Research shows that chemical sugar substitutes like aspartame may have adverse effects on health like gene damage, increased cancer risk and birth defects. Opt for a natural substitute like stevia that is made from the leaves of stevia plant. Stevia extracts are a low fat, low carbohydrate, all natural alternative to sugar and are extremely helpful for diabetics and the weight conscious.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world with children and women being the most prone to it. To avoid this, include iron rich foods in your diet like red meat, beans, lentils, dried fruit, grains, beet root, spinach, soya products, asparagus, thyme and cumin.
Stress can make you prone to physical and psychological health problems. Eat foods that boost the supply of serotonin, a feel good chemical. Complex carbohydrates like whole grain cereals, breads, pastas and oatmeal all help to stabilize blood sugar levels and provide a steady supply of serotonin.
To treat an acute migraine, drink a full glass of water – dehydration can trigger headaches. Even if you need to take a medication for the pain, try wrapping your head with an Ace bandage so that it covers your eyes, then lie down and breathe deeply. This often helps the pain pass more quickly.