Pineapples with their sweet, tart flavor makes the perfect snack. Also, they are especially good on hot summer days because of their cooling effect.
The idea that pineapples are also very healthy only makes them better. But, you probably have no idea how healthy they are, until now.
Did you know that adding a piece of pineapple to your water every morning, gives you a dose of good nutrients and does wonders for your health and body!
Health Benefits of Pineapple:
1. Balances Your Electrolytes
Pineapple contains potassium which helps in making your body a lot stronger. It also maintains the proper balance of electrolytes in your body, preventing injuries and cramps.
2. Cleanses Your Body
Pineapple flesh contains enzymes that helps combat toxins and parasites. Drinking a glass of pineapple water daily, can make your body healthy and clean.
3. Helps You Lose Weight
Pineapple contains fiber, which takes a long time to digest, thus causing a prolonged feeling of satiety. Drinking pineapple water in the morning prevents fat and sugar cravings. Thiamine helps in boosting your body’s metabolism by converting carbohydrates into energy.
4. Improves Your Eyesight
Pineapple contains vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is good for eyesight. Data which was published in the Archives of Ophthalmology stated that eating 3 or more servings of pineapple daily, may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), which is the main cause of vision loss in older adults.
5. Improves Your Oral Hygiene
Pineapple contains bromelin, which help in removing plaque and stains from your teeth. This makes your mouth happier and healthier.
6. Fights Inflammation
Bromelain is an enzyme which has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps your body get rid of toxins by fighting off inflammation, that impacts all the organs and tissues in the body. Regular consumption of pineapple can help in the treatment of mild forms of arthritis and sports injuries, by reducing inflammation and pain.
7. Regulates Your Thyroid
Iodine is also found in pineapple, which is effective at treating certain autoimmune disorders. This makes it effective for reducing thyroiditis symptoms.
For coffee lovers, giving up coffee can be hard. There is something so incredibly special about ordering and sipping a foamy latte from your favourite cafe.
Also, the incredible productivity a midday coffee break can offer. But, the truth is sometimes we all could use a mindful break from coffee.
But you need not worry! Giving up caffeine for a while, does not mean you have to give up on lattes.
You can try the pink latte. Pink? Yes, it is a caffeine-free, morning pick-me-up. Pink lattes were first made in the thriving wellness scene of Australia and have started shaking up the wellness scene in the U.S. as well. The pink latte is actually composed of beetroot juice.
Health Benefits of Beetroot
Beetroots are very healthy. Its vibrant red color is bursting with powerful antioxidants. Also, it is well known for reducing blood pressure, because of their high nitric oxide content.
Drinking just one cup of beetroot juice has been shown to help lower blood pressure by 10 mm Hg for 24 hours. Beetroot juice, relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow. Also, beets are considered to be a liver tonic, because they can support the liver in cleansing the body.
You can try making a Pink Beetroot Latte, with the below basic recipe:
Beetroot Latte Recipe
1 to 2 tsps Beetroot powder or you can juice 1-2 small beets
1 Tbsp Raw honey (optional)
1 cup warm Unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/2 tsp Cinnamon or Ginger
1. Combine beetroot juice or powder, cinnamon and honey.
2. Gently stir in warm milk in small amounts.
3. Drink and enjoy your way to better health!
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New report have stated that frequent sauna bathing may lower the risks of cardiac death, among men.
A recent report in JAMA Internal Medicine makes this pastime even more appealing; spending regular time in a sauna may help keep your heart healthy and extend your life.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland studied 2,300 middle-aged men for an average span of 20 years. They categorized the men into 3 groups, that is according to how often they used sauna each week. The men spent an average of at least 14 minutes per visit baking in 175° F heat.
Over the course of the research, 49% of the men who went to a sauna once a week died, as compared with 38% of those who went for 2-3 times a week and just 31% of those who went 4-7 times a week. Frequent or regular visits to a sauna were also linked with lower death rates from stroke and cardiovascular disease.
The results does not come as a surprise to a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Thomas H. Lee. The cardiovascular effects of sauna have been documented in the past. Using sauna helps in lowering blood pressure, and there is reason to believe that its effects are good for blood vessels.
Earlier studies have shown that regular sauna bathing may be beneficial to individuals with risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. It is generally safe and beneficial for people with mild heart failure, but may not be so good for people with a recent heart attack and unstable angina.