Health Tip

Health Tip Edition 20


Reduce Gassiness:

  •  Too little fiber & fluids cause constipation & can lead to bloating.
  • Don't eat too fast & chew your food properly.
  • Chewing Gum, consuming too much alcohol, sugar, artificially sweetened foods & drinks can also lead to bloating.  Eat smaller meals more often.
  • Beans & leafy  vegetables increase abdomen gas.
  • Try peppermint tea, ginger & yoghurt for relief.



Green Workout:

  •  Allow your skin to breath by wearing cotton clothes
  • Burn calories not gasoline by walking  short distances instead of driving
  • Skip the energy drinks during your work out, eat fruit instead
  • Exercise at home rather than go to a gym, walking & cycling are good options.
  • Gardening, walking the dog, playing with the children are great health enhancers
  • Yoga, taichi, free hand exercises are natural body movements
  • A weekly massage is good for relaxing the body & the mind.


Stress Management

Overcoming Depression:

  • Depression is a prolonged state of sadness or hopelessness.
  • Emotional symptoms include loss of interest in life, & an overriding sense of guilt & worthlessness.
  • It also promotes thoughts of suicide.
  • Remedies include medication prescribed by the Doctor; therapies include light therapy, talk therapy  & pet therapy.
  • Other remedies include daily exercise; social & group interactions


Avoid Addictions

Benefits of Wine:

  • A glass of wine has many benefits when consumed correctly. These include.
  • Heart Health: A glass of taken 5 – 6 times a week reduces coronary heart disease by increasing the good blood cholesterol & reducing blood clotting.
  • Disease Prevention: Wine regulates diabetes, is protective against cancer, & keeps Alzheimer’s at bay.
  • Fever & Common Colds: The antioxidant contained in red wine keeps the common cold at bay in moderate drinkers.
  • Weight Loss: The Resveratrol in wine inhibits fat cell formation.
  • Mood Enhancer: A glass of wine can be relaxing & reduces stress. Wine significantly reduced depression In addition wine contains moderate levels of melatonin & is beneficial in inducing sound sleep.



Benefits of Anti-Oxidants:

  • Tomatoes, Water melon, Pomegranates, Raspberries, straw berries, beetroot, and red onion contain lycopene and anthocyanin.
  • These are powerful antioxidants and research has shown that they have numerous health benefits, including helping to reduce the risk of cancer, heart diseases and other chronic conditions. 
  • Anthocyanin helps control high blood pressure and protect against diabetes.

Apr 12, 2024