Thursday, August 13

Month: August 2016

Diet, Remedies

Controlling Diabetes with Natural Food

Diabetes is on a full rise. Though nutritional diet is not a cure for diabetes, but food plays an important role in controlling blood sugar levels. Watching the type and amount of carbohydrate intake in each diet should be the top priority. Type two diabetes can be controlled to a certain extent with help of this natural food. These power packed foods will not only control diabetes but improve your overall health Green Leafy Vegetables - high concentration of polyphenols and vitamin C both of which have antioxidant properties. Their high magnesium content and low glycemic index also make them valuable for diabetics Soya - the healthy low-fat source of the protein having no cholesterol. Zucchini - a good source of fiber content that lowers the cholesterol levels and aids in weight ...
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The Thyroid Diet: 6 Ways to Heal Thyroid with Food

1.) Seaweeds - the numero uno food for iodine deficiency. They offer the broadest range of nutrients, containing virtually all the minerals found in the ocean, which are also essential for the human body. Seaweeds like kelp, nori and kombu can play a major role in supporting thyroid function. 2.) Protein - include eggs, nuts, seeds, fish and legumes in your diet as protein transports the thyroid hormone to all your tissues 3.) Avoid Goitrogens like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. - They have chemical substances that intervene with iodine absorption. 4.) Feed your gut with probiotics or good gut ecology. 5.) Eat naturally healthy fats like ghee, nuts, full fat cheese, butter, coconut oil /milk, flaxseeds, chai seeds and oily fish like salmon as they are great for producing ...
Botanicals, Remedies

Featuring: The All-Natural Cleopatra’s Beauty Regimen You Should Try!

You Could Lose Weight Just By Smelling This Amazing Biblical Food. As stated in Psalms 23:5: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health found that skin absorbs an incredible 64 percent of chemicals found in drinking water. Other studies have found that the face is several times more permeable than broad body surfaces. Underarms absorb 100 percent of the chemicals that they are exposed to. Fragrance also has a 100 percent absorption rate. This is actually good news when the fragrance that one is inhaling is that of olive oil. Studies from Technische Universität München (TUM) under Professor Peter Schieberle and at the University of Vienna under Professor Veronika Somoza found that consu...
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8 Toxic Ingredients You Should Never Use in Your Skin Care Routine

If you are eager to get informed about the harmful ingredients in your skin care products, as well as natural ones to look for instead, keep reading. The chemical ingredient: Parabens The natural option: Leuconostoc radish root ferment Why it works: "The same bacteria that keeps fermented foods safe to eat makes this an excellent, completely natural preservative. It guarantees a shelf life of at least 12 months, and has none of the potential health risks like endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity that parabens have." The chemical ingredient: Phenoxyethanol The natural option: Anise berry Why it works: "Anise berry preserves the organic compounds in products and maintains the integrity and the efficacy of formulas. It's best used in oil-based products rather than emulsion...
Remedies

5 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Pain and Inflammation

Did you know common natural foods can act as an effective remedy for inflammation and pain? Be it pain due to arthritis, inflammation, and swelling as seen in rheumatoid arthritis or chronic pain following herpes infection, here are some natural remedies that might help with these kinds of pains. Fish oil – An omega-3 essential fatty acid, fish oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which aid in the treatment of muscular and skeletal diseases. Turmeric: This Indian spice contains curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer in nature. Green tea: Of the many health benefits of green tea, use of it in the treatment of arthritis as an anti-inflammatory agent is not well-known.Drink around 3 – 4 cups of green tea daily to deal with inflammation and joint pain ...
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Natural Extract Boosts Athletic Performance in Study

Athletes looking to get an edge may want to consider looking in an unlikely place: apples and ancient peat. In a recent study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, extracts from these sources increased ATP production and improved strength training. Researchers gave 25 resistance-trained males either a placebo or 150/day of a proprietary blend of ancient peat and apple extract 45 minutes before exercise. For eight weeks, the group trained with the same exercises and then did two-week overreach and two-week taper periods. With the exception of a multivitamin and protein powder, supplements use was prohibited, and everyone followed a similar diet. The researchers conclude, “The proprietary blend of ancient peat and apple extracts were capable of increasing lower body ...
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These 3D Printed Super food Popsicles are too beautiful to eat!

There’s nothing ingenious about making a Popsicle—get a mold, pour flavored water into the mold, add a stick, freeze, and enjoy. A new company called Dream Pops, however, is aiming to up the ante on the classic icy treat by creating Popsicles made using superfoods and 3-D printing. Dream Pops creates its desserts by using an Ultimaker to 3-D print silicone shapes that are then made into metal molds. Finally, the Popsicle puree (which is organic, gluten-free, mostly vegan and made with ingredients like coconut palm sugar, tapioca, agave, and baobab) is added, cooled with liquid nitrogen, and ready to serve. “This is not easy,” notes Cohen. “Nobody has done this before. You cannot cut corners. Every flavor, every ingredient matters.” Vogue - Living
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How One Company Used an Enzyme to Turn Food Waste Into a Superfood

For nearly a century, bran as a food ingredient has been the sole purview of boring, high-fiber breakfast cereals like whole wheat bran flakes, all-bran, and oat bran. One company is challenging the food industry to rethink what bran can do for the human race. Bran is the brown outer layer found on all cereal grains. It is the “whole” part of the whole grain. Until recently the food industry has focused on wheat bran and oat bran, and raisin bran is about as exciting as the formulations got. The biggest reason rice bran has been wasted until now is that the lipase enzyme in rice bran causes the product to go rancid within 24 hours unless it is stabilized, and few companies have the technology to recover the highly nutritious ingredient, nor the tenacity to attempt to break open a new...
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Trends in the Beverage Industry: Natural Alternatives are in!

In May 2016, FDA unveiled new requirements for the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods, including the reporting of a product’s, added sugar content. In addition to several proprietary blends of natural alternative sweeteners driving specific product and brand growth, SPINS data also showed a number of ingredients trending across categories in the natural retail channel. Stevia, blends of stevia and other sweeteners, and monk fruit emerge as versatile natural alternative sweeteners to watch in three areas of interest: the soda space refrigerated juices and functional beverages, and drink mix products. Soda Perhaps due to perceived negative health connotations around soda (both regular and diet formulas), the carbonated beverages category is seeing limited overall growth. One such al...
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Diet Rich in Nuts Associated with Less Inflammation

A diet rich in nuts may be associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The findings suggest people who consumed five or more servings of nuts per week had lower levels of C-reactive protein and C-reactive protein than those who never or almost never ate nuts. Peanuts and tree nuts contain a number of healthful components including magnesium, fiber, L-arginine, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids such as α-linolenic acid. Researchers have not yet determined which of these components, or if the combination of all of them, may offer protection against inflammation. Interest in health also has been a key driver in the...