Thursday, May 26, 2016

Goodbye Weakness - Home Remedies to a Stronger You

Weakness is the lack of strength in the muscles and bones to carry out the day-to-day activities. Most people confuse it with fatigue which is an entirely different thing. Insufficient diet, flu, infection of any kind, lack of sleep, thyroid problem, cancer and stroke are the usual causes of weakness.

If you feel weak most of the time, consider consulting a health care professional right away. This will help you understand why you're feeling weak. Moreover, try including these food to your daily diet for added strength.

Bananas - Bananas help boost energy apart from being a source of natural sugar. They are packed with potassium, which mainly converts sugar into energy. For great and energy to accomplish your daily activities, eat a couple of bananas a day.

Milk Milk is one of the greatest sources of energy as it is rich in calcium, vitamin B and essential nutrients. Drinking a glass of milk every day strengthens the bones and muscles. It also reduces weakness.

Almonds - Almonds are pack with vitamin E and essential minerals like magnesium and so they are great for combating weakness. 

Ginseng- Ginseng root is full of antioxidant properties. This herb has a direct impact on your nerves, which enables it to efficiently combat tiredness and weakness in general.

Basil - Basil leaves are rich with antioxidants. A cup of brewed basil leaf tea can restore your energy level in a jiffy. It can also strengthen your muscles and bones.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Three Forgotten Food Which Are Great for Your Budget and Health

Eating healthy food can be quite boring and expensive. Because of such experience, many fall away from their health and fitness plans.

In response to this, I researched about affordable food items which are great to incorporate your healthy diet. Below are three food items that suited my goal. (In fact, most of us have forgotten about them because of the surge of healthy recipes that promote their pricier counterparts.)

Cauliflower – This “white food” is a scrumptious addition to your meals - whether raw or cooked. Cauliflowers are raw in calories. They are rich in potassium and folate which fortify a healthy heart.
Celery – Celeries are the go-to-veggies of crash dieters over the years but they provide many health benefits other than weight loss.  Celery was originally a medicinal staple (as far back as Ancient Greece) but can now add plenty of flavor and fiber, as well as some vitamin C and potassium, to your diet.   

Sardine – Eating sardines is one of the best ways to get omega 3 fatty acids in your diet. Sardines are packed with a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, selenium and calcium. You can bring sardines to work, to school, or wherever you need to go as they usually come in easy open cans. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wisdom Teeth Removal - When is It Necessary?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars situated at the very back of the mouth on each side of the upper and lower jaw. They are the last pair of teeth to erupt in the gums. They are expected to appear when a person reaches his late teens or early twenties.

While wisdom teeth removal has become a rite of passage into adulthood in recent years, dental experts explain that this may not be needed in some cases.  This dental procedure is advised only when one or all of the following problems are present:

1) Gum problems - Wisdom teeth which erupt partially cause pain and swelling because they push through the gum tissues and jaw bones deep into the mouth. This can lead to the formation of cysts or tumors in the gums and jaw bones.

2) Cavities - Deep pockets often form around wisdom teeth. These areas are hard to clean, so bacteria and food particles are most likely to breed there. Cavities can soon develop in these areas.

3) Sinus problems - Problems with wisdom teeth can affect your sinuses. This can lead to sinus pain, pressure and even congestion.

4) Damage to neighbouring teeth - The infection in the area of the wisdom teeth can pass to the roots of neighbouring teeth. When this happens, the infected teeth must be extracted together with the wisdom teeth.

5) Limited jaw movement - The position of your wisdom teeth can keep you from chewing your food properly. It can also cause you to bite your cheeks often.

6) Teeth alignment - The direction of growth of your wisdom teeth can affect the positioning of your other teeth. As result any type of dental work you've undergone - braces, bridges, crowns, partial dentures, etc. - might turn out to have been ineffective.

Surgery is not recommended when your wisdom teeth are fully erupted, healthy, functioning properly and positioned correctly. Your dentist will know how your wisdom teeth can affect your dental and overall health. So let him check and decide whether they need to be removed or not. If you need more information about wisdom teeth and their extraction, read this detailed infographic from Coburg Hill Oral Care.






Thursday, May 5, 2016

Replace Sodium in Your Dishes with These Herbs

Most of us turn to salt whenever to boost the flavor of our dishes. If you're treading the path to a healthier you, salt usage is something you might want to cut off your diet. And don't fret about that because your  meals can still be tasty even though they're sodium-less. How? Turn to herbs and spices for added flavor!


Herbs add to the overall flavor of any dish while enhancing the flavors of the various ingredients in them. Herb-flavored choices can usually be found at restaurants. Take the time to have a meal in healthy restos and look for herb ideas which you can incorporate herbs into your meals at home.

Here's a short list of the herbs which have replaced salt in most dining tables quite successfully.

Basil – This herb is known to promote classic Italian flavor. You can use basil to have tastier salads, sandwiches, pasta and pizzas.

Thyme – Thyme is a good addition to dishes like roasted vegetables and is often found at restaurants in chicken dishes.

Dill – This herb is best to pair with ingredients like juicy salmon, sweet roasted carrots or creamy new potatoes to add flavor with less salt.

Chives – Leek’s cousin, chive, often flavors foods such as potatoes, soups and meats as a fresh garnish.

Rosemary – Planning some Mediterranean cooking? Use rosemary for your bread and pork dishes.

If you want some herb recipes, you can go this page: http://www.yummly.com/recipes/rosemary-basil-and-thyme

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