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Foods You Need Avoid That Can Cause Catarrh

Have you ever noticed how people get catarrh after eating a meal or after being exposed to dust?  Surprisingly, this condition often keep people wondering why they keep having catarrh.

If you have such condition, here are certain foods to stay aware from so as to avoid having  recurrent Catarrh.

Wheat Products

Do you know that when you consume a lot of  pastries like Pasta, biscuits, cakes and many breakfast cereals that comes with milk, these are made from wheat product which can cause an excessive build-up of thick phlegm of the body.

Tip: Try avoid these foods for some period to see if your catarrh relieves you or totally disappears. This will help you pinpoint which foods or groups of foods that cause your recurring catarrh. Instead of just using catarrh drugs every time, this could help find a lasting solution.

Cold Water/Iced Foods

Cold drinks and some iced foods such as iced creams, cold beverage drinks and beers, etc., can cause this irritations. So if you are someone that takes cold water every day or like going out taking very chilled drinks with friends, it could be the source of your catarrh. You may want to try and be observant yourself to confirm this claim.

Milk  Products (Dairy)

Dairy products are known for their mucous-forming ability. They cause the formation of mucous in some people. So all you need to do is to be observant any time you consume this food and try reduce the quantity you consume.

 

Major Difference Between Full Cream Milk And Skimmed Milk

Do you know consumption of milk and dairy products is associated with numerous health benefits?  When many of us go to the market or grocery stores to buy our Milk, we buy based on the brands that we like and do not take nutrition into consideration most times. For example, before I got married, I can take any kind of milk. But once married, I’m restricted to just one brand of milk  that favours my husbands body system.

Many of us have the impression that milk is milk and do not know that different manufacturers pack different types of milk for sale. Maybe if we understand that the different milks are not the same in composition and hence have different effect on our health, you would consider looking at that milk container when next you hit the grocery store.

Just recently, my husband took special interest in taking skimmed milk because it contains low fat and he has been on it for a long while now. On the other hand, I’m still stocked to my usual full cream milk with better taste any time.

So wondering aloud whether I was missing out in any nutritional benefits from skimmed milk, I had to do some findings which I thought I should share the major difference between skimmed milk and full cream milk.

Also see  health benefits of Milk

Major Difference Between Skimmed Milk & Cream Milk

The full cream milk, also known as whole milk is the milk in the form we get them from animals while skimmed milk is whole milk from dairy cows that has had most of or all of its fat removed. So, if you are looking to burn down fat, you may not want to add to it by consuming more of whole milk.

Saturated Fat Contained In Skimmed Milk and Cream Milk

A typical full cream milk would normally contain around 5 grammes of saturated fat per one-cup serving. This is 20 percent of the daily limit. Now consider that you may also eat other fatty foods such as cheese, butter, coconut oil and other foods rich in saturated fat in a single day. This makes it easy for you to overshoot 25 grams per day.

Vitamin Composition of the Two Milks

Some people prefer to take skimmed milk because it does not contain fat but what they don’t know is that, unlike full cream milk which contains both water soluble and fat soluble vitamins, skimmed milk lacks the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). This is because the Vitamins have been skimmed alongside with the fat during the production process. It’s simple, they are only soluble in fat, so they are dissolved in the fat. What happens when the fat is removed? The vitamins are removed too.

Actually in the end, the choice is yours to make whether you go for full cream or skimmed milk. But to help you make the right choice, pick up both milk to compare the nutritional benefits from the pack before buying.

Can Daily Milk Consumption Affect Me?

So my mother In-law came visiting a week ago after a long while we saw last and she stayed for some days. Naturally, as you get older, its understandably to select the kind of foods you eat. While I prepare her meal differently to her standard, I also prepared my family meal to my own taste.

So having observed some kind of foods we eat she said “I know you both are still young and healthy and enjoy eating such meals, but could you try to reduce it to reasonable minimum”?

One out of the four  meals she mention happen to be “Milk” I smiled knowing fully well who the message was meant for. And after she travelled back there was a rapid change of milk consumption in my home after hubby weighed the advantages and disadvantages.

Although as individuals, we need milk to get stronger bones, calcium and other nutrients. But consuming too much milk can pose a danger to our future health?

Drinking of milk on a regular basis if not controlled could lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even several health issues. That is why most dietician recommend taking low-fat milk as an alternative.

Health Benefits of Milk

Do you know consumption of milk and dairy products is associated with
numerous health benefits such as;

Bone health

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy from early childhood and throughout life can help to make the bones strong and protect them against diseases like osteoporosis (a debilitating, brittle bone disorder) in later life.

Milk and dairy products are providers of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein which are all essential for healthy bone growth and development.

Teeth

The amounts of calcium and phosphorous in milk and dairy products are also beneficial for the development and maintenance of healthy teeth.
The most abundant protein in milk is casein and is protective as it forms a thin film on the enamel surface which prevents loss of calcium and phosphate from the enamel when the teeth are exposed to acids in the mouth. Studies have suggested that milk also reduces the effects of
cariogenic foods on teeth when consumed together with
them in the diet.
In fact, dentists recommend that milk is the only safe drink to have between meals (except for water) as it has been shown not to cause tooth decay even in conditions perfect for damaging teeth!

Milk and blood pressure

An increasing number of studies suggest that consuming 3 portions of dairy each day, along with 5 portions of fruit and vegetables as part of a low salt diet can reduce high blood pressure in both adults and children.
Although the exact mechanisms involved are not clear, it is
thought that the calcium, potassium, magnesium and
proteins within milk are all likely to be involved.

Cancer

There is considerable evidence to suggest that milk has a
protective effect on risk of breast cancer with increased intakes.
A recent study of 45,000 men reported that men who drank 1.5 glasses of milk per day or more, had 35% lower risk of the disease than those who had a low milk intake of less than 2 glasses per week.

Additionally a study of over 40,000 women found that those who drank milk as children and continued to do so as adults, had a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Calcium and a naturally occurring fat in dairy products known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) have been
suggested as protective components in colon cancer.

Hydration
In order to remain adequately hydrated, it is recommended
that we consume 6-8 cups of fluid each day. If we become dehydrated, it can result in poor concentration and memory function and leave you feeling irritable and unwell. Milk is an excellent choice of fluid as it not only re-hydrates the body, but provides a host of beneficial nutrients and protects the teeth at the same time! Re-hydration after exercise is particularly important to replace lost fluids.

So make it your aim to have at least a glass of milk a day. Good health!

Corn Flakes Cereal

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 Today, majority of the working class prefer to consume breakfast cereal as it is easy to prepare and requires considerably lesser time to consume. Breakfast cereals include oats, corn flakes and other similar products. 

But most people tend to miss this important meal of the day due to lack of time. This cereal comes in different colors.

Personally my family love the Cornflakes fiber as it comes with some healthy diced dry fruits like banana,peanut and cake fruit.

Below are the health benefits of this yummy cereal. 

Health Benefits 

  • Corn flakes consumed with a bowl of milk, nuts and fruits are considered to be one of the most healthiest and nutritious breakfast cereals. Some of the most important health benefits of consuming this breakfast cereal include the following.
  • Low sugar and calorie: It is considered to be nutritionally beneficial as it includes low sugar content and less calories. As it contains fewer calories, it is also low in fat content. This breakfast cereal is considered to be the best meal compared to the other types of meals consumed for breakfast which are rich in sugar and fat content.
  • Rich in iron and vitamins: Corn flakes is known to be rich in iron and vitamin content. It is a rich source of vitamin A, B, C, D and E. Most of these products also include nuts such as almonds. There are products which include honey, raisins and so forth.
  • Flavors: In the earlier days, this unique cereal was available in one flavor. Today it is available in a huge variety of flavors including strawberry, mango, chocolate, banana, mango and so forth.
  • Milled products: Recent studies have revealed that milled corn products contain a substantial amount of antioxidants such as carotenoids. Carotenoid is a pigment that is found in vegetable such as carrots, spinach, tomatoes and sweet potatoes. The pigment helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
  • Light and digestible: This ready-to-eat breakfast cereal is easy to digest and quite light. Most of the people prefer to consume it as it is available in a range of flavors enriched with all essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Nutritional Value: Daily consumption of this breakfast cereal increases the intake of iron. It also includes only 2gms of sugar so it is considered to be a healthy breakfast cereal by most of the people as it prevents obesity and other health related issues.

So, ensure you make this delicious cereal your morning breakfast.