Your diet’s improved, you exercise regularly and have learned that what you eat has a connection to your overall health. But did you know that there are particular foods that weaken your immunity?
Just like all other allergens, reactions to food allergies can range from mild to life threatening. Reactions include rash; nausea; stomach pain; swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat; shortness of breath, and loss of consciousness. Living with food allergies does not have to be burdensome; it just takes a bit of planning. Changes to diet and lifestyle are certainly necessary and will get easier with time and forming of habits. Below are some tips for living with food allergies.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 15-year-old daughter, who is overweight, wants to lose weight badly. She has recently lost about 20 pounds, but I'm becoming worried about how she's doing it. She often skips meals, and she exercises for several hours every day. I want to support her in her effort to lose weight, but should I intervene and encourage her to do it in a healthier way?
You may be getting tired of people toting their eating habits around like a badge of honor rather than an important dietary choice, but beneath the obnoxious exclamations, there are some real benefits of healthy vegetarianism. Simply ceasing to eat meat is not the only facet of a vegetarian lifestyle. Many people do not compensate for the lack of protein and other nutrients provided by meat and may suffer from illness if they do not balance their diets with foods rich in protein and certain vitamins or take supplements.
When it comes to oral health, what people eat and drink have a huge impact on their teeth. Acids and sugars are the worst enemies to dental health – bacteria in the mouth convert sugar into acid and erodes the tooth enamel, the protective layer on your teeth. The effect of enamel erosion is permanent and irreversible. Sugar and acid also change the pH balance in the mouth - prolonged exposure could ultimately lead to sensitivity, pain and cavity. Keep the following drink list and tips for healthy, white teeth in mind when choosing your drinks.
By checking your options, a few simple diet changes can help you lose weight as well and manage your diabetes or heart disease. Check out the list of seven healthy food alternatives to improve your overall health.
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