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Benefits Of Fiber

Eat lots of fiber! Maybe you’ve heard this before. But do you know why fiber is good for health?. Fibers are mainly found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains-the most widely known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation, as well as other health benefits, such as lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

What is fiber?

Fibers are all foods derived from plants that can not be digested or absorbed by the body – claims Birthorderplus in the Exposed Skincare article.

Unlike fat, protein, or carbohydrates, which are broken down and absorbed by the body, fiber is not digested by the body.  Therefore, the fibers pass through the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and out in one piece. Fiber does not seem provide many benefits, but actually fiber has an important role in maintaining health.

Fiber is classified into 2 categories:-

Insoluble fiber

This type of fiber helps the movement of nutrients through the digestive system and increase the mass of feces. So that the fiber is beneficial for those who suffer from constipation. Whole wheat flour, beans, and various vegetables are sources of insoluble fiber which is nice.

Soluble fiber

This type of fiber is soluble in water and forms gel-like material. This fiber helps lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Soluble fiber can be obtained from oats, peas, apples, carrots, citrus fruits countrymen, and psyllium.The benefits of fiber foods

1. Normalize the movement of gastrointestinal tract

Fiber increases the weight and size of stool and softens it. Large stool is easier to be removed, so it can reduce the risk of constipation. If you have watery stools, fiber may help solidify the stool because the fibers absorbs water and increase stool mass.

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2. Reduce the risk of hemorrhoids

Fiber intake may reduce the risk of hemorrhoids or piles. Some fiber is fermented in the colon.

3. Lowering blood cholesterol levels

Soluble fiber can lower blood cholesterol levels by lowering LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol. Epidemiological studies have shown that adding fiber intake in the diet can lower blood pressure and inflammation, which also provides protection for cardiovascular health.

4. Controlling blood sugar levels

Fiber, especially soluble fiber, may reduce the absorption of sugar. For someone who has diabetes, this fiber can improve blood sugar levels. Eating patterns that includes insoluble fiber is also associated with reduction risk of type 2 diabetes.

5. Lose weight

High fiber foods take a long time to be chewed, so it will give time for the body to send signals to the brain when you have been satisfied. Thus, overeating can be avoided. Adding fiber to your diet can make a meal feel larger and last longer in the digestive tract, so that we will be satisfied for a long time. High-fiber foods also have less energy, which means the fibers have the less calories.

Consumption Of Foods High In Purines And Gout Attack

Do you often complain of joint pain accompanied by swollen joints? It could be that it is caused by high uric acid levels. Uric acid is the end result of purine metabolism in the body in the form of crystals. In the body, purine can be generated by all foods, such as from vegetables, nuts, meat, or offal. Under normal circumstances, levels of uric acid in the body should not be exaggerated, but if purine levels too high, then this will be excreted through the urine.

Physiologically in the body there are about 85% of purine compounds, so that the human body requires only about 15% of purines from outside the body.

About gout arthritis

In the case of gouty arthritis, symptoms that often happens is an acute attack that attacks only one joint, accompanied by swelling, redness in the joints, pain, disturbance to move suddenly, which can occur in less than 24 hours. In the case of gouty arthritis, symptoms that often happens is an acute attack that attacks only one joint, accompanied by swelling, redness in the joints, pain, disturbance to move suddenly, which can occur in less than 24 hours.

According to the disease course stages of gout, acute attacks of gout may disappear without treatment within 5-7 days. After the first attack, the patient will be in a situation without complaint, generally last about 1-2 years. This phase, in medical terms is known as inter-critical gout. The disease then goes into the stage of intermittent acute gout arthritis, a condition in which interval of the attack that occurred more frequently and lasted longer, and the number of joints affected more and more.

The final stage is chronic gout arthritis with tofus, which is the disease has lasted more than 10 years old and already there are bumps around the joints, called tofus. In this area (tofus) contained deposits of monosodium uric crystals that cause damage to the joints and surrounding bone. The influence of foods high in purines on gout. Based on a recent study published by Medscape, purine intake from foods high in purines, especially foods of animal origin will increase the risk of gout attacks to 5 times in patients with gout.

The study was conducted by Yuqing Zhang, MD, DSc from the Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston University, Massachusetts.This study was followed by the 633 respondents with gout and conducted follow-up for 1 year. Then, respondents reported about the state of gout, and gout attacks ever experienced during the last 12 months. Age of respondents at least 18 years old and living in the United States, and they have to report the data from the medical record.

Then, the respondents are given a few questions about gout attacks ever experienced and their food intake for 2 days before the attack, and for two days when they were not under attack. In this study it was found that the intake of foods high in purines from animal sources has a major contribution to the attacks of gout.

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However, this study still has some shortcomings, because respondents have to recall the data of food intake, amount of food they eat. This led to the recall-refractive. In addition, the bioavailability of foods consumed by each person is different depending on the preparation of foods. Other risk factors are also influence such as sex, alcohol habits, consumption of diuretic drugs, allopurinol, anti-inflammatory (NSAID), and colchicine.

Conclusions on foods high in purines and gout

The conclusion to be drawn from this study is the risk of gout attacks can be reduced by decreasing purine contained in animal sources. Foods high in purines such as offal, shellfish, meat extract, or beef.

Benefits Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice As A Healer

As we know that the experts have agreed that the main cause of most diseases is the lack of certain vitamins and minerals in the body. In fact, vitamins and minerals are available in abundant amounts in fruits and vegetables around us. But most of us are very difficult to eat fruit and vegetables as much as we need. If you are willing or have time to chew a bag of carrots or a bag of spinach a day, so this article is not for you.

All cells in the body depend on proper nutrition. Without these nutrients, these cells can not function properly. To maintain the function of these cells, the food you eat should be digested properly. To get the greatest benefits of vegetables and fruits, eat the fresh one. Fresh food allows the enzyme to work with full power, thus providing directly encouragement to the body’s metabolic system.

Why should be in the form of juice?

People do not know how many vitamins and minerals we need to be healthy. But experts agree that there are micro-nutrients that their function are still misterius. These substances were found in small amounts, in all of the fresh foods. For example, experts have known the benefits of carrots, which contain beta-carotene and vitamin A in large quantities.

Scientists have managed to extract these magical ingredients into pills that ready to swallow , which according to them, can maintain heart health and prevent cancer. But the carrot has other benefits aside from beta-carotene and vitamin A. There are other substances called carotenoids, which will not be found in vitamin pills. You can only find it from a fresh carrot. But most of us are very lazy to eat fresh fruit or vegetables directly, because it takes much longer to digest fruits and vegetables completely.

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Juice quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body-sometimes within a few minutes after consumption.So many properties and benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables and they are also have different ways of healing. Vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates that are found with different concentrations, work on the organs and certain diseases. For example, apple juice and its fruit flesh can help reduce acid crystals that accumulate in the joints, so that it can relieve the pain due to arthritis.

Fennel removes heartburn and watermelon juice can cure colic. Another benefit, juice help you lose weight and maintain weight loss. Tomato juice can eliminate the addiction to junk food, and sweetened fruit juices eliminate addiction to cakes, cookies, and candies. In addition, fresh fruits and vegetables have high fiber content, which in terms of nutrition called “roughage”.

Its most important functions in the gastrointestinal tract is to encourage the movement of food in the intestine. Insoluble fiber can bind cholesterol in the digestive tract so it is not absorbed by the body. Insoluble fiber works to cleanse the bowel.

However, because the “juicer” filter out most of the fiber, so it only produces fluid, then to get the maximum benefits of vegetables and fruit, take most of the fiber and return it into your drink. Or use it as a mixture to cook cakes or other foods. Use to make bread or cake that rich in fiber and delicious.

Causes Of Hair Loss

Hair is crown for women. Yes, and every woman would want to look beautiful with wonderful crown, beautiful and shiny. Pretty hair, beautiful, and shiny can be owned by a woman by care her hair as good as possible, to prevent various problems such, hair loss.

How to cope with hair loss?

To find ways to cope with hair loss, we have to look for the causes of hair loss. If we do not know the cause of hair loss, we would find it difficult to cope with it. Typically, hair loss is caused by three things:

1.Combing hair using a fine toothed comb

Dry hair using a hair dryer, hot curling or flat iron- Tying hair tightly- Frequent shampooing, it will make the level of natural oil in the hair is reduced, so the hair easily broken.Ways to overcome it is by fix and stop the wrong habits.

2. Hair loss due to being sick or unhealthy

The body that is sick or unhealthy can also cause hair loss. Here are some diseased condition that can cause hair loss:

Hair loss due to anemia

Iron deficiency in red blood cells affect the health of hair follicles. How to overcome it is by take an iron supplement with vitamin C. Vitamin C helps absorb iron more effectively.

Because the consumption of certain drugs

Antidepressants, diuretics, and Rx pills can cause hair loss. How to overcome it is to consult a doctor. Your doctor may lower the dose of these medicines, or replace it with another drug, or even stop it altogether.

Because hyperthyroidism

Hormone imbalances can raise a chemical called DHT which attacks the hair follicles. Drug used to treat this condition can rebalance thyroid hormone. Talk to your doctor about this.

Because lack of calories

Women familiar with diet. Strict low-calorie diet can lead to fatigue, dehydration, cramps and hair loss. During the diet, try to continue to get protein and calories in sufficient quantities. Both are essential to maintaining the health and strength of hair.

Hair loss due to stress

High levels of stress can cause hair follicles “asleep” or attacked by white blood cells, and resulted in the loss of hair next few weeks. How to overcome it is by relaxation such as yoga, massage, meditation, etc. If hair loss is due to a sick body or the use of certain chemicals (such as cancer treatment), it is relatively easy to handle. Because, the hair will grow back when the illness is cured or the use of chemicals was stopped.

3. Hair loss due to heredity

Heredity can also be a cause of the hair loss. If so, do not be confused or panic, because there are some tips to overcome hair loss caused by hereditary factors you can do. Some of the tips below are ways to cope with hair loss due to heredity:

  • Apply conditioner when you shampoo in the hair. Use only a little, too much conditioner can cause scalp itching.
  • When using conditioner, comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb so that the hair does not tangle when washed.
  • Use herbal shampoo for your scalp feels more comfortable.
  • Use cool or lukewarm water while shampooing, do not use water that is too hot.
  • Do not use a hair dryer to dry your hair. Drying hair aerated enough.
  • Wear hair tonic or serum to nourish hair. Hair tonic containing ginseng is good for hair growth and fertility.
  • Let your hair down. Avoid the use of clamps or rubber hair tie.
  • Avoid drinks that contain caffeine because it is not good for hair growth.
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