Dherbs - Herbal Supplements, Herbal Remedies, Natural Healing Remedies, Full Body Detox » Diet & Nutrition https://www.dherbs.com Buy herbal supplements, natural remedies, and herbal remedies from Dherbs, the #1 alternative medicine product store. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:45:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Best Foods To Naturally Boost Your Mood https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-foods-to-naturally-boost-your-mood/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-foods-to-naturally-boost-your-mood/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:40:47 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83136 Eating a healthy diet can help control your waistline, but it also helps you naturally fight off depression and keeps you happy!

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The body responds accordingly to the food you feed it. You may find joy from indulging in a chocolate bar or eating some French fries, but these foods offer brief happiness. The food industry has learned to entice us to experience happiness by eating the worst ingredients, nutritionally speaking. These foods typically cause bloating, fatigue, poor digestion, or make us feel bad about ourselves.

 

If you think that your mood has nothing to do with your overall health, you are mistaken. Feeling down in the dumps, stressed, or depressed can inhibit weight loss, disrupt the digestive process, induce headaches, and compromise the immune system. There are foods, however, that work to naturally improve one’s mood.

 

That’s right, people! What you eat can influence the way you feel. It can take time to learn which foods provide you sustained happiness and which foods only bring joy for a moment. Hint: the foods that provide short-lived happiness are not good for you. You need foods that provide long-term nutrition for the brain.

 

There is no singular superfood that will make you happy. You have to look at your diet as a whole to have a powerful effect on cognition and overall mood. Focus on foods that contain brain-healthy nutrients. When you have a craving for something unhealthy, try to opt for some of the following mood-boosting foods instead.

 

Raw Nuts:

While you shouldn’t go nuts on nuts, these bite-sized snacks are replete with mood-boosting properties. Walnuts and cashews are full of serotonin, which is a feel-good chemical that is not readily available when you’re feeling down. Try to limit yourself to no more than a handful in one sitting. Remember: don’t eat the roasted, seasoned varieties, and try to avoid peanuts because they are rough on the digestive system.

 

Leafy Greens:

Chard, kale, spinach, and other leafy greens contain high levels of magnesium. Most Americans are magnesium deficient, and this has been linked to the development of anxiety or depression. Magnesium has a positive impact on serotonin and helps to boost your mood. For additional magnesium sources, click here.

 

Strawberries:

Who can argue with the delicious taste of strawberries? These berries are rich in manganese and vitamins A & C, all of which help to inhibit brain degeneration. Additionally, these nutrients help to increase the production of the happy chemicals that the brain produces.

 

Fermented Foods:

More and more research is being conducted about the importance of intestinal gut flora. Additionally, research suggests that being deficient in healthy gut bacteria can influence your behavior and mood. Reports have concluded that people who consume fermented foods, which are rich in probiotics, have decreased stress levels and a more positive mental outlook, as opposed those who don’t consume probiotics. Try eating sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, and fermented vegetables.

 

Grapes:

Probably one of the easiest fruits to snack on, grapes are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids, which have been known to improve one’s mood. Some of you may be thinking that you can reap these benefits by consuming wine. No, no, no. Alcohol is a depressant, so keep your spirits lifted by eating fresh grapes.

 

Shiitake Mushrooms:

Shiitake mushrooms offer more health benefits than the average button mushroom. These mushrooms contain vitamin B6, which helps you feel good and improve overall mood. While the B-vitamin complex family is integral for psychological and physical operations, vitamin B6 helps to naturally reduce stress and boost serotonin production.

 

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/6-foods-to-eat-for-a-mood-boost/2017/04/06/432820a0-188c-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ae8700888953

https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/depression-pictures/healthy-foods-boost-mood/#01

https://draxe.com/mood-boosting-foods/

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The Best Sugars To Use After Cleansing https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-sugars-to-use-after-cleansing/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-sugars-to-use-after-cleansing/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:45:51 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83073 After you finish the cleansing experience, you don't want to consume things that will negate your results. Try these natural sugars.

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The reason why many people try cleansing is so that they can flush toxins and residual waste from their bodies. When left in the system, these toxins can wreak havoc on the body in the long run. One of the worst toxins you can put in your body is sugar. Cleansing forces you to cut all of the bad sugary foods, like soda, alcohol, candies, and pastries, from your diet. All of these are detrimental to the body, and as such, are best avoided before, during, and especially after cleansing.

 

While reducing the consumption of sugar can help you drop pounds, improve your overall health, and even aid with healthier skin, not all sugars harm the body. There are some natural sugars that help provide not only a sweet taste, but also nutritional benefits for your body.

 

Organic, Raw, Unfiltered Honey: If you are fresh off the Full Body Cleanse, you may want to consider organic, raw, unfiltered honey, due to its high amount of antioxidants, and its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Don’t get regular honey in a plastic bear. You want the good stuff, so opt for the organic, raw unfiltered kind.

Stevia: This plant-based sweetener doesn’t trigger an insulin response, making it safe for diabetics. It is also non-caloric and doesn’t cause cavities.

Coconut Sugar: This can be a good alternative for those who consumed a lot of table sugar before cleansing. Organic coconut offers vitamins and minerals, but it has a very low impact on your blood sugar levels.

100% Pure Maple Syrup: When it comes to the aftermath of cleansing, choosing the natural stuff makes all the difference. This natural sweetener that comes from a maple tree has 10 times more calcium than honey, and it contains significant levels of manganese and zinc. Just make sure that you buy organic 100% pure maple syrup and avoid the heavily processed maple syrup varieties out there.

Monk Fruit: Like stevia, monk fruit is an all-natural, calorie-free sweetener. It is safe for diabetics, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, and it is rich in antioxidants. Beware, though, because monk fruit tends to be blended with added sugars that decrease its nutritional value.

 

Like any form of sugar, you don’t want to consume these natural sugars in excess. Remember, there are always natural sugars in fruits!

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Leaky Gut: What It Is And The Best Nutrients For It https://www.dherbs.com/articles/leaky-gut-what-it-is-and-the-best-nutrients-for-it/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/leaky-gut-what-it-is-and-the-best-nutrients-for-it/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:35:24 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83112 Making dietary changes can help naturally remedy leaky gut syndrome. Include these 5 nutrients in your diet to promote a healthy gut.

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Leaky gut is known as intestinal permeability, where there is an imbalance of bacteria within the digestive system. As of 2016, there is little evidence to support the hypothesis that leaky gut syndrome causes various diseases; however, there is sufficient evidence that a high degree of intestinal permeability can lead to bowel issues and disturbances within the gut that influence the overall functioning of the body.

 

Once these tight junctions in the intestinal lining get broken apart by things like toxins, microbes, and undigested food particles, they can escape from your intestines and travel throughout the body through your bloodstream. Your immune system marks these “foreign invaders” as pathogens and attacks them, resulting in digestive disturbances, or leaky gut.

 

What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?

There is evidence that refined sugars, processed foods, and additive food products increase intestinal permeability. A person’s diet plays a big role in having a leaky gut, so you may want to see a gastroenterologist who is also trained in nutrition if you experience symptoms of leaky gut. The main culprits are harmful foods, infections, and toxins. Gluten is the number one cause of leaky gut. Other inflammatory foods like dairy, refined sugar, and alcohol are common causes.

 

Regulating intestinal permeability is one of the basic functions of the cells that line the intestinal wall. In people with sensitive digestive systems, gluten can cause the gut cells to release zonulin, a protein that can break apart tight junctions in the intestinal lining. Other factors, such as infections, toxins, stress, and age, can also cause these tight junctions to break apart. Toxins come in the form of medications, like Motrin, Advil, steroids, antibiotics, and acid-reducing drugs, and environmental toxins like mercury, pesticides, and BPA from plastics.

 

How To Remedy Leaky Gut Via Diet:

Dietary approaches to mitigate leaky gut syndrome focus on the use of immunomodulatory nutrients and probiotics. Proper nutrition is the best natural remedy for gut conditions. Stress, which can influence gut health, can also be alleviated through diet and therefore help alleviate leaky gut.

 

The Best Foods To Eat:

Probiotics:

The species of probiotics that have demonstrated effectiveness towards the reduction of intestinal permeability are Escherichia coli Nissle 1917, Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, or the multispecies VSL#3, which contains eight different probiotics. Beneficial sources of probiotics include kombucha, kimchi, fermented vegetables, or sauerkraut.

 

Quercetin:

The best dietary sources of quercetin include apples, capers, onions, berries, and herbs like parsley, sage, and even green tea. Consuming foods that are rich in quercetin can help to naturally prevent gut inflammation and improve the gut’s overall ability to heal on its own. The cool thing about quercetin is that it does not affect inflammatory cells, which work to combat infectious agents like cancer cells.

 

Curcumin:

Derived from turmeric, curcumin works to prevent chronic inflammation by controlling the inflammatory pathways, which lead to digestive disturbances. Adding turmeric to your diet can also help decrease your risk of free radical damage, while preventing tissue injury in the digestive tract. In this way, turmeric is beneficial for those with leaky gut syndrome.

 

6-gingerol:

6-gingeral, which is the active component in ginger, is comparable to anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. Ginger is a digestive stimulant that promotes gastric flow and contains enzymes that aid in proper digestion. People with leaky gut syndrome typically have an unhealthy amount of bad gut bacteria, which results in inflammation. Additionally, the antibiotic properties in ginger help combat unhealthy strains of bacteria in people with leaky gut, so start adding ginger to your diet.

 

Zinc Glycinate:

Zinc glycinate is one of the most bioavailable forms of zin because the body can easily absorb and retain it. When you eat healthy sources of zinc, the zinc glycinate in the body helps to improve intestinal permeability, thereby helping those with leaky gut. Zinc is also beneficial for those with Crohn’s disease because it helps to support immune function while decreasing ulcerations in the gut. The best plant-based sources of zinc include pumpkin seeds, steel cut oats, ginger, raw cacao, and wheat germ.

 

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/leaky-gut-syndrome#2

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10908/9-signs-you-have-a-leaky-gut.html

https://drjockers.com/6-nutrients-heal-leaky-gut-syndrome/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3070119/

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Here’s The Scoop On National Ice Cream Day https://www.dherbs.com/articles/heres-the-scoop-on-national-ice-cream-day/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/heres-the-scoop-on-national-ice-cream-day/#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:45:30 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83083 How are you going to enjoy National Ice Cream Day? We have some of our favorite ice cream recipes that are delicious and easy-to-make.

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While July is National Ice Cream Month, the third Sunday in July is always National Ice Cream Day. You can thank President Ronald Reagan for that. This real-ish holiday can be observed in a variety of ways, but we find the best way is to make your own ice cream.

 

Americans buy the most amount of ice cream during June and July, primarily because of the hotter weather. According to a 2015 report, American manufacturers produced roughly 1.54 billion gallons of ice cream and frozen desserts. Nearly all of the U.S. ice cream/frozen dessert manufacturers have been in business for over 50 years, and the ice cream industry contributes about $39 billion to the American economy each year.

 

People in the Great Lakes region tend to buy the most ice cream. The average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream each year. That is too much ice cream, people. Dairy can wreak havoc on your bones and can induce adverse skin irritations. Maybe National Ice Cream Day should be a wake up call, as opposed to a celebration. You don’t have to consume dairy and sugar because you can make your own ice cream with better, non-toxic ingredients. Try some of our recipes below.

 

Raw Banana Chocolate Nice Cream:

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Bananas make a great base for homemade ice creams. The trick is to peel them and slice them before putting them in the freezer. Then you are ready to blend whenever you are craving a healthy dessert.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

3-Ingredient Lemon Ice Cream:

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The days are getting warmer and it’s nice to treat yourself to a tart, lemony ice cream. Because bananas are the base of this dessert, you get a creamy texture that is reminiscent of the real thing without the harmful effects of dairy!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Raw Avocado-Based Lime Ice Cream:

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Yes, avocados do make a great base for ice cream because they are creamy and don’t have the strongest flavor. You can play around with the measurements a little, depending on how you want your ice cream to taste.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

No-Churn Raw Pistachio Ice Cream:

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It’s important to treat yourself to a little sweetness while you are cleansing. This pistachio ice cream is the perfect way to do that. The dates offer a lovely, but not overpowering, sweetness and also help to give the ice cream its thickness.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/07/16/some-chill-history-sales-tax-facts-on-national-ice-cream-day/#2c4ddd8352a3

https://www.idfa.org/news-views/media-kits/ice-cream/ice-cream-sales-trends

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Americans Eat Too Much Of These 7 Sodium-Rich Foods https://www.dherbs.com/articles/americans-eat-too-much-of-these-7-sodium-rich-foods/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/americans-eat-too-much-of-these-7-sodium-rich-foods/#comments Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:40:19 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83090 The average American consumes double the amount of recommended daily intake of sodium each day. These foods have more salt than you think.

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Americans love salty foods. Whether the person is reaching for the table salt, snacking on popcorn and French fries, or opting for frozen dinners at the supermarket, the average American consumes more than 3,000mg of sodium daily. Consider that the body only needs about 500mg per day to function properly, and no more than 1,500mg per day is recommended.

 

The problem is that too much salt can wreak havoc on your body in more ways than one. Excess sodium causes your body to retain fluid, which will not only leave you feeling bloated, but can also lead to high blood pressure. This is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, and it accounts for two-thirds of all strokes and half of all heart disease cases.

 

While most people are able to recognize some of the more obvious sodium-rich foods, it is important to be on the lookout for the lesser-known ones and try to steer clear of them as much as possible.

 

#1: Deli Meats

The packaged meats you use to make sandwiches can be more dangerous than you think. Simply put, two slices of those thinly sliced deli meats, with which you fill your favorite sandwiches, have more sodium than a bag of pretzels (that is 450mg).

 

#2: Frozen Breaded Meals

Although they are convenient and might cost less, frozen meals like pizza or meatloaf dinners can contain up to 1,800mg of sodium, which is enough to put you over the daily limit in just one sitting.

 

#3: Flour Tortillas

We are including breads and rolls under this category, even though all grains are not the same. A normal six-inch flour tortilla can contain more than 200mg of sodium, and that is before including all the sodium-rich ingredients you add to burritos and tacos. Instead, try to go for plain corn tortillas, which contain only 11mg of sodium for the same size. Better yet, use lettuce leaves, which contain no sodium at all!

 

#4: Pickles

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one single dill pickle can contain between 500 and 1,100mg of sodium. That is close enough to the recommended sodium allowance for the entire day. If you enjoy pickles and don’t want the high salt content, try making our recipe by clicking here.

 

#5: Soy Sauce

There is no question that soy sauce is a very flavorful ingredient. Unfortunately, one tablespoon of soy sauce contains around 902mg of sodium. Now consider that the dishes you consume with this ingredient contain more than one tablespoon of it. You can opt for coconut aminos, which is a healthier cleanse-approved option.

 

#6: Canned Vegetables

Keep it as a rule of thumb that anything in a can could be a sodium bomb. That is because most companies use salt as a preservative. An average can of vegetables contain up to 1,300mg of sodium. Try to avoid canned vegetables and buy fresh vegetables instead.

 

#7: Buttermilk Pancakes

Although you may think that if you skip the bacon in the morning you’ll be good with your salt levels, you may not know that buttermilk pancakes are very high in sodium. A single pancake contains up to 600mg, but consider that the average person eats two or three in one sitting.

 

When it comes to reducing your sodium intake, try to opt for fresh, raw ingredients (fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds), so that you can prepare your own meals. If you are buying foods that aren’t raw, make sure to read the nutrition labels. Most importantly, try to avoid highly processed or canned foods.

 

Sources:

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20785388,00.html

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/guidelines_for_a_low_sodium_diet/

https://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health-pictures/10-sneaky-sodium-bombs.aspx#01

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Rice May Not Be As Good As You Think It Is https://www.dherbs.com/articles/rice-may-not-be-as-good-as-you-think-it-is/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/rice-may-not-be-as-good-as-you-think-it-is/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:40:06 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83067 While rice is a staple ingredient in many households, it is a lot worse for you than you think. And we are talking about brown rice as well!

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Rice has been around for centuries. From China and Indonesia, to Portugal and Holland, rice is the staple component of hundreds of different dishes around the world, and it comes in many different types, such as brown, white, jasmine, and basmati. Many of us consume rice on an almost daily basis. Before you ask for another serving of it, however, you may want to know what truly lies behind rice and its many forms, including its “healthier” option, brown rice.

 

The biggest problem that has been found with rice is that it contains arsenic. Arsenic is a toxic trace element that can be found naturally in two categories: the organic arsenic, which is mainly found in plant and animal tissues, and the more toxic inorganic arsenic, found in rocks and soil or dissolved in water, which can lead to various types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

 

Rice accumulates more arsenic than other food crops. In fact, it is the single biggest food source of inorganic arsenic, but what’s even worse is that brown rice, the rice that we have thought to be the healthier option, contains higher amounts of arsenic because it has not been stripped of the bran and husk. And when you realize that arsenic is also found in contaminated drinking water, you may want to start looking for other options.

 

If you still want to consume rice, opt for aromatic rice, such as basmati or jasmine since they have roughly one-third less inorganic arsenic than other brown rice. It is recommended to switch up the types of grains you consume, however. Alkaline grains are the best substitution for any rice variety. You can determine that a grain is alkaline because, unlike rice, it contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, causing the grain to bounce in boiling water. Below are some examples:

 

Wild Rice: May help to increase muscle mass, prevent cancer, aid in digestion, and improve heart function.

Amaranth: It is gluten-free, can help support bone health, lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and is a good source of nutrients for pregnant women.

Quinoa: Although this is technically not a grain, you should opt for quinoa because it is high in magnesium, protein, fiber, iron, potassium and various antioxidants.

Buckwheat: It provides highly digestible protein, can help prevent diabetes, and can lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

Kamut: It contains up to 40 percent more protein than wheat. It is rich in zinc, magnesium, and selenium.

Rye: It contains anti-inflammatory properties, it is low in calories, and high in fiber. It aids metabolism, and can help prevent gallstones.

 

Sources:

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a19983296/arsenic-in-rice/

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/the-trouble-with-rice/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/arsenic-in-rice#section3

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National Rainier Cherry Day 2018 https://www.dherbs.com/articles/national-rainier-cherry-day-2018/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/national-rainier-cherry-day-2018/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:45:34 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83061 Did you know that cherries can have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties? Get your hands on Rainier cherries while they're in season.

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If you have been to the grocery store recently, you may have noticed some beautiful golden cherries with a red blush; these are known as Rainier cherries. It is fitting that National Rainier Cherry Day lands in July because it is right in the middle of stone fruit season (plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines). July is also the peak harvest season for Rainier cherry growers in Washington State.

 

What Makes Rainier Cherries Different?

Harold Fogle, a researcher at Washington State University, crossbred Bing and Van cherry varieties in 1952 to create the Rainier cherry. The very sweet cherry is named after Mount Rainier in Washington, and growers began planting them upon approval for commercial production in 1960. They have since become extremely popular and are considered premium cherries, due to their superior taste.

 

Birds eat roughly one-third of the cherries every growing season. Growers typically put nets around the orchards or use windscreens to protect the cherries. Rainier cherries are also extremely susceptible to bruising, due to their delicate skin, which is why they are handpicked and are placed into small bags to minimize contact.

 

Let’s Take A Look At Why You Should Eat Cherries:

They Help Decrease Inflammation:

Cherries contain anthocyanins, which are typically found in purple or red fruits like blueberries or raspberries, but cherries have higher levels. Anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that work to decrease joint inflammation or ease stiffness associated with arthritis.

 

Sour Cherries Contain Vitamin A:

Cherries are rich in vitamin A, which gets converted into beta-carotene in the body. Vitamin A works to support healthy vision, keep the eyes lubricated, and help the immune system fight off bacteria and infection.

 

They Help Lower Blood Pressure:

Containing a healthy amount of quercetin, a flavonoid that helps to relax blood vessels, cherries can help lower blood pressure. Recent studies have shown that the addition of quercetin to one’s diet showed a reduction in blood pressure.

 

Get a large bag of Rainier cherries today and enjoy them for the rest of the season before they are gone!

 

Sources:

https://www.stemilt.com/stem-blog/national-rainier-cherry-day/

https://www.lifetimedaily.com/health-benefits-cherries/

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-rainier-cherry-day-july-11/

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5 Herbs That Work To Benefit Your Liver https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-herbs-that-work-to-benefit-your-liver/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-herbs-that-work-to-benefit-your-liver/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:50:10 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=82974 The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. In fact, your body depends on it, so use these herbs to keep it healthy.

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Simply put, the health of your entire body is dependent upon the health of your liver. That is because the liver is in charge of synthesizing vitamins, minerals, and sugars (for energy), cleansing and detoxifying the blood, and controlling cholesterol levels. If the liver does not function properly, there’s a great chance that there will be an imbalance in at least one area of your body.

 

That is why looking after the health of your liver is crucial. And while this requires maintaining a healthy diet, as well as exercising regularly, there are certain herbs out there that can naturally provide an extra boost to your liver.

 

Dandelion:

This bitter herbs has healing properties that benefit a variety of health issues, including liver malfunction. Dandelion can help detoxify the liver while promoting an increase in bile production. In many countries, this herb is used as a liver tonic to stimulate a sluggish or congested liver. There is also some indication that dandelion may boost the production of natural “‘good” bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

 

Green Tea:

In traditional Chinese medicine, green tea has many uses, including the protection against liver disease. It contains antioxidants called catechins, which might help prevent hepatitis C, assist liver function, and protect the organ from the damaging effects of toxic substances such as alcohol.

 

Milk Thistle: 

This flowering herb is often used as a natural treatment for liver problems, including cirrhosis and hepatitis. The active ingredient in milk thistle, silymarin, acts as an antioxidant by reducing free radical production, and scientists believe it can have a detoxifying effect on the liver.

 

Chicory Root:

One of the most popular uses of chicory root, dating back to the Roman Empire, is liver purification. Not only can this herb help increase the production of bile, it also contains detoxifying properties, which can cleanse the liver. Furthermore, the dried root can be a healthy coffee substitute, as well as helping to reduce the acidifying effects of coffee in the liver.

 

Turmeric:

Consuming turmeric can help prevent high cholesterol levels in the blood and reduce the risk of fatty liver disease by regulating the enzymes responsible for cholesterol metabolism. Additionally, it can boost antioxidant defenses and help detoxify the liver.

 

Problems with certain organs in the human body can often dictate the quality of a person’s life; the liver is one of these organs. Make sure to not only try some of these herbs out, but also combine the use of them with a proper diet and regular exercise.

 

Sources:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/479085-is-dandelion-root-good-for-the-liver/

https://www.timetocleanse.com/5-great-herbs-healthy-liver/

https://www.redonline.co.uk/health-self/nutrition/a525258/herbal-tea-liver-health/

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Imitation Crab Meat May Be Worse Than You Realize https://www.dherbs.com/articles/imitation-crab-meat-may-be-worse-than-you-realize/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/imitation-crab-meat-may-be-worse-than-you-realize/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:25:53 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=82934 If you are after authenticity and nutrition, opt for real crab that comes straight from the ocean. It’s called imitation crab for a reason.

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The attraction to imitation crab is that it is more affordable than the real thing. People also like it because it is low in fat and calories, but there are many other, healthier options that are low in calories and fat. The reason we say this is because imitation crab, while mildly exotic to the Western palate and eye, is not crab at all.

 

What Is Imitation Crab?

The budget-friendliness and versatility has lead to the popularity of imitation crab in restaurants and grocery stores. Imitation crab does come from the sea, but this red and white “crab” stick is like the seafood version of a hot dog. The Japanese refer to it as surimi, which translates to ground meat. Surimi is a blend of different fish that have been ground into a paste. Manufacturers also add artificial flavors, sodium, MSG (occasionally), and starch, according to SF Gate.

 

Is Imitation Crab Good For You?

Just in case you were wondering, imitation crab is not gluten-free because the starch in it is made from whole wheat. It is also low in protein, vitamin B12, and selenium. Real crab, on the other hand, is more nutritionally diverse and contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Because of the harmful food additives in imitation crab, consuming it can occasionally lead to leaky gut syndrome, intestinal inflammation, diarrhea, bloating, or abdominal pain, especially if someone is gluten intolerant.

 

Because manufacturers occasionally put MSG in imitation crab, people can have adverse reactions after consumption. Many people, even though they may not realize it, have MSG intolerance. The signs of MSG intolerance can often be muscle tightness, weakness, numbness/tingling, or headaches after ingesting it.

 

We always encourage cutting out processed foods and processed ingredients from your diet. The body was not designed to process food additives, which are often detrimental to overall health. Consuming imitation crab can lead to blood sugar spikes, due to the high carbohydrate content. You also should know that imitation crab is easily replaced by whole food substitutes that are much healthier, including jackfruit, artichoke hearts, lion’s mane mushroom, or hearts of palm.

 

Sources:

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/imitation-crab-meat-healthy-2049.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/14/imitation-crab-meat-what-is-it_n_6464560.html

https://draxe.com/imitation-crab-meat/

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Mason jars salads are not only convenient, space-efficient ways to have prepped meals, but they are also super cool and trendy. The concept behind the mason jar salad is to place the entire contents of the salad (including the dressing) in the jar without having to worry about everything getting soggy or wilted. You can use large or small mason jars depending on the size of the salad you want to consume.

 

When it comes to cleansing, it is important to learn what flavors work together. Mangos and avocados taste good with arugula and cucumbers, while apples and raw almond butter are a match made in flavor heaven. We know that it can be difficult to leave old flavors and foods behind, but it is important to experiment with new foods to see what food possibilities are out there.

 

When it comes to meal prepping salads, it can be difficult because you usually have to pack the dressing in a separate container or bring it with you in a jar. This isn’t the case with mason jar salads because everything is ready to go in one jar. While we are only detailing one recipe in this article, you can use other salad recipes in the Full Body Cleanse Approved recipe section to diversify your flavors for the week. Not only that, this style of meal prep is something you’ll have with you for life after cleansing. Living a healthier life is all about knowing your flavor combinations and adopting methods and tricks that make it easy to live healthily.

Important Structure of Mason Jar Salads:

Yes, there is a specific order you need to follow in order to keep your salads as fresh as possible, especially if you are prepping them for the week. A little tip is to use a wide mouth mason jar to make your life easy. First off, the dressing always goes in first so that it can rest at the bottom. Then you can add ingredients like apples, radishes, celery, or nuts. Finally, the dry ingredients like greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, or carrots go on top.

Ingredients For 1 Mason Jar Salad:

For the Salad:

  • 3 c mixed greens, rinsed
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 radish, thinly sliced
  • ¼ c green apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c raw walnuts

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 c raw almond butter
  • 1/4 c freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 chili flakes
  • 1 liquid aminos
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 c water

Instructions:

  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Set aside.
  • After prepping everything for the salad, pour 2 tablespoons of the dressing in the bottom of a wide mouth 16oz. mason jar.
  • Working from the bottom up, layer the apples, radishes, celery, and then the walnuts. Pack the greens on top and seal the jar. This salad will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • When you are ready to eat, pour the salad into a bowl and mix it all up. If you want to shake it up in the jar, add one tablespoon of warm water to help loosen up the dressing. Enjoy!

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