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For Ayurveda, copper is an extremely important metal. This is because, for thousands of years, India and other Asian countries would collect and store water in large...
Chewing your way through your food can help you combat weight gain problems. Tricks like using smaller-sized tableware and loading half your plate with non-starchy veggies can also help you cut portions and lose weight. Eating a healthy breakfast in the morning will kick-start your metabolism and prevent unhealthy snacking, while swapping the soda for zero-calorie water can also make losing weight a lot easier.
Mineral water may contain some amount of nutrients like magnesium and calcium. Some specialty mineral waters may also contain silicon and sulfates which help nerves and improve bowel health, respectively. However, mineral water may not be enough to fix a mineral deficiency or to replace other nutrient-rich foods. Also, the mineral content varies from brand to brand, so choose carefully.
A glowing, healthy skin is the stuff of everybody's fantasy. But thanks to the pollution we're exposed to on a daily basis, our skin...
Ensure adequate intake of magnesium and potassium and cut back on sodium to reverse or prevent water retention (edema) in the body. Stay active to avoid fluid pooling at your feet and ankles. Yoga inversions, ayurvedic remedies like punarnavasava, and acupuncture can boost circulation and ease edema. Or simply look to your pantry for some cardamom, fenugreek seeds, or cranberry juice for a home remedy for water weight.
Thyroid dysfunction is gaining in numbers as the next big epidemic. It can be managed to an extent through food. Brazil nuts contain selenium which is needed to convert T3 into usable T4 from the thyroid. The benefits of cruciferous vegetables outweigh the harm they cause. Seaweed and dairy are excellent sources of iodine needed to produce thyroxine. Maca root is can help regulate hormone function very effectively.
For better digestion, skin care, and higher metabolism, warm water is best. In fact, it's also great for relieving congestion when you have a cough or cold. Cold water, on the other hand, is great for post-exercise rehydration because our bodies absorb cold water better when dehydrated. It's also the best in warmer weather to decrease body temperature and prevent water loss through sweating.
Water forms a major component of your body composition. You are required to drink an adequate quantity of water each day to keep yourself hydrated and fresh, maintain essential body functions, keep the blood pressure and sugar levels under check, keep your body temperature intact, and compensate for the water lost through sweating and urination. Drink as much flavored water as you can. Salads with fresh produce also contain a lot of water.
Carbonated water causes burping, bloating, and gas. In the mouth, it’ll destroy dental enamel and increase your risk for cavities. If you have a mouth sore, carbonated water slows down the healing. Additional side effects include fast heart rate, hunger, and acid reflux. It might even contribute to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Despite these side effects, carbonated water is great for treating an upset stomach.
Your daily shower is an important aspect of maintaining personal hygiene and good health. Tips and tricks like showering in lukewarm water, avoiding long and frequent showers, using mild soaps, and applying hydrating oils or lotions immediately post-shower should be taken care of. Ayurveda suggests, to avoid bathing soon after a meal, as it weakens digestion.
Overhydration can be as bad or even worse than not drinking enough! It tends to upset the body's careful balance of salts and minerals, including sodium and can bring on headaches, fatigue, brain herniation, and elevated blood pressure levels. Since the risks could be potentially fatal for those with renal diseases, it is best to stick to the recommendation of 8 glasses/day.
Ayurveda and Chinese medicine suggest soaking almonds overnight and eating the peeled nuts the next morning. Phytic acid in almond skin inhibits the absorption of essential minerals like iron, calcium, and zinc into the body and hinders the proper functioning of digestive enzymes. Almond skin also has tannin, which decreases the reuse of absorbed nutrients. As both these chemicals dissolve in water, soak almonds overnight for better nutrition.
Rice is a staple across the globe, particularly in Asian and African homes. As we all know, rice is prepared by boiling in water....
Morning water therapy is a traditional way of beginning each day with a glass of lukewarm water. Designed to get your digestion going and help cleanse your body of toxins+waste, this is a quick and easy method to give your body a leg up. Storing the water in a copper vessel overnight and adding a dash of lemon to it before consuming can help amp-up the health benefits.
Cucumbers have a rich nutritional profile along with an impressive list of health benefits. They can nourish your skin and hair, and even reduce your...
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