Knowing how to use dry shampoo can conserve you a lot of effort and time. Dry hair shampoos are specifically practical on insane weekday early mornings when you have to hurry to the office or do your early morning errands and have definitely no time…
Muscle convulsions take place when a muscle has actually been inflamed or hurt in some method. An inflammation can take place as an outcome of recurring movement i.e., vacuuming, raking leaves, ironing clothing, playing tennis, and so on or an extending or pulling injury. Muscles…
Sedentary lifestyle and erratic eating habits affect our health in many ways and one of the most common consequences is GUT TROUBLE. The ease with which your stomach gets cleaned depends entirely on what you eat. And with a careful selection of foods and drinks, you can beat those bad-bowel-days.
Wondering what to put on your plate? Let’s start with the Mantra – High Fiber and High Fluid Diet. The dietary fiber improves the transit time and allowed the stools to be fluffy and easy to pass. Here are the foods that help in improving the fiber load of the diet.
Fruits and vegetables
Include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Even better, choose the seasonal ones and eat them raw. Enjoy the goodness of the whole fruit with the skin. Doing so would keep the nutrients and enzymes intact, as they reach your stomach and ultimately the colon.
Whole grains and legumes
Replace the split and polished grains with the whole varities. Legumes and beans are excellent sources of fiber. Teem-up your regular salads with dried beans, peas and sprouts for improving their flavor and fiber totals. Choose from a variety of pulses, beans and grains.
It is central to maintain a liberal water intake, to allow the fiber to carry out its planned function of cleaning the stomach. Consider lemon juice, buttermilk, plain milk, coconut water and freshly prepared soups in your daily diet to suffice the total fluid requirement of the body.
Prebiotics and probiotics
Prebiotics and probiotics are important too. They help in maintaining ideal levels of gut friendly bacteria that help in appropriate digestion and assimilation of the nutrients. Probiotic foods like yoghurt, sauerkraut and kefir contain species of worthy bacteria that improves digestion and hence the gut movements. Include prebiotic foods like artichoke, raw banana, asparagus, onion and milk. These foods support the growth of beneficial bacteria and should be part of a healthy diet.
I hope this helps. If you try these out, let us know if you see improvements in your gut.
April is National Minority Health Month, and while we know the dismal statistics regarding diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other common illnesses that affect Black women, one thing we often fail to consider is the dramatic impact work can have on one’s health. According to…
At 100 Naira (£0.32/$0.50) a bag, Tiger Nuts or ‘Aya’ are one of the cheapest African Superfoods I have found while rummaging through the Nigerian market. Normally sold by Hausa mallams, they also have the informal name of ‘Northern Groundnut’. In Nigeria, the Hausas call…
Having a very active life is something that i believe in. Although i do have those days when i just want to be lazy and curl up in bed doing absolutely nothing, i am for the most part, a very active person. I am a member of Fitness First gym here in the UK but unfortunately, i don’t have one near my home so on days when i feel lazy, i go running in the park or the woods so as to avoid missing a workout day.
After one Saturday run in the woods i made an exciting discovery. I went into my favourite activewear store sweaty betty, to get yoga pants and i ended up finding out that they offer free classes 4 times a week. The store close to me does pilates, boxing yoga, yoga hatha, bikram yoga and a group run. I thought it was a good idea and decided to try out some classes.
It’s been 3 months now and i absolutely love it. My favourite class is the boxing yoga as it works core muscles but also builds strength. The fact that its free makes it even more exciting. Who doesn’t love freebies? 🙂
You should try it out and let me know what you think. Here is a link where you can book a free class a day in advance. If you don’t have a sweaty betty on your highstreet you can always find one close to where you live or work.
By a vote of 18-6, the advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of flibanserin, a drug used to treat sexual dysfunction in women, the New York Times reports. If approved by the FDA, the pink pill will be used to…
In women, the answer is almost certainly no. Since eggs are produced in the ovaries, which are inside a woman’s body, heat from a laptop or other external source is not likely to be so intense that it raises your core body temperature enough to damage the ovaries and hurt egg production.
The answer for men is less clear. Sperm are produced in the testicles, which are in the scrotum. Because the scrotum is located outside of the body, it’s more vulnerable to external heat than a woman’s ovaries are. Research suggests that an increase in scrotal temperature may lower sperm production and possibly affect the ability of the sperm to fertilize an egg. That’s why some fertility experts advise men to steer clear of hot tubs, saunas, hot baths, and briefs when they’re trying to get a woman pregnant – they all generate extra heat around the testicles.
In a small study at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, fertility researchers found that men who sat with working laptops on their laps for an hour had an average increase in scrotal temperature of about 5 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 2.7 degrees Celsius. Although the researchers didn’t check whether the temperature increase actually affected the men’s sperm production, previous studies have shown that even an increase of 1 degree Celsius in scrotal temperature can affect the production of healthy sperm.
More research is needed before we can say that laptops definitely have a negative effect on male fertility. Still, while you’re trying to conceive, it’s always better to play it safe. The researchers who conducted the study recommend that men who want to be fathers should work with their laptop on a desk or table, rather than on their lap.
We are introducing a new feature to the website under emotional health. This will be in the form of podcasts mostly. The idea is to reach out to as many women/men as possible. It focuses on emotional health, relatonships, culture and women empowerment. Todays podcast…