Living with COVID-19

Lockdown and travel restrictions will soon end with the world living with COVID-19 in endemic mode. It is time to strengthen the immune system, even if you have been vaccinated. Consider adding medicinal mushrooms, spices, antioxidant-rich foods, probiotics and prebiotics to the diet. They can help reduce the chance of having more severe complications in any infections.

Making my own water kefir drinks

It is easy to make water kefir drink at home. The process is straightforward, and the cost is low, and its benefits can be experienced immediately. I will recommend it; everyone can do it at home.

Kefir – The fermenting wonder

Kefir beverages, either dairy or nondairy, are excellent natural sources of probiotics. They can be made conveniently at home and taste great. The health benefits of consuming kefir are numerous. It can improve gut health, protect against infection, prevent cancer, reduce allergy, promote healing, and lower blood sugar. Try it today if you have not.

Systemic lupus erythematosus – What to eat?

Lupus is a type of autoimmune disease, one in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Diet plays an important role in the prevention of Lupus flare-up. Check out what food to eat and what to avoid.

Plant-based food sources for vitamin B12

Vegans and vegetables must be conscious of their vitamin B12 levels. Make sure to include fortified breakfast cereals, fermented foods, mushrooms, seaweeds and algae in your diet. Also, eat organic if you can. All these foods can help to boost your vitamin B12 intake.

Six foods to boost nitric oxide

Rocket, spinach, beetroot, pomegranate, garlic and dark chocolate are six plant-based foods that can increase the body production of nitric oxide. They help to relax blood vessel, lower blood pressure and prevent not only cardiovascular diseases but also many chronic inflammatory conditions such as diabetes and cancer.

Kombucha and its potential health benefits

Kombucha is a health drink made from fermented black tea. Due to its high antioxidant and probiotics content, kombucha can be potentially beneficial for many health conditions, including diabetes mellitus, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, anaemia, liver dysfunction, neurodegenerative diseases, lung conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and cancer. Enjoy!

Baking soda and health – Friend or foe?

Baking soda is useful not only for baking but also for cleaning, deodorising, and disinfecting at home. It is also suitable for maintaining oral health. As a medication, it is to relieve upset stomach and heartburn. Bicarbonate therapy is the medical term for using baking soda to correct over-acidity in the body. The use of baking soda as a supplement for sport is gaining popularity. However, it is important not to overdose or misuse this useful and seemingly harmless substance.