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Garbanzo beans and their health benefits

By on August 18, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know that if you boil 100 grams of Garbanzo Beans without adding any salt, what would you get? Well you would get:

Calories 164

Protein 8.86 grams

Fiber 7.6 grams

Minerals in Garbanzo Beans:

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

Potassium – 291 mg

Phosphorus – 168 mg

Calcium – 49 mg

Magnesium – 48 mg

Iron – 2.89 mg

Sodium – 7 mg

Manganese – 1.03 mg

Zinc – 1.53 mg

Copper – 0.352 mg

Selenium – 3.7 mcg

Vitamins in Garbanzo Beans:

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

Vitamin C – 1.3 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.116 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.063 mg

Niacin – 0.526 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.286 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.139 mg

Folate – 172 mcg

Vitamin A – 27 IU

Vitamin E – 0.35 mg

Vitamin K – 4 mcg

Health Benefits Garbanzo Beans:

It is quite interesting when you read the health benefits of the foods that you eat. Here are some advantages of eating garbanzo beans:

Garbanzo beans are an excellent source of dietary fibers including both the soluble as well as insoluble ones.

These act as detoxifying agent.

These are great for diabetics for they have a low glycemic index.

Garbanzo beans improve your immunity.

Due to the fact that Garbanzo beans are rich in iron, they act as a great food for women who suffer from iron deficiency anemia. By replenishing the iron supply, Garbanzo beans help pregnant, menstruating and lactating women from getting anemic.

Garbanzo beans are good for heart.

It is important to note that patients who have sulfide sensitivity may show some symptoms and eating excess amount of Garbanzo beans may lead to kidney stones. So consume Garbanzo beans in moderate quantity.

Mung Beans and its health benefits

By on August 18, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know that if you boil 100 grams of Mung Beans without adding any salt, what would you get? Well you would get:

Calories 105

Protein 7.02 grams

Fiber 7.6 grams

Minerals in Mung Beans:

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

Potassium – 266 mg

Phosphorus – 99 mg

Calcium – 27 mg

Magnesium – 48 mg

Iron – 1.4 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.298 mg

Zinc – 0.84 mg

Copper – 0.156 mg

Selenium – 2.5 mcg

Vitamins in Mung Beans:

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

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.164 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.061 mg

Niacin – 0.577 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.41 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.067 mg

Folate – 159 mcg

Vitamin A – 24 IU

Vitamin E – 0.15 mg

Vitamin K – 2.7 mcg

Health Benefits of Mung Beans:

These are great for liver due to the presence of lecithin which helps reduce liver fat and increase efficiency of liver function.

These are great for hypertensive patients for they help maintain not only blood pressure but also reduce bad cholesterol.

They act as detoxifying agents.

These are good for diabetics for they have a low glycemic index.

A good choice for those looking to lose weight

Mung Beans are healthy for your heart and eyes.

These can help you prevent breast tumors.

These are good for your hair.

These are a great source of both fibers and proteins as well as minerals and vitamins.

Mung beans are good for your skin and also contain anti-oxidants that help you fight off the phenomenon of aging.

 

What Artichoke has for you

By on August 6, 2013 in Diet, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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You might be blown away by the amazing health benefits that artichoke and its leaves have to offer to you. Let me tell you that a medium sized artichoke when cooked without any salt gives you:

Calories 64

Protein 3.47 gm

Fiber 10.3 gm

Minerals in a artichoke:

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

Potassium – 343 mg

Phosphorus – 88 mg

Magnesium – 50 mg

Calcium – 25 mg

Iron – 0.73 mg

Zinc – 0.48 mg

Copper – 0.152 mg

Manganese – 0.27 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mcg

Sodium – 72 mg

Vitamins in artichoke:

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

Vitamin C – 8.9 mg

Niacin – 1.332 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.06 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.107 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.097 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.288 mg

Folate – 107 mcg

Vitamin A – 16 IU

Vitamin K – 17.8 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.23 mg

Health benefits of artichoke:

It has a great many powerfully amazing antioxidants that help you fight off oxidative stress and keep you young.

It contains flavinoids which have rich anti-cancer properties.

It contains those phytochemicals that have the property to increase the flow of bile. Bile is important for digestion of fat.

It is great for liver and gallbladder health.

It is good for your GIT.

It has diuretic property.

It is rich in fiber content.

Smart Training for Perfect Health

By on July 31, 2013 in Health with 0 Comments

We see so many people attend gyms and most of them think that they have applied the best training methods. They may not know that they will not get their desired results when they just follow what others do. Everyone has different needs of exercises, depending on his or her overall physics condition.

Yet, there is a general kind of exercise which can bring benefits for all kinds of people with common body condition. An interval training is an effective way in training cardiovascular and it is easy to apply without requiring complicated training methods. One should only do high training intensity with low intensity movements between it. Its effectiveness lies on the short burst duration that takes place during the phase of high level of intensity. It brings stimulation to muscles that regular cardiovascular does not provide.

Another advantage from interval training is its fast ability in burning calories and fat for the whole day. This kind of training increases muscle because of the short duration of training with high spurts intensity. This is like what we see on those marathon runners in which most of them have smaller body with stronger muscles.

One common interval training, which is also easy to apply, is treadmill. With interval training in treadmill, users can get their hearts pumping with resting sessions for at least five minutes before trying to start again. Try run in faster speed for at least ten minutes and stop to take a breath for not more than three minutes. Do the repetition until three times on each session. Do this for three times in a week. Advanced runners can lengthen the workout time and add the frequency.

The easiest way to start is by brisk walk. Everyone can do it anytime without any risk. Walk briskly for fifteen minutes to start. Have a break for three to five minutes before walking again. The result is as effective as treadmill walking. So, let’s start right away!.

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Bye bye hair thinning

By on July 29, 2013 in General, Health with 0 Comments

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Are your hair shredding like anything? Thinning of your hair may also shrink your self confidence and your beauty. So what can you do regain the volume of your precious hair? Following tips may help you get your desired volume:

Zero stress for zero hair fall is the formula for beautiful thick hair. Take a deep breath and kick the word ‘stress’ out of your dictionary. A bonus tip is, exercise for at least 20 to 30minutes. This will elevate the circulation throughout the course of your scalp and hence promote hair health.

Loss of hair may be due to the some sort of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. So in order to know if you are suffering from any deficiency, you need to see a doctor.

The secret ingredients for healthy hair are anti-oxidants. Fruits are rich in anti-oxidants and so are veggies. Try to consume food stuff that is rich in vitamins such as C and E.

Keep your scalp dandruff free because fungus is also responsible for hair loss.

Do you know there is a relation of the hair loss and hair thinning with digestion? Take care of your GIT in order to keep hair healthy. If you have constipation and diarrhea, you better see a doctor.

Keep iron in your diet because deficiency of iron is also an important factor for hair loss and thinning.

100 strands of hair shedding is normal, but if you think there is a lot hair damage and loss, you can use certain home remedies such as apple cidar vinegar etc.

Tips for cutting off sugar from your diet

By on July 22, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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The following tricks may come in handy in eliminating sugar from your daily diet:

Keep yourself well hydrated. This is because dehydration has the potential to leave you crave for sugar and sweets.

Cut off caffeine gradually. What caffeine is capable of doing is swing blood sugar and leaving you feel dehydrated. Both of these may make you crave for sugar.

Consume more protein and more omega 3 fatty acids which are also known as good fats. Keep a balance between your protein intakes for it may lead to sugar craving when taken more or when taken less than normal amount. Proper good fat and proteins help maintain blood sugar levels and also satiety.

A strong urge for sugar may arise when you skip a meal or two. So don’t miss a meal.

Take in natural sweet that is fruits and veggies for they not only nurture your craving for sweet but are also rich in phytochemicals, fiber, vitamins, and micronutrients.

Stay away from those artificial sweeteners and chemical which claim to taste sweet. These are harmful for health. You should rather use little quantity of gentle sweeteners such as barley malt, rice syrup, honey, and dried fruit etc.

Get proper sleep. Being sleepless would call for extra energy and hence extra urge for sugar and sweets.

Be physically active and smart.

These tips may look small but these can bring a big change in your life. Remember that you can only enjoy life at the fullest if you take care of yourself.

Is your child at risk for kidney disease?

By on July 22, 2013 in Diseases, General, Health, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments

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Parents always wish good health and prosperity for their children. Health is also one of the most sensitive issues when it comes to children. You must be very concerned if you child is at risk of kidney disease and you wish to be sure that he or she is not.

 

Kidney diseases are not only common in adults but also in children. It may be due to the many different reasons such as low intake of fluid, holding urine for long, or many other reasons. To find if your child has kidney disease, you should go for a urine test. This will ensure if there is any problem in the kidney because usually, in early stages of kidney disease, there are no visible symptoms that the child would show.

 

In this urine test, your child would be said to collect the urine in a small sample bottle. In this test, what is checked is the albumin levels. Healthy kidneys do not let albumin pass through them. If the kidneys of your child are healthy, the re would be no albumin found on test. But if the kidney is damaged, some albumin may appear in kidney and thus would be detected by the test.

 

If the urine test shows high albumin in the urine of your child, this means you need to see a healthcare provider to get your child’s kidneys checked.

 

If your child is obese, diabetic, has pain in the back, feels burning sensations while urinating, gets swelling on the eyelids after getting up in the morning or has family history of kidney disease, your child maybe at risk of kidney disease.

 

Make sure you get your child checked up.

Urinary Incontinence in children

By on July 22, 2013 in Diseases, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know that your urinary system comprises of kidneys on either side of the vertebral column, ureters opening their way out into the bladder and before the urine finds its way out of the body, it passes through the urethra? Do you also know that there are sphincters present around the bladder so as to not let the urine leak out? Well, babies’ bladder empties automatically. But as the baby grow in age, up to 3yr; they get control over their bladder.

Children with urinary incontinence don’t keep dry for a long time. The term urinary incontinence, also known as enuresis refers to the loss of bladder control thus consequently urination occurs accidentally. Generally, the cause of urinary incontinence may be any of the following or a many together.

  • It may be due to infection in the urinary tract
  • Due to kidney issues,
  • Due to damage to concerned nerve damage
  • Due to structural anomalies of the urinary tract
  • Other reasons include problem during breathing and constipation etc.

In children, urinary incontinence disappears gradually as the child age. It is true that if urinary incontinence persists even after the age of 3, it is quite an embarrassment for the mother and the child. Very small babies have no control over their bladder but this isn’t considered Urinary incontinence (UI). Daytime UI is identified usually at the 5 or 6 and that during night time at the age 7.

Normally the urinary incontinence fades away with age. If it does, certain other strategies such as bladder training, moisture alarms, medicines etc are used.

The link between diet and developing kidney stones

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

 

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Healthy diet is emphasized due to a reason. That reason is to keep you away from the awful affects of different diseases that are particularly influenced by what you eat. You must’ve heard much about kidney stones, right? But do you know that apart from the fluid intake, your diet has a lot to do with formation of it? Well, this article may help you combat kidney stones making some dietary changes in your life.

Types of Kidney Stones:

Before going into detail about the dietary recommendations, let me first very quickly mention the types of kidney stones. These include the following:

Calcium stones: The prevalence of calcium stones is pretty high and they may be of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate type.

Uric acid stones: Persistently high pH of urine results in uric acid stones.

Struvite stones: These are precisely formed when in state of infection.

Cystine stones: These are formed due to a rare metabolic disorder in which cystine, an amino acid, leaves the kidney and into the urine. High concentration of cystine results in cyctine stones.

How dietary changes can help:

Relying on the type of kidney stone a person is suffering from, they need to make changes in their animal protein, their calcium and their oxalate intake.

Ideal fluid intake should be 2 to 3 liters per day.

Because calcium stones are common, patients with this type of stones should:

  • Minimize their sodium intake, intake of fish, egg and meat
  • Consume sufficient calcium in diet or through supplements
  • Avoid spinach, wheat bran, nuts and other oxalate-rich food

Patients with uric acid stones should keep a check on their protein intake.

 

 

 

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.

 

Know the bumps called blackheads

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

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Blackheads or comedos are pimples that do not have skin over them; the air oxidizes the top layer of gunk in the pores and turns it dark black. Dead skin cells and sebum accumulate in the opening to the hair follicle producing a bump, which if covered by the skin is known as a whitehead or otherwise turns into a blackhead. This widely common skin disorder is basically a mild type of acne. They can appear anywhere on the body; nose, ears, back, chest, neck, arms and shoulders. Hormonal changes in the body and excessive use of cosmetics can cause the problem to occur in teenage and adolescence.

Blackheads can be treated by over -the-counter products by medication available in cream, gel, and pad form which contain ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and resorcinol. Stronger medications that are recommended by doctors contain vitamin A, benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics.

Dermatologists use round loop extractor to remove clogs or microdermabrasion removes the top layer of skin, which can also be done using chemical peels in which a strong chemical solution is applied to the skin. Laser and light therapies on the other hand, treat acnes and blackheads without affecting the top layer of skin.

You can prevent blackheads by making sure you wash your face when you wake up and before you go to bed and also after eating oily foods. Also wash your hair daily especially if it is oily. Opt for oil-free make-ups, lotion, sunscreen and exfoliating scrubs and masks to remove dead skin cells.

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