Healthy Food – Health 11 http://health11.com Health Magazine Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:41:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 Surprising Facts About Salt You Have To Know http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/surprising-facts-about-salt-to-know/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/surprising-facts-about-salt-to-know/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:37:12 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6690 In result of the arising statistics of hypertension and diabetes patients around the world, it is natural to find n enemy to blame, and so salt was the enemy facing reply serious scrutiny recently. But how bad salt is for us? Like most things in life, moderation is the key. You shouldn’t empty your salt …

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In result of the arising statistics of hypertension and diabetes patients around the world, it is natural to find n enemy to blame, and so salt was the enemy facing reply serious scrutiny recently. But how bad salt is for us? Like most things in life, moderation is the key. You shouldn’t empty your salt shaker on each meal or toss it away either. So why not to give salt a chance before judging it for all your health issue?

Check out these surprising benefits of salt.

1- Our Bodies Need Salt.

Sodium and salt re often mentioned together until people believe that salt is sodium. Sodium is a mineral that when combined with chloride forms salt, so salt is 40% sodium.
Our bodies not only our taste buds actually need salt, it turns out that salt helps to maintain proper blood volume, sending nerve impulses throughout the body and maintaining normal cell function.
Indeed salt can sometimes act as an antidepressant and what’s even more surprising, is that our bodies at just good enough in maintaining normal levels of salt by making you thirsty to drink more after to flush out any excess amounts of salt.

2- Salt is Not the Only Source Of Sodium.

If you are concerned about the amount of sodium you take in, then not only table salt you should be monitoring and avoiding, sodium can be hiding in other surprising foods.
Cheeses are just one of the biggest culprits, blue cheese, feta and processed cheeses like string cheese contain a hefty amount of sodium.
Enhanced chicken is another source of sodium that you may not be aware of, some producers inject raw chicken with salt water solution to plump it up, increase the weight and keep it fresher for longer, which makes a regular piece of chicken packs more sodium than you expect.
If you are having cheese and chicken on a sandwich, know that even the bread too contains sodium, one piece of processed bread can contain 180 milligrams of sodium, the amount varies in different types of bread.

3- Sodium Present In Natural Foods Too.

Sodium is present in the soil and in the foods animals eat. So some foods have a natural occurrence of sodium. Half a cup of cooked beets contains 65 milligrams of sodium, while a medium stalk of celery will provide 32 milligrams and 8 baby carrots have 69 milligrams of sodium.
Unprocessed animal produce also contain sodium, three ounces of ground beef cooked will contain 72 milligrams of sodium while three ounces of boneless chicken breasts will add 44 milligrams.

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Drinking Coffee Everyday Can Actually Make You Live Longer http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/drinking-coffee-everyday-make-live-longer/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/drinking-coffee-everyday-make-live-longer/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:18:28 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6672 That sounds like good news even though it is not like we need yet another excuse to enjoy our morning habit, but it turned out that that small dose of caffeine you get with your morning coffee could actually be the reason you are to live longer, yes even for decades. In a study conducted …

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That sounds like good news even though it is not like we need yet another excuse to enjoy our morning habit, but it turned out that that small dose of caffeine you get with your morning coffee could actually be the reason you are to live longer, yes even for decades.

In a study conducted by the University of Southern California which measures the data of over 16 years from 185,855 participant of different ethnicities aged between 45 to 75 at the beginning of the study. The findings will have millions of people happy everywhere around the world.

The findings of the study were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and they show that those who drink a cup of coffee per day are less likely to die by heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer or stroke by 12 percent in comparison to those who don’t drink any. When one or two more cups of coffee added daily the percentage to die from one of these diseases reduce by 18 percent.
The research and the findings were applied equally of African Americans, Latinos, Whites and Japanese Americans

What’s even more interesting, it didn’t really matter if people  had regular or decaffeinated coffee. Meaning that the associations didn’t really depend on the caffeine in coffee. However scientists are yet to pinpoint the life lengthening compound found in coffee.

Of course we can’t exactly say that coffee will make you live longer, but the study found solid associations between regular intake of coffee and reduced risk of fetal diseases that are considered the leading cause of death for millions of people around the world. So if you are a coffee lover, enjoy it with no guilt and if you don’t like coffee, you should consider getting in the habit of having at least one cup of java a day.

To add to the good news for all coffee lovers. Another study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine which was conducted by the Imperial College London and the International Agency for Research on Cancer gave very similar findings by analyzing 521,330 people in 10 different European countries over the course of 16 years. The findings was that, regular consumption of coffee was pinked to reduced risk of various diseases across all the ten countries.

In the report, researchers say they found that higher consumption of coffee was linked to lowered risk of death from various causes specifically circulatory and digestive diseases. They found that the regular consumption of coffee resulted in better liver function and stronger immune response.

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Possible Bodily Irritations That Can Occur From Eating Hot Pepper http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/bodily-irritations-occur-eating-hot-pepper/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/bodily-irritations-occur-eating-hot-pepper/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:47:40 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6667 Red pepper or hot pepper whether crushed and dried or fresh. The component that gives chili pepper its hot bite is called capsaicin, study from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  suggests that the component found in chili pepper capsaicin carry several benefits to the body and can even protect from prostate cancer but when eaten in …

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Red pepper or hot pepper whether crushed and dried or fresh. The component that gives chili pepper its hot bite is called capsaicin, study from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  suggests that the component found in chili pepper capsaicin carry several benefits to the body and can even protect from prostate cancer but when eaten in high levels can cause potential irritations.

Oral Problems.

One of the first and most obvious irritations of capsaicin, before it reaches to your system it must pass through your mouth which causes several irritations there. It acts as a caustic substance to the mucous membranes and can eventually burn your taste buds.
The same effect can occur on any skin that gets in contact with hot pepper so it is recommended to wear gloves before dealing with hot pepper. The University of Michigan Health System suggests eating a banana after eating chili pepper can protect the mucous membranes from burning up.

Digestion Irritations.

Once the capsaicin reaches your stomach, it can interact with the acids present naturally in there and cause heartburn and acid reflux which can also result in a sensation of nausea besides the annoying burning sensation in the chest.
Capsaicin was one believed to cause ulcers, however researches proved that capsaicin doesn’t cause ulcers to develop just by itself yet it can aggravate and worsen the pain of existing ulcers.
Once the capsaicin get through your digestive system, it can prompt burning painful diarrhea, the more you eat of it the more aggressive the problem would be.

Capsaicin and Asthma.

If consumed in high enough amounts capsaicin can actually trigger an asthma attack for those suffering from asthma as it could lead the air passages to spasm. This can be potentially dangerous and health threatening if you are not ready to deal with the situation medically by inhalers and medications. If you are prone to bronchil problems it is recommended to avoid capsaicin. If you eat something that contains hot pepper you can prevent symptoms or ease them up by using antihistamines.

Other Irritations.

Capsaicin won’t only cause irritations if you eat it, if your hands are getting in contact with hot pepper and accidently touch your eyes, your eyes could get very irritated and will tear profusely so make sure to avoid touching your eyes while dealing with hot pepper.
In all cases it is better to have rubber gloves on while dealing with capsaicin in order to avoid the sunburn like  sensations that can occur and last for a while.

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How Long Should You Leave Hard-Boiled Eggs Unrefrigerated? http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/how-long-leave-hard-boiled-eggs-unrefrigerated/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/how-long-leave-hard-boiled-eggs-unrefrigerated/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2018 08:32:55 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6655 Salmonella is a very common type of food poisoning and in the United States alone contaminated eggs with salmonella cause over 142,000 cases each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making sure to keep your eggs refrigerated can help reduce the risks of contaminations. – What Are The Danger Zone. Leaving …

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Salmonella is a very common type of food poisoning and in the United States alone contaminated eggs with salmonella cause over 142,000 cases each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making sure to keep your eggs refrigerated can help reduce the risks of contaminations.

What Are The Danger Zone.

Leaving hard boiled eggs unrefrigerated for several hours can cause food poisoning bacteria like salmonella to grow at a rapid pace.
Food born pathogens can grow very quickly at room temperature which is between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit which is known as the danger zone.
Keeping the food under the temperature of 40 in your refrigerator can slow down the growth of bacteria and in return maintaining your food safe for a period of time.
If your refrigerator doesn’t come with a built-in thermometer, you can purchase a refrigerator thermometer to always keep an eye on the temperature of your refrigerator and ensure food safety.

Hard Boiled Eggs Safety Recommendations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should toss away any food that was left unrefrigerated for more than two hours including hard boiled eggs. The two hours guideline applies for both, just cooked eggs or refrigerated eggs that you just taken out of your refrigerator to get to room temperature.
If the weather is hot like in the hot summer months or any time where the temperature is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, any foods especially animal protein or high protein foods that stay unrefrigerated for more than 90 minutes should be tossed to avoid food poisoning.

Hard Boiled Versus Raw Egg.

Since hard boiled eggs are fully cooked, you may believe they are safer than raw eggs. However, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Diabetics, hard boiled eggs are more susceptible to bacterial contaminations as the boiling process sheds a protective layer on the outside of the shell of the egg, therefore it is recommended to immediately refrigerate your boiled eggs and eat them within a week at most.

Safety Recommendations of Hard-Boiled Eggs.

Bad eggs won’t always have a foul smell or float when put in water so always make sure to stick to the expiry date of your egg and throw away any eggs with imperfections in the shell like breakage or cracks. Also make sure to boil the egg until the white and yolk are firm and if you need to present egg in a gathering or a party make sure the egg serving platter based with ice to stay cool.
Set a timer to remind you to refrigerate food within two hours of cooking and any food stays out of the fridge for more than two hours, it is better to be safe and throw it away even if the food looks okay.

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Basic Tips To Become a Healthy Vegetarian http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/basic-tips-to-become-healthy-vegetarian/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/basic-tips-to-become-healthy-vegetarian/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 14:48:19 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6622 Taking the decision to become vegetarian can be a huge step towards becoming healthier and fitter. There are many reasons people may be motivated to cut out meat from their diet, either for a certain health issue that restricts their meat intake or just to avoid introducing to their bodies the treatments the animals take. …

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Taking the decision to become vegetarian can be a huge step towards becoming healthier and fitter. There are many reasons people may be motivated to cut out meat from their diet, either for a certain health issue that restricts their meat intake or just to avoid introducing to their bodies the treatments the animals take.

Eating only a vegetarian diet will provide your body with all its needed nutrients and fortunately a vegetarian diet is not as boring as people may assume, indeed there are plenty of vegetarian meals that are so satisfying and tasty and above all guilt-free.
Here are some basic tips to be a healthy vegetarian.

1- Eat Vegetables not Junk.

The word vegetarian starts with VEGE so keep that in mind while switching to a vegetarian diet. Not because many processed foods lack animal products that means they are healthy, such foods can still contain too many additive you better stay away from. However you can still enjoy a treat every not and then.

2- Take Vitamin B12 Supplements.

Vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal products so if you want to become vegetarian, make sure to take vitamin B12 supplements as the deficiency of this vitamin can cause several health issues.

3- Ensure Adequate Iodine.

Iodine is an important nutrient for the body, unfortunately it can be neglected for people abstaining from animal products.
To get adequate amounts on iodine in your diet try to eat sea plants like seaweed or use iodized salt or you can also take iodine supplements.

4- Have a Cup of Beans a Day.

Beans are one of the highest plant sources of protein and fiber which both are important for any diet. You can be getting more healthy protein through legumes than eating meat and having to hassle with the contained fat and sodium.
Enjoy at least one cup of any type of legumes a day, they will make your meals more filling and offer you some fiber that’s good for your heart and digestive health.

5- Try Raw Meals.

To save yourself time cooking and enjoy a stronger flavor and take obtain all the nutritional value on the fruits and vegetables, try to eat raw meals, not every meal has to be cooked, especially in the summer and hot days, a big plate of fruits and vegetables salad with apple cider vinegar dressing can be all you need. raw meals can surprise you and be very delightful and satisfying.

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Green tea ingredient may enhance memory impedance, insulin resistance, and obesity http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/green-tea-ingredient-enhance-memory-impedance-insulin-resistance-obesity/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/green-tea-ingredient-enhance-memory-impedance-insulin-resistance-obesity/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 04:11:58 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6131 An examination distributed online in The FASEB Journal, including mice, proposes that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most copious catechin and naturally dynamic segment in green tea, could ease high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD) – initiated insulin resistance and subjective disability. Past research indicated the capability of EGCG to treat an assortment of human infections, yet as of …

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An examination distributed online in The FASEB Journal, including mice, proposes that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most copious catechin and naturally dynamic segment in green tea, could ease high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD) – initiated insulin resistance and subjective disability. Past research indicated the capability of EGCG to treat an assortment of human infections, yet as of recently, EGCG’s effect on insulin resistance and intellectual deficiencies activated in the mind by a Western eating regimen remained unclear.”

Green tea is the second most devoured drink on the planet after water, and is developed in no less than 30 nations,” said Xuebo Liu, Ph.D., a scientist at the College of Food Science and Engineering, Northwest A&F University, in Yangling, China.

“The old propensity for drinking green tea might be a more satisfactory contrasting option to pharmaceutical with regards to combatting obesity, insulin resistance, and memory impairment.”Liu and partners separated 3-month-old male C57BL/6J mice into three gatherings in view of diet:1) a control assemble bolstered with a standard diet,2) a gathering nourished with a HFFD eating routine, and 3) a gathering encouraged with a HFFD eating routine and 2 grams of EGCG per liter of drinking water.

For four months, specialists checked the mice and found that those bolstered with HFFD had a higher last body weight than the control mice, and an essentially higher last body weight than the HFFD+EGCG mice. In playing out a Morris water labyrinth test, specialists found that mice in the HFFD bunch took more time to discover the stage contrasted with mice in the control gathering.

The HFFD+EGCG amass had an essentially bring down escape inactivity and escape remove than the HFFD aggregate on each test day. At the point when the concealed stage was evacuated to play out a test trial, HFFD-treated mice invested less energy in the objective quadrant when contrasted and control mice, with less stage intersections.

The HFFD+EGCG gather displayed a noteworthy increment in the normal time spent in the objective quadrant and had more prominent quantities of stage intersections, demonstrating that EGCG could enhance HFFD-prompted memory impairment. Many reports, recounted and to some degree examine based, are currently extraordinarily fortified by this all the more infiltrating examination,” said Thoru Pederson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal.

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Circadian rhythms and body weight affected by wrong eating time http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/circadian-rhythms-body-weight-affected-wrong-eating-time/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/circadian-rhythms-body-weight-affected-wrong-eating-time/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:33:30 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6072 Another high-accuracy eating framework for lab mice fortify the idea that the time of eating at day is more basic to weight reduction than the measure of calories ingested. “Converted into human conduct, these examinations propose that abstaining from food may be powerful if calories are devoured amid the daytime when we are wakeful and …

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Another high-accuracy eating framework for lab mice fortify the idea that the time of eating at day is more basic to weight reduction than the measure of calories ingested. “Converted into human conduct, these examinations propose that abstaining from food may be powerful if calories are devoured amid the daytime when we are wakeful and dynamic.

They additionally propose that eating at the wrong time during the evening won’t prompt weight reduction notwithstanding when slimming down,” said Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi, Chairman of Neuroscience at UT south western’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Mind Institute and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Mice on a lessened calorie arrange for that ate just amid their typical encouraging/dynamic cycle were the main ones among five gatherings to get in shape, in spite of expending an indistinguishable sum from another gathering bolstered amid their rest time in light, as indicated by the examination at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Among the discoveries distributed in Cell Metabolism, researchers archived how mice on an eating regimen decreased their eating to a brief timeframe period and were out of the blue dynamic amid the day – the ordinary rest time frame for the nighttime creatures. These information uncover beforehand obscure connections among encouraging, digestion, and conduct.

Other than influencing weight, researchers trust the planning of food utilization influences one’s circadian rhythms and might be the course by which dietary propensities affect life expectancy. The investigation strengthened this thought by testing the day/night cycles of mice under various nourishing schedules .Dr. Takahashi said the robotized framework produced for this most recent examination helped his group address this issue and other perplexing factors that have repressed past research, including the fluctuated measures of food given and how rapidly it is consumed.

Two gatherings of mice that were bolstered at the wrong circumstances amid their typical light-dim cycle – those with a 30 percent calorie decrease and others with boundless food access amid the day – stayed dynamic around evening time, proposing they may have interminable rest deprivation. This is a particularly critical factor for researchers to consider for future research, given that numerous calorie-diminishment ponders include just daytime sustaining, which is the wrong time for generally nighttime mice.

Notwithstanding the significance of these components, controlling when and how much food is accessible for broadened periods have been troublesome in past research. This computerized framework, which can be scaled up for substantial and long life span contemplates, gives the way to address open inquiries regarding what systems expand life expectancy in warm blooded animals, and whether it is really the calorie decrease or the time at which food is expended that broadens life expectancy,” Dr. Takahashi said.

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Protein-rich meals and sugary beverages cause problems when used together http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/protein-rich-meals-sugary-beverages-cause-problems-used/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/protein-rich-meals-sugary-beverages-cause-problems-used/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:23:50 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6023 Having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein feast may contrarily influence vitality adjust, change food inclinations and make the body store more fat, as per an investigation distributed in the open get to diary BMC Nutrition .Dr. Shanon Casperson, lead creator of the examination from USDA-Agricultural Research Service Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USA …

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Having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein feast may contrarily influence vitality adjust, change food inclinations and make the body store more fat, as per an investigation distributed in the open get to diary BMC Nutrition .Dr. Shanon Casperson, lead creator of the examination from USDA-Agricultural Research Service Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USA stated: “We found that about 33% of the extra calories gave by the sugar-sweetened beverages were not consumed, fat digestion was lessened, and it took less vitality to use the meals.

This diminished metabolic productivity may “prime” the body to store more fat. “The analysts found that the incorporation of a sugar-sweetened drink diminished fat oxidation, which kicks-begins the breakdown of fat particles, after a supper by 8%. On the off chance that a sugar-sweetened drink was overcome with a 15% protein supper, fat oxidation diminished by 7.2g by and large. In the event that a sugar-sweetened drink was overcome with a 30% protein supper, fat oxidation diminished by 12.6g by and large.

While having a sugar-sweetened drink expanded the measure of vitality used to utilize the dinner, the expanded use did not level out the utilization of extra calories from the drink .Dr. Casperson stated: “Our discoveries propose that having a sugar-sweetened drink with a dinner impacts the two sides of the vitality adjust condition.

On the admission side, the extra vitality from the drink did not make individuals feel more satisfied. On the consumption side, the extra calories were not used and fat oxidation was diminished. The outcomes give assist understanding into the potential part of sugar-sweetened beverages – the biggest single wellspring of sugar in the American eating routine – in weight pick up and obesity.”

Dr. Casperson stated: “We were astonished by the effect that the sugar-sweetened beverages had on digestion when they were combined with higher-protein dinners. This blend additionally expanded examination subjects’ yearning to eat flavorful and salty food for four hours after eating.

“Dietary changes were measured just for a brief span and alert must be utilized while extrapolating the investigation information to dietary changes over longer timeframes. As this investigation was in sound weight grown-ups just, the creators additionally alert that overweight people may react contrastingly to dietary changes.

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5 Health Benefits of Coffee http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/health-benefits-coffee/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/health-benefits-coffee/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:40:16 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6238 For many people, coffee is the ultimate favorite beverage. But apart from being a tasty drink which gives you a push when you start your morning in a sleepy mode, coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. Need more reasons to start drinking coffee? …

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For many people, coffee is the ultimate favorite beverage. But apart from being a tasty drink which gives you a push when you start your morning in a sleepy mode, coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. Need more reasons to start drinking coffee? Here are 5 healthy reasons to drink coffee.

1. Burns Fat: Did you know that caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement? That is because caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning. Several studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%. Other studies show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.

2. Enhances Your Mood: Caffeine in the coffee has been proven to be good in increasing dopamine, a chemical which is produced in the brain. This chemical is basically known as a “feel good” chemical and as such, imbibing a few cups of coffee every day will help you feel less depressed and much happier. In fact, a cup of coffee early in the morning or after work will go a long way in improving your mood and keeping you happy.

3. May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is a gigantic health problem, currently afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. For some reason, coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The studies show that people who drink the most coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease, one study showing a reduction as high as 67%.

4. Contains Amazing Nutrients: Coffee is a good source of essential nutrients. Some of the nutrients found in the body include manganese, Vitamins B5, B3 and B2, Potassium and magnesium. Amazingly, coffee is also a good source of antioxidants which your body requires in order to fight destructive free radicals responsible for different diseases including cancer.

5. Improves Physical Performance: Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat. But caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood. This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel. Given these effects, it is not surprising to see that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%, on average.

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Top 6 Foods To Combat Fatigue http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-foods-to-combat-fatigue/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-foods-to-combat-fatigue/#respond Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:23:57 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6220 Do you always feel tired and rundown? Fatigue is a common complaint that interferes with our daily lives. Several lifestyle factors, medical conditions or psychological problems can cause fatigue. Some of the lifestyle factors that contribute to this problem include excessive alcohol use, excessive intake of caffeine, excessive physical activity, inactivity, poor sleep and unhealthy …

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Do you always feel tired and rundown? Fatigue is a common complaint that interferes with our daily lives. Several lifestyle factors, medical conditions or psychological problems can cause fatigue. Some of the lifestyle factors that contribute to this problem include excessive alcohol use, excessive intake of caffeine, excessive physical activity, inactivity, poor sleep and unhealthy eating habits. The good news is that there are plenty of foods to boost energy.

1. Bananas: Bananas are rich in potassium, which the body needs to convert sugar into energy. Also, bananas are a good source of many important nutrients, such as B vitamins, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, and carbohydrates, that help beat tiredness, dehydration and other fatigue symptoms.

2. Yogurt: Packed with protein, calcium, and carbohydrates and gut-healthy probiotics, yogurt can keep you energized whenever you need it. The probiotics in yogurt can also help ease symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. They also play a key role in improving the health of your digestive tract. You can eat yogurt anytime of the day. Eat at least 1 cup of fat-free yogurt daily.

3. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is one of the best foods for frightening fatigue. It is high in fiber which makes you energized. It contains quality carbohydrates that are stored in the body as glycogen and provide fuel for your brain and muscles throughout the day. Plus, it has many important nutrients like protein, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B1 that help boost your energy levels.

4. Beans: Beans are miracle food that has numerous health benefits and can help fight fatigue. They are high in fiber, contain a good ratio of complex carbohydrates and protein, and an array of minerals including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and iron. This unique nutritional composition delivers long-lasting energy and prevents you from feeling fatigued.

5. Peanut Butter: While this nutty spread is high in calories, a little goes a long way in keeping you sustained. Peanut butter is packed with good fats, protein, and fiber that are great for staging off hunger and balancing glucose levels. Look for peanut butter with no added sugar, salt, or preservatives.

6. Hummus: Hummus is clean snack composed of only four ingredients: puréed garbanzo beans, sesame-based tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. Whether you choose to eat it with carrot sticks or whole wheat crackers, it still contributes to a healthy boost in energy. Garbanzo beans provide a healthy dose of fiber and protein- making hummus a great snack to reach for after a long day (and maybe even a skipped lunch).

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The top 8 Fruits Lowest In Sugar http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-fruits-lowest-sugar/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-fruits-lowest-sugar/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:51:43 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6205 It is very important for a person who cares about his all round health to watch his sugar intake. Aside from avoiding processed sugars, fruits are another source of sugar you should be aware of. Yes, fruits are healthy and are rich in many vitamins and minerals but some varieties have high sugar content that …

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It is very important for a person who cares about his all round health to watch his sugar intake. Aside from avoiding processed sugars, fruits are another source of sugar you should be aware of. Yes, fruits are healthy and are rich in many vitamins and minerals but some varieties have high sugar content that can be an issue with those who suffer from high blood sugar. So, whether you have a family history of diabetes or you just want to make your sugar levels in check. Here is a list of 8 low-sugar fruits that will not cause your sugar level to rise.

1. Strawberries: Strawberry is one of the most popular fruits due to its so sweet and delicious taste. But strawberries are also low in their sugar content. One cup of raw strawberries has about seven grams of sugar, along with over 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

2. Lemons: High in vitamin C, lemons and their lime green counterparts are fairly sour fruits. They don’t contain much sugar (only a gram or two per lemon or lime) and are the perfect addition to a glass of water to help curb your appetite.

3. Kiwis: These odd fuzzy green-fleshed fruits are technically considered a berry too. Kiwis are rich in vitamin C and low in sugar — with just six grams per kiwi.

4. Raspberries: With only five grams of sugar per cup, and lots of fiber to help fill you up, raspberries are one of several amazing berries to go for.

5. Watermelon: Watermelons may seem like a treat, but they’re low in sugar. A whole cup of diced up watermelon has under 10 grams of sugar. Moreover, it is also a great source of iron.

6. Avocados: Avocados are naturally low in sugar. An entire raw avocado only has about one gram of sugar. Avocados have a lot of healthy fats, which will help keep you satiated.

7. Peaches: Peaches can be incredibly sweet, but at less than 13 grams of sugar in a medium-sized fruit, they can still be considered low in sugar for a fruit.

8. Blackberries: Blackberries also only have seven grams of sugar per cup. As a bonus, they’re also high in antioxidants as well as fiber.

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5 Benefits of Green Tea That You Don’t Know About http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/benefits-green-tea-know-about/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/benefits-green-tea-know-about/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:36:23 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6214 Green tea has been known to provide health benefits through regular consumption. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Also, it contains a minimum amount of caffeine so it can give you a healthy boost of energy in the morning or during a midday lull. The following are …

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Green tea has been known to provide health benefits through regular consumption. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Also, it contains a minimum amount of caffeine so it can give you a healthy boost of energy in the morning or during a midday lull.
The following are some of the health benefits of consuming green tea:

1. Promotes Heart Health: Potentially due to its ability to lower blood cholesterol, green tea has been shown to aid the body in its ability to burn off harmful forms of fat, preventing them from laying stagnant in the blood stream. Large-scale studies done on green tea have associated it with long-term heart disease prevention. A Japanese trial found that drinking at least four cups of green tea daily could lower the severity of heart disease in men.

2. Fights Cancer: Thanks to its antioxidant power, green tea can help fight cancer. Many studies have shown that those who consume green tea on a long term and consistent basis have a reduced risk of certain cancers, including prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer. Green tea is known to improve cell health and cell regeneration which is beneficial to prevent these types of diseases.

3. Reduce Stress: In fact, green tea actually contains ingredients that can help to reduce stress and calm nerves. Green tea contains a compound called L-theanine which can help with serotonin and dopamine levels and positively affect emotions and mood. In addition to this, there is the added psychological benefit of slowing down and taking a moment to just sit and sip. Taking a moment to relax and combining it with the stress reducing ingredients of green tea can produce a calming and soothing effect.

4. Boosts the Immune System: Green tea may act as an overall immune booster. Chemicals in green tea have been used to promote good health in so many ways. Some studies on laboratory animals even show promising evidence that green tea can slow the aging process and even keep us alive longer!

5. Improves Brain Function: Green tea can also help with memory and brain function. Studies have shown that the catechins that help with cardiovascular health also improve circulation to the brain. Green tea’s compounds can also have protective effects on neurons which may help to reduce the risk of neurological and cognitive diseases. Research has shown a stronger working memory area of the brain for those who consistently drink green tea. The L-theanine contained in green tea helps with focus and attention, increasing the benefits of this amazing beverage.

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6 Miraculous Health Benefits of Ginger http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/miraculous-health-benefits-ginger/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/miraculous-health-benefits-ginger/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:35:23 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6232 Ginger is one of the most popular roots which is very healthy and is used in many recipes to enhance the flavor. But, in fact, the nutritious value of this root extends well beyond its most common usage. This inexpensive root has numerous medicinal properties that help improve your overall health in many ways. If …

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Ginger is one of the most popular roots which is very healthy and is used in many recipes to enhance the flavor. But, in fact, the nutritious value of this root extends well beyond its most common usage. This inexpensive root has numerous medicinal properties that help improve your overall health in many ways. If you want to know more about the health benefits offered by ginger, look no further. Here are 6 health benefits of ginger.

1. Improves Circulation: Ginger contains magnesium and zinc, which play the greatest role in improving circulation. It also inhibits the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the liver, which can prevent a number of cardiovascular problems later in life. Among other things, ginger can be used to reduce fevers and eliminate problems with excessive sweating.

2. Strengthens the Immune System: Ginger works as a warming spice, which helps the body break down toxins and cleanse its lymphatic system. Regular consumption of ginger strengthens your immune system and helps the body maintain strong defenses against potential infections, colds, coughs, the flu, and chronic illnesses. It also reduces the risk of stroke and is quite useful in fighting bacterial infections of the intestine.

3. Improves Digestion: While ginger helps facilitate the body’s absorption of nutrients, it also alleviates abdominal pain that usually occurs when you experience inflammation of the stomach. It also prevents and fights constipation, reduces gas, and promotes better overall digestion.

4. Helps with Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common health problem. It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness. In a controlled trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication.

5. May Lower Cholesterol: In a 45-day study of 85 individuals with high cholesterol, 3 grams of ginger powder caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers. This is supported by a study in hypothyroid rats, where ginger extract lowered LDL cholesterol to a similar extent as the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin. Both studies also showed reductions in total cholesterol and blood triglycerides.

6. May Help Fight Cancer: Numerous studies have found that ginger might have very powerful anti-cancer effects, through inhibition of the growth of cancer cells – particularly in the colon and the prostate.

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5 Side Effects of Eating Too Many Tomatoes http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/side-effects-eating-tomatoes/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/side-effects-eating-tomatoes/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:51:30 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6259 Tomato is one of the most popular veggies and they are an essential part of our daily diet. We use them in salads, soups, and many meals. They are a good source of water, give a unique glow to the skin, are extremely useful in losing weight, etc. But you cannot eat as many tomatoes …

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Tomato is one of the most popular veggies and they are an essential part of our daily diet. We use them in salads, soups, and many meals. They are a good source of water, give a unique glow to the skin, are extremely useful in losing weight, etc. But you cannot eat as many tomatoes as you can because tomato can actually have serious side effects if consumed in excess. Here are 5 harmful side effects of tomatoes you must know.

1. Heartburn: Tomatoes are highly acidic, which makes them likely to cause heartburn. Tomatoes are packed with malic and citric acids and can make the stomach produce excessive gastric acid (which is responsible for food breakdown). When the volume of the acid increases, it is forced to flow up the esophagus, causing the symptoms. In cases of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) eating tomatoes can worsen the symptoms.

2. Kidney Problems: According to a report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease must limit their intake of potassium which is found in tomatoes in high amounts. High potassium levels in the blood, which is one of the causes of kidney disease, could be dealt with by avoiding tomatoes or tomato sauce or anything made of tomatoes.

3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable bowel syndrome is a group of symptoms relating to gastrointestinal tract. Tomatoes, given their irritating skins and seeds, can be one reason for irritable bowel syndrome. And if you are already suffering from IBS, tomatoes can also trigger bloating. Tomatoes are also one of the most common food allergens that can cause intestinal problems

4. Allergy: Symptoms of a tomato allergy most often occur immediately after the fruit is consumed. These include hives, skin rashes, eczema, coughing, sneezing, an itching sensation in the throat, and swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue. Another allergic reaction to do with tomatoes is a red patch around the eyebrows and eyelids. This if happens in excess can be a cause of allergies.

5. Lycopenodermia: This is probably the first and most common symptom you will observe if you are having an excess intake of tomato and thereby lycopene. It is a skin condition caused by lycopene which is found in tomatoes in high amounts. Indeed it is the yellowish orange discolouration of skin following large tomato intake. Excessive intake of lycopene can cause lycopenodermia, which is the deep-orange coloration of the skin. This may not be a health threat but is surely not very attractive to look at.

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Top 4 Health Benefits of Nutmeg http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-health-benefits-nutmeg/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-health-benefits-nutmeg/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:24:36 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6265 Nutmeg is the seed produced by the Myristica fragrans evergreen tree, widely found in tropical areas of the world. The seeds themselves are small but they have a long list of associated health benefits. Nutmeg is a delicate, slightly sweet spice that is used in many foods around the world due to its unique flavor. …

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Nutmeg is the seed produced by the Myristica fragrans evergreen tree, widely found in tropical areas of the world. The seeds themselves are small but they have a long list of associated health benefits. Nutmeg is a delicate, slightly sweet spice that is used in many foods around the world due to its unique flavor. Some of its beneficial components include potassium, iron, manganese, thiamin, folate, magnesium, copper and vitamins including B1, B6, and others. Other than having a warm flavor that warms the heart, the other benefits of nutmeg are as follows.

1. Boosts Brain Health: One of the lesser known benefits of adding nutmeg to your diet are the various components of its essential oil, called myristicin and macelignan. These compounds have been proven to reduce the degradation of neural pathways and cognitive function that commonly afflicts people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown myristicin and macelignan slow those effects, and keep your brain functioning at a normal, healthy level.

2. Fights Insomnia: If you have difficulty sleeping at night, nutmeg can help you enjoy sound sleep. Its sedative and calming properties work as a natural sleep aid. Nutmeg has a high content of magnesium, an essential mineral in the body that reduces nerve tension, and even stimulates the release of serotonin which creates a feeling of relaxation or sedation. This serotonin is changed to melatonin in the brain, which is a sleep inducer, relieving people of their problems with insomnia and restlessness at night.

3. Detoxifies the Body: Nutmeg acts as a tonic in many different ways and therefore boosts the overall health of your body. More specifically, in terms of liver and kidney, where many of the toxins are stored and accumulated from the body, nutmeg can help eliminate them. It cleans those organs out of all the toxins that may be stored there from alcohol, drugs, pollution, food, or natural organic toxins. Moreover, active ingredients in nutmeg help to dissolve kidney stones, and increase overall function and efficiency of the kidney and liver.

4. Boosts Immunity: Nutmeg can also give your immune system a boost. It enhances your immunity due to the presence of minerals and vitamins that contribute to its antioxidant action. Antioxidants help protect your body from free-radical damage, which can otherwise have a negative impact on your immunity and make it hard for your body to fight off illnesses.

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6 Great Benefits of Cloves http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/great-benefits-cloves/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/great-benefits-cloves/#respond Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:13:04 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6368 Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. This well-known types of spices are often used in cooking and baking. Cloves are rich in potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, dietary fiber, iodine, vitamins K and C, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and magnesium. Due to all its amazing ingredients, …

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Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. This well-known types of spices are often used in cooking and baking. Cloves are rich in potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, dietary fiber, iodine, vitamins K and C, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and magnesium. Due to all its amazing ingredients, cloves can play a key role in keeping your body healthy and free from many diseases. Here are 5 mind blowing benefits of cloves.

1. Toothache: Cloves are one of the few natural treatments that can deal with toothaches. Their anti-inflammatory and analgesic components will help reduce the swelling around an infected tooth and relieve pain. Plus, their antiseptic property will help fight the infection in the affected area and prevent it from spreading.

2. Digestion: Due to their carminative properties (prevent gas formation and relieve flatulence), cloves play a key role in the digestion process. They help boost digestion by promoting the production of enzymes present in the digestive tract. In addition, the essential oils in cloves are highly effective in reducing inflammation and killing bacteria in the stomach to help keep stomach infections at bay.

3. Stress: Cloves have a strong yet soothing aroma, which can help you relax and reduce stress. Stress often causes the body’s muscles to become tense. Eugenol, a component present in cloves, is a well-known muscle relaxant. It thus soothes the senses and relieves stress in the body.

4. Cough and Bad Breathe: Cough and bad breath can be cured by consuming cloves. These are very common problems that we all face and can be very well treated by the consumption of cloves on a daily basis. You can do this by including them in your dishes and also as refreshments at any time of the day.

5. Nausea And Vomiting: Cloves can also relieve nausea due to their aromatic and soothing properties. They can even be used to treat pregnancy-related nausea and morning sickness.

6. Acne: Clove oil has been found very effecting for acne removal. It is to be applied topically to the affected areas and can be used to treat acne and related skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, scarring and scaly skin. It is often blended with face packs or massage creams for application on the skin. The possibility of acne spreading over the unaffected areas can be eliminated by killing off the bacteria with the help of the antimicrobial properties of the oil.

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4 Foods You Should Always Eat Raw http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-eat-raw/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-eat-raw/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 07:13:16 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6302 We always love to cook the vegetables before consuming them. Although there are many healthy ways to cook food such as boiling, steaming, and grilling, cooking vegetables is not always the best way to go. That is because there are a number of foods that are much healthier when eaten raw. If it is your …

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We always love to cook the vegetables before consuming them. Although there are many healthy ways to cook food such as boiling, steaming, and grilling, cooking vegetables is not always the best way to go. That is because there are a number of foods that are much healthier when eaten raw. If it is your first time to know this information, you, of course, will be interested to know more about these vegetables. So, here is a list of 4 foods that are better to eat raw.

1. Broccoli: Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. But it will be much healthier when eaten raw. Eating it raw allows our bodies to more rapidly absorb its best nutrients, like sulforaphane – a compound that has been shown to help in the fight against cancer and can actually lower blood pressure. Also, eating raw broccoli, and the chewing process involved helps to rupture the special compound that is located in the plant’s cell walls, an enzyme called myrosinase, that revs up your liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens. Cooling broccoli inactivated the enzyme.

2. Nuts: Raw nuts contain essential fats that can lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of blood clots, and keep your arteries clear. Nuts are also an excellent source of protein. Once they’re roasted, nuts lose some of their iron and magnesium as well as those disease-fighting fats get broken down into free radicals that can contribute to plaque and cardiovascular disease.

3. Cauliflower: Low in fat and carbohydrates and high in dietary fiber, folate, and vitamin C, cauliflower packs a powerful nutritional punch, in addition to containing all the cancer-fighting compounds found in other members of the Brassicae family. For a deliciously different raw cauliflower treat, try grating it, which gives it a fluffy texture, and adding it to a salad of chopped red peppers, black olives, capers, olive oil and lemon juice.

4. Garlic: Garlic is very nutritious, but it is better to eat it raw to reap all its benefits. It has been shown to contain high levels a DNA-protecting compound called allicin, and it also contains manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium, and fiber. One minute of cooking, though, completely inactivates that enzyme. In fact, a study published in the National Post shows that eating raw garlic two or three times a week can lower one’s risk of developing lung cancer.

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4 Foods To Eat When You Have Diarrhea http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-to-eat-diarrhea/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-to-eat-diarrhea/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 06:19:48 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=6299 Having diarrhea causes uncomfortable symptoms including bloating, abdominal cramps, loose or watery stools. Although usually diarrhea is mild and will go away within a few days, what you consume plays a big role in speeding up your recovery from this illness. That said eating certain foods can make you feel better faster. In order to …

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Having diarrhea causes uncomfortable symptoms including bloating, abdominal cramps, loose or watery stools. Although usually diarrhea is mild and will go away within a few days, what you consume plays a big role in speeding up your recovery from this illness. That said eating certain foods can make you feel better faster. In order to make you aware of what to eat when you have diarrhea, here is a list of foods to help with diarrhea.

1. Bananas: Bananas are a very good choice for alleviating diarrhea and associated symptoms. Bananas are a “binding” food, which means they help increase the form of the stool and help it to pass more slowly through the intestines. Moreover, they are rich in potassium high which helps to replace electrolytes that may be lost by severe bouts of diarrhea. Eat a banana or two to help restore balance to your digestive system.

2. Yogurt: You must have heard that you should avoid dairy products if you have diarrhea, but yogurt is an exception to this rule. Look for yogurt with live or active bacterial cultures. These “cultures” are friendly bacteria that can go in and line your intestines, providing you with protection from the bad guys. If you’ve already got diarrhea, yogurt can help produce lactic acid in your intestines, which can kill off the nasty bacteria and get you feeling better, faster. Read the label carefully and choose a brand that does not have a high sugar level and does not contain artificial sweeteners. Both of those can contribute to excessive intestinal gas and loose stools.

3. Mashed Potato: Potatoes are a good comfort food option and are also high in potassium. While the skins have lots of nutrition, you should avoid them when you have diarrhea, so peeled potatoes are best. Steam, microwave, or boil your potatoes. A little salt for flavor is fine, but avoid too much butter, margarine, sour cream, or gravy. A large amount of fat and oil could irritate your sensitive system and contribute to increased intestinal cramping.

4. White Rice: Plain white rice is among the bland foods that stop diarrhea because it is easy to digest. In addition, it can help decrease the amount of stools by adding bulk to the stools. Eat small amounts of plain white rice (without any added sauces and spices). Gradually increase the amount of rice as your diarrhea improves.

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8 Worst Foods To Take to a Picnic http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/worst-foods-picnic/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/worst-foods-picnic/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:40:22 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5781 On a gorgeous, breezy summer day there is nothing more relaxing and joyful than a picnic. Enjoy your meal in the nature with your friend is great, but be careful there are some foods that you should avoid bringing. Here is a list of 9 foods you should never bring on a picnic. 1. Sodas: …

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On a gorgeous, breezy summer day there is nothing more relaxing and joyful than a picnic. Enjoy your meal in the nature with your friend is great, but be careful there are some foods that you should avoid bringing. Here is a list of 9 foods you should never bring on a picnic.

1. Sodas: Sweetened drinks can turn into a sticky mess. And if they’re left out on warm days they may go flat, or worse, burst out of their containers. Plus insects love the stuff. Tote along half-frozen bottles of water and use them to keep your food cold.

2. Chocolate: Even if you are a big fan of chocolate or you are trying to satisfy the chocoholics in your group, chocolate is not the perfect food to bring because it easily melts when it’s warm outside. A better choice is an angel food cake topped with fresh fruit.

3. Bottles of condiments: It may seem handy to toss you condiment bottles from the refrigerator to the picnic basket, but they won’t stay cool and will just be more weight to lug around. Instead, either use condiment packages, which don’t need refrigeration, or put the needed amount of condiment in small jars and keep in a cooler.

4. Chunks of Cheese: Skip cubes of cheese, which will get oily in the warm sun and become very unappetizing. Plus, cutting can be tricky, as paper plates and plastic knives aren’t an ideal combination. Instead, pack sliced fruit or chips and guacamole for easy-to-tote appetizers.

5. Mayo-based salads: When potatoes, pasta, tuna, or chicken are dressed with mayonnaise, these salads need to be kept at 40ºF (4.4ºC) to remain safe from spoilage. That’s pretty chilly, even for an ice-packed cooler. A good alternative is a vinegar-and-oil dressing.

6. Ice Cream: Of course, ice cream is what we all want in a sunny day, but this cannot be the case when we go on a picnic. Instead of bringing it with you and risking a melted mess, plan to make a stop on the way home for some gelato.

7. Fried Foods: Messy is an understatement when you’re talking about fried food. Although your guests may be excited to see you pull out a vat of fried chicken, you’ll need a lot of napkins for the oily mess and a garbage bag for the leftover bones, which is just something else to attract animals and insects. Opt for grilled foods instead to minimize the mess.

8. Soft Fruits: Fruits such as bananas and peaches may get jostled around and bruise easily on the trip. And in warm temperatures, they can become overripe in no time. Apples, pears, and oranges make better choices.

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4 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-eat-before-bed/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-eat-before-bed/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:35:35 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5753 Night is the time when most of us feel hankering for a bedtime snack or beverage and you can’t seem to shake that gnawing feeling of an empty stomach. At this time it is hard to decide which food you should choose to maintain a healthy diet. While some light foods can actually help your …

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Night is the time when most of us feel hankering for a bedtime snack or beverage and you can’t seem to shake that gnawing feeling of an empty stomach. At this time it is hard to decide which food you should choose to maintain a healthy diet. While some light foods can actually help your sleep, many others can disrupt your sleep, causing nightmares, an irritated tummy, and insomnia. That is why you should be aware of the foods that you should totally avoid at night and why. Here are the 4 worst foods that you can eat at night.

1. Dark Chocolate: Eating dark chocolate should be a daytime activity rather than one you do in the wee hours. That is because chocolate is a natural source of stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine that can keep you awake for hours after your bedtime by charging up your nervous system.

A good night’s rest is essential for building a glance-worthy physique. This is the time when a significant amount of muscle recovery occurs, and when the body releases anabolic hormones like testosterone and growth hormone. Snacking on foods that disrupt your sleep could very well sabotage your fitness gains.

2. Wine: Though you may have a few glasses of wine with your dinner and feel slightly drowsy, don’t be fooled. Wine along with other forms of alcohol can lead to a disastrous night of sleep. In fact, it might be similar to the sleep you get after drinking caffeine, in that it’ll keep you in the lighter stages of sleep for longer and might make you wake up more during the night.

3. Ice Cream: Ice cream varieties are often packed with sugar that can contribute to fat gain. The high amount of fat in the icy treat can also force your digestive system to do extra work to process the high amount of fat content in the food which in turn can lead to disturbances in sleep.

4. Fried Foods: Fried foods may make you feel lethargic after you eat them, but they ultimately will do more harm to your sleep than good. Foods like fries and chips take a much longer time to digest than other foods as it can take hours to fully digest something that’s fried and high in fat. When you go to bed right after you’ve consumed these types of foods, you may have stomach pains, cramps, and acid reflux, resulting in poor sleep quality.

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5 Foods That Are High In Mercury http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-high-mercury/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/foods-high-mercury/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:29:16 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5824 Mercury is a natural liquid metal found in the environment, including in the water, air and soil. You can be exposed to mercury by breathing the vapors, through skin contact or by eating foods contaminated with mercury. Mercury, particularly methylmercury, the form found in contaminated fish, has toxic effects on humans and if you are …

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Mercury is a natural liquid metal found in the environment, including in the water, air and soil. You can be exposed to mercury by breathing the vapors, through skin contact or by eating foods contaminated with mercury. Mercury, particularly methylmercury, the form found in contaminated fish, has toxic effects on humans and if you are pregnant, mercury can affect the developing fetus. While we always think that fish are the only food that contains mercury, other foods besides fish can contain mercury. In this article, we share a list of foods that are high in mercury.

1. Shark: The most common form of mercury is methylmercury, which fish absorb through the water and feeding, causing it to build up in their tissues. The bigger the fish, the more little fish it eats, which is why big fish often have higher mercury concentrations than smaller fish. Older, larger fish have more time to accumulate mercury in their fatty tissues.

2. King Mackerel: No doubt that fish is a very popular food due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids and its low-fat nutrition profile. But as we said some kinds of fish should be avoided because of its high level of mercury and king mackerel is one of these kinds.

3. Swordfish: Almost all fish and shellfish contain some mercury; however, swordfish have a high level of mercury. These fish reach the FDA limit for human consumption of 1 part per million. The FDA and the EPA recommend that young children, women who are pregnant or nursing, or who may become pregnant, avoid eating these fish.

4. Tilefish: Found along the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, tilefish also have high levels of mercury. Cooking does not decrease the mercury content in fish, including tilefish, considerably.

5. High-Fructose Corn Syrup: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a common additive used to enhance the shelf life of foods. Numerous processed foods such as jelly, bread, barbecue sauce and flavored milk are made with HFCS. A January 2009 article in “Environmental Health” investigated whether mercury ended up in the final product, as the manufacturing process of HFCS includes mercury cell chloralkali products. It found mercury in nine out of 20 HFCS samples tested. While amounts found were small, researchers expressed concern that they might pose a risk for children and other individuals at increased risk of mercury poisoning, such as pregnant women.

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7 Best Lysine-Rich Foods http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-lysine-rich-foods/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-lysine-rich-foods/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:13:19 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5815 Lysine is an essential amino acid which stimulates collagen production and the absorption of calcium. Lysine can also help you overcome herpes infections. A deficiency of lysine can lead to anemia, bloodshot eyes, and fatigue. Daily recommended intake of this crucial amino acid is 30 mg per kg of your weight. So, including lysine rich …

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Lysine is an essential amino acid which stimulates collagen production and the absorption of calcium. Lysine can also help you overcome herpes infections. A deficiency of lysine can lead to anemia, bloodshot eyes, and fatigue. Daily recommended intake of this crucial amino acid is 30 mg per kg of your weight. So, including lysine rich foods in your regular diet can help you meet your body’s daily need for this amino acid. Listed below are top 7 foods highest in Lysine.

1. Eggs: Eggs contain high amounts of proteins that contain amino acid lysine. Just 100 grams of eggs comprise 912 mg of lysine. So, including eggs in your regular diet help you have sufficient levels of lysine in your body

2. Fishes: Fishes are protein rich and contain most essential amino acids. Tuna, for example, is one of the lysine-rich fish which offers you about 123% of daily recommended intake of lysine. Cooked shrimp boasts of a 103% lysine RDI value.

3. Pulses: Pulses boast abundance of various nutrients, particularly vital proteins and amino acids. Just 100 grams of pulses offer you about 668 mg of lysine. They form a vegan source of lysine. So, you can add these lysine rich pulses to your regular cooking to meet your body’s lysine needs. Add split beans, pinto beans, lentils, black beans, chickpeas, yellow beans, and cranberry beans to your regular diet or cuisines.

4. Pork: Pork is quite popular in most European nations and is also enjoyed by millions all around the world. Pork is rich in animal protein and contains many essential amino acids, boasting of a 131% lysine RDI.

5. Soy Foods: Soy foods are highly nutritious and good for your health as they offer plenty of vital nutrients, including lysine. Just 100 grams of a soy food offers you about 2634 mg of lysine. So, you can include various soy foods, such as soy flour, boiled soybeans, tofu, soy chips, and natto, to your regular diet to ensure smooth body processes and good health.

6. Cheese: Cheese, particularly Parmesan cheese, is one of the excellent sources of lysine. In fact, Parmesan cheese is the richest source of this crucial amino acid among the dairy products sources of proteins. You can add this cheese to your regular cooking and ensure the necessary intake of lysine easily.

7. Roasted Beef: Roasted beef is delicious and loaded with protein. It also contains high levels of many essential amino acids and contains around 171% of the lysine RDI.

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7 Awesome Health Benefits of Olives http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/awesome-health-benefits-olives/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/awesome-health-benefits-olives/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:00 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5794 Olives are one of the most loved foods as they have very special flavor. Many people add olives to pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches to maximize the flavor but olives also offer unbelievable health benefits. In this article, we are going to talk about 7 health benefits of olives. 1. Control Appetite: Eating 10 olives before …

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Olives are one of the most loved foods as they have very special flavor. Many people add olives to pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches to maximize the flavor but olives also offer unbelievable health benefits. In this article, we are going to talk about 7 health benefits of olives.

1. Control Appetite: Eating 10 olives before meals reduced appetite by 22% according to studies in Italy. Olives contain monounsaturated fatty acids which slow down digestion and stimulate the hormone cholecystokinin, a hormone that sends messages of satiety to the brain. Moreover, these acids also stimulate the production of adiponectin, a chemical that burns fat for five hours after ingestion.

2. Prevent Cancer: Olives help in avoiding cancer as they contain up to 16 grams per kilo of important cancer-fighting agents like acteoside, hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and phenyl propionic acids. Also, both olives and olive oil contain considerable amounts of other compounds regarded to be anticancer agents such as squalene and terpenoids, as well as the peroxidation-resistant lipid oleic acid.

3. Reduce Wrinkles: Thanks to oleic acid found in olives, which keeps skin soft and healthy, eating olives daily can improve the appearance of wrinkles by 20%. In addition, olives contain vitamin E which is an excellent antioxidant for skin health.

4. Improve Eye Health: One cup of black olives contains 10% of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin A which, when converted into the retinal form, is crucial for healthy eyes. It enables the eye to better distinguish between light and dark, thereby improving night vision. Furthermore, Vitamin A is believed effective against cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other age-related ocular diseases.

5. Improve Memory: Olives contain polyphenols, a natural chemical that reduces oxidative stress in the brain. Eating a daily serving of olives improves memory by 25% according to research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

6. Reduce Allergic Reactions: Olive oil had anti-inflammatory properties that are good for those who have allergies. Olive extracts act as antihistamines at the cellular level. By blocking histamine receptors unique components in olive can help reduce allergic reactions. They can increase blood flow and its anti-inflammatory properties help alleviate the effects of diseases such

7. Contain High Amount of Iron: Black olives are very high in iron. The ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body is due to the presence of iron in the blood. If we suffer from a lack of iron, our tissues don’t get enough oxygen, and we may feel cold or weak.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Dates http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/reasons-eat-dates/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/reasons-eat-dates/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:11:47 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5833 Dates which were discovered thousands years ago are one of the healthiest fruits on earth. They are eaten as a regular dry fruit by most of the people. Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. This miracle fruit …

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Dates which were discovered thousands years ago are one of the healthiest fruits on earth. They are eaten as a regular dry fruit by most of the people. Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. This miracle fruit contains massive health benefits and can be consumed in many ways. Here are only 7 reasons why you should eat dates regularly:

1. Relieve Diarrhea: Ripe dates contain potassium, which is known as an effective way of controlling diarrhea. They are also easy to digest, which further helps alleviate the unpredictable nature of chronic diarrhea. The soluble fiber in them can also help relieve diarrhea, by providing bulk to the bowel movements and promoting normal healthy functioning of the excretory system.

2. Strengthen the nervous system: Dates are loaded with potassium which is one of the prime ingredients in promoting a healthy and responsive nervous system, and it also improves the speed and alertness of brain activity. Also, potassium helps to reduce cholesterol and keeps the risk of a stroke in check.

3. Boost Your Energy: Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. When you feel exhausted or sluggish, chew few dates and you will regain your energy immediately.

4. Improve Skin: The vitamins C and D work on your skin’s elasticity, and also keeps your skin smooth. Plus dates also come with anti-ageing benefits and prevent the accumulation of melanin in your body.

5. Reduce the Frequency of Night Blindness: When the leaves of the date palm are ground into a paste and rubbed on and around the eyes, or when dates are ingested orally, it has been shown to reduce the frequency of night blindness, and this solution is commonly used in rural areas where dates grow as an alternative medicine.

6. Assist in Weight Gain: The sugar, proteins, and other vitamins in the fruit help in weight gain, especially when you need it. Incidentally, it’s said that when eaten with cucumber, dates help to keep your weight at a normal level.

7. Fix Hangovers: Dates are commonly used as a remedy for alcoholic intoxication. They provide quick relief and have a sobering effect in case you feel as though have consumed an uncomfortable amount of alcohol. They can also be used the following morning to prevent severe hangovers. Again, they should be rubbed and soaked overnight for the best results.

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Top 9 Foods Highest in Methionine http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-foods-highest-methionine/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-foods-highest-methionine/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:32:43 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5821 Methionine is an essential amino acid; the basic block that links up with other amino acids and bonds to form protein. It helps in the creation of cartilage and prevents hair loss and strengthens your nails. Methionine deficiency can lead to liver inflammation, anemia, and premature graying of hair. So in order to increase our …

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Methionine is an essential amino acid; the basic block that links up with other amino acids and bonds to form protein. It helps in the creation of cartilage and prevents hair loss and strengthens your nails. Methionine deficiency can lead to liver inflammation, anemia, and premature graying of hair. So in order to increase our intake of methionine we need to consume foods that are rich in methionine and below is a list of the top 9 foods highest in methionine.

1. Brazil Nuts: Brazil nuts are one of the best foods high in methionine. They are one the most popular and tasty nuts in existence and are an important source of non-animal based protein and are rich in selenium.

2. Chicken Breast: Cooked chicken breast is one of the tastiest meals to have. It is also crammed with proteins and has a 127% RDI level of Methionine.

3. Roasted Soybean: Soybeans have long been acknowledged as a plant food that, when compared with other plants, is relatively high in protein. For instance, experimental studies have shown that soy protein isolates tend to lower LDL cholesterol levels while protein from animal sources can raise cholesterol levels. Roasted soybean contains high amounts of Methionine, with 73% of the RDI.

4. Roasted Beef: Roasted beef contains decent amounts of Methionine, with 135% of the RDI.

5. White Beans: White beans are used in many recipes and are rich sources of vegetable based protein. They contain decent amounts of Methionine, at 20% of the RDI.

6. Parmesan Cheese: It is tasty, creamy and highly nutritious, containing the most essential amino acids. Parmesan cheese boasts of a high Methionine level, with 132% of the RDI.

7. Boiled Eggs: Hard boiled eggs are the choice of protein for bodybuilders. Hard boiled eggs boast of high protein levels, with around 54% of the RDI of Methionine.

8. Yogurt: Yogurt is mooted to be a better protein source than milk. This is because of the low water content of curd compared to milk. Yogurt contains a moderate amount of Methionine, at 23% of the RDI.

9. Lean Pork: A 3-ounce patty of lean ground pork contains almost 0.7 gram of methionine. Other pork cuts, including country-style ribs and pork shoulder, are also high in methionine, but they contain higher amounts of fat and should be eaten in moderation.

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Top 5 Foods For Relaxation http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-foods-relaxation/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/top-foods-relaxation/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:26:18 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5750 No doubt that our life is getting more stressful due to the many duties we have to do and the responsibilities we have. Once we feel stressed we immediately think that we have to mediate, exercise, practice yoga, go in a trip, or go to the sea, but Can food be our way to relax? …

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No doubt that our life is getting more stressful due to the many duties we have to do and the responsibilities we have. Once we feel stressed we immediately think that we have to mediate, exercise, practice yoga, go in a trip, or go to the sea, but Can food be our way to relax? Of course, yes. Food’s function doesn’t include only strengthening our bodies and boosting our health, food also can help relax your mind and calm your nerves. In this article, we have put together a list of top 5 foods for relaxation.

1. Milk: If you are looking for the most effective food that can relax your nerves, certainly a glass of warm milk is what you need. Warm milk is known to contain tryptophan –a compound which helps in the production of serotonin (around 43%). Serotonin is known to induce a feeling of pleasure along with helping in sleep.

2. Honey: Honey is known for many amazing health and skin benefits but it also can be used to relax the body and the mind. Honey is known to contain tryptophan and as stated before, this supplement helps to reduce anxiety and relax the nerve. Aside from this, honey is also known to be rich in potassium which has a soothing relieve on the brain and also the body. Potassium helps to fight off stress hormones in the body and acids to relax the nervous system.

3. Cold Water Fish: Cold water fish such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, sardines, and herring are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help boosts serotonin levels while suppressing the production of anxiety-related hormones cortisol and adrenaline. In addition, omega-3s have been shown to lower high blood pressure.

4. Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate helps to reduce stress levels in the brain and this can be done because it contains serotonin, endorphin and dopamine, which are great hormones for the mollifying of stress level in the brain. There are many foods that you can find that are great source of dark chocolate. It also enhances nervous and hormonal system function.

5. Bananas: This fruit is loaded with potassium and magnesium, known natural muscle relaxants. Because relaxed muscles encourage the body to relax, sources of potassium and magnesium (like bananas) are a wise route towards easing physically mounting stress. Bananas also contain tryptophan, which promotes serotonin release in the brain.

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Four Best Snacks For Your Mid-Morning Hunger Pangs http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-snacks-mid-morning-hunger-pangs/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-snacks-mid-morning-hunger-pangs/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:10:43 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5584 You just started your work, it is not lunch time yet and all of a sudden you can’t think or feel anything else but hunger. Instead of trying to control your hunger until lunchtime, experts actually recommend reaching out for a mid-morning snack especially if you are trying to lose weight. The period of time …

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You just started your work, it is not lunch time yet and all of a sudden you can’t think or feel anything else but hunger. Instead of trying to control your hunger until lunchtime, experts actually recommend reaching out for a mid-morning snack especially if you are trying to lose weight. The period of time between breakfast and lunchtime is big gap that average people can get very hungry during. While you may be trying to save calories, you might be putting yourself at the risk of overeating and weight gain.

So what should you be snacking on to keep your guts from growling at this time of the day?
Well, experts say your mid-morning snack should contain no Kore than 200 calories and about three grams of protein, three grams of fiber and less than eight grams of sugar. A little bit of fat and carbs is OK but the main focus should be on fiber and protein to keep you full until lunchtime.
Here’s the best ideas for mid-morning snacks.

1- Granola Bars.

There’s nothing easier and more satisfying than a granola bar. Granola bars can be your best snack especially if you are feeling for something sweet. But most granola bars are loaded with sugar and calories, so always make sure to read the nutritional values on the bar before purchasing it. Make sure the calories contained are less than 200 calories and sugar is no more than 8 grams.

2- Roasted Chickpeas.

Chickpeas is a super food especially if you are trying to lose weight. They are packed with dietary fibers that are not quickly digested in the stomach, and they have a low glycemic index and calories, yet they can keep you full with stabilized energy levels until lunchtime. You can try roasted chickpeas as a snack but make sure to be mindful of the portion size.

3- Strawberries and Greek Yogurt.

Another awesome way to satisfy your mid-morning cravings is a small container of low-fat Greek yogurt and a cup of fresh or frozen strawberries. The yogurt will provide 20 grams of satiating and energizing protein while the strawberry will add some fiber, sugar and vitamins.

4- Shielded Pistachios.

A handful of shielded pistachios will give you six grams of protein and three grams of fiber, so it is a great thigh to munch on between meals. Buying your pistachios shielded will help you eat slower and feel full faster with less calories being consumed.

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Health Benefits Of Fenugreek Seeds http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/health-benefits-fenugreek-seeds/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/health-benefits-fenugreek-seeds/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:49:26 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5354 Fenugreek is a herb commonly known worldwide due to its medicinal properties and uses. It is rich in nutrients like iron, magnesium, copper, calcium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin B6, it also contains powerful phytonutrients. The seeds and the leaves of the herb contain antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Both the leaves and the …

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Fenugreek is a herb commonly known worldwide due to its medicinal properties and uses. It is rich in nutrients like iron, magnesium, copper, calcium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin B6, it also contains powerful phytonutrients. The seeds and the leaves of the herb contain antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Both the leaves and the seeds are used for cooking and medicinal uses.
Here’s what fenugreek is good for.

– 1- Controls Diabetes.

This herb is very beneficial for people with diabetes, its content of hypoglycemic helps to regulate glucose tolerance and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
The fiber found in fenugreek seeds help to slow down the absorption of simple carbohydrates and sugar ensuring a slow release of sugar in the bloodstream to sustain longer lasting energy levels.
. Take a cup of tea made with fenugreek seeds before each meal, make sure to also to chew the seeds you soaked in boiled water to make the tea.

2- Increases Milk Supple for Nursing Mothers.

Fenugreek seeds can help a new mother to increase the supply and quality of her milk to provide her infant with his needs of nutrients.
Both the seeds and leaves of fenugreek are great galactagogues to enhance the milk supply.
Moreover, the nutrients found in fenugreek such as magnesium and iron will ensure that the milk is rich in all the needed nutrients for the baby.
Fenugreek can also help alleviating common postpartum problems like aches, cramps and gas.
. you can use the fenugreek extract supplements to increase your milk supple or drink at least 3 cups of tea made with grounded fenugreek seeds in different times of the day.

3- Relieves Constipation

Fenugreek is rich in insoluble fibers that absorb the fluids in the intestines and add bulk to the stool making it easier to pass through your system and eliminated out of your body.
It also relieves contractions, gas, cramps and bloating. It aids digestion and soothes gastrointestinal inflammation by coating the inner lining of the stomach providing a relief from acid reflux and heart burn.

4- Improves Heart Health.

Fenugreek seeds have blood thinning properties to ensure a smooth blood flow from the heart to the rest of the organs of the body. The blood thinning and antioxidant properties in fenugreek make it very effective in lowering high blood pressure, all of which is good for the overall heart health.
Moreover, it reduces the risk of atherosclerosis because of its modulating effect on blood lipid levels.
It also reduces blood sugar levels and control obesity, two major risk factors in developing heart diseases.

5- Eases Joints Pain.

Fenugreek is great to ease joints pain caused by arthritis, it contains a component known as diosgenin which stimulates the natural production of cortisone and other corticosteroids that all help to reduce the joints pain.
In addition, the anti-inflammatory properties in fenugreek help to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain from injured joints.

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Favors You Will Do Your Body By Drinking Green Tea http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/favors-body-drinking-green-tea/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/favors-body-drinking-green-tea/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:35:20 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5424 There’s no doubt that green tea is the healthiest beverage you can drink, it is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that can protect and improve your health in many different ways from boosting your brain function to protecting your cardiovascular system and reducing your risk of developing many types of cancer. Here’s some of the …

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There’s no doubt that green tea is the healthiest beverage you can drink, it is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that can protect and improve your health in many different ways from boosting your brain function to protecting your cardiovascular system and reducing your risk of developing many types of cancer. Here’s some of the many favors you will be doing to your body by drinking three cups of green tea a day.

1- Improves Your Overall Heath.

The bioactive compounds found in green tea leaves can all be attained through the cup of tea you enjoy hot, it is packed with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins that work as powerful Antioxidants, these substances work or reducing the levels of free radicals in the bloodstream which are responsible for too many types of diseases and damage for the body cells and molecules.
Green tea also contain EGCG which is a substance that was proven to treat various diseases and is probably why green tea is considered very rich in medical properties.

2- It Makes You Smarter.

We all drink green tea as a stimulant to get a boost in the mental and physical performance, however, green tea actually does more than that to your brain, it contains caffeine which is known as a stimulant, but unlike coffee, the Caffeine found in green tea won’t cause the annoying jitters you get from coffee.
Unlike coffee, green tea will help to boost your mood, your memory and your attention span.
Besides Caffeine, green tea also contain the amino acid L-thiamine which has an anti-Anxiety reaction, which works with Caffeine to give you a mental boost that helps you to be much more productive than when you drink coffee that could end you up suffering from coffee.
Additionally, the L-thiamine amino acid found in green tea will not cause insomnia like in the case of coffee because helps to produce more dopamine in the brain which if not drank very near to bed time can help you sleep soundly at night.

3- Green Tea Helps To Burn Fat And Increase Physical Performance.

If you look at the ingredients of any fat burning supplement, chances are high to find green tea included that’s because green tea has been proven to boost metabolic and at burning rate in humans to a significant extent.
In a study in ten healthy men, green tea was shown to boost physical performance and energy by 10%.
Another study showed that fat oxidation was increased by up to 20% proving that drinking green tea can increase fat burning.

4- Green Tea Can Protect You from Many Types Of Cancer.

Cancer is caused due to uncontrolled growth of cells and it is known that the oxydation damage for the body cells can contribute to the formation of cancerous cells in the body, thus eating foods that are high in antioxidants will have a protective effect, green tea is a brilliant and convenient way to get a good dose of Antioxidants on daily basis and in return reduce your risk of developing many types of cancer like breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

5- Green Tea Can Reduce Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases.

Cardiovascular Diseases like heart diseases, artery diseases and strokes are that most leading causes of death around the world. Studies showed that green tea can successfully reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by up to 35%, the Antioxidants found in green tea will help to prevent the LDL cholesterol from oxidating which is one main cause for developing cardiovascular diseases.
Indeed, studies showed that green tea drinkers have a considerable lower risk to develop cardiovascular diseases as they age in comparison to those who don’t drink green tea regularly.

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The Best Foods To Boost Your Brain Function http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-foods-to-boost-brain-function/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-foods-to-boost-brain-function/#respond Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:54:14 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5381 There’s no doubt that eating a healthy diet has its positive impact on your entire body and your brain no exception. You may be suffering from lack of concentration or weak memory and as we age, these kind of problems can get increased, however science proved that some foods contain very helpful substances for your …

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There’s no doubt that eating a healthy diet has its positive impact on your entire body and your brain no exception. You may be suffering from lack of concentration or weak memory and as we age, these kind of problems can get increased, however science proved that some foods contain very helpful substances for your overall health and particularly your brain function, if you include these foods in your regular diet you a be increasing your odds to maintain a healthy bran evening your old age and still enjoy a sharper mind and a stronger memory in your current days. Here’s a lost of the best foods to boost your brain function to indulge in. Generally foods that are rich in healthy fats like nuts and fish as well as foods that contain glucose help to boost brain function.

1- Blueberries.

Studies showed that eating a diet that include blueberries on regular basis can reduce the oxidative stress on the brain and reduce the risk of age related problems like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In lab studies, older rats that were fed blueberries had more accelerate motor skills and learning capacity similar to much younger rats.

2- Wild Salmon.

Deep-water fish like wild salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that is essential for brain function, the Omega-3 Fatty acids also continue anti-inflammatory properties that can improve the case or prevent many sicknesses and diseases. Other fish types that are rich in omega-3 include sardines, herring and mackerel.

3- Nuts and Seeds.

All types of nuts and seeds are considered good sources of vitamin E with if provided to the body with considerable levels can reduce cognitive decline to a good extent. Vitamin E also works as an antioxidant which means it will protect your heart and vessels as well as your brain.

4- Avocados.

Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in boosting and protecting your brain, the monounsaturated fats it contains allow a healthy blood flow to the brain and fuels it to function properly, avocados also help to regulate high blood pressure which is a significant culprit to cognitive decline.

5- Whole Grains.

Whole grains promote the cardiovascular health which in return ensure a healthy blood flow to the different organs of the body including the brain, so eating oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, and brown rice everyday can play a considerable role in keeping your mind sharp all day and throughout your life.

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The Interaction Between Grapefruit and Metformin (antidiabetic) http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/interaction-grapefruit-metformin-antidiabetic/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/interaction-grapefruit-metformin-antidiabetic/#respond Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:17:15 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5552 Metformin is sold with the name Glucophage and it is an oral prescribed antidiabetic that helps to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Metformin can be used by itself or along with other types of medications to treat type2 diabetes. Metformin helps reducing blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of glucose you absorb …

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Metformin is sold with the name Glucophage and it is an oral prescribed antidiabetic that helps to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Metformin can be used by itself or along with other types of medications to treat type2 diabetes. Metformin helps reducing blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose your liver produces. Eating grapefruits could interfere seriously with certain types of medications, but does grapefruit interfere with the absorption of metformin?

No Reported grapefruit Interaction with Metformin

Some chemicals found in fresh grapefruits or the products containing grapefruits can interact with the absorption and metabolizing of certain drugs leading to concentrated levels of the drug in the blood. However there was no interaction reported or found between grapefruit and metformin.

Precautions to Be Aware Of.

You may experience strong side effects or adverse effects of the medications if they interact with grapefruits. Eating or drinking grapefruit juice at a different time to taking the medication doesn’t really help in the interactions. Some cases reported experiencing adverse effects for the medications even one or two days after eating grapefruit.
If you are not sure if the drug you are taking could interact with grapefruit, make sire to ask your doctor or pharmacist before eating any grapefruits.

Metformin Medication.

Metformin can be found in regular tablets 500mg, extended release tablets or in liquid form that can be taken orally.
The regular tablets are usually taken three times a day with or before meals, the extended release is taken once a day with the evening meal. Metformin tablets should be swallowed whole without breaking, chewing or crushing them. The dosage of metformin tablets shouldn’t be increased without the prescription of the doctor first.

Common Side Effects of Metformin.

Common side effects that can be experienced after taking metformin include dizziness, weakness, headaches, diarrhea, stomach cramps and gas.
Adverse side effects of metformin that require a medical interference include swelling of the face, difficulties breathing, numbness of the feet and legs, swelling of the tongue, slow pulse, dizziness, weakness, muscle pain and wheezing. You should seek medical care immediately if you start noticing these side effects.

Grapefruit Benefits For Diabetics.

Drinking grapefruit juice can help diabetics reduce their blood sugar levels as effective as metformin regardless to the diet. It can also increase insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes for those who are at a high risk of developing it.

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Tips To Cope With The Side Effects of Antibiotics http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/tips-to-cope-side-effects-antibiotics/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/tips-to-cope-side-effects-antibiotics/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:23:02 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5528 When you have just undergone a surgical operation or suffering from any common bacterial infection like strep throat, urinary tract infection or even ear infection, the first medication to be prescribed is usually antibiotics. When used properly, antibiotics fight with your immune system the bacteria that is causing the health problem and after taking the …

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When you have just undergone a surgical operation or suffering from any common bacterial infection like strep throat, urinary tract infection or even ear infection, the first medication to be prescribed is usually antibiotics. When used properly, antibiotics fight with your immune system the bacteria that is causing the health problem and after taking the full course, you should start feeling better.

Unfortunately antibiotics usually have unpleasant side effects that are temporary such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomachaches, vaginal yeast infection, sleepiness and inner ear problems.
You strongly recommend you to continue taking your antibiotics with the prescribed dosage and timings until you complete the entire course. If you experience some side effects that are annoying try the following ways to ease them , but if your side effects are really adverse, it is always better to contact your doctor.

1- Probiotics.

When taking antibiotics it is highly recommend to include yogurt with live culture or also known as probiotics in your diet. The antibiotics could cause the friendly bacteria naturally present in your guts to die off which could worsen the digestive problems you may experience while taking antibiotics.
Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that provides a protective layer in the intestines as well as providing lactic acid to help elimination the bacterial toxins out of the body.

2- Eat Garlic.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can effectively inhibit the growth of harmful microbes without hassling with the side effects of regular antibiotics. Furthermore garlic contains a compound called allicin which helps to protect the kidneys and liver from the potential harm of antibiotics.
Adding more fresh garlic to your diet or taking its extract in capsules can reduce your risk of infections and at the mean time cleanse your body of the harmful residue of antibiotics.

3- Ginger Tea.

Prescribed antibiotics can have an impact on the digestive system. Some of the common side effects you could experience include nausea, diarrhea, bloating and vomiting. Ginger tea is great for all those problems.
Ginger is a known remedy to alleviate many gastrointestinal problems, in addition to its natural antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties that will aid in the treatment.

4- Eat Bland Diet.

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea and vomiting. To not make the situation for your digestive system more difficult while taking your course of antibiotics, it is recommended to only eat bland foods during that time, which includes white bread, dry crackers, boiled potatoes, white rice.
Eating bland foods is easier for the stomach to digest, at the mean time it will help give rest to the already irritated gastrointestinal tract due to the antibiotics reactions.

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Best Herbal Teas To Improve The Mood http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-herbal-teas-to-improve-mood/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-herbal-teas-to-improve-mood/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:21:00 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5543 It is commonly known that herbal teas are good for the health, they pack essentials like antioxidants, trace minerals, vitamins, polyphenols and other important compounds that could provide a relief from different minor health complaints. Regular consumption of herbal teas of different types have been linked to the prevention of certain ailments and diseases like …

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It is commonly known that herbal teas are good for the health, they pack essentials like antioxidants, trace minerals, vitamins, polyphenols and other important compounds that could provide a relief from different minor health complaints. Regular consumption of herbal teas of different types have been linked to the prevention of certain ailments and diseases like high blood pressure, bloating, digestive problems, insomnia and even some types of cancer.
But what is surprising is that, teas can also have a positive effect on your mood.
If you are feeling a bit sad, anxious or depressed, try one of the following herbal teas to improve your mood.

1- Valerian Tea.

When your anxiety and stress are affecting your ability to have a comforting sleep at night, having a cup of chamomile tea could help you relax and drift into sleep easier. But Valerian tea can help you even more to calm your stressed nerves and clear your mind faster.

2- Rooibos.

Your morning coffee is important to boost your energy all day, but the caffeine in it could have you tossing and turning in bed for a log time before being able to fall asleep. Besides the anxiety that coffee can also increase. Rooibos tea provides the best of both worlds, it provides a great natural caffeine-free alternative to coffee to boost your energy and mental performance while still soothing your nerves and help you be calmer and sleep easier at night.

3- Green Tea.

Having a mid-day slump? The best thing to increase your energy levels and mental alertness is green tea without the jitters you would get from coffee.
The mild levels of caffeine in green tea will spark your creativity and mental performance to get through the rest of the day. As a bonus, green tea is also rich in antioxidants that will boost your immune system and protect your body from free radicals. It will also help you shed the pounds.

4- Ginger Tea.

Ginger tea is an easy natural drink to brew. Just brew a slice of ginger root for five minutes and sweeten with honey if needed. Ginger tea contains mood and energy boosting properties. The beneficial properties of ginger will help you feel warmer and more energetic, it also aids on blood circulation meaning that your brain will get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function properly and in turn increase your mental performance and reduce your sadness and depression.

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Four Reasons You Should Reduce Your Salt Intake Now http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/reasons-reduce-salt-intake/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/reasons-reduce-salt-intake/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:58:06 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5602 Too much of anything is bad for you and so is salt, consuming salt in excess can be very harmful for your body. Your body needs a small amount of salt daily for the sodium it contains which plays an important role in the body by regulating the levels of fluids in the cells and …

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Too much of anything is bad for you and so is salt, consuming salt in excess can be very harmful for your body. Your body needs a small amount of salt daily for the sodium it contains which plays an important role in the body by regulating the levels of fluids in the cells and aiding in the absorption of some nutrients, sodium also influence the pH levels of the body.
Sodium is not made by the body so you need to provide an adequate amount of sodium for your body through food.

Consuming more than needed of sodium can be harmful to your health as it damages the kidneys and promotes water retention.
Here is why you should limit your sale intake.

1- It Damages Your Kidneys.

A small amount of sodium is needed to maintain a proper fluid balance in the body, excess sodium causes the kidneys to retain water within the body cells in order to dilute this electrolyte in your bloodstream to take off pressure of your heart, this is turn puts loads on the kidneys and impact renal function.

2- Increases Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure is a leading cause for heart and artery diseases and increased levels of sodium in the body is a leading cause for high blood pressure.
High levels of sodium in the body decreases the levels of nitric oxide which keeps the blood vessels wide enough for the blood to flow easy. With reduced levels of nitric oxide the blood will experience some resistance against the arteries walls which in turn puts pressure on the heart.

3- Raises The Risk Of Stomach Cancer.

Increased salt intake is linked to higher risks of developing stomach cancer. Indeed, The American Institute of Cancer Research and The World Cancer Research Fund confirm that high consumption of salt as well as salty foods is one of the probable causes for developing stomach cancer.
High salt intake induce the activity of h.pylori bacteria that is found naturally in the stomach which makes the symptoms more sever.
High sodium intake can also make cancer treatment take longer.

4- Weakens Your Bones.

Excessive salt intake can weaken you bones by causing a loss of calcium in your bones which is an important element to strengthen your bones.
That puts you at a higher risk of osteoporosis and makes you more susceptible to bone breakage.

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Side Effects and Precautions for Using Senna Tea as Laxative http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/side-effects-precautions-using-senna-tea-laxative/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/side-effects-precautions-using-senna-tea-laxative/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:47:42 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5480 Senna is a herb mainly used to provide a relief from constipation, it is safe if used in moderation, indeed senna is approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration FDA to be used as a non prescribed laxative. Senna can be found in detoxification tea since it stimulates the bowel to empty itself and …

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Senna is a herb mainly used to provide a relief from constipation, it is safe if used in moderation, indeed senna is approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration FDA to be used as a non prescribed laxative. Senna can be found in detoxification tea since it stimulates the bowel to empty itself and get rid of the waste clogged in the system. However using senna in high doses or with certain health issues can cause gastrointestinal side effects.

. Side Effects Of Senna.

Senna tea is made of the leaves of the Cassia Senna plant. The active components in senna leaves are known as senna glycosides and sennosides. Those two compounds work as irritants in the colon, enhancing the muscular contractions in the intestines and the colon. In addition, these active components were found to keep more fluids in the guts which in turn soften the contents of the intestines and the bowel which makes the emptying of the bowel easier on the body. When fecal matter move faster through the system, side effects like gas, cramps or bloating may occur. These are the side effects of senna tea and most types of laxatives.

Drug Interaction.

Using laxatives made of senna plant with high doses can cause dehydration and low electrolyte levels. If used with other diuretics or water pills can cause life-threating low potassium levels. The active properties of senna can interfere with the heard medication digoxin and increase side effects.
Taking the senna tea while using the blood thinner coumadin could increase the risk of bleeding. Senna in the form of tea or pills should not be taken with any other form of laxatives as this could increase the risk of dehydration and gastrointestinal irritations.

Precautions.

Due to the potential of senna tea to cause gastrointestinal irritations and side effects, this herb should not be taken if you are suffering from certain disorders of the guts such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or hemorrhoids. Also avoid it if you have intestinal obstruction, diarrhea or abdominal pain. Due to the lack of studies made on this herb, it should be avoided or only used upon a doctor’s recommendations during pregnancy. Moderate use of senna tea while breastfeeding is considered safe according to the 2001 statement published in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Warnings.

Using senna tea or supplements for longer than 14 days in a row could get your system depending on this supplements in order to have a regular bowel movement. High doses of senna for prolonged period of time could cause electrolyte imbalance due to the low potassium levels. Ad well as muscle weakness, liver damage and heart problems.
While there is little data about the safe dosage of senna tea. The daily consumption shouldn’t be more than two brewed tea. However, still make sure to talk to your doctor first if you are thinking to use senna as a laxative or in detox tea to make sure it is safe for you.

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Four Healthy Foods You Should Avoid http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/healthy-foods-avoid-2/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/healthy-foods-avoid-2/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:36:21 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5531 With too many food options being marketed and promoted to as ”healthy”, it is hard to know for sure what is truly healthy and what is not. I’d you want to establish a healthy lifestyle, you must distinguish what food options are healthy and suitable for you and your case and what options are falsely …

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With too many food options being marketed and promoted to as ”healthy”, it is hard to know for sure what is truly healthy and what is not. I’d you want to establish a healthy lifestyle, you must distinguish what food options are healthy and suitable for you and your case and what options are falsely promoted to be healthy yet they are loaded with sugar and sodium if not fat as well.
Always remember to take a look at the nutritional information of any food product before believing it is healthy.
Here’s a list of the worst food options that are promoted as healthy.

1- Store-Bought Smoothies and Juices.

Even though juice and smoothie companies want you to believe that drinking fruit juices and smoothies is the same like eating fruits. It is not true, usually commercially sold smoothies and juices have additional ingredients like sugar, ice cream, peanut butter, whole milk or other ingredients that turn what is supposed to be healthy into a calorie bomb.
If you are craving smoothie, it is better to blend your own at home or just buy a small all fruits one.

2- Protein Bars.

Even though they can be a very convenient snack before, after or even during your workout. These bars may be rich in protein and other important nutrients and also sugar and calories. I’d you take another chocolate bar with nuts and compare the nutritional values with the protein bar you will find the amounts of sugar, protein and calories very comparable.
Avoid protein bars that are designed like desserts especially if they contain a low amount of protein.

3- Canned Soups.

Canned soups can sound like a convenient lunch for busy people that are trying to only eat healthy foods since most canned soups are found in too many low-fat, low-calories options. However most canned soups even the ones labeled low-sodium contain at least 1.000 milligrams of sodium which is half of the daily recommended amount.
Avoid canned soups if you have hypertension or else try to make your own vision on the weekend, you can make a large pot and enjoy it throughout the week.

4- Frozen Yogurt.

A reasonable serving of plain frozen yogurt is a great source of protein and a wonderful alternative to ice-cream. However when it comes to frozen yogurt, most people forget about the portion size. The recommended serving shouldn’t be more than half a cup which is way smaller than the bowl you will be served in. To keep your frozen yogurt a healthy snack, replace the chocolate chips, cookies and dough toppings with fresh fruits and nuts and stick to the portion size.

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Best Herbal Tea Options For Constipation http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-herbal-tea-options-constipation/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-herbal-tea-options-constipation/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:32:21 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5500 While constipation is not dangerous. It does cause pain and discomfort. Constipation is defined by having less than three bowel movements per week. Or having harder than usual stools that cause your to strain and inability to complete. Eating foods rich in fibers and making sure to consume enough Fluids daily should help with constipation, …

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While constipation is not dangerous. It does cause pain and discomfort. Constipation is defined by having less than three bowel movements per week. Or having harder than usual stools that cause your to strain and inability to complete. Eating foods rich in fibers and making sure to consume enough Fluids daily should help with constipation, but for those suffering from chronic constipation, an additional medical or herbal help could be really appreciated. Therefore we brought you this list of the best herbal teas to provide relief from constipation to try.

1- Senna Tea.

Senna Tea is indeed the best and most effective herbal tea you could try for constipation, it is so powerful it will make you ditch any other laxatives. It is a common ingredient in many commercialized teas for constipation. However it is not recommended for regular use, as due to its powerful properties can cause the colon to develop dependency on it to have proper bowel movements, hence it is best for occasional bout of constipation and not chronic constipation.

2- Green Tea.

Green tea carries several health benefits to the digestive system. It is used as a remedy for bloating, nausea, vomiting and mild constipation. Due to the Caffeine content in it that accelerate the movement of substances through the intestines to the colon and then rectum. One cup of green tea is sworn by to help you have regular bowel movement immediately after consumption.

3- Fennel Seed Tea.

Fennel seed tea can help more with the associated symptoms with constipation like bloating, trapped gas and cramps. It is generally good for the overall digestive health, it provides a relief from abdominal discomfort and could aid in softening stools and allowing the colon to eliminate waste and cleanse itself.

4- Clove Tea.

Clove Tea and clove oil have soothing effect on the digestive tract a and can help things pass smoothly around and out. In small doses the tea will not only sooth your nerves but also any stomach pain or discomfort due to constipation.

5- Tulsi Tea.

Tulsi Tea packs several wonderful benefits to aid in the digestive balance, from soothing discomfort to clearing away trapped gas, improving digestion and staving off the clog of constipated colon. The herb can also boost Immunity and overall health.

6- Black Tea.

The regular black tea can be as good as coffee and green tea for constipation thanks to its content of Caffiene that as a stimulant effect on the colon to empty itself. When combined with honey and lemon the benefits can be even greater in terms of aiding in detoxifying the body and stimulating digestive enzymes.

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Best Foods For Morning Energy and Bedtime Relax http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-foods-morning-energy-bedtime-relax/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/best-foods-morning-energy-bedtime-relax/#respond Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:32:08 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5363 There is nothing more annoying than a sleepless night after a long day of hard work. Lack of sleep or insomnia can be caused by several things, one of the reasons you may not be able to enjoy your sound sleep at night is the dinner you ate. Some foods can promote good sleep while …

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There is nothing more annoying than a sleepless night after a long day of hard work. Lack of sleep or insomnia can be caused by several things, one of the reasons you may not be able to enjoy your sound sleep at night is the dinner you ate.
Some foods can promote good sleep while other foods will rob you out of good night sleep.
On the other hand, having the after lunch slump and struggling to resist it to stay focused to accomplish the work needed from you is not something desired either.
Knowing what foods cause your body to relax and want to sleep and what foods release sustainable energy in your blood will help you making the right meal options according to the time of the day.
Here’s a list if the best and worst foods to eat before bedtime.

1- Milk.

Milk is one of the best things to enjoy before bedtime to drift off to sound sleep.
Milk contain amino acid tryptophan which promote the brain to produce serotonin, in return your nerves get soothed and you feel relaxed and sleepy.
One glass of unsweetened warm milk should be enough to help you have a full night sleep. Hence you shouldn’t really drink milk when you need to stay awake and focused to carry on mental or physical activities.

2- Cheeseburger and Processed Meats.

Lunch meats, bacon and cheeseburgers along with all foods that are rich in stratospheric fat content are guaranteed sleep killers.
The high fat content stimulate the production of stomach acids which get to leak up to the esophagus when you lay down causing heart burn which is guaranteed to break your deepest sleep.
Foods high in fat are bad to eat at any time of the day, even in the day time, the high fat content will make you unable to concentrate because your stomach will be using more blood than usual to help breaking down the fat resulting in less oxygen being delivered to the brain hence less mental clarity.

3- Jasmin Rice.

Jasmin is high in its glycemic index meaning that it gets digested slowly and releasing glucose in your bloodstream slowly.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating Jasmin rice four hours before bedtimes promoted the production if tryptophan which reduced the time one can take to fall asleep in half.
It is also good to eat Jasmin rice at anytime of the day because it helps to provide sustainable blood sugar levels and in return prevent sudden tiredness and sleepiness.

4- Dark Chocolate.

Dark chocolate won’t only provide you with calories and sugar but also caffeine which is a stimulant.
1.55 ounces if chocolate can contain about 12 milligrams of caffeine which is roughly as much found in 3 cups of decaffeinated coffee.
Therefore it is not wise to eat chocolate before bedtime, however it can be a good snack for your midday to give you a boost for the rest of the day.

5- Banana.

Banana is great to eat at anytime of the day, in the daytime it will promote cognitive function and concentration. Before bedtime, banana will help to relax your muscles due to its content of magnesium and potassium.

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Miraculous Health And Medicinal Benefits of Grapefruits http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/miraculous-health-medicinal-benefits-grapefruits/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/miraculous-health-medicinal-benefits-grapefruits/#respond Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:16:33 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5369 Whether you love or hate grapefruit, there’s no doubt that it is one if the beat additions to your diet. Grapefruit packs in more important nutrients for your body than you can even realize. Not only grapefruit is one of the best foods you can find for weight loss, half a grapefruit only has 39 …

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Whether you love or hate grapefruit, there’s no doubt that it is one if the beat additions to your diet. Grapefruit packs in more important nutrients for your body than you can even realize.
Not only grapefruit is one of the best foods you can find for weight loss, half a grapefruit only has 39 calories and studies found that people who eat fresh half a grapefruit or drink it juice before each meal managed to lose more weight than those who didn’t.
But besides weight loss, there are many other health benefits you can get by eating this super fruit. You can strengthen your immune system, lower cholesterol level, stay hydrated (92% water) and even reduce your risk of certain types of cancer.

1- Grapefruit Fights Aging Signs.

Grapefruit contains retinol antioxidants that help to repair damaged skin and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Grapefruit also contains a compound called spermidine which was proven in a 2009 study to slow the cell aging process in mice.
Try a weekly facial mask of grapefruit to improve your skin, mix one teaspoon of honey with two tablespoons of grapefruit juice. Mix properly and apply to your skin for five minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
If your skin is sensitive don’t try this remedy and only eat half a grapefruit everyday.

2- Aids In Weight Loss.

Specialists in weight loss and nutrition recommend drinking a glass of grapefruit juice before each meal to suppress appetite and control calories intake.
Grapefruit also contain the flavonoid compounds naringin which studies proved to increase the metabolic rates after meals.
Surprisingly, you can even lose weight without eating grapefruits, researchers in Osaka University in Japan found that exposing rates to grapefruit essential oils For 15 minutes helped to curb their appetite and at the same time boost their metabolism.
Researchers suggest that the results were due to how the essential oil interacted with their lover enzymes.

3- Combat Oily Skin.

Grapefruit contains natural properties that combat the excess production of oil and tighten the skin pores. Look for facial products that contain grapefruit essential oil. Or you can even make your own toner by mixing fresh, strained grapefruit and two drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle and spray your skin with once in the morning and once in the evening to cleanse your skin. Grapefruit also has antiseptic properties that fights acne-causing bacteria within the skin pores.

4- Lowers Cholesterol Levels.

In an Israeli study made on 57 men and women who undergone surgeries and had their cholesterol levels not responsive to statin medications. When they ate a red grapefruit a day for 30 days they managed to reduce their total cholesterol level by 15%, their LDL cholesterol level by 20% and their triglycerides by 17% in one month. But note that grapefruits can have undesired interactions with certain types of medications including heart medications so check with your doctor before attempting to add it to your diet.

5- Gets Rid Of Dandruff.

Topical application of grapefruit can kill the dandruff a causing fungus that live on your scalp, the citric acid content in grapefruit will make it an unsuitable environment for yeast-like fungus to live in your scalp, it will also help to remove the oil buildup and dirt from your hair.
It is enough to massage your scalp with strained grapefruit juice once a week to reap the benefits and don’t irritate your scalp.

6- It Boosts Your Immunity.

Grapefruit is one of the richest sources of vitamin C which is essential for your immune system to create the germ-fighting white blood cells needed to keep your body protected from infections and diseases. Along with its content of powerful antioxidants, flavonoids, antibacterial and antiseptic which are all needed to keep you protected from several types of fetal diseases including cancer.

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Is Milk Acidic For The Body? http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/milk-acidic-body/ http://health11.com/healthy-food/health-food/milk-acidic-body/#respond Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:09:03 +0000 http://health11.com/?p=5351 In order for your body to function properly, your saliva, blood, urine and the fluids in your cells must maintain a balanced pH level or a healthy balance between alkalinity and acidity. The pH level of a healthy blood should be around 7.4 to 7.5 which is slightly alkaline. The kind of food you eat …

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In order for your body to function properly, your saliva, blood, urine and the fluids in your cells must maintain a balanced pH level or a healthy balance between alkalinity and acidity.
The pH level of a healthy blood should be around 7.4 to 7.5 which is slightly alkaline.
The kind of food you eat affect the pH levels of your body, either by making your body become more acidic than alkaline or helps it maintain a natural pH balance.

– Is Cow Milk Acidic?

Cow milk as well as other dairy products are acid-forming substances.
As in the case of all foods, the pH level of milk in the body is not determined by the pH level of milk itself but by the end product of metabolizing it.
An average serving of 3.5 ounces of either full-cream or skimmed milk is slightly acid-forming and it puts an acid load of 0.7 mill equivalents, or 1/1,000 of an equivalent on the kidneys while a serving if whole evaporated milk puts an acid load of 1.1 mill equivalents on the kidneys.
Processed cheeses made of cow milk is much more acid forming and puts an acid load of 28.7 mill equivalents.

– What is the Effect of Eating Acid-forming Foods.

The effect of eating acid-forming foods is in two forms: it promotes acid build ups (acidosis) and depletes the alkaline reverses of the body.
Your body has a complex process where it neutralize then expel excess levels of acidity, mainly though the kidneys, lungs and skin. It uses the reserved alkalizing compounds to prevent damage of the delicate tissues in the process of eliminating excess acid.
Your kidneys can only eliminate a certain amount of acid and can’t exceed. Acidosis happen when you consume too much acid-forming foods. Acidosis disrupt the natural way cells function in your body and can put you at risk of developing inflammatory diseases like gout, arthritis and osteoporosis.

– Alkaline Forming Foods.

In order to replenish your body’s alkalizing reserves you should consume more alkaline-forming foods than acid-forming foods. Most fruits and vegetables are alkaline in nature except skinless potatoes, plums, cranberries, blueberries and prunes which are all slightly acid-forming.
Grains that are alkaline forming include quinoa, millet, amaranth while most other types of grains like brown rice and whole wheat are acid-forming.
Most legumes are alkaline-forming and also some nuts, seeds and most types of herbs are alkaline-forming.

Note.

Not all types of milk are acid-forming. While pasteurized goat milk and cow milk are acid forming, other types of milk like raw goat milk and almond milk are alkaline-forming.
Soy milk has a neutral effect, it is neither alkaline nor acidic in the effect on the body.
Other alkalizing beverages include unsweetened fruits and vegetable juices, green tea and herbal teas.

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