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9 Amazing Benefits of Baking Soda and Lemon

The combination of baking soda and lemon juice has a number of health benefits, including the ability to detoxify the body, balance pH levels, improve digestion, boost the immune system, aid heart health, protect the skin, heal the liver and help prevent chronic disease. There are countless health remedies that have gained popularity in recent years, but the use of baking soda and lemon dates back decades in natural health circles. On their own, these two substances have plenty of healthy

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12 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 & anti-microbial properties, along with fighting against oral diseases & headaches and are also thought to display aphrodisiac properties. Cloves are a popular flavoring agent used in a variety of ways across

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8 Amazing Substitutes for Coconut Oil

The best coconut oil substitutes for baking or cooking include olive oil, shea butter, vegetable oil, almond oil, avocado oil, neem oil, hemp seed oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. Coconut oil is one of the most sought-after and highly prized health ingredients in numerous cosmetic and beauty products, as well as in the culinary realm, and for good reason. As per the USDA, coconut oil is rich in beneficial fats, which help balance your cholesterol levels, and it also has natural

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14 Powerful Benefits of Raw Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a strong-smelling, pungent-tasting 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 common cold, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart ailments as well as neurodegenerative disorders. Garlic is a close relative of the onion and is native to Central Asia. The garlic bulb contains several cloves and each clove is covered

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13 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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8 Impressive Thieves Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Thieves essential oil is well known to reduce stress, neutralize bacterial and viral pathogens, improve digestion, strengthen bones and reduce inflammation, as well as lowering fevers, healing skin conditions, aiding weight loss and strengthening the respiratory system. The benefits and uses of thieves essential oil are particularly valuable for people suffering from a weak immune system, gastrointestinal problems, inflammatory conditions, skin irritation, poor respiratory health, obesity,

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8 Amazing Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits

The health benefits of hibiscus tea include its ability to reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammatory problems, aid in relieving the disturbed digestive and immune system, and potentially help treat diseases of the liver and cancer. Hibiscus tea may also speed up metabolism aiding in healthy, gradual weight loss. It can also be linked with better mental health. This tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. Hibiscus tea, also known as Agua de Jamaica

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9 Proven Benefits of Calamansi Juice

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, and the tart, unique flavor of the juice. Calamansi juice is derived from the calamansi fruit, an extremely sour variety of citrus fruit commonly called golden lime. Calamansi is also known as calamondin or Philippine lime, and scientifically known as Citrofortunella microcarpa. The fruit is a hybrid of a member of the citrus genus, that

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Top 8 Benefits of Bay Leaves

The most impressive health benefits of bay leaves are numerous and include their anti-cancer potential, ability to protect the body against oxidative stress, and protect it from bacterial infections, slow the aging process, speed wound healing, and manage diabetes. They may also help in improving heart health, reducing inflammation, alleviating respiratory issues, and optimizing digestion. There are many types of plants containing leaves referred to as "bay leaves", but the true bay

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20 Surprising Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a potent herb that helps treat insomnia, stomach and respiratory disorders, fever, and infections. The antioxidant activity of the lemongrass boosts the immune system and protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It even helps in balancing cholesterol levels, managing type 2 diabetes, and promoting healthy skin. It is extensively used in aromatherapy and helps combat fatigue, anxiety, and bad body odor. Lemongrass is an herb with a distinct citrusy flavor

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9 Amazing Benefits of Lemon Ginger Tea

Many people turn to lemon ginger tea to improve their health, due to its ability to boost the immune system, reduce fever, improve cognition, regulate blood sugar, aid in digestion, soothe pain, and promote healthy hair and skin. Both lemon and ginger are considered to have antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, and with these properties aid in stimulating the metabolism. Despite it being called a tea, lemon ginger tea is actually an infusion of lemon juice and ginger root, and it does

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21 Impressive Health Benefits of Lime

The health benefits of lime are numerous and include weight loss, improved digestion, reduced respiratory disorders, enhanced immunity, and relief from constipation. Lime is also used in the treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, gout, and gums. It also aids in skin care, hair care, and eye care and may help lower the risk of developing cancer. Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) is a small, round, green-color hybrid citrus fruit. Due to its acidic sour juice and unique aroma, the lime fruit

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Study Shows Rising Autoimmunity In The US

Recent evidence suggests that autoimmune diseases are rising in the US with an increasing occurrence of autoimmunity. New research published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology gives us the facts to support this belief. Undertaken by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the study shows a significant increase in the antinuclear antibodies (ANA) among Americans, particularly in certain groups. ANA acts as the most common biomarker for autoimmunity. The study

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Women Drivers Pose Lesser Risk To Other Road Users

Most traditional road safety analyses have focused on the risk that drivers pose to themselves owing to their specific mode of transport, while not taking into consideration the risk they pose to fellow commuters. In an effort to fill this gap, a new study that looked at how much risk individuals pose to fellow drivers found women drivers to be safer than men for other road users. The research analyzed the risk posed by men and women drivers to other road users by means of parameters

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Smoking, Vaping & Drug Use May Complicate Covid Risks

Emerging trends in Covid-19 pandemic has made it clear that some people are more at risk of developing serious infections than others. We can now add smokers, vapers, and drug users among people in the high-risk categories. An article published by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in the Annals of Internal Medicine clarified how the unique health risks posed by the Covid-19 are especially harmful to people who smoke, vape, or indulge in drug

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US Kids Eating Better, Diets Still Poor Quality

Healthy eating is a way of life and especially important for kids whose health future is shaped by their habits today. Are kids in America eating right? The answer is yes and no. A study found that children’s’ diets in the US had improved over time but still not as healthy in quality as they need to be. The findings are the results of a study that characterized trends in diet quality among kids and teenagers in the US, from 1999 to 2016. The participants were between the ages of 2 to

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6 Best Meditation Apps for Mindfulness

For many, the idea of taking out time to practice meditation may sound unattainable. But if you are dealing with moments of loss of clarity, you are already practicing modus operandi of modern meditation. Syncing into your body's thoughts and emotions not only helps you become more aware, but gives you the opportunity to deal with them. A research study in the JMIR Cancer journal suggests that patients perceive free meditation apps as enjoyable and effective in eliminating stress. Moreover,

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What Is The Sirtfood Diet

The sirtfood diet has grabbed headlines ever since singer Adele lost oodles of weight after following this diet. It is a diet that allows you to have dark chocolate and red wine without any guilt but also espouses the benefits of superfoods like blueberries, kale, and green juice. So what is the sirtfood diet and how does it enable weight loss? Let's find out. The sirtfood diet has been embraced by many celebrities due to its unusual diet ingredients like coffee, wine, and chocolate. The

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Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes

What's in a name, wondered the Bard. Turns out that a yam by any other name may very well be a sweet potato! So, here's a food epiphany for you, that lovely roasted orangey yam you've been adding to your soup and stews is actually a sweet potato. If you think this is confusing, don't blame us. Blame the supermarkets in America where yams and sweet potatoes are often labeled interchangeably. Most of the yams you find on supermarket shelves are actually sweet potatoes. But despite a somewhat

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Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine: Tips for Self-Care

In these unprecedented times brought by a global pandemic, the city streets seem quieter and markets may be shut. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 numbers continuing to increase worldwide, government health officials are constantly persuading everyone to follow social distancing and self-quarantine. Also, there is plenty of talk about these terms - most of which are new concepts to the general public and how they differ from one another. There is a social media boom on everyone sharing their

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Best Ways to Make Cannabis Tea

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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2 Ways To Make Fresh Orange Juice

Orange juice tastes best when fresh. Blend it or prepare it with a simple hand juicer, either way, it doesn't take much time, albeit a little effort is required. One glass of this sweet tangy juice provides an ample amount of vitamin C to boost your immunity and keep you healthy. So, what are you waiting for? Let's start juicing! How To Make Fresh Orange Juice Peel, puree, and pour! Using a hand juicer (Total time: 25 mins)8-10 whole oranges3-5 ice cubespinch salt

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How to Make Dandelion Tea

You may not know that dandelion weeds growing all over your yard are actually a healthy herb. Every part of this weed is edible and equally healthy. Dandelion flowers are used to make drinks and desserts, while the leaves are an important ingredient in most salads. The roots of the herb, on the other hand, are roasted to use as a healthy substitute for coffee. Wonderfully multi-purpose, isn't it? Dandelion tea has some amazing health benefits, that include naturally boosting lactation,

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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. This is because lemon juice has amazing health benefits including the ability to relieve dehydration, clear the skin, treat an upset stomach, cleanse the liver, and even treat cancer. 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

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How to Make Oil of Oregano at Home

Achoo! Yes, yes, it's the viral season. Looking for a cure? Here's oregano oil to the rescue. Though we might like to add that it is not only used to cure fever or any viral infection, but also, blisters, ear infection, and migraines! While it is easily available in the supermarket, here's a recipe that will ensure you have it stocked up in your pantry on those unfortunate days it isn't available in the market. How To Make Oregano Oil Extract oregano oil with an easy distillation

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Homemade Aloe Vera Juice Recipe

Aloe vera juice is made from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, and unlike the processes to acquire the extract of this plant, the juice is made by crushing, grinding, and blending the entire leaf. After several filtering steps, the juice can be consumed for its concentrated nutritional values. While the smell of this plant can be potent, the juice is quite mild and easy to drink, which is why it has gained popularity of late as a health supplement or a dietary drink. So, let's take a look at

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How to Make Matcha Green Tea

While we always knew that green tea is rich in antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and prevent diseases, it has a variant that is proven to be even more effective. Well, we are talking about the superfood trend of the moment -matcha tea. It's available all across coffee shops and bakeries, where different types of desserts made of matcha powder are available. Many people want to know how to make matcha tea, but they don't always realize that there are different types of this

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Delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe

One of America's favorite sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, is almost 120 years old. It was in 1896 that Good Housekeeping, a women's magazine, came up with the idea of this nut butter sandwich. In its May issue, the magazine published a recipe for homemakers to try grinding peanuts in a meat grinder and spreading the resultant creamy nut butter on bread. In the following month, a culinary magazine, Table Talk, also came up with a peanut butter sandwich recipe. Until this time, the addition

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How to Make Clove Oil for Toothache

Clove oil is a treasure trove of health benefits. It is of great importance in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine where it is known for its anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic and stimulating properties.  It is often used as a remedy for toothache and other oral conditions. Clove has immense benefits, courtesy of the presence of a chemical compound called eugenol. You can also apply this oil to your skin and mucous membranes. So if you're wondering how to make this oil

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Quick & Easy Cottage Cheese Recipe

Contrary to popular belief, cottage cheese is rather easy to prepare. This particular dish is a low-fat equivalent of cheese, which many love to eat. While this variant of cheese is easily available in the market, one can prepare the same at home without much hassle. The two essential ingredients that one needs to prepare cottage cheese with are raw milk and some salt. While both pasteurized and unpasteurized milk can be used to prepare cottage cheese, the latter is given more preference. Now,

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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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Here’s How You Can Make Brown Sugar At Home

Brown sugar comes to the rescue of those who have a sweet tooth but at the same time are quite health conscious. This is a form of sugar that is primarily composed of sucrose, along with a certain volume of molasses, which adds the brown color. Many prefer to use it as a replacement for sugar while baking cakes and cookies. In fact, brown sugar is the ingredient that makes the cookies soft and chewy. While it is easily available in the supermarket, making it at home is quite a cakewalk. Now,

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Easy & Delicious Beetroot Juice Recipe

If you don't want to buy beet juice from the store, making it at home is a relatively simple process, requiring only a blender, a paring knife, and some beets. Before you make the juice, however, you need to pick the best beets, so look for those that are smooth and firm, particularly if they have a bit of shine on their outer skin. These will be ideal for beet juice. How To Make Beet Juice? A delicious, antioxidant-rich juice, which is best had chilled! 2 large beets (or 4

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Okra Water: How to Make & Benefits

Okra water might not seem like the most palatable of all, but with all the benefits that it has to offer, you surely ought to give it a try. Here is an easy recipe which you can enjoy. Amongst various reasons why you should have this simple drink, probably the most interesting is its anti-diabetic potential. According to a study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Bio-allied Sciences, the peel and seeds of okra plant have properties that can help manage diabetes. The research showcased

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11 Natural Home Remedies for Hernia

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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11 Efficient Natural Remedies for Malaria

Malaria is a deadly, widespread mosquito-borne disease that threatens people across the globe. It’s unimaginable how a little mosquito can infuse so much terror in the hearts of people globally, especially those who frequent tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world, where it is more prevalent. The causes of the disease may vary but primarily it spreads when the Anopheles mosquito that is infected by various types of parasitic microorganisms such as Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae,

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10 Effective Herbal Remedies for Respiratory Problems

The most effective herbal remedies for respiratory problems include the use of ginkgo, mullein, echinacea, licorice, cannabis, thyme, oregano, peppermint, and elecampane, among others. Respiratory problem is a term used to describe a wide variety of diseases that can affect the lungs and respiratory system. They are classified as upper and lower respiratory problems. While the majority of these problems don't progress to a serious level, chronic respiratory problems can increase your

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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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Age Spots: Treatments & Home Remedies

The treatments and home remedies for age spots include the use of a laser, intense pulsed light therapy, chemical peel, dermabrasion, freezing, and medicines. There are also natural treatments for liver spots like lemon juice, yogurt, aloe vera juice, papaya, among others which are regarded as effective and safe due to the use of all natural ingredients with no side effects. Age spots or liver spots are small, highly pigmented areas on your skin. They are primarily seen in the

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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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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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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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10 Wonderful Foods for Healthy Skin

When it comes to healthy skin, the healthy foods to eat include citrus fruits, pumpkin seeds, carrots, olive oil, certain types of fish, almonds, and much more. In terms of improving the health of their skin, people look out for many options. Some immediately think of reducing the effects of the sun, while others may be more concerned with eliminating wrinkles, clearing up blemishes, or enhancing the tone of their skin. Our skin is the largest organ in the body. It is not only the most

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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, mango leaves, alfalfa, jamun, curry leaves, 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

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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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17 Effective Treatments & Remedies for Ascites

The home remedies for ascites include garlic, dandelion, gram, bitter gourd, fenugreek, radish, melon, onion, and adequate sleep. Ascites is a condition where there is fluid buildup in the abdomen or peritoneal cavity. This leads to inflammation in the arms, legs, and spleen. When the fluid moves around to the lungs, it can make breathing difficult. Ascites is technically known as peritoneal fluid excess, peritoneal cavity fluid, and hydroperitoneum. Key treatments for ascites include

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6 Best Meditation Apps for Mindfulness

For many, the idea of taking out time to practice meditation may sound unattainable. But if you are dealing with moments of loss of clarity, you are already practicing modus operandi of modern meditation. Syncing into your body's thoughts and emotions not only helps you become more aware, but gives you the opportunity to deal with them. A research study in the JMIR Cancer journal suggests that patients perceive free meditation apps as enjoyable and effective in eliminating stress. Moreover,

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What Is The Sirtfood Diet

The sirtfood diet has grabbed headlines ever since singer Adele lost oodles of weight after following this diet. It is a diet that allows you to have dark chocolate and red wine without any guilt but also espouses the benefits of superfoods like blueberries, kale, and green juice. So what is the sirtfood diet and how does it enable weight loss? Let's find out. The sirtfood diet has been embraced by many celebrities due to its unusual diet ingredients like coffee, wine, and chocolate. The

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by Paromita Datta last updated -

Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes

What's in a name, wondered the Bard. Turns out that a yam by any other name may very well be a sweet potato! So, here's a food epiphany for you, that lovely roasted orangey yam you've been adding to your soup and stews is actually a sweet potato. If you think this is confusing, don't blame us. Blame the supermarkets in America where yams and sweet potatoes are often labeled interchangeably. Most of the yams you find on supermarket shelves are actually sweet potatoes. But despite a somewhat

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Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine: Tips for Self-Care

In these unprecedented times brought by a global pandemic, the city streets seem quieter and markets may be shut. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 numbers continuing to increase worldwide, government health officials are constantly persuading everyone to follow social distancing and self-quarantine. Also, there is plenty of talk about these terms - most of which are new concepts to the general public and how they differ from one another. There is a social media boom on everyone sharing their

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12 Best Non-Perishable Foods For An Emergency

An emergency rarely comes knocking. Whether it's a hurricane, fire, or an epidemic, there are certain occasions when we may have to plan for adequate food and nourishment. This is why it is highly recommended that you keep a stock of non-perishable food in your pantry for any unforeseen circumstances. This is especially important for those who live in areas susceptible to natural calamities. Our list of non-perishable foods is also handy for campers or anyone who is planning to stock food for

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Blood Orange: Nutrition, Benefits, & Recipes

A wonderful citrusy and sweet fruit is the blood orange. Grown in temperate climates, like that of the US and Italy, these oranges get their name because of their unique reddish maroon hue on the inside. They are most popularly used in juices, baked goods, cocktails, and salads. Let's take a detailed look at what these blood oranges are and how they make an interesting place for themselves in the fruit world. The blood orange or red-orange is a type of citrus fruit that belongs to the same

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How To Wash Hands Properly & Other Hygiene Tips

One of the most basic and easiest hygiene habits we are taught as kids is washing our hands. Ideally, we were expected to wash our hands thoroughly before and after several activities. But if we are being honest, how many of us followed it to a T? Kids are not 100 percent diligent about washing hands, especially when no one is checking on them. Neither are adults if numbers are any indication. ‘But what is the big deal about washing hands?’ we find ourselves asking each other. However,

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