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Even with the best intentions, the holidays cause many of us to eat a little too much, or to miss a few too many workouts. Experts gave us some of their simple tips on how -- between travel, parties, cooking, and company -- we can burn off some of those celebratory calories. The best way to avoid gaining weight over the holidays is to eat in moderation, keep a consistent exercise program and try these tips to avoid holiday weight gain: 1. Eat a small, healthy meal before party time. If you're hungry at the party, reach for the vegetables or fruit and eat a salad first. 2. Set goals and keep a food diary
Dried fruits not only make great snacks, but they contain compounds that are good for a variety of conditions. Here’s what to eat if you’ve got some health issues. For Osteoporosis: Eat Raisins Raisins are a rich source of boron, a mineral that can help reduce bone loss in post-menopausal women. For Fatigue: Eat Dates They will keep your energy levels steady. Eat them with protein, such as a handful of nuts to keep you feeling full. For High Blood Pressure: Eat Dried Apricots The most
Onions have an important place in history. The wise Egyptians worshipped the onion, believing that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternal life. They even used them in burials, believing that the strong scent of onions would bring life back to the dead. Top reasons to eat onions 1-Quercetin: It is the most studied flavonoid; a more potent antioxidant than vitamin E. Has displayed considerable anti-inflammatory activity, restraining both the production and release of histamine. 2-Flavonoids: Onions are rich in flavonoids which help reduce the risk of heart disease. 3-Chromium: Onions contain very high levels of chromium which can help maintain a positive hormone balance. 4- Natural Prebiotics: Good source of prebiotics that encourage the friendly bacteria to flourish, helping to support our natural defenses. Composition of the Onion: High in dietary fiber, Low in calories - 23cal/100g, Sugar - 5.2g/100g, Starch – nil, Fat Content – nil, Cholesterol – nil, Protein - 1.2g/100g, Carbohydrate - 7.9g/100g. Essential mineral: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, folic acid, selenium and zinc, Vitamin B and high in Vitamin C. Different Onion types: Mild Onions, Cooking Onions, White Onions, Shallots, Pickling Onions, Green Onions, Salad Onions, Red Onions and Supasweet Onions
Sea buckthorn is known as nature’s most balanced fruit. This “Holy Fruit of the Himalayas” has been cherished by native Tibetans for centuries for its incredible nutritive qualities. The Seabuckthorn fruit is also known throughout the world as Sandthorn, Sandorn, and the "Wonder Berry". Uses for Sea Buckthorn: Sea buckthorn leaves and flowers are used for treating arthritis, gastrointestinal ulcers, gout, and skin rashes. A tea containing sea buckthorn leaves is used as a source of vitamins, antioxidants,
Some foods – even healthy ones – can hurt effectiveness of medications. Do you enjoy grapefruit juice, frappuccinos or candy made from black licorice? If so, be sure to read your medication bottles. Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs react with these foods. Next time your doctor prescribes a new medication, don’t forget to ask if you need to change your diet. Eating certain foods while taking certain drugs can change the medication’s effectiveness, so you may get more or less than prescribed. Foods can also magnify drug side effects or create entirely new ones.Reactions can be severe or even deadly, the FDA reports. That’s where reading the fine print on the drug packaging is a must.To reduce your risk, make sure your doctors and pharmacists know all the drugs you’re taking, including over-the-counter sleep aids, diet pills, laxatives, diuretics, and vitamin and herbal supplements, all of which can interact with food as well as other drugs