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8 Summer Foods That Will Help You De-Bloat

Bloating can occur to all of us, regardless of how healthy our lifestyle is. Dehydration, overeating, and menstruation are the main causes of bloating.

Maybe it seems unbelievable, but eating more foods can be the solution to this problem. You may wonder how this can be possible, but eating certain foods can boost your digestion and reduce the size of your belly.

Here we have 8 summer foods which will treat bloating and help you get your flat belly back:
1. AvocadosAvocado is low in sugar and it has no sorbitol and fructose that can cause bloating. This tropical fruit is a great source of fiber which can significantly boost your digestion and keep you full for longer, thus treating various digestive problems.

It can be eaten raw or added to smoothies. It will effectively help with your bloated belly.

2. CucumbersCucumbers have a high content of water and quercetin, an antioxidant that has the ability to treat bloating. This super-healthy vegetable contains vitamin C and sodium which will p…

A Genius Trick To Keep Ticks From Biting You

As summer approaches, ticks are becoming more active in most regions of the U.S.  In the upcoming months, experts warn that ticks and the diseases they are associated with will be more abundant because of the warmer winter temperatures.

What are ticks?As explained by Goudarz Molaei, a research scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, ticks are not insects. They are actually arachnids with 8 legs.”People should realize that ticks do not jump. They do not fly, and they do not drop from trees,” Molaei said.

In order to survive, ticks need to eat the blood of birds, reptiles, amphibians, or mammals.  A biting tick poses huge risk to human health, particularly if infected with parasites, bacteria, or viruses.

According to Durland Fish, a professor emeritus of epidemiology (microbial diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health, there are three feeding stages of ticks. The black-legged tick is the size of a period at the end of the sentence, the nymphs are the size of a …

Do Not Use Apple Cider Vinegar If You’re On Any Of These Medications

For many years, apple cider vinegar has been used for treating different health conditions.

Even though it has many beneficial properties, when combined with certain medications, apple cider vinegar can cause serious side effects and lead to some health issues.

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider VinegarApple cider vinegar is usually used for weight loss. It empties the stomach and makes you feel satiated for a longer period of time, which in turn reduces your appetite.

A Chinese study showed that apple cider vinegar can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer by 37%.

It has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties and can treat yeast infections and athlete’s foot

Acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar can reduce blood pressure and the levels of bad cholesterol, thus reducing cancer risks.

Apple cider vinegar can be very beneficial for diabetics. It has anti-glycemic properties and can prevent the digestion of starches which cause the blood sugar levels to increase.

Don’t Use Apple Cider…

What Causes Water Retention and How to Avoid It

Swellings in the hands, feet, and legs are a result of water retention, or otherwise known as edema. Edema is manifested by the buildup of fluids in the tissues, circulatory system, and cavities.

The most common reasons for water retention include premenstrual syndrome, physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy, and use of certain medications.

Swellings often occur during a long flight as well. Edema is most often not serious, but at times, it can indicate a kidney disease or heart failure. Due to this, you should always find a way to treat edema.

These are the main reasons for water retention and ways to treat it:
Excessive Consumption of Processed FoodsProcessed foods are loaded with sugar and sodium, which is one of the main causes of edema. They are also rich artificial food additives which have toxic nature, and thus put a load on the kidneys and the liver. Foods high in sugar lead to insulin spikes and high blood sugar.

Excessive Sodium IntakeIn case you consume foods rich …

Cold Water Vs Warm Water: One of Them is Damaging to Your Health

Most people reach for a cup of coffee or a cold cup of water right upon waking up.  But, it turns out that in order to get the most benefits of drinking liquid in the morning you should enjoy a warm cup of water instead.

Multiple studies have shown that drinking warm water on an empty stomach offers a wide plethora of health benefits and is one of the best ways to jump-start your day for maximum productivity.  Here is a short list outlining some of those health benefits:

1. It Relieves PainDrinking warm water has the ability to reduce swelling in the throat, which in turn provides a temporary pain relief.  It indeed works wonders for irritated and dry throats, too.

This is especially useful during mornings when you wake up with a dry throat which causes you pain as you swallow. Amazingly, a notable improvement can be experienced after taking the first sip of warm water.  Ultimately, warm water also soothes cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach.

2. Improves Bowel MovementsA study d…