Monday, January 10, 2011

Healthy Eating Tips (continued)

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11. Avoid hot food.
Allow your food to cool first. Extremely hot food makes the stomach weak, and may cause cancer.

12. Don't eat fruits or drink fruit juice immediately before, after or with a meal.
This causes the food to ferment in the stomach,  causing the stomach to bloat. Take fruits an hour before a meal or 1 - 2 hours after a meal.

13. Don't be unhappy with the food.
Don't condemn the food you are about to eat. If the food is obviously bad for you, don't eat it. Avoid eating while accompanied by bad feelings. If you like it, eat it and praise the fodder and the cook. If you don't like it, leave the food and say nothing.

14. Quit emotional eating.
Eat because you're hungry, not because you're upset. Emotional eating disturbs normal digestive functioning. Whenever a craving strikes, take a brisk walk in the fresh air for 15-20 minutes. Drink tea to soothe emotional hunger. If you're still hungry, that means you really need food.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Premature Gray Hair

Graying hair is a condition in which the hair begins to lose its coloring pigment. The graying of hair is usually considered to be the early sign of ageing, though, this is not always so. There are a lot of people who suffer from this rather rare condition in which hair turns gray prematurely. It can be very distressing for the person who experiences graying of hair since it is generally seen as a sign of ageing.

Signs of Gray Hair
If the hair is graying naturally, you should experience other signs of old age like appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. However, premature graying of hair may not have any symptoms other than an increase in the number of hair strands that are gray.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Dear Friend,
May all the world's happiness and joy come to you this Christmas. We at Naturekay  thank you very much for being there to read our various posts and we wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your loved ones this period and forever, and may your joy know no bounds in the coming year.

We love forward to you reading more posts from us and telling your friends about us.

Happy celebrations.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Health Benefits of Onion

Onion is an ingredient that we cannot do without in many delicious recipes: main meals, soups, salads, and snacks. The onion is a major source of protein, calcium, potassium, sodium, sulphur and iron. A 100 gm of raw onion contains: 1.3 gms of dietary fiber, 23 calories, 0.9 gms of protein and 5.2 gms of sugar. One cup of chopped onions has 61 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams fiber. Onions contain quercetin, one of the most powerful flavonoids (natural plant antioxidants).

Medical Facts About Onion
Onion is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, kills worms, eliminates bacteria causing tuberculosis  and ulceration of the lungs, helps in dissolution of blood cholesterol and relieves congestion in airways. It can help in bronchial congestion, preventing heart attacks and in cancer resistance. Chop onions for the maximum phytonutrient boost, or if you hate to cry, roast them with a little olive oil and serve with rice or other vegetables.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath is a problem nobody wants to talk about – but everyone is affected by it at some point in his or her life.  That why bad breath remedies are so important.

Whether you yourself have bad breath, or you are living and working with someone who does, coping with bad breath is a reality for us all.

Causes of Bad Breath
One of the main causes for bad breath is bacteria that thrives in the mouth. In some situations, a more serious underlying medical condition can be the root cause – issues like a liver disorder can manifest in bad breath. Decaying teeth are a common factor in people experiencing bad breath, as are gum diseases. Sinus and throat infections can also cause unpleasant breath odors.

Healthy Eating Tips

1. Eat only when hungry.
Healthy eating requires eating only when hungry. This is to prevent eating disorders. Overeating, emotional eating, and obesity that leads to loads of health problems.

2. Wash both hands up to the wrists before eating.
This is a healthy eating habit for standard hygiene, to prevent infection.

3. Do not clean the hands with a towel after washing.
This may convey infection from one person to the other particularly viral diseases like infective hepatitis or bacterial infection like typhoid, dysentry and cholera.

4. Eat localized food.
Eat the food that is grown in your area. Locally grown foods contains all the appropriate nutrients for the climate that you live in. Medicine in the food is also suited for bacteria that is locally produced. This is also the same for seasonal foods. Freezing what is produced in the winter season to be eaten in the summer time may result in ingesting medicine at the wrong time, which is harmful rather than healing.

5. Take a pinch of salt before eating.
Taking a pinch (just a pinch!) of salt before every meal help to sterilize the stomach. Salt turns into hydrochloric acid in the stomach, killing any harmful bacteria. It also helps to gear up the acid needed to digest the food.

6. Eat with three fingers.
It is scientifically-proven that eating with three fingers, that is the thumb and first two fingers, cause one to eat bit by bit and hence help in digesting the food. If you are from a culture that uses folk and spoon, take bits of pieces, and not a huge chunk at a time.