How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Five Crucial Diet Pointers To Stay Healthy And Sound

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One is essentially what one eats. So, watching out one’s diet is crucial as opting for the right foods can not only provide instant succour but go a long way in maintaining a healthy body. One is perennially faced with several nerve-wrecking situations, and gorging down on what one might consider as comfort food can in fact worsen the situation.

  • If feeling on nerve’s edge, jittery or excited, a good option would be to go in for a serving of barley based porridge, lentils, white beans, rye, wheat and green leafy salads. Green salads help generate vigour, vitality and give a sense of lightness and ease. Whole grain foods enrich our bodies with concentrated energy and aid as natural soothers. Sugar majorly causes surge in insulin levels causing a temporary sense of high that is transitory and hence best avoided.
  • Those undertaking long journeys and with tendencies of motion sickness should go in for foods that have an alkalising effect on the body. An upset stomach is the lead cause of motion sickness; hence steer clear from dairy produce as their acidic nature will only exacerbate matters. Juices of rooted vegetables like beetroot, carrot and fruit based are the best bet. Whole wheat or multigrain toast and apple are quite settling for the stomach. Salted chips or baked nibbles are usually high in sodium and have an unsettling effect on the stomach.
  • On many occasions one is sleep deprived, feeling uneasy and energy sapped during the morning. An excellent option would be to load up on stewed apples or pumpkin with honey or a bowl of brown rice and vegetables. A power packed drink comprising of vegetables like carrots, leafy greens or fruits with soya, hemp or multigrain milk will aid in energising the body after a gruelling night. It is best to opt for herbal tea instead of regular tea or coffee.
  • After an arduous day, a brown rice recipe involving sweating onions in olive oil followed by adding a measure of herbs of choice like thyme or basil, cooked brown rice, vegetable stock, soya sauce, chick peas, little bit of white miso, salt and simmer for fifteen minutes followed by blending them to a soupy consistency. A better bet than opting for takeout that can be whipped up in a jiffy.
  • Many women complain of menstrual discomfort, a way out to which lies in monitoring one’s diet two weeks prior to menstruation avoiding foods that cause spasms. Including whole grains, vegetables and proteins obtained from beans, fruits and reducing salt intake that causes distension. Gradual cooking methods using slow heat and pressure cooking is ideal.
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