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12 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The impressive health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) are many, as it is thought to regulate blood sugar levels, boost weight loss, improve gut health, lower cholesterol levels, and enhance skin health. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from ripe, freshly crushed, apples. The apples are fermented and passed through a rigorous process to develop the final vinegar product. In the first step, the crushed apples are exposed to yeast to start the alcoholic fermentation

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12 Proven Health Benefits of Dates

The powerful health benefits of dates include providing an energy boost, increasing iron in the body, and aiding digestion. Rich in various nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, dates are popular throughout the world. These dried fruits are beneficial in treating various conditions due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Dates are the sweet, chewy fruit of the date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera). Dates have been the staple food of the Middle East for

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Top 16 Proven Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a spice with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The top health benefits of ginger include its ability to help relieve nausea and pain, improve respiratory conditions, and reduce flatulence. Ginger also helps boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, and increase appetite. This spicy root is also good for mitigating obesity and relieving the pain related to menstrual disorders. Ginger, also known as Zingiber officinale, is a flowering plant, whose root or rhizome is

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14 Powerful Benefits of Raw Garlic

Garlic is a strong-smelling, flavoring herb noted for its many health benefits. It contains a powerful compound called allicin that helps lower cholesterol. The health benefits of garlic include easing the symptoms of the common cold, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart ailments as well as neurodegenerative disorders. The purpose of a garlic clove is aplenty. Right from cooking purposes to medicinal uses, it is truly an all-rounder when it comes to choosing to eat

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Is Honey Good for Weight Loss

The benefits of honey apply to most weight loss programs. If you are trying to lose weight, honey can be very helpful, you can try honey with lemon, cinnamon, or ginger for its effects. But before we discuss the benefits of honey in weight loss, we should address some of the concerns that people often have regarding honey. Honey is known to mobilize stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you will see a gradual decrease in your weight and relief from

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How to Use Black Seed Oil for Weight Loss

The use of black seed oil for weight loss is an effective way to boost metabolism and curb appetite. Black seed oil is derived from black cumin seed, also known as fennel flower or black caraway, among others. The oil can be pressed or extracted from the seeds and is a dense source of volatile compounds and acids, including linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and myristic acids, among other powerful antioxidants. This oil is known to have many effects on the body, when used in moderation,

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24 Amazing Home Remedies for Weight Loss

For a majority of people, losing weight is rather difficult. There could be several reasons such as hormonal imbalance, unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation, stress, slow metabolism, genetics, or even a lack of motivation. Well, there are many ways for shedding those extra kilos, which include, cardio and strength training, having a well-balanced diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less processed food, cutting down on sugar and high-glycemic index (GI)

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9 Best Teas for Weight Loss

Drinking weight loss tea can be an excellent way to supplement your dietary restrictions and exercise regimen if you're serious about shedding pounds. Tea comes in many different varieties, based on how they are dried and prepared, but the majority of actual tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is native to Asia, primarily China and India. Tea is an extremely powerful beverage, as it can aid in many different health concerns, from heart health to energy levels and weight loss! The

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8 Amazing Benefits of Persimmons

Persimmons are delicious, exotic fruits that have a wealth of health benefits packed inside them. They are more than just a sweet and tasty treat; they have health benefits ability to improve eye health, reduce signs of aging, improve digestion, boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and take care of your skin. Furthermore, they can help reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation throughout the body. Persimmons are orange or reddish-brown colored fruits, which are shaped

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves

Native to Asian countries like Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and even areas of East Africa, cloves are a spice that offers many health benefits. These benefits include aiding in digestion, boosting the immune system, and controlling diabetes. Cloves also contain anti-mutagenic and anti-microbial properties, along with fighting against oral diseases and headaches. Cloves are a popular spice used in a variety of ways across the world, particularly in Asia. They form a culinary base in a number

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10 Health Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

The health benefits of frankincense essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and a vulnerary substance. Apart from being used as a cosmetic and a fragrance, frankincense oil has many medicinal uses and health benefits such as reducing stress, boosting immunity, improving skin health, and promoting memory. Frankincense oil

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11 Effective Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

The home remedies for acid reflux are apple cider vinegar, ginger roots, fennel seeds, lavender tea, fruits, and vegetables. More than that, a good regular diet is also helpful in decreasing the negative effects of acid flux. Acid reflux is the backward flow of the stomach acids into the throat. When this happens, you may get a sour taste in your mouth or regurgitate food. In some cases, you may also feel a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn). Acid reflux is closely related

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Kid Influencers Promoting Junk Food On YouTube, Study Finds

Kid social media influencers are promoting junk food and sugar-filled beverages in their YouTube videos, and they are garnering more than a billion views, according to a new study published in the Pediatrics journal. The researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine warn that these popular YouTube videos use simple product placement techniques of unhealthy foods, blurring the line between advertisement and entertainment. "The allure of YouTube may be

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Study Shows How Musical Training Improves Cognitive Function

We know that music, particularly musical training can improve the functioning of the brain. But the precise reasons behind this are less known. Now a new study, published in Frontiers of Neuroscience shows how the underlying brain network works when we learn to play an instrument. The study also revealed new evidence on the effectiveness of musical training in improving the executive functioning of our brain, specifically attention and working memory (WM). To understand how playing an

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Study Reveals Why Some People Show Severe COVID Symptoms

COVID-19 shows a wide range of manifestations among those affected. While some show severe symptoms, many remain asymptomatic. A study carried out by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute shed clarity on why these cases are so variable. It revealed how a subset of patients with an affected immune system shows a severe form of the disease. Published under two papers in the journal Science, the study narrowed down two sets of patients with a specific make-up in their immunity system. The

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COVID-19 Has Increased Levels Of Anxiety & Stress In University Students

An online psychological test of university students in Italy during the COVID-19 outbreak revealed that all of them were in the clinical range for stress and anxiety. This assessment was completed during a pre-intervention stage of a study on the effects on mind-body intervention for students in week four of quarantine in Italy. Furthermore, the study conducted by the University of Salerno, Italy, published in the Frontiers of Psychology journal, found that the negative affect, which implies

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Is Turmeric Good For Weight Loss

Turmeric probably tops the list of the most popular spice to boost overall health and immunity. You will see turmeric latte jostling space with a good old cappuccino on café menus, and turmeric pills on pharmacy aisles that promise to help raise immunity levels. The golden-colored powder is an ancient spice used in curries and Ayurvedic remedies as an anti-inflammatory. But is turmeric good for weight loss? Research studies say it could be so. In this article, we find out how effective

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Are Rice Noodles Gluten-Free

If you are gluten-free and you are not really enjoying the wheat-free versions of pasta and noodles available in the supermarket aisle, we suggest you try Asian rice noodles. While there are several gluten-free varieties in the market including shirataki noodles and even seaweed (kelp) noodles, one of the most common and flavorful kinds is rice noodles. So are all rice noodles gluten-free? Let's find out. All rice noodles and rice paper wraps are gluten-free as they are made wholly from

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How To Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass is what gives Thai curries their unique lemony, fresh flavor. This woody, fragrant herb can also take a cocktail recipe up a few notches or make a plain iced lemonade exotic. The stalks cannot be eaten as they are woody and tough but they need to be prepared in the right way to get the maximum amount of flavor and fragrance of their essential oils. So let's get straight on how to use lemongrass the right way in curries, soups, and stews. We answer the most common how to use

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How To Cut, Dry, & Store Rosemary

You can't quite describe the fragrance of rosemary but if you add the herb to buttery roasted potatoes or roast chicken, it adds a sublime flavor. You can also use it to make rosemary oil, an essential oil with a citrus-like, woodsy aroma that is often used in aromatherapy for an energizing effect. This Mediterranean herb can be easily grown as part of a herb garden and is sometimes even used as hedges. Here are helpful tips on how to cut, dry, and store rosemary. So you have got your

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Calamansi Juice: Benefits, Recipe, and Side Effects

Drinking calamansi juice is a very popular practice in certain parts of Asia, due to its detoxifying ability on the body, the availability of the fruit, the tart, and the unique flavor of the juice. Calamansi juice is derived from the calamansi fruit, another variety of citrus fruit commonly called golden lime. Calamansi is also known as calamondin or Philippine lime, and scientifically known as Citrofortunella macrocarpa. The fruit is a hybrid of a member of the citrus genus, that is to

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Hibiscus Tea: Benefits, How to Make, & Side Effects

The health benefits of hibiscus tea include its ability to control hypertension and reduce high blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels, and improve liver health. It also helps in improving digestion and treating depression. Not just that but research suggests that hibiscus tea may speed up metabolism and help in aiding healthy, gradual weight loss. This tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. Hibiscus tea, also known as Agua de Jamaica and by its scientific name Hibiscus

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How To Make Fresh Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass has a distinct aroma, which makes it easily recognizable. This fragrant tropical grass is predominantly used in Thai and other Asian cuisines. If you are someone who frequents spas very often, you may have surely been offered some lemongrass tea, for it is known to relax the body and mind, apart from releasing out toxins.  It is also recommended as a must-have beverage for those who have digestion problems. Besides, lemongrass tea leaves you energized and revitalized. If you

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Benefits & Side Effects of Palo Azul Tea

Palo Azul tea is a popular South American beverage, but its unique nutritional profile and health benefits have caused it to rise in popularity in recent years in other parts of the world as well. Palo Azul tea is an herbal diuretic tea brewed with the bark of the Palo Azul plant, scientifically known as Eysenhardtia polystachya. Also known as kidneywood, this herb has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, and the bark is known to contain some very unique nutrients. When

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How to Make Cannabis Tea: Best Recipes

Cannabis tea, also known by other names, such as weed tea, ganja tea, and marijuana tea, is a simple and soothing way to consume weed. However, it is not as simple as just throwing in the buds of weed into hot water and then bringing it to a boil. It requires precision and the right recipe for the required effect. This tea, when prepared correctly, is known to have a longer-lasting effect when compared to smoking weed - and it takes around 30 to 40 minutes to kick in. Given patience and time,

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Homemade & Fresh Apple Juice Recipe

Homemade apple juices are way more beneficial than the fizzy overly sweet apple juices found in the market. Although unpasteurized, homemade apple juice is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. One glass of apple juice can help boost immunity, cure constipation, induce weight loss, and boost skin health. Here is a step-by-step guide to making apple juice at home. How To Make Apple Juice A glass of apple juice a day keeps the doctor away! 8-10 apples2 tsp cinnamon

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How To Make Lemon Juice

If you want to learn how to make lemon juice, you need just three ingredients - lemon, sugar, and water. It's a simple recipe but a handy one. So let's learn how to juice a lemon and how to make home-made lemon juice! How To Make Lemon Juice Lemon juice has amazing health benefits! 1 lemon1 cup water1 tspn sugar ((optional)) Cut the lemon lengthwise to extract the maximum juice. There are different ways you can juice a lemon. You can use a lemon squeezer or a hand-held

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Banana Tea For Sleep, Recipes & Other Benefits

Banana tea may sound like a combination of two unrelated culinary items, but it is surprisingly delicious. It has recently acquired popularity as a sleeping aid. Many people believe that banana tea, taken at bedtime, can help soothe nerves and promote sleep. It is packed with other benefits, such as improving one’s mood, benefiting heart health, and managing weight loss. Often made along with the peel, the banana peel tea is even more potent. It uses the nutrient-rich peels of the banana,

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Moringa Tea: Health Benefits, How To Make, & Side Effects

There are benefits to drinking antioxidant-rich moringa tea on a daily basis, some of which include its unique ability to assist in weight loss, reduce inflammation, speed healing, aid digestion, and enhance energy levels. This nourishing drink may also give relief to people who suffer from a number of conditions, including arthritis, gout, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and even the common cold. Moringa tea is a beverage made by steeping dried moringa leaves in hot water for several

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11 Powerful Health Benefits of Arugula (Eruca Sativa)

Arugula is the somewhat the underdog of the cruciferous family. No one knows its potential until they try it out. Its health benefits include weight loss, reduced risk of cancer, healthy bones, and improved eyesight. This plant has antioxidant properties and is also good for the skin. It also helps in boosting the brain, improving metabolic functions, mineral absorption, and boosting the immune system. Arugula is a leafy green plant that is popularly used in salads. Arugula has several

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Amazing Homemade Pickle Juice Recipe

Ever woke up in the middle of the night with a Charley horse and wished for an instant remedy? Or desperately searched for a magic potion for your PMS symptoms? Look no further as pickle juice is at your rescue! With loads of antioxidants, it is the best cure for cramps, headaches, and dehydration. Why opt for sugar-filled energy drinks from the market when you can prepare healthy pickle juice at home? Pickle Juice Recipe Bye-bye, cramps! Hello, pickle juice! Essential

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Neem Powder: Benefits, Uses, & How To Make

Neem powder is extensively used in Ayurveda to treat skin conditions, improve the health of the skin and hair, and to help cleanse the liver. While this herbal powder is now available in most beauty stores as well as online, you can easily make it at home. Neem powder is an herbal green powder made by crushing the sun-dried leaves of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica). Neem leaves contain polyphenol flavonoids such as quercetin and ß-sitosterol. These powerful compounds are known to have

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How to Make Sour Milk with Lemon & Vinegar

Many a time, if you are looking forward to baking, you may need sour milk. It is also used as a substitute for buttermilk and a starter for cheese and yogurt. Making sour milk is quite easy and there are different ways you can do it. The most common recipe involves mixing lemon juice with milk. However, those of you who want to add a different flavor to sour milk can also use vinegar. How To Make Sour Milk A perfect addition to your baking recipes! Sour Milk with Lemon Juice1

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7 Proven Benefits of Sencha Tea

Sencha tea is known for its health benefits, including its ability to fight chronic diseases, aid in weight loss, protect the immune system, increase energy, and stimulate cognitive activity. This popular form of green tea makes up approximately 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan, a major tea-drinking nation. Sencha tea is a Japanese ryokucha (green tea), which is brewed with whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, giving the tea several impressive health benefits and a

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9 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is an herbal infusion made from peppermint leaves and it has been used in many medicinal applications. It is enjoyed around the world, not just for its refreshing taste but also for its therapeutic uses. It is popular for its ability to relieve headaches, treat sinuses, and ease digestive problems. Moreover, it is also beneficial for your mental health as its calmative properties make you relax, release stress, and mental pressure. The scientific name of peppermint is Mentha

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11 Effective Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

The home remedies for acid reflux are apple cider vinegar, ginger roots, fennel seeds, lavender tea, fruits, and vegetables. More than that, a good regular diet is also helpful in decreasing the negative effects of acid flux. Acid reflux is the backward flow of the stomach acids into the throat. When this happens, you may get a sour taste in your mouth or regurgitate food. In some cases, you may also feel a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn). Acid reflux is closely related

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8 Ways To Use Honey Mask for Acne

For centuries, people have been using honey masks as a treatment for acne and for curing other marks, scars, spots, and blemishes. There is not just one recipe for a honey mask that treats acne, but rather, it can be made from different combinations of herbs and other substances. In this article, we'll try to cover all relevant aspects related to using honey masks as a treatment for acne. Using honey masks for acne treatment is a very popular home remedy. Also, if you are serious about

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11 Natural Ways To Relieve Hernia Pain

A hernia is defined as a bulging organ or fatty tissue through a soft or weak spot in the body. There are several different types and some are more common than the others. A hernia can be an extremely painful and even deadly condition. While medical attention is strongly advised, there are several natural remedies to help relieve hernia complications. These remedies include the use of ice pack, ginger root, massage, licorice, aloe vera, black pepper powder, and castor seed oil, as well as

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24 Amazing Home Remedies for Weight Loss

For a majority of people, losing weight is rather difficult. There could be several reasons such as hormonal imbalance, unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation, stress, slow metabolism, genetics, or even a lack of motivation. Well, there are many ways for shedding those extra kilos, which include, cardio and strength training, having a well-balanced diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less processed food, cutting down on sugar and high-glycemic index (GI)

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Burning Pain in the Rectum: Causes & Home Remedies

Home remedies for the burning of the rectum can offer great relief to patients suffering from this irritating condition. The most effective home remedies for the burning sensations of the rectum include maintaining good hygiene, eating correct diet, use of aloe vera, hot and cold packs, buttermilk, petroleum jelly, and radish. Other natural treatments include the use of myrrh, white oak, flowers of sulfur, petroleum jelly, lemon juice, mint juice, and honey in various forms and

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9 Effective Home Remedies for Myopia

The home remedies for myopia include eye exercises, a vitamin and mineral-rich diet, eating almonds, Triphala, licorice, Ayurvedic medicines, as well as resting after long hours of reading and work. Some lifestyle changes to make while suffering from myopia are performing close range work, sitting in front of the TV and electronic devices for long periods of time, and working or reading in poorly lit areas. Myopia, also termed as nearsightedness, occurs when the eye lengthens from front to

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How To Get Oil Out Of Clothes

No matter how hard you try, you will generally find that if you are busy deep-frying in the kitchen or enjoying a good spaghetti Bolognese, you can end up with nasty oil stains on your clothes. Oil stains on clothes are the peskiest as they are tough to remove and almost always distinctly visible. If you do not take steps to remove it immediately, you will find that oil stains get darker over time, and sometimes, they get set permanently. We share easy tips on how to get oil out of clothes.

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21 Surprising Home Remedies for Diabetes

Home remedies for diabetes include the use of apple cider vinegar, bitter gourd, fenugreek, cinnamon, aloe vera, water, jamun, and flaxseed oil in different forms. Exercising, healthy sleep patterns, and maintaining oral health are other good behavioral remedies for getting rid of diabetes in a natural way. Home remedies can offer a solution to all of your diabetes problems, despite not technically being a "cure". You can try any or all of the following home remedies to start enjoying the

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8 Best Home Remedies for Molluscum Contagiosum

Effective home remedies for molluscum contagiosum include the use of neem, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, coconut oil, oregano oil, allicin, alcohol, and duct tape occlusion. Molluscum contagiosum (MC), also known as water warts, is an infectious skin condition that results in groupings of small bumps or lesions on the upper layers of the skin. The bumps may contain a cheesy or waxy substance and are usually painless. The infection is caused by a DNA poxvirus known as Molluscum

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10 Power Foods for Healing Wounds

When you have a wound such as a pressure injury (formally known as pressure ulcers or sores), diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, full or partial thickness wounds, burns and more, what you eat makes a major difference in the rate of your wound healing. There are various food items that can help speed up the healing process of wounds, whether they are severe or moderate. These food items and additional vitamins and minerals help to provide the necessary growth of new skin tissue and improve

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13 Natural Ways To Help With Pancreatitis

There are several helpful home remedies to treat pancreatitis, including the use of acupuncture, tofu, red grapes, reishi mushrooms, yogurt, spinach, ginseng, and blueberries, along with certain lifestyle changes. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, a small gland that is present near the top of the abdominal cavity. When the gland becomes inflamed, the surrounding blood vessels can also get inflamed, and there may be bleeding and infection. In time, the pancreas starts to

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20 Best Foods for Healthy Weight Gain

The best foods you can add to your diet to increase your weight in a healthy way include potatoes, pasta, rice, exotic fruits, nuts, shrimp, red meat, bananas, eggs, granola, bagels, avocados, and many more. When most people think about gaining weight, it is seen as an unacceptable thing; there is no denying that obesity is a rampant problem in the world today. However, there are some people who actually need to gain weight for a variety of reasons. Whether you are a Hollywood actor packing

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Is Turmeric Good For Weight Loss

Turmeric probably tops the list of the most popular spice to boost overall health and immunity. You will see turmeric latte jostling space with a good old cappuccino on café menus, and turmeric pills on pharmacy aisles that promise to help raise immunity levels. The golden-colored powder is an ancient spice used in curries and Ayurvedic remedies as an anti-inflammatory. But is turmeric good for weight loss? Research studies say it could be so. In this article, we find out how effective

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Are Rice Noodles Gluten-Free

If you are gluten-free and you are not really enjoying the wheat-free versions of pasta and noodles available in the supermarket aisle, we suggest you try Asian rice noodles. While there are several gluten-free varieties in the market including shirataki noodles and even seaweed (kelp) noodles, one of the most common and flavorful kinds is rice noodles. So are all rice noodles gluten-free? Let's find out. All rice noodles and rice paper wraps are gluten-free as they are made wholly from

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How To Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass is what gives Thai curries their unique lemony, fresh flavor. This woody, fragrant herb can also take a cocktail recipe up a few notches or make a plain iced lemonade exotic. The stalks cannot be eaten as they are woody and tough but they need to be prepared in the right way to get the maximum amount of flavor and fragrance of their essential oils. So let's get straight on how to use lemongrass the right way in curries, soups, and stews. We answer the most common how to use

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How To Cut, Dry, & Store Rosemary

You can't quite describe the fragrance of rosemary but if you add the herb to buttery roasted potatoes or roast chicken, it adds a sublime flavor. You can also use it to make rosemary oil, an essential oil with a citrus-like, woodsy aroma that is often used in aromatherapy for an energizing effect. This Mediterranean herb can be easily grown as part of a herb garden and is sometimes even used as hedges. Here are helpful tips on how to cut, dry, and store rosemary. So you have got your

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Can You Eat Bay Leaves

There is a myth that bay leaves are poisonous and people believe that this is the reason these dried leaves are often fished out of soups and stews prior to being served. In this article, we find out if you can eat bay leaves and if they are indeed poisonous. Bay leaves are not harmful to eat. This is an age-old belief in certain parts of the world that these dried leaves are hazardous to health. Perhaps, the genesis of this urban myth is its similarity to the leaves of the mountain laurel

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Algae Oil: Nutrition, Benefits, & Side Effects

Algae oil may not have reached the culinary status of oils like coconut oil and avocado oil as yet but its health benefits are much-touted. It is known to be good for cardiovascular health because of its publicized high content of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Algae oil is also advertised as a vegan alternative to fish oil as it is plant-based. So, let's find out more about its health benefits and possible side effects. Algae oil is an edible oil that is extracted from algae. It is

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All You Need To Know About Tromboncino Squash

Tromboncino squash is one of those squashes that you will not forget because of its distinctive curved shape. Tromboncino, which means little trombone in Italian, has a distinctive appearance like the musical instrument it is named after, with its slender appearance blooming into a bulbous end. While the squash is popular in Italy, it is not as well-known in other parts of the world. So, let's find out more about this wonderful squash. Tromboncino squash (Cucurbita moschata) is an Italian

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