Health Tips – Lemon Water

Refreshing lemonI always drink my coffee in the morning, but then who doesn’t right? it turns out if you replace that with a lemon water drink in the morning it has better effects and benefits on your health.

From today onwards you will see me posting more health tips. Its just that i gained few pounds recently and i sure did not like that one bit so i started googling and looking up more healthy food and learning their benefits.

Below are some of the benefits that lemon water contain:

1Boosts immune system: Lemons are known to have vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2Balances pH: Drinking lemon water everyday will reduce body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3Helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.

4Aids digestion:  Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

5Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6Clears skin:  The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear and live as well. It can be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7Freshens breath: It can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel.

8Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt coughs. It’s helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

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Meow the Fat Cat Dies Due to Obesity موت القط مياو نتيجة الوزن الزائد

Meow, a cat that got international attention for weighing 39 pounds, has died from apparent complications of his morbid obesity.

The orange and white tabby named Meow, who was between 2 and 5 years old, was taken to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society last month after his 87-year-old owner could no longer take care of him.

I feel sorry for the poor thing, i still cant believe how a cat can eat so much and just not get enough to reach the weight of 39 pounds. RIP big kitty, you made a name for yourself only in few weeks, your fellow cats will be proud. 🙂

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Nutrition Facts: Read or Ignore Them? – Review

When stopping by a supermarket, most of us grab what we need and leave without paying much attention to nutrition facts that are labeled on goodies, obviously everything is running too fast and everyone seems to be in a rush these days.

As a matter of fact, those nutrition facts are essential for those who are undergoing a diet or want to have some sort of healthier eating habits and stay fit.

Why do we need to read the nutrition facts labels?
Because..
– We need to count calories and grams of fat we will consume.. (Dieting)
– Both over-weighted and under-weighted people would benefit from them
– We want to stay healthy and maintain a good shape
– We want to be aware of what we’re putting into our systems
– Doctors may restrict us from certain components so we have to avoid foods containing large amounts of fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, etc..

Why do we skip reading the nutrition facts labels?
Because..
– Nutrition facts are labeled on the back, side or bottom of food packages. Yes.. Anywhere possible except the eye-catching front area!
– We have no time to read
– They are too difficult to be comprehended in a single look and only geeks would understand them.. (with all respect to geeks :D)
– Actually, reading them is like reading the instruction manuals that nobody reads
– We are a lazy nation :$

Would you read or ignore those labels? Have a nice healthy life!