Drinking any type of vinegar or acetic acid, helps to reduce weight and factors related with metabolic syndrome. It may sound contradictory to what some health sites or stores claim. Some promote organic apple cider vinegar weight loss drinks and home-made beverages. Research conclusions are often different to what commercial interest dictates. It is more profitable to sell an expensive vinegar drink than telling readers any type of vinegar will do.
The scientific community has always thought high cholesterol levels in blood to be linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Food and nutraceutical community regarded sterol and stanol supplementation as a solution for lowering LDL (or bad cholesterol) levels without the harmful side-effects of statins. Unfortunately cholesterol lowering products have become so lucrative that this area of knowledge is full of fallacies. Any person that has problems with her cholesterol and want to lower LDL levels effectively must understand what has been really proven in research and what is marketing before starting with a plant sterols supplement.
Bloating and constipation goes hand in hand and you cannot address bloating if you don’t treat your constipation problem first. Blocked fecal matter difficult the expulsion of gases producing the discomfort and pain of bloating.
With the information given here there are two articles; how to reduce bloating and prevent it and bloated stomach remedies with natural herbs that will help to address these problems and treat the bloating and constipation together instead of treating the symptoms as if they were not related like drugs do.
There can be many causes to cause bloating, most of them related to bad habits, others related to an incorrect mix of foods. As popular wisdom goes, it is easier to prevent than to reduce and get rid of excessive fermentation gas. We all have wished at least once to know how to reduce bloating but it becomes a problem when it starts to happen too often. In fact bloating is one of the more common ailments among patients who consult with a doctor being one of the hardest to admit because of the shame associated with the symptoms.
In this part we will focus first on healthy diet foods recommended for everyone and with special properties that may help overweight, diabetic or high cholesterol people. Then we will mention supplements and herbs that have been proved in several researchs to be effective for weight loss, control blood glucose, insulin production and cholesterol levels.
The objective of this series of articles is to raise awareness of healthy foods to eat that aren’t getting the attention they need and to help people rely more on fresh natural food for their nutrient intake instead of supplement, vials, capsules, etc.
Some of these foods are very common and widely known but their properties are largely ignored so end up being absent from many diets or eaten too rarely to have a noticeable effect. Others are more exotic but with such good properties that worth the effort of incorporating them in our diets.
We all have thought once or twice “I should start to eat healthier and more active”. Specially at the beginning of the year, after the festivities. Most of the time incorporating health and nutrition tips and knowledge to our daily lives isn’t easy. Each health website or magazine has its own rules, dietitians only give broad recommendations or make too restrictive diets.
Unfortunately there’s a reality few people want to admit. Recommending and selling food supplements is a business, even preparing a diet for a client. If someone solves all food related issues of a client in one visit that would not be profitable. On top of that it is a business plagued with myths and false beliefs and it is blooming because of the progressive degradation of our eating habits.