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Believe me drinking lemon juice either cold or warm daily, can give you several benefits in just one glass. Squeeze it, mix some sugar, maybe some pepper too, and enjoy this small package of health boosting food.
Since the time you have been in school, you are taught about the miracles of this citrus fruit. A nutritionist can tell you tales about drinking this beneficial natural drink every day.
But what is there so special in it?
Let s just find out.

Immunity booster:

Your immune system gets affected daily by many harmful agents. Some of them are stress, anti-oxidants, etc. But this healthy juice can help you keep this aspect of your body fine and can even enhance its functions.
Its vitamin C content makes a splendid anti-inflammatory ingredient whereas the saponin content of lemon juice plays the role of fighting bacteria very well.
Ascorbic acid (Vit C) of lemons is really good when it comes to combating with respiratory issues.
This vitamin is also an essential part of wound healing mechanism.

Blood pressure control:

Another ingredient of this health drink is potassium that deals with blood pressure control process.

An energy drink maybe?

Lemon juice is highly known for its mood enhancing and refreshing properties. It is often used as energy booster drink after heavy workouts and exercises for it replenishes the lost fluid.

Maintenance of pH:

Though acidic, but lemons are really good for controlling body’s pH.

Eliminates waste materials faster:

Having lemon juice daily can also help your body get rid of toxins and waste materials faster as it increases the rate of urination.

 

How to perform a self-breast exam is a procedure that anyone can perform on their own and it includes  five steps ;

SELF BREST EXAM 2

 

Step 1

Start by standing in front of a mirror large enough to see your breasts clearly, check for anything unusual, and place your hand on your hips, and your shoulder straight; this is what to look out for;

(a) Breasts that are evenly shaped without any visible swelling.

(b) Breasts that are their usual size shape and color.

Changes to alert your doctor about include:Dimpling or bulging of the skin,redness, rashes soreness or swelling and a nipple that is inverted;

Step 2

Repeat step 1, but now with your arm raised

Step 3

While standing in front of the mirror, use your hand to squeeze each nipple, observing any discharge, if it is present, it could be, watery, milk, yellow discharge or blood.

Step 4

Lie down on a flat surface, with one hand under your head and a folded towel or pillow under the shoulder. (this position is used because it spreads the breast tissues over the chest evenly, making it easy to check) then using the left hand to feel the right breast and right hand to feel left breast. Use a firm smooth touch with the finger pad of the first three fingers keeping them tight and together, move circularly from top to bottom and sideways. Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. Begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. Move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use a lot of pressure when it comes to the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage.

Step 5

Finally, feel your breasts while standing or sitting down. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so this step is done during shower. Make sure you cover the entire breast with the same hand movements as in step 4.

 

 

breast exam

 

 

The weight gain may be due to many causes, although the direct factor implies that accumulate calorie consumption is excessive and unhealthy foods. Thus, the increasingly accentuated fighting extra kilos, looks slimming treatments have focused on ghrelin, a hormone responsible for stimulating hunger. Precisely for this is considered that the ghrelin is linked to obesity.

Is weight gain due to ghrelin?

This hormone is released in large quantities from the stomach before each meal regular schedule, sending signals to the brain which tells the body needs food, so the appetite is stimulated increasing cravings. This is a normal thing, balanced by leptin, a hormone but also in this case dedicated to stimulate satiety.

However, it happens that for various reasons the ghrelin levels may increase, increasing in proportion also hunger, so the body ends up eating more food than you really need. This then leads to an accumulation of waste and fats among other problems helps develop obesity.

How to control ghrelin

While there have been conducting experiments on a vaccine that would inhibit the production of ghrelin, preventing this reached the brain and give the order to start eating. The fact is that there are no proven drug treatments that can repair this hormonal disorder. For this reason, it is recommended to regulate ghrelin levels through good food and some changes in lifestyle.

In this sense, a healthy diet that maintains the ghrelin at optimal levels, thus reducing the chances of gaining weight , would consist of fiber-rich whole foods and removing sugars and highly processed foods. It also recommends a higher intake of water, fed through several but small meals a day, exercise daily.

Another point to take care is sleep, as it is estimated that there is a relationship between sleep deprivation and obesity, which is also active ghrelin. The importance of sleep is essential , so it is recommended to sleep between 6 and 8 hours a day.

Given this information, you can help your ghrelin remain at optimal levels and not generate an excessive increase appetite, so you'd be getting an outstanding victory in the last war against obesity.

 

Food cravings is not just a pregnant thing. In case you did not know, there is a thing called premenstrual cravings. I mean, those sudden desire to eat that invade women before menstruation.

A report from the University of British Columbia found that premenstrual cravings affect women who ovulate during their cycle and those not taking contraceptives that inhibit ovulation. Apparently, the fact that the female body is prepared each month for fertilization creates a special urgency to eat more.

And say that this is an emergency rather important, since women with premenstrual cravings tend to eat about 250 to 500 calories more than those who did not suffer. Also, keep in mind that cravings often subside with fattening foods like ice cream, potato chips and chocolate.

What should you do to prevent this attack from hunger hormones you produce? Apply these tips that will undoubtedly help you deal with cravings.

First, do not expect to be very hungry to eat. A balanced diet is achieved by respecting the four meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner) but it is critical that you add small snacks during intervals, so as to activate your metabolism and satisfy hunger between meals.

Eat slowly. Many times, you feel like eating more than satisfy you faster speed. However, your brain takes 20 minutes to receive the message that you eat: you still feel hungry and your belly actually a while ago was full. So, eat slowly, and also will reduce food portions you eat.

Stay active. One of the classics when we are bored is to open the fridge and immediately get to eat anything, although we have no hunger. Avoid this scene and do other activities. Exercise, read a book, order your room, visit a friend or water the garden. The important thing is to put into practice any activity that keeps you away from food.

Who does not dream of presuming a commercial smile and some nice sparkling pearls?

If until now you thought that this was virtually unattainable due to dental procedures that are really expensive, do not to get discouraged. Here, we offer infallible advice that is simple and accessible to all.

Take care of your oral hygiene

Health and beauty always go together, so the first step is to make a proper dental cleaning. To do this:

  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Use an electric toothbrush. The movement works as a polish teeth.
  • Do not forget to floss.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash. This will prevent plaque buildup, which causes yellow teeth.
  • Visit the dentist regularly.

Watch what you eat and drink

The eating habits certainly influence in the appearance of our teeth, so watch your diet very well.

  • Eat apples, celery and carrots, as they are a natural bleach.
  • Broccoli, cucumbers and potatoes, will help to dissolve stains on your teeth.
  • Other excellent whiteners are acid fruits like strawberries and oranges.
  • Avoid all foods bearing tannins (astringent and acidic substance): coffee, tea, red wine.
  • Reduce consumption of soft drinks. They contain elements that can erode the enamel on your teeth.
  • Forget the cigarette. This bad habit, as well as being harmful, cause your teeth to turn yellow.

Try natural remedies

It is known that our rich nature can offer more than one solution to our problems.

  • Replace your toothpaste by mixing baking soda, lemon juice (in small amounts) and salt. This combination, used in moderation, will help to whiten your teeth.
  • Use apple cider vinegar as a mouthwash and gargle.