Saturday, September 6, 2008

How to prevent wind and bloating during pregnancy?

During Pregnancy, some women will feel bloated due to the wind in the stomach. This feeling can be very uncomfortable. One of the main is due to poor digestion.

When the food are not digested properly in the stomach, it is broken down in the large intestine by the bacteria.

In the Early stage of Pregnancy, the production of progesterone increases. Progesterone is sometimes called the "hormone of pregnancy", it has many roles relating to the development of the fetus. When Progesterone relaxes the smooth muscle tissue throughout your body, including your gastrointestinal tract. As a result, it slows down the digestive process which can cause more wind and Bloating.

In the later stage of Pregnancy, your growing baby crowds your abdominal cavity, which can further slow digestion, and pushes on your stomach, making you feel even more bloated after eating.

Both heartburn and constipation are common during pregnancy, and you're more likely to develop them as your pregnancy progresses even if you've never had them before.


Which foods are likely to cause wind and bloating?

The foods like beans, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and asparagus can cause wind. Some people can also have more wind due to food like onions, pears, artichokes, and fizzy drinks sweetened with the sugar fructose.

Some starches, such as pasta and potatoes, can give some people wind, and some fibre-rich foods (such as oat bran, beans and many fruits) cause wind because they're normally broken down in the large intestine. One exception is wheat bran, which passes through your system without getting broken down.

Please avoid oily, fatty or fried foods. They don't cause wind, but they can make you feel more bloated because they slow down digestion.


Some pointers to relief this?
• Don't eat big, heavy meals. Eat several small meals throughout the day.

• Take your time eating, don't gulp your food (and air) down, and chew thoroughly; this will help your body to digest your food.

• Reduce your intake of foods that tend to make digestive symptoms worse. Common culprits include certain vegetables, such as beans and broccoli (see above) but don't cut out vegetables altogether as they are an important part of a healthy diet.

• Sit up while you're eating or drinking, even if it's just a small snack, so that your stomach is not squashed up while you digest your food.

• Avoid products containing Sorbitol (certain chewing gums and slimming foods) as the slow absorption of this sweetener can contribute to bloating, wind and diarrhoea.

• Exercise - even a brisk walk can help your sluggish digestive tract.

• Don't smoke

• Avoid fizzy drinks, beer and coffee.

• Wear loose, comfortable clothing; avoid any tightness around your waist and tummy.

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How to recover from Diabetes?

The main cause of Diabetes is the lack of vitamin B6 in our body. Because of this, the breaking-down of some of the amino acid in our body cannot be completed. Since Vitamin B6 is easily destroy by heat while we cook the food, it is very difficult to meet our daily needs without taking supplement.

With the lack of B6, the amino acid will turn into another type of substance. which will affect the function of pancreas.

At the beginning, the pancreas will produce a lot of insulin. As we know. Insulin main job is to control the blood glucose from the blood to the cell. So when there is too much Insulin, too much glucose will be used up too quickly and it will cause us to get hungry easily.

But as time pass, the ingredient used to produce the insulin will become deplete. As a result, the production of the insulin reduce causing the blood glucose to thicken. And as blood thicken, the blood flow slow down. As a result, a person suffers from Diabetes.

Diabetes itself is not dangerous, it is the problem that will arise because of diabetes which is dangerous. Such as High Blood pressure , or also known as hypertension, Kidney Stones, Kidney failure, etc.

Nutrition you require :-
1) Protein - 1 scoope, 2 times /day
2) B-complex - 3 tablets, 3times/day
3) Vitamin C - 3tablets, 3times/day
4) Calcium-Mag - 2tablets, 3 times/day
5) Lecithin-E - 4tablets, 1time/day
6) Garlic & Licorice- 2tablets, 2times/day
7) Salmon Omega3 -2tables. 2times/day

Related topic:
"How to recover from High Blood Pressure"



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What you need to know about Minerals?

Minerals are inorganic compounds. Nineteen out of thirty-six are essential for optimum health. The more common ones are listed below.
Calcium
Formation and maintenance of bones and teeth; promotion of muscular contraction & relaxation; blood clotting; transported from bones to promote nerve impulses; regulates normal heart beat; stimulates hormones; secretion activates enzyme reaction and helps in the absorption of Vitamin B12.

Sources: Dairy products besides butter: yogurt, cheese, milk, buttermilk, eggs, salmon, sardines, dried peas & beans, dark leafy greens besides spinach, bok choy, and kai lan.

Deficiency: For children - stunted growth & weak brittle bones in adults- cavities & increased risk of osteoporosis
Copper
Manufactures red blood cells, bones, & collagen; stimulates immune system; promotes healing, absorption of iron; metabolism of fatty acids and the formation of RNA.

Sources: Wheat, cereals, peanuts, nuts, legumes, potatoes, yeast, oysters, shellfish, liver, cocoa, & black pepper.

Deficiency: Rare, however, symptoms may include anemia, nervous disorders, infertility, and Menke's Disease (kinky hair syndrome).
Iron
Stored in hemoglobin (red blood cells); carries oxygen to body cells, and carries carbon dioxide out to be exhaled; crucial to proper muscle function, enzyme and protein makeup and energy metabolism. Two types of Iron: * Heme Iron - easily absorbable, found in meats. * Nonheme Iron - in vegetables, not as easily absorbed. Iron is dependent on Vitamin C to be absorbed.

Sources: Liver, lean meats, poultry, oysters, tuna, salmon, molasses, dried beans and prunes, broccoli, beets, spinach, eggs, legumes, almonds, raisins and apricots.

Deficiency: In children: ADD, restlessness, disruptiveness, and lack of concentration. In adults - anemia, fatigue, weakness, headaches & apathy.
Magnesium
Essential for the upkeep of teeth, bones, muscle and soft tissues; the production and transport of energy, carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism; contraction & relaxation of muscles.

Sources: Green vegetables especially dark leafy green vegetables, avocados, dried apricots, bananas, molasses, chocolate, soy products such as soy flour or tofu, whole grains, legumes, peanut butter, nuts and seeds.

Deficiency: Rare
Phosphorus
Formation of bones & teeth, cells, enzymes; essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats & proteins, kidney function, heartbeat regulation, nerve conduction, and muscle contraction; promotes growth and maintenance of cells & tissues; moves fat through the blood; moves nutrients in and out of cells.

Sources: High protein foods such as meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, legumes & whole grains.

Deficiency: Rare. May show like Rickets symptoms.
Potassium
Maintains fluid balance in the body, along with sodium. Promotes carbohydrate and protein metabolism, nerve stimulation, muscle contraction, and reduced hypertension.

Sources: Bananas, cantaloupes, grapefruit, tomato and orange juice, honeydew, melons, prunes, potatoes, molasses, dairy products, fish, meat, and poultry.

Deficiency: Drowsiness, anxiousness, nausea, weakness, and irregular heartbeat.
Sulfur
Not considered an essential mineral. Helps to stabilize protein molecules in the body, especially hair, nails and skin molecules.
Zinc
Essential to the synthesis of DNA and RNA, promotes protein, insulin and sperm production; aids in carbohydrate, fat, protein and alcohol metabolism; rids body of carbon dioxide, promotes healing, growth; maintenance of body tissues; promotion of senses such as smell and taste.

Sources: High protein foods such as beef, pork, lamb as well as poultry (especially dark meat), shellfish, legumes, whole grains, peanuts, and peanut butter.

Deficiency: Slow growth, loss of appetite, slow healing, hair loss as well as loss of taste and smell and also difficulty adapting to night vision.

What you need to know about Vitamins?

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is necessary for normal eyesight, body tissues, growth and bone formation, and resistance to infection.

Sources:
  • Liver, fish liver oils, eggs;
  • Orange vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin;
  • Dark-green leafy vegetables, like spinach, kai lan, kangkong, di wang chai;
  • Orange fruits like mango, cantaloupe, papaya, persimmon
  • Tomatoes, green beans
Signs of Deficiency: Poor night vision or night blindness, loss of appetite, increased susceptibility to infection, and changes in the skin and teeth.
Vitamin B-1
Vitamin B-1 (thiamin) is vital for the normal functioning of all body cells, especially nerves. It also helps the body break down carbohydrates, protein, and fat for energy.

Sources: Oysters, green peas, brewer's yeast, organ meats, lean cuts of pork, dried beans and peas, oranges, wheat germ, breads and cereals whole grain, peanuts and peanut butter.

Signs of Deficiency: Fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, gastrointestinal upsets, nausea and weakness. Signs of a severe deficiency include mental confusion, muscular weakness, paralysis of the extremities, heart problems and loss of reflexes.
Vitamin B-2
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) is necessary for the normal release of energy from carbohydrate, protein and fat in food. It's also important for normal growth and development, the production and regulation of certain hormones, and the formation of red blood cells.

Sources: Dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, enriched and fortified grains, cereals and bakery products, and green vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus and spinach.

Signs of Deficiency: Soreness of the mouth, lips and tongue, burning and itching of the eyes, loss of vision, sensitivity to light. As the deficiency progresses, the inside of the mouth, and the eyes and skin become inflamed, and depression and/or hysteria develop.
Vitamin B-3
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) is essential for the release of energy from carbohydrates. It aids in the breakdown of protein and fats, in the synthesis of fats and certain hormones, and in the formation of red blood cells.

Sources: Meat, poultry, fish, enriched cereals and grains, and nuts. Although milk and eggs contain very little niacin, they provide tryptophan, which is converted into niacin by the body.

Signs of Deficiency: Weakness, loss of appetite, indigestion, skin inflammation, and lethargy. A severe deficiency results in the disease pellagra, which causes scaly skin, swollen tongue, tremors and damage to the central nervous system.
Vitamin B-6
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) helps the body build and break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It plays a key role in the processing of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, and the nutrient aids in the formation and maintenance of the nervous system.

Sources: Chicken, fish, kidney, liver, pork, eggs, unmilled rice, soy beans, oats, whole-wheat products, peanuts and walnuts.

Signs of Deficiency: Depression, vomiting, increased susceptibility to disease and infection, skin and nerve inflammation, anemia, nausea and lethargy.
Vitamin B-12
Vitamin B-12 is necessary for normal processing of carbohydrate, protein and fat, for the normal production of certain amino acids and fats, and to maintain the nervous system.

Sources: Meat, poultry, fish, milk, dairy products and eggs.

Signs of Deficiency: Anemia and neurological problems.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is necessary for the formation of collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, cartilage, muscles and blood vessels, and contributes to the proper maintenance of capillaries, bones and teeth. Vitamin C promotes the healing of wounds, bone fractures, bruises, hemorrhages and bleeding gums.

Sources:
  • Citrus fruits and juices like oranges, papaya, honeydew, guava, pomelo
  • Broccoli, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, snow peas, cauliflower
  • Leafy greens such spinach, kai lan, chye sim, bok choy
Signs of Deficiency: An increased tendency to get black-and-blue marks, bleeding gums, nose bleeds and wounds that heal slower than normal. Other signs include damage to blood vessels, swollen, tender joints and aching bones, general weakness, loss of appetite and dry, scaly skin. The disease known as scurvy results from a severe vitamin C deficiency. Scurvy is characterized by anemia, tooth loss and bleeding under the skin.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth by regulating the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus. It also aids in the maintenance of a healthy nerve and muscle system.

Sources: Sunlight, fortified milk and margarine, eggs and butter.

Signs of Deficiency: A prolonged lack of this nutrient results in changes in the bones of children and adults.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E protects fats and vitamin A in the body from destruction by destructive oxygen fragments. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E stabilizes cell membranes and protects tissues that are found throughout the body.

Sources: Vegetable oils such as soyabean oil, corn oil

Signs of Deficiency: Anemia in infants and nerve damage in adults.
Vitamin K
The main function of Vitamin K is to regulate blood clotting.

Sources: Sunlight, fortified milk and margarine, eggs and butter.

Signs of Deficiency: Vitamin K deficiency is very rare. But certain conditions or medications that affect vitamin K absorption may lead to abnormal blood clotting.
Biotin
Biotin is used by the body to manufacture and break down fats, amino acids, and carbohydrates.

Sources: Liver, egg yolk, soy flour, cereals and yeast.

Signs of Deficiency: Skin inflammation, depression, conjunctivitis, hair loss, elevated blood levels of cholesterol, anemia, loss of appetite, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet, nausea, lethargy, muscle pain, and enlargement of the liver.
Choline
Directly related to B complex vitamins, choline promotes metabolism, maintains the nervous system, protects the liver from excess fatty deposits, attributed to retaining long and short term memory as well as coordination, it also has the ability to dissolve fats. Choline is found in all living cells and can be manufactured in the body with the help of Vitamin B12, folate, and methionine.

Sources: egg yolks, kidney, liver, whole grains, fish and legumes.

Signs of Deficiency: Choline is widely distributed in foods and therefore there is little known about deficiencies. It can be toxic, however, in large amounts and symptoms include: headaches, digestive problems, anorexia, neck & shoulder tightness, sweating, increased fatty deposits in the liver and in the long term it can cause nerve and cardiovascular problems.
Folate
Folate (Folacin, Folic Acid) is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of all cells. Its main function is to maintain the cells' genetic code.

Sources: Folate is found in many foods, but as much as fifty percent of it is destroyed during cooking, food processing and storage. Especially rich sources include liver, yeast, leafy green vegetables and legumes.

Signs of Deficiency: Anemia, poor growth, digestive disorders, malnutrition, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, irritability, sore tongue, headaches, heart palpitations and behavioral disorders.
Pantothenic Acid
Pantothenic Acid is a B-complex vitamin required for the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates, and protein for energy. It also functions in the production of fats, cholesterol, bile, vitamin D, red blood cells, and some hormones and neurotransmitters.

Sources: Pantothenic Acid is found in many foods, but it is most abundant in meat, poultry, fish, whole grain cereals and legumes.

Signs of Deficiency: Fatigue, heart and digestive problems, respiratory infections, skin inflammation and lack of coordination may develop under severe conditions.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Why Drink Coconut Water?

Flesh Coconut Water is naturally Low in Carbs, 99% Fat Free, Low in Sugar

Coconut Water contains organic compounds possessing healthy growth-promoting
properties that have been known to help :

  • Keep the body cool and at the proper temperature
  • Orally re-hydrate your body; it is an all-natural isotonic beverage
  • Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • Naturally replenish your body's fluids after exercising
  • Raise your metabolism
  • Promote weight-loss
  • Boost your immune system
  • Detoxify and fight viruses
  • Cleanse your digestive tract
  • Control diabetes
  • Aid your body in fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS
  • Balance your PH and reduce risk of cancer
  • Treat kidney and urethral stones
  • Boost poor circulation

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