This is because some food has the potential to promote peristalsis, the movement within the gastrointestinal tract in order to move food forward.

Foods to forget when suffering from diarrhea:

Do you know that the kind of food that enters the stomach has an influence on the bowel movement? Diet that is rich in fat speeds up the contractions in the GIT. The worse things you can eat in diarrhea are those that are greasy, creamy and fried.

Avoid consuming dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, ice creams and other milk derivatives. One of the reasons for this is the fact that lactose present in milk demands lactase for digestion. If the digestion doesn’t occur, it may cause bloating, flatulence and nausea.

Try to distance yourself from artificial sweeteners for they may have laxative effect which can further aggravate the condition.

Other food stuff to avoid includes sodas, caffeine and alcohol etc. There are many foods that promote production of gases. These include cruciferous family, beans, onions and peas etc.

What to eat in Diarrhea?

By on July 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Diarrhea is basically an Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) that affects many people irrespective of age and sex. You eat something wrong; you have to rush to the washroom many times a day. You may become weak, awful and dehydrated by these frequent bowel movements. To make life a little easy when you have diarrhea, let us discuss some foods that you should have to make your diarrhea better.

The BRAT Diet:

If you didn’t know about the BRAT diet, today is a good day to know about it. BRAT (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast) is a diet that helps overcome diarrhea.

Banana contains the following ingredients that help your digestive system and your body:

Pectin: Soluble form of fiber that absorbs water content and expands so that the food moves slowly and gradually through the intestine.

Potassium: Works for the lost about of electrolytes in stool.

Inulin: Fiber content that not only helps in movement of the food but also has pre-biotic property.

Rice can help you feel better. Due to the fact that it is low in fiber content, the carbohydrate in rice gets digested in the small intestine before reaching the end of the GIT. You can also go for mashed or boiled potatoes.

Applesauce is yet another comforter in your condition. Raw apple rich in pectin may be too rough, but cooked apple has the goodness in a more easily digestible form.

Toast and other processed whole grains should be consumed because they are easily digestible. You can eat crackers which have added salt which will help you maintain electrolyte balance.

 

Is Your Dieting Program Done Properly

By on July 8, 2013 in Dieting with 0 Comments

When a dieter thinks that she has applied proper diet but there is no significant result shows up, then she applies wrong dieting methods. Common mistakes that people think about diet are reducing calories and fat. Period. There are actually various kinds of diets depending on a person’s metabolism system. So, when a woman applies a successful diet method from her best friend, it does not mean that the dieting method will work well on her too.

Don’t worry, there are still general tips which let every woman enjoy her beautiful body shape while staying fit and healthy without reducing their food intakes.

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#1 : Never Skip Calories

This is the first and the most common mistakes that many people have done for years. It is true that too much calories can kill them, but getting less adequate calories will deliver major body disorder. Everyone needs proper calories amount depending on one’s height, weight, and age. Salads are healthy in some cases when they are consumed with proper varieties of dressing. Salad bar has high level of calories, but one still can enjoy it as long as one reduces cheese, eggs and some meats

#2 : Never Apply Too Strict Diet

Restrictive dieting is definitely the worst weight loss method, ever. You must have heard about a dieting method that only allows you to have one time meal. It is obvious that it is dangerous for body’s health and this can even lead to serious diseases and surely unexpected results. One may lose her weight but when she starts eating in normal ways, she will get her body weight back again because she will be starved more than usual

It is also important to pay attention on what we drink. The safest one is water and this is an absolute thing. Avoid soda and concentrated juice, as they are high in calories.

Blackcurrants are healthy

By on June 29, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know the health benefits of blackcurrants? Do you know a cup of blackcurrants contains?

Calories 71

Protein 1.57 grams

Minerals in blackcurrants:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in blackcurrants while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 361 mg

Phosphorus – 66 mg

Magnesium – 27 mg

Calcium – 62 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Iron – 1.72 mg

Manganese – 0.287 mg

Copper – 0.096 mg

Zinc – 0.3 mg

Vitamins in blackcurrants:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in blackcurrants while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 258 IU

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.056 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.056 mg

Niacin – 0.336 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.446 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.074 mg

Vitamin C – 202.7 mg

Vitamin E – 1.12 mg

Health benefits that blackcurrants have to offer:

It is great for treatment for cardiovascular diseases and over all heart health.

It is good for women who have had their menopause.  It improves their blood flow and also removes unwanted wastes and toxins acting as a detoxifier.

It is interesting to note that black currants are good for inflammatory conditions such as in the treatment of gout, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

It has anti-cancer properties due to high quantity of vitamin C that it has in stored for you.

It acts as a diuretic.

It contains astringent properties and is referred to patients with diarrhea and dysentery.

It is used as a natural remedy for treating dermal conditions such as eczemas, abcess, dermatosis and insect stings etc.

These are helpful in promoting overall immunity of an individual.

It is a natural remedy for kidney related problems

 

Cherimoya; the fruit you should eat

By on June 29, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Cherimoya looks quite identical to custard apple but it has smaller seed inside it. It is juicy and delicious and has many health benefits. A cup of cherimoya contains

Calories 120

Protein 2.51 grams

Fiber 4.8 grams

Minerals in Cherimoya:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Cherimoya while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 459 mg

Phosphorus – 42 mg

Magnesium – 27 mg

Calcium – 16 mg

Sodium – 11 mg

Iron – 0.43 mg

Manganese – 0.149 mg

Copper – 0.11 mg

Zinc – 0.26 mg

Vitamins in Cherimoya:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Cherimoya while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.162 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.21 mg

Niacin – 1.03 mg

Folate – 37 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.552 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.411 mg

Vitamin C – 20.2 mg

Vitamin A – 8 IU

Vitamin E – 0.43 mg

Health Benefits of Cherimoya:

It possesses sufficient amount of Vitamin C and we all know that vitamin C plays a role in the improvement of our immune system.

It contains powerful anti-oxidants that are great for protecting you from cancer cells

It helps maintain your blood pressure.

Improves cardiovascular health and prevent heart attack, stroke and hypertension

It protects you from Parkinson’s disease of the brain.

It improves brain health because it is rich in vitamin B6. It also helps reduce stress.

It possesses calcium which is good for bones to make them stronger and better. This also protects bones from osteoporosis.

Cherimoya seed is said to be toxic to health so stay away from eating cherimoya seed.

These were some of the health benefits of cherimoya fruit. I’m sure you’ll be wanting to eat this from today.

 

Start Your Diet Now and Be Proud with Your Bikini Next Week

By on June 27, 2013 in Dieting with 0 Comments

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Have you imagined yourself wearing your bikini again after delivering your third kid? You might be desperate enough and already keep all your bikinis collections that you have in the bottom of the drawers. Believe me, you still can be proud of yourself with your favorite bikini as long as you keep good nutrition on your food intake.

First thing to do is cutting out all kinds of intoxicants within the body like alcoholic drinks, artificial juice and all kinds of sodas. Water is the main liquid that you have to drink daily and in proper amount. Milk is also essential and it goes well during supper. Everyone still needs calcium as well as you as a mother.

Next, you should never skip any meal and you even have to eat for up to six times each day. You might think that it is stupid because you may have skipped your dinner for the sake of your bikini body shape. Make sure you exercise well and in proper amount. Cardiovascular exercises for at least forty-five minutes a day is a must because this is the proper amount for burning calories and fat effectively.

Pay attention on what you eat because there are some strict regulations when it comes to having four to six meals each day. However, the lists of food on your grocery list include:

  • Yogurt
  • White meat
  • Diet bars
  • Eggs white
  • Vegetables
  • Fish
  • Lean beef
  • Whole grain rice
  • Oatmeal

There should be no fatty food, processed food and all kinds of junk food!

Once again, it depends on a mindset that you have before you start any effort to get your bikini back. Giving up is not recommended and it applies to every aspect on your life, including your attempt for reducing fats that you really hate.

 

What polyphenols do to prevent aging

By on June 25, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Anti-oxidants are popular for their property of combating the process of aging. They are quite important for us because they prevent free oxygen radicals to damage the cells and surroundings. So do you know what polyphenols are? No? Well, don’t worry here we shall discuss what you need to know about polyphenols.

Polyphenols are, actually, phytochemicals that is chemicals found in plants. Two of the types of polyphenols are flavonoids and tannins and both of them are quite beneficial in fighting off the harmful free oxygen radicals.

How much they benefit you depends on how much to take them in your diet, their bioavailability and their absorption rate.

Food sources that can help you get polyphenols include:

Fruits

Beverages derived from plants for instance different juices, coffee, tea and wine etc.

Dark chocolate

Flaxseed

Whole-grains, rye bread

Health benefits of Polyphenols:

They prevent you from many diseases. For instance if you consume blueberries they would only protect your nerve cells in the brain and also help in new nerve cells.

They boost your memory,

They help maintain your blood cholesterol level.

They contain anti-inflammatory properties

They boost your blood circulation

They help you stay young.

They protect you from wrinkles and spots and help you get a smoother and flawlessly younger skin.

Due to these health benefits of anti-oxidants especially polyphenols, many skincare products have added it as an ingredient so that their product becomes more effective. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies to get more and more anti-oxidants.

Olives

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Olives are greenish small balls that are enjoyed all over the world. Not only due to the distinguished taste, olives are popular for being high nutritive and enriched with health protective nutrients. Do you know a tablespoon of ripe olives gives you:

Calories: 10

Protein: 0.07 gm

Fiber: 0.3 gm

Minerals in olives:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 1 mg

Calcium – 7 mg

Sodium – 73 mg

Iron – 0.28 mg

Selenium 0.1 mcg

Manganese – 0.002 mg

Copper – 0.021 mg

Zinc – 0.02 mg

Vitamins in olives:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 34 IU

Niacin – 0.003 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.001 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.001 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin E – 0.14 mg

Vitamin K – 0.1 mcg

Add up olive in your diet:

Reasons why you should add olive in your diet are:

Works as an effective anti-cancer agent due to the presence of certain phytonutrients

It is great for your heart for it lowers the formation of bad cholesterol.

It is enriched with anti-oxidants.

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps alleviate pain. It mimics the role of ibuprofen which is a popular and effective painkiller.

Olives provide a great amount of protection from the bacteria that cause ulcers of the stomach. This ability to fight against microorganisms is due to the presence of polyphenols.

Olives are a great source of iron which is vital for the formation of hemoglobin.

Olive oil should also be added to your diet for it is healthy and nutritive.

Tomatoes

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Tomatoes are officially categorized under vegetables but they actually are kind of citrus fruit. A medium-sized tomato contains:

Calories 22

Protein 1.08 gm

Fiber 1.5 gm

Minerals in tomato:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 292 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 14 mg

Calcium – 12 mg

Sodium – 6 mg

Iron – 0.33 mg

Manganese – 0.14 mg

Copper – 0.073 mg

Zinc – 0.21 mg

 

Vitamins in tomato:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 1025 IU

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.023 mg

Niacin – 0.731 mg

Folate – 18 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.109 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.098 mg

Vitamin C – 15.6 mg

Vitamin E – 0.66 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Health benefits of tomato:

It acts as an anti-cancer agent. It contains lycopene which gives it this power.

It contains highly powerful anti-oxidant vitamins including vitamin C and Vitamin A.  What anti-oxidants do is that they prevent the nuclear material from getting harmed by free oxygen radicals.

It helps prevent diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Eating tomato helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

It protects you blood vessels from getting blocked by thrombus.

Contains certain chemicals that work as an anti-inflammatory agent and help you fight inflammation is a fairly intelligent manner.

Delicious Corn

By on June 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Corn is a delight to eat. With so many calories that it offers, corn also contain some important minerals and vitamins.

A large salt-less corn offers:

Calories: 113

Protein: 4.02 gm

Fiber: 2.8 gm

Minerals in corn:

 

Corns contain important minerals. These are as follows. However, some are in very minute quantity.

 

Potassium – 257 mg

Phosphorus – 91 mg

Magnesium – 31 mg

Calcium – 4 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mg

Iron – 0.53 mg

Zinc – 0.73 mg

Copper – 0.058 mg

Manganese – 0.197 mg

Vitamins in corns:

 

Corns contain important vitamins. These are as follows. However, some are in very minute quantity.

 

Vitamin C – 6.5 mg

Niacin – 1.986 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.11 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.067 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.164 mg

Folate – 27 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.935 mg

Vitamin A – 310 IU

Vitamin K – 0.5 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.11 mg

 

Health benefits of Corn:

 

Provides shield against different chronic diseases.

 

Great source of calories

 

Lowers colonorectal as well as hemorrhoids risk in people who consume it.

 

Impressive source of different Vitamins as mentioned above. Deficiency of any vitamins causes great pathology in the body.

 

Offer many important minerals that have their own particular role in the body.

 

It is rich in anti-oxidants.

 

Good for heart and prevents many heart and vascular diseases.

 

Improves blood cell synthesis due to folic acid and Vitamin B12

 

Minimizes bad cholesterol levels in the body

 

Good for hypertensive as well as diabetic patients.

 

It is rich in fiber content.

Nutritional Facts about Eggs

By on June 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

We eat eggs on almost daily basis or may be weekly. But have you ever pondered on the fact that what are we actually taking in when we are eating an egg? Well, let us see.

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Nutritive importance of egg:

An egg of large size contains the following:

Calories: 78

Calories which are offered in the form of Fat: 48

Saturated Fat: 8% 1.6g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7grams

Monounsaturated Fat 2.0grams

Cholesterol: 62%186mg

Total Fat 8%

Carbohydrates 0.6g 0%

Sugars 0.6g

Sodium 62mg 3%

Protein 6.3g

Iron 17%

Egg doesn’t contain vitamin A and C. Neither has it offered any fibers.

Health Benefits Egg:

  • Very less sugar content
  • Quite rich in vitamin B6 and B12
  • Rich in phosphorus
  • Quite rich in iron
  • Rich in riboflavin
  • Quite rich in selenium

Drawbacks of consuming egg:

Quite rich in saturated fat

Quite rich in cholesterol

Note:

Eggs are great for pregnant ladies. If you ask why, let me tell you that eggs are rich in choline. Choline plays a great deal in the development of the brain of the baby and it also helps prevent certain birth defects as well. It is advised that a lady who is breastfeeding as well as those who are pregnant should take two eggs regularly. Other than that, egg also carries certain other vital contents that help the fetus grow.

Because it is rich in protein, patients with low albumin levels take in egg to replenish their albumin level. Vitamin B has a role in nervous system development and this is why eggs are recommended in pregnancy.

Nutritional facts about Kidney Beans and Lima Beans

By on June 19, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

kidney-beans-superfood-400x400Do you know boiled salt-less 100 gm of Kidney Beans contains the following:

Calories 127

Protein 8.67 gm

Fiber 7.3 gm

Minerals in kidney beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in kidney beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 403 mg

Phosphorus – 142 mg

Calcium – 28 mg

Magnesium – 45 mg

Iron – 2.94 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.477 mg

Zinc – 1.07 mg

Copper – 0.242 mg

Selenium – 1.2 mcg

Vitamins in kidney beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in kidney beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin C – 1.2 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.216 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.058 mg

Niacin – 0.578 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.22 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.12 mg

Folate – 130 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.03 mg

Vitamin K – 8.4 mcg

Lima Beans:

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Boiled salt-less 100 gm of Lima Beans contain:

Protein 7.80 gm

Calories 115

Fiber 7.0 gm

Minerals in Lima Beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Lima Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 508 mg

Phosphorus – 111 mg

Calcium – 17 mg

Magnesium – 43 mg

Iron – 2.39 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.516 mg

Zinc – 0.95 mg

Copper – 0.235 mg

Selenium – 4.5 mcg

Vitamins in Lima Beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Lima Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.161 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.055 mg

Niacin – 0.421 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.422 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.161 mg

Folate – 83 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.18 mg

Vitamin K – 2 mcg

Beans are rich in proteins and should be definitely added to your diet.

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