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Constipation is a common ailment that commonly results from the diet and lifestyle. About 14% of people experience chronic constipation at some point with a higher rate of occurrence in women especially during pregnancy and postpartum and older individuals. There are certain foods which can help to improve the frequency of bowel movements. Causes and Symptoms Constipation can be because of several reasons such as dehydration, certain medications, illness or poor diet. People who are constipated might have the following symptoms hard, dry, or lumpy stools, pain, and discomfort during bowel movements, a feeling of being not able to empty the bowels fully, a loss of appetite due to a continual sense of fullness, and a slightly swollen belly. Foods that Can Ease Constipation Fortunately, there are certain foods that can help to ease constipation and keep you regular. 1. Prunes Prunes contain high amounts of fiber due to which…

Have you ever wondered why drinking warm lemon water would help you in losing weight? It is a very popular belief, that if you want to lose weight, drink warm lemon water with a pinch of honey first thing in the morning. A large number of people swear by drinking lemon water for weight loss every day. Is lemon water really good to lose weight? Let’s find out. Lemon water can keep you feel full, support hydration, boost metabolism and promote weight loss. When it comes to losing fat, lemon water is no better than regular water. But it could potentially help in weight loss and improve health since it can be used as a low-calorie replacement for higher calorie beverages. Key Ingredients and their Role Water:  Drinking water as soon as you get up in the morning help to boost your metabolic levels significantly, which will help to promote…

Weight loss cleanses and detox diets are rampantly used these days. Often, people conflate the two due to a marked unawareness of their differences. Before starting with either, it is important to know what to expect from each as both have different aims and different diet patterns. Sometimes, people use these terms interchangeably due to minute similarities between the two. Let us try to clear our misconceptions. What is a cleanse? As the name is pretty suggestive itself, a cleanse diet is a diet that is designed for the purpose of cleansing the digestive tract. Now there are several types of cleanses, like detox water cleanse or juice cleanse. This diet is rife with protein and fiber and is also low in carbohydrates and fats. Basically, cleanses are supposed to improve digestion, increase nutrient absorption and ensure the overall well-being. Constipation can also be treated with cleanses. What is a…

Diwali came and went, and we didn’t even realize the impact it had on your body. Besides the extra pounds that you put on during Diwali festivities, the body also finds it difficult to digest the festive diet that is loaded with fats, sugar, and carbohydrates. This is that time of the year when there is a lot of pressure on the system to digest complex foods such as these as they also lead to indigestion and heaviness. Going on a disturbing guilt trip after indulging in over-eating is pointless. There are some ways to detox your body post-Diwali and following those simple food and drink, options can be very helpful. 1. Kickstart Your Day With Lemon Water After Diwali is over, make sure to start your day with lemon water. Lemon is the best detoxifying agent that is present. It acts like a magic potion that aids not only…

The festive is all over the air now and so with it is the celebration. Undoubtedly any celebration is incomplete without variants of foods, and more specifically sweets. But is it okay to cheat your diet during the festive season! Probably not. But then it is also hard to resist the taste buds from taking a heart-filling bite, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. So, what should be done? Do not worry, as we are here to provide you with a complete guide of how to maintain your diet this festive season. We know for a fact that during the festive season we are bound to eat more, thus, gaining weight more rapidly. At times we either just stop bothering about it or we start to follow unhealthy ways of keeping the balance. For sure, these unhealthy ways are not the solution and so is not ignorance, so…

The extra few pounds that you find a hard time getting rid of can be shed by giving up alcohol. Nowadays, alcohol has become an integral part of our lives. The youth digs for the weekend to come after a long, exhausting week to have a glass of wine or two with friends. This has become a culture, making alcohol, more or less, a part of the diet as well. It is more like a feel-good drug and is consumed on mass levels. Alcohol has been found to have some benefits. For instance, red wine is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease. But the fact remains that alcohol plays a role in weight management. Skipping alcohol can give impressive results as far as weight loss is concerned. Following are the ways alcohol can put a stop on your weight loss plans 1. Alcohol Supplies more Calories than Proteins…

Extremely popular with the younger lot, detox diets are the new cool! But are they really beneficial or is it all hype? Even though no health benefits of detox diets have been proven scientifically, people these days prefer these over the regular diets. What happens is that a period of fasting is followed by a diet of fruits, raw vegetables, fruit juice, and water. This has to be followed very particularly for proper detoxification. Moreover, some detox diets also use herbs and supplements with colon purifying enemas in order to flush the toxins out of the intestines. A detox diet is best at removing highly processed foods that constitute of solid fats and sugar from the body. But this can also be done by simply avoiding the high-calorie foods for some days. Following a different diet altogether that does not really have additional benefits can also backfire. Some detox diets…

Do you have a range of jeans, pants, and dresses that are undoubtedly your best of the best but you just can’t wear them anymore because you have gained a few pounds! And they are standing still in your wardrobe waiting for you to try them all over again, teasing the world with your edgy curves! Then consider this as a knock on your door, for it is high time that you leave the comfort zone of your latitude and longitude to get in the dazzling shape you were ones in.If I ask you how important it is to exercise or get in shape, I am pretty sure to get some fabulous answers but then I am also convinced that those will be some hollow words of wisdom, for in this hectic life we put our body at stake. In the busy schedule of the routine, we tend to lose…

Karwa Chauth is a very significant day for married, Indian women. This festival identifies with the love and devotion of married women who fast without water and food, from sunrise to moonrise for the well-being and long life of their husband. Some husbands also observe the fast to keep the bond rejuvenated. And to enjoy this festival each year, it is important to eliminate the side-effects that might be caused because of the absence of food and water.While this festival involves a lot of grit, extreme faith, and love, but, for many women, it is not easy. It leads to significant fatigue and staying empty stomach through the day often causes issues like acidity, heartburn, dizziness, weakness, and bloating. Therefore, it is, very important to plan ahead and know what to eat before the Karwachauth fast as well as after it. The right foods go a long way in dealing…

Nocturnal munching is something that puts you off every time you do it, especially if you are on a weight loss regime and yet you fail to control it. You are not alone if you feel like devouring your refrigerator in the middle of a night and feel guilty immediately. Midnight sugar attack is the most common and most harmful at the same time. Sugar cravings reach their pinnacle during the night time, making you feel hungrier. It is also a time wherein when you start eating, you eat ravenously. If not stopped, this can have negative and unwanted effects on your body in the form of weight gain. Even if you can’t go to bed without giving in, choose the food wisely. Instead of the sweet or junk food that you crave, go for healthier substitutes that may not be as harmful during that time. These late-night cravings are…